tions financially. Also during the evening activities, the installation of officers for Alpha Eta Lambda, Eta Mu, 1979 proved to be another producand Delta Theta Chapters was held. tive year for the Brothers of the Eta On October 13, the Brothers of Eta Gamma Chapter, at Prairie View A&M Mu formed an interest group for those University. Beginning with the State young men with a fraternal interest in Convention in El Paso, Texas in Alpha Phi Alpha. The name selected February of 1979, the Brothers came for this group was "Alpha Inclined away with the Chapter of the Year Men" (AIM). Since the creation of this honor; Brother of the Year, Elliott Kerl; group, seventeen young men have Scrapbook Award, Stomp Contest become members. Award, Brother with the Highest Grade On November 4, the Brothers of Eta Point Average, Elliott Kerl; and Chapter Mu formed an Alpha Court. This Court with the Highest Grade Point Average. is composed of eight of the University In April at the Regional Convention in of Houston's finest and talented young New Orleans, Louisiana, the Brothers ladies. repeated their 1978 accomplishment The highlight of the fall semester by being named the Outstanding took place on the weekend of NovemChapter in the Southwestern Region; ber 9-11. This was the long awaited Brother of the Year, Elliott Kerl; Scrap"Alpha Weekend." The events for Fribook Award; Brother with the Highest day night included a Greek Show and a Grade Point Average, Phillip Alexdance which was sponsored by Alpha ander; and Chapter with the Highest Kappa Alpha Sorority. In the stomp Grade Point Average. Brother Elliott competition, the Brothers of Eta Mu Kerl represented the chapter at the won a second place trophy and also National Convention in Washington, the trophy for "Best Dressed FraterD.C. and the Eta Gamma Chapter was nity." After the AKA dance, an after runner-up as Chapter of the Year in the party was held at the club house of nation. Brother Kelvin Nance. On Saturday Other accomplishments for the evening, the Brothers of Eta Mu sponchapter in 1979 were as follows: In sored a dance which was held in the Eta Mu Chapter, University of September, several Brothers were inUniversity Center. The theme for this Houston, has had a very busy, exciting, ducted into several honor societies. and rewarding fall semester. The officers dance was "The Night the Roof Fell In These Brothers were: Phillip AlexOn Texas." It was held in conjunction for the school year were as follows: ander, Benny Smith, Rickey Gaines, Troy L. Hunter II, President; James A. with the University of Houston vs. Keith Crawford, Donovan Turnquest, University of Texas football classic. Garvey, Vice-President; Stephan Ronnie Smith, and Elliott Kerl, all of Following the dance an after-party was Sauls, Treasurer; Colister Dickson III, whom were inducted into Phi Eta held. Secrefary; Darryl Wilkerson, CorresSigma for outstanding achievements Our community service projects ponding Secretary; Johnny McFarland, during their freshman year. Brothers Parlimentarian; Timothy P. Jean, Dean were as follows: Sickle Cell Anemia Donovan Turnquest and Rickey Gaines Drive, campaign assistance for several of Pledges; John T. McCall, Graduate were also inducted into Alpha Tau Black candidates in the Houston city Advisor. Alpha, Agriculture honor society. elections, recruiting of Black students The fall semester began with the visit Brother Jimmy Williams was inducted to the University of Houston Central of the General President on Septeminto Phi Alpha Theta, Sigma Tau Delta, Campus, and the donation of blood to ber 16 at Texas Southern University. and Alpha Mu Gamma, these are the the Almeda Blood Plasma Center. This The visit by General President James History, English, and Foreign Language center is the only owned and operated R. Williams was held in conjunction honor societies respectively. Black blood plasma center in the with "Round Up 7 9 . " During this visit, In November six young men crossed United States. General President Williams spoke on the burning sands into Alphadom. They Our fall semester could not end the commitment we as Brothers have were Brothers Farris Anderson, San without our Founders' Day Activities. to Alpha Phi Alpha and the need for Antonio, Tx.; Kelvin Bush, Houston, On December 4, a luncheon was held Brothers to support Black organizaTx.; Keith Crawford, San Antonio, Tx.; at the Catholic Newman Center for all of the Brothes in the Houston-Galveston area. The menu was a replica of the First Initiate Banquet. The Brothers of Eta Mu also contributed their first $250 to the Alpha Million Dollar Campaign. To kick off Black History Month, several Brothers of Eta Mu assisted the Black student body to organize a Black student rally which took place on February 1, 1980. The purpose of this rally was to hopefully serve as a time of Several Eta Gamma Brothers with trophies earned at state convention: (L-R) Garry reflection for Black students to think Cheeks, Michael Jackson. Jimmy Williams. Dawson Ferguson, Benny Smith, Egbert about and appreciate their culture and Powell and Rickey Gaines.
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Waverly Nolley, Houston, Tx.; Ronnie Smith, Hooks, Tx.; and William Swanson, Houston, Tx. We are truly glad to have these new Brothers who proved to be worthy of becoming members of Alpha. In December of 1979 Eta Gamma saw two Brothers graduate and become commissioned into the Armed Services as Second Lieutenants. They were Brothers Phillip Alexander, Houston, Tx., and Brother Andre Fryer, Gonzales, Tx. The year ended with the successful celebration of the founding day of our fraternity by the Eta Gamma and Epsilon Tau Lambda Chapters. Guest speaker for the occasion was Brother Otis King, Dean of the Thurgood Marshall Law School at Texas Southern University in Houston; and Brother Benny LeNard Smith was named as "Brother of the Year" in the Eta Gamma Chapter. With 1979 complete, we, Eta Gamma Chapter, will never forget; we can say that we look forward to the new year, and everyone can be assured that Eta Gamma will truly be "Ready For The '80's."
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The Sphinx / Summer 1980
Published on Feb 4, 2012
College brothers who are holding the name of Alpha high are recognized. Brother Dave Whitney, head basketball coach at Alcorn State Universi...