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Volume 75 \umber \ Winter 1989
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. Editor-in-Chief
MICHAEL J . PRICE Contributing Editors:
James B. Blanton, 111; Hoel Perkins; Henry hinder. Ex Officio. 13
SECRETARY SULLIVAN - Dr. Louis W. Sullivan is one of the few men alive to have founded a medical college in the United States. The vision and tenacity which made the Morehouse School of Medicine a reality are now at the service of the nation's most vulnerable citizens.
BISHOP DIXON - Brother Ernest Dixon recently completed his term as leading Bishop for America's 15 million United Methodists.
17—SIBWAY WATCHDOG -
Brother John Pritchard is Inspector General of the vast bureaucracy which manages the New York City mass transit system.
19—ALPHA ATHLETES -
Brother Wayne Embry, General Manager of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers, is among the senior corporate leaders in professional sports.
MILITARY BEAT - Brother Edward Honor and Brother James McCall have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills in the nation's armed services.
CAMPUS WATCH - Former University of Maryland Chancellor John Slaughter is on board as President of Occidental College in California.
27—CONVENTION RETROSPECTIVE - A
summary overview of the 83rd Anniversary Convention in San Antonio, Texas.
33—PUBLIC POLICY STATEMENT -
The Fraternity's official positions on vital issues of the day, as adopted by the General Convention.
3—The General President Speaks 5—The Executive Secretary's Desk 6—There Goes An Alpha Man 25—NewsBriefs 25—Alphas Can Do!
37—Alphas On The Move 41—Chapter News 65—Omega Chapter 77—Directory of Officers 78—Chapter Directory
EDITOR'S NOTE I would like to express my appreciation for the cards, calls and other expressions of good wishes from Brothers across the country conveyed during my current illness. I certainly look forward to returning to work in the very near future; and, I appreciate your understanding about the production difficulties attendant to this situation. Again, thanks for your kind expressions. MICHAEL J. PRICE Editor-in-Chief, The Sphinx The Sphm< (USPS 510-440) The Sphinx is the official magazine of the Alpha Pin Alpha Fraternity, Inc.. 4432 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. Chicago. IL 60653 Published tour times ayear Spring, Summer. Fall and Winter. Send all editorial mail and change of address(send both addresses) to Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, 4432 Or Martin Luther King Drive, CNcago. IL 60653 Manuscripts or art suommed to Tht Sphinx should be accompanied by addressed envelopes and return postage Editor assumes no respons*»fcty for return of unsolicited manuscripts or art Opinions expressed in columns and articles do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Inc . ana use ol any persons name in fiction, serru-iiction. articles or humorous teaturas is lo be regarded as a canadence and not as the responsibility of The Sphinx ft a never done knowingly. Copyright 1976 by The Sprwu. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Inc Reproduction or use. without written permission, of the eovtrjrial» pictc»u^ ccrilent ^ any manner B rxcTiibisad T>w Sphinx has been published continuously since 1914. Organizing Editor: Bro. Raymond W Cannon. Organizing General PraaJdera: Bro Henry Lake Dickason Second class postage paid at Chicago. IL and addrtionai me*ng stations Poetmester Send Form 3579 and all correspondence, 4432 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. Chicago. IL 60653
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[E GENERAL PRESIDENT SPEAKS
The Transforming Power of Education My dear Brothers in Alpha, the torch that is Alpha has always burned brightly with the flame of education. All the men of Alpha must re-dedicate themselves to making education our priority. We must encourage all to complete high school and attend college. The entire fraternity must assist and support the College Brothers in competing their education, and attending graduate school if that is their aim. We must renew our efforts in the area of academic scholarship. All bright, young people must be given the chance for an education. It is my belief that education can transform you and that knowledge will be the force to transform the world, because we have learned, above all, to think. I believe that the chief task of the college years is for the student not only to gain the ability to identify perspectives, weigh evidence, and make wise decisions, but also to learn how to think about thinking and to enjoy thinking. Students who have mastered thinking have crossed the great divide between merely gaining knowledge in order to return it on an examination and using knowledge to make it their own. Education will challenge you to confront the complexities of knowing and the tentativeness of knowledge. A well conceived education fosters the ability to formulate questions that point toward new knowledge and
new directions for action. Todays College Brothers should be provided with the means to exercise control over their lives through thoughtful responses to political, cultural, and social questions. Their development into thinking, educated individuals must be sustained and encouraged by their fraternal association with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. One of the main objectives of an education is to broaden peoples perspectives, to free them from the obvious superstitions, no matter how much information or data that may be offered. Again, this can only be accomplished by thinking. I am sure
that in the process of being educated and developing the mental fitness to think, many of you have struggled. College Brothers, what are the rewards of this great struggle? Besides the obvious, the receiving of your college diploma, there is the great pride that all of Alpha will feel in your accomplishment. Your degree also represents admission as your first step into the development of a scholar. O n e or m o r e of t h e C o l l e g e Brothers of Alpha may well solve the problem of wide starvation in Asia and Africa. An Alphaman may eventually be involved in the negotiations to bring about world wide disarmament. It could well be an Alphaman who participates in finding a cure for AIDS. Your s t r u g g l e to gain an education will guarantee that you will be better prepared citizens, more thoughtful and effective parents, and Alphamen with a greater sense and concern for the social, moral, and ethical demands of the world. Go forth, make the world a better place. Keep t h e torch of k n o w l e d g e burning brightly, and keep Alpha Phi Alpha "FIRST OF ALL."
Henry Ponder General President Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
T H E C O N V E N T I O N CALL By virtue of the authority vested in me as General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; and, in accordance with the mandates of the Constitution & By-Laws of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; It is my distinct pleasure to issue the Official Call for the assembly of the 84th Anniversary Convention (76th General Convention) ofjhe Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. The site of the 84th Anniversary Convention shall be Miami Beach, Florida - with the Fountainbleau Hilton and Towers Hotel serving as the official headquarters hotel for our assembly. Said 84th Anniversary Convention shall take place during the time period, August 2-8, 1990. All chapters and members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. are hereby notified of the time and place of the 1990 General Convention. All chapters are directed to make appropriate plans to ensure that they are represented in Miami Beach.
HENRY PONDER General President The Sphinx/Winter 1989
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SUCCESS IS NO ACCIDENT
THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY'S DESK A Chapter Checklist for the 1990's The 1980's have come and gone and it's time to make a checklist of all outstanding problems that need to be addressed by the General Office. In other words, every chapter should now make a year-end checklist for their forms needed to do business; clear up all initiations that have not been finalized; check on any and all back orders that still may be outstanding; and make sure a Chapter Directory is on file in the General Office. And, above all, make sure that Chapter Tax for the chapter; and Grand Tax and the National Headquarters Assessment for individuals have been paid. I urge any chapter which has not mailed its Grand Tax or Chapter Tax to do so immediately-to avoid any confusion about being seated at the upcoming Regional Conventions. Please check this magazine to see when your Regional will be meeting and then note the cut-off date for chapter voting strength, which is the first day of the month preceding the actual meeting month. (For example: If the meeting is in April, the cut-off date will be March 1st). So make our job easier by sending your Grand Tax in as early as possible before your actual cut-off date. It is now mandatory that each college and alumni chapter establish and maintain a "permanent address (fraternity house or Post Office Box)" to promote effective communication. Now is the time of the year for replacing items that have been misplaced or lost, i.e., Chapter Seals, Shingles, Life Member Plates, Pins, etc. Please refer to the Materials section of the Chapter Guide for the prices of these items. Many brothers are concerned about how they can change their address with the General Office. Upon receipt, please note that with every Passcard there is a "tear-off" section which allows you to correct any information that is not correct. Should you move, simply send that portion back indicating your new address; or, immediately upon moving, forward us a note with your The Sphinx/Winter 1989
Social Security Number, name and new address so that it can be changed. An address cannot be changed without the Social Security Number because that is the way you are entered into the EDP system. Life Members should also include their Life Member Number. We're doing our best to keep addresses as current as possible - but your failure to alert
us to your new address will result in your missing several issues of The Sphinx, as well as other information that is periodically mailed to the membership. As a reminder, please remember to follow the guidelines as they pertain to filing the IRS 990 form for your chapter, as set forth below. Please bear in mind that the Staff here in the General Office always stands ready to help you with the business of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Please feel free to write or call. Especially feel free to commend our diligent efforts to provide quality service; and, we welcome your constructive criticism to enable us to better serve you if there is a problem. In other words, we just like to hear from you. Help us serve you! Fraternally yours,
Qlm~ft-ftftufoj James B. Blanton, III Executive Secretary
YOU . . . and the IRS Based on regulations imposed on all individuals and organizations doing business with banks, savings and loan associations, and other financial institutions, issued by the United States Government in its recent IRS overhaul, many of you will find yourselves in a dilemma on how this new ruling affects you or your chapter. To avoid any further confusion, we have received an "official" ruling from the IRS in Washington, DC, that clearly defines what each chapter in Alpha Phi Alpha must do. Every chapter that expects to do business with any of the above financial institutions must obtain a Tax Identification Number from the local IRS office that governs your region or state. Once you have received your I.D. number, you may or may not receive a request to file a Form 990 [Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax] which all "tax exempt" organizations must file within five (5) months of the close of their business. If you operate on a calendar year and your books are closed on or before December 31st, you must file your Form 990 by May 15th of the following year. When you get your Form 990, the following general guidelines apply: â€˘ IF your total monies transacted were greater than $25,000.00, you must fill the form out completely and file it with your local IRS center. â€˘ IF your transactions were less than $25,000.00 [the category covering most chapters], you must "check" the space on the Form 990 - indicating that your dealings were no more than that figure, and that's all. Return the form to the IRS, and they, in turn, will remove your name from their records as having to file the 990 form. If you do not understand this ruling, please make contact with the General Office [(312) 373-1819] before you incorrectly file a form. Please note that this is the procedure which must be followed each and every year. If you do not automatically receive a form from the Government, it is your responsibility to acquire the Form 990 locally and file it in whatever manner it affects your chapter - before the due date.
Brother Joseph K. Byrd
Brother Eric K. Dargan
Byrd Directs Program for the "Forgotten Partner"
Southwestern Regional Convention, Brother Byrd received the Distinguished Service A w a r d . The Greater N e w Orleans Foundation has received $500,000 from the Ford and M a c A r t h u r Foundations to combat teenage pregnancy. Brother Byrd has been named to the foundations steering committee which is charged with setting the criteria for community organizations like Alpha Phi Alpha, to submit grants that will be funded through the foundation. Brother Byrd was also been credited with reestablishing the Greater New Orleans Chapter of the National PanHellenic Council Inc. The Council had been inactive for five years. Brother Byrd w o r k e d with the other Greek Letter Organizations to rebuild the council. For his efforts, he has been unanimously elected as President. Brother Byrd holds the B.S. and M.Ed, degrees from William Carey College in Hattiesburg, M S . He has served as chapter advisor for five undergraduate chapters. He spearheaded the establishment of Alpha chapters at Loyola and Tulane Universities. He has served Sigma Lambda Chapter as secretary, vice-president, and presently serves as Dean of Pledgees.
Brother JOSEPH K. BYRD, in conjunction with the St. Luke's C o m m u n i ty Center, has written a grant and received funding of $49,000 through the City of New Orleans from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to fund "The Forgotton Partner P r o g r a m " (Project Alpha). This program is directly fashioned after Project Alpha. The funding includes m o n e y for motivational and support staff, several of w h o m are Alpha brothers, overnight accommodations, food, educational materials, and travel. Professionally, Brother Byrd serves as Assistant Dean for Student Services at Xavier University where he has also written a grant and received $50,000 to fund the University's volunteer prog r a m , M . A . X . ( M o b i l i z a t i o n At Xavier). T h e grant provides funds for a staff coordinator, travel, and seed money to encourage other institutions to develop a volunteer program. This grant w a s the only such grant funded b y ACTION in the U . S . A . The program has grown to where over 160 students are involved in volunteerism. The brothers of Beta T a u Chapter at Xavier are actively involved in the program. Brother Byrd has recently reelected as State Director for Louisiana, where he presided over Louisiana's largest state conference, where over 180 brothers registered. During the recent
Dargan Strives for Excellence Beyond College "Knowledge is Power!" is a quote that Brother ERIC KEITH DARGAN deeply believes, as he profusely strives T h e Sphinx/Winter 1989
for excellence. Dargan is twenty two years of age from Blytheville, Arkansas. He is the son of Booker and A n n Dargan and the youngest of four boys. Upon graduation from high school Dargan received a four year scholarship from the newly formed Benjamin Banneker Honors College at Prairie View A & M University. He decided to major in Electrical Engineering and specify in the area of electronic circuit design. After his first y e a r at P V A & M U Dargan accepted an addition three year scholarship from the A r m y R O T C Department. While attending PVA&MU Dargan has received a host of awards, recognitions and honors which are listed as follow: National Deans List for nine semesters; Outstanding Sophomore, Junior and Senior; Outstanding Young M a n of America; W h o ' s W h o A m o n g Students at American Universities and Colleges; Ideal Prairie View M a n of The Year; Superior Cadet; Distinguished Military Student; Outstanding Electrical Engineering Student; Phi Eta Sigma Freshman H o n o r Society; Eta Kappa N u Electrical Engineering H o n o r Society; Tau Beta Pi Electrical Engineering H o n o r Society; and Alpha Kappa N u University H o n o r Society. Leadership, service and academic excellence are only a few characteristics of Eric K. Dargan. O n May 14, 1989, h e received his Bachelor Degree in Electrical E n g i n e e r i n g from Prairie View A & M University a s a n h o n o r s t u d e n t .
Brother Foster Directs Oakland Airport Brother CHARLES W . FOSTER graduated from the University of Maryland - Eastern Shore in 1962. During his attendance at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, he was selected as "Man-of-the-Year" in his junior year. Chuck also participated in a Student Exchange Program during his junior year in parts of West Africa, North Africa, and parts of Europe. After a career in t h e Navy, Lieuten a n t Foster w a s released from active duty. He returned to the San Francisco Bay Area, and affiliated with the Naval Reserves. O v e r the 15 years of Naval Reseve affiliation, Lt. Foster rose to the rank ot Navy Captain, commanding and supporting a variety of Surface, T h e Sphinx/Winter 1989
THERE GOES AN ALPHA MAN
Brother Charles W. Foster Special Warfare and Air Units. He retired from the Naval Reserve in O c tober 1985, after completing 22 years of active and reserve service. As a civilian, Brother Foster worked for a variety of companies and public agencies, including Shell Oil C o m pany, City of O a k l a n d , the University of California - Davis, before being a p pointed as the Assistant Director of Aviation at San Jose International Airport, San Jose, California. After six years of serving as the Assistant Director of Aviation at the San Jose Airport, Mr. Foster was appointed Director of Aviation, O a k l a n d International Airport â€” Port of O a k l a n d , Oakland, California, and has since served in that capacity. Brother Foster is a part-time p r o fessor at San Jose State University, School of Aeronautics, and visiting professor at U . C . Berkeley, School of Engineering and Transportation System. Brother Foster received his Masters Degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University - San Francisco in 1973, and has completed additional course w o r k in transporation s y s t e m m a n a g e m e n t , a n d public finance and marketing at several colleges and universities in the San Francisco Bay Area.
MOVING? REPORT YOUR NEW ADDRESS & SS # TO: Membership Department Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Inc. 4432 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Chicago. IL 60653
There goes a man of high impulse Of princely mien and grace There goes a man of humble faith A credit to his race There goes a man of conscience vast with will to reach his goal There goes a man of lordly rank Of heroes' stock and soulâ€” There goes a man of noble caste Whom hardship cannot break There goes a man in merit clad Whom duty won't forsake I'here goes a man in cultured verse Who holds a sportsman's creed There goes a man too vigilant To bow to lust or greed There goes a man whose life is spent in service not in scorn There goes a man whose majesty Shines like a May time
There goes a man who is a friend To love and duly truth there goes a man to help uplift I he lives of wholesome youth There goes a man with n industry and faith at his command. There goes the best man in and out Tor he iv an Alpha Man.
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EXECUTIVE ORDER MANDATES 2-WEEK PLEDGE PROGRAM All chapters have been officially notified that all pledge activities are limited to two (2) weeks and that college pledge programs will only be a p p r o v e d w h e n they are placed under the supervision of an alumni chapter. The full text of this Executive Order is contained herein for your perusal.
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS - RATIFIED The amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. adopted by the 83rd Anniversary Convention have been ratified by the chapters—in voting by mail ballot. The three amendments called for the adoption of a uniform o r g a n i z a t i o n a l s t r u c t u r e for t h e F r a t e r n i t y ' s five r e g i o n s ; t h e reinstatement of an initiation section regarding chapter induction; and, the e s t a b l i s h m e n t of a " p e r m a n e n t [mailing] address" for chapters.
HAS YOUR RISK MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION EXPIRED? All Brothers certified during the initial year of Risk Management (the 1986-87 fraternal year) must be recertified in order to continue participation as Chapter Officers, District/ Area officials, or General Organization officials; or, to participate in any aspect of a pledge program. Brothers may be re-certified by simply participating in a Risk Management Seminar; taking and passing the Risk Management Examination is not a requirement. No doubt a number of seminars have been scheduled for your region; contact your District/Area Director for additional information.
GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY ANTICIPATED "Groundbreaking" for the new National Headquarters Building took continued on Page 11 The Sphinx/Winter 1989
A FAMILY OF ALPHA MEN. This photograph unveils a family lineage of Alpha men who are offering a very important service to mankind. Through the field of education, Brother James E. Wilson (Beta Chi, Philander Smith College, 1955), father, is joined by his four sons (from left to right) Brothers: Byron (Kappa Psi, University of Arkansas at YM f f lalV: °?7l <BL'[" ° " ' Phlla"dt'r s"lith C°UW, 1987), Phillip (Pi Lambda, Utile Rock 1987) and Reginald (Beta Chi, Philander Smith College, 1978) in ironine out some of the wrinkles basic to leading and influencing the lives of young people8 and S2£ T A T C l t , e S f °/,M t t l e R ° C k 3 n d N ° r t h L l t t l e R»ck< Arkansas,^ well as Dallas, Texas. All men of Alpha in fine fashion, the Wilsons remain steadfast in their ' e r e l ° t h e b ' F r f * m , , y ° f A 1 P h a P h i A 1 P n a Fraternity along with the communities where they each reside. In their family, there are teachers of science, math, social studies and too, an education service manager. Brother Darryl J. Wilson, the youngest son,? isi na teachers aspirant majoring in math and science. This certainly is indicative of T i £ p L * • t l ° n c h a r a c t e r i z e d i n ^ e ideals of the fraternity. Pi Lambda Chapter ot Little Kock, Arkansas, congratulates the Wilsons in all their successes. ^ Lionel Ward
PLAN TO ATTEND YOUR REGIONAL CONVENTION The General Office has received the following information regarding the upcoming 1990 Regional Conventions:
Eastern Region Midwestern Region Southern Region Southwestern Region Western Region
April 19-22 April 5-8 March 22-25 April 12-15 April 12-15
Stanford, CT Indianapolis, IN Tampa, FL Tulsa, OK San Jose, CA
Brothers are urged to contact their Regional Vice President or District/ Area Director for further information in this regard.
EMERGENCY EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 1 OF THE GENERAL PRESIDENT OF ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. MODIFICATION OF PLEDGE ACTIVITIES INTAKE PROCEDURE AND MEMBERSHIP FOR ADMISSION TO ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. By virture of the authority vested in me by Article VI, Section 1.28 of the Constitution of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.. a n d as General President a n d Chief Administrative Officer of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., I hereby prescribe the following rules a n d regulations governing the pledge activities, m e m b e r s h i p , a n d intake procedure for a d m i s s i o n by prospective m e m b e r s to Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., until s u c h time as they are rescinded. Section 1. Duration and Pledge Activities Pledge activities, b e g i n n i n g with induction into the S p h i n x Club, a n d e n d i n g with initiation into the Fraternity, shall be no more t h a n two (2) weeks in length. Section 2 . Intake Procedure and Membership with Respect to College Chapters. The Regional Vice President or his designated representative may approve pledge p r o g r a m s a n d activities if the Alumni Chapter nearest the College Chapter s u b m i t s to the Regional Vice President or h i s designated representative a S t a t e m e n t of Assurance which c o n t a i n s the following a s s u r a n c e s : (a) College pledge activities will be strictly supervised by the Alumni Chapter. (b) Two (2) Alumni m e m b e r s m u s t be present at all pledge activities. (c) The Alumni representatives m u s t be financial with the General Organization a n d the local Alumni Chapter, a n d m u s t be Risk Management certified. (d) If the College Chapter is not near a n Alumni C h a p t e r or if for any reason it will be impractical for college pledge activities to be supervised by Alumni Chapter, t h e n the Regional Vice President is free to appoint any representatives from his region to supervise said activities ^^-wN^X^
(e) The Alumni or regional representatives, as the case may be, m u s t report any violations of the rules immediately to the Regional Vice President or his designated representative. Section 3 . Intake Procedure and Membership with Respect to Alumni Chapters. The Regional Vice President or h i s designated representative may approve pledge programs a n d activities if the Alumni Chapter's activities are strictly monitored by the designated representatives of the Regional Vice President. Section 4 . Status of Pledges Upon Rule Violations by Initiating Chapters. If, in the j u d g m e n t of the Regional Vice President, any Chapter, and/or its members, have violated any Fraternity rule, regulation, or law, then the following is hereby mandated: (a) As to College Chapters: All activities are terminated, a n d the Alumni Chapter, or in the proper case, the Regional Vice President, a s s u m e s full responsibility for the pledges. The pledges are immediately initiated. (b) As to Alumni Chapters: All activities are terminated. a n d the Regional Vice President a s s u m e s full responsibility for the pledges. The pledges are immediately initiated. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately, the peace a n d dignity of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Inc. so requiring. Issued, this 2 4 t h day of October, 1989, by Order of the General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Dr. Henry Ponder, General President
CERTIFICATE OF EXECUTIVE SECRETARY
I JAMES BLANTON, Executive Secretary of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc hereby certify that the foregoing is a full, true Executive Order prescribed a n d executed by the General President a n d Chief Administrative Officer of s a i ^ e r n i t / o n the 24th day of November 1989, a n d that the same h a s not been rescinded or modified and is now in full force a n d effect.
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FAILURE TO PAY HEADQUARTERS ASSESSMENT COULD LEAVE YOU "INACTIVE" This is a reminder to all Brothers that the General Convention has mandated that those Brothers who have not paid the required assessment for the National Headquarters Building Fund (NHBF) [$100.00 - Alumni; $50.00 - College] will be declared "inactive" as of December 31, 1989.
MIAMI IS THE PLACE IN 1990 The 84th Anniversary (76th General) Convention will be held August 2-8, 1990, in Miami Beach, Florida, with the Fontainebleau Hilton Resort and Spa serving as our h e a d q u a r t e r s hotel. Registration forms will be available at the Regional Conventions and will be mailed to all Brothers. continual on Page 12
Past General President Morial lb Omega Chapter Brother Ernest N. "Dutch" Morial, 23rd General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., entered Omega Chapter on December 24, 1989 of an apparent heart attack. An outstanding leader in the African-American struggle for civil and human rights, Brother Morial was Mayor of New Oreans from 1978 to 1986 and served as President of the United States Conference of Mayors. An initiate of Beta Tau Chapter at Xavier University, Brother Morial blazed a trail of historic firsts in Louisiana as he systematically destroyed the remnants of Jim Crow segregation in the state. He was the first Black to graduate from the LSU School of Law; the first Brother Ernest N. Morial Black lawyer to serve in the U. S. Attorney's office in the state; the first African-American member of the Louisiana House of Representatives since Reconstruction; the first Black judge of the state's juvenile court; and, the first Black judge of the Louisiana Court of Appeals. He also broke the color barrier at City Hall in convincing fashion. Brother Morial is survived by his widow Sybil; sons, Marc and Jacques; daughters Cheri, Monique and Julie; two brothers and two sisters.
Coffeyville, Kansas (UniFied School District #445) is actively seeking applications from qualified minority teacher candidates. Interested persons must be eligible for an appropriate Kansas teaching certificate. Coffeyville is a community of approximately 13,000 with a significant Black population. The enrollment in the school district is 2900 in grades kindergarten through twelve. Oilier educational facilities in the community include Coffeyville Community College witli an enrollment of 1938, and an Area Vocational-Technical School which serves the area public schools, Coffeyville Community College, and adult post-secondary education. If you would like to be considered as a member oftliis certified staff of 192 teachers, administrators, librarians, and counselors please contact...
Dr. Jack L. Reed, Superintendent, US.D. 445, P.O. Box 968, Coffeyville, Kansas 67337 316-251-6900 The Sphinx/Winter 1989
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KUDOS Brother Ralph E. Ricardo, Ascension Parish Superintendent of Schools, was named the 1989 Outstanding Educator by the Louisiana Association of School Executives . . . Brother Phillip W. Heath, a 1987 graduate of Morehouse College, has been named Public Information Officer for the City of Highland Park, Michigan . . . The Hawthorne family, including Brother James, his wife Stephanie and their daughter Tamorah, was selected Family of the Week by the Dallas Post Tribune newspaper during November 1989 . . . Brother Calvin Brown, M.D., proudly announced the establishment of Brown Medical Associates in Atlanta, Georgia, as his daughter, Joisanne Brown, M.D., teamed with dad to specialize in family and internal medicine . . . Brother Dr. T. J. Jemison. President of the National Baptist Convention, USA, received his 10th honorary doctorate during December 15th commencement exercises at Southern University. Dr. Jemison was the keynote speaker for the ceremonies . . . Brother Cedric A. Fuller has been selected to appear in Who's Who in the South and Southwest. Brother Fuller is employed by Alabama A & M University in the Department of Student Life . . . Brother David W. Whitehead has been named General Counsel of the Illuminating Company (CEI), the electric utility corporation serving the Cleveland, Ohio metropolitan area. Brother Whitehead is a former President of the Cuyahoga County Library Board . . . Brother Theo McClammy has been elected Chairperson of the New Nanover (NC) Interagency Council, a consortium of public and private agencies promoting human services. Brother McClammy is an employee of the New Hanover Human Relations Commission . . . Brother Lucius Robertson, a member of St. John AME Church in Norfork, Virginia, was elected "Most Outstanding Layman 1989" at the meeting of the 2nd Episcopal District Lay Organization of the AME Church meeting in Richmond, Virginia . . . Brother Raymond R. Brown former Urban League executive, was honored by the University of Akron upon retiring after 34 years as a faculty member . . . Brother Bedford Cash Page 12
was named Ranger for the Tuskegee National Forest. Brother Cash will direct the management of 11,000 acres of national forest lands in Macon County, Alabama . . . Brother Micheal Burton, a senior at Illinois State University, was awarded a scholarship/internship by the Illinois Broadcasters Association. A communications major planning to be a record producer, Brother Burton will intern at Radio Station WDWS in Champaign, Illinois . . . Brother Darrel Peavy, a senior music education major at Alcorn State University, was the 1989 recipient of the Presser Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement. The award is provided by the Presser Foundation of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, an organization dedicated to the improvement of music and music education . . . Brother David Perine, President of Epsilon Lambda Chapter in St. Louis, was cited in the advertising series "Real Winners." The series is a public affairs spot sponsored by the Missouri Lottery and honors citizens working to improve life in the state. Brother Perine and Epsilon Lambda were cited for providing low-cost housing through the Alpha Redevelopment Corporation, for their Project Alpha teen pregnancy prevention program, and for the efforts of Project Even Start, which focuses on parenting skills to enhance the futures of minority children . . . Brother Marcus Carruthers, a student a Grambling State University, reflects on a rewarding Summer of 1989 wherein he served as one of 12 interns with the Miller
Brewing Company . . . Western Michigan University honored Brother Dennis Archer by naming the circle drive in front of its Bernhard Center in his honor. The new Archer Circle Drive was dedicated on December 12th. The Brothers of Epsilon Xi Chapter suggested this citation to the university as a salute to the Michigan Supreme Court Justice, who was a member of the chapter while at WMU.
FOUNDERS PAY 1989 "A Legacy . . . That Dares To Dream"
was the theme of the Founders' Day Observance of Alpha Rho Lambda Chapter, Columbus, Ohio. Brother Rev. Otis Moss, Jr. of Olivet Institutional Church (Cleveland, OH) was the keynote speaker for the luncheon at the Hyatt Regency at Ohio Center . . . Beta Omicron Lambda, Mobile, Alabama, held its 50th Anniversary/ Founders' Day Luncheon at the Quality Inn Garden Center. City Council President Reginal Crenshaw is President of the Chapter . . . Institutional First Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia was the scene of the joint observance by Gamma Omicron Lambda Chapter of Albany and Delta Delta Chapter at Albany State College . . . Epsilon Lambda in St. Louis marked Founders' Day with a Community Celebration focusing on literacy. A reception at the Sheraton St. Louis brought community leaders together to exchange ideas on meeting the literacy challenge . . Delta Lambda continued on Page 16
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BE THY BROTHERS' KEEPER Maintaining membership is a job for all of us. If you know a Brother who's inactive, or whom you haven't seen around in awhile, give him a call or drop him a note.
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HHS SECRETARY SULLIVAN SALUTED BY HIS FRATERNITY Alpha Phi Alpha men across the nation beamed with pride when a member of our Brotherhood was selected to serve in the Cabinet of the President of the United States. The fourth Alpha Brother to achieve cabinet rank. Brother Louis W. Sullivan's appointment gave credence to the dream of a kinder, gentler national government. Brother Sullivan received the Fraternity's highest honor. The Alpha Award of Merit, at the 1989 Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Earlier in the spring. General President Ponder joined Alpha Chapters in the national capitol area in a special tribute to this visionary servant of all mankind. WASHINGTON, D.C.—"If we are to achieve the President's goal of a 'kinder, gentler America,' it's going to depend on what we do in Health and Human Services." These were the words of Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, new Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, at a reception sponsored by three Washington area chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity here at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library. Dr. Sullivan, who said he shares the President's goal, told the audience of some 300 that 80 to 90 percent of the effort would come through the agency he heads because of the nature of its programs in comparison with those of other departments such as Defense, Agriculture, Interior, or Commerce. He said those departments have other functions. Health and Human Services is the largest Federal agency, controlling 35 percent of the nation's $1.1 trillion budget or $27 billion, Dr. Sullivan declared. "This agency affects the life of every American every day," asserted the only black Cabinet member in the Bush Administration. Dr. Sullivan, himself a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, said his agency handles more than 250 programs including the Social Security Administration; the Health Care Financing Administration; the Public Health Service, which includes the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health, the National Library of Medicine, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Indian Health Service, among others. The agency spends $1.1 million a day Implementing welfare reform legislation, passed last year by Congress, is among Dr. Sullivan's chief concerns. He said this was the first significant legislation in two decades to offer realistic opportunity to those on AFDC and other welfare programs to learn job skills, to achieve an educaThe Sphinx/Winter 1989
General President Ponder presents the Alpha Award of Merit to Brother Sullivan, head of the nation's largest federal agency the US. department of Health & Human services.
tion or obtain a GED, or the equivalent of a high school diploma. "We are very much committed to the successful implementation of this legislation because it affects so many of our people in very significant ways," the HHS Secretary added. Dr. Sullivan said Blacks have a great stake in this effort because of the high number of single-parent families and because one-third of Black Americans live at the poverty level. Dr. Sullivan, who was President of Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta before joining the Administration, said: "Secondly, we want to work to improve the health status of the population in general." He noted that while the United States spends 11 percent of its gross national product on health care—a larger amount than any other industrialized country—the nation has growing health problems. "In spite of the fact that we spend $500 million a year for health care, including the private sector, we rank nineteenth in the world among industrialized nations in infant mortality. Right here in Washington, D.C. we have one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country,
around 20 infant deaths per 1,000 live births. "We have half the AIDS cases in the world. We have a severe problem of drug abuse in our society that we certainly have not come to grips with effectively. And we have about 10 major risk factors that cause between 50 and 60 percent of the premature deaths in our society," Dr. Sullivan continued. He cited 300,000 deaths per year from lung cancer, related to cigarette smoking. He said Blacks have more lung cancer, a higher incidence of hypertension, and deaths from stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. Dr. Sullivan said minorities in general, Blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans, in particular, have one and one-half times the death rate of whites. With the amount of expenditures noted, he said, "this should not exist." He charged that what this means is that funds are not being spent equitably. Dr. Sullivan said the disproportionate death rate and disabilities among minorities was not because of genetics. Instead, this stems from poverty Continued on Page 14
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and lifestyles. "There is no biological reason for any difference in the state of health or death rate among Blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans." "We can do quite a bit to improve those statistics/' continued Dr. Sullivan. "That is what my department is going to be about." He said that when he met with President Bush in December they talked about such matters. He said Mr. Bush is committed to improving the health as well as the education of Blacks, and noted the President's recent visits to historically black colleges and universities. Dr. Sullivan received several citations at the reception at which he was accompanied by his wife, the
former Eva Williamson. The awards noted his medical achievements. General President Henry Ponder presented Dr. Sullivan with a plaque on behalf of the Alpha brotherhood. Mayor Marion Barry, also an Alpha, presented the guest of honor with a proclamation from the city. Artie Polk, President of Iota Upsilon Lambda Chapter, gave Dr. Sullivan a plaque from the three sponsoring chaptersâ€”Mu Lambda, Washington, D.C., Kappa Epsilon Lambda, Prince George's County, Maryland, and Iota Upsilon Lambda, Montgomery County, Maryland. Steve Boykin, District VI director, presented a plaque from the Eastern Region. Dr. Ponder, President of Fisk Uni-
versity in Nashville, was introduced by LeRoy Lowery, III, President of Mu Lambda. Cleveland Haynes, president of Kappa Epsilon Lambda, introduced Dr. Sullivan. Welcoming remarks were given by Dr. Hardy R. Franklin, Director of District of Columbia Public Libraries and a member of the fraternity. Presiding over the program was Robert H. Myers, Jr., General Sergeantat-Arms, who is a member of the Prince George's County Chapter. Myers headed a committee which planned the event. Members were Charles A. Guilford, KEL; Morris Hawkins, Jr., Mu Lambda; and George O. Walker III, IUL. â€˘ B y Eddie Madison
LOUIS W. SULLIVAN, Phi Beta Kappa Scholar and Morehouse Medical School Founder Is Prepared To Serve The Nation In July, 1975, at the age of 41, Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., became the founding dean and director of the Medical Education Program at Morehouse College. He was named the first President and Dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine when it became independent from Morehouse College on July 1, 1981. A former professor of medicine at Boston University, Dr. Sullivan is a native of Atlanta and an alumnus of M o r e h o u s e College, g r a d u a t i n g magna cum laude in 1954. He received his medical degree, cum laude, from Boston University in 1958 and completed his internship and m e d i c a l r e s i d e n c y at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Following a one-year p a t h o l o g y fellowship at the M a s s a c h u s e t t s G e n e r a l H o s p i t a l , Dr. S u l l i v a n became a fellow in hematology at the Thorndike Research Laboratories of Harvard Medical School at the Boston City Hospital. Dr. Sullivan has been an instructor in medicine at the Harvard Medical School and an assistant professor of medicine at the New Jersey College of Medicine. In 1966, he became co-director of hematology at the Boston University Medical Center. From 1966 to 1975, he was, successively, assistant professor of medicine, associate professor of medicine, and professor of medicine at Boston U n i v e r s i t y School of Medicine. Professional honors received bv
Dr. Sullivan include election to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in 1957 (while a medical student at Boston University), election to the American Society of Clinical Investigation in 1970, to Phi Beta Kappa in 1974, to the Institute of Medicine (National Academy of Sciences) in 1975, to Fellowship in the American College of Physicians in 1980, and from 1985 to 1987 he served as Vice Chairman of the Commission on Health and Human Services of the Southern Regional Education Board. Dr. Sullivan, whose research interests are in hematology, was the founding president of the Association of M i n o r i t y H e a l t h P r o f e s s i o n s Schools. He'is a former member of the Joint Committee on Health Policy
of the Association of American Universities and the National Association of Land Grant Colleges and Universities. Dr. Sullivan has been a member of the Atlanta Rotary Club since 1977. Other honors received by Dr. Sullivan i n c l u d e : Boston U n i v e r s i t y Alumni Award for Distinguished Public Service in 1985; Honoree of the Year of the State Committee on the Life and Health of Black Georgians in 1983; recipient of the Drum Major Award by the Southern Leadership Conference in 1982; the establishment of the Sterling Drug Company endowed annual lectureship at the Morehouse School of Medicine, in h o n o r of Dr. S u l l i v a n , in 1980; recipient of the Outstanding Alumnus Award from New York H o s p i t a l Cornell Medical Center in 1984; Honoree of the National Association of M i n o r i t y Medical E d u c a t o r s (NAMME) for outstanding contributions to the education of minorities in medicine in 1984; the first Martin Luther King Visiting Professorship at the University of Michigan in 1986; the Equitable Regional Black Achievement Award for Education in 1986; and the Atlanta Urban League Award for Outstanding Community Leadership in 1987. Dr. Sullivan was one of the three black leaders in the United States to serve as a member of Vice President George Bush's official 12-member delegation to seven African countries in mid-November, 1982.
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Shepherding A Flock of 15 Million Bishop Ernest! Dixon (left) of Son Antonio, Texas, fakes office as President of the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church. He receives the gave/ from his predecessor Bishop Ear/ G. Hunt of Lake/and, Florido. Brother Dixon's term expired in 1989. + tt
Brother Ernest T. Dixon, Jr., Resident Bishop of the San Antonio Area of The United Methodist Church, earlier this year completed his term as President of the Council of Bishops for the world-wide denomination. Brother Dixon was a recipient of the Alpha Award of Merit at the 83rd Anniversary Convention in his home city, where he also delivered the Ecumenical Sermon. A native of San Antonio, Brother Dixon, is a 1939 graduate of Phyllis Wheatley High School. He remained in Texas to complete his undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude), from Samuel Huston College in Austin. Following graduation in 1943, Ernest Dixon, Jr. began seminary training at Drew Theological Seminary in Madison, New Jersey. He and Lois F. Brown were married in the same year. Prior to her death, Ernest and Lois Dixon raised four children: Freddie Brown, The Sphinx/Winter 1989
Ernest Reese, Muriel Jean, and Leona Louise. During his years of pastoral training at Drew, Ernest Dixon, Jr. began serving churchesâ€”ranging from pastoral assignments in Texas, New York, and New Jersey. After finishing his theological education, the young pastor began work as the Director of the Religious Extension Service at Tuskegee Institute. He remained in that post, while co-organizing a congregation in Tuskegee, Alabama, for six years. A variety of administration positions followed in the years 1951-1964, as Ernest T. Dixon, Jr. worked for the Boards of Education in the West Texas Conference (Central Jurisdiction) and the Division of the Local Church for The Methodist Church. Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas, elected Ernest Dixon, Jr. president of the institution in 1965. Following a four-year tenure with the school, he became Assistant
General Secretary of the Division of Coordination, Research & Planning for the Program Council of The United Methodist Church. In July of 1972, Ernest T. Dixon, Jr. was elected to the episcopacy in Houston, Texas. For eight years, Bishop Dixon served as the administrator and episcopal leader of the Kansas East and Kansas West Conferences. He and Ernestine Gray Clark were married in May of 1979. In 1980, Bishop Dixon became the Resident Bishop of the San Antonio Area of The United Methodist Church, including the Rio Grande and Southwest Texas Conferences. In addition to serving as the administrator and episcopal leader of more than 124,000 members in approximately 482 United Methodist congregations, Bishop Dixon has served as the trustee of ten United Methodist institutions. A holder of five honorary degrees, Bishop Dixon is currently serving as the President of the Council of Bishops. Page 15
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Chapter, Baltimore, Maryland, celebrated Founders' Day on Sunday, December 3rd. Worship at Union Bethel AME Church was followed by Dinner at The Forum. Brother Hobart Jarrett, English scholar and Frederick D. Patterson Award winner, was the keynote speaker for the dinner . . . Alabama State Representative George Clay keynoted the Founders' Day Program held by Alpha Nu Lambda Chapter, Tuskegee, Alabama . . . Theta Gamma Lambda Chapter celebrated Founders' Day with its 2nd Annual Wiregrass Weekend at St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church in Abbeville, Alabama. Brother Aubrey Ford, Macon County District Judge, delivered the Founders' Day Address at a evening program on December 2nd. Brother James Bland Smith brought the Inspirational Address during the December 3rd morning worship hour. Following a luncheon, Brother Reverend B. T. Wheeler, Sr. brought the afternoon sermon . . . More than 400 representatives of the 24 Chicago area Alpha Chapters attended the Founders' Day Banquet at the Illinois Institute of Technology . . . Shelby County Public Defender A. C. Wharton was the keynote speaker for the Founders' Day Program hosted by Alpha Delta Lambda Chapter, Memphis, Tennessee. Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church for the joint celebration held with Beta Xi (LeMoyne-Owen College), Kappa Eta (Memphis State University) and Nu Eta (Christian Brothers College) . . . Beta Delta Lambda Chapter held its Founders' Day Program at Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church. Brother James Huger, former General Secretary of Alpha Phi Alpha, was the keynote speaker . . . Brother Joshua Smith, CEO of the Maxima Corporation, keynoted the Founders' Day Progam of Kappa Phi Lambda Chapter, Columbia, Maryland.
sity, is a social worker for the City of Jacksonville . . . McKENZIECREIGHTON: Brother James L. McKenzie and the former Thrillia Creighton were wed on December 23, 1989 at Big Bethel AME Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Brother McKenzie, a native of Olanta, SC, is a graduate of Morris Brown College and a graduate student at Emory University. He is employed at Emory University Hospital. Mrs. McKenzie, also a Morris Brown graduate, is employed with AT&T . . . PITTS-LEWIS: Brother William E. Pitts, Jr. and the former Dwana Lewis were wed on November 5, 1989 at Macedonia Baptist Church in Los Angeles, California. Brother Pitts is a graduate of Cal PolyPomona and Mrs. Pitts is a graduate of California State University in Long Beach.
