January 2015 Alpha News Update

Happy MLK Day 



Brother, we want to wish you and your family a very Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This day is a time for us to reflect on Brother King's contributions to the Civil Rights Movement as well as participating in service projects of our own. We commemorate the values he taught us by embarking upon service endeavors to honor his legacy.

In observation of this holiday, the General Office of Alpha Phi Alpha will be closed today, Monday, January 19. We will open again on Tuesday, January 20.

Paid Student Internships with the FBI

The FBI will host a paid cyber internship program set to begin the summer of 2015. The purpose of this program is to attract qualified candidates into the FBI who possess computer science and technical backgrounds to build a pipeline of talent for the FBI’s current and future cyber hiring needs. Students will be hired to...

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Roland Martin Pi Omicron Commencement Speech

Brother Roland Martin Gives South Carolina State University Commencement Speech

Renowned journalist Roland S. Martin [Pi Omicron, '89] will deliver the commencement address. Martin is the host and managing editor of TV One's NewsOne Now, the first daily morning news program in history to focus on news and analysis of politics, entertainment, sports and culture from an explicitly African-American perspective...

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Mu Pi Lambda Community Service

Mu Pi Lambda Mentors Youth through Beautillion Program

The Mu Pi Lambda chapter started the Beautilllion program in 1989. The program provides a personal development experience and event for black male high school students interested in college. The students must have a personal desire to get involved and be polished students who are not necessarily always in the limelight...

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Janard Pendleton to Give Keynote Talk for MLK Day Celebration 

“A Day of Celebration 2015: Fulfilling the Dream” featuring a dream center, drum ensemble, multimedia presentation, arts and crafts, student poetry and a keynote talk by Janard Pendleton [Alpha Omicron Lambda,'10], program manager for the Office of College and Career Readiness at the Pittsburgh Public Schools, will be included in a day-long series of events at Saint Vincent College on national Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 19…

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 Upsilon Lambda Oratorical Competition MLK

Upsilon Lambda Oratorical Competition

The Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.’s 7th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Competition will be held on January 31, 2015 (9:00 am–12:00 pm) at Westside High School. The first-place winner will be awarded a $3,000 academic scholarship to the college of his choice. The competition is open to male high school juniors and graduating seniors throughout the state of Florida.

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Jeremiah Ellis Generation Next

Brother Ellis Helps Close Achievement Gap

"After meeting with Generation Next staff, it was obvious to me that while everyone had a significant role in the program’s success, the role ofJeremiah Ellis [Gamma Xi Lambda,'08], director of outreach and partnerships, was most essential. As stated in a previous article (“Five big steps across the achievement gap,” MSR, Dec. 11, 2014), Victor Cedeño, director of networks and education policy for Generation Next...

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Darrell Brooks Bowie State Basketball

Brother Brooks gets his 100th Career Win 

The Bowie State University men’s basketball team earned a hard-fought 84-83 win over the defending CIAA champions of Livingstone College on Thursday evening. The win moves the Bulldogs to 9-4 (1-0 CIAA) on the season while the Blue Bears fall to 6-4 (0-1 CIAA) on the year in the setback. The BSU victory was also the 100th career win for head coachDarrell Brooks [Eta Zeta, '78]...

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Jimmy Huger Civil Rights

Brother Huger Celebrates 100th Birthday

Civil rights pioneer, Congressional Gold Medal recipient and local iconJimmy Huger [Alpha Zeta, '39] will be celebrating his centennial on January 3 at the Daytona International Speedway 500 Club and helping local students at the same time. The celebration, with about 500 guests, will also be a fundraiser for college scholarships in the name of Huger and his late wife...

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Alpha Phi Alpha member Darnell Earley Detroit

Brother Earley Named Emergency Manager of Detroit Public Schools

Gov. Synder named Darnell Earley [Iota Phi Lambda,'80] as the school district’s fourth consecutive emergency manager on Tuesday. At a press event announcing the appointment, both Earley and Synder emphasized the importance of broad school reforms to Detroit’s larger revival as it emerges from bankruptcy...

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Detrick Stanford Recreation and Park

Brother Stanford named 2014 GRPA Distinguished Profession of the Year

Clayton County Parks and Recreation Director Detrick Stanford [Nu Mu Lambda, '14] has been bestowed the highest honor of any professional member of the Georgia Recreation and Park Association.

He was awarded the 2014 Distinguished Professional Award during the 2014 GRPA Annual Conference and Trade Show...

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