The SPHINX | Spring 1971 | Volume 57 | Number 1 197105701

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Epsilon Pi Lambda Chapter Observes Founder's Day


for twenty years of service

. . . Brother

Achievement Award


Epsilon Pi Lambda Chapter, Gainsville and Ocala, Florida's Graduate Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., held its sixty-fourth Anniversary Founders Day, Sunday morning December 20, 1970 11:00 A.M. at Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church, Gainesville, Florida. The program included the history and objectives of Alpha Phi Alpha which was given by Brother John Dukes, Jr. In recognition of twenty years of service as secretary of this Chapter, plaque was presented to Brother William E. Jackson by Brother Titus Harper, President. The main feature of the program was presented in the form of a "Hymn Sing" preceded by a brief history of each hymn under the Direction of Brothers John C. Rawls and Jerry C. Miller. An appreciative audience participated in this unique activity. The following familiar hymns sung: Joy To The World, What A Friend We Have In Jesus, Onward Christian Soldiers, Rock Of Ages, Work For The Night Is Coming, Lift Every Voice And Sing, and concluding with the Brothers singing the Alpha Phi Alpha Hymn. The current officers and members of Epsilon Pi Lambda Chapter follows: BrotherTitus J. Harper President Brother Bentamin E. Brown Vice President Brother William E. Jackson Secretary •Brother Alphonso L. Johnson Treasurer Brother Oliver H. Jones Parliamentarian Brother A. Quinn Jones, Sr Editor to Sphinx Brother Rev. Eugene Broxton Chaplain Bro. I. H. Caffey *Bro. Thomas A. Harris Bro. Gaston T. Cook Bro. R. M. McGhee Bro. Johnnell L. Cook Bro. B. F. Miller Bro. Albert L. Daniels Bro. C. W. Norton *Bro. John Dukes, Jr. * Bro. Roy Rolle, Jr. Bro. Thomas George Bro. Andrew R. Mickle Bro. Aaron Green Bro. Jerry C. Miller *Bro. Dr. L. R. Hampton *Bro. John C. Rawls Bro. John C. Starker * LIFE MEMBERS

Brother Hall, accepts Beta Pi Lambda Achievement


Mayor Erastus Corning, 2nd, and the Reverend George Kahlbaugh, Program Director, for the Episcopal Diocese, joined the members of Beta Pi Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity in a special ceremony in the Mayor's Conference Room at City Hall in recognition of the achievements of one of the first Negro Engineers in the New York State Department of Public Works — Crispin C. Hall, Sr. Beta Pi Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, presented its First Achievement Award to Brother Crispin C. Hall, Sr., a Negro Engineer, who recently retired from State employment after forty-three years of service. At the end of Mr. Hall's brilliant career, he was Supervisor of two Design Squads for the New York State Department of Transportation, the highest position ever held by a Black Man in the history of the Department. Brother Hall has also been very active in the Episcopal Church in the Capital District, serving as a Representative for the local diocese to the General Convention. He has also served as a Vestryman. He is presently a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Lansingburgh, New York. Brother Hall is a Past President of Beta Pi Lambda Chapter. Brother and Mrs. Hall reside at 589 Third Avenue, North Troy, New York. They are the proud parents of two children: Mrs. Elizabeth Brinson and Crispin C. Hall, Jr. (His son is an Engineer with the same department) Brother Hall received a B.S. Degree in Engineering and a M.S. Degree in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology — one of the few Negroes in the United States to receive both degrees from this distinguished University. His son is an Engineering Graduate from R.P.I.