EXEMPLARY SERVICE Beta Epsilon Chapter, North Carolina A & T State University, was named "College Chapter of the Year" at the North Carolina District Convention in Durham . . . Brother James Spaights, concert pianist, was honored at a luncheon hosted by Alpha Sigma Lambda Chapter in Dallas, Texas . . . Alpha Phi Lambda Chapter, Norfolk, Virginia, cited Brother George W. C. Brown, Jr. with the Alpha Award of Merit and named Brother Robert West its Alpha Man of the Year . . . Beta Omicron Lambda Chapter, Mobile, Alabama, named Brother Donald Perine its Alpha Man of the Year and presented the Charles Green Award for long-time service to Brother Dan Witherspoon . . . Delta Rho Lambda Chapter, San Antonio, Texas, named Brother Robert Hilliard its Alpha Man of the Year at its annual Toy Dance. Brother Barry Bruce was also cited for outstanding service . . .
WEDDING BELLS MOORE-HIGGINS: Brother Benny James Moore, Sr. and the former Johnnetta Maria Higgins were married on November 18, 1989. The bridegroom attended Savannah State College and the University of North Florida. He is employed by the Duval County, Florida, School Board. Mrs. Moore, a graduate of Florida State UniverPage 16
ALPHA CARES Zeta Sigma Lambda Chapter, San Diego, California, sponsors a mentoring program with young men at Morse High School. Ten of the eleven seniors from last year are now enrolled in four-year colleges . . . Mu
Xi Lambda Chapter, Riverside, California netted $1,500 from its Bowl-a-Thon to benefit the Sickle Cell Organization of the Inland Counties Alpha Eta Lambda's Toy Dance at the Houston Grand Hotel provided Christmas cheer for needy children and scholarship funds for collegebound youth . . . Upsilon Lambda Chapter's Scholarship/Awards Banquet hosted high school males and netted some $5,000 for the United Negro College Fund . . . "Yes to Education - No to Drugs" is the message carried by members of Beta Epsilon Chapter, North Carolina A & T State University. The Chapter's program group, all honor students, travel to high schools in the Greensboro area . . . Members of Delta Zeta Chapter, Syracuse University, are founding members of SU Students for the United Way â€” a networking mechanism to coordinate student organization support for this worthy cause . . . The importance of education is the theme carried by members of Epsilon Zeta Chapter, Fayettesville State University, as they visit area high schools to speak with students. The chapter also served Thanksgiving dinner at the FSU Dining Hall for senior citizens in the community . . . Mu Sigma Lambda Chapter, Rialto, California, was honored by the Institute for Black Parenting for its support of the Black adoptions program . . . Xi Iota Chapter, University of Central Florida, held a clothes drive to benefit the Orlando Branch of the Salvation Army . . . Coldon and Maude Campbell, flood victims in Fayetteville, North Carolina, received emergency cash aid from the members of Epsilon Rho Lambda Chapter . . . Omicron Lambda Chapter, Birmingham, Alabama, held its "Back To High School; Back To College" program at the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church on December 2, 1989 . . . Alpha Tau Lambda Chapter is a co-sponsor of the Hutcherson Family YMCA Flag Football League in Tulsa, Oklahoma . . . For the third consecutive year, members of Epsilon Lambda Chapter provided weatherization services for older adults in the St. Louis area. The program is a joint effort with Union Electric Company, which provides free weatherization kits for use by the Alpha handymen
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WATCHDOG OF THE SUBWAY As Inspector-General of New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Brother John Pritchard investigates suspected frauds, white collar crime, drug and alcohol abuse, and the influence of organized crime in the management and operation of the nation's largest mass transit system. It is a job that requires all of the expertise he gained during his career with the FBI. Brother John S. Pritchard III, a former FBI supervisor, is serving a five-year term as Inspector General of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York. The law enforcement organization he heads has 90 persons including former city police officers, state and federal agents, as well as lawyers who were former assistant district attorneys. His staff also includes auditors and analysts. He is responsible for investigating suspected frauds, white collar crime, alleged abuse, including drug and alcohol abuse, and possible infiltratiun of Organized Crime members and associates in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's construction process. He is also concerned with safeguarding the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's multi-billion dollar Capital Program, to make sure the contract process is free of collusion, bribery or other crimes. Another facet of his job is to do management audits of various MTA agencies, to make sure they are operating effectively and safely. He reports directly to New York Governor Mario M. Cuomo, and the New York State Legislature. The Sphinx/Winter 1989
John S. Pritchard, III, Inspector General of New York's transit system. Pritchard, 46, (as of April 24, 1989) was appointed to his post by Governor Cuomo, and the New York State Senate on March 1, 1988. He is a June, 1976 graduate of Fordham University and began his career in 1965 as a New York City Police Officer. He became a Detective in 1968, and joined the FBI as a Special Agent in 1976. He rose to be a Supervisory Special Agent, during which time, he was involved in the supervision of criminal undercover operations nationwide and later the supervision of the FBI/New York City Police Department Joint Organized Crime Task Force.
In April, 1987, he became Director of the Petroleum, Alcohol and Tobacco Bureau of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. He had overall responsibility for an organization charged with enforcing state excise taxes on petroleum, alcohol and tobacco. As Inspector General, Pritchard's responsibilities include overseeing the staff of one of the largest public authorities in the nation, the MTA, which has 68,000 employees who work on the city's subways, two bus systems, two commuter railroad lines and several toll bridges and tunnels in the New York metropolitan area. Page 17
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In just two seasons, Brother Wayne Embry has made great progress towards completing the challenge of ensuring that the Cleveland Cavaliers continue with their plan to bring an NBA Title to the fans of Northeast Ohio. "I think you have to establish a goal of winning the NBA Championship/' said Embry at the time of his hiring. "If you establish a goal of just making the playpffs and you fall short of that, you're nowhere. You win championships with character; you win games with athletic ability." One of the most respected executives in the league, Embry begins his third season with the Cavaliers as Vice President and General Manager of Basketball Operations. He had previously served as Vice President and Basketball Consultant with the Indiana Pacers during the 1985-86 season.
FROM THE COURT TO THE BOARDROOM
In 1972, Embry was named Vice President and General Manager of the Bucks. During his six years as General Manager, he was best known for his delicate handling of The Sphinx/Winter 1989
Embry was the first black ever named to a top front office position in the NBA and the first in professional sports. He also is a member of the ABAUSA Olympic Basketball Player Selection Committee, a select group of coaches and basketball experts responsible for selecting the USA Olympic Team, including the 1984 gold medal winning team. Embry, an Ohio native who was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio, was a five-time NBA All-Star. He played professionally for the Cincinnati Royals (1958-66), the Boston Celtics (1966-68), including the Celtics World Championship team in 1968, and the Milwaukee Bucks (1968-69).
He served as Vice President and Consultant for the Milwaukee Bucks from 1977-85, while serving as the president of the Michael Alan Lewis Company, which converts and fabricates fiberboard paper, insulation, and poly products for the automotive industry. Embry was appointed to the Board of Directors of G. Heileman Brewing Company in the spring of 1987. Embry, 51, began his 17-year association with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1968 when he was chosen in the expansion draft. After one season, in which he averaged 13.1 points and 8.6 rebounds, he retired. Upon his retirement he returned to Boston, where he had played for the 1968 World Champion Celtics, to become the city's Director of Recreation. During that time, Embry maintained his close ties with the Bucks organization, as he directed the negotiations with Hall-of-Famer Oscar Robertson which brought Robertson to Milwaukee, a move which propelled the Bucks to the 1971 World Championship.
the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar trade to the Los A n g e l e s Lakers; o n e of t h e biggest trades in the history of the NBA. The t r a d e b r o u g h t Elmore Smith, Dave Meyers, Brian Winters, and Junior Bridgeman to the Bucks, forming the core of the Bucks teams that won 11 division titles during the 1970's and 1980's.
Brother Wayne Embry has used his knowledge of professional basketball, gained from his days as an All Star player, to build a successful career in the high finance world of corporate athletics. As an NBA General Manager, he's gained success both with the Milwaukee Bucks and with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Wayne has a deep interest in the youth of his community. He enjoys delivering his message of striving for success in whatever a person does, to as many youth groups as his demanding schedule allows. In Milwaukee, Wayne served on the Board of Directors of the Children's Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin. He has continued that type of involvement in the Northeast Ohio community, as evidenced by the Cavs' involvement with Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital and Akron's Children's Hospital. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a minor in business administration, and is a member of the Miami University Hall of Fame. Embry captained Miami's basketball team from 1956-58 and was named All-Mid American Conference in the 1957-58 season. He was recently selected as a Trustee of Miami University. Wayne and his wife Terri have three children, Debbi, Jill and Wayne, Jr. Page 19
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Main Office 4812 Georgia Avenue, N.W. (202) 722-2000 Jesse H. Mitchell Branch 45th & Blaine Street, N.E. (202) 722-2065
U Street Branch 2000 Eleventh Street, N.W. (202) 722-2050 Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center 2000 14th Street, N.W. (202) 722-2075
a Alpha Brothers Excel in the Military Ranks THE MILITARY BEAT
General James F. McCall
General Edward Honor
Lieutenant General Brother James F. McCall was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in June 1934. He is a 1956 graduate of the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was made into Psi Chapter in 1954. In addition to his bachelor's degree, General McCall is a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College, the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and holds a master's degree in Business Administration from Syracuse University. General McCall entered the Army in November 1956 and was commissioned a second lieutenant of infantry upon completion of Officers Candidate School in March 1958. He has commanded troops at company, battalion, and brigade level. He has served overseas in Germany, Korea, and Vietnam. During the TET offensive of January 1968, he was decorated with the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. General McCall has held a variety of important command and staff positions culminating in his current assignment as the Comptroller of the Army. He served from February 1980 to August 1980 as Acting Deputy Director of Material, Plans and Programs, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Research, Development, and Acquisition, Headquarters, Department of the Army. From August 1980 to June 1984 he was assigned to the position of Comptroller, United States Army Material Development and Readiness Command and as the Director, Army Budget from July 1984 to July 1988. General McCall's awards include two Legion of Merit decorations, the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medals, two Army Commendation Medals, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Senior Parachutist Badge. He is married to the former S. Yvonne Jackson, and they have two children: James F. Jr., who was made into Gamma Nu Chapter in 1982 and Toni.
General Brother Edward Honor was born in Melville, Louisiana in March 1933. Upon completion of the Reserve Officers Training Corps curriculum and the educational course of study at Southern University, A & M College, he was commissioned a second lieutenant and awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. His military education includes completion of the Basic Armor Officer Course, the Basic and Advanced Courses of the Transportation School, the United States Army Command and General Staff College, and the United States Army War College. He has held a wide variety of important command and staff positions culminating in his current assignment as the Director for Logistics, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington D.C. Other key assignments held include: Director, Transportation, Energy and Troop Support, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, United States Army, Washington D C ; Commander, Military Traffic Management Command, Transportation Terminal Group-Europe, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Commander, 37th Transportation Group, 4th Transportation Brigade, United States Army, Europe; Commander, 36th Transportation Battalion and later as Commander 24th Transportation Battalion, United States Army Cam Ranh Bay Support Command, Vietnam.
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Awards and decorations which General Honor has received include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with Three Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Star with One Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation with One Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army General Staff Badge, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Badge. He is married to the former Phyllis V Whitehurst. Page 21
Design Engineers Southern Company Services, Inc., of Birmingham, Alabama serves as the power plant engineering, planning and design organization of the Southern Electric System. The system is comprised of Alabama, Georgia, Gulf and Mississippi power companies, Savannah Electric Power and Light, Southern Electric International, Southern Electric Investments and Southern Company Services. We are currently seeking Electrical and Mechanical Design Engineers for power steam electric generating plants. Location will include Birmingham, Alabama and/or Generating plant locations in the Southern Electric System. Applicants should possess a BS or MS degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering with power or design options desired. Preferred experience includes 2-5 years in mechanical process system design of steam electric generating plants. If you are interested in these other challenging career opportunities in electrical and mechanical engineering and would like to become a part of the nation's largest investor-owned utility system, please visit the Southern Company Services Booth at the convention or send a resume to:
Mr. Iva B. Williams Personnel Planning & Placement SOUTHERN COMPANY SERVICES, INC. P.O. Box 2625 Birmingham, AL 35202
Southern Company Services Equal Opportunity Employer M/F
John Slaughter Takes the Helm at Occidental
fter leading the nation's college presidents through the fight over Proposition 48 and serving as Chancellour of the University of Maryland at the time Len Bias died, no challenge can be too great for John Slaughter. His distinguished career as a scientist and educator set the stage for his inauguration as President of Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, on April 27, 1989. John Brooks Slaughter
A native of Topeka, Kansas where he spent his formative years, Brother John Brooks Slaughter began his collegiate training at Washburn University as a Whiting Scholar. He completed his baccalaureate in Electrical Engineering at Kansas State University in 1956. Upon graduation, he joined General Dynamics Astronautics in San Diego as an electrical engineer. In I960, Dr. Slaughter began a 15year association with the Naval Electronics Laboratory Center in San Diego, where he became Head of the Information Systems Technology Department. During those years he also completed an M.S. in Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Ph.D. in Engineering Science at the University of California, San Diego. Although he began his career as an electronics engineer in industry and later in government, Dr. Slaughter has consistently been a member of the academic community. From 1961 to 1975, he held various appointments as an adjunct or part-time instructor in engineering at colleges and universities in the San Diego area. In 1975 he joined the Applied Physics Laboratory of the University of Washington as its Director and also as Professor of Electrical E n g i n e e r i n g . In 1977, he was The Sphinx/Winter 1989
appointed by former President Jimmy Carter as Assistant Director of Astronomical, Atmospheric, Earth and Ocean Sciences at the National Science Foundation. He remained in that position for two years, becoming Academic Vice President and Provost at Washington State University in 1979. He then returned to the National Science Foundation, again at the request of President Carter, to serve as its Director from 1980 to 1982, during the first years of the Reagan presidency. He became Chancellor of the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1982. Six years later, in August, 1988, he began his service as the 11th President of Occidental College, succeeding Dr. Richard C. Gilman. Dr. Slaughter's research specialty is in the field of digital control systems theory and applications, and his a c c o m p l i s h m e n t s t h e r e i n have earned him broad recognition. He was elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering in 1982 and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Tau Beta Pi engineering honorary society. He is a coeditor of the International Journal on Computers and Electrical Engineering. He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
In addition to his distinguished career as scientist and educator, Brother Slaughter has served the public in manifold ways. As President of the Board of Directors of the San Diego Urban League, he was concerned with providing equal opportunities in education, employment, housing and social services. He has served on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Transit Corporation and was elected Vice-Chairman of the Board in 1972. From 1984 to 1985, he served as Chair of the Governor's Task Force on Teen Pregnancy for the State of Maryland. From 1985 to 1986, he chaired the Prince George's County, Maryland Public Schools Community Advisory Council on Magnet and Compensatory Education. Throughout his career, by both personal example and professional involvement, Dr. Slaughter has been active in efforts to involve minorities in science and engineering. In 1983, he served as a member of the National Science Board Commission on Pre-College Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology. From 1976 to 1980, he chaired the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Minority Committee. He has also served as a member of the National Academy of Engineering Committee on Minorities in Engineering. In 1987, U.S. Black Engineer magazine named him as its first "Black Engineer of the Year." He is a member of Beta Psi Lambda Chapter, and a life member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Dr. Slaughter has chaired the Presidents' Commission of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and has served on the executive committee of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Avery International Corporation, IBM, Monsanto Company and Union Bank. He is married to Dr. Ida Bernice Slaughter, herself an educator, and they have two children, John Brooks Slaughter II, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, and Jacqueline Michelle, a graduate of Hampton University. Page 23
Nearly a decade ago, Ford Motor Company made a commitment to be the best in the business. Not just in engineering and manufacturing, but across the board. In finance and marketing, product development, and systems design and assembly. It was a commitment that created a new kind of American automobile for a more discriminating customer, with an integrity of form and function that is matched by a new level of quality and
workmanship. Cars that are today the benchmark of the domestic car business. This success is a tribute to the talent, dedication, ingenuity and teamwork of our people. People who share our commitment to excellence in everything they do. If you're that kind of person, one who sees a career opportunity as a chance to grow and be the best, take a closer look at Ford.
For more information, contact your placement office or write: Corporate Recruitment Manager Ford Motor Company Central Placement Services Box APA The American Road Dearborn, MI 48121 Please indicate your specific areas of interest in your cover letter. By choice, Ford is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.
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NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS BUILDING FUND DRIVE Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha, please meet your National Headquarters Building Fund Drive Committee (NHBFD); there are two representatives for each region. My brothers in Alpha, we are trying to complete this drive ASAP; to start construction by January 1990, but we need you and your $$. In the past 6 years we have only collected $1,016,365.00 with only 9,416 brothers giving rom $5.00 to $5,100.00 as individuals. Our goal is $2,750,000.00 with 13,000 brothers giving. Therefore at our 83rd Anniversary Convention in San Antonio, Texas, the following schedule of incentives were established. Please note, that the approved incentives start above the required assessment level; Why?? Because we have a larger goal to achieve (from $1.3 million 6 years ago to $2.75
Left to right: Wilson (Doug) Davis, Southern Region; Luchan G. Baker, Western Region; Lamont J. Waddell, Southwest Region; David Gulley, Midwestern Region; Norman J. Toles, Southwest Region; Howard Cooper, Eastern Region; Walter H. Criner, Chairman; LeRoy L. Titus, Western Region; Hampton H. Triggs, II, College Brother Representative; Clarence Little, Eastern Region; Raymond Randolph, Jr., Midwestern Region. Not shown: James Trent, Campaign Manager (Photo by Robert L. Gary). million today). Brother's cost are going up, this program must be completed NOW!! We must ask you to give more than just the required assessment, but to help by giving $100.00 more if you are a College Brother, and $250.00 more if you are
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an Alumni Brother. We ask that the additional gifts be given because you just care and want to be part of the greatest program Alpha has every had; the first time we have worked hard to give to ourselves. So, let's show how the gift of being an Alpha starts at Home, with the building of our new house in January 1990. Also, the winners of the first CAN DO Awards were announced at the San Antonio Convention. The CAN DO Awards were given to the Chapters for their contribution to the Building Fund from the beginning of this drive to July 1989; they were based on how well they performed in putting $$ in this pot. And the winners were: • U-C Berkeley at 340% of Goal • Winston-Salem at 201% of Goal • Western Michigan at 139% of Goal • Georgia at 132.34% of Goal • The Southern Region at 71.10% ($276,038.08) of Goal • Western Region at 86% ($90,084.00) of Goal. ALPHA CAN DO!! LET'S DO IT!!! PS. Get your check in the mail today and work with your Region Committee member to encourage others to do the same. Page 25
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he old w o r l d charm of San A n t o n i o , the stunning beautyxof the Rivercenter complex and the unabashed hospitality of the Brothers, hostesses, Marriott Rivercenter hotel staff and the all of the folks in t o w n made the 83rd Anniversary Convention a delightful experience. Hats off t o Chairman Bill Smedler, his right-hand Geraldine, Ladies Chair Cheryl Palmer and all in the Delta Rho Lambda family.
General President Ponder welcomes the Alpha family to beautiful San Antonio
Brother Joe Heyward runs the show.
The Executive Secretary and General President salute Convention Chairman William Smedler (center).
A diverse assembly dedicated to excellence.
Brother Joe Ratliff invokes the Word.
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Brother Kermit J. Hall, born 79 years ago, is highly respected for his many years of dedication and service toward the uplifting of all mankind; He was initiated into Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. early on, beginning a legacy, life and dream shared by many Alpha Brothers, and other Greeks throughout the world; He served 22 years of uninterrupted service as Director, General Conventions of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; He served the community extensively through his many civic activities as a result of his tireless efforts with the United Negro College Fund, his service as a Fellow on The Board of Hospital Administrators, and as a 33째 Mason; and, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and particularly Brothers of the Eastern Region, the seat of his regional membership, recognize his contribution to Alpha's National and International prominence and his commitment to completing our unfinished agenda; therefore, be it That this General Convention, due to Brother Kermit J. Hall having fulfilled rite of passage into Omega Chapter on May 31, 1989, enter this resolution into the Minutes of this session as a special proviso designated by Convention privilege; That Brothers of the Eastern Region pledge their continued support in fulfilling Brother Kermit J. Hall's undying dream to uplift all mankind; That this General Convention and Brothers throughout Alphadom dedicate and rededicate themselves to improving the plight of the less fortunate wherever they may be through Manly Deeds, Scholarship and Love For All Mankind, carrying out Our Grand Command; and, That Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. provide the wife, for the family of Brother Kermit J. Hall, a copy of this resolution in proper form for posterity.
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he business of Alpha was front and center on the agenda for the delegates and visiting Brothers—highlighted by the continuing task of building a stronger organization. In a momentous decision, the assembly reinstated the historic " G o To High School - Go To College" educational outreach program.
Uniform Regional Organization In a continuation of the internal development thrust which included the development of the Risk Management Program and the report of the Internal Structure Commission, the 83rd Anniversary Convention in San Antonio addressed additional issues designed to enhance the Fraternity's ability to render service into the next century. In the arena of internal structure, the delegates adopted a constitutional amendment which outlines a uniform organization for the five regions of Alpha Phi Alpha. Based on this measure, the entitles within a Region shall be "Districts" subdivided into "Areas". The Regional Vice President shall appoint District Directors and Area Directors to head these respective geographical units. In addition to defining these units, the adopted legislation offers a procedure wherein the new districts and areas will be involved in making recommendations to the Regional Vice Presidents regarding the appointment of Directors. A standardized list of members of the "Regional Staff" was also outlined in the legislation. Another amendment to the Constitution and By-Laws made it mandatory that each college and alumni chapter establish and maintain a "permanent address (fraternity house) or Post Office Box" to promote effective communication. A Truly National Program In another momentous decision, the delegate assembly in San Antonio voted to reinstate the historic "Go To High School - Go To College" campaign, as the "National Program" of the Fraternity. The delegates expressed much concern about the state of education in the African-American community and were enthusiastic in their conviction that a massive grass roots effort was needed at this time. As the National Program of Alpha Phi Alpha, the "Go To High School Go To College" program will be a mandatory component of each chapter's The Sphinx/Winter 1989
General Presidents (I to r): Teamen Washington, Ponder Cannon, Sutton, Williams and Newsom—leadership from 1924.
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community service regimen. The new National Program, specifically designed to improve the status of young Black males in our com-
Legislative Highlights •
The adoption of a uniform organizational structure for the Fraternity's five regions. • The requirement that all chapters establish and maintain a permanent address (fraternity house or Post Office Box). • The re-establishment of the "Go To high 5chool — Go To College" campaign as the "National Program" of the fraternity, with mandatory participation by each chapter.
munities, will contain the following objectives: 1. To improve the self-esteem of program participants. 2. To improve the academic performance of program participants. 3. To increase the social awareness of the participants in order to make more responsible decisions. The Call To Leadership It was the clear consensus of the Brothers in attendance at the 1989 General Convention that the need for leadership within the African-American community was as compelling now as it has ever been in the past . . . and that Alpha Phi Alpha should rise to meet this challenge. Accordingly, the continuing internal structure review is designed to build a stronger and more vibrant institution even as we expand our program base to serve larger numbers of those less fortunate. Page 2?
Honors and Awards for a Job Well Done
NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Green (insert) is given posthumous award is accepted by Brother George Mims.
Tougaloo College President-Emeritus George Owens receives a Frederick Patterson award for educational excellence.
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Brother Hobart Jarrett, scholar of the English language, is a Patterson Award recipient.
Delta Rho Lambda Chapter President Charles Young, center, accepts a token of gratitude on behalf of the host chapter.
The Alpha Singers of Huntsville, Alabama (I to r): Mingo Clark, Charles Briggins, Tommy Lockhart and Harold Dickerson.
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Miss Black & Gold Robin Robinson accepts roses from the prez.
he many special events at the convention build an esp/r/t de' fratermte among Brothers young and old, from Chapters located across the globe. W e salute outstanding achievements on the world stage, acknowledge superior service t o the fraternity, remember Brothers transferred t o Omega, raise our voices in song and give thanks t o Him from whom our abundant blessing flow.
Mayor Arrington accepts the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Award.
Jazz great Kirk Whalum rocked 'til the midnight hour
Special Events Bring Fun and Camaraderie College Brothers Luncheon
Ecumenical Church Service
The College Brothers Luncheon was convened on Saturday, July 29, 1989 at 12:15 PM in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel. Southwestern Assistant Vice President Eric K. Dargan was the presiding officer. Distinguished Service Awards were presented to the four Assistant Vice Presidents ending their terms: Ricky Blalock, Midwest; Walter Kimbrough, Jr., South; Vernon Jackson, West; and Brother Dargan. Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation Chairman Huel D. Perkins announced the following winners of the 1989 Undergraduate Scholarships: East - Walter Abilla, Jr., Pi Xi; Robert Rushing, Beta Alpha; Jeffery Smith, Gamma; Midwest - Myron White, Gamma Rho; Robert Mock, Iota Pi; South - Cedric Matthews, Delta Gamma; William Smith, lota Eta; Weldon Wallace, Beta Delta; Southwest - Anthony Mitchell, Eta Gamma; Duane Jubert, Eta Gamma; Gavin DAguilar; At Large Patrick Jefferson, Beta Phi; John Kemp, Zeta; Michael Seay, Beta Xi. Brother Robert Rudolph was the winner of the Belford V. Lawson, Jr. Oratorical Contest.
Brother Joe Ratliff, Convention Chaplain, presided at the Ecumenical Service on Sunday, July 30th at 10:00 AM. Brother Ernest Dixon, Immediate Past President of the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church and Resident Bishop of San Antonio, delivered the Ecumenical Sermon. During the Welcome Reception on July 2th, Brother Dixon had received the Alpha Award of Honor. Music for the Ecumenical Service was provided by Brentwood Chorale, Brentwood Baptist Church, Houston, Texas.
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Jim Betts (center) brought goodies from Ford Motor Company.
Public Program The Public Program of the 83rd Anniversary Convention was called to order at 3:00 PM on Sunday, July 30th in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Rivercenter. General Convention Chairman William Smedler called the meeting to order and welcomed the Brothers and guests. Nearly $5,000 was collected to benefit the W. E. B. DuBois Foundation, the designated charity of the convention. General President Ponder presented the Distinguished Service Award to CONTINUED ON PAGE 32
Willie Tyler and Lester brought down the house with laughter.
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Brother Dale Long of Garland, Texas â€” the "1989 National Big Brother of the Year" fpr Big Brothers/Big Sisters
of America. Eastern Assistant Vice President Albert Lucas introduced the speaker of the day, Brother Louis W. Sullivan, Secretary of the United States Depart-
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ment of Health and Human Services. Brother Sullivan was also the recipient of the Alpha Award of Merit.
Fraternal Luncheon The Fraternal Luncheon was held on Monday, July 31, 1989 at 12:00, with Immediate Past General President Charles Teamer presiding. Special greetings were brought by 12th General President Raymond W. Cannon. Frederick D. Patterson Education Awards were presented to Brother Hobart Jarrett, Professor Emeritus, Brooklyn College, City University of New York: Brother George Owens, President- Emeritus, Tougaloo College; Brother Richard Moore, President- Emeritus, Bethune-Cookman College and, posthumously, to Brother Richard Green, the late Superintendent of the New York City Schools. The Fraternal Address was delivered by Brother Richard Arrington, Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama - who was also the recipient of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Award. Brother Joseph Bethea, Bishop of the United Methodist Church (South Carolina), was the recipient of the Distiguished Service Award.
Mu Alpha, Emory University, is the College Chapter of the Year
Left: Awards Chairman Frank Gilbert and Alumni Brother of the Year Herman Mason. Right: Gilbert and General President Ponder salute College Brother of the Year Jovier Evans.
The Formal Banquet of the 83rd Anniversary Convention was commenced at 8:00 PM on Tuesday, August 1, 1989 in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Rivercent, with General President Henry Ponder presiding. Musical selections for the occasion were rendered by the Alpha Ensemble (Brothers Charles Briggins, W. Mingo Clark, Harold Dickerson and Tommy Lockhart). Major awards fraternal awards were announced as follows: College Brother of the Year Jovier Evans, Mu Alpha; Alumni Brother of the Year - Herman Mason, Eta Lambda; College Chapter of the Year - Mu Alpha, Emory University; Alumni Chapter of the Year - Eta Lambda, Atlanta, Georgia. The newly crowned Miss Black & Gold, Miss Robin Robinson of Xavier University of Louisiana, was presented to the assembly. The banquet was also the venue for the installation of the following new general offices: Comptroller - Brother Louis W. Buck; Assistant Vice Presidents - Albert Lucas (East), Michael Wotorson (Midwest), Samuel Howard II (South), Robert Rudolph (Southwest) and Kenneth Wynn (West). The Sphinx/Winter 1989
PUBLIC POLICY B
ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. reaffirms its unflagging commitment to promoting political empowerment; business and economic development; educational achievement; health, safety, and welfare; the strengthening of family life and the elevation of self esteem within the African-American community; and, to the liberation and democratization of South Africa. These are many of the points that the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Public Policy Statement has raised in past years. This year we will not cover as many problems. This does not mean that the problems not covered are corrected, it simply means that we will highlight only three major problems in this Policy Statement. The problem of drugs in our community, the problem of education in our community, and the problem of diminishing opportunities for our people due to retrenchment of civil rights. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity rededicates itself to directly contributing to the leadership of AfricanAmerica. We refuse to permit crime, illiteracy, and official assaults on established programs and opporThe Sphinx/Winter 1989
tunities to paralyze our lives and destroy the hope of our youth. Alpha Phi Alpha challenges its members to lead the way in revitalizing the guiding values and infrastructional institutions of the Black community. The African-American community is under seige. Three major problems tear at the very fabric which holds it together: The problem of illicit drugs permeates our community consuming resources and destroying lives. The under-education of Black youth, at a time of great technological advances is consigning them to a future of poverty. The direct assaults by the courts and ambitious politicians on opportunities established during the past 25 years, threaten to render Black Americans helpless and hopeless. However, rather than despair, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. accepts the challenge to take the lead in reclaiming a positive destiny for the African-American community. Page 33
Drugs have become the scourge of the AfricanAmerican community. Drug running gangs are taking over our communities. Black citizens, especially the elderly, are held prisoner in their own homes. Young people are abandoning constructive pursuits as they become users and dealers. The problem is widespread. For example, in the nation's capitol, Washington, DC, at least one young man or woman dies everyday due to the drug trade; in Chicago, six months after the death of a perceived to be multimillionaire drug dealer, his wife is on welfare and his 23 year old daughter is arrested for prostitution. In Portland, Oregon, the National Guard has been called-up to help crush "youth gangs" which are flourishing because of the drug trade. Several approaches for eliminating drugs from our communities have been offered. Three which have high merit are: eliminating the profit side of the trade; prosecuting the producers, dealers, and users; and, helping users and potential users find alternatives to illicit drug involvement. The apprehending, indicting, prosecuting, and imprisoning of producers, dealers and users should be an effective deterrent to careers in drugs. The attack on this problem must be broadened. In addition to the many efforts currently in progress, we must insist that government officials and law enforcement officials go after those at the top of the hierarchy of the drug business. If we are serious about this problem, we must eliminate the drug lords and the entire illicit drug support structure, including banks which launder money and public officials who turn blind eyes to the problem. Thoughtful persons have long been aware that the drug trade could not flourish without the complicity of corrupt public officials at all levels, even some court personnel. The signal must be sent throughout the land that prosecution, incarceration, and capital punishment are the order of the day; deals and plea bargaining will no longer be means of escaping publishment. The panderers of the drug plague upon Black Americans and others must begin to think of a different line of work and cease their participation in the peddling of despair and death. Page 34
Some of the ways Alpha Phi Alpha will become directly involved in combating the drug problems are: Expand the existing program that Alpha Phi Alpha has in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America so it can be used as a model for the Black middle class to effectively reach Black youth. Target predominantly Black elementary schools in each city where a chapter or multiple chapters exist to serve as role models for the students. Recognize and reward Black youth who participate in drug education programs. Recognize that sellers of illicit drugs are selling poison which is killing youth and support the death penalty for individuals convicted a second time for selling drugs. Recognize that drug abusers are sick people who should be hospitalized for drug treatment as an extension of the punishment meted to them. Recognize that it is criminal to abuse children and support the death penalty for anyone convicted of pandering youth for drugs or sex.
African-Americans have somehow lost their emphasis on scholarship. To many of our young people, to be a scholar is to be "uncool". If our young people do well academically, they are often accused by their peers of trying to be white. One aspect of this attitude has led to there being more Black men in jails and prisons than in colleges and universities. As a Fraternity of university-trained men, we must do everything in our power to change the thinking of a great many of our young people. We must start programs at the lowest levels of education to put strong emphasis on scholarship. Academic excellence must again become esteemed in the AfricanAmerican community. We must make the straight "A" student as much a hero as the 7 ft. basketball player. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has always stressed scholarship. In 1906, it was not appropriate for a young Black man to think about a college education. The Sphinx/Winter 1989
But men of Alpha have from that time on overcome great hurdles to achieve education. In 1989, the problems that face our young people are as great or greater than those in 1906. Alpha Phi Alpha must reinstate and proclaim our support of scholarship to all our African-American youth. We must go into the schools as role models beginning at the first grade to show Black students that scholarship pays. We must demand from our public schools that they provide the type of education our young people need to realize their potential. We must continue our support of our Black colleges, including working diligently to block the pernicious process of merging them out of existence. The Black community must reclaim responsibility for educating its youth. For too long, we have handed over our youth to an educational system which is insensitive to their needs. A major problem of our primary and secondary education system is that our youth are being taught by individuals who have low expectations of them. Psychological and sociological studies through the years have clearly shown that where expectations are low, performance is low. Where expectations are high, performance is high. This problem is solvable and must be addressed vigorously at the local level. We must change the attitudes of those who teach our youth or quickly replace them with teachers who are sensitive to the needs of our children. Things to be Done to Assume a Viable Program for Young Black Students:
We Must go back and form monitoring committees which will monitor the progress of young Black students on standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT. We Must devise programs in the Black community which will recognize all of the achievements of Black students academically, in the arts, and citizenship. We must also support youth programs which permit them to display their talents, such as the NAACP's ACT-SO Program. We Must form or support the equivalent of "Saturday Schools" to supplement the instructions in our public and private school system. We Must prevail on athletic shoe, breakfast cereal, and record companies to provide as much money in scholarships as they pay for advertising directed toward Black youth. We Must work to forge the proper alliance between schools, community, and home, to bring about needed fundamental changes in community support, funding, curriculum, and teaching. A high percentage of Black students leave public schools of their own volition. Alpha Phi Alpha must insist that federally-funded mini-academies be established as an alternative. The Sphinx/Winter 1989
Many young Black students turn their backs on academic excellence. Alpha Phi Alpha must insist that a tangible reward system be established in elementary schools to provide an alternative type of incentive. Standardized tests are used to differentiate among students. Alpha Phi Alpha insists that teachers must be evaluated on how well their students perform on standardized tests. Black youth have limited opportunities to work in groups to be creative and productive. Alpha Phi Alpha must insist that cities establish programs to promote computer usage, writing, and various media production. Community values are confused. Alpha Phi Alpha must insist that religious institutions be enlisted as centers for promoting philosophies of life and moral values by which youth can live. Many Black youth have no opportunity to interact with Black professionals. Alpha Phi Alpha must insist that all Black fraternities, sororities, and professional organizations include elementary and middle school age students in at least one special luncheon whenever they hold a convention or major meeting. Many young Black parents do not know how to parent. Alpha Phi Alpha must insist that the Black community produce parenting programs on public access television. With the breakdown of the Black family, the lessening of the influence of the Black church, the schools do not have the resources to fill these voids. Alpha Phi Alpha shall take the initiative in mobilizing the Black community to provide moral and philosophy training for our young people.
The opportunities of African-Americans have steadily diminished the past decade. The Civil Rights movement, which opened opportunities for Black Americans in the 1960's and 1970s, expanded to include the feminist and other movements, collapsed in the 1980s under the stilleto-like stabs of conservative special interest groups. Recent U. S. W^c 3*5
Supreme Court decisions make it crystal clear that African-Americans can expect their opportunities in the 1990's to be circumscribed just as they were in the 1890's. The Court's actions have left the President silent, Congress inactive, and public opinion shapers looking for reasonable explanations. The future is bleak as it pertains to an open and just society for African-Americans. On July 27, 1989, the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, issued a report concluding that the economic and social gains made by Black Americans beginning in the 1940's, was effectively stopped in the past two decades and warned that the problems of poverty, segregation, teenage parenthood, and joblessness among Black America could worsen in coming years. Racial discrimination, however despicable, continues as a cancer in our society. Recent assaults by the courts in their decisions continue to erode away the gains and economic opportunities fought for and won decades ago. This must stop. Granted, some Black Americans have pushed beyond heretofore impenetrable barriers. But, this is nothing new. Some African-Americans have always excelled and will continue to do so. The cruel reality is that for every Black that "makes it," one or more slips further away from the mainstream of American life. Therefore, unless something is done and done immediately, the quality of life for rr :>t Black Americans will be reduced. Further, a halt must be brought to the destruction of Black America; no house divided against itself can stand. The U. S. Supreme Court's decision to deny contract set asides for minority business (Croson), to permit affirmative action decrees to be challenged and rescinded (Martin v. Wilks), to allow employers to give preference to whites in entry level jobs (Wards Cove), to preclude the use of an 1866 statute in challenging job discrimination (Patterson v. McLean Credit Union), and to give state officials protection when accused of discrimination (Will v. Michigan State Department of State Police) have started the process of eroding opportunities for Black Americans. All of these decisions reverse or severely limit accepted legal concepts of Civil Rights law. The Federal Communications Commission has done a very grave injury to African-Americans by eliminating the preference clause which gave minorities an opportunity to purchase radio and television stations. Additionally, the FCC has virtually eliminated the fairness doctrine which required broadcasters to make sure their programming had balance. The victory of David Duke, the founder of the National Association for the Advancement of White People, in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, is an omen of how politics are likely to drift in the near future. Duke's victory and the resurgence of hate groups, especially the Skin Heads and Aryan Nation in The Page 36
Pacific North West area are causes for great concern. Unless African-Americans take the initiative in challenging the forces which seek to roll back Black progress, the second American post-reconstruction period will become a reality. Resources for education at all levels are becoming scarce. This is particularly true at the post-secondary level. Each year, African-American young men and women are finding it more difficult to find resources for college. Therefore, if it is a fact that education is the doorway of opportunity in America, something must be done to assure that Black Americans have the same opportunity of passing through that door as all others. We of Alpha Phi Alpha must support with new vigor, new blood, and new money the NAACP, the Urban League, and all other organizations in our communities which are on the firing lines to stop these attacks on our hard-earned civil and personal freedoms. We of Alpha Phi Alpha must take a leadership position to redirect our communities' focus from the courts to the federal and state law making bodies to insure that our hard won rights do not slip from our grasp. We of Alpha Phi Alpha must support Congressman Augustus F. Hawkin's Workforce 2000 Employment Readiness Act of 1989. This Act, along with other possible legislation, will benefit African-Americans and other minority groups to achieve the necessary skills to compete in the Workforce of the year 2000.
