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t J editor's r e v i e w Greetings . . . Allow me to gratefully acknowledge the many calls, letters, and other expressions of appreciation regarding the last issue — featuring Dr. Charles Harris Wesley. Let me assure you that we know that the subject of cover story "guaranteed" the success of the feature. It was a joy and pleasure for all of us who worked on it — and we hope that you will cherish this special issue for years to come . . . Our cover art for this issue is entitled "The Walker Appeal. " Executed by Boston-based artist Paul Goodnight, it commemorates the slave rebellion led by David Walker (also of Boston). Walker published a manifesto calling for full human dignity for his fellow Black Americans — a struggle that continues today . . . This issue contains our 5th Annual Distinguished Collegians feature. Featured are twenty-one (21) outstanding undergraduate members of our great Fraternity. This year saw the largest number of nominees for this feature — and the smallest number selected. This is because the Brothers chosen most clearly exemplified the leadership qualities to which Alpha Men are called. Included are six (6) Student Government Presidents — ranging from tiny Voorhees College in South Carolina to UCLA; distinguished leaders in Fraternity affairs; and, joyfully, scholars of the first rank. It's true! Alpha is STILL FIRST AFTER ALL THESE YEARS!!! . . . On the subject of leadership, we invite your attention to a special Commentary by Brother Huel Perkins of Louisiana State University. His remarks are appropriately directed to our College Brothers — the leaders of tomorrow — and today! . . . Further accenting our theme of young leadership, FOCUS looks at the meteoric career of Ernest Newton II. At age 25, Brother Newton is President of the Common Council in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Just a few years ago he was in college, and he told us (then) that he would make waves. How true were those words! . . . Less than twenty years ago, the Governor of Mississippi blocked the entranceway to keep James Meredith, a Black, from entering the University of Mississippi. In There Goes An Alpha Man, you'll meet Brother Robert Harrison, Jr. — the Chairman of the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning. This governing board oversees the state's public institutions, including (you guessed it!) Ole Miss. Also featured in this section are Brother Charles C. Teamer, Comptroller of the Fraternity, and Talladega College President Joseph Gayles — both continuing to make their mark on society . . . The Other Diamond Jubilee brings a needed update on the "Mother Chapter." Alpha Chapter at Cornell University celebrated its chapter Diamond Jubilee last year with the acquisition of a new fraternity house. Thanks to Alpha Chapter President Frank Wilkinson for his cooperation in compiling this article . . . In Alpha Athletes you'll meet Brothers on the West Coast who believe that athletics and scholarships do go hand-in-hand. Among this is Brother Tommy White, of Olympic fame, who has gone on to achieve two masters degrees and two Ph.D. s/// . . . REGIONAL REVIEW is a round-up of the happenings during the five 1982 Regional Conventions . . . And, in a special feature, we look at the development of the Fraternity's Western Region — host of our 1982 General Convention. Western Vice President Clinton L. Minnis says that this is a much-needed look at the Brothers "way out yonder." We are happy to oblige . . . Until next issue . . . MJP.

on the drawing board • Brothers of the Year '82 • Chapters of the Year '88 • The House of Alpha


VOLUME 68 NUMBER 2 SUMMER 1982

OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC.

T^Sistinguished LSQllegians

MICHAEL J. PRICE, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors: Julius R. Hall, Bradford Spencer, Roderick Odum. Editorial Assistant (Intern): Demetrius Bryant. Contributing Editors: James B. Blanton, Alpha Workshop; Laurence T. Young, Sr., Omega Chapter; Walter