July Alpha News Update

July 2016 Update

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...

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President Tillman Recognized Nationally as a Big Brother

Each year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America honors the top corporate partners and individual leaders who make significant contributions in order to help the organization serve children facing adversity through mentorship. During the 2016 Big Brothers Big Sisters of America National Conference Awards Gala presented by Comcast NBC Universal, BBBSA honored General President Tillman.

The Community Impact Award was presented to Mark S. Tillman, General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Under Tillman’s leadership, more than...

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Brothers Recognized at the AKA Boule

L-R Bro. Dr. Michael Lomax [Eta Lambda '11], CEO of United Negro College Fund, General President Tillman, and Bro. Tim King [Eta Lambda '10]CEO of Chicago's Urban Prep Academy, attended Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's boule.
 

THE CYCLE MUST BE BROKEN

The last few weeks have been difficult for our nation. The police killing of black and brown men and women has occurred far too often. Even since this statement was sent in response to Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota, there have been several police killings of citizens. We need a call to action....

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BROTHER REP. CHARLIE RANGEL SAYS GOODBYE

It was nearing ten o’clock on Saturday night, and hundreds of alumni of Alpha Phi Alpha, the nation’s oldest African-American fraternity, were gathered in black tie at Terrace on the Park, a gaudy 1960s-era banquet hall in Queens, for the annual Juneteenth Gala dinner.

Among the honorees was Charlie Rangel [Alpha Gamma Lambda '64], dressed in...

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Brother Jackson is Nominee for Georgia State House of Representatives

Derrick Jackson [Alpha Phi Lambda '01] is the nominee for Georgia's 64 legislative district. Brother Jackson won his primary with 53% of the vote. He goes into the General Election in November uncontested and says, "It will be a privilege and honor to represent the citizens of Georgia House District 64. My name is Derrick Jackson and after 22 years of serving in the...Read More

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How One Big Was Inspired By His Little (BBBSA)

A handful of the protesters were part of Alpha Phi Alpha, a black fraternity with a chapter at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Motorists honked their horns in support as nearly 20 people lined up on Water Street outside the Corpus Christi Police Department, some of whom held a banner reading "Black Lives Matter"....Read More

Brother Cromartie is Nominated to "Men on the Move Calendar Project"

Brother Ernest W. Cromartie III [Nu Beta '93] is a native of Columbia, South Carolina. He attended Georgetown University where he graduated with honors and received his Juris Doctorate degree. Mr. Cromartie currently serves as a member of the City of Columbia Planning Commission and is the recent past chairman of the City of Columbia Board of Zoning Appeals...Read More

Brothers at University of Central Florida Hold NPHC Charity Basketball Game

Brothers of the UCF National Pan-Hellenic Council Phi Beta Sigma and Alpha Phi Alpha faced off in a charity basketball game on July 10 in the UCF Education Complex gymnasium. Proceeds were to raise money for Equality Florida in response to the Pulse shooting in Orlando. The final score of the game was...Read More

Brothers at University of Central Florida Hold NPHC Charity Basketball Game

Brothers of the UCF National Pan-Hellenic Council Phi Beta Sigma and Alpha Phi Alpha faced off in a charity basketball game on July 10 in the UCF Education Complex gymnasium. Proceeds were to raise money for Equality Florida in response to the Pulse shooting in Orlando. The final score of the game was...Read More

Brother Hall Enters Omega Chapter


Brother Ronald Hall Sr. [Epsilon Xi '63], head of Detroit-area automotive firms Bridgewater Interiors and New Center Stamping, was a 1965 WMU alumnus. He was appointed to the WMU Board of Trustees in 2012 by Gov. Rick Snyder.

He was well known for turning the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council into one of the premier minority business organizations in the country. Under his leadership, the council's...Read More

Brother Gibson Enters Omega Chapter


The Rev. Malachi Gibson [Gamma Psi '71], 65, husband of Sandra Scott Gibson of Charleston, died entered into enteral 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...Read More
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