SUMMARY At its 83rd Anniversary Convention, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. recognizes that as we approach the year 2000, we men of Alpha must take the lead in fighting for the rights of Black Americans. We must be the beacon that guides men and women through the despair of lost hope, lack of opportunity and discrimination. We must strive to eliminate illicit drug tafficking, work to emphasize scholarship for African-American youth, and stem the tide of diminishing opportunities for African-Americans. Committee Members: GEORGE HENDRIX, Chairman Epsilon Zeta Lambda WILFRED J. GREEN Xi Kappa Lambda SAMUEL SCOTT Theta Rho Lambda WILBERT POWELL, JR. Iota Zeta Lambda ELLSNER F. MARCHBANKS Xi Lambda ROBERT H. MEYERS Kappa Epsilon Lambda ARTIE POLK Iota Upsilon Lambda
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llllllllllllll Brother MATTHEW DAWSON, is president of the Vallejo Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. While the plummeting national literacy rate is an issue that cuts across color lines, the problem is particularly hard felt among blacks. Blacks accounted for 30 percent of the dropouts in the Vallejo City Unified School District in 1988, according to district records. Facing an increasingly competitive job market in the 1990s, the employment prospects for blacks who fail to make the grade academically are likely to be bleak. To improve the black educational performance, the district has set up the Tanner Program, a volunteer remedial education project that encourages teachers, students and parents to work together in an effort to prepare more blacks for college enrollment. "For the majority of our young, black males, the system is not working. A lot of black students believe that external forces control their lives. If they blame the system, then that gives them an excuse not to take responsibilities themselves. I think each of us bears a share of the problem â€” society, the schools and individuals. "The (Tanner) program works with both the students and the parents and that's very important." "Let's hope that we can motivate more black youngsters, male and female, to get enrolled in black universities. "Too many black people who are
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graduating from high school still can't get jobs, either because they're untrained or because they can't read. We've got to work to raise those youngsters' aspirations."
llllllllllllll Brother HUGH M. GLOSTER, JR., received the M.D. degree at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta during commencement exercises. One of the top-ranking students in his class, he was a holder of the coveted Regents Scholarship and->a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the prestigious medicalschool honorary society. At MCG he was also a member of the American Medical Association, the National Medical Association, the Black Students Medical Association, and the Student National Medical Association. In July he will begin his residency at the George W a s h i n g t o n University Hospital in Washington, D.C. The young physician is the son of Dr. Hugh M. Gloster, life member of Alpha, recipient of Frederick Patterson Award last summer, President of Morehouse College from 1967 to 1987 and currently Co-Director of the College Consulting Network of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and the late Dr. Beulah H. Gloster, former Professor of English and Director of the Writing Laboratory at Morehouse College. Young Dr. Gloster received the bachelor's degree at the University of I'd go 37
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a holder of the coveted Morehead Foundation Scholarship, which not only paid all his school expenses but also provided two-month summer internships with pay including two months of travel and study in Europe during the summer after graduation. At UNC he was also a member of the N o r t h Carolina Fellows P r o g r a m , which trains selected students with leadership potential, and President of Mu Zeta Chapter. Prior to entering UNC, Gloster graduated from Atlanta's Westminster Schools, where he maintained an excellent academic and athletic record. He made the h o n o r roll each semester and was elected to membership in the National H o n o r Society, the Cum Laude Society, and the H o n o r Council. At the same time he was a member of Westminster varsity football and track teams and was co-captain, quarterback, and tailback of the Wildcats during his senior year.
Illlllllllllll Brother OLIVER N . GREENE, SR., T r e a s u r e r of Theta Nu Lambda Chapter, has received three outstanding awards since July 1988. The first award was presented during the Annual Conference of the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders in July 1988. At this conference Brother Greene was selected as the Outstanding E l e m e n t a r y S c h o o l P r i n c i p a l in Georgia. During American Education Week (November 1988) the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority presented their Education Award to Brother Green for Outstanding Service in the Field of Education. In January 1989 Brother Greene w a s informed that he had been selected as one of 100 top Executive Educators in North America. This award was presented by The Executive Educator. For this award Brother Greene was given special recognition by his local school b o a r d , the LaGrange Board of Education. Brother Greene's Alma Mater, Morris Brown College, has nominated him to be the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Citation A w a r d for 1989. This award was presented on April 22, 1989, by the National Association for Equal O p p o r t u n i t y in Higher Education during its Annual Conference in Washington, D . C . Brother Greene's educational career spans some 36 years. During this Page 38
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period he has served as a teacher, assistant principal, associate principal. He has been employed by the T r o u p C o u n t y and LaGrange Boards of Education, LaGrange, Georgia. He p r e s e n t l y serves as principal of LaGrange Boys Junior High School, LaGrange, Georgia. N u m e r o u s professional organizations claim Brother Greene's membership. These include LaGrange Association of Educators, Georgia Association of Educators, National Educational Association, Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders.
possible by IBM Educational Systems, which appears in the February issues of The American School Board Journal and The Executive Educator magazines. Greene was chosen for the honor by an independent panel of nationally recognized experts on school administration. Brother Greene believes that as a leader he has a responsibility to help raise the quality of life in the community. Much of Brother Greene's time is spent working in McGhee Chapel A . M . E . Church and Warren Temple United Methodist Church. Brother Greene is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Greene, the husband of Mrs. Annie Tarver Greene, the father of Mrs. Zinta Greene Perkins and Brother Oliver N . Greene, Jr.
Initiated into the fraternity by Iota Chapter of Morris Brown College in 1951, Brother Greene has given to Alpha Phi Alpha a full measure of his devotion. He served as president of Iota Chapter while at Morris Brown College. He was instrumental in helping establish t w o undergraduate chapters at West Georgia College, Carrollton, Georgia, and LaGrange college, LaGrange, Georgia. He helped to establish Theta Nu Lambda Chapter in LaGrange, Georgia, in 1964, and served four years as its first president. Brother Greene is cited in "The Executive Educator 100," a blue-ribbon listing similar to the Fortune 500 or the Forbes 400 for business and industry. This year's 100 are recognized for their excellent leadership and outstanding professional achievements during 25 years or more in school administration. The Executive Educator 100 are highlighted in a special report, made
T w o of Memphis' Public School Stalwarts retire with a total of sixtyfive years of service. Brothers DR. WILLIE L. LINDSEY, JR. and JOSEPH M A T T H E W S decided to step down from their daily routine of educating the youth of M e m p h i s . Brother Lindsey served as assistant principal at Hamilton High School. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff, Tennessee State University, and the University of Tennessee. Before ascending to the assistant principal position, Lindsey was a classroom teacher and a guidance counselor. He has served as a member of the Superintendent's cabinet, coordinator of Inservice Training, pupil academic assessment, S.S.C.S. Evaluation, student activities and services. He T h e Sphinx/Winter 1989
is a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Currently, he holds the position of 1st vice president of Alpha Delta Lambda Chapter (Memphis). In addition, he is affiliated with Phi Delta Kappa educational fraternity, Memphis Cotton Makers Jubilee, Memphis Selective Service System, American Association of Vocational Counselors, N . A . A . C . P . , Chelsa Lodge #324 Free and Accepted Masons, and Knights Temple and Moolah Temple No.54 Shrine Order. Brother Joseph Matthews taught mathematics at Frayser High School. He is an alumnus of Mississippi Industrial College and has done graduate studies at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Matthews has served as Financial Secretary of Alpha Delta Lambda Chapter for the past eight years, and is a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He plans to spend his time hunting and fishing.
Brother DR. ASHRIEL I. MOSE is the recipient of the Green A w a r d . This is awarded to the person w h o has been outstanding in the community for several years. Ashriel I. Mose is an educator w h o has spent his entire professional life in college teaching and administration. He w a s the first Director of G r a d u a t e Extension 1957-1959, Dean of the School of Education 1959-1970, and Dean of the Faculty 1970-1980. All of these positions held at South Carolina State College where he worked and retired in 1980. Since T h e Sphinx/Winter 1989
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that time he has kept himself quite busy serving on various boards, including the State Board of Trustees, Board of Trustees for the College of Charleston, O r a n g e b u r g Chapter of the American Red Cross, O r a n g e b u r g C o u n t y Mental Retardation Board and as a consultant to several colleges and school districts. He serves as Treasurer of St. Paul Episcopal Church, the South Carolina State College Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa Education Fraternity and as Chairperson of the Education Committee of the Local Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. His service to his profession and his community and his fraternity warrant 'he Green A w a r d .
work was done at South Carolina State College and graduate work at N o r t h eastern University, Boston, Massachusetts. Professionally, he was employed by the South Carolina State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education for fifteen (15) years as a Curriculum Consultant, after retiring from the Military Service. His Military Service career began as an officer in 1950 and ended as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1970. Brother Nelson is very active in comm u n i t y affairs consisting of membership of the O r a n g e b u r g American Red Cross Board of Directors, the South Carolina State Employees Association Board of Directors and the A A R P State Legislative Committee, where he served as Vice Chairman. He is active in M o u n t Pisgah Baptist Church of O r a n g e b u r g , where he is a member of the Trustee Board, the Men's Progressive Club, the Church I m p r o v e m e n t C o m m i t t e e and the Church Choir. Brother Nelson has given liberally of his time and talent to the programs of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He attends all State, Regional and National Convention. He is an Alpha Life Member, a past Chapter President and is currently serving as Chairman of the Budget and Finance and Constitution Committees. Brother Nelson is married to the former Amelia B. Dinkins and they have two sons. His service to his profession and his community and his fraternity warrants the M a n of the Year A w a r d .
The recipient of the M a n of the Year A w a r d is the person w h o has done outstanding service for the past three years. Brother WILLIAM J. NELSON of Orangeburg, South Carolina, is retired from the South Carolina State Board for Technical and C o m p r e h e n s i v e Education and the Military Service. He is a native of Columbia, South Carolina. Educationally, his u n d e r g r a d u a t e
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A w a r d , " as well as Being Single m a g a z i n e ' s prestigious " P i n n a c l e " award. Ebony magazine has also selected Mr. W o o d s as a 1989 Eligible Bachelor. Brother W o o d s is active with his local alumni chapter of the Alpha Phi A l p h a Fraternity (Alpha G a m m a Lambda) and he has recently been selected to serve as the New York State Director of the Alpha Phi A l p h a / B o y Scout alliance to strengthen the coordination between the Fraternity and its national youth program The Boy Scouts of America. For the past two years Brother W o o d s has managed the U.S. A r m y (Active/Reserve) Advertising account at The Mingo G r o u p , Inc., a major New York Black advertising agency. Brother lames R.
Rack u p a n o t h e r first for Brother JAMES R. WILLIAMS, Past General President Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity as he climbs another rung on the ladder of success. Brother Judge James R. Williams was sworn in last T h u r s d a y as the first black judge of the Court of C o m m o n Pleas of Summit C o u n t y . An overflow crowd of more than 500 friends and supporters attended the 4 p . m . ceremony as Judge Nathaniel R. Jones of the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals administered the o a t h . Judge Jones presented Judge Williams as a person of "character, knowledge and commitment" w h o is in touch with the world and in touch with his community. Judge Williams said his diverse background should help him to be a good judge at the C o m m o n Pleas level. He was a teacher in the A k r o n schools for four years. He became an attorney in 1965 and w a s in private practice. He also served on A k r o n , O h i o City Council from 1970 to 1978 as W a r d 4 and at-large councilman. He was U.S. attorney of Ohio's n o r t h e r n district from 1978 to 1982, a n d has been an Akron Municipal Judge since 1983. Brother Williams is married to his f o r m e r high s c h o o l sweetheart, C a t h e r i n e Douglas of C o l u m b u s , Miss., and they have two adult children; son, Brother Michael D. Williams, a member of the City Council in A k r o n , O h i o , and daughter, Jacqueline, a social worker in A k r o n .
The Boy Scouts of America has announced that Brother WILLIAM A. W O O D S will be one of the 1989 Silver Beaver A w a r d recipients in the M a n h a t t a n council. The Silver Beaver is the highest a w a r d a Boy Scout Council can bestow on one of its volunteers and is given for recognition of years of outstanding service to the betterment of youth through the Boy Scout Program. Brother W o o d s , an Eagle Scout, District A w a r d of Merit Honoree, District Comissioner and M a n h a t t a n Boy Scout Executive Board member, has been the recent recipient of Dollars & Sense magazine's "Best a n d Brightest Business a n d Professional Men's
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The Brothers of Theta Psi Lambda Chapter in Somerset, Neiv Jersey. A key cliapter event is the Emerson James/Richard Sands Scholarship Reception, named in honor of two charter members of the group. Through a corporate partnership with the Squibb Corporation, Theta Psi Lambda raises some $20,000 aunualh/ to assist college-bound youth.
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The brothers of Theta Psi Lambda chapter located in Somerset, New Jersey have a lot to be proud of for 1988-89 and beyond. Dating back to the late spring of 1988 Theta Psi Lambda neophytes Fred Harris, Julian Stackhaus, Willis Cheatham, Paul Geneve, George Petagrew, Valjean Garrett, Albert Collier IV, Brian Grimes and Mervin Alexander have helped form a nucleus of activity and enthusiasm for this now thriving chapter. Under the leadership of former Dean of Pledges and Eastern Region Vice President Jerome Walker the new brothers have played significant parts in all ongoing fraternity functions and activities. Current Dean of Pledges Andrew Oliver has the same hopes for this year's outstanding Sphinx Club participants. On October 22, 1988 Theta Psi Lambda held its Emerson James/Richard Sands Scholarship
reception. This reception, named for two of the chapters' charter members now passed to Omega Chapter, featured the honorable Charles G. Rangel of New York as its keynote speaker. Representative Rangel, also an Alpha brother, and our corporate sponsor the Squibb Corporation were instrumental in assisting Theta Psi Lambda raise over $20,000 for its scholarship fund. The next major scholarship fund raiser is scheduled for October of 1990. We encourage the continued support of our Alpha brothers located within the region and beyond. However, the most instrumental brother in both the organization and presentation of Theta Psi Lambda Chapters' 1988 scholarship reception was Brother Don N. Harris. Due in large measure to Dr. Harris' hard work and dedication to purpose the Squibb Corporation, our sponsor and one of the nation's leading pharmaceutical companies, agreed to totally underwrite our activity as well as providing their impressive Corporate Headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey as the site for the affair. Dr. Harris, a chapter member and founding president of Theta Psi Lambda, pledged undergraduate at Lincoln University's Nu Chapter. He is also a research fellow at the Squibb Institute of Medical Research in Princeton and is
tabbed to be one of approximately 100 Black scientists, from the eighth century to present, to be featured in a national exhibit, "Black Achievers in Science" p r e s e n t e d b y C h i c a g o ' s Museum of Science and Industry. The traveling exhibit is scheduled to b e at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia and the Museum of Natural History in New York. The purpose of this project as well as a main Alpha goal is to expose and educate young Blacks. Specifically, the exhibit strives to reveal to those same individuals the many fields of scientific inquiry while providing them with significant role models w h o have made significant contributions. Dr. Harris' contributions are volu m i n o u s . Included in his 14-page r e s u m e is a P h . D . in biochemistry, 42 scholarly publications and four patents. Dr. Harris is a part of the medical research team at Squibb which developed Capoten, which reduces high blood pressure and the risk of hypertension. It probably comes as no surprise that Dr. Don N . Harris is the Theta Psi Lambda Brother-of-the-Year. The work of Theta Psi Lambda continued long after the O c t o b e r Affair. Lead by Brother Mervin Alexander, numerous brothers participated in ceremonies honoring the late Brother Martin Luther King. Brother Alexander serves as City Council President of the city of Piscataway, N e w Jersey and through his leadership Alpha and Theta Psi Lambda are kept at the forefront of local affairs. During the month of February, in celebration of Black History M o n t h , Brother Alexander arranged panel discussions with nearby high school students to discuss the role of Black Americans from a historical perspective as scientists, politicians, and entrepreneurs. Participation from Brothers Don Harris, James Walker (also a Councilman in nearby Franklin T w p . ) , Dr. William Phillips, Jr. (another charter member and retired Rutgers University Education Professor) made the planning of Brother Alexander and assistance from Squibb Corporation gel to produce a meaningful experience for area high school students. The month of April has seen the continued resurgence of the Theta Psi Lambda Chapter in the social arena. On April 1st we held a hugely successful Racquetball-Tennis Disco. Due in large measure to chapter Vice President Page 42
Craig Moore, Brothers Darnell Bacon, Paul Geneve, George Petagrew and Brina Grimes, the activity was great . . . a n d a good time was h a d by all.
saint paul's college Delta Tau Reaps The Rewards of Hard Work The Delta Tau Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., located at Saint P a u l ' s College in Lawrenceville, Virginia, has had a very busy and productive year promoting the fraternity and has made Alpha Phi Alpha the most visible Greek-letter organization in Southside Virginia. Delta Tau, consisting of 13 Brothers with Timothy Cosby as president, was first awarded a $500 scholarship by the Eastern Region V A C A P A F for having the highest chapter cumulative grade point average in the Eastern Region. O n e of its members, Brother Glenn L. Starks, was also awarded honorable mention at the convention in the oratorical contest held that weekend. O n April 6, Delta Tau held a Teen Pregnancy Seminar at the Brunswick Senior High School in Lawrenceville, VA as part of Project Alpha. The seminar was hailed as a great success by the community and special recognition was given the chapter in the county's two newspapers. The seminar was coordinated by Brothers Glenn Starks and John Reynolds. O n the campus of Saint Paul's College, Delta Tau was the winner of the Interfraternal Council Intermural basketball competition. After three rounds against all other Greek letter organizations, Delta Tau was awarded first prize along with the Sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. O n April 15, the chapter was awarded $100 as first place winners in the c a m p u s ' step s h o w c o m p e t i t i o n . Another $100 was donated to the United Negro College Fund in the chapter and fraternity's name. The chapter is currently raising funds to restore the Saul Building, the oldest building on the campus of Saint Paul's College. The building is now 101 years old (erected in 1888) and in need of immediate repairs. Additionally, the Delta Tau chapter has donated time, money and food to
the poor and given extensive service to the local Boy Scouts T r o o p . The Delta Tau chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha have shown exemplary service and plan to continue even stronger in the upcoming year to uplift their dear old fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Cornell Alpha Chapter Continuing Excellence in 1969 The Brothers of Alpha Chapter extend a w a r m and fraternal greeting to the Brotherhood all throughout the world. The year 1989 has been full of achievement and success. Following the eighty-second annual anniversary of our fraternity and chapter last semester, we proudly reflected upon the chapter's accomplishments. The chapter sponsored a voter registration drive, blood drives for the Red Cross, and a lecture by Brother Julius Chambers, the DirectorCounsel of the N A A C P Legal Defense Fund. In addition, the chapter raised a large sum of money in its Step for Local Charity and celebrated the crossing of four strong, able Sphinxmen at its Seventh Annual R o u n d u p . They are Brothers Kester Marcelis Hodge, Jimmie Jones Jr., Michael David Scott, and Shawn A n t h o n y Lee. Presently, Alpha Chapter is continuing its tradition of excellence in the year 1989. For example, it conducted an extensive celebration of Black History M o n t h with its Portraits of an Era: A Tribute to African-Americans in the Twentieth Century. In a series of weekly events, different eras in African-American history were remembered such as the Niagara Movement of 1905-06, the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920's, and the Black nationalist and Civil rights movement of the 1960's. The chapter also planned to conduct a college tour for African-American and Latino students at a local Ithaca high school in the spirit of the fraternity's renewed Go to High School, Go to College Campaign. Further, the chapter presented a rebroadcast of the nationally televised film, Beyond the Dream, which probed various issues confronting our Black communities. This event was stimulating as well as controversial. Also, various brothers managed to T h e Sphinx/Winter 1989
clean up their local community a n d help elderly residents during an annual G o o d Neighbor Day. Finally, the chapter brought five new brothers into our proud fraternity. They are B r o t h e r s C h r i s t o p h e r W a y n e St. A u b y n Bryan, Ruben Joseph Coryat, Nathan Absalom Ocasio, Georges Clermont, and Lashawn Dontez Crenshaw. Under the direction of President Mark Michael, Vice President D a m o n Johnson, Treasurer Preston M c G o w a n , and Secretary Terence Adams, the chapter has a membership of twenty-nine brothers. In closing, the Brothers of Alpha Chapter wish, all its brothers success in their individual and collective endeavors. And to the brothers all throughout the land of Alpha: a mighty "A-Phi" and a thunderous "06!"
Connecticut Beta Sigma Lambda Host 1st Black History Observance Beta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Hartford, held its first Annual Black History Observance Saturday, February 25, at the George P. T h o m a s Auditorium, Weaver High School. The Celebration was centered around the theme, "The Legacy of Black History, a profile of courage, determination and aspiration." The main speaker for the occasion was Rev. James Walker, pastor of Phillip CME Church, Hartford, also, a fraternity brother. The program was further highlighted with the appearance of two guest choirs, Hopewell Concert Choir and Alfred E. White Choral. The dynamic choirs gave beautiful selections appropriate for the occasion. O t h e r program participants were three dynamic oratorical speakers w h o were a part of the finalist in a previously sponsored oratorical contest made available in the high schools in the greater Hartford area. The first place winner was Jarrett Landor-Ngemi, a Junior at Bulkeley High School; second place went to Jason Harris, a senior at Windsor High School; third place went to Shante Knight, a senior at Bulkeley High School. Each of the winners received monetary awards for their participation. The program was emceed by Daryl Burk, President of Beta Sigma Lambda The Sphinx/Winter 1989
Chapter. Ed Mitchell served as program chairperson. Sincere thanks is extended to all members w h o assisted in any w a y with the overall program. The fraternity is looking forward to its next Black History Celebration in February, 1990.
new york Eta Chapter Back in the Fold The Brothers of Eta "The Jewel" chapter extend a fraternal greeting to all "Alphas." A slip of fraternal obligation caused a long absence of reporting A l p h a ' s w o r k in this c h a p t e r . However, with the initiation of the past pledge lines, some quality men have crossed those burning sands. In Spring '87, initiated was "Pamoja Ni Fuelza." There were 4 m e n : Gasper Roberts, Jose' Recio, Dwight M u r r a y , and John Lance. They were guided to the light by their Dean, W a r d Fuller. Then, a year later came " Q u i l u m b o " and " E n d e d , " a charter line at S.U.N.Y. N e w Daltz in Spring '88. Q u i l u m b o consisted of 5 initiates. They were: David Eilets, Timothy Eatman, T i m o t h y James, Alvin Young, and Brian Spivey. "Ended" consisted of Al Bonds, Alex Mims, Craig Evans, A n t h o n y Winn, C l a u d i o Collins, Steven Gill, and Brentley Cheek. Unfortunately, Alex Mims a n d Craig Evans were killed in a car accident a n d never to go live the "Alpha life" we all enjoy. Therefore, #2 and #3 will cease to exist for further Sphnix clubs. All Brothers from "Ended" wear Omega 2,3 in remembrance of them. With these new initiates, we have been able to get back to business. We've had our hands full of community service: a fashion show, 2 fundraiser parties in which partial proceeds were donated to "a soup kitchen" to feed the homeless a n d the Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation. For Black Historv Month we collaborated with Brothers from other chapters to speak to lower east side preparatory high school students about the importance of Black History, positive aspects of the black community, and going to college. Brother Dr. George Mims, Brothers Patrick Miller and A n t h o n y Bennett, Brother Pritz Gabriel and Brothers Timothy Eatman and Richard Velasco spoke to approximately 60 students. We also had a public program in which Brother Mai Goode was our guest speaker. He is the
"first black national n e w w o r k n e w s reporter" a n d has been a brother for 59 years. He has received several honors, awards, and merits including the one we presented to him for outstanding service and leadership. Presently, Brother G o o d e is a consultant for the Black N e t w o r k N e w s . In addition, we had a "clothes drive" which was donated to the Salvation A r m y . We've used our resources and set up a tutoring program at Wadleigh JHS. Brother Richard Velasco is the program director for the "I Have a D r e a m " program. This is an effort to influence them to "Go to High School." We plan to cap off this year (88-89) with a black and gold ball celebrating our 80th anniversary in June. This will be done with the Brothers of Zeta Eta Chapter at Columbia University where Eta chapter was originally chartered. O t h e r u p coming events are as follows: Youth Lobby Day in Albany, N.Y., a petition to state legislators about allotting money in the state budget for youth programs and jobs. As we k n o w this keeps kids off the streets and away from drugs and drug dealers. We are participating in the Big Brothers' program because these kids need us as "role models." Finally we are in the early stages of planning a "help the elderly" program, where we would go to nursing homes to comfort and read to elderly people. The 1988-89 chapter officers are as follows: President, John D. Lance; Vice-President, Brian L. Spivey; Secretary, T i m o t h y K. E a t m a n , Treasurer, Timothy A. James; Dean of Pledges and Sergeant-At-Arms, Brian L. Spivey, and Editor-To-The-Sphnix, Richard E. Velasco, Jr. â€” Richard E. Velasco, Jr.
rhode island Mu Theta Lambda Increasing Greek Awareness The Brothers of Mu Theta Lambda extend greetings to all Brothers. The past year has been a productive one. It has been a year that has enabled the chapter to truly live up to the motto of Alpha. In the Providence area, we have surpassed all Greeks in c o m m u nity service and increasing Greek awareness. With our newly-elected officers, Arthur Wright, III, President; Wesley M c C l u r e , Vice President: Herbert Spencer, Jr., Secretary; Darren
Lopes, Treasurer; James A d a m s , Historian, Robert Bailey V, Director of Education; Cornealius Flakes, Dean of Pledges; Kenneth Elmore, Editor to the Sphinx; and Victor Tabor, Chaplain, the chapter embarked on a mission to enlighten the Providence area, by shining the light of Alpha. In the Spring of 1988, the chapter held a smoker that would eventually lead to the induction of three new Brothers, Jeffrey Feaster, Birse Timmons, Jr., and Michael Vaughan into Mu Theta Lambda and the kingdom of Alpha. As a result of the unique pledge program that was implemented, Brother Cornealius Flakes was voted graduate Dean of Pledges of the year by the Organization of New England Chapters of Alpha (ONECA). The newly inducted brothers are promising and full of enthusiasm. Undoubtedly, these brothers will have a positive impact on Mu Theta Lambda and help the chapter to carry out the causes of Alpha Phi Alpha. In the area of community service, Mu Theta Lambda continues to excel. In a combined effort with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., the chapter hosted a greek awareness night and stepshow. The purpose of the event was to educate the community as to the purposes a n d ideologies of Black Greek organizations. The event w a s very successful and will be an annual event. The chapter further excelled by sponsoring a clothing drive, a college awareness forum at an area high school and by involving itself with the Mentorship program that is sponsored by the United W a y . Currently, we are providing income tax assistance via the IRS VITA program and sponsoring a basketball program to raise funds for a local c o m m u n i t y center. The future looks bright for Mu Theta Lambda. We will continue to shine the light of Alpha and enlighten the world. —Jeffrey T. Feaster
Pennsylvania Alpha Omicron Lambda Continues Community Service The 1987-88 program year of Alpha Omicron Lambda again was highlighted by attention being focused on enhancement of the voting activity of local Pittsburgh citizens. Brother Harvey A d a m s , President of the PittPage 44
sburgh N A A C P and Brother Paul Ingram played leadership roles in this effort. B r o t h e r D r . R o b e r t Smith spearheaded the Chapter's involvement in the annual UNCF Fund raising campaign —wherein each Brother was encouraged to donate at least $100.00. The C h a p t e r initiated the following m e n into A l p h a d o m : Bennie Wheller, Erwin Dyer, Kevin Ridley, Everett Darby, Justin Johnson, John Clark, Sidney Kaikai, and Daryl Robinson. Other noteworthy events of the year included the annual family picnic held at one of the Allegheny C o u n t y parks wherein over 100 guests were welcomed. The M o n t e Carlo night, which was a major fundraiser for the H o w a r d Hairston Scholarship Fund established in the memory of our late Brother, was also a rousing entertainment success. This event was held at the Southern Platter Center, a private party facility owned by Brother Art Burns. The 1988 Black and Gold formal ball was held at the Syria Mosque on October 28th. Music was by "Memories" and the "Disco Brothers." This affair as planned under the leadership of Formal Committee Chairman Brother Walter Franklin, ably assisted by Brothers (Dr.) Paul Williams, Gaddiel Goode, (D".) T h e o d o r e Vasser, Jr., Major Ri.nard Bennett (Ret.), John Cundieff, and James Adkins. O u r joint Founders D a y / C h r i s t m a s Party was held at the Monroeville, Pennsylvania Holiday Inn on December 3rd and attendance was limited to Brothers and their spouses or sweethearts. The keynote address was by Brother Mai G o o d e — w h o thrilled the audience as he always is a spellbinding speaker! Then special recognition was focused on Brothers w h o had forty or more years in A l p h a d o m . They are Brothers: James Burgett, 1925, Wilbur Douglas, Jr., 1942, Wilson Primus, 1947, Richard Bennett, 1937, John Cundieff, 1937, Frank Bolden, 1931, Woodford Harris, D D S , 1930, Leroy Patrick, D . D . , 1936, H a r r y T h o r n t o n , 1935, William Fisher, 1947, and Henry McCullough, 1936. Extra tribute w a s directed to Brother Donald Jefferson w h o was one of the first Black C o m missioned Officers in World W a r I w h o was initiated in O m i c r o n Chapter in 1917, which represented seventy one years in our b r o t h e r h o o d . He spoke of events of that era with great clarity despite his 90 plus years! Newly elected officers are: President, James W. Adkins; Vice President, Paul C. Williams; Recording
Secretary, Ronald Wilburn; Financial Secretary, Harry K. Parker; Treasurer, Theodore R. Vasser, Jr.; Sergeant-atArms, Paul W. Ingram; Associate Editor to the Sphnix, Harold R. White and Chaplain, Harry L. Budd. — Harold R. White
new jersey Alpha Theta Lambda Host Founder's Day Service The New Jersey State Chapters Annual Founders Day Service were hosted by Alpha Theta Lambda and Pi Xi chapters at St. James AME Church, Atlantic City, N.J. on Sunday, December 11th. A fellowship dinner preceded the service, which was opened with a processional involving all brothers and honorees. The rededication credo and s u m m a r y of the Policy Statement was given by Brother R. Epps. Spiritual selections were rendered by the Youth Choir of Atlantic City "Voices of Hope" under the youth director Michael Bailey. A reflective and inspiring Founders Day sermon was delivered by Reverend Brother W. A r t h u r Lewis, Director for Community Services, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Chicago, Illinois. Eight Community service awards were presented to the following: Mrs. Elvira Baber, Religious Education; Mrs. Henrietta Burke, Educational Music; John Cosby, Social Service; Mrs. Redenia Gilliam Mosee, Community Relations; Dr. Juanita High, Educational Service; Dr. Irene Hill Smith, Civil Rights; Mr. William Tinnin, Labor Services; Mayor James Usry (Mayor of Atlantic City), Government Leadership. The president of the N.J. State Chapter, Brother Calisle Parker and the local chapter Alumni president Brother Augustus Harmon presided. Brother Marvin Hill served as OrganistMinister of Music, Brother William Myers Regional D i r e c t o r - C o o r d i n a t o r a n d Brothers R.F. Goldsboro and L. Stroud, Co-Chairpersons.
Washington d.c. Mu Lambda Chapter — One of Alpha's Finest The history of Mu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is almost as long and distinguished as the T h e Sphinx/Winter 1989
Sphinx. It seems, therefore, a p propriate that as the commemorative issue is published denoting 75 years of existence of the Sphinx that an article be included highlighting 65 years of existence of Mu Lambda Chapter. Any study of the founding of Alpha Phi Alpha would include references to matters of that period to provide a historical perspective. So, too, would one want to know of the climate in Washington, DC that prevailed about the time of the founding of Mu Lambda. As in other parts of our country, racism was active and rampant in the nation's capital. Members of the fraternity and others were disturbed that so few efforts were being undertaken to combat the racism. Constance Green in her book, "Washington, Capital City, 1879-1950," presented a picture of this period of the twenties. It w a s in this period that Mu Lambda was born. This chapter came into existence in this tainted atmosphere and prejudicial surroundings. Its members wanted to join themselves together in order to seek to make use of their unused citizenship participation, denied to them by forces stronger than they were, when alone and working as individuals. For this group purpose there were distinguished and public spirited men in the membership. This statement had meaning for graduate brothers w h o had spent the younger years in the fraternity in college and realized that they should not relinquish nor neglect their relationship in the fraternity in their a d u l t h o o d . These were brothers who had graduated but maintained their m e m b e r s h i p in undergraduate chapters. This was true in Washington, also, as many older brothers remained members of Beta chapter. They began to look for w a y s to demonstrate their loyalties to the best advantage in adult actions, and one of the answers w a s through the organization of a graduate chapter which could cooperate with the undergraduate one. O u t of these ideas came Mu Lambda Chapter. An application for charter was signed by 19 Brothers and sent to the office of General Secretary N o r m a n L. McGhee. This chapter was dated October 1, 1923 and was signed by the following Brothers (many of w h o m had been members of Beta Chapter: A r t h u r Curtis, John Edward Lowery, Merrill Curtis, Clarence H. Mill, Victor Daly, N . A . M u r r a y (Jewel Brother), Eugene L.C. Davidson, Norman L. McGhee, Walter Garvin, Louis T h e Sphinx/Winter 1989
H. Russell, William L. Hansberry, James N. Saunders, Edward W . Howard, Elmory B. Smith, Joseph R. Jones, Harold Stratton, R. Frank Jones, J.H.N. Waring, Charles W. Wesley. These 19 Brothers met monthly and planned a founding ceremony that could be led by General President Booker. The date was set for December 23, 1923. General President Booker could not be present so Brother Norman Bishop represented him. Four other Brothers were present at the ceremony and it w a s decided to include them as founders. They were: Arnold D o n a w a , Daniel W. Edmonds, Charles H. Houston, H o w a r d H. Long, Robert Ogle (Jewel Brother). Jewel Henry A. Callis was not present at these meetings, though he was to become a member later. He had not moved to the city at that time.
maryland Kappa Phi Lambda Chapter Wins Three Awards The Eastern Region District VI C o n ference for Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia was held recently at Towson State University. Alpha Brothers from each of the above areas competed for the following awards: College C h a p t e r of the Year, College Brother of the Year, Alumni C h a p t e r of the Year, Alumni Brother of the Year, and Alpha M a n of Merit. Kappa Phi Lambda Chapter was awarded the Alumni Chapter of the Year A w a r d . Since March 1, 1975, Kappa Phi Lambda Chapter has grown and developed as the Brotherhood continues to reach out creatively to serve the community in many areas. In addition to support of our national programs, the chapter has been involved in many local, civic and educational activities in H o w a r d C o u n t y . The chapter has fostered and promoted financial scholarship programs for high school seniors and recognition A w a r d s for outstanding upperclassmen in the high schools. The chapter has also worked in conjunction with the H o w a r d C o u n t y Social Services to provide transportation to senior citizens for shopping and other needs. The chapter has also sponsored youth basketball teams and programs in Junior Olympics, and supported the N A A C P , UNCF and AFRICARE. Recently the chapter spearheaded
the movement to cause the management of H o w a r d Cable to restore W H M M TV Channel to the air in early April. The Alpha M a n of the Year A w a r d was awarded to Brother Kenneth Jennings. Over the years, Brother Jennings has served the chapter as Dean of Pledges, Newsletter Editor, President of the chapter, ticket coordinator for the Martin Luther King breakfast and several other committees in the chapter. Brother Jennings was the first Brother in the chapter to begin writing articles to the local newspapers concerning the removal of W H M M - T V From the H o w a r d County Cable Channel. The Alpha Man of Merit was awarded to Brother Edward D. Young. Brother Young is a chartered member of the chapter and has lived in Columbia since July, 1967. Brother Young has served the chapter in many areas. They include: President of the chapter, Dean of Pledges, Recording Secretary, Director of Education, and chairman of several committees. Brother Young has been a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity since 1966. Brother Young has received several awards over the years from the Community and the Fraternity.
u of Pennsylvania Psi Chapter Host Black Business Expose Greetings brothers in the name of Alpha! The academic year 1988-89 has proven to be one of the most successful years yet for Psi Chapter. We began the year with a forum on "How to succeed at Penn." Brothers that are seniors from three divisions of Penn (Liberal Arts, Engineering, and Wharton) sat down in a very informal setting to a n s w e r a n y q u e s t i o n s t h a t the freshman m a y have had a n d / o r counsel them in the development of a strategy that would benefit them the most during their u n d e r g r a d u a t e career, and beyond. We repeated this same program at Drexel on the fourth week of school. Both were well attended. October brought with it the realization of our first annual "Black Business Expose." Over fifty Black businesses from all over the West Philadelphia
and center city areas were represented. Brothers, students, and the representatives from several of these businesses congregated in the W.E.B. Dubois College House (home of the AfroAmerican living and learning program) to make students aware of the many Black owned establishments that exist in the campus area, and to urge the support of those businesses. The new year came in with a bang with our annual Alpha Week from January 21-28, 1989. The week commenced on Sunday with a candle-light vigil in h o n o r of Brother Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On Monday Brother Maurice Henderson (a professor at Temple University with a P h D in Egyptology) addressed about seventy students from colleges t h r o u g h o u t the city. He familiarized everyone with the origins of t h e G r e e k f r a t e r n i t y / s o r o r i t y , specifically Black Greeks a n d their origins and reasons for existence. Everyone was enlightened. O n Tuesday we were fortunate enough to have an Afro-American art exhibit presented by The October Gallery of Philadelphia. (The October Gallery carries only Afro-American art.) A representative of the gallery brought actual pieces along with audio-visual aids. Friday will go d o w n as a day of reckoning in Psi chapter history. O n that day we confronted Kappa Alpha Psi and G r o o v e Phi G r o o v e in a Round Robin basketball tournament. The victors were, of course, the brothers of The Black and Old Gold! All proceeds from the game ($1 per person) went to the Black Student League. ($175). Finally, on Saturday the week climaxed with our annual Cabaret. The formal w a s held at the Penn Towers Hotel on Penn's campus. O v e r 250 people were in attendance to enjoy a fashion show, live jazz band, club music, the crowning of Miss Black and Gold, and plenty of good food and drink. It w a s the perfect ending for an exciting week. O u r final major project will occur on March 15-18 in a program called "Colors." O u r chapter in conjunction with Sigma Phi will be sponsoring four days of workshops and activities along with eight other Black and White fraternities and sororities. There is a great need for racial awareness for Universities across the nation, and Alpha Phi Alpha wants to make this k n o w n . Finally, the brothers of Psi chapter are proud to announce a Spring 1989 Rage 46
line of 12 S p h i n x m e n striving to reach the light. There are four from Penn, four from Villanova, and four from Drexel. The brothers of Mighty Psi chapter hope that everyone has an enjoyable summer!
