August Alpha News Update

August 2016 Update

Helping Out in Louisiana

 Brothers, it is with a heavy heart that we find ourselves at another moment where Louisiana suffers another tragedy of major flooding. We appreciate the offers of support and ongoing concern for the brothers of Louisiana.There have been many reports of displaced brothers made to the southwestern region vice president, but thankfully no deaths. However, we will continue to maintain contact with the Louisiana district director, Brother Keith Dillon, as well as the Baton Rouge area director, Brother Alvin Cavalier to determine the type of response or outreach needed. At this time, there have been no requests made for supplies as they are still assessing the damage. Our general president has also made contact with the local brothers to offer support.

 Additionally, as this weather continues to make its way across this country into other regions, we will reach out to our regional vice presidents to decide whether our assistance is needed in a greater capacity. Please continue to be safe and remember that we are our brothers' keepers.


General Office Closed for Labor Day Weekend

Alpha's General Office will be closed for the Labor Day weekend on Friday, September 2nd. The General Office will reopen Tuesday, September 6th. Thank you for your understanding.

Alpha Elects a New Leader

"The brothers have spoken and these two candidates ran an exemplary campaign. Both Brother Ward and Brother Crutison have shown that they are men of integrity and sustenance while representing Alpha as general presidential candidates," General President Tillman said after the results were reported. "Now that we have counted the ballots, it's time for Alpha men to move forward...


Brother Brown Named Police Chief

Brother Gregory Brown, a captain with the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office (LCSO), has been selected as the new town of Leesburg chief of police, according to an announcement by Town Manager Kaj Dentler. Brown will begin his duties on October 3, 2016 after a swearing in ceremony expected for late September.

Currently commander of the LCSO's Eastern Loudoun Station, Brown has been with the...






Smart. Intelligent. Articulate. Talented. Gifted. Confident. These are just a few of the adjectives used to describe recent graduates and college-bound 2016 Nu Omicron Lambda Foundation scholarship recipients: Makayla Hawkes, a graduate of Matoaca High School, who will be attending North Carolyn A&T University; Andrea Johnson, a graduate of Prince George High School, who will be attending ...


Brothers at University of Houston Take Stand for #BlackLivesMatter

From there, a social media campaign in #RemoveRohini began, calling for her ouster from the SGA over the post. It picked up steam as a letter from the university’s Alpha Phi Alpha chapter published on July 13 championed her removal stating, “When SGA allows its members to spew out thoughts and ideas rooted in bigotry, this divides and alienates our diverse Tier 1 University.”...Read More

   Alpha South Leadership Institute Develops Area Youth

Henderson's Rho Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity sponsored 21 area youths as they participated in the 2016 Alpha South Leadership Institute at Savannah State University in Savannah, Georgia.

The purpose of Leadership Development Citizenship Education Institute is rooted in the mission of Alpha Phi Alpha to "develop leaders, promote brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities." For more than 38 years, the institute has served as an incubator for future scholars, accomplished professionals, and community leaders. More than 150 student essays were submitted as part of the application process.....Read More


Brother Pickard Joins WMU Board of Trustees

Brother Dr. William F. Pickard has over thirty years of experience as an entrepreneur. He is the CEO for the Regal Plastics Company, which manufactures the plastic parts for automotive companies, the owner/operator of several McDonald’s franchises, and the CEO of six other companies in the automotive industry....Read More


Remembering Brother Stuart Scott on His 51st Birthday

His unique style of blending hip hop with sports broadcasting changed the sports landscape forever.

Scott grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, although he was born in Chicago, Illinois. He lived in Chicago until he was 8 years old. In high school, Scott was captain of his football team, ran track, was student body vice president and was a part of the Key Club.

In 1987, Scott graduated from the University of North Carolina with a Bachelors of Arts degree in speech communication. Scott was also a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

Early in Scott’s career, he worked as a news reporter and sports anchors for...Read More



Brother Motley Enters Omega Chapter

Raymond Motley, [Gamma Phi '60] 80 years old, died July 5.

There are hundreds and hundreds of people who owe their stature in life to Motley, fellow educator Steve Hand commented earlier this week. At one point in their careers both Hand and Motley served at the St. Augustine Technical Center, now First Coast Technical College...Read More


Brother Gibson Enters Omega Chapter

Rev. Malachi Gibson [Gamma Psi '71], 65, husband of Sandra Scott Gibson of Charleston, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Palmetto Health Tuomey.

 Dr. Holmes was dedicated to service, leadership, and excellence. A recipient of numerous local, regional and national awards, he began his transformation of the Jacksonville landscape as the...
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