â€˘Hiniiin ohio Delta Gamma Lambda Sponsors Second Project Alpha
The brothers of Delta Gamma Lambda are enjoying their second year of sponsoring Project Alpha. Brothers Erskine " B u d d y " T u c k e r , Robert Killins a n d Robert Meriweather spearh e a d e d efforts which resulted in 65 young men interfacing with at least 30 brothers during a weekend retreat. The t h e m e " P a t h w a y s to r e s p o n s i b l e Manhood" was effectively demonstrated through the two days of workshops, discussions and fun social activities. Three reconnecting follow-up sessions have been planned where the young men will learn personal communication skills, computer usage and share their academic successes. During the Christmas season, the chapter's "Canned Goodness" Drive resulted in (37) families receiving a personally delivered bag of Christmas groceries. The families were identified by West End, Madisonville, and Melrose Branch YMCA's, where four local chapter brothers are employed. The families were u n a w a r e of their gifts until the day of delivery. Brother Nat Green and committee, produced an excellent Hawaiian Luau Gala Dinner Dance which generated over $2,000.00 in scholarship awards. The inaugural fundraiser was extremely successful and will be an annual event. The Annual Founder's Day Dinner was reflective of the true spirit of A l p h a . A p r i v a t e g a t h e r i n g of brothers, wives, and sweethearts set the tone for a memorable evening. The theme "Alpha's in the Art's" paid tribute to Alpha men w h o made significant contributions to the literary, musical and fine arts culture of our society. The evening was highlighted by the brothers of Delta G a m m a Lambda participation in a ceremony which pinned the charter brothers of
Rho G a m m a Chapter of Northern Kentucky University. Each of the seven charter brothers were presented with a diamond studded badge and a specially designed African Kinte cloth scarf.
u of detroit Eta Xi Involved in Community Service Greetings from the Eta Xi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha at the University of Detroit to all our brothers around the globe. We are pleased to acknowledge a successful 1987-88 school year which featured some new and exciting events sponsored by the brothers of Alpha. The year was begun by welcoming seven new members into the brotherhood. The sovereign seven consisted of Egbert Mathurin, Ellis Lagon, Jerry Ashford, Dante Dixon, Cham Kahari,Theodore Lawrence. In addition, during the school year, we welcomed another member to the brotherhood, Darryl Copeletti, of Acapella, adventured down the path to Alphadom all alone. Congratulations once again to the new brothers. In addition, we would like to congratulate Brother W a y n e A. Askew-Mechanical Engineering, Brother Darryl RobinsonChemical Engineering, and Brother Monrico Ward-Chemistry, for successfully completing their degrees. We began the 1987-88 school year calendar of events by getting involved in community activities. O n e of our biggest event was a food drive during the Thanksgiving holiday at a local supermarket. We received a great deal of food and money during the three day affair. The donations were given to local churches for their own use. In the campus community, we started the school's first Black Student Association. O u r objective was to provide a social outlet for students w h o were not interested in Greek-letter or special interest organizations. We had a difficult time convincing the campus community of the overall objective of the organization. However, it turned out to be very successful and received a tremendous response from the black community. The brothers were also very active in cosponsoring events with other organizations. We worked along with the Black History M o n t h committee in putting together a Greek s t e p d o w n In which Alpha Phi Alpha easily won. We gave a number of parties during the T h e Sphinx/Winter 1989
school year which were very successful, especially our Valentine's Day extravaganza with the sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority from neighboring Wayne State University. In conjunction with the Pre-Law Fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta, we were able to have Judge Dennis Archer, a Michigan Supreme Court Justice, lecture to minority students about opportunities in the field of Law. Finally, we closed off a successful year by sponsoring the school's first Black Achievement Awards in which we honored students and faculty members in the areas of academics, athletics, leadership, community involvement and so forth. In addition, we honored brothers in our chapter with special awards. We would like to congratulate brother Darryl Robinson, The Alpha Phi Alpha Eta Xi chapter Man of the Year, Brother Egbert Mathurin, The Brotherhood Award, Brother Dante Dixon, The Neophyte of the Year Award, and brother Jerry Ashford, The Special Service Award. We are planning numerous activities during this 1988-89 school year and hope that it is more successful than the previous. Leading the way will be Jerry Ashford, President, Egbert Mathurin, Vice President, Dante Dixon, Treasurer and Dean of Pledges, and Darryl Coppelletti, . Good luck to all our brothers everywhere and let that Alpha light shine! â€” Darryl Robinson
siue lOtO Pi: Dock on the Right Track
I bring you greetings from your fellow brothers of Iota Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Our 1988-89 year started off on a down swing. Iota Pi, as recently as the beginning of fall quarter '88, was faced with a debt of over $4,000 owed to SIUE. Although the indebtness came from monies owed from the 1985 State C o n v e n t i o n , our charter here at SIUE would have been cancelled. Through the hard work of the brothers of Iota Pi and a nice Fraternal contribution of $200 from the Beta Eta Chapter at SlU-Carbondale, we managed to stay on top by raising the money in a short period of time. The Sphinx/Winter 1989
The lota Pi Chapter, Southern Illiois University at Edwardsville
During the fall quarter of 1988, the Brothers of "The Pi" sponsored a clothing drive here at SIUE to donate to needy families in the East St. Louis area. Also as an ongoing activity for us, we participated in "welcome week" for the freshman class and "preview SIUE" which is an open house that introduces students and their families to the school and its many activities. We also participated in the food collection drive in conjunction with the Tower Lake housing staff. By the start of winter quarter, Iota Pi was in full swing and back on the right track. We started our list of activities with a dedication to our great fraternity brother Martin Luther King, Jr. This event celebrated the legacy of our fraternity brother by bringing together singers, speakers, and students in an effort to keep "The Dream Alive." For the third year, with a concept brought about by Brother Phillip Rodgers to bring black greeks closer together, Alpha Phi Alpha cosponsored the Black Greek Marchdown with all of the black greek organizations on the campus of SIUE. to note: for the first time on this campus the brothers of Iota Pi became the 1989 step champions here at SIUE. We continued our winter quarter by taking a step in the sense of opening up the lines of communication and service between white and black greeks on their campus, Iota Pi became big brothers to Gamma Sigma Sigma Sorority, Inc. Iota Pi, once again not being afraid to take chances, took on a challenge to sponsor two performances by the
Katherine D u n h a m Center for Performing Arts of James Baldwin "The Amen Corner." To round up the rest of our spring quarter, our other various activities include: project Alpha in East St. Louis in conjunction with Delta Epsilon Lambda Chapter; junior Alphamen (jam crew); the Alpha grandson program (started here at Iota Pi; SIUE special Olympics; SIUE spring festival; read and rockathon, just to name a few. Our Executive Board for the 1989-1990 school year will consist of Phillip W.D. Rodgers, President; Donald L. Grant, Vice-President; Eric Lardge, Secretary; and Robert Mock, Jr., Treasurer. Next year we plan to work even harder. We have set our goals for next year and we plan to accomplish them. Our goals include working much harder in the Edwardsville community and the East St. Louis/St. Louis metropolitan area. Our theme for next year is "We've only just begun."
ohio Cicely Tyson Speaks at King Celebration
The Brothers of Eta Tau Lambda send g r e e t i n g s to the A l p h a Brotherhood around the world and vow to hold the light of Alpha on high for all to see. Eta Tau Lambda will be the host Chapter for the Midwestern Regional Page 47
Convention to be held April 27th to 30th at the Cascade Holiday Inn. This Chapter, in conjunction with the Akron-Summit County Public Library and the Akron Urban League, sponsored the 5th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration on January 15th at the library in downtown Akron. Speaker of the hour was Miss Cicely Tyson, who regaled the 1,000 + audience with her hilarious and witty anecdotes that set the tone for her very uplifting talk on Dr. King. She stressed that "the dream lives on" despite Dr. King's death and further stated "that he is not really dead, too much of him still lives in our hearts." She continued by pointing out that Blacks need to get closer together like they were before the civil rights struggles began, and she urged parents to insist on a good education for their kids. Brother Randolph Baxter, Judge U.S. Bankruptcy Court, was the featured speaker at the 16th Annual Black Law Enforcement Officers Association (BLEOA) Awards Dinner. His talk centered on the many-sided and complex perspectives the public has regarding what is a law enforcement officer. He also touched upon their unique responsibility of being entrusted with protecting the safety and welfare of the citizens of their community. The Project Alpha Committee, chaired by Brother Glenn Stephens, held its second Project Alpha Program on January 28th at the Centenary United Methodist Church in West Akron. More than 50 youth, ages 12-19 responded and listened to and participated in four topics of life pertinent to teenagers. More than 14 ETL Brothers were involved in the program and were very pleased over the youth's enthusiastic presence and participation. The Pastor of the host church Brother Rev. Leonard Nichols was one of the brothers involved in leading the discussion groups. On February 12th, Eta Tau Lambda held its Annual Valentine Party at the beautiful Cascade Club in downtown Akron. The Brothers and their wives and guests feasted on a delicious dinner while enjoying the soothing and mellow music of Pee Wee Herman and his Jazz Band. Additionally, the Black and Gold Singers under the able direction of Brother Othello Skinner rendered four love songs with solos by Brothers David Brown, Ron Brown and Paul Wainters all of which were dedicated to the assembled wives, Page 48
sweethearts and widows. They also displayed an earnest, albeit, rather uncertain choreography which did provoke some hearty applause. But the big hit of the evening was the beautiful sax playing of "You Are So Beautiful" by Brother Harold Ware; his soulful playing elicited shouts and enthusiastic hand clapping from his delighted audience. Our thanks and an Alpha salute to the Black and Gold Singers; Brother Othello Skinner as their prime motivator; to Brothers Tony King and Paul Winters as Co-chairman of Social Committee and special thanks to Brother James Williams as Master of Ceremonies. Immediately after retiring as Vice President of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Brother William Miller became associated with The University of Akron. His title there is Special Assistant to the Associate Provost and Dean of Student Services, and he is primarily involved with career development at the University. Additionally, he is involved with cooperative education, placement, and special problems as they relate to student services. He was also appointed as faculty advisor to the undergraduate chapter, Alpha Tau, at The University of Akron.
michigan lota Rho Lambda Sponsors Scholarship Banquet
Iota Rho Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, sponsored their Fourth Annual
Scholarship Banquet, Friday, April 14 1989, in the Bloomfield Roma Hall banquet facility. Entertainment was provided by Jimmie McKee and Company band, along with two $150.00 cash door prizes. The Annual Banquet has three distinct purposes: To present local role models, to memorialize deceased brothers, and to present scholarships to promising students. Role models are chosen annually from various professions. The first year, the chosen profession was the legal field. The attorneys proposed as role models were Milton Henry and Elbert Hatchett. The second year, the chosen profession was the medical field, with Roy V. Cooley, William E. Hill, Harry L. Riggs, Henry L. Jenkins as proposed role models. The third year, the chosen profession was the education field, and the educators proposd as role models were Ernest L. Russell and Archibald Mosley. Each year, these men informed the attendants of how they achieved self-actualization, so other Black youth may have a blue-print for success and know that such is possible. Morticians are the chosen profession this year. The honored morticians are Melvin Cobb and O'Neil D. Swanson. The second purpose of the Annual Banquet is to memorialize deceased Brothers who have left a legacy for others. The first two Annual Banquets memorialized Thomas Gracey, who served successfully as Pontiac's first Black Assistant Police Chief. His achievement created an opportunity for the hiring of a successive Black Police Chief. The Gracey legacy is an invaluable legacy that proves Pontiac The Sphinx/Winter 1989
youth can achieve self-actualization and success. The previous Annual Banquet memorialized Brother William Orville Ross, and the Banquet this year will address his life achievements. He was a trained and qualified entrepreneur, w h o owned and operated a very profitable business. Here was a local Brother achieving success in business, and Pontiac youths must be encouraged and shown that they can d o the same. The third purpose of the Annual Banquet is to present scholarships to promising students capable of making contributions to the community. The first two scholarships were a w a r d e d in June, 1986 to Roderyck Blake w h o enrolled at Yale University; and to Margaret Billings, w h o enrolled at the University of D a y t o n . The second year, scholarships were awarded to Royalla Nelson, w h o enrolled at O a k l a n d University; and to Darlene Petway, w h o enrolled at H o w a r d University. The third year, scholarships were awarded to Rayfus W. Jones, Jr. w h o enrolled at Michigan State University; and to Jordan Lee Warren, Jr., w h o enrolled at Lawrence Institute of Technology.
Illinois Revive, Rekindle, Rebuild . . . Working Toward A Better Future O v e r 400 Brothers from Alpha's 24 Chicagoland Chapters participated at the fraternity's Star-Studded 82nd Founder's D a y A w a r d s Banquet held December 2, 1988 at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. T h e Banquet's t h e m e : "Revive, R e k i n d l e , R e b u i l d . .. Working T o w a r d A Better Future" was implanted in each Brother's heart and mind, by the guest speaker Brother Paul King. Brother King a member of Xi Lambda Chapter, challenged the Brothers to take the leadership in a drive to assist the poor, d o w n t r o d d e n and those incapable of helping themselves. He also urged the brothers to speak-out against injustices, saying, "We are guilty by our silence." Noting that Alpha's estimated 100,000 membership includes promiment lawyers, physicians, politicians, journalists, ministers, educators, businessmen and members of the criminal justice system, Brother King T h e S p h i n x / W i n t e r 1989
Representatives from the 24 Chapters in the Chicagoland area which jointly sponsor annual Founder's Day events. said, "We have the education, money and an awesome a m o u n t of power to d o anything necessary to initiate positive change." The speaker stated that this may be a different era, but the problems now are similar to those 82 years ago when the Seven Jewels realized that there was strength in unity and organized the Fraternity. Brother King urged the brethren to focus on those p r o b l e m s with manageable objectives. He stressed that those w h o are privileged must help the less fortunate move forward and prepare to compete more equitable now and in the 21st century. Brother King indicated that each brother has a responsibility to help Alpha to achieve its objectives of: providing services to m a n k i n d and promoting scholarship and achievement. Dignitaries in a t t e n d a n c e were: Brother M a y o r Eugene Sawyer of Chicago, IL, Brother Alderman D a n n y K. David of Chicago, IL, Brother M a y o r Joseph Freelon of M a y w o o d , IL, Brother Alderman Keith Caldwell of Chicago, IL, Brother Enoch Clarke Bey, Chicago, Park District Official Deputy of Chicago Police Superintendent Brother Rudy Nimmocks, Brother Dr. James Smallwood, a prominent physician of Chicago, IL, Brother D w a y n e Mitchell, Cook County Hospital Administrator, Former Illinois State Representative, Brother Louis C a l d w e l l , B r o t h e r Vernon Will iams, the first Black Manager for Illinois Bell and Circuit Court Judge Brother William E. Peterson, w h o recently retired after 16 years of services.
Brothers w h o joined the Fraternity 50 years and 25 years ago were recognized and honored, in addition, Brother Erwin France, master of ceremonies, received an a w a r d for his services to the Fraternity in conjunction with "Project A l p h a . " Those Brothers w h o entered Omega Chapter in 1988 were remembered in a moving segment of the program titled: " M o m e n t s of Reflections." Brother Jadonal E. Ford, the General Chairperson was assisted by representatives from the Chicagoland Alpha Chapters.
Illinois Mu Mu Lambda Awards $ 8 , 0 0 0 in Scholarship Mu Mu Lambda Chapter concluded its 1987-88 youth development program with the chapter's VI Annual Beautillion. Ten outstanding, Black, m a l e high s c h o o l s e n i o r s w e r e presented to an audience of over 700 at the Holiday Inn O'Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois. Scholarships totalling $8,000 were awarded to college b o u n d students. Since its founding in 1976, Mu Mu Lambda has awarded over $50,000 in college scholarship. The chapter's VII A n n u a l Beautillion will be held on June 24, 1989 at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois. The following officers were installed at the chapter's 12th Installation Banquet in September: Fred L. Miller, President; Dennis T h o m a s , Vice PresiPage 49
dent; Gary L. Jackson, Secretary; Warren G. S m i t h , Corresponding Secretary; Jeffrey D. Bates, Assistant Corresponding Secretary; Carl J. Glenn, Treasurer; Alcus Dunn, Assistant Treasurer; Edgar N. Jackson, Director of Educational Activities; Herman Johnson, Dean of Pledges; Kenneth Watkins, Historian; Clarence R. Lewis, Chaplain; Garry Hooghkirk, Editor-to-the-Sphinx; Mikey S. Brown, Sergeant-at-Arms and Isiah P. Ward, Parliamentarian. The chapter continues to grow as indicated by the eleven new brothers who were initiated on December 10, 1988. New brothers welcomed into Alpha Phi Alpha by the chapter were: James E. Fouther, Bradley T. Gibson, Percy Giles, Walter B. Johnson, Gordon L. Kenndall, Kenneth Lewis, Albert L. Pirtle II, Stanley W. Pirtle, Joseph J. Richardson, Clarence J. Robson, and Kevin E. Tindell.
central michigan u Community and Campus Main Emphasis at Rho Delta
The brothers of Rho Delta Chapter, at Central Michigan University extends greetings to all those who reside within the House of Alpha. Conceived in 1988, this is our first correspondence to The Sphinx. Throughout the years, before the inception of our chapter, many men have crossed the portals of Rho Delta; being initated into Iota Chi Lambda, located at the seat of Saginaw, Michigan. The founding fathers are Brothers Anthony Hafner, Corey Moore, Calton Daniels, Arthur Mack, John Duckworth, Randy Parker, Craig Gant, George Holliday, Luke Williams, and Delano Knox. The latter three was the last line to cross the burning sands into 'Alphadom"; Rho Delta, on April 12, 1988 and are called the "Revelations." Allow me to acquaint you with some of Rho Delta's most recent activities. In the fall semester of 1988 Rho Delta witnessed the joyful graduation, but sad departure of two (2) brothers. Brothers Anthony Hafner and Arthur Mack said farewell to the chapter as they moved onwards to more successful hopeful dreams. The following officers were then installed for 1988-89. Calton Daniels, President, Luke Williams, Vice President and Associate Editor-to-the Sphinx, George Holliday, Page 50
The Rho Delta Chapter, Central Michigan University. Secretary, Delano Knox, Treasurer, Corey Moore, Dean of Pledges, John Duckworth, Chaplain, Craig Gant, Historian and Randy Parker as Publicity Manager. The 88-89 school year proved to be very beneficial and enlightening for the brothers of Rho Delta. During the fall serm-^er, the chapters' main emphasis was on community and campus service projects. We carried out a successful blood drive with the American Red Cross. We completed a can/bottle drive and donated the money to the local convalescent home, and worked with the mentally impaired adolescent in Midland, Michigan, under the direct s u p e r v i s i o n of B r o t h e r J o h n Duckworth. The spring semester' began with heavy campus involvement. Brothers Corey More, Luke Williams and Delano Knox each received awards for their assistance and leadership skills from the organization of black unity during black history month. On the campus of C.M.U. the brothers of Rho Delta hold key leadership positions in varous student organizations. Continuing in the tradition of excellence, we embarked upon the endeavor of our first Alpha week, which was held on March 27 thru April 2,1989; and was a huge success. On Monday we showed the movie entitled "A Raisin in the Sun." On Tuesday was our "Spring/Summer Fashion Forenza" fashion show. On Wednesday we had a keynote speaker, which was the State Vice-President of the Midwestern Region, Brother Curtis Newell. On Thursday was Black and Gold Day. On Saturday was a non Greek/Greek
forum addressing the issues of black Greek life, and three selected workshops, which was followed by a stepshow performance by (The Alpha Esquires) a high school interest group from Saginaw. Also later that night was a joint party with the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority; and on Sunday we communed and led church services on campus. The theme we chose was "The Dream of Freedom Never Dies." Rho Delta is striving to be a success, and will forever hold that light aloft, so that we can accomplish the real end of a college course. Until our next correspondence to the Sphinx, we would just like to leave a word of encouragement to all the undergrad brothers. "Party hard, study late and make sure A-Phi-A graduate." -Luke C. Williams
millikin Theta Omicron Back in Stride
The Brothers of the Theta Omicron Chapter extend the warmest cordial greeting to all those within the House of Alpha. It has been a long time since the Brothers of Theta Omicron have submitted an article to the Sphinx, this has been due to the fact that our Chapter has been inactive. Theta Omicron has been inactive for two years, yet T. O. is back on the yard and we are here to stay. Millikin is a private Liberal Arts University located in Decatur, Illinois with a rich heritage in Business and Music. Millikin has a Presbyterian The Sphinx/Winter 1989
background, it is a predominantly white institution with only a five percent minority enrollment. The lack of Black students was the main reason w h y Theta O m i c r o n of our dear Fraternity went defunct three years ago. Theta O m i c r o n has taken steps to prevent this from happening again. In the Fall of 1987 Theta Omicron was born again. The Alumni Alphas of the Theta O m i c r o n Chapter guided by Marvin Dampeer, Ken Brownlee, Joe D u c k w o r t h , and G r e g o r y "Jetlag" Hines pledged a line of Sphinxmen. Brothers Kyle Risby, Daryl Watts, T o n y Scales and Keith & Kevin Hines were also instrumental in the rebirth of Theta O m i c r o n . Five n e o p h y t e s on the G o o d s h i p S. S. Ceresis crossed the b u r n i n g s a n d s , they include: L o m e Sturdivant, Joshua Gillespie, Ron Broaders, Maurice Brown, and Umana Essien. Since going over, the five n e o p h y t e s have held Alpha high. The n e w Brothers have cleaned churches, distributed food, visited the elderly on a regular basis, a n d provided activities for the Millikin s t u d e n t body. Theta O m i c r o n has taken steps to increase minority enrollment through the Student Senate, the Black Emphasis Association, and other vehicles. In closing Theta O m i c r o n would like to thank these Chapters: Nu Psi Lambda, Iota Pi, and Tau for their continued leadership, guidance, and support of our growing Chapter, Theta Omicron. Brothers Ted Kemp and Earl Miller also must be recognized, Theta Omicron plans to pledge a line of a p proximately seven Sphinxmen during the Spring of 1989. M a y all Alpha Men continue to hold it high for the Seven Jewels.
ohio Alpha Xi Lambda Celebrates Both Anniversaries The Brothers of Alpha Xi Lambda in Toldeo, send warmest greetings to the Brotherhood. December 4, 1988 was a special day for us. We celebrated the Fraternity's eighty-second year and Alpha Xi Lambda's sixtieth in the form of a worship service and a dinner. O n the morning of December 4, many Alpha Xi Lambda members, joined by members of Epsilon Alpha, attended morning worship service at the Third Baptist Church. The Brothers also donated $250 to the church's scholarship fund. The Sphinx/Winter 1989
Past General President James R. Williams, second from right, joins Alpha Xi Lambda members (left to right) Arthur Roach, jay Young and Robert Smith.
The Rho Gamma Chapter, Northern Kentucky University. That evening, Brothers, their wives, guests, and sweethearts, broke bread with Brother James R. Williams, the 25th General President, and listened to an informative and entertaining address. The Seven Jewels were remembered and a special tribute was paid to the one dozen Alpha widows present. Also during the Founder's Day Dinner, which was held at Someplace Else Dining Lounge, chapter members reflected on chapter events since November 3, 1928, when Alpha Xi Lambda was chartered in presence of General President B. Andrew Rose. Accomplishments have been many in the past sixty years. O u r 100-unit Alpha Towers is a gem in the city's
redeveloped Warren-Sherman district, and scores of youths have been helped through our scholarships and programs. We plan to transcend our efforts of the past and serve our community even better in the next sixty years!
Rho Gamma NKU's 1st Black Greek Organization The jewels would be proud of the excellent w o r k being accomplished Page 51
through the Rho Gamma Chapter established only seven months ago at Northern Kentucky University, (May 27, 1988). Three months short of their first anniversary the brothers are the first and only Black greek organization on a campus of ten thousand students. The charter brothers are: Jeffrey Chapman, Cincinnati, Ohio; Tracey D. Davis, Indianapolis, Indiana; Derek A. Fields, Worthington, Ohio; Stepphone E. B. Mack, Lexington, Kentucky; James C. Matthews, Toledo, Ohio; and George A. Smith Cincinnati, Ohio. The brothers have made tremendous individual achievements within the university community. Brothers Fields, Davis, Matthews and Smith are members of the men's basketball team. Brother Chapman is the first Black in the NKU R . O . T . C , program to be commissioned 2nd Lieutenant. Brother Mack recently accepted a position in the Corporate Trust Department of a local banking institution. As a campus organization, they have become the standard bearers in community service. Their projects have included nursing homes visitation, mentoring area high school youth, an escort service for neighborhood youth during Halloween, volunteering at the YMCA, and other civic centers. Their United Way afuminum can drive resulted in the largest donation from any campus student group. In addition, they now have nine young ladies involved in the Alpha Sweethearts Auxiliary, which assist the chapter in fundraising and community service. Mr. Michael K. Mimms and Brother Andra' R. "Khafre" Ward, an NKU alumni, are chapter advisors. â€”Andra' R. Ward
Illinois IDL Host Oratorical Contest b Career Day Greetings Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha! In the heart of Chicago's inner city resides a little known chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha known as Iota Delta Lambda, or I.D.L. We would like to take this opportunity to reintroduce ourselves to the Brotherhood. Iota Delta Lambda was founded in 1968. We are the founders of Project Alpha and do many community service p r o j e c t s t h r o u g h o u t the metropolitan Chicago area. The most Page 52
Members of lota Delta Lambda Chapter, Chicago, Illinois, shown at the Chapter's First Oratorical Contest for high school youth.
recent of these was our Education Committee's First Annual Oratorical Contest. The contest was held February 25, 1989 at St. James Church. Youths in the sixth through eighth grades from four area schools competed against each other with speeches they wrote themselves regarding black history. Winning participants received cash prizes and certificates. The contest was well received by Brothers and participants alike. It should also be noted that the chapter did produce its last line on August 30, 1987. Known as The Three Masters of the Universe, the line featured Brothers Darryl Edwards, Keith Evans and Keith Wilson. Iota Delta Lambda also held its annual Career Day at Corpus Christi Grammar School at 4910 South Dr. Martin L. King Drive on Friday, April 14, 1989. Brother Eddie L. Jones, Jr., a manager with IBM Corporation and a member of Iota Delta Lambda Chapter, served as coordinator of the day-long event. Chapter members and other professionals attended fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade classes throughout the day apprising them of career opportunities in business, medicine, social work, accounting, law enforcement, banking, the armed forces, nursing and television. Mr. Art Norman, WMAQ-TV anchor was the celebrity speaker. The students were well prepared for the presentations made and responded with questions about the preparation
as well as benefits of the professions represented. Brother Fred J. Coffey, Sr., a lieutenant with the Chicago Police Department serves as chapter president. Iota Delta Lambda is a local alumni chapter based on Chicago's near southside. I.D.L. wants Alphadom to take note because we have great plans for the future as we march onward and upwards toward the light. â€”Keith P. Wilson
georg IQ Nu Mu Lambda Initiates Three The majestic home of Brother and Mrs. Coleman Seward was the location of the Annual Christmas Party this year for Nu Mu Lambda. The Brothers and their guests in attendance not only listened to melodies of the past but danced the night away. Brother James Bennett who serves as Chairperson each year, revealed that Sister Bennett shares the honor of preparing the most delicious and appetizing buffet. Holy Cross Episcopal Church Annex served as the Mystic Temple for the Crossing into the exciting, intriguing and wonderful world of Alphadom for three courageous and promising Sphinxmen: Roger B. Magee, Wendell P. Johnson and Andre P. Prospere. Brother William Day, serving as The Sphinx/Winter 1989
leader, stressed Risk Management. Brother Charles Middleton executed his performance as Dean of Pledgees. After being welcomed into Nu Mu Lambda Chapter by President Lance H a m m o n d s , Brother Johnnie J. Jones delivered the address. The initiating party retired to the h o m e of B r o t h e r W e l l o n s for refreshments, fun and excitement. Brother Johnnie J. Jones, Associate Editor of the Sphinx, thanks all.
florida Busy Year For Mu Zeta Lambda Greetings to all Brothers throughout the House of Alpha from Mu Zeta Lambda. We are pleased to announce the addition of two new Brothers whose career paths has enabled them to join our ranks. Brother Leroy Mack, w h o moved here from Tallahassee, Fla., is the Pastor at Williams Temple C.M.E. Church in Winter Haven, Fla. And Brother Harold Mitchell, w h o hails from Chicago, is a District Agent Director at the State Farm Insurance C o m p a n y ' s Regional Office in Winter Haven, Florida. We welcome these new Brothers with extended Alpha arms as both have become fully integrated into our Chapter's programs. Brother Randy Barnes, our current Chapter President, instituted at the beginning of this fraternal year, a Brotherhood Nite program. This program takes place once a m o n t h , and consists of the Brothers and their spouses getting together for a social a n d / o r recreational outing. This program has proven very popular to date and is an excellent means of forming a closer bond of friendship among the Alphamen and Alphabettes. O n December 4, 1988 the Brothers, their wives, sweethearts, and friends convened at the Quality Inn N o r t h in Lakeland, Fla. for formal observance of the 82nd Anniversary of the founding of this Fraternity. Brother Lynw o o d Bell of Lakeland, a Life Member, chapter Charter Member, and an annual fixture at State, Regional and National Alpha Conventions, set the tone for a splendid evening with a very informative Occasion, during which he noted key historical sketches of achievement within Alpha Phi Alpha, both local a n d national. O n D e c e m b e r 20, 1 9 8 8 , o u r Chapter's Alpha Male C h o r u s , under T h e Sphinx/Winter 1989
the direction of Brother Lloyd Brockington, performed a Xmas Concert at the A n c h o r House Ministries of Polk C o u n t y . This is a home for w a y w a r d , neglected and orphaned young men and provides the necessary guidance and assistance to return them to the mainstream of society with a positive attitude and the necessary skills to embark upon a positive, productive future. O n December 24, 1988 we conducted our annual Alpha Xmas Food Basket d o n a t i o n s . Baskets w e r e distributed to six needy families throughout Polk and Hillsborough Counties. The month of January was welcomed as we participated in area parades and observances of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday. O n January 22, 1989 the Brothers and their families en masse joined the membership of Williams Temple C.M.E. Church in Winter Haven (of which Brother Leroy Mack is pastor) as they observed their church's anniversary. Each fraternal year we convene for group church visitation so this was a very fitting occasion to carry out this portion of our fraternal calendar. In closing we salute the return to full fledged participation of Brother Ernest Joe, Jr. Brother Joe, w h o pledged this chapter in the Fall of 1986, is employed by the Polk C o u n t y School Board. Brother Joe w a s involved in an accid e n t last s u m m e r while performing household chores, during which he suffered very severe burns to this legs. Confined for a sizeable a m o u n t of time to the Burn Unit at T a m p a General Hospital, it was questionable at first
whether Brother Joe would regain full use of his legs. But through that never say-die Alpha spirit, perseverance a n d prayer, Brother Joe has m a d e remarkable progress and has returned to coaching and the Fraternity full time. Brother Joe is living proof that Faith (in God) is still the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things unseen. Until next issue . . . â€” Donzell Floyd,
Mu Beta Honors King W a r m and fraternal greetings from Mighty Mu Beta Chapter, The University of Tennessee at Martin. The Brothers of Mu Beta Chapter have been working relentlessly to p r o m o t e the ideas of Alpha and to assure that our torch continues to shine. The year of 1988-1989 has proven to be most profitable and prosperous. Once again God has blessed Mu Beta Chapter as the State stepping champions of Tennessee. The competition was held in M e m p h i s , TN. Mu Beta C h a p t e r also captured C h a p t e r of The Year of Tennessee, and for that we are truly thankful. The month of January began on a positive note as the Brothers honored the contributions and diligent w o r k of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. The theme for the evening was, ". . . Tell I Tried to Love S o m e b o d y . " O n January 21, 1989 nine noble men were called to venture toward the Land of Alpha. These diligent y o u n g men ranged from academic scholars to men of the
gridiron well on their way. These young men will bring a new fire to make Alpha's light even brighter. On February 5, 1989 UTM saw the first Male Academic Achievers program. The program was to pay tribute to the black males who have succeeded academically thus far in their scholastic endeavors, Four of the nine pledges were among those honored. The members of Mu Beta Chapter will continue to work for this grand Fraternity and, "let our light shine so that men shall see our good work." â€”Jeff Brown
florida The lota Beta Lambda Chapter, Cocoa, Florida. lota Beta Lambda Commemorative Observance Dr. Huel D. Perkins Speaks The brothers of Iota Beta Lambda chapter, Cocoa, Florida held its eleventh annual observance to the late Brother Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Saturday, January 14, 1989. Our speaker for the occasion was Brother Dr.' Huel D. Perkins, Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation Chairman. Brother Perkins told those in attendance that Dr. King made a difference and local black leaders must make Dr. King's dream of equality a realty in their own community. Dr. Perkins stressed that blacks must study the sciences and mathematics if they want to excel in modern society, and must take swift and strong action to stem the drug problem that he called "intellectural suicide." "Dr. King taught us to believe in ourselves and each other. We don't just honor Martin Luther King, we honor the best that is in all of us." Dr. Perkins received an honor award for being our guest speaker. Also receiving awards were Brother Mack McKinney and Willie Smith for their outstanding contribution to the chapter over the past year. Community service awards were given to Iota Pi Omega of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Links, Inc. for their outstanding contribution in support of Iota Beta Lambda presentation of our national program "PROJECT ALPHA." For the past eleven years the brotherhood of Iota Beta Lambda chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has honored our late Brother Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and tried to keep his dream alive, by giving our Page 54
young people a positive outlook on themselves. After the observance Brother Albert L. Owens and wife hosted a reception for the speaker, brothers and guests. â€”Albert L. Owens
Notorious Nu Mu Sustains Nu Mu Chapter of the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Southern College of Technology proudly strode through the past year with many noteworthy events, continuing to hold high the everlasting light of Alpha. Academically, the Brothers of Nu Mu proved their diligence by being honored as the "Most Improved" for the 1988-1989 school year. In addition, Brother Scott Stinson was recognized nationally in such publications as Essence, Ebony and Black Enterprise for his excellence as an internist with AT&T Bell Labs as well as receiving the "Most Outstanding Scholar" SECME Award this spring and graduating with no less than a 3.5 G.P.A. Nu Mu proved its dedication to serving those in the community in several ways including helping the Cub Scout pack 466 of Fowler Street Elementary School in the Techwood homes area. Under the Guidance of Nu Mu, the pack was officially chartered and funds were raised to provide uniforms. Moreover, the scouts enjoyed "Scout Day" at the Circus and gave a small presentation during Nu Mu's Alpha Week 1989.
Continuing in this light, the Brothers and Sweethearts made visits to Roosevelt house, a local convalescent home, where they entertained and visited the residents, including a special trip on Valentine's Day. Nu Mu also worked to help raise funds for the Lukemia Society in the Pizza Hut Hoops program. Over Thanksgiving, the Brothers gave their time to those less fortunate by collecting and distributing food to the Atlanta Union Mission. Most recently, Nu Mu founded a monthly column in the Ga Tech Technique named"History Highlights" to benefit all readers on history of Black Americans. Lastly, Nu Mu has memorialized one of its own, deceased Brother Eugene Little of Nu Mu in the early 80's. Upon learning of his early death the Brothers have officially established the Eugene Little Scholarship Fund to benefit an underprivileged black student admitted to Ga Tech. Though in its incipency, the Fund was honored by a first donation by Dr. Patrick Crecine, President of Ga Tech, in a formal ceremony. The Brothers of Nu Mu are continually reaching out to help those who may not be able to help themselves. Nu Mu prides itself on bringing to the campus programs for the benefit of all people in the campus community. During the past year these have focused on problems in the Black community. "Grass Roots Survival" was presented for the freshmen and incoming freshmen in the summer of 1988 as an oratorical on academic and personal success. Fall, brought the annual Black & Gold Ball in which all proceeds went to benefit the Cub Scouts. The Brothers won first in a Step Show for The Sphinx/Winter 1989
Sickle Cell at Mu Alpha (Emory University) and won 3rd place in the Alpha Phi Alpha Georgia State Convention Step Show in October. In November, Nu Mu brought to campus Richard Tyler M.D., an Atlanta orthopedic surgeon and attorney specializing in AIDS informatin research, in a presentation to expose the hard, true shocking facts about AIDS as an epidemic in the Black community. With the onset of the King Holiday, Nu Mu not only marched as a unit in the parade, but also presented "A Remembrance of His Dream," a tribute to the late Brother Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. During Alpha Week 1989, Nu Mu carried the theme, "Unity Among Us" in its programming. "Unity Dysfunction of Black Students" brought students and student leaders together in a panel discussion/forum on the apparent problems on campus concerning this subject. Also included during the Week was a Founder's Day Service, featuring Miss Black and Gold Nu Mu and an all-Greek singing Quintet, "Alpha At Its Best" display featuring profiles of many prominent and famous Brothers, the "Voice of King," by Rev. Byron Blackmon, who also performed in Kansas City, with his incredible voice replication of the late Rev. Brother Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a Black Greek Basketball Tournament, Nu Mu Beach Bash, and the annual Miss Black & Gold Pageant where the new Miss Black and Gold Nu Mu was crowned. Of course, Nu Mu would not be complete without its quarterly "Attitude Adjustment" party to get students in the mood for final exams. One the serious side, the Brothers also put together "Famous Quotes to Study By" during exam week also to inspire dedication among Tech Students. With the active participation and assistance of 21 newly recruited Sweethearts this year, the Brothers of Nu Mu chapter are surely headed onward and upward toward the light. Hearty A-phi!
sweethearts and guests, danced the night away at this most festive celebration. During the Ball, the Chapter honored three brothers for their outstanding achievements in the medical profession. These honorees included: Brother Louis W. Sullivan, President, Morehouse School of Medicine and Secretary of Health and Human Services; Brother Asa Yancey, Retiring Medical Director, Grady Hospital, and Brother Hamilton Holmes, newly appointed Medical Director of Grady Hospital. Each of these honorees received a thunderous ovation from the over one thousand persons attending the Ball. On January 16, 1989, the Brothers celebrated the birth of the late Brother Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by participating in the annual King Day Parade. This year the Brothers entered a magnificent float on which some of the officers rode. The rest of the Chapter joined the six undergraduate chapters in Atlanta in a spirit-filled march. The Brothers received cheers as they sang both Fraternity and freedom songs during the parade. Details on the Black History Month Celebration and the annual Sweetheart Affair will be chronicled in the next profile on Eta Lambda.
New Year's Eve Boll Hosted by Eta Lambda
Gamma Zeta Lambda Lighting Up Florida
The Brothers of Eta Lambda closed out 1988 and brought in 1989 with their annual New Year's Eve Ball. The Brothers, along with their wives,
". . . Men, unacquainted, enter, shake hands, exchange greetings, and depart friends . . . " Those words of the "House of
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Alpha" were truly exemplified on December 4, 1988 as Gamma Zeta Lambda chapter of Tampa held its Founder's Day and Tree Lighting ceremony at Central Life Insurance Company. The audience consisted of a host of brothers both acquainted and unacquainted, and many guests from the Tampa Bay area. Brother Lorenza Butler delivered an inspiring address tracing the history of Alpha Phi Alpha from its inception to the present. The program concluded with the tree lighting of Central Life Plaza and a reception of Brothers and guests in the Central Life Building. The following week the Brothers of Gamma Zeta Lambda worshipped with our Brothers across the bay as Theta Eta Lambda and held its Founder's Day program at Bethel A.M.E. Church in St. Petersburg, FL. Here again, those words from "House of Alpha" were indeed present. Gamma Zeta Lambda held its Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Ceremony on Sunday, January 15, 1989 at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of which Brothers Tommie Robinson and Frank Watson are members. Brother Darryl S. Myles was chairman and Master of Ceremonies. the theme was "Keeping The Dream Alive" and Brother Dr. Richard Pride was the keynote speaker. Brother Pride's charisma rang throughout the church as he spoke of his first time meeting Dr. King and about the reality of Dr. King's dream. The highlight of the program was a skit written by Brother Myles entitled "Lord, They Done Killed The Man." The skit was performed by two Hillsborough High School students,
Latonya Anderson and Nicole Wiggins. An offering was collected at the conclusion of the program to be used as a part of Gamma Zeta Lambda Chapter scholarship fund in keeping the dream alive. During the second half of the fraternal year, there was a friendly change of command within Gamma Zeta Lambda. Brothr Eddie Adams was elected President upon the resignation of Brother Arthur Mallard. Brother Mallard has transferred from Tampa to Pensacola, FL for a career advancement. We wish Brother Mallard and his family the best of success. â€” T. M. Hood
georgia Brother Edwards Receives MLK Unity Award
The Brothers of Delta Iota Lambda Chapter are extremely pleased to have sponsored the MLK Breakfast. Over 500 guests attended the Third Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast on Monday, January 16, 1989 at the Ironworks Convention and Trade Center, Columbus, Georgia. This day was made special because the City of Columbus declared the Third Monday in January as the day to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It therefore is an official holiday for Columbus. "This event has averaged a 30 percent increase in attendance since its inception in 1987. We will no doubt need a larger facility to accommodate a larger audience â€” perhaps in excess of 900 guests." Brother Spourgeon Glenn served as Master of Ceremonies, Joseph Kindrick, Chapter Chaplain, gave the invocation; Robert Wilson, Vice President, gave the occasion, while Brother James J. Jackson, President of the Columbus Chapter of the Tuskegee University Alumni Association, gave a remarkable introduction of the speaker for the event. Mrs. Jackie Egins rendered the beautiful musical selections. The guest speaker was Dr. Benjamin F. Payton, Ph.D., President of the prestigious Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama. The audience was obviously totally spell-bound as Payton delivered a most dynamic address on Black history and Black awareness. Page 56
The annual photograph of Delta Iota Lambda Chapter rei'eals how many Brothers in Colu Georgia are serious and dedicated to their Alpha Phi Alpha identity. There is never a prob getting the Brothers to pose for this annual photograph. The Chapter President presented the MLK Unity Award to Brother Dr. Delmar M. Edwards, a long-time member of Delta Iota Lambda Chapter who enjoys a successful medical practice in Columbus. -Robert Wilson
florida Gamma Mu Lambda "Reclaims Brothers"
Greetings to the brothers in Alphadom. The light of Alpha shines brightly over Tallahassee and Gamma Mu Lambda. This has been an exciting and event-filled year for the chapter. Activities for the 1987-88 fraternal year began with an effort to "reclaim" inactive brothers. Brother Cecil Howard coordinated a splendid reception at the historic Brokaw-McDougall house. Participating brothers, some with their wives or guests, were treated to a lavish culinary feast. The spirit of brotherhood permeated the affair and brought several brothers back into the fold. True to our motto "First of all, servants of all," the brothers of GML participated in Octoberfix and Operation Springclean. Octoberfix was a volunteer workday to repair 20-25 houses of economically disadvantaged homeowners. The brothers assisted in the repair of a roof. Operation springclean involved the brothers enhancing the physical image of a tradition rich and predominantly black community in Tallahassee. Brothers from Beta Nu and Iota Delta Chapters teamed up
with the Parent Chapter to form a work crew. Continuing its assault on teenage pregnancy. Gamma Mu Lambda, in conjunction with two local school districts and the March of Dimes, sponsored "Project Alpha." Both seminars targeted middle-school students and involved the community in informing these young people about the consequences of premature sexual involvement. A unique aspect of both programs was the inclusion of concurrent sessions for males and females at separate locations on campus. In observance of the 82nd anniversary of our beloved fraternity, the Gamma Mu Lambda, Beta Nu and Iota Delta Chapters combined to participate in the Founders' Day Celebration. Coordinated by Brother J. D. Brown, the day's activities began with a brotherhood breakfast where Brother James Ford served as the keynote speaker. An award was presented to Brother Ford and Brother Roland Gaines, our president, was cited as Alpha Man-of-the-year. A gravesite ceremony followed as the grave of Brother Jewel Charles H. Chapman. The activities concluded with worship service at the Philadelphia P. B. Church, pastored by Brother Moses G. Miles. The major thrust of the year was'the second annual ALPHA Leadership Program. This program is aimed at black high school juniors and seniors and encourages them to pursue a postsecondary education. Under the direction of Brothers Charles Stephens and Cecil Howard, 20-25 students met each Saturday for eight consecutive weeks The Sphinx/Winter 1989
to learn such things as c o m m u n i c a t i o n e s t - t a k i n g skills, decision-making, values clarification, goal setting, etc. The program culminated with a "graduation" banquet for the participants and their parents. Each student received a certificate and four students were awarded s c h o l a r s h i p s r a n g i n g from $250.00-500.00. Victor Albert and Regina Gaskins were chosen to attend the Alpha Leadership Programs at Fisk University during the summer. Brother Stephens is to be commended for his tireless dedication to ensuring this program's continued success. Gamma Mu Lambda is clearly involved and carrying out the ideals of our dear fraternity. We are looking forward to another very successful year under our new chapter officers which include: Brothers Roland Gaines, President; Ceil Howard, VicePresident; Michael James, Corresponding Secretary; Al Whitaker, Financial Secretary; John McMillan, Recording Secretary; Gary Johnson, Treasurer; Curtis Richardson, Associate Editor to the Sphinx.
georgia G a m m a Sigma Lambda Awards Scholarship
Fort Valley, Georgia. Ms. Teresa Evette Love received The Gamma Sigma Lambda Scholarship award recently for having the highest average in the Freshman Class. Teresa is a Computer Science major with a minor in Mathematics. She is affiliated with the C o o p e r a t i v e Developmental Energy Program, Honors Program, Baptist Student Union, and the ROTC of The Fort Valley State College. She was an honor graduate of Montgomery County High School in Mount Vernon, Georgia where she was active in the Beta Club, Academic AilAmerican, and Who's Who. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Elverett E. Love, Sr.
tennessee Vigorous Agendo For Alpho Delro Lambda
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agenda this fall. We began the year by hosting the Tennessee State Convention along with the three undergraduate chapters. Brother Aaron Harris served as chairman. He and his committee are to be commended for the exemplary convention. What followed was a most exciting weekend; it was the weekend of December 3rd and 4th; this was the time we had set aside to pay our respect to the founders of this great fraternity. Saturday evening the brotherhood aftended a banquet which was held on the campus of Shelby State Community. Much to our surprise the wives had conspired with the chairman, Brother Clarence Christian, to prepare for our enjoyment the original banquet menu; however, it wasn't easy. You had to have been there to see the surprised brothers—the food was most delicious. Sunday, December 4th, we held our public program at Second Congregational Church; President Walter Evans presided and Dr. Charles Walker, President, University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, delivered an inspirational address wherein he challenged us to not forget our duties and responsibilities as men of Alpha. Brother Wallace Willburn, Jr. accompanied by Dennis Adams, Kappa Eta. deliverd the Salute to The Jewels. A w a r d s of recognition were presented to the following: Exemplary Youth, Thomas Branch; Community Services, Ms. Olivia M. Freeman; Alpha Man of the Year, Brother Aaron Harris. Brother Barry Brown lead the fraternal hymn. Alpha Delta Lambda was represented at the Leadership weekend held in Nashville, Tennessee on Janaury 6-8, 1989.
The wives and sweethearts were feted on February 14, with an elegant dinner at the Sheraton Downtown by the brothers. —Don A. Lee
fsu Iota Delta Chapter Upholding The Torch — Striving For Preeminence
The brothers of Iota Delta Chapter at Florida State University extend fraternal greetings to brothers of Alphadom. Once again the brothers of Iota Delta Chapter has given Florida State University a dynamic academic year. Iota Delta started the 1988-89 academic year with one goal: to continue our civic efforts to reach out to the spectrum of needs that plague the Florida State University and Tallahassee communities. Under the leadership of Stanley N. Mills (president) and Artis C. Street (Vice-President), as well as the dedication of the Brotherhood, Iota Delta has had another successful year, and has accomplished its goal. Iota Delta began this crusade by presenting a dicussion on Grier and Price's book entitled, "Black Rage." This discussion was later comp l i m e n t e d by an e v e n i n g of Multicultural Awareness particularly stressing African, African-American, and Caribbean cultures. Iota Delta also participated in the NAACP membership radiothon and assisted in the local election campaigns. If that was not enough, Iota Delta was also called upon by the city of Tallahassee (Leon Page 57
County) Democratic Party to assist the Jesse Jackson political campaign. Additionally, Iota Delta was the only fraternity chapter representing Florida State University at the Tallahassee Community Clean-Up activities â€” making the black community clean and safe. Furthermore, the Tallahassee needy substantially benefitted from a "canned food drive" party sponsored by the Iota Delta Chapter. In lieu of monetary charges, the brotherhood collected can foods for entrance to the party, and donated the can goods to the Tallahassee Urban League for Thanksgiving. Iota Delta also participated with the Governor's Constituency for Children Program through Project Alpha. The brothers joined the ladies of the Zeta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. to register students and faculty members on FSU Campus to vote by sponsoring a Voter Registration Drive. During "Winter Week '89," the Iota Delta Chapter crowned its new Ms. Black and Gold, Ms. Jonita Howard. In addition, the chapter continued to reach out across this spectrum through seminars and social events. Winter Week '89 was culminated by the "Club Manhattan Ball." This year, winter week proved to be the best production of week long activities at Florida State University. Iota Delta Chapter also celebrated its fifteenth reunion, The chapter was honored to welcome home members of the charter line, "The Mystic Dozen," and approximately 100 of its 144 brotherhood. Our theme for the reunion was "Upholding the Torch Striving for Preeminence. The brotherhood continues to strive for preeminence. This year Brother Michael D. Leeks received the FSU Seminole Award for outstanding service to FSU and to Tallahassee; Brother Ricardo "Tony" Woods received the Pan Greek Man of the Year Award for the second consecutive year; Brother Stanley N. Mills received the Vice President of Student Affairs Award for outstanding leadership. The Iota Delta Chapter holds true to the aims of Alpha. This year, the chapter will lose four of its members through graduation, Brothers Alfred J. fields, Jr., Willie Brown III, Ricardo Woods, and Stanley N. Mills. However, the chapter is strengthened by its five neophytes, Brothers Derrick Page, Clayton Lewis, William Aristide, Abner Devallon, Jr., and Samuel Graham. Page 58
The Iota Delta Chapter, Florida State University.
Through the new elected officers for the upcoming academic school term, the Iota Delta Chapter will continue to uphold the torch, striving for preeminence. Future goals includes, a frat house on FSU's campus, continuously support for the local NAACP, and National Urban League, continuously implement informative seminars to the black society, but most important of all, fund-raisers for our National Headquarters. Through these goals, the brotherhood of the Iota Delta Chapter will continue to carry out our fraternal aims: Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love for Mankind.
georgia Gamma Omicron Lambda Chapter Highlights 1987-1988 The 1987-1988 Fraternity year for Gamma Omicron Lambda Chapter was unquestionably an overwhelming success. Fellowship Breakfast: To kick off the fraternity year, a fellowship breakfast was held in early October. Approximately 30 brothers attended the breakfast that was held at Shoney's Restaurant in Albany, Georgia. This breakfast was an attempt to "reclaim" inactive brothers and rekindle the fraternal spirit among active members after the summer vacation season. Chapter President Clift Felton presided and the brothers had a hearty fellowship. Banquet and Roast Bro. F. L. Kirkpatrick: On November 22, 1987 a banquet and roast was held to honor
Brother F. L. Kirkpatrick, affectionately known as "Daddy Kirk," for 60 years of activi service to the fraternity and 40 years of active membership in Gamma Omicron Lambda. Georgia State Convention: A large delegation of Brothers from Gamma Omicron Lambda attended the State Convention that was held in Savannah, Georgia. A much larger delegation than normal attended to observe and take note of the requirements to host a State Convention. The Brothers left Savannah feeling that they had identified the requirements and began planning for the 1989 State Convention to be hosted by Gamma Omicron Lambda. Founder's Day Activities: A Founder's Day observance was held on Sunday, December 6, 1987 at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Over 50 brothers and guests were on hand for the 11:00 A.M. program. The keynote speaker was Rev. Brother William L. Battle, Sr. of Columbus, Georgia. "Achievement Through Service" was the theme for the Founder's Day Banquet. Christmas Activities: The wives and sweethearts of local Alpha men sponsored the annual Christmas social. Brother Johnnie Mitchell and his wife made their lovely spacious home available for this social. The Brothers were treated to a multitude of delectable dishes and gag gifts. During the Christmas season as well as at Thanksgiving, the local chapter decided to do something for the less fortunate. Food baskets were delivered to needy families in the Albany Area. Adult Literacy Program: Illiteracy among adults nationwide is an enormous problem. To attack this problem The Sphinx/Winter 1989
at the local level, members of Gamma Omicron Lambda elected to receive the training necessary to serve as reading tutors. Through the involvement and efforts of Brother Leonard Minter, a number of Brothers are active in Project Read. Career Day Workshop: Some 105 high school students from a 6 county area attended a career day workshop co-sponsored by Gamma Omicron Lambda Chapter. Black professionals from the areas of Accounting, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Counselling and Social Work, Law, Mass Communications, Printing and Graphics, and Sales and Marketing served as consultants for this event. Most of the consultants were part of a Black Professional Expo named "Reaching Back to the Future." Teenage Pregnancy Retreat: Approximately 35 youths between the ages of 13 and 15 participated in a twoday retreat designed to assail the teenage pregnancy problem. The participants were featured with 2 days of highly structured activities that were both educational and recreational. Lionel James, a running back and punt returner for the San Diego Chargers made a guest appearance and admonished the young men to say no to drugs and teenage sex. Spring Scholarship Ball: Hundreds of dollars were generated by the annual Spring Ball with the proceeds going to provide scholarship money for area high school students and the college Brother at Albany State College with the highest grade point average. This is an ongoing project of Gamma Omicron Lambda. Membership Enrollment: Two new brothers were inducted into the fraternity this past fraternity year. While the fraternity does not actively recruit new members, the fraternity is receptive to individuals expressing an interest in becoming a member. It is believed that a visible and progressive service program is an effective approach to attracting new members. â€”Brother Maurice Elliard
florida Epsilon Pi Lambda Host Founder's Day Service
The Epsilon Pi Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity recently held its 82nd Anniversary Founder's The Sphinx/Winter 1989
The Gamma Omicron Lambda Chapter, Albany, Georgia.
Day Observance at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. Brother John Livingston and Charles Lauria presented certificates for distinguished service to eight Mt. Moriah members. The recipients were John Eason, Willie Houston, Charles Parker, Beatrice Williams, Gertrude Kirland, Barbara Washington, Rose Lee Williams, and Rev. L. S. Edwards. Brother Frank Washington presented a plaque to Brother Warren Hope. He also presented a plaque to Nancy Coleman, a member of the Alphabettes, who gave assistance when the Conference was held here in October. Autographed books were given to the calendar children. Brother Wilford Griffin, Supervisor of Personnel Alachua Co. School System was the Founder's Day speaker. â€” William E. Jackson
emory university Mu Alpha Wins Dean's Cup A w a r d
The Brothers of Mu Alpha Chapter would like to extend warm and heartfelt greetings to our Brothers in the land of Alpha. We are proud to say that Mu Alpha has held the shining light of Alpha high throughout our thirteen year existence at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia The school year of 1988-89 has been filled with many special events that Mu Alpha was proud to be a part of. We
are proud to say that we have been active on the national, community, and campus levels. Nationally we have been involved with Project Alpha: The Black Male and Teenage Pregnancy, one of the many service projects we have jointly participated in with Eta Lambda Chapter. The Chapter has continued in the Alpha Phi Alpha tradition of service by participating in leadership development at Druid Hills High School Genesis Club, Assault on Illiteracy at the Sam Jones Boys Club, the NAACP Membership Drive, Boy Scouts of America, the Inauguration of General President Henry Ponder and National Leadership Forum '89, Alpha National Headquarter's Fund Drive, and Risk Management. Mu Alpha was honored to have been the recipient of second place, Atlanta Cluster Competition, 1988 in the Belford B. Lawson Oratorical Contest. Alpha Phi Alpha has always valued community service, and Mu Alpha has been actively involved in the Atlanta Community. Among the activities that this chapter has been involved with on the local level are: the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, The Heart Fund, the Christian Children's Fund, tutorial sessions and recreational activities at the Samuel L. Jones Boys Club, Play-day in the Park for Underprivileged Children and Birthday Magic with V o l u n t e e r Emory, American Red Cross Blood Drive, Beautillion '88 whose theme was "Go To High School, Go To College," Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday March, Atlanta Hunger Walk, Visit to Homeless Shelter, and Bowl For Kids Sake for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Atlanta.
During the school year of 1988-89, Mu Alpha is pleased to say that we have guided ten distinguished young men across the burning sands into Alpha land. These men are Reginald Hall, Ronald Smith, and Kevon Lightborne, of the Three Degrees; and Dwayne Jefferson, David Neuwirth, Bryan Woods, Bernard Winfrey, Reed Edmondson, Kendall Wood, and Dennis Hawkins of The Knights of Kwanzaa. These brothers hold positions in various organizations such as the Student Government Association, Emory Scholars Advisory Committee, Freshmen Council, the M.O.R.E. Peer Assistant Program, Black Student Alliance, the Glee Club, the Judicial Council, and the Minority Student Programs Advisory Board. During the past two years Mu Alpha Chapter has been Georgia's Chapter of the year, and is currently the Southern Region's Chapter of the year for 1989. Notably, we are also the recipient of the prestigious Emory Dean's Cup Award for best all around fraternity on campus for the 1988/89 school year. The officers of the 1988-89 academic year are as follows: President, Mark E. Unthank; Vice President, William Eric Chapman; Treasurer, Khurram S. Hassan; Corresponding Secretary, Mark Fairfax Stevens; Recording Secretary, Vincent Young; Financial Secretary, Jice Stokes; Dean of Pledges, Eugene Williams; Historian/Editor to the Sphinx, Richard Brooks; Sergeant at Arms, George A. Smith; Chaplain, Jovier Evans; Parliamentarian, Phillip B. Phillips; Director of Educational Studies, Aldous McCrory; and Former Dean of Pledges, William Holly. As a final crowning accomplishment, Mu Alpha, in conjunction with the University and the Chapter's newly formed House Corporation, broke ground on April 7, 1989 for its new $250,000 Chapter House on Emory's Fraternity Row. In this our Thirteenth Anniversary year, we pause to reflect on the legacy of Mu Alpha Chapter and our Tradition of Excellence. Though the battle often seems, lost, the final victory is still ours to embrace; for we are Men of Distinction, of noble caste whom hardship cannot break. Yes, the struggle continues. But Mu Alpha is proud to know that "we hold ever aloft, noble ideals and aims, carrying out earth's and heaven's grand command." Page 60
The Mu Alpha Chapter, Emory University.
famu The Manly Deeds And Scholarship of Beta Nu
Greetings to the members of our black & gold family from the Brothers of Beta Nu. Even though the Sphinx has not heard from us in a while, we are still upholding the ideals of this great fraternity. As we come to a close of our 1988-89 school year we depart being the strongest and most respected Greek organization on the campus of Florida A & M University. This past year the brothers have risen to new heights under the leadership of our highly respected president, Brother Kenneth Washington, who will be graduating this year with one of the highest academic honors to come out of the School of Business and Industry at Florida A & M. The Brothers of Beta Nu have shone this past semester in their dedication to manly deeds when it came to community projects. Under the direction of our civic chairman Brother Willis Walter, we have managed to accomplish at least two civic projects per week. During our successful AlphaExplosion Week, planned by Brother Alan Floyd, we held an anti-apartheid rally which enlightened the entire student body of Florida A & M on the struggle of our people in South Africa. During the month of February, we had our annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. convocation at which our president
Kenneth Washington gave a moving speech on "The Struggle of Our People, Then and Now." We followed this up later in the month with a gospel concert which was diligently organized by Brother James Vose involving many of the neighborhood choirs and the FAMU gospel choir. Knowing that the children of today will be the leaders of tomorrow, the Brothers of Beta Nu and our dedicated sweethearts go to a neighborhood daycare center every Friday to assist in the education in today's upcoming youth. This is something that the Brothers of Beta Nu truly take pride in. As Alpha men, we are always looking for young men with high morals and ideals. In January, we held our annual Smoker and received the participation of 105 interested young men, 20 of which were inducted into the 1989 Sphinx Club. Under the superb pledge program of Brother Kirk McCall, these 20 young men were later initiated into our most prestigious organization. The average G.P.A. of the "Disciples of Faith" was 3.2 as scholarship is one of the most noticed characteristics of an Alpha man. Beta Nu now consists of 73 active and highly motivated Alpha men. Beta Nu has also been known for its great stepping ability as we were the first runner-up at the 1988 national step show. This year we placed first at our state convention and came in third at our regional convention. Ms. Deidre Henry, Beta Nu's Miss Black and Gold, also came in first at our state convention. The Sphinx/Winter 1989
The following Brothers were elected to serve as chapter officers for the 1989-90 school year: Curtis Johnson, President; Kirk McMall, VicePresident; Johnathan Allen, Secretary; David Shanks, Dean of Pledges; Jason Black, Corresponding Secretary; Michael Cross, Treasurer; Jock Meadows, Chaplain; Darrel Parks, Parliamentarian; Alistair E d w a r d s , Editor-to-The Sphinx; James Vose, Sweetheart Coordinator; Dion Lions, Sergeant at Arms; George Star, Director of Education; Theodore White, Financial Secretary; Willis Walter, Civic Chairman; Maurice Thompson, Historian. The Brothers have vowed to make the upcoming school year even better, as we look forward to new projects and assignments. We would like to say thank-you to the Brothers of Detroit, Alpha Rho, Xi and Gamma Iota chapters for their participation in Alpha Explosion Week. To the Brothers of Alpha Mu I say good luck. Our doors are always open to the Brothers of this great fraternity and we welcome your visit at any time. We also look forward to hosting the next Regional Convention right here in Tallahassee, Florida in the spring of 1990 where all are welcome here at Florida A&M Unviersity, where we truly live the motto: 'First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All.' -Alistair Duane Edwards
south Carolina Education Important To Delta Zeta Lambda Delta Zeta Lambda Chapter is pleased to announce the participants and winners of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity scholarships in the amount of $750 to students attending South Carolina State College and Claflin College. The following are Scholarship recipients: Claflin College, Ms. Glorida M. Williams of St. Matthew, SC, a graduate of Calhoun County High School. South Carolina State College recipient is Mr. James H. Beard, Jr. of Orangeburg, SC. He is a graduate of Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School. Chairman of the education activities committee, Chester A. Ray, did an outstanding job.
Campus Leaders At Gamma Delta Salutations to our Brothers in Alphadom. This past year has been a success for the Brothers of Gamma Delta Chapter. In the Spring of '88 Gamma Delta held its first "Wine and Cheese in Style." This event was successful due to the diligence of the Brothers striving to bring Alpha to the forefront at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff campus. The spring saw the election of Brother Anthony McCoy to the position of Student Government Vice President and Brother Kenneth Foster to the position of SGA Treasurer. This continues the tradition of Alpha Phi Alpha being student leaders and being in on the decision making process. The fall semester saw a resurgence of the Alpha Spirit. The year started with the choosing of our Alpha Sweethearts, Alpha Crystals. The Crystals help to project the presence of Alpha into the University community. The speaker for our fall smoker was Brother Gerald Andrews, Advisor to Kappa Psi. The smoker produced interested young men and made three new Brothers. The "Triple Threat" line consist of Arthella "Golden Mack" Hicks from Marianna, AR; Darryl "Real G o l d e n W a v e s " D a v i s ,
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Rockford, IL; and Dexter "Optimistic Gold" Brady, Marianna, AR. Gamma Delta started an innovated program during the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Homecoming. The Program consisted of registering all Brothers that were initiated in Gamma Delta Chapter. This was done to update our records and to recontact our Brothers. Over forty Brothers that had at one time graced the fellowship of Gamma Delta registered. This project entitled Grassroots Connection" was successful enough to warrant continuance at future Homecomings. All Brothers that have passed thru Gamma Delta are asked to submit their current address and the year that they pledged to "Grassroots Connection," UAPB Box 155, Pine Bluff, AR 71601. At our Annual Founders' Day Banquet on Dec. 4, 1988 several Brothers were given plaques for their Service to Gamma Delta and Alpha Phi Alpha. The keynote address was by Brother Joseph E. Thomas. Brother Thomas' topic was "Making A Name For Yourself Inspite Of Having Renown Relatives." One of the high points was that having Brothers such as the Late Brother Martin Luther King, Jr.' Brother Jesse Ownes, Brother Andrew Young and Brother Thurgood Marshall is fine; however, being an Alpha is not enough if you do nothing to place the name of Alpha high. During the week leading to Founders' Day, we here at Gamma Delta tried to build enthusiasm about the oldest and still the best Fraternity for Blacks. An ensemble of Brothers and Crystals sang at the December Gospel Hour sponsored by the University. The selection was dedicated to all who light the way and make Alpha Phi Alpha a reality. Until our next communicaton, may we continue to lead the way, and blaze the path. Alpha Phi Alpha, forever on the rise.
founder's Week activities in celebration of that memorable date: December 4, 1906. Our week was kicked off December 4 with our annual Founder's Day Program, again held in conjunc"Epsilon lora On The Rise" tion with the brothers of Delta and Mu Nu chapters. Held on the HustonThe brothers of Epsilon Iota Chapter Tillotson campus, the program was a at the University of Texas at Austin, success with speeches by brothers from extend our warmest and most fraternal all chapters, including Brother John Q. greetings to all the Brothers that dwell T. King, Sr., and our main speaker, within the House of ALPHA. We Brother A.L. Mackey. would like to take this opportunity to December 5 th was our service proupdate you with all the activities of the ject night. Brothers and Angels rebuilding Epsilon Iota chapter. gathered at a local nursing home and First of all, we would like to consang Christmas carols for the residents gratulate and wish the best of luck to there. It was a fun evening as many of the ten brothers that graduated in the the residents joined in and sang with Spring of 1988. The ten were Keith us. December 6th was movie night, Allen, Michael Brown, Leo Duran, with our presentation of "School Timothy Holland, Benjamin Madry, Daze." December 7th was used as Study D'waine Massey, Sam Roberts, Steve Night on campus. Brothers and a few Spenser, Ward White IV, and Mark others gathered to prepare for our upWilliams. We feel you now understand coming finals. December 8th was Recwhy we use the term "rebuilding." reation Night at the Texas Union. As much as we would have liked to join Many of us showed our outstanding our brothers in graduation, a few of us bowling and billiards skills (or lack of needed to remain and take over the them). Our First Annual Alpha Gong reins of Epsilon Iota. The net number Show and After Party was on lost was lessened by the Spring line of December 9th. With the participation 1988, "Arctic five." Victor E. Lara, of twelve acts, we are definitely lookCorresponding Secretary & Editor-to-the-Sphinx; ing forward to our 2nd Annual Gong Donald E. Hubbard, Jr. Treasurer; Sean Show. Founder's Week was capped off Kelly, Parliamentarian; Travis James, by our annual Christmas Party on Secretary; and David Roy, 2nd ViceDecember 10th. The Alpha Christmas President, brought the number of acParty has become known as one of the tive brothers to nine. The remaining best parties at U.T. Austin, and even four were Stanley Lewis, President; Vinthough this year it was held in San cent Wesley, 1st Vice-President; Marcos, the tradition was upheld. Wilbert Sumuel, Dean-of-Pledges; and Our goal at Epsilon Iota is continued Edgar Gilmore, Historian & Stepservice and leadership at U.T. Austin. master. Even though we have had a successful The fall semester of 1988 brought year, the name of Alpha Phi Alpha can many challenges for such a smaller always be held a little higher. Next number of brothers. Needless to say, year, the light of ALPHA will climb the spirit of Alpha allowed to make our higher, not only at U.T., but presence known on the U.T. campus. throughout the country. You will hear We started the semester off by sponsorfrom us again soon, but until then: ing an Alpha table at the annual U.T. "See you in San Antonio." Student Organization Fair. We followed this by helping to package donated foods at the Capitol Area Food Bank on Oct. 1. Both EI and the Food Bank benefitted from this, and plans were made to work with them again. On Oct. 14, we found ourselves in the Delta Theta Tou Lamdba-Helena Sigma Theta Greek Show. CongratulaHonors Brothers. tions go to EI for capturing best aisle show and to Brother Victor Lara for capturing Best Lead. It was an enterFraternal greetings to the new taining show. The next day we were /ear to one and all from the chapter back in Austin to get certified along overlooking the mighty Mississippi with the brothers from Mu Nu and River. Although it has been awhile Delta chapters. since the Sphinx has heard from us, the rest of Alpha can rest assured December is a time of excitement at the Brothers of Theta Tau Lambda Epsilon Iota because of our annual
have been continually and consistently upholding the aims of the fraternity. The brotherhood consists of members from the Marianna, Forrest City, Dewitt, and Helena-West Helena, Arkansas area. As we celebrate our 23rd year of existence, we continue to uphold its reputation as a leader in service, scholarship and achievement. Officers at the 1989-90 academic year are: Brother Walter Clemmer, President; Edward E. Norman, Vice President' Willis "Bill" Williams, Treasurer; Theodore Shumpert, Recording Secretary; Joseph L. Kennedy, Corresponding Secretary; Fred D. C o l e m a n , Chaplain; James Coleman, Historian; Tames E. M c C o y . Editor-to-The Sphinx; Robert L. Scott, Director of Educational Activities; Havey L. Randolph, Sergeant-atArms and Arthur Sanders, Dean of Pledges. We would like to share with all of our brothers the past events and accomplishments of Theta Tau Lambda. Our Founder's Day was the highlight of the year with Brother Rev. Bethel Harris, Pastor of Lane Chapel C.M.E. Church of Forrest City as our main speaker. The chapter honored five of its brothers who have held the spirit of Alpha for 40 years or more. They are Fred D. Coleman, Joseph L. Kennedy, P.W. White, Edward E. Norman and Willis "Bill" Williams. Each brother was presented with a certificate and they are now looking forward to the golden year of service to Alpha and humanity. The theme "Brotherhood: A Commitment to True Service." Psalms 133:1, "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity." An all Greek choir was responsible for the music with Mrs. Mary N. Spratt, Delta Sigma Theta as the musician, Ms. Evelyn Turner, Alpha Kappa Alpha as director, and Brother Harvey L. Randolph, Program Chairperson. The chapter initiated one special i n d i v i d u a l , Brother Joseph L. Lovelace, who is serving as the first black postmaster in Eastern Arkansas. BrotKer LoveTace came to Helena from North Little Rock and immediately expressed an interest in becoming an Alphaman. The annual Dr. Hosea M. Profitt memorial scholarship which is The Sphinx/Winter 1989
sponsored by the chapter each year was awarded to two deserving young persons from our area. Our annual Black and Gold Ball was held in April at Phillips County Community College with live music provided by the "Kra Zar" band from Memphis. In typical Alpha fashions the brothers of Theta Upsilon chapter of Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, entertained the huge crowd with their state winning "stomp performance." The brothers were heavily regarded with applause bringing them back for three p e r f o r m a n c e s . O u r state president, John Colbert, was in attendance and spoke a brief message to the beautiful men and women from Eastern Arkansas. Theta Tau Lambda was proud to host the fall state leadership conference held at the beautiful lecture hall room of Phillips County Community College. T h e b r o t h e r s from t h e following u n d e r g r a d u a t e s and graduates were present: Theta Upsilon, Jonesboro' Kappa Kappa, Fayetteville; Mu Alpha,
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Russellville; Gamma Delta, Pine Bluff; Pi Lambda, Little Rock; Omicron Zeta Lambda, Fayetteville; Mu Omicron Lambda, Blytheville; a n d Delta Sigma Lambda, Pine Bluff. Brother Dr. Martin L. King's birthday on January 16, the chapter members participated along with other dignitaries of Forrest City, in naming a major thoroughfare in his honor. The Brothers in that area have worked along with other organizations to achieve the honor. During the past year Theta Tau Lambda held a closed ceremony in a fundamental and traditional tenet of Alphadom that honored and paid homage to our Seven Jewels. It is also fundamental in Alpha that tremendous honor and respect was paid the founding members of Theta Tau Lambda: Brothers, Dr. Hosea M. Proffitt, (Omega Chapter); Dr. Robert D. Miller, Sr. (Omega Chapter); P.W. White, Joseph L. Kennedy, Fred D. Coleman, Elton Hammons, and Rogerline Johnson, Under the leadership of our President Clemmer, the Brothers are looking forward with great aspirations to a better and rewarding year. With the upcoming activities, coupled with the outstanding performance of the various committees, this goal should be attained.
Greetings to all of our Brothers throughout Alphadom. Your brothers at Xi Rho Chapter, San Francisco State University have and will continue to uphold the original fundamental ideals of true brotherhood, high moral character, and scholarship that were originated by our seven jewels. The community and collegiate legacy of the young "Cold Wave" chapter c o n t i n u e d in o u r e n d e a v o r s t h r o u g h o u t J a n u a r y , 1988 t o January, 1989. Xi Rho began the year b y administering several classroom discussions at a nearby junior high revolving around social issues that lead into a play given by the brothers and the sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Eta Sigma C h a p t e r for the entire seventh grade. Brothers participated in gathering signatures for petitions supporting affirmative action and integration of the San Francisco Fire Department. We finished the Spring semester by hosting our second annual Basketball Tournament/Dance that raised money for the Institute for the Advance Study of Black Families in Oakland, California, and was fortunate to have celebrities such as Tracy Camiella Johns (She's Got To Have It), Cylk Cozart (School Daze), and the Miss Black California for 1988 supporting our cause by attending the day's events. In the Fall Xi Rho welcomed Black freshmen and transfer students to our campus with a picnic and party at t h e f r a t e r n i t y h o u s e . The b r o t h e r s b e g a n a n afterschool tutoring program (Grades K-12) in October for the 1988-89 school year at a neighboring housing project. We provided Thanksgiving dinners for seven needy families of our tutoring program, and assisted in the United Negro College Fund Telethon broadcast from San Francisco in December.
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We wish to spread the message of
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unyielding brotherly love, to sow the cherished fraternity precepts into the hearts and minds ot brothers, and to initiate a spirituality that exists within us all, but struggles to prevail in an oppressive world full of trials and tribulations for all Alphamen. Now is the time to strengthen that fraternal bond regardless of region, age or notoriety, thereby our fraternity, our family, will endure the hardships within and without Alpha Phi Alpha for yet another eighty-two years. Together and unified within our founding beliefs will t h e "greatest good" of Alpha continue to touch the hearts and lives of each brother and our world. We love you brothers, and until we meet again â€” Peace, love, and A-Phi-Al
Qfizono state university Mu Eto on the Move Greetings brothers. Although it has been a while since our last article we just want our brothers to know we are still taking care of business Alpha style. Since the spring of 1988 the brothers of Mu Eta at Arizona State University have been continually striving to hold the light up high. We participated in the inter-fraternal Greek Week. It was the first time that any Black Greek organization has participated in this event for dharity. Although we only had six brothers participating compared to the larger fraternities that numbered in the hundreds we placed first I We have also rededicated ourselves to our community. The brothers have sponsored workshops at the south Phoenix youth to help young minority students learn more about getting into college as well as male- female relationships and drug abuse. We have also sponsored a tax assistance program for the low income, a campus clothing drive, and a youth seminar for minority students throughout the state of Arizona. One of our biggest projects was sponsoring the lecture of brother Tony Brown at Arizona State. Finally, we recently took first place at the first annual Black Greek Week step show and we just crossed a line at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (U.N.L.V.) Seven the Hard Way, and they will soon be Alphas newest
chapter. So rest assured, Alpha has 15 cold brothers in the Arizona desert that will never let the light of Alpha burn out. —Kenneth Steward
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As proud and active members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Alpha Epsilon chapter, the second oldest Alpha chapter on the West Coast, it is our pleasure to share with the brothers across the country the meritorious works we have embarked on at the University of California at Berkeley during the years 1987 and 1988. Our chapter's presence has been felt in every facet of campus life. Brother James DesLonde serves as vice president of the campus chapter NAACP, Brother Brian Dunn serves as a senator for the student body government, Brother Nolan Jones serves as the president of the African Students Association (ASA), Brother Beven Gordon serves as regional representative for the National Society of Black Engineers Organization, and two brothers write for U.C. Berkeley's World, the only Black newspaper on our predominantly white campus of
32,000 students. Also at St. Mary's College, one of our brothers is currently the only black male resident assistant (RA) in the dorms. The offices that our brothers currently hold on campus show only one aspect of our influence and our dedication to upholding the Alpha tradition of leadership. We have also consistently taken the lead in the campus Black community by providing important academic and educational activities in order to address the needs of Black students. For instance, we brought Brother Dick Gregory to campus for our third annual "Black People Are Talking" symposium designed to discuss problems and concerns with Black class stratification. We single handedly organized the first statewide San Francisco Bay Area Greek Show. We gave out $5,000 worth of scholarships to outstanding graduating Black males and females, other Black Greek Letter organizations, and other campus groups at the annual U.C. Berkeley Black Awards Ceremony. At the Black Awards Ceremony, four of our brothers were also honored with awards for service to the community. In 1988 we continued to serve the campus community in a myriad of ways. We created Alpha week for the first time in Alpha Epsilon history. Alpha Week consisted of a week long list of fun and educational activities designed to improve campus life for the Black students. The list include our first annual Alpha Love Connection,
Ms. Black and Old Gold Pageant, Alpha Informational, Forum on Aids education in the Black community, and our annual formal dance, the Fall Classic. Our work does not end with the Berkeley campus, for our presence is being felt in the off-campus community as well. We have launched a major Project Alpha campaign in the Oakland Unified School System. We have attended several continuation, junior high, and middle schools in Oakland to educate our youth on drug abuse, teen-pregnancy, and the importance of higher educatioin. Half of our chapter of 25 brothers are also volunteer big brothers for the Berkeley High School Mentorship program, sponsored by ASA. Finally, our chapter provides tutorial services for junior high school children in the Partnership Program, a minority outreach program under the auspices of U.C. Berkeley. Currently we are planning for our Fall of 1989 activities. Some of those projects include preparation for our second annual statewide Greek Show, our first annual Alpha Spirit Conference, our fourth annual "Black People Are Talking" symposium, and a continuation of the programs and services mentioned earlier. We shall continue to take the lead at U.C. Berkeley in the effort to serve and empower the Black community, for we are "First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All." -Nolan Jones
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Dr. Clarence C. Allen Brother DR. CLARENCE C. ALLEN died Monday, January 23, 1989 at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Georgia. Dr. Allen was 79 years old, and a member of our dear fraternity for more than 53 years. Dr. Allen, of 403 - 19th Street in Columbus was born July 6, 1909, son of Edward and Frances Williams Allen. He attended Columbus public schools, Wilberforce University, the University of Illinois, the University of Toledo and Meharry Medical College of Nashville, Tennessee. He was a veteran of World War II. Dr. Allen was the Tuskegee VA's Chief of Psychiatry for more than 20 years where he distinguished himself with meritorious service to his fellow veterans. He was a life-long member of St. James A.M.E. Church in Columbus, Georgia where he served on the Trustee Board and in the Community Outreach Guild in which he was vice president. Dr. Allen was also a member of the Meharry Medical College Alumni Association, the Georgia Medical Association, and several other professional organizations. Survivors who will cherish his memory include a very devoted foster sister, Mrs. Marguerite Watt of Columbus, Georgia, a godson, Mr. William Allen McCadden of Atlanta, Georgia, and several cousins. Devoted friends include Mrs. Louise Glover of Brooklyn, NY; Dr. William McCoo of Los Angeles, CA; Mr. John Cousins of St. Louis, MO; and Mr. Charles McCadden of Tuskegee, AL., and a host of friends. Dr. Allen shall always be remembered by his Alpha brothers, family, and friends, as "A GENTLE MAN WHO SPENT HIS LIFE IN SERVICE TO OTHERS."
â€˘tf Dr. Walter M. Booker Brother DR. WALTER M. BOOKER, Eastern Vice-President 1952-1954, died of cardiac arrest on August 29, 1988 at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC. He was 80 years old. Dr. Booker was a native of Little Rock, AR and a 1928 gradaute of Morehouse College. He received a master's degree from the University of Iowa and a doctorate in physiology and chemistry from the University of Chicago. sity of Chicago. Dr. Booker taught at Leland College in Louisiana from 1928 to 1929 and at Prairie View College from 1932 to 1943. He began his career at Howard University as an assistant professor in 1943. From 1953 to 1973, he was the pharmacology department chairman of the Howard University Medical School. He retired as a full professor in 1973. In addition to his teaching at Howard University, he taught at Walter Reed Army Research Institute in the 1960s and 1970s and he also served as a consultant to the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. In 1957 and 1958, he was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at the Heymans Institute in Ghent, Belgium. T h e Sphinx/Winter 1989
Dr. Booker was the author of more than 100 scientific papers and participated in conferences in nearly a dozen nations. He had done research in the heart's response to drugs. Dr. Booker served on the board of the Washington Heart Association and was a representative of the American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics to the National Research Council. He was a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a charter member of Sigma Xi, the honorary scientific society. He was a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology and the American Physiological Society. Brother Booker was a loyal member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and had an outstanding attendance record at Mu Lambda Chapter meetings, Regional and National Conventions. Brother Booker always found time to guide and nurture college brothers, particularly at Beta Chapter at Howard University. His wife, Thomye Collins Booker died in 1986. Dr. Booker is survived by a son, Walter Jr.; a daughter, Marjorie Courm and four grandchildren.
Reginald Tyrone Buckner "Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father." I Thessalonians 1:3 Brother REGINALD TYRONE BUCKNER was born in Kansas City, Kansas on December 2, 1938 to Samuel and Mary Alice Buckner. He attended Grant Elementary, Northeast Jr. High and Sumner High Schools in Kansas City, KS. He became a Christian at the early age of 10 years. Reginald a t t e n d e d the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS, where he received his Bachelors and Masters of Arts degrees in _ Music Education in 1961 and 1966 respectively. On June 18, 1961, Reginald married Sharon Thierry, and to that union three daughters were born: Tara Leigh, Tazha Lorraine and Tracey Lauren. In August 1969, he and his family moved to Minnesota to pursue his Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Music with emphasis in Music Education, which he received from the University of Minnesota in 1974. As a family, the Buckners became members of Zion Baptist Church under watchcare, until their letter of membership arrived from Strangers Rest Baptist Church in Kansas City, KS. Reginald served Zion Baptist Church faithfully in several capacities â€” as Minister of Music, pianist, organist and Assistant Director of Music from 1969 to his passing. Dr. Buckner was Associate Professor of Music, Jazz Studies, Afro-American/African Studies at the University of Minnesota. Reginald leaves to cherish his memory: a loving wife, Sharon; three daughters, Tara Leigh Buckner Swain, Tazha Lorraine and Page 65
William Thomas Carrington, Jr. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart, Wait, I say on the Lord Brother WILLIAM THOMAS CARRINGTON, JR., the son of William Thomas, Sr. and Willia Kizer Carrington, was born in New Haven, Connecticut on February 14, 1957. He departed this life on Tuesday, March 28, 1989 at the YaleNew Haven Hospital. William attended Winchester School and Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven, where he graduated with honors. He entered Howard University where he received the Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1979. He received a Masters' Degree in Library Science in 1982 from Atlanta University. He pursued additional studies at Georgetown Unversity where he was awarded a certificate in Legal Studies. While a student at Howard University, William worked as a library assistant. After graduation, he worked at the library of Congress Collections Management Division at Library Technician. As a graduate student, he served as acting reference librarian at the Morehouse College Learning Resource Center. Williams was the recipient of numerous awards. He was named Outstanding Young Man of America, 1980, 1983, and 1987 respectively. He was a member of the Special Libraries Association, American Library Association, Atlanta University Alumni Association, Metropolitan Washington Caucus of Black Librarians, Best of Friends, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He was employed as an Assistant Librarian at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library at the time of his demise. Williams was a go-getter and his achievements were immense. He leaves to cherish his memory, his parents Mr. & Mrs. William T. Carrington, Sr. of New Haven CT; two sisters, Deborah Harris and Cheryl Jones of New Haven; four brothers, Steven, Maurice, Anthony Carrington of New Haven; four brothers, Steven, Maurice, Anthony Carrington of New Haven, CT., and Adrian Carrington of Rota, Spain. Two nieces, Caprece Carrington, and Danyell Jones of New Haven, CT., and one nephew Frankie Jones of New Haven, CT.; other relatives and many friends. "I have fought the good fight. I have finished my course. 1 have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge shall give at me that day." II Timothy 4:7,8
Brother Coleman was a graduate of Alcorn College where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. He was also a graduate of Iowa State University, A m e s , I o w a w h e r e he received the Master of Science degree. A native of Shugualah, Mississippi, he as principal of the Marion County Training School in Columbia, Mississippi; Coach and Science teacher, Haynesville, Louisiana; Science teacher at Lincoln High Schol and Grambling Laboratory High School in Ruston and Grambling, Louisiana. Brother Coleman served his country as a World War II Veteran for four years, two of which were spent overseas. He was married to the former Ruby Watts of Clarksdale, Mississipi. He is also survived by one daughter, Mrs. Audrey C. Warren, Grambling, Louisiana; two granddaughters, Andria and Ashley; four sisters and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
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Funeral services were held Feb. 8 for Brother DR. JOHN C. COLEMAN who died Feb. 4. Born 1906 in Philadelphia, Coleman moved to California with his father, the Rev. Gordon Coleman, who became pastor of North Oakland Missionary Baptist Church. He graduated from Fisk University and McHarry College. After completing his internship in 1933-34 at Freeman's Hospital in Washington D.C., he practiced for several years in New York. He moved back to California with his late wife, the former Evelyn Louise Cooper, and began a practice in Oakland and then in Los Angeles until his death. Coleman was a member of the Grand Boule' Sigma Pi Phi fraternity. . . . . He was a member of the Oakland Boxing Commission and physician and medical advisor for Jefferson High School, the Cleveland Browns and the Jamaican Olympic Team of 1952. He is survived by his daughter, Carole Gregg of New Rochele, N Y.; two grandchildren, Ann and John Morning (students at Yale University); a sister, Julia Shane of Nashville; two brothers, Samuel Coleman of San Francisco and Charles Coleman; a cousin, Dr Roscoe Coleman Williams and several nieces and nephews.
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Brother WELLINGTON HANNIBAL COSTON, the sone of Mary B. and Frank F. Coston, was born on October 20, 1911 in Hamburg, Lousiana. Realizing the need for salvation at an early age, he became very active in church work in his hometown of Hamburg, Louisiana. Upon coming to Montgomery, he united with the First Congregational Christian Church, where he served actively (until his health declined) as a Sunday School teacher and chairman of the Deacon Board. After completing his early educational training in Hamburg, Louisiana, he attended Straight College in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1933. He continued his guest for knowledge and education by completing a Master of Science degree at State Teachers College in Montgomery, Alabama and further studies at Howard University in Washington, D.C. His dedication to the well-being of people of all ages was marked by a career of successful accomplishments. He served as Principal of Alabama State Laboratory School, coupled with an outstanding tenure as Registrar and Dean of Admissions at Alabama State University. He was involved in the following community organizations: Vice chairman of the Board at the Cleveland Avenue YMCA, Phi Delta Kappa Professional Education Fraternity, Alabama State Teachers Association, and several other national and local civic organizations. He left to cherish the very special memories of his life: a devoted and loving wife of 51 years, Teressa E. Coston; a foster daughter and son, Greta and Louis Floyd III, Montgomery, Alabama; one sister, Lou S. Jackson, Opelika, Alabama; one brother Edward F. Coston, Birmingham, Alabama; two foster grandchildren, Ronda Floyd, Montgomery, Alabama and Karen Prestage, Atlanta, Georgia; one brother-in-law, Jimmie L. Jackson, Opelika, Alabama; several godchildren and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Alonzo Aldrich Davis
Brother ALONZA ALDRICH DAVIS, before his departure he served admirably as an administrator, teacher and coach. His life began sixty-six years ago in North Louisiana in Friendship Community, Claiborne Parish, where he was born to the late Claude and Elizabeth Davis. He was reared in Lisbon, Louisiana where he completed his early education. His high school education was recieved at Homor High School in Homer, Louisiana. He earned his undergraduate degree at Grambling State University in Education and received his Master's Degree in Administration and Supervision from Louisiana State University. Further study was done at Northwestern University, Louisiana State University and the University of Texas. He spent four years in the United States Army where he specialized in Office Administration and later became a photographer. His professional experiences included serving as a teacher and principal in Union Parish, as football coach, baseball coach and principal of Lincoln High School in Ruston, Louisiana and as the Director of Chapter I â€” Lincoln Parish School Board in Ruston, Louisiana. He was affiliated with the Lewis Temple Methodist Epicopal Church. Among the numerous positions he held were trustee, steward, Sunday School Superintendent, class leader, usher, Director of Evangelism and a member of the Lewis Temple Male Chorus. He was a Prince Hall Mason and a member of Evangelist Lodge #144. He also held membership in Phi Delta Kappa, the Grambling Unit of Retired Teachers, and was a past president of the Grambling Lions Club. Brother Davis is survived by his wife, Lela Dunn Davis of Grambling, Louisiana and one daughter, Jackie, also of Grambling.
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Oliver C. Dawson
Brother OLIVER C. "Ollie" DAWSON, retired coach and a d m i n i s t r a t o r at S o u t h Carolina State, died Feb. 9, after an extended illness. Brother Dawson, 78, was a native of Thomaston, GA, and Cleveland. He had a long and unparalled career as a professor, coach, athletic director and adminstrator at S.C. State. Affectionately k n o w n as "Ollie, the Man for All Seasons" and "Bull," Dawson came to S.C. State in 1935 and attained almost legendary status at the Orangeburg institution before retiring in 1976. During his 41-year tenure, he coached five sports, winning championships in four of them â€” football, basketball, tennis and golf. He also coached track and field for the Bulldogs. Dawson served as a Bulldog assistant football coach in 1936 and was named head coach the following year. He held the position until 1950, with his teams consistently finishing in the upper division of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). In 1947, his squad was undefeated and played for the national championship for Black colleges and universities. He coached basketball for 11 seasons and brought the school its first SIAC crown in 1943. Dawson also coached tennis for seven seasons and track and field for four. He initiated the S.C. State golf program in health and physical education at the college and served as department chairman for 30 years. In addition, he was Bulldog athletic director for 16 seasons, overseeing some of the most productive years in the history of the school's athletic program. Dawson's career was highlighted by his induction into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame in 1974, becoming the first Black to be so honored. In 1983, he became a charter member of the S.C. State College athletic Hall of Fame and, a year later, he became the first Black to be inducted into the John Carroll University Athletic Hall of Fame. In 1984, S.C. State renamed its 15,000 -seat football stadium in honor of Dawson. Dawson attended John Carroll University in Cleveland and graduated from S.S. State in 1936. He earned a master's
at New York University in 1947 and did further study at Denver University and West Virginia University. Dawson was an Elder at St. Luke Presbyterian Church and a member of the Presbyterian Men's Council. He served on several state and government commissions and, his civic involvement afforded him many meritorious citations and awards. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Gracia Watterman Dawson of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Maria D. James of Wayne, PA.' and a sister, Mrs. Eddie Bell White of Cleveland.
C.Johnson Dunn Brother C. J O H N S O N DUNN entered Omega Chapter on October 5, 1988. Brother Dunn was born in Monroe, Georgia. He attended the public schools of Monroe and then Morehouse Academy in Atlanta, Georgia where he completed his high school e d u c a t i o n receiving the Bachelor of Arts Dgree. Brother Dunn received a M a s t e r ' s d e g r e e at the University of Michigan and did further study at Columbia University, the University of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin. He was initiated into Eta Lambda Chapter in 1922. He was a charter member of Alpha Upsilon Lambda Chapter where he served in many capacities including President. Brother Dunn's entire professional career was spent at Alabama State College (now University) where he served for 46 years in various capacities. He was principal of the Laboratory High School, Dean of the Junior College, Dean of Students, Athletic Director, and Basketball coach. He also taught economics and education courses. Brother Dunn's participation in professional and community organizations was prolific. In addition to his participation in educational and sports associations, he was member of the Montgomery Athletic Board, Board of Directors of the Cleveland Avenue YMCA, and a charter member of the Montgomery/Tuskegee/Selma Chapter of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. A long time Baptist, Brother Dunn joined Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church during his early years in Montgomery and served actively for many years. In 1932, Brother Dunn married Faustine Hamblin and they shared 56 years of marriage. She preceded him in death on May 18, 1988. He joined her in eternal life on October 5, 1988. Cherishing loving memories of him are his daughters, Charlene Dunn Carpenter and Kathy Dunn Jackson; sister, Kathryn Dunn Foster; brother, James A. Dunn; sons-in-law, Roland A. Carpenter, Kenneth Dunn Carpenter, Carl Andre Carpenter, Erika Nicole Jackson, and Brandon Todd Jackson; granddaughter-inlaw, Nadalynn Carpenter; great granddaughter Allison Renee Carpenter; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.
Cecil Edward Florence
Brother CECIL EDWARD FLORENCE was born to Henry and Lucille Florence in Palmyra, Missouri, on September 29, 1919. The family moved to Kansas City, Kansas when Cecil was at the age of 4. His father and mother preceded him in death. At an early age he professed a hope in Jesus Christ and was a member of First Baptist Church for 34 y e a r s , teaching the Men's Bible Class for many years. He attended Kansas University, majoring in music. Mr. Florence joined the U.S. Army, having served in the 49th Quartermaster Group, and was honorably discharged November 11, 1948. He was united in Holy Matrimony to Lorraine Duffel on June 17, 1961. Brother Florence served in government service for 34 years, retiring from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1975, as Chief of the data systems branch. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine, of the home; two daughters, Miss Beverly J. Florence and Mrs. Priscilla A. Price, Chicago, II.; two grandchildren, James M. Price and Andrea M. Florence; one niece, Bernice Head, Chicago, II.; cousins, Vivian Davis, and Charles and Allene Eston; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Lonnie Theodore Foster Brother LONNIE THEODORE FOSTER, son of the late Almo and Mary Foster of Weleetka, Oklahoma, was born January 24, 1920 in Eufaula, O k l a h o m a , and departed this life on April 22, 1988 at Nash General Hospital, Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He served in the Army in World War II, attaining the rank of sergeant. He received a B.S. Degree in Architectural Engineering from A and T State University. He further studied at Shaw University and N.C. State University. He taught in the public schools of North Carolina culminating his career in Nash County Schools and Rocky Mount City Schools. A founder of Epsilon Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., he served as first president from 1976-1982. he was District Four Commander of the North Carolina American Legion, Rocky Mount, N.C. He was an active member of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, the Layment's League, Junior Warden of the Vestry, and Superintendent of the Sunday School. His survivors include his wife, Bettie Wiggins Foster; son, Lonnie T. Foster Jr. of Sickleville, N.J.; one sister, Mrs. Callie F. Johnson, Weleetka, OK; grandson, Lonnie Lordston Foster; daughter-inlaw, Lavaughn Brown Foster; two nieces, Mrs. Loretta Stewart, Peomona, CA; Mrs. Barbara Watson, Perrison, TX; and a host of relatives and friends.
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John E. Fuster
Brother JOHN E. FUSTER, 82, one of the Cal and Post's founding writers editors died Sunday, September 11, at the home of his nephew Leon Simmons, of cancer. Fuster devoted nearly half of his life informing the public of community affairs through his career as journalist. Fuster p u b l i s h e d a n d edited the weekly newspaper, the Cleveland Broadcaster in the 1930's before enlisting in the Army to serve in World War II. After the war, he worked at the Cleveland Call and Post until retiring in 1980. He served as sports feature writer, entertainment writer and advertising sales person. During his time as sports writer for the Call and Post, he had a hand in persuading the Cleveland Indians to sign Larry Doby as the first Black player in the American League. Fuster was born in Calhoun, South Carolina, in 1906. He moved to Cleveland with his family in 1910. The move to Cleveland was requested by his grandparents, Edward and Tillie Jane Manager, co-founders of East Mount Zion Baptist Church, 9990 Euclid Avenue. He graduated from Central High School and studied journalism at Ohio State University. He was a lifetime member of the NAACP as well as the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. In 1982, he received an award from the NAACP for outstanding support. He is survived by his sisters, Edna Chapmon and Jane Logan; and a brother, William of Binghamton, NY.,, and nephew Leon Simmons of Cleveland. Gregory A l e x a n d e r Golvin, M . D .
This tribute by the members of Alpha Chapter spoke of their loveThe life of Brother GREGORY ALEXANDER GALVIN stands as a fine example of an Alpha man committed to the high ideals of the Fraternity: Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love For All Mankind. Dr. Galvin is a graduate of Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee, and fulfilled his residency requirement at Freedman's Hospital, Washington, D.C. Upon completition of his residency, Dr. Galvin came to Ithaca, where he has practiced medicine for 45 years, before retiring on January 1, 1984. As the only black physician in Ithaca for many years, he led the fight to desegregate Tompkins County Hospital. Dr. Galvin has been involved in every facet of community affairs. He is a past president of Tompkins County Hospital Medical Staff, past chairman of the Medical Board of Tompkins County, a member of the Tompkins County Board of Health, former supervisor of Medical Services of Tompkins County Welfare Department, and a former staff member of Cornell University Infirmary and Clinic. Dr. Galvin has been involved in medicine and the politics of the field on a level that transcends localities. The Doctor is a past presi-
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dent of the New York State Academy of General Practice, Speaker of the Congress of Delegates of New York Academy for 5 years, delegate to the National Academy for 6 years and a member of the Governor's Commission of Health and Resources of the State of New York. Dr. Galvin has membership in various professional medical societies, such as Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and Kappa Pi Medical Honor Society. Dr. Galvin, besides being a man of medicine is a man of the community. He is the first Black member of Kiwanis International. The Doctor was honored by the Fraternity on its Diamond Jubilee for his many years of untiring service. Dr. Galvin is past president and member of the Ithaca Torch club, and a member of the NAACP. Dr. Galvin occupies a special place in the hearts of Alpha Chapter brothers. His service to the chapter has spanned many years. He sustained the Chapter from 1969-1974 when the chapter went inactive for lack of membership. Dr. Galvin preserved our charter so the light of Alpha Chapter would not die. When the chapter was reactivated in the summer of 1974, Dr. Galvin crossed our rejuvenating line. These and other services rendered by Dr. Galvin represent a debt that can never be repaid. The Brothers of Alpha Chapter salute Dr. G. Alx. Galvin, a true personification of the lofty ideals of Alpha Phi Alpha.
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Brother SAMUEL LUCIUS GANDY, was born in Greenville, South Carolina, graduated from South Carolina State College, the Howard University School of Religion, and recipient of the Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Chicago in 1952. He was awarded the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Ursinus College in 1973. During his distinguished career, Brother Gandy served as Assistant Dean of Men and Assistant to the Dean of the Chapel at Fisk University; Director of Religious Activities and Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Virginia State College; and Dean of Lawless Memorial Chapel and Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Dillard University. He also served as pastor of Kenwood Community in Chicago. In 1964, Brother Gandy came to Washington, DC as a professor of Religion and Personality at the Howard University School of Religion. He later became Dean of the School of Religion (now known as the School of Divinity), a position he held until 1974, at which time he returned to full time teaching. Brother Gandy was not only active in his vocation, but he was also active in the community. He served on the boards of directors of the following organizations: WETA/Channel 26 Public Television, the National Conference of Christians and Jews, the Educational Communications Association, the Society for Religious Organization Management, and as a member of the Advisory Board of the District of Columbia Mental Health Association. Brother Gandy edited two books dealing with the lives and writings of Howard Thurman and Vernon Johns and authored many articles on the problems of youth and urban ministry. He was a founder and past-president of the National Association of College and Unviersity Chaplains. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Urban Institute for Religious Studies, an adultcontinuing education program for the local religious community. Brother Gandy was an educator, pastor and teacher. His retirement from Howard University in June, 1986, culminated 22 years of dedicated service at Howard University. He was eulogized on June 29, 1988. Brother Gandy's survivors include his wife, Frances Williams Gandy; four sisters; two brothers; a stepmother; one sister and a host of other relatives and friends.
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James Gaskins A heart of gold stopped beating Two shining eyes at rest God broke our hearts to prove He only takes the best. Brother JAMES GASKINS was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 8, 1906, to the late Reverend and Mrs. Paul B. Gaskins. He departed this life on January 28, 1989. He was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Calverton, Virginia. After joining in holy matrimony to Lucy Gordon, he moved his membership to First Baptist Church, Lawrenceville, Virginia. He was educated in the Philadelphia Public Schools, Lincoln University and Columbia University where he received his Master's degree. He was a member of the Epsilon Omicron Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He served in the field of education as an instructor in Warrenton, Virginia, Tyler, Texas and Saint Paul's Polytechnic Institute and as principal in Fairfax, Virginia. He also served as a postal assistant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a kind, loving and devoted person whose faith in God proved to be the driving force in many lives. We shall greatly miss him, but we thank God for letting him stay with us these many years. He leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted wife, Lucy R. Gaskins; a stepson, Robert H. Gordon; a daughter-in-law; two grandchildren, five nieces; two nephews; three cousins; two sistersin-law; one brother-in-law; two very devoted friends, James and Dorothy Yates, and their two children; and a host of other relatives and friends.
guidance that he embarked upon a career in education. That career began in 1960 at Brownsville Junior High as a Graphic Arts Instructor and Vocational Department Head. Desiring to continue to enrich the lives of youngsters from a realistic and practical sense caused him to accept a position as Work Experience Coordinator at Parkway Junior High. He later moved to Miami Palmetto Senior, where he was employed at the time of his death. Brother Gay's services extended far beyond school and well into the community. His education and commitment to the task characterized him as a genuine person and, ultimately, led to leadership positions in his respective organizations. Professionally, he served as vice-president and president of the Dade County Work Experience Association, was a member of the Executive Board for Work Experience, treasurer of the Dade County Industrial Arts Teachers Association; and site director of YWCA Summer Programs at Florida Memorial College. Socially, he involved himself with the Boy Scouts of America, Tuskegee Institute Alumni Association. His involvement iwth the fraternity's local chapter, Beta Beta Lambda, was extensive. Mr. Gay was the first chairman of the Knights of Gold, an extension of the fraternity's national Alpha Outreach Program. In addition, he was chapter Historian, co-chair of the Alpha Ball, and financial secretary at the time of his death. Fraternally, Mr. Gay was a great stalwart who participated in all programs and activities. The religious side of Mr. Gay was strong and pronounced, as well. His father, an African Methodist Episcoal minister, introduced "James' to church very early. As his father made the transition to different churches, so did the family. However, each congregation found him willing to altruistically give of himself to respectfully serve the Lord. He was president of the Majestic Choir at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, class leader, Junior Stewart, member of the Stewart Board, and sponsored, as well as participated in, numerous youth activities. James lived a full and fruitful life, loved by all who knew him. He leaves to cherish his fond memories his wife, Eddye sons, Gregory and Marc; parents, Samuel and Inell brothers, Samuel Jr., Joseph, Kenneth, and Victor (Atlanta) sister, Eloise Dukes (Atlanta); mother-in-law, Ms. Erline Shepherd (Ft. Gaines, Ga.); brothers-in-law, Mitt Dukes and William Shepherd (Atlanta); sisters-in-law, Eleanor, Darlene, Sharon and Buretta Shepherd of (Atlanta); and a host of other relatives and friends.
James L. Gay Brother JAMES L. GAY, 51, died Monday, Jan. 16, at Baptist Hospital following a brief illness. A native Miamian, Brother Gay was a product of the local school system, having attended Dorsey Junior High and receiving his high-school d i p l o m a with the first graduating class of Miami Northwestern. In p u r s u i t of h i g h e r education, "James," as he was affectionately called, received both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama. Further graduate study was done at Florida International University, the University of South Florida, University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University. Though well-educated, his integrity and self-discipline were instilled in him at an early age by his parents, Rev. and Mrs. S.L. Gay. It was because of their nurturing and
Rev. Bennie Anderson Hemphill Brother REV. BENNIE ANDERSON HEMPHILL, 55, of Pensacola, Fla., formerly of Charlotte, died Dec. 16, 1988, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. Brother Hemphill, a Mecklenburg County native, was pastor of Liberty Primitive Baptist Church for 30 years. He was a graduate of old Second Ward High School. At Johnson C. Smith University he earned bachelor of arts degree in 1955, a bachelor of divinity degree in 1958 and a master of divinity degree in 1974. In 1977 he was pastor of Zion Hope Primitive Baptist in Pensacola Fla. He also founded Cathedral of Faith Primitive Baptist Church in Pensacola. He was former vice president and chairman of the Board of Evangelism of the National Primitive Baptist Convention. He was also former president of the N.C.-Virginia Primitive Baptist State Convention and the Pensacola Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
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He was former moderator of the Southwestern District Sunday school convention and the West Florida District Primitive Baptist Association. He also was founder of Camp W.Q. Hemphill for boys and girls. Survivors are his wife, Betty of Pensacola; sons, Bennie Hemphill Jr., Bernard Hemphill, both of Atlanta, Bruce Hemphill of Pensacola; daughters, Mrs. Beverly Carey of Pensacola, Mrs. Bonita Walker of Stone Mountain, Ga.; brother, Woodard Hemphill Jr.; sisters, Ms. Evangeline Werts of Columbus, Ohio, Ms. Nannie Hemphill of Washington, Ms. Bertha Clark of Bowie, Md.; seven grandchildren.
Union University. After he was awarded a B.A. Degree he served his country in the United States Air Force. After being honorably discharged from the Air Force he served in the Air Force Reserves. He later attended Virginia Commonwealth University. Asa's first love was teaching. He knew the value of knowledge and realized that it had to be divested to the very young. This led him to devote his life to teaching young children. He spent many years as an elementary school teacher. The love he received as a child he returned ten fold to the children that he taught. He was actively involved in the Xi Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha in Richmond, Virginia. He held membership in the Richmond Teachers Association, the Virginia Education Association, the National Teachers Association and other organizations. He also gave undivided attention to the Knights of Columbus, the Lay Committee and other church related activities. Asa was also a talented organist and was very devoted to music. He will be eternally remembered by his his devoted mother, Mrs. Estoria H. Jones; sisters, Mrs. Robenette J. Smith, Mrs. Havana B. Sauls and Miss Margie Clarke; brothers, David M. Jones, Sr., Ellis F Beverly, Clarence Carter, and Robert J. Harris; aunts, uncles, nieces, nepehws, cousins, sisters-in-law, other relatives and friends.
Donald J. Hester
Brother DONALD J. HESTER w a s b o r n in Baltimore, Maryland, but spent his formative years in Greenville, North Carolina. After his junior year at North Carolina A. and T. University, Brother Hester enlisted into the United States Air Force where he served as I Jm Airman First Class until his i A honorable discharge in 1965. • *^ He completed his undergraduate degree in Economics at Eastern Washington State College and began a seventeen year career with Westinghouse Electric in Richland, Washington; in Chicago, Illinois and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Brother Hester was initiated in Mu Mu Lambda Western Suburban Chapter Chicago, Illinois. In 1985 Brother Hester moved to the Syracuse area and assumed the position of Human Resources Manager for the New York Power Authority in Lycoming, New York. He was a member ot First United Methodist Church of Baldwinsville, and at the time of his passing was President of Iota Kappa Lambda Chapter. Brother Hester is survived by his wife Norma; his two children, Donald, Jr. and Princess; his mother Daisy Hester; his sister, Cherry Cox and many other relatives. He will not only be remembered as a man who was devoted to loving and supporting his family, but as a highly respected man who stood for what was just. He will be deeply missed.
Moss Hyles Kendrix, Sr. Brother MOSS HYLES KENDRIX, SR., died on Wednesday, January 4, 1989, at his home in Washington, DC. Brother Kendrix was born in Atlanta, Georgia on March 8, 1917, and graduated with an AB degree from Morehouse College in 1939, and the Doctor of Laws from Allen University in 1959. Brother Kendrix moved to Washington DC in 1945 and 1948 established his public relations and marketing firm, Moss H. Kendrix Organization (MHKO). Prior to opening the DC based firm he handled public relations for the Liberian Centennial Commission and served as a press pool representive for the National Newspaper Publishers Association during the U.S. Treasury's 6th War Bond Drive. Brother Kendrix was a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha (Life Member #67) and was active in promoting many of the fraternity's goals. In addition, he was a member of the Association for the Study of Afro-American History, American Teachers Association, Capital Press Club, District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Market Developers, National Business League, National Education Association, National Public Relations Roundtable, Public Relations Society of America and numerous other organizations. Brother Kendrix, was a co-founder of Delta Phi Delta Journalists Society and originator of Delta Phi Delta-sponsored Nat.ona Negro Newspaper Week. Additionally, he founded the National Association of Market Developers in 1953 and served as its first president and board chairman. He was listed in Who's Who m Black America (1950), The Negro Bulletin (1956), America s Tenth Man (1956) Who's Who in Public Relations (International, 1959-1960), Distinguished Negro Georgians 11962) and Who s Who Among Black Americans (1976 through 1979). Brother Kendrix is survived by two sons, five grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends.
Asa James Brother ASA JAMES entered the Omega Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity on January 30, 1989. He was born March 5, 1935 and learned unbounded love as he matured. Under the watchful eyes of Robert L. and Estoria Hamlin-Jones he grew to love and appreciate the life God had given him. He was a member of Mount Moriah Baptist Church and subsequently converted to Catholicism. He attended the Richmond Public Schools and continued his studies at Virginia
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Clarence W. Miller Brother CLARENCE W. MILLER, who would have been 61 years of age today, 27 February 1989, died on 21 February 1989 at 9:00 p.m. in an Enid, O k l a h o m a hospital after a short illness. Brother Miller was born in Ennis, Texas, but educated mostly in Oklahoma. He w a s a graduate of Langston University and while he was a student at Langston, he was initiated Beta Kapinto pa Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. on December 10, 1949. His date of initiation was verified by the current president of Langston, Brother Dr. Ernest Holloway, Sr., who was also initiated on the same date. Another Brother initiated with Brother Miller was Brother Dr. Henry Ponder, President of Fisk University, Nashville, Term, who was recently elected National President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. After graduating from Langston, Brother Miller taught school in Oklahoma, having taught math courses, woodwork classes and did some coaching of football and basketball. After a while, he moved to Amarillo, Texas and became an instructor at the Air Force base there, teaching mechanized accounting and missile air frame repair. . After completing the requirements for certificatioin in mortuary science in Chicago, Illinois, Brother Miller eventually arrived in Lawton as a licensed funeral director and established his own business, Millers Mortuary. Professionally, Brother Miller served the Lawton community as well as many of the surrounding communities and towns. The accolades of his colleagues were such that he was named the State Funeral Home Directors "Man of the Year" in 1988. Brother Miller was a life member of our fraternity and was an active member of Eta Xi Lambda Chapter for over 25 years. Many cherished memories will be shared by the Brothers and friends who knew him. We all loved him and shall deeply miss his presence among us. We wish to acknowledge our sorrow to the family of Brother Clarence W. Miller and to let you know that we share your bereavement.
Wallace E. Orr Brother WALLACE E. ORR, w h o grew up in Altamonte Springs during the depression and rose to become one of the highest r a n k i n g blacks in state government, died recently at the age of 64. Brother Orr's death came unexpectedly after he checked into a Tallahassee hospital complaining of flu s y m p t o m s . Family and friends were near when Orr died. Orr had returned to college at the age of 42. He did not
serve in state government until he had taught in Broward County for 14 years. He was elected president of the Broward Classroom Teachers Association Union. He was state president of the Florida Teaching Profession, NEA, and also a Mason. The highlight of his career was in 1979, when he was appointed Secretary of the State Department of Labor and Employment Security. He maintained the position for eight years. Brother Orr leaves to mourn, his mother Sarah, of Altamonte Springs; three daughters, Deborah, Paula, and Paulette, all of Tallahassee; brothers, the Rev. Allen E., Fort Lauderdale; Horace, Altamonte Springs; sisters, Theresa Orr Chesnut, Syracuse, N.Y.; Betty Orr Blaine Dumas, Altamonte Springs; and one grandson. t
James Albert Parsons, Jr. Brother JAMES ALBERT PARSONS, JR. was born in Dayton, Ohio on May 30, 1900 to James and Daisy (Jones) Parsons. He graduated from Steele High School in three years and through competitive examination, was the first black appointed to the United States Naval Academy. His father's employer was among Jim's friends and family members who were concerned about his safety at the academy, due to the racial climate in the United States. For this reason he offered to pay the entire cost of Jim's education at a university of his choice if he would decline his appointment. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute was his choice and, following his graduation in 1922, he returned to Dayton to begin his engineering career at The Duriron Company. During his years with the company he developed nine patents several of which involved corrosion resistant alloys which lead to the development of stainless steel. Jim retired as Director of The Duriron Research Laboratory in 1953. From 1953 to 1966 he was a faculty member and later, Dean of the Engineering School at Tennessee State University. After his retirement from this institution he returned to Ohio to become an adjunct professor at Ohio State University. In 1973 he and Blanche came back to Dayton where he taught at the Garfield Skills Training Center until his final retirement at the age of 80. Jim was registered as a Professional Engineer in both Ohio and Tennessee and was a life member of the American Society for Metals. In 1927 he was the recipient of the Harmon Award for outstanding achievement in science, presented to him by Orville Wright. In 1941 he received an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from Wilberforce University and was a member of both Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity for more than 50 years. He also was a member of many other business and professional organizations, too numerous to list here. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Nan L. Parsons. He is survived by his devoted wife of 61 years, Blanche A; his daughters and their husbands: Wanda and Paul Harris and Anne and Grantland Shipp of Silver Spring, Maryland; his brother, Elwood M. Parsons and his wife, Eva; 8 grandchildren, a niece and nephew, as well as a host of other relatives and friends, many of whom are members of Trinity United Presbyterian Church to which he was very dedicated. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
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Riley Preston Brother RILEY PRESTON, JR., 39, entered Omega Chapter on December 25, 1988 at his home in Ocala, Florida. Brother Preston was a member of Epsilon Pi Lambda Chapter in Ocala, Florida. His career was marked by service and leadership of the highest caliber in Education and Religion. Brother Preston received his primary and secondary education in Ocala, Florida. He earned his B.S. in Music at Florida A & M University in 1971. Brother Preston did further studies at Stetson University. Survivors: his loving Mother Annie Bell Preston: His Children: Stephanie, Riley III, Dionne, and Carl Preston; Four Sisters: Frenchie Hampton, Lydia Darnes, Claudette, and Paula Preston; Five Brothers Sheddrick, Walter, Claude, Marese, and Paul Preston. Omega Services were held at Cunninghams' Funeral Home on Friday, December 30, 1988 and the Obsequies were held at the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, where Brother Rev. Dr. Lorenzo S. Edwards officiated.
Rev. Dr. Alfred Smith Brother REV. DR. ALFRED SMITH, Sr., owner and founder of Smith Funeral Home, Inc. of Whiteville and Wilmington, died Thursday, Dec. 29. The Rev. Smith was a New Hanover County native, a son of the late Rev. J. C. and Mrs. Violet Hansley Smith. He was the husband of Mrs. Margaret Shaw Smith, to whom he was wed Dec. 25, 1952, who survives. He was ordained into the ministry on October 9, 1943 and had been a Baptist minister for over 45 years. He has served pastorages at First Baptist Church, Smithfield; Green Chapel, Bolton; Kitchen Branch, Council; Mt. Calvary, Goldsboro; and Bright Hopewell at Laurinburg. He had also held such positions and experiences as serving as a member of the Home Mission Board of the National Baptist Convention; instructor in the Pee Dee Association; Second ViceModerator of the Ordaining and Executive Boards of the North Carolina Baptist Convention; and Statistician of the N.C. Baptist Convention. The Rev. Smith was a Mason and an Elk. He was a licensed funeral director and embalmer and was a businessman in both Whiteville and Wilmington. A graduate of Williston Industrial High School of Wilmington, he was a graduate of Gupton Jones School of Embalming, Nashville, Tenn. He received a B.A. degree from Shaw University in Raleigh in 1948; the Doctor of Divinity Degree from Shaw in 1976. Final rites were held Saturday, Dec. 31, at First St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Whiteville, at 2 p.m. by the Revs. Morris F. Mitchell and Dr. E.B. Turner, with burial in Camp Ground Cemetery, Whiteville. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Margaret Shaw Smith; sons, Alfred R. Smith, Jr. of Whiteville, Garvin Stevens of Wilmington and Harold Stevens of Washington, D.C.; foster daughter, Mrs. Barbara Walker Tillery of Morehead City; brother, Thomas Simmons of Jamaica, N.Y.; sister, Mrs. Rachel Simmons of Wilmington, and a number of nieces and nephews. Members of Ever Ready Lodge No. 765, AF&AM served as active pallbearers, with fellow ministers serving as honorary pallbearers.
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William Thomas Syphax "The Lord is my shepherd, . . . even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for thou art with me; . . . " â€” Psalm 23:1,4 Brother WILLIAM THOMAS SYPHAX, Ph.D., the first son of William Shalter and Jessie Thomas Syphax, was born July 31, 1920 in Arlington, Virginia. On March 3, 1989, the Lord called him home to receive his heavenly reward. In 1928, the family moved to Ithaca, New York and became active in Calvary Baptist Church where, at an early age, Mr. Syhphax accepted Christ as his personal savior. He sang in the choir, taught Sunday School and participated on many programs of the Junior Church. After completing his public school education in Ithaca, Brother Syphax attended Virginia State College and received his B.S. in Mathematics in 1942. His education was interrupted for four years during World War II while he served with the U.S. Air Force as Group Electronics Officer, 447th Bombardment Group. He was honorably discharged with the rank of First Lieutenant. In 1964 he earned his Master's Degree in Engineering Administration and received his Ph.D. in Behavioral Philosophy from Pacific Western University. While in the military, Brother Syphax met Margarite Reed of Pittsburgh, PA who was working with the U.S.O. They were married November 24, 1945, and chose Arlington as their permanent residence. From 1943 to 1964, he worked for the Department of Defense and his exit position was Chief of Advanced Memory Devices, Research and Development Branch, GS 15. While still in the government service, Brother Syphax established his construction company, building single family homes and apartments for Blacks in the area. He later added development and management departments to round out his real estate business. Upon his return to Arlington, Mr. Syphax renewed his ties with Mt. Olive Baptist Church and served as Director of the Senior Choir for twenty-five years. He was one of the builders of Fellowship Hall and served on the current Building Committee. Prior to each Sunday service, Brother Syphax played the organ and sometimes sang to set the mood for worship until ill health prevented his attendance at his beloved Mt. Olive. He has one son, William Jeffrey Syphax, one daughter, Carolyn Syphax Young, and three grandchildren, Delino Syphax, Mark and Nicole Young. Mr. Syphax was always interested in the development of young people and opened his home to over 100 children, encouraging them to pursue an education, become affiliated with the church and helping them financially. Some of those he foster fathered were Audrey F. Jefferson, Capt. Charles Thompkins, USN, Harold D. Young, George M. Clay, Rev. Michael C. Murray and Sheldon Baker. Some of his civic responsibilities included Chairman, Arlington County Building Code Board of Appeals; Arlington County Drug Abuse Commission; Board of Directors, Arlington Red Cross; Virginia State Highway Commissioner; Rector, Board of Visitors, Virginia State College. In addition, he held membership in a number of professional organizations: Associated Builders & Con-
tractors, Northern Virginia Board of Realtors, Northern Virginia Apartment Owners Association. Mr. Syphax's community activities and memberships included Life Memberâ€”NAACP, Committee of 100 â€” Arlington County, Past President, Arlington View Civic Association, Beta Kappa Chi National Scientific Society. He received numerous honors and awards for his dedication to business and helping his fellowman. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife of 43 years, MargarlttReed Syphax; two children, William Jeffrey Syphax and Carolyn Syphax Young; three grandchildren, Delino Syphax, Mark and Nicole Young; two sisters, Evelyn Reid Syphax and Jessye Syphax Henderson; one brother Julian M. Syphax; one son-in-law, Harold D. Young; seven sisters-in-law, Evelyn Reid Syphax (wife of his late brother, Archie D. Syphax), Belle Syphax, Mildred Moore, Mary Lou Reed, Harriet Reed, Lois Reed, Joyce Reed; four brothers-in-law, John B. Henderson, Hartman Reed, Frederick Reed and John Reed; fourteen nieces and nephews, four first cousins and a host of other relatives and friends. Brother Syphax was initiated in Beta Gamma Chapter, Va. State College (University) in 1940. He was one of the founders and Charter Member of Theta Rho Lambda Chapter, Arlington, Va., in 1964, and was an active member of the Business Encouragement Commission of Alpha Phi Alpha.
John Benny Thompson, Jr. Brother JOHN BENNY THOMPSON, JR., was born on September 29, 1928, in Monroe, Louisiana, the only child of Dr. and Mrs. J. B. Thompson, Sr. He was reared and attended elementary and high school in Monroe. He began his undergraduate education at Howard University and later transferred to Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1948. After graduation, he entered the School of Dentistry at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee and received his D.D.S. in 1955. Dr. Thompson served his country as a Captain in the U.S. Dental Corps at Fort Lawton, Washington. He practiced dentistry in Seattle for 31 years and served as a mentor for a multitude of aspiring young professionals. He was a member of several organizations: Lifetime member of NAACP; East Madison YMCA Board of Directors; Recipient of President's Award, Meharry Dental College; Mount Zion Baptist Church, Seattle, Washington; American Dental Association; Masons (hercules Lodge). He is survived by his devoted wife, Rahmelle; tour children, John, Pierre, Zerita and Rahmelle; nine grandchildren, and his mother, Zerita M. Thompson. He will be greatly missed by scores of friends and relatives for his love, humor and generosity.
Dr. Clifton Bryce Turner Dr. CLIFTON BRYCE TURNER, noted Pediatrician and community leader, died Monday, October 24, 1988 at St. Luke's Hospital after suffering a massive stroke on Saturday at his Shaker Heights residence. He was 64 years old. A native Clevelander, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from John Carroll University and his medical degree from Western Reserve University. He was the first Black resident physician at University Hospital. Dr. Turner had served as President of the Medical staff at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital and Director of the hospital's East 35th Street Clinic. He was an assistant clinical professor of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University and a Trustee of the Medical School Alumni Association. Turner's deep concern for the well being of all children and in particular the Black child led to extensive research in and the development of a measle vaccine program. He was one of the co-founders of the American Sickle Cell Anemia Association Foundation. His professional memberships include the Northern Ohio Pediatric Society where he served as secretary-treasurer, the National Medical Association, the Ohio State Medical Association and Diplomat, American Academy of Pediatrics. He was a member of the NAACP and Mt. Zion Congregational Church. At the time of his death, he was in partnership with Dr. Harold Ford and Dr. John Lewis in the private practice of Pediatric medicine. Dr. Turner is survived by his wife, Patricia (nee Dalton) an educator in the Cleveland Public Schools system and National Vice President of Jack & Jill, Inc; children, Clifton, Dr. Craig, Ivan, Christopher, Phillip and Rebecca; sisters, Dr. Jean Goins of St. Paul, Minnesota and Allayne Daves of Trenton, New Jersey; brother-in-law, Dr. Charles Daves; aunts, Cornelia Collins, Cleveland, Ohio; Anita Clay, Philadelphia, Pa. and Rotha Calhoun, Indianapolis, Ind., nieces, nephews an cousins. His father, the late Dr. Albert Turner was Dean of the Law School at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina.
Dr. Marcus Bernard Walker Brother DR. MARCUS BERNARD WALKER, 32, of Marietta died Saturday. Dr. Walker attended Marietta elementary schools and graduated from Boggs Academy High School in Augusta. He graduated from Dartmouth College with majors in biology and music and from Yale University in 1986 with majors in education and public health. Dr. Walker was serving his internship at Yale University Hospital. Survivors include parents, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Banks of Marietta; brother Dr. William E. Walker of Smyrna; aunts and uncles.
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Archie Watkins Out of the Night that covers me, Black as a pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever Cods may be For MY unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud, Under the Budgeonings of chance, My head is bloody, but unbowed. Those are the words that Brother ARCHIE WATKINS loved and lived prior to his death. Brother Watkins was born on April 15, 1955, in Chicago, II. He attended Illinois State University where he majored in Communications. He graduated with this degree in 1979, and started working for GTE in Bloomington, IL. He later got married, and had two children. He was a good husband, a good father and a good and loyal worker. He was initiated into the NU Psi Lambda Chapter in Bloomington in 1982. After a period of time, his health weakened, but he held his head high. He became a member of the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in 1986, and was active with the youth and the adult choirs as a pianist, his favorite pastime. His health diminished to a great degree, and it was imperative that he have a new heart. He started taking the necessary antibiotics and fighting agents to prepare him for his new challenge. The heart he needed didn't arrive, and he passed on. At an earlier request, he wanted a donation given to the American Heart Association. To honor his request, Nu Psi Lambda Chapter has started a memorial fund in his name to be given to this worthy organization. Thomas A. Webster
B r o t h e r T H O M A S A. WEBSTER'S death has left several pieces missing in the puzzle that is Kansas City. This is true particularly in matters of civil rights and housing. Although Webster long ago ceased to direct the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, he n o n e t h e l e s s w a s an outspoken conscience on matters pertaining to racial equity and injustice. Webster's voice was not a blaring horn, but intelligent thoughts put into audible words. Occasionally they were in the form of brief notes to people he thought needed to be told a thing or two. He also was quick with praise for people he thought were deserving of it. Brother Webster had a rare gift of sensible rationalism. This is what made him so persuasive and why the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People saw fit to present Webster, who led the Urban League from 1935 to 1958, with the muchdeserved Harold L. Holliday Sr. civil rights award. Brother Webster was also a member of the Jackson County Advisory Commission on Human Relations. In the area of housing, he was a commissioner of the Kansas City Housing Authority and in 1977 was on the Governor's Advisory Council for Housing and Neighborhood Investment Study. A distinguished scholar, Webster received a bachelor's degree from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, a master's degree in social work and a doctorate from the University in Jefferson City before going to Avila College in 1962 as an associate sociology professor. He eventually chaired the department at Avila and was named pro-
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fessor emeritus upon retirement in 1975. Webster was born in Delaware, but spent 56 of his 81 years in Kansas City.
Charles Henry Williams, Jr.
By anyone's standards, Brother CHARLES HENRY WILLIAMS, JR., 55, who died Saturday, Feb. 25 in Grant Medical Center after complications following openh e a r t s u r g e r y , lived a success-filled life. At the time of his death, Williams was a business development specialist for the City of Columbus. He had served as an assistant d i r e c t o r for the O h i o Department of Transportation and assistant Dean of Students at Ohio State University, where he was affectionately known as "Daddy Dean." Williams was a member of the Franklin C o u n t y Republican Party. At Second Baptist, he used his tenor voice in the Chalice Choir and served as a youth counselor. he served with several community oganizations, including Neighborhood House and Center Stage Theater, where he was a prop designer. He joined the U.S. Army July 26, 1956, and left six years later with the rank of lieutenant. Williams is survived by wife, Rose E. (Howell); children, Crystal Eileen Williams, Columbus; Cheryl Rose Bryant (Gregory), O r l a n d o , Fla.; Charles H. Williams III, HInesville, Ga.; parents, Charles H. Williams Sr. (Thelma), Cleveland; brothers, Nathaniel Williams, San Diego, Calif.; Richard (Mary) Williams, Fresno, Calif.; sister, Laverne (Thomas) Carver-Beng, Bedford Heights, O h i o ; and devoted and beloved friend, Delores Lawson, Columbus.
Wesley Samuel Williams, Sr. Brother WESLEY S. WILLIAMS, SR., 82, died on August 17, 1988 at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC of complications following a stroke. Brother Williams was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1906. He attended Stores Junior College in Harper's Ferry, WV and transferred to V i r g i n i a U n i o n in R i c h m o n d , VA w h e r e he received the Bachelor's of Science Degree in 1929. He entered Howard University's School of Medicine in the fall of 1929, where he was a ranking scholar. AKthe end of his first year he had to withdraw following the sudden death of his father. Brother Williams returned to Philadelphia and began a career as s social worker for the City. He rose to the position of Assistant superintendent for the Crime Prevention Unit of Philadelphia's Department of Public Safety. During this time, Brother Williams took courses at the Philadelphia School of Social Work and the College of Law from which he received a Master of Laws Degree in 1939. In 1941, Brother Williams passed the Bar Examination for the District of Columbia and moved to Washington, DC. In Washington, he served for many years as Vice President of the DC Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, as a member of the Judicial Selection Committees of the DC, Federal (DC Chapter), National and Washington Bar Associations. Brother Williams was in 1948 associated with All Souls
Unitarian-Universalist Church where he served as National President of the Unitarian-Universalist Layman's League. In 1968, Brother Williams was baptized as a Baptist and affiliated with the Zion Baptist Church where he served as chairman on the Trustee Board for over ten years. In 1965, Brother Williams was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from Virginia Union University. He also received many certificates of appreciation and merit and other citations. During his 47 years of practice, Brother Williams prided himself on encouraging many younger lawyers who, at some time in their careers worked for him. Brother Williams career was the subject of the cover story on the-Fall, 1966 issue of the Negro History Bulletin. Brother Williams is survived by his wife of 47 years, Dr. Bathrus Bailey Williams, one daughter, one son, three grandchildren, two sisters, one brother and a host of other relatives.
Edgar P. Wilson Educator, Administrator, and Humanitarian, Brother EDGAR D. WILSON, the seventh sibling of the union of the late Mr. Willie Virgil Wilson, a school principal and M r s . S a r a h H a r r i s Wilson, a homemaker, was born on the seventeenth day of the seventh month in the year nineteen hundred and seven. Mr. Wilson had always considered the recurrence of the sevens coincidental. However, the sevens, coupled with his having had the advantages of love, care, and inspiration found in a Christian home, apparently were favorable for his good fortune. Born in Cypress, Alabama, he attended elementary school there and in Tyler, Texas (Fifth Grade), after which he enrolled at Alabama State College in Montgomery, Ala., from which he received Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Science. He also held a Master's Degree in Administration and Supervision from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. Grooming for his chosen profession as an educator came through several years as a teacher and as an elementary school principal. In 1942, the opportunity came for him to serve in the dual capacity of principal and director of Lincolm Academy, a position he held successfully as long as the school remained open, thus making him the first person to serve in a double " E T r e s p o n s e to an acute need in scouting in the area he bu.lt the first cabin for girls at the camp in the area. Subsequently, he began a long tenure of service to the Scout movement as reflect in his having been awarded the Silver Beaver Award in 1971, the highest honor a layman in Boy Scouts of America may receive. He played a significant role as Carver District President, Boy Scouts of America, in the smooth merging of the segments and was serving on the Advisory Council of the Piedmont Council, the integrated group, at the time of his demise. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Margaret Welch Wilson; a daughter, Mrs. Marguerite W. Jordan, Chesapeake, Va.; a son, Edgar D. Wilson, Jr., Randallstown, Md.; a son-inlaw, Dr. George Lee Jordan, Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Julie T. Wilson; four grandsons; Capt. George Lee Jordan, III; Edgar D. Wilson, III; 1st Lt. Belford Scott Wilson; Bernard Delano
Jordan, II; two granddaughters-in-law, Thea T. Jordan and Elisa J. Wilson; three great grandsons; Edgar D. Wilson, IV, Jeremiah Lee Jordan, and Michael Scott Wilson; a brotherand sister-in-law, Col. and Mrs. John A. Welch; four nieces, three nephews and other relatives and friends. Mr. Wilson's philosophy was best embodied in an excerpt from lines written by Sam Walter Foss: "Let me live in a house by the side of the road and be a friend to man."
John S. Winstead JOHN S. WINSTEAD, was born in Roxboro, North Carolina, August 19, 1911, the son of the late Betty and Sim Winstead. He received his early education in the public schools of PersonCounty, North Carolina, he graduated from North C a r o l i n a A & T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina, and later received his M.A. Degree from H a m p t o n Institute (University). Further study in Administration was done at the College of William and Mary and the University of Virginia. He came to Newport News to live in 1941, and in 1945, he was married to Eva Caroll Tonsler. He was a ruling Elder in Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church and a member of the Men's League Council. "Winnie," as he was affectionately called, was a National Youth Administration Supervisor and was director of the U.S.O. in Newport News. He served as probation officer with the Juvenile and Domestic Courts for many years. He later joined the Newport News School System as a visiting teacher and later became an elementary school principal, first at Carver Elementary in the early 1960's and then at Richneck Elementary until his retirement in 1977. "Winnie" was past president of the Zeta Lambda Chapter which honored him with a 25 year service award in 1983. He was also a member of the Sigma Pi Phi Fraernity. He served on the boards of the Lower Peninsula Mental Hygiene Clinic the Hampton Roads Boys Club, and was a past president and member of the Boys Club of the Virginia Peninsula on which board he served for over 22 years. He was the past president of the Western Division of the Boy Scouts of America and was the recipient of its Silver Beaver Award for outstanding service. Cherishing his memory is his devoted family which includes his wife, Eva Carroll; his daughter, Dr. Carolyn W. Meyers of Atlanta, Georgia; his step-mother, Mrs. Mealey Winstead of Roxboro, North Carolina; three brothers, Albert of Durham, N.C., Thornton of Roxboro N.C., and Maynard of Peabody, Mass.; five sisters Mrs. Augusta Outlaw of Toxboro, N.C., Mrs. Alma Bradsher of Hurdle Mills N C Mrs. Jettlean Pettiford of Durham, N.C., Mrs. Thelma Taylor of St. Albans N.Y., and Mrs^ Savannah Lewis of Winston-Salem, N.C.; his son-in-law, Dr. Timothy C Meyers, Jr.; three grandchildren, Timothy C , III, Leslie and Lisa Meyers, all of Atlanta, Georgia; many nieces and nephews; three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Martha Winstead, Mrs. Geneva Winstead, Mrs. Louise Winstead; five brothers-in-law, William Outlaw, Luster Bradsher, McNeil Pettiford, William Taylor and the Reverend Henry Lewis; and a host of friends.
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ELECTIONS Joe C. Thomas 787 Carsten Circle Benicia, CA 94510
BUDGET AND FINANCE Joe N. Norman 3720 Whitfield Road Winston-Salem, NC 27105
ENDOWMENT AND CAPITAL FORMATION Samuel H. Howard 2100 West End Avenue - Suite 780 Nashville, TN 37205
BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Joshua I. Smith Maxima Corporation 2101 E. Jefferson Street Rockville, MD 20852 COLLEGE BROTHERS AFFAIRS Norman E. W Towels 3243 Arlington Avenue, Suite 177 Riverside, CA 92506 CONSTITUTION Emmett W Bashful 5808 Lafaye Street New Orleans, LA 70122
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DIRECTORY OF CHAPTERS All Chapters are required to submit a "Chapter Directory" to the General Office within ten (10) days after the election of chapter officers. This form should list the chapter's "Official Contact Person" — to whom all chapter mail is sent. This listing contains only addresses sent to the General Office for the 1989-90 fraternal year, as of November 15, 1989. LEGEM] (T) Treasurer i\\) /p\ (CkS) /g) (FS) (KS)
EAST DISTRICT I INTERNATIONAL Director Gene Williams 7506 Candy Tuft Court Springfield. VA 22153 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Kappa Phi (U of Liberia - #439) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Epsilon Tfieta Lambda (Hamilton, Bermuda - #219) No Report Eta Epsilon Lambda (Monrovia, Liberia - #260) No Report Theta Epsilon Lambda (St Thomas, VI - #282) No Report Theta Thela Lambda (Frankfurt. Germany -- #285) William P Price PSC #2, Box 134 APO. NY 09220 lota Epsilon Lambda (Nassau, Bahamas --#506) No Report lota Sigma Lambda (St Croix, VI - #518) No Report Mu Phi Lambda (Seoul. South Korea - #565) No Report DISTRICT II NEW ENGLAND Director Thomas D Hams P 0 Box 1013 Hartford. CT 06143 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Sigma (Boston - #17) No "Report Alpba Gamma (Brown - #25) Myron R Robinson (P) Box 1167 Brown University Providence. Rl 02912 Alpba Kappa (Springfield - #32) No Report Theta Zeta (Dartmouth - #381) Abdul Kallon (P) Hinman Box 5024 Hanover. NH 03755
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Epsilon Gamma Lambda (Boston - #214) Jacob M Youngtner (P) 7 Heritage Road Bedford, MA 01730 Theta lota Lambda (Springfield - #286) Jesse Parks (P) 184 Middlesex Street Springfield. MA 01109
Advisor Presidenl Gorresponding Secretary Secretary Financial Secretary Recording Secretary
Mu Theta Lambda (Providence - #553) Arthur D. Wright III (P) 81 Oarrow Drive Warwick. Rl 02886 Nu XI Lambda (Sudbury - #580) Oscar W. Harrell (P) 15 Bent Brook Road Sudbury, MA 01776
WESTERN NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE CHAPTERS Zeta
(Yale - #6) Joe E Jackson (CS) P 0 Box 4807 Yale Street New Haven, CT 06520 Kappa Delta (Connecticut - #423) No Report MuPhi (Bridgeport-#461) No Report MuPsi (S Connecticut - #463) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Beta Sigma Lambda (Hartford - #161) Kenneth 0 Taylor 17 Gorski Drive South Windsor, CT 06074 Zefa Phi Lambda (Stamford - #253) Dennis L Taylor (P) 25 Second St - Apt 2C Stamford. CT 06905 Eta Alpha Lambda (New Haven - #256) No Report
oisTwcnii NEW YORK Director George L Mims 885 Seneca Road West Hempstead, NY 11552 METRO NEW YORK COLLEGE CHAPTERS Eta (Metropolitan - #7) Timothy A James (P) P 0 Box 2132 Church Street Station New York City. NY 10008 Delta Chi (Brooklyn - #308) No Report Zeta Eta [Columbia - #338) Ralph Maxy (S) P 0 Box 250166 Columbus University Station, NY 10025 Theta Epsilon (Adelphi - #380) No Report Kappa Rho (C W Post - #435) No Report XiPsi (Holstra - #707) Pascal Robert (P)
Hofstra University Student Center Box 42 . Hempstead, NY 11550 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Gamma Lambda (New Y o r k - #125) No Report Gamma Iota Lambda (Brooklyn-Long Island - #175) John M. Williams (S) 51 Alabama Ave Hempstead. NY 11550 Zeta Zeta Lambda (St. Albans - #239) Victor E. Anmg 25 Cypress Road Suffern. NY 10901 Eta Zeta Lambda (NewRochelle-#261) No Report Eta Theta Lambda (Wyandance - #263) Earnest Williams (P-e) 153 Mount Joy Avenue Freeport. NY 11520 Eta Chi Lambda (Nyack - #276) No Report Kappa Xi Lambda (New York - #536) No Report Kappa Upsilon Lambda (Mid-Hudson Valley - #542) No Report CENTRAL NEW YORK COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpba (Cornell- #1) Preston McGowan (P) 409 Elmwood Avenue Ithaca. NY 14850 Oelta Zeta (Syracuse - #94) No Report Kappa Zeta (Utica - #425) No Report Omicron Upsilon (Rensselaer - #726) Roland S Saint-Pierre. Jr (P) 14 Calvin Circle Troy. NY 12180 Pi • • ! • (SUNY-Binghamton - #731) No Report Pi Pi (Union- #744) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Beta Pi Lambda (Albany- #159) Scot T Spencer (P) P 0 Box 14164 Albany. NY 12212-4164 Theta Chi Lambda (Schenectady - #298) No Report Iota Theta Lambda (Endicott - #509) No Report lota lota Lambda (Rome- #510) No Report lota Kappa Lambda (Syracuse- #511) No Report
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WESTERN NEW YORK COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta Epsilon (Buffalo i #93) No Report Mu Sigma (Rochester - #458) No Report Rho Alpha (Brockport - #752) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Rho Lambda (Buffalo- #116) Clemmon Hodges (P) 150 Maplemere Road Williamsville. NY 14221 Eta Rho Lambda (Rochester-#271) No Report
DISTRICT IV NEW JERSEY Director Carlisle Parker 16 Franklin Place Montclau. NJ 07042 NORTHERN NEW JERSEY COLLEGE CHAPTERS lota Rho (NJIT-#413) Derek Smith (P) P 0 Box 25213 Newark, N.J. 07101 Omicron Zeta (Fairleigh-Dickmson - #713) Samuel Richardson 26 Ellis Avenue Irvmgton, NJ 07111 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpba Alpha Lambda (Newark - #123) Steve W Duncan (S) 120 High Street Montclair. NJ 07042 Beta Alpha Lambda (Jersey City - #145) No Report Delta Mu Lambda (Paterson- #199) William L Seeney (P) 89 Buckingham Road Upper Montclair. NJ 07043 Zeta Epsilon Lambda (Red Bank - #238) George Y Wyatt (S) 32 Spicy Pond Road Howell. NJ 07731 Zeta Nu Lambda (Plaintield - #245) No Report Kappa Theta Lambda (Teaneck - #531) Dr Samuel Gulllory (P) 49 Hampton Court Bergenfield, NJ 07621 SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta lota (Rutgers - #97) Robert J Yarbrough (P) 1610 Adriatic Avenue Atlantic City. NJ 08401 lota lota (Trenton St - #406) No Report
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Nu lota (Glassboro St - #472) No Report Pi Xi (Stockton St - #742) Edward Marshall (P) p 0 Box 1094 Absecon. NJ 08201 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Theta Lambda (Atlantic C i t y - # 1 3 0 ) Joseph Brown (P) 509 N Connecticut Avenue Atlantic City, NJ 08401 Zeta Iota Lambda (Trenton - #242) No Report Theta Psi Lambda (Somerset - #299) Andrew Oliver (P) 9 South 10th Street Highland Park, NJ 08904 Kappa MM ' -;mbda (Burlington ' ; nty - #532) No Report Nu Gamma Lambda (Glassboro - #570) No Report DISTRICT V PENNSYLVANIA Director Ronald Mangum 306 N Euclid Avenue Pittsburgh. PA 15206 EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE CHAPTERS Nu (Lincoln- #12) No Report Pil (Pennsylvania - #22) No Report Delta PI (Cheney - #302) Juan Encarnacion (P) 44 Fountain Place New Rochelle. NY 10801 Zeta Psi (West Chester - #353) No Report lota Sigma (Millersville #414) No Report Pi Rho (Temple U - #745) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Rho (Philadelphia- #16) William A Hanscom (CS) 7902 Toby Leech Drive Elkins Park. PA 19119 Zeta Theta Lambda (Harnsburg #241) No Report Zeta Omicron Lambda (Philadelphia - #247) No Report Omicron Delta Lambda (Philadelphia- #615) No Report WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE CHAPTERS Omicron (Pittsburgh- #14) No Report
Gamma Nu (Penn St - #78) No Report Xi Mu (Slippery Rock - #496) No Report Xi Sigma (Indiana - #702) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Omicron Lambda (Pittsburgh- #136) Laurence G Cosby, Sr (FS) 221 S Magnolia Drive Glenshaw, PA 15116 Kappa Beta Lambda (Erie - #525) No Report Nu Upsiion Lambda [Pittsburgh - #586) No Report DISTRICT VI MD/DC/DE Director Oswald Boykm 1019 Sero Estates Drive Ft Washington, MD 20744 DELAWARE COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Sigma (Delaware State - #83) No Report Xi Omicron (Delaware - #499) T Eugene Munson (P) P 0 Box 524 Newark, DE 19715-0524 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Gamma Theta Lambda (Wilmington - #174) Kirby Kirksey (P) 25 N Fawn Drive Newark, DE 19711 Zeta Rho Lambda (Dover - #249) Eric L Smith (S) 914 Carvel Drive Dover, DE 19901 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta (Howard - #2) No Report Nu Beta (American - #465) Ronald C Rice (P) Letts Hall Staff American University Washington, DC 2001b Omicron Omicron (UDC- #721) Nathaniel Brown (P) 6023-5th Street, NW Washington, DC 20011 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Mu Lambda (Washington - #111) LeRoy Lowery, III (P) 1724 Portal Drive. N W Washington. DC 20012 Omicron Lambda Alpha (Washington - #500) Luther T Falls (P) 518 9th Street. N E. #506 Washington. DC 20002
Omicron Eta Lambda (Washington - #618) Samuel Wilson (P) p Q Sox 1844 Washington, DC 20013-1844 MARYLAND COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Alpha (Morgan State - #45) No Report Delta Nu (Eastern Shore- #100) No Report Eta Zeta (Bowie St - #359) Dean Weeks (C) 8604 Flower Avenue Takoma Park, MD 20912 lota Zeta (Maryland - #403) Marlon R Hall (P) 5402 Cordwall Place Beltsville. MD 20705 MuRho (Towson St - #457) No Report Mu Upsilon (Frostburg St - #460) Ronald A Mills (CS) Lane College Center Box # 3 Frostburg, MD 21532 Nu Kappa (UMBC-#473) No Report Pi Theta (Coppin St - #737) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Delta Lambda (Baltimore - #104) Or Charles R Salters (P) 9806 Clanford Road Randallslown. MD 21133 Delta Omicron Lambda (Princess Anne - #203) No Report Eta Eta Lambda (Annapolis - #262) No Report lota Alpba Lambda (Aberdeen - #502) Alan C Cason (P) 2835 Keats Court Abingdon. MD 21009 lota Upsilon Lambda (Silver Spring - #520) Samuel Merrill (CS) P 0 Box 2233 Silver Springs, MD 20906 Kappa Epsilon Lambda (Landover - #528) No Report Kappa Kappa Lambda (Baltimore - #533) No Report Kappa Phi Lambda (Columbia - #543) No Report XI XI Lambda (Frederick - #602) No Report DISTRICT VII VIRGINIA Director John A. (Tony) Mann 9525 Heathwood Court Burke, VA 22015
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Kappa Pi NORTHERN VIRGINIA (William 8 Mary - #434) COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Stanley Osborne (P) Box 3035, College Station (Virginia Union - #3) Williamsburg, VA 23185 No Report Nu Theta Theta Rho (Virginia Commonwealth - #391) (Old Dominion-#471) Ryan Jones (P) Marcus Clarke (VP) Old Dominion University 1923R Hopkins Road Room 200 Webb Center Richmond, VA 23224 Norfolk, VA 23500 lota Alpha (George Mason U - #398) ALUMNI CHAPTERS Brian G Trent (P) Zeta Lambda 4400 University Drive (Newport News- #106) SUB I Room 251 Stephen E. Randall (CS) Fairfax, VA 22030 P.O. Box 92576 lota Beta Atlanta, GA 30314 (Virginia - #399) Alpha Phi Lambda No Report (Norfolk- #142) XI Delta Napoleon Byrd (James Madison - #489) 229 Fernwood Farms Road No Report Chesapeake, VA 23669 Delta Beta Lambda ALUMNI CHAPTERS (Hampton - #190) Beta Gamma Lambda James E Blacken, Sr (RS) (Richmond- #147) 529 Stockton Street Revardo C Pretlow (CS) Hampton, VA 23669 1404 Antrim Ave Epsilon lota Lambda Richmond, VA 23230 (Suffolk - #220) Gamma Alpha Lambda Beniamin L Davis, Jr. (P) (Charlottesville- #167) 311 Street James Avenue No Report Suffolk, VA 23434 Zeta Upsilon Lambda Epsilon Nu Lambda (Reston - #252) (Portsmouth - #223) James B Billespie (P) Winston R. Pearson (P) 2300 Emerald Heights Court 1900 Portsmouth Blvd Reston. VA 22091 Portsmouth, VA 23704 Theta Rho Lambda Nu Delta Lambda (Arlington - #293) (Surry County, - #571) Samuel Scott (P) No Report 1412 30th Street, SE Washington. DC 20020 Xi Alpha Lambda (Prince William County - #590) Chester F Johnson (FS) ILLINOIS 13911 Valley Country Drive Stale Director Chantilly, VA 22021 William R, Taylor XI Delta Lambda 20945 Brookwood Dr (Henrico County - #593) Olymbia Fields, IL 60461 Gregory R Stallings (P) CENTRAL ILLINOIS 5110 Boscobel Ave Richmond. VA 23225 Director Omicron Alpha Lambda Arthur B Cooper (Fredericksburg - #612) P 0 Box 2085 Earl J Sam (P) Station A 10631 Bent Tree Drive Champaign. IL 61820 Fredericksburg. VA 22401 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Tau (Illinois-#18) SOUTHERN VIRGINIA No Report COLLEGE CHAPTERS Zeta Nu Beta Gamma (E Illinois - #343) (Virginia St - #47) Theodes Kemp, Jr (P) No Report P.O. Box 432 Delia Tau Charleston, IL 61920 (St. Paul's - #305) Ela Tau Keith D Allen (P) (Illinois S t - #371) St Pauls College No Report Lawrenceville VA 23868 Theta Omicron Theta lota (Millikin - #389) (Virginia Tech - #384) Joshua Yancy Gillespie No Report 1214 W Eureka Urbana, IL 61801 Xi Zeta ALUMNI CHAPTERS (Longwood - #491) Omicron Lambda Beta Mark L Smith (P) (Champaign- #501) 3006 Glenan Drive No Report Richmond, VA 23224 Nu Psi Lambda (Bloommgton - #589) ALUMNI CHAPTERS No Report Nu Lambda (Virginia S t - #112) NORTHERN ILLINOIS Conrad M Gilliam (P) Director 1824 S Sycamore Street Petersburg, VA 23803 Robert Thirston Alpha Kappa Lambda 1734 Grove (Roanoke - #132) North Chicago. IL 60064 George Wilson. Jr. (CS) COLLEGE CHAPTERS P 0 Box 13024 Epsilon Phi Roanoke. VA 24030 (N Illinois - #329) Gamma Nu Lambda No Report (Lynchburg - #178) MuMu No Report (Elmhurst - #452) Delta Nu Lambda No Report (Danville - #200) Pi Sigma Isaac T Jackson (P) (Aurora U - #746) P.O. Box 869 No Report Chatham. VA 24531 Epsilon Omicron Lambda ALUMNI CHAPTERS (Lawrenceville - #225) Kappa Chi Lambda (Waukegan - #544) E L Morse (CS) No Report P 0 Box 595 Mu Alpha Lambda South Hill. VA 23970 (DeKalb - #546) lota Tau Lambda (Charlotte Court House - #519) No Report Mu Mu Lambda C B Cargile. Jr (P) (Glen Ellyn - #556) Route 1. Box27B No Report Brookneal. VA 24528 Nu Omicron Lambda (Fort Lee- #581) NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS-I Albert R Pannell (P) Director 11609 Mark Twain Drive John Lane Jr Petersburg. VA 23805-7651 7617 S Emerald Chicago IL 606 COLLEGE CHAPTERS TIDEWATER VIRGINIA Theta COLLEGE CHAPTERS (Illinois-Chicago - #8) Gamma lola No Report (Hampton - #75) Alpha Mu No Report (Northwestern - #33) Epsilon Pi Ralph Donaldson Jr (P) (Norfolk St - #324) 4553 S Leamington Charles H Brmkley (Pari) Chicago IL 60638 2806 Waverly Way #12 Norfolk VA 23504 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Theta lola Xi Lambda iBIacksbuig - #384] (Chicago - #113| Willie D Sullivan II iPl Odell Hicks Jr (Pi P D Box 346 Suite «80? 19 S LaSalle Blackshmg VA 24060 Chicago IL 60603
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Zeta Xi I (Evanston - #246) No Report Theta Mu Lambda (Joliet - #288) Eugene C Varnado (P) 1313 E Sibley Boulevard. #107 Dolton. IL 60419 lota Delta Lambda (Chicago - #505) Waldo E Johnson, Jr. (P) 1021 W Dakin Street Chicago, IL 60613
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Iota Lambda (Indianapolis - # 1 0 9 ) David P Gulley (CS) PO Box 88131 Indianapolis. IN 46208 Kappa Rho Lambda (Evansville - #539) No Report Nu Nu Lambda (Bloommgton - #579) No Report
NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS II Director Edgar Hamilton 7430 South Bennett Chicago, IL 60649 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Nu Delia (Chicago St - #467) No Report Nu Epsilon (Lewis - #468) No Report NuRho (NT - #479) No Report Omicron lota (DePaul - #716) No Report Omicron XI (Roosevelt - #7201 Craig J Harris (P) 1120 W 103rd Place Chicago, IL 60643
IOWA State Director Todd Easley 1431 41st Place Des Moines. IA 50311 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Theta (Iowa - #30) Willie A Watson. Jr. (P) 324 N. Van Buren #12 Iowa City, IA 52245 Alpha Nu (Drake - #34) No Report Omicron Pi (Iowa St - #722) No Report
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS Director Richard Gardner 806 N. 1st Street Apr #1 Springfield, IL 62702 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Eta (S Illinois-#51) No Report lota Pi (SIU-Edwardsville-#412) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Delta Epsilon Lambda (East St Louis- #193) No Report Mu Kappa Lambda (Carbondale - #555) No Report WESTERN ILLINOIS Director Milton P Johnson 2009 Austin Springfield. IL 62704 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Epsilon Kappa (Bradley - #319) No Report Eta Eta (W Illinois -• #360) No Report PI lota (Eureka - #738) Anthony Betts (P) 3238 W Fulton Chicago. IL 60624 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Kappa Pi Lambda (Peoria - #538) No Report Mu Delta Lambda (Springfied - #549) Herbert B Harris. Jr (S) P 0 Box 6191 Springfield. II 62708 Mu Chi Lambda (Rock Island - #566) No Report INDIANA Slate Director Theo Hamiter 7158 Avalon Trail Court Indianapolis IN 46250 NORTHERN INDIANA COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Rho (Purdue - #82) No Report Theta Xi (Ball State - #388) Ball State Univ Student Center Box 355 Muncie IN 47304 lota Theta (Calumet - #405) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Gamma Rho Lambda (Gary- #182) No Report Theta Xi Lambda (South Bend - #290) No Report Theta Upsilon Lambda (Fort Wayne - #296) No Report SOUTHERN INDIANA COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Eta (Indiana - #73) No Report Zeta Rho llndiana State - #347) No Report NuPi (Evansville - #4781 No Report
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Zeta Kappa Lambda (Des Moines - #243) No Report Mu Tau Lambda (Cedar Rapids - #563) No Report Nu Chi Lambda (Iowa City - #588) No Report KANSAS State Direclor Evies Cranford 2420 N. Oelrose Wichita. KS 67220 EASTERN KANSAS Direclor Dave Rabon 5609 Riley Overland Park. KS 66202 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Upsilon (Kansas- #19) No Report Gamma Chi (Pittsburgh St - #87) No Report Kappa Tau (Kansas St - #437) Willie R Washington (P) P 0 Box 1771 Manhattan KS 66502 WESTERN KANSAS Director P J Williams PO Box 1571 Topeka. KS 66601 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta Mu (Wichita St - #99) No Report Epsilon Omicron (Washburn - #323) No Report Xi Nu (Emporia St - #497) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Delta Eta Lambda (Topeka - #195) No Report Eta Beta Lambda (Wichita - #257) No Report Xi Mu Lambda (Manhattan - #600) No Report KENTUCKY State Director Melvin Talbott 843 Halesworth Drive Cincinnati OH 45240 EASTERN KENTUCKY COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Pi (Louisville- #37) No Report Beta Mu (Kentucky St - #55) No Report Epsilon Cbi (Kentucky - #330) No Report Xi Alpha (Morehead St - #486) No Report
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Zeta Omicron (Murray SI - #345) No Report Eta Rho (W Kentucky - #369) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Gamma Epsilon Lambda (Hopkinsville - #171) No Report XI Pi Lambda (Paducah - #604) No Report Omicron Nu Lambda (Ft Knox/Radcliff. KY - #623) No Report MICHIGAN Stale Director James Gaddis 2701 Martin L King Blvd Saginaw. Ml 48601 WESTERN MICHIGAN 1 Director Nathaniel Allen. Jr 2228 Matfett St. Muskegon Heights. Ml 49444 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Zeta Beta (Ferris St - #333) No Report lota Epsilon (Grand Valley - #402) Norman L Moss (PI 900 Fuller M L King Lodge Grand Rapids. Ml 49506 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Eta Nu Lambda (Grand Rapids - #267) No Report lota Phi Lambda (Muskegon Heights- #521) No Report NORTHERN MICHIGAN 2 Direclor Curtis Newell. Si 3336 Southlield Ct Saginaw. Ml 48601 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Tau (Michigan St - #84) Liam Cavin (P) 1323Foxtire E. Lansing, Ml 48823 Zeta Delta (N Michigan - #335) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS lola Chi Lambda (Saginaw - #522) Steven N Robinson (P) 2715 Martin Luther King Saginaw. Ml 48601 Kappa Delta Lambda (Lansing - #527) No Report EASTERN MICHIGAN 3 Director Alfred Jefferson 1818 Lawndale Ave Flint. Ml 48504 COLLEGE CHAPTER Theta Tau (GMI - #393) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Epsilon Upsilon Lambda (Flint - #230) No Report lota Rho Lambda (Pontiac- #517) No Report SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN 4 Director Kenneth Martin 2929 Branson Kalamazoo. Ml 49008 COLLEGE CHAPTER Epsilon Xi (W Michigan - #322) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Kappa Psi Lambda (Kalamazoo - #545) No Report Nu Rho Lambda (Benton Harbor - #583) No Report
SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN 6 Director John Kenner 2106 Oakman Blvd Detroit. Ml 48238 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Omicron Mu (Oakland - #718) No Report EtaXi (Detroit - #366) No Report Pi Upsilon (Dearborn - #748) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Upsilon (Wayne State - #41) No Report Gamma Lambda (Detroit- #103) No Report MINNESOTA Stale Director James Beard 4109 Portland Avenue, S Minneapolis. MN 55407 Director Willy James 1400 Second Street South Suite A-510. Box 193 Minneapolis. MN 55454 COLLEGE CHAPTER Mu (Minnesota - #11) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTER Gamma Xi Lambda (Minneapolis- #179) No Report MISSOURI State Director L Dwight Johnson 6795 Foxshire St Louis, MO 63033 EASTERN MISSOURI Director James McNairy 5436 Clemens Place St Louis, MO 63112 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Eta (St Louis - #29) No Report Epsilon Psi (JM-Rolla- #331) No Report Xi Gamma (SE Missouri - #488) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Epsilon Lambda (St Louis- #105) No Report Epsilon Ela Lambda (Charleston - #218) No Report CENTRAL MISSOURI Director Dr Keener A Tippin UMC. 219 Jesse Hall Columbia. MO 65203 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Psi (Lincoln - #44) Michael A Boyd (P) 810 Jackson Apf #2 Jeff City. MO 65101 Zeta Alpha (Missouri - #332) Orlando M DeBruce (P) A022 Brady Commons Columbia. MO 65201 lota Xi (NE Missouri - #410) Gregory S Rideout |P) Student Union Building Kirksville, MO 63501 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Beta Zeta Lambda (Jefferson City- #150) Alvin Piummer (P) 113 E 1 Cortez Columbia. MO 65203 Xi Epsilon Lambda (Columbia - #594) No Report
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Lambda (Louisville - #101) No Report Alpha Beta Lambda (Lexington - #124) No Report Gamma Beta Lambda (Frankfort - #168) No Report
SOUTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN 5 Direclor Raymond Randolph 37334 Chesapeake Dr Farmington Hills. Ml 48018 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Epsilon (Michigan - #5) John B Diamond (P) P 0 Box 7397 Ann Arbor. Ml 48107 Epsilon Eta (E Michigan - #316) No Report
WESTERN MISSOURI Director Albin C Wynn 6108 E 126th Street Grandview, MO 64030 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta Rho (Missoun-KC - #303) Hubert Rice (P) 616 N 41st Street Blue Springs. MO 64015 Zeta Gamma (Central Missouri - #334) No Report Rho Theta (Northwest Mo State U - #759) No Report
WESTERN KENTUCKY Director Jimmie L Stewart 511 Jefferson Street PO Box 28 Franklin KY 42134
ALUMNI CHAPTER Thela Zeta Lambda (Ann Arbor - #283) Morse L Brown (P) 33875 8 Mile Livonia Ml 48152
ALUMNI CHAPTERS Bela Lambda (Kansas City- #102) James E Carr (PI 3519 Walnut Kansas City MO 64111
Omicron Xi Lambda (Whiteman - #624) No Report NEBRASKA Director Michael J Barnes 1010 Evergreen Avenue Bellevue. NE 68005 COLLEGE CHAPTER Beta Beta (Nebraska - #46) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTER Beta Xi Lambda (Omaha- #157) Dr. Bill Lofton (P) 6637 Country Club Road Omaha. NE 68152 OHIO State Director Danny Boone 2001 Guild Hall Or. Apt A Columbus, OH 43209 NORTHERN OHIO-I Director Nathaniel J Young 911 Culhbert Road Toledo, OH 43607 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Epsilon Alpha (Toledo - #310) No Report Epsilon Theta (Bowling Green - #317) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTER Alpha XI Lambda (Toledo- #135) J Sansbury (P) 5311 Brandy Lane Sylvania. OH 43560
NORTHERN OHIO-II Director Othello Skinner 543 S Sunsetview Drive Akron. OH 44320 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Pf (Cleveland - #15) Bryant Loretz (P) 3492 Blanche Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 Alpha Tau (Akron - #40) No Report Epsilon Delta (Kent St - #313) Maurice L Herelord (VP) 245 Commanche Place Kent. OH 44240 lola Phi (Mount Union - #417) Christopher Lome Fields 2020 E3ston Street N Canton, OH 44720 Xi Chi (Baldwin-Wallace - #706) No Report Omicron Epsilon (Youngstown S I - #712) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Beta Rho Lambda (Youngstown - #160) No Report Delta Alpha Lambda (Cleveland - #189) Roderick H Adams. Jr (P) 3922 Meadowbrook University Heights OH 44118 Eta Tau Lambda (Akron - #273) Donald Boyd (S) 473 S Sunset View Akron OH 44320 Kappa Mu Lambda (Lorrain - #534) No Report CENTRAL OHIO Director David Pryor 6466 Gunstock Court Reynoldsberg. OH 43068 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Kappa (Ohio S t - # 1 0 ) Tyrome Alexander (P) PO Box 51 1739 N High Slreet Columbus. OH 43210 Phi (Ohio - #20) No Report Omicron Rho (Ohio Wesleyan - #723) Lulher M Washington (VP) Ohio Wesleyan MUB Box #0985 Deleware, OH 43015 ALUMNI CHAPTER Alpha Rho Lambda (Columbus - #138) Fred Williams (P) 3841 McDannald Drive Columbus. OH 43230 SOUTH CENTRAL OHIO Director Fred J Conway 3792 Denlinger Dayton. OH 45426
COLLEGE CHAPTERS XI (Wilbertorce-#13) George Greene (P) 1055 N Bickett Road Wilbertorce. OH 45384 Gamma Theta (Dayton - #74) Wynndel T Burns (P) 331 Kietaber Street Dayton, OH 45407 Delta XI (Central St - #300) No Report Pi Phi (Wright St U - #749) Darren Callup (S) 2322 Zink Road Fairbonn. OH 45232 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Theta Lambda (Dayton- #108) Lonme R Norwood (P) 4713 Old Hickory Place Trotwood, OH 45426 Chi Lambda (Wilbertorce-#121) No Report Zata Delta Lambda (Spnnglield - #237) No Renort SOUTHWEST OHIO Director Clarence Frazier 1145 Wionna Cincinnati, OH 45224 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Alpha (Cincinnati -#23) Steven T Thomas (P) 542 Dabney Hall Cincinnati, OH 45221 Delta Upsilon (Miami - #306) Ralph D Moore (P) 191 Thomson HL. Miami U Oxford, OH 45056 ALUMNI CHAPTER Oelta Gamma Lambda (Cincinnati- #191) No Report WEST VIRGINIA State Director Adolphus A Young, Jr 157 Riverside Drive, Apt #4 Welch WV 24801 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Thela (Bluelield St - #52) Terrance M Flack (P) 113 Preston Street Bluelield. WV 24701 Xi Theta (Concord - #493) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Zeta Lambda (Bluelield - #128) Adolphus A Young Jr IS) P 0 Bo» 671 Bluelield WV 24701 Gamma Delta Lambda (Beckley- #170) No Report WEST VIRGINIA II Director Brother Julius McLeod P 0 Box 131 Institute, WV 25112 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Zata (West Virginia SI - #28) Renaldo Byrson (DOP) PO Box 871 Institute. WV 25112 Nil Nil (Marshall - #475) Rulus Owen Wagner (P) 17th 49 Burlington Huntington, WV 25701 Pi Mil (West Virginia - #740) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha lota Lambda (Charleston - #131) Barry Gooden (P) P 0 Box 904 Institute. WV 251120904 WISCONSIN Director Carl W Birks 8260 N 37th Street Milwaukee Wl 53209 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Epsilon (Wisconsin - # 7 1 ) No Report Epsilon Tau (UW-Milwaukee - 327) No Report Zeta lota (UW-Whitewater - #340) No Report Eta Beta (WSU-Plattevllle - #355) No Report Eta PI (WSU-Oshkosh - #368) No Report Mu Epsilon (Carthage - #446) No Report Nu XI (Marquette - #476) No Report
Nu Omicron (Carroll - #477) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Oelta Chi Lambda (Milwaukee - #210) Bonnie A Newby. Jr (P) P 0 Box 83205 Milwaukee. Wl 53216 Mu Ela Lambda (Madison - #552) No Report
SOUTH ALABAMA Director Iva Williams 237 11th Ave, SW Birmingham, AL 35211 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Beta (Talladega - #24) No Report Beta Upsilon (Alabama St - #63) Derrick Liburd (P) Alabama State Univ PO Box 28 Montgomery, AL 36195 Gamma Kappa (Miles - #76) Frank Cobb (P) P 0 Box 3800-177 Birmingham. AL 35208 Gamma Phi (Tuskegee - #86) No Report • Delia Gamma (Alabama A & M - #91) Lance Cox (CS) P 0 Box 220 Normal, AL 35762 Epsilon Nu (Stillman- #321) No Report Thela Delta (South Alabama - #379) No Report lota Nu (UAB - #409) Darcy Prince (P) 2319 24th Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35234 Kappa Alpha (Alabama - #420) No Report Kappa Gamma (North Alabama - #422) No Report NuTau (Montevallo - #481) Gregory L Seawnght (P) 2941 Temple Crest Drive Birmingham. AL 35209 Xi Bala (Troy State - #487) No Report XiXi (Jacksonville - #498) No Report Omicron Alpha (Auburn-Montgomery - #708) No Report Omicron Kappa [Auburn - #717) Dewayne R Sanders (P) Alpha Phi Alpha Burton Hall Auburn University. AL 36849 Omicron Sigma (B'ham Southern - #724) No Report PI Delia (Livingston - #733) Rail Gourdlne (P) PO Box 34 Livingston, AL 35470 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Omicron Lambda (Birmingham - #114) No Report Alpha Nu Lambda (Tuskegee- #134) Miles Robinson (P) P O Box Drawer BBB Tuskegee Institute, AL 3608B Alpha Upsilon Lambda (Montgomery - #141) Samuel L Jackson (CS) 137 S Haardl Drive Montgomery, AL 36105 Beta Omicron Lambda (Mobile - # 1 5 8 ) Alvin J Allen (RS) 1205 SI Madar Street Mobile. AL 36603 Delia Theta Lambda (Huntsville - #196) No Report Delta Pi Lambda (Selma - #204) No Report Delia Phi Lambda (Tuscaloosa - #209) Bruce Crawford (P) 1812-D. 48th Street, East Tuscaloosa, AL 35405 Epsilon Delta Lambda (Talladega - #215) No Report Theta Alpha Lambda (Gadsden - #278) No Report Theta Gamma Lambda (Dolhan - #280) No Report Kappa Nu Lambda (Leighton - #535) No Report
Mu lota Lambda (Mobile - #554) No Report Mu Ps) Lambda (Homewood - #567) No Report FLORIDA Director John C Rawls 5808 S W 49th Street Gainesville. Fl 32608 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Nu (Florida A S M - #56) Curtis E Johnson, Jr (P) 1449 S MLK Blvd Tallahassee. FL 32301 Delta Beta (Bethune-Cookman - #90) No Report Delta Psi (Florida Memorial - #309) No Report Eta Delia (Miami - #357) No Report Theta Gamma (S Florida - #378) No Report Theta Sigma (Florida - #392) Michael Washington (S) FSU - Box 5237 Gainesville, FL 32603-5237 lota Delta (Florida St - #401) Keith L Clayton (CS) FSU P O Box 67002 Tallahassee. FL 32313 Kappa Upsilon (Jacksonville - #438) No Report Mu Theta (W Florida - #449) No Report Xi lota (Central Florida - #494) No Report Xi Kappa (Florida Tech - #495) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Upsilon Lambda (Jacksonville- #119) No Report Beta Beta Lambda (Miami- #146) Or Joseph S Gay (P) 8 NW 158th Street Miami, FL 33169 Beta Delta Lambda (Daytona Beach - #148) Allred C Williams (P) P 0 Box 9443 Daytona Beach. FL 32020 Gamma Zata Lambda (Tampa- #172) No Report Gamma Mu Lambda (Tallahassee - #177) Michael James (CS) P 0 . B0X5474 Tallahassee, EL 32314 Oelta Delta Lambda (West Palm Beach - #192) Dr Charles E White (P) P 0 Box 982 West Palm Beach, FL 33402 Delta Xi Lambda (Orlando - #202) Leonard Ingram (P) 5219 Ridgeway Drive Orlando, FL 32819 Epsilon Mu Lambda (Pensacola - #222) No Report Epsilon Pi Lambda (Ocala - #226) William E Jackson (S) 1822 SW4th Street Ocala, FL 32674 Zela Alpha Lambda (Ft Lauderdale - #234) No Report Eta Kappa Lambda (Ft Pierce - #265) Vernon H Floyd (P) 1611 Avenue "S" Fort Pierce. FL 34950 Theta Eta Lambda (SI Petersburg - #284) Anthony Thurston (P) PO Box 15024 St Pelersbug. FL 33733 lota Bala Lambda (Cocoa - #503) Willie H Smith (P) P 0 Box 1275 Cocoa. FL 32923-1275 Iota PI Lambda (Miami - #516) No Report Mu Zela Lambda (Lakeland-#551) Randolph H Barnes (P) 906 Hammock Shade Drive Lakeland, FL 33809 Nu Ela Lambda (Gainesville - #574) Edward A Woodbury (P) 1219 NE 37th Place Gainesville. FL 32609 XI Omicron Lambda (Fort Myers - #603) No Report XI Rho Lambda (Belle Glade - #605) No Report Xi Sigma Lambda (Panama City - #606) No Report
Xi Psi Lambda (Palmetto-#611) John Luther Harvey (S) 1010 25th ST E Bradenton. FL 34208 Omicron Beta Lambda (Clearwater- #613) James Waters (P) 1691 Grovehill Road Palm Harbor. FL 34683 Omicron Upsilon Lambda (Delray Beach - #630) No Report GEORGIA Director Robert Willis 3604 Revere Road. SW Atlanta. GA 30331 COLLEGE CHAPTERS tola (Morris Brown - #9) No Report Alpha Rho (Morehouse - #38) Gregory T. Burrell (P) 201 Cobb Crossing Drive Smyrna. GA 30080 Alpha Phi (Clark - #42) No Report Gamma Zeta (Ft Valley St - #72) No Report Delta Delta (Albany St - #92) Howard M. Ford (S) ASC P.O. Box 9168 Albany, GA 31705 Delia Eta (Savannah SI - #95) Oscar R. Williams (P) P 0. Box 20742/SSC Savannah, GA 31404 Zela Mu (Georgia SI - #342) No Report Zeta Pi (Georgia - #346) No Report Eta Alpha (Paine - #354) 'Drew M Love (P) Paine College 1235 15th Street Augusta, GA 30910 Theta Beta (Columbus - #377) No Report lota Eta (Mercer - #404) Johnnie Jenkins 111 (P) P 0 Box 61 Macon. GA 31207 Mu Alpha (Emory - #442) Brian N Woods (CS) PO Box 21185 Emory University Atlanta. GA 30322 Mu Gamma (Georgia College - #444) Antonio B Lawrence (P) 846 Powelton Avenue Sparta. GA 31081 Mu Delta (Georgia SW - #445) No Report Mu Omicron (Valdosta St - #455) No Report Nu Gamma (W Georgia - #466) Thaddeus C. Porterr (P) WGC P.O. Box 1122010016 Carrollton, GA 30118 NuMu (Georgia Tech - #474) No Report XI Tau (Georgia Southern - #703) Lee Andrew Pusha (P) LB 12381 GSC Statesboro, GA 30460 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Ela Lambda (Atlanta- #107) No Report Alpha Chi Lambda (Augusta- #143) Willie G Marshall (FS) 829 Strother Drive Augusta, GA 30901 Beta Phi Lambda (Savannah - #164) 'Theodore Collins (CS) P 0 Box 1361 Savannah, GA 31402 Gamma Omicron Lambda (Albany-#180) Dr William R Berry III (P) 2602 Cromwell Court Albany, GA 31707 Gamma Sigma Lambda (Ft. Valley - #183) No Report Delta iota Lambda (Columbus - #197) Herman E Glaze (S) p O Box 1818 LaGrange. GA 31241 Epsilon Beta Lambda (Macon - #213) Joseph D Lindsey PO Box 5329 Macon. GA 31208 Eta lota Lambda (Athens - #264) Hugh Goodium (CS) P 0 Box 902 Athens. GA 30603
Theta Nu Lambda (LaGrange - #289) 'John 0. Hoggs (P) 1715 Eastwood Lane West Point. GA 31833 lota Gamma Lambda (Brunswick - #504) Carl Brown (P) P 0 Box 2122 Brunswick. GA 31520 Kappa Tau Lambda (Valdosta-#541) Edward E Mitchell (P) 807 Bridge Avenue Ashburn. GA 31714 Nu Mu Lambda (Decatur - #578) No Report Omicron Mu Lambda (Marnetta - #622) Steven Boyd (P) P.O. Box 672832 Marietta, GA 30067-0048 Omicron PI Lambda (Hinesville - #626) Hiram Nkrumah Johnson (S) 513 Myrtle Lane Hinseville, GA 31313 Omicron Phi Lambda (East Point - #631) Perry Halstead (CS) 3676 Calmer Circle East Point. GA 30344 MISSISSIPPI Director Wiley Jones Alcorn State University P 0 Box 509 Lorman, MS 39096 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Gamma Upsilon (Tougaloo - #85) No Report Oelta Kappa (Alcorn - #98) Johnnie G. Bonds (P) P 0 Box 267 - ASU Lorman. MS 39096 Delia Phi (Jackson Slate - #307) Sean Cotton (S) 1400 Lynch Street PO Box 17177 Jackson. MS 39217 Zeta Phi (MVSU - #351) No Report lota Gamma (Rust - #4001 No Report Kappa Beta (Mississippi S t - #421) Willie A Nickson (P) P 0 Box 1472 Mississippi State. MS 39762 MuXi (USM - #454) Maury E Booth (VP) 328V; Cypress St Harriesburg. MS 39401 Nu Upsilon (Mississippi - #482) Tracy Causey (P) P.O. Box 3251 University. MS 38677 Omicron Gamma (Millsaps- #710) No Report Omicron Psi (Oelta St - #729) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Epsilon Lambda (Jackson - #127) Harvey Johnson, Jr (P) 1141 Hallmark Drive Jackson, MS 39206 Epsilon XI Lambda (Mound Bayou - #224) Donell Harrell IP) 922 McKinley Street Clarksdale, MS 38614 Zeta Mu Lambda (Biloxi - #244) No Report Eta Phi Lambda (Columbus - #275) Thomas Adams (P) P 0 Box 464 Columbus, MS 39701 Theta Sigma Lambda (Natchez - #294) No Report Mu Gamma Lambda (Hattiesburg-Laurel - #548) No Report Mu PI Lambda (Brookhaven - #560) Gerald Sigers (S) 215 Eagle Drive Jackson. MS 39212 XI Zata Lambda (Moss Point - #595) Milton Narris (P) 3103 Boston Avenue Pescagoula. MS 39567 Omicron Rho Lambda (Vicksburg - #627) Hubert S Gaskin III (P) PO 8ox 1544 Vicksburg, MS 39181 NORTH CAROLINA Director Roger McLean p 0 Box 921 Elizabeth City State U Elizabeth City. NC 27909 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Omicron (Johnson C Smith - #36)
Marshall Ivey (S) Route 1. Box 71 NewZion. SC 29111 Beta Epsilon (NC A & T - #49) No Report Beta Zeta (Elizabeth City - #50) Richard J. Mclntire (t) Box 762 ECSU Elizabeth City. NC 27909 Beta lota (Winston-Salem - #53) Shawn A. Davidson (P) 509 NW 25th Street W-S Winston-Salem. NC 27105 Beta Rho (Shaw - #60) Darryl L. Powe (P) P 0. Box 25662 Raleigh. NC 27611 Gamma Beta (NC Central - #68) Demorris Lee (P) 2403 Fayerteville Street Durham, NC 27707 Gamma Mu (Livingston - #77) No Report Gamma Psi (St Augustine's - #88) No Report Epsilon Zeta (Fayetteville St - #315) No Report Zeta Epsilon (Barber-Scotia - #336) No Report Eta Mu (East Carolina - #365) No Report Eta Omicron (NC SI - #367) Kirk A Wilder (P) 1402 Varsity Drive Raleigh. NC 27606 Kappa Omicron (Duke - #433) Michael David Summay (P) P 0 Box 4783 Duke Station Durham. NC 27706 Mu Zeta (North Carolina - #447) No Report Mu Tau (UNC-Charlotte - #459) Darren Slanfield (P) UNC - Charlotte SGA Office Charlotte, NC 28233 Nu Zeta (W Carolina - #469) No Report Xi Ela (Wake Forest - #492) Kevin J. Hawkins (VP) PO Box 8935 Reynolds Station Winston-Salem, NC 27109 Omicron Beta (Atlantic Christian - #7091 No Report Omicron Theta (Wilmington-#715) Ronald K. Hamm (PI PO, Box 23152 UNCW Wilmington, N C 28407 PI Zata (UNC-Greensboro - #735) No Report PINu (Appalachian S t - # 7 4 1 ) No Reoort ALUMNI CHAPTERS Kappa Lambda (Greensboro - #110) Melvm W Griffin (P) PO Box 21052 Greensboro. NC 27420 Phi Lambda (Raleigh - # 1 2 0 ) Hernando F Palmer (P) P 0. Box 445 Smithlield. NC 27577 Alpha Pi Lambda (Winston-Salem - #137) Charles Roy Pierce (P) 2437 New Walkertown Road Winston-Salem. NC 27101 Beta Theta Lambda (Ourham- #152) No Report Beta Mu Lambda (Salisbury-#155) No Report Beta Nu Lambda (Charlotte- #156) No Report Gamma Kappa Lambda (Wilmington - #176) No Report Gamma Psi Lambda (Asheville- #188) No Report Epsilon Rho Lambda (Fayetteville - #227) Robert G Owens (P) 1902 Eichelberger Drive Fayetteville. NC 28303 Epsilon Sigma Lambda (Rocky Mount - #228) Bobbie Clark (S) 100 Homested Court Rocky Mountain, NC 27801 Epsilon Chi Lambda (Elizabeth City - #232) Leonard Ross Ballou (P) ECSU - Box 942 Elizabeth City, NC 27909 Zela Eta Lambda (Greenville - #240) No Report
Eta Mu Lambda (Gastonia - #266) William H. Lucus. II (S) PO Box 141 Gastonia. NC 28053 Theta Omicron Lambda (Goldboro-#291) No Report Nu lota Lambda (Kinston - #576) No Report Nu Kappa Lambda (Lumberton - #577) Donald A. Bonner (t) P.O. Box 718 Rauland. NC 28383 Omicron Gamma Lambda (Kernersville - #614) Charles F. Wallington (P) PO Box 327 Winston-Salem. NC 27012 SOUTH CAROLINA Director James Lucas 1800 Standish Street Columbia. SC 29203 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Delta (SC State - #48) No Report Gamma Gamma (Allen U - #69) No Report Gamma Pi (Benedict- #81) No Report Delta Alpha (Clallin - #89) Jeffrey Salley (S) Route 3 Box 284 Walterboro. SC 29488 Eta lota (Voorhees - #362) Claude LeGree (P) 655 Wiggins Drive Denmark. SC 29042 Theta Nu (South Carolina - #387) No Report Kappa Chi (Francis Marion - #440) Dennis Sullen (P) P 0 Box 384 Florence. SC 29503 MuPi (Baptist - #4561 No Report NuPhi (USC-Conway - #483) No Report Xi Epsilon (Morris - #490) No Report XI Phi (Winthrop - #705) Raymond M. Griffin (VP) Winthrop Company P 0 Box 5018 Rock Hill, SC 29733 Omicron Chi (Woftord - #728) No Report Pi Alpha (Clemson- #730) No Report Rho Zela (Lander - #757) Khristion D Middlelown (P) 109C Pinetree Apts Greenwood, SC 29649 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Psi Lambda (Columbia-#144) No Report Beta Kappa Lambda (Charleston- #154) No Report Gamma Gamma Lambda (Greenville- #169) Willie H. Sullivan (P) PO Box 5244 Greenville, SC 29606 Delta Zata Lambda (Orangeburg - #194) Willie R Cantley (P) P.O. Box 152 Orangeburg. SC 29116 Delta Kappa Lambda (Florence- #198) No Report Ela Omicron Lambda (Rock Hill - #269) No Report Theta Phi Lambda (Bennettsville - #297) No Report lota Eta Lambda (Denmark - #508) No Report Mu Epsilon Lambda (Conway - #550) No Report Xi Gamma Lambda (Beaulort - #592) Dr Otis C Smith II (P) 3012 Cherry Blvd Burton. SC 29902 Xi Theta Lambda (Spartanburg - #597 No Report Xi Upsilon Lambda (Greenwood #608) No Report XI Phi Lambda (Summerviiie - #609) No Report Omicron lota Lambda (Columbia - #620) Ralph Johnson (P) 309 Creek Drive Columbia SC 29210
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Omlcron Kappa Lambda (Sumter- #621| Willie Lee Bethune (S) P 0 Box 93 Gable. SC 29051 Omicron Tau Lambda (Aiken - #629) No Report TENNESSEE Director Floyd Jones 751 Bontemps Drive Nashville. TN 37207 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Chi (Meharry Medical - #21) No Report Alpha Chi (Fisk - #43) Carl E. Ross (P) P.O. Bon 468 Nashville. TN 37208 Beta Xi (Lemoyne-Owen - #57) Darius Perkins. (P) 2748 Browning Ave Memphis. Tennessee 38114 Beta Omicron (Tennessee St - #58) Clay Batts (P) TSU, PO Box 419 Nashville. TN 37209 Bali Pi (Lane - #59) No Report Gamma Omicron (Knoxville - #80) Anthony McCoy (CS) 901 College Street Box 110 Knoxville. TN 37921 Eta Pbl (UT-Chattanooga - #373) No Report Theta PI (Austin-Peay - #390) No Report Kappa Eta (Memphis St - #426) Norman L. Reed (P) 3807 Nornswood Memphis. TN 38111 Kappa Theta (Vanderbilt - #427) Lacy J. Kennedy, IV (P) P 0 Box 3734-B Nashville. TN 37235 Kappa Xi (Middle Tennessee - #432) Theodore B Hughes. Jr. (S) MTSU Box 655 Milboro. TN 37132 Mil Beta (UT-Martin - #443) No Report Mu lota (Tennessee - #450) Cedric F Altord (P) 1810 Lake Avenue Knoxville, TN 37916 Nil Eta (Christian Brothers - #470) Tyler M Moore. Jr (A) 48 Bonita Avenue Memphis. TN 38109 Omicron Phi (Tennessee Tech - #727) Reuben D Morris. Ill (P) TTU Box 5231 Cookeville. TN 38505 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Tau Lambda (Nashville-#118) No Report Psi Lambda (Chattanooga- #122) Robert Kenneth Buchanan, Jr. (S) 3535 Mtn Crk. Road #303 Chattanooga. TN 37415 Alpha Oelta Lambda (Memphis- #126) Clarence Chnstian (P) 1725 Faxon Memphis. TN 38112 Alpha Mu Lambda (Knoxville, - #133) No Report Beta Uptllon Lambda (Jackson- #163) No Report Kappa Zeta Lambda (Clarksville - #529) No Report Mu Nu Lambda (Kingsport - #557) No Report Omicron Sigma Lambda (Murtreesboro - #628) No Report
SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS Director John Colbert 2140 Loren Circle Fayetteville, AR 72701 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Bala Chi (Philander Smith - #65) No Report Gamma Delta (UAPB - #70) Elroy Holliman (P) UAPB Box 155 Pine Bluff. AR 71601 Theta Kappa (Henderson SI - #3851 No Report
Theta Upsilon (Arkansas St - #394) Tony A Wolle (P) PO Box 1366 Stale University, AR 72467 Theta Psi (Central Arkansas- #397) No Report Kappa Iota (S Arkansas - #428) No Report Kappa Kappa (Arkansas - #429) No Report Kappa Psi (UA-Little Rock- #441) Lowell Thomas Dillard (P) #5 Kron Court Little Rock. AR 72205 Nu Alpha (Arkansas Tech - #464) No Report Pi Psi (U ol Ar al Monticello- #751) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Pi Lambda (Little Rock- #115) Herbert M Scott. Jr. (P) 2201 Romine Road Little Rock. AR 72204 Delia Sigma Lambda (Pine Blutl - #206) No Report Theta Tau Lambda (Helena - #295) Willis C Williams (FT) 51 Lambert Drive West Helen. AR 72390 Mu Omicron Lambda (Blytheville - #559) Luther Davis (P) PO Box 967 Osceola. AR 72370 Omicron Zeta Lambda (Fayetteville- #617) John L Colbert (S) 2140 Loren Circle Fayetteville. AR 72701 LOUISIANA Director Joseph K Byrd Xavier University New Orleans. LA 70125 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Bela Sigma (Southern - #61) No Report Beta Tau (Xavier - #62) Brian D Monette (RS) 2440 Pressburg Street New Orleans. LA 70122 Beta Phi (Dillard - #64) No Report Delta Sigma (Grambling - #304) No Report Epsilon Upsilon (SUNO - #328) Darren M Viges (P) 7260 Bunker Hill Road New Orleans. LA 70127 Zeta Xi (SW Louisiana - #344) Eric Wise (P) USLPO Box41B89 Lafayette. LA 70504 Eta Kappa (Louisiana Tech - #363) Kevin L. Roberson (P) PO Box 3129, TS Ruston, LA 71272 Eta Chi (NE Louisiana - #374) Johnny W Brooks (CS) APA Eta Chi NLU Box 5077 Monroe. LA 71212 Theta Theta (McNeese St - #383) No Report Theta Phi (UNO - #395) Juan Byrd (P) P 0 Box 571 New Orleans, LA 70148 Theta Chi (NW State - #396) No Report Kappa Mu (Nicholls St - #430) No Report Kappa Nu (St Louisiana - #431) No Report NuPsi (Louisiana St - #485) Dwane Foster (P) PO Box 21902 Baton Rouge, LA 70893 Rho lota (Southern University - #760) Jeffrey J Bordenave (P) 827 Washington Avenue New Orleans, LA 70118 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Sigma Lambda (New Orleans - #117) No Report Beta lota Lambda (Baton Rouge- #153) Felton Davis (P) 639 S 15th Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Delia Upsilon Lambda Shreveport- #208) No Report
Epsilon Kappa Lambda (Grambling - #221) Dr Allen Williams (P| P 0 Box 417 Grambling, LA 71245 Epsilon Psi Lambda (Alexandiia - #233) George W Thompson (P) 2334 Third Street Alexandria, LA 71302 Zeta Chi Lambda (Bogalusa- #254) No Report Zeta Psi Lambda (Lake Charles - #255) APA Zeta Psi Lambda PO Box 1102 Lake Charles, LA 70602 Eta Gamma Lambda (Lafayette - #258) Richard J Travers (S) P 0 Box 5224 Lafayette. LA 70502 Eta Delta Lambda (Monroe - #259) Louis Pargoud (CS) P 0 Box 815 Monroe. LA 71201 lota Xi Lambda (Opelousas - #514) No Report Nu Alpha Lambda (Marrero - #568) No Report Nu Theta Lambda (St Mamnville - #575) Odell Trahan (P) 117 Big Apple Lane St Martinville. LA 70582 Nu Sigma Lambda (Natchitoches - #584) No Report Xi Nu Lambda (Baton Rouge- #601) Ronald S Millender. Sr (CS) PO Box 80052 Baton Rouge. LA 70898 Xi Chi Lambda (Leesville- #610) Charles E Davis (P) 5424-B Cypress Drive Fort Polk. LA 71459 Omicron Psi Lambda (Houma Thibodaux - #633) No Report OKLAHOMA Director Rundell Edison 2308 NW 47th Lawton. OK 73505 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Beta Kappa (Langston - #54) Darrell Brown (P) PO Box 58 Langston. OK 73050 Epsilon Epsilon (Oklahoma SI - #314) No Report Zeta Zeta (Oklahoma - #337) Ravel L. Richardson (P) 3001 Oak Tree Avenue Apt Q-3 Norman. OK 73072 Zeta Sigma (Central St - #348) Charles Caldwell 2817 SE 46th Oklahoma City. OK 73129 Zeta Upsilon (Northeastern St - #350) No Report Eta Theta (East Central S I - #361) No Report Kappa Epsilon (Cameron - #424) No Report Omicron Nu [Tulsa - #719) Donald M Horner. Jr (P) 3917 N. Elgin Tulsa. OK 74106 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Tau Lambda (Tulsa- #140) No Report Beta Epsilon Lambda (Boley- #149) L G Ashley (S) P 0 Box 247 Boley, OK 74829 Beta Ela Lambda (Oklahoma City- #151) Joseph M Littlepage (P) 716 NE 70th Street Oklahoma City. OK 73105 Beta Chi Lambda (Muskogee- #165) No Report Zeta Gamma Lambda (Langston - #236) Charles G Crooms (S) 9102 S Urbana Street #D Tulsa. OK 74137 Ela Xi Lambda (Lawton-Ft Sill - #268) No Report Pi Beta Lambda (Midwest City - #635) Dennis Sullivan 1511 N. Midwest City Blvd #5 Midwest City. OK 73110 TEXAS Director William F Jones 4145 Simpson Drive Beaumont. TX 77705
COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta (Huston-Tillotson - #4) Gabriel Dufty (P) 1820 E 8th Streel Austin, TX 78702 Alpha Sigma (Wiley - #39) No Report Gamma Alpha (Texas College - #67) W Omar Karriem (P) 205 Chimney Rock #515 Tyler, TX 75703 Oelta Theta (Texas Southern - #96) No Report Epsilon Gamma (Bishop - #312) No Report Epsilon lota (Texas- #318) Vincent B Wesley (P) Box #242 Texas Union Student Activities Austin. TX 78713 Epsilon Rho (Lamar - #325) Shawn Hamilton (P) P 0 Box 10729 Beaumont. TX 77710 Epsilon Sigma (St Mary s - #326) No Report Zeta Kappa (UT-EI Paso - #341) No Report Zeta Tau (East Texas St - #349) No Report Zeta Chi (UT-Arlington - #352) No Report Eta Gamma (Prairie View - #356) Duane Jubert (P) P 0 Box 2255 Prairie View. TX 77446 Eta Epsilon (North Texas St - #358) David M Levy (P) 2407 Mam Street, Apt 7 Lubbock, TX 79401 EtaMu (Houston - #364) Patrick L Washington (RS) C A Box 103 4800 Calhoun Road Houston. TX 77204 Eta Upsilon (Texas Tech - #372) Harold L. Parker (P) UNT Box 5423 Denton, TX 76203 Eta Psi (Texas Christian - #375) No Report Theta Alpha (Jarvis - #376) Michael G Dowdell (P) HI Pine Grove Apartment Vpsilanti Ml 48797 Theta Mu (Sam Houston St - #386) Gregory Polk (P) 4835 Knotty Oaks Houston. TX 77045 Iota Kappa (Paul Quinn - #407) No Report lota Mu (SF Austin St - #408) No Report lota Omicron (SMU- #411) Corey 0, Fleming (P) PO BOX4251, SMU Dallas. TX 75275 Kappa Sigma (West Texas St - #436) No Report Mu Nu (SW Texas St - #453) APA Mu Nu 1101 Leah Avenue #1203 San Marcos. TX 78666 Pi Omicron (Texas A & M - #743) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Alpha Ela Lambda (Houston-#129) No Report Alpha Sigma Lambda (Dallas-#139) No Report Beta Tau Lambda (Ft. Worth- #162) No Report Gamma Eta Lambda (Austin- #173) No Report Gamma Pi Lambda (Galveston- #181) No Report Gamma Tau Lambda (Beaumont- #184) No Report Gamma Upsilon Lambda (Marshall - #185) No Report Delia Rho Lambda (San Antonio - #205) No Report Epsilon Alpha Lambda (Tyler-#212) No Report Epsilon Epsilon Lambda (Waco-#216) No Report
Epsilon Tau Lambda (Prairie View - #229) No Report Epsilon Tau Lambda (Port Arthur- #231) No Report Zeta Tau Lambda (Amanllo - #251) No Report Eta Upsilon Lambda (Odessa - #274) No Report Theta Delta Lambda (El Paso- #281) Charles N Taylor (S) 4501 Croton Circle El Paso. TX 79924 Theta Kappa Lambda (Lubbock - #287) No Report Kappa Gamma Lambda (Texarkana - #526) No Report Kappa Sigma Lambda (Killeen - #540) No Report Mu Rho Lambda (Longview - #561) No Report Nu Pi Lambda (Arlington - #582) No Report Xi Beta Lambda (Temple- #591) No Report Xi Eta Lambda (N Harris County - #596) No Report Xi Kappa Lambda (Missouri City - #599) No Report Xi Tau Lambda (N Dallas County - #607) No Report Omicron Epsilon Lambda (Corpus Christi - #616) No Report Omicron Chi Lambda (Wichita Falls - #632) Freeman Johns. Jr. (CS) 906 Sally Circle Wichita Falls. Texas 76303 Pi Alpha Lambda (Texas A&M U - #634) Carlos Hodges 1100 Westherly Drive Bryan. TX 77803
WEST SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA/HAWAII Director Gregory G French 3757 West 113th Street Inglewood, CA 90303 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Delta (USC - #26) David Geiger (VP) 737 South Kingsley Drive #401 Los Angeles. CA 90005 Gamma Xi (UCLA - #79) Schuyler L. Jackson (P) 8645 Harvey Street. #2 Los Angeles. CA 90024 MuChi (Cal St-Long Beach - #462) Loren Kinsey (P) 20227 Eddington Drive Carson, CA 90746 Pi Kappa (Cal St-Northridge - #739) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Beta Psi Lambda (Los Angeles - #166) Charles w Smith (P) 3500-366 W. Manchester Blvd Ingleweood. CA 90305 lota Zeta Lambda (Compton - #507) Earl L. Wiley (CS) P.O. Box 90692 Los Angeles, CA 90009 Mu Beta Lambda (Honolulu - #547) No Report Mu Sigma Lambda (Culver City - #562) Milton Payne (P) 5941 LaTitera Blvd. Los Angeles. CA 90056 INLAND EMPIRE Director Fred W Smith II 675 N. Sacramento Street Orange. CA 92667 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Eta Sigma (San Diego - #370) Eta Sigma Alpha Phi Alpha c/o San Diego San Diego, CA 92182 lota Chi (Redlands- #418) No Report lota Psi (Cal Poly-Pomona - #419 No Report Omicron Ela (UC-lrvine- #714) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Zeta Sigma Lambda (San Diego - #250) No Report
Eta Pi Lambda (Pasadena - #270) No Report Mu Xi Lambda (Riallo - #558) No Report Nu Tau Lambda (Orange County - #585) Lloyd Chandler (P) 2814 Burly Ave Orange, CA 92669 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA Director William H Day 866 E Fir Fresno. CA 93710 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Epsilon Beta (Fresno State - #311) No Report Mu Kappa (UC-Santa Barbara - #451 No Report Xi Upsilon (Cal Poly-SLO- #704) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS lota Nu Lambda (Fresno- #513) No Report Rho Beta (Cal State Univ - #753) No Report Kappa Eta Lambda (Bakersfield - #530) No Report Xi Iota Lambda (Camanllo - #598) Elgin L Allmond (P) P 0 Box 2390 Camanllo. CA 93011 NORTH CENTRAL CALIFORNIA Director Allan M Gordon Box 22817 Sacramento CA 95822 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Theta Ela (UC-Davis - #382) No Report NuChi (Pacific - #484) No Report Pi Gamma (CSU-Sacramento - #732) No Report Pi Epsilon (CSU-Chico - #734) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Zeta Beta Lambda (Sacramento- #235) Robert R Denmark (P) 1043 Lake Glen Way Sacramento. CA 95822-3223 Nu Beta Lambda (Stockton - #569) Benjamin J Reddish. Jr. (P) 5989 E Freemont Street Stockton. CA CA 95205 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Director Reuben W. Miller Jr. PO Box 4153 Foster City, CA 94404 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Epsilon (UC-Berkeley - #27) No Report XiPI (Cal St-Hayward - #700) No Report XI Rho (San Francisco - #701) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Gamma Phi Lambda (Berkeley - #186) No Report Gamma Chi Lambda (San Francisco-#187) Stanton W, Jones (P) 601 Van Ness Avenue East Tower #506 San Francisco. CA 94102 Theta Beta Lambda (Oakland - #279) No Report Kappa Omicron Lambda Vallejo - #537) No Report COASTAL Director Jethroe Moore. Ill 2820 Rose #54 San Jose, CA 95127 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Delta Omicron (Stanford- #301) No Report Epsilon Mu (San Jose St - #320) No Report Nu Sigma (Stanford - #480) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Ela Sigma Lambda (San Jose - #272) Haymon T. Jahi (P) 2589 Sugar Plum Drive San Jose. CA 95148
Kappa Alpha Lambda (Monterey - #524) Grady F Searcy (P) PO Box 1128 Seaside. CA 93955 Omicron Theta Lambda (Hayward - #619) No Report HOCKV MOUNTAIN Director Phil Cochran 1165 Drexel Boulder CO 80303 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha lota (Denver - #31) No Report lota Upsilon (Utah State - #416) No Report Omicron Tau (Colorado S t - # 7 2 5 ) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Delta Psi Lambda (Denver- #211) Harry T Waters (CS) PO Box 2975 Denver. CO 80201 lota Omicron Lambda (Colorado Springs - #515) Loran Smith (P) PO Box 15083 Colorado Springs. CO 80935 Mu Upsilon Lambda (Boulder - #564) No Report ARIZONA/NEVADA Director James Hill 8536 N 45th Drive Glendale. AZ 85302 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Zeta Theta (Arizona - #339) No Report MuEla (Arizona St - #448) Alonzo R Jones (VP) 1215 E Vista DelCarro #2058 Tempe. AZ 85281 ALUMNI CHAPTERS Oelta Tau Lambda (Phoenix - #207) Barry Williams (CS) 301 E Carol Ann Way Phoenix, Arizona 85022 Ela Psi Lambda (Tucson - #277) Richard Davis (CS) 5620 E South Wilshire Tucson. AZ 85711 Theta PI Lambda (Las Vegas - #292 No Report
NEW MEXICO Director Boyd Jackson 1305 Evelyn Court. NE Albuquerque. NM 87112 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Omicron Delia (New Mexico-#711) No Report Pi Eta (New Mexico St - #736) No Report PI Chi (E New Mexico U -#750) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS loli Psi Lambda (Albuquerque - #523) Guy D. Walton (P) 9102 Fairbanks, NE Albug, NM 87112 GREAT NORTHWEST Director David Moore 33828 37th Avenue SW Federal Way. WA 98023 COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha XI (Washington - #35) No Report Beta Pal (Oregon - #66) No Report Iota Tau (E Washington - #415) No Report ALUMNI CHAPTERS Epsilon Zela Lambda (Portland - #217) No Report Zeta PI Lambda (Seattle - #248) No Report Iota Mu Lambda (Tacoma - #512) Eugene S. Morris (T) P.O. Box 171, Fern Hill Stabon Tacoma. WA 98412 Nu Epsilon Lambda (Richland - #572) No Report Nil Zeta Lambda (Anchorage - #573) No Report Nu Phi Lambda (Spokane - #587) No Report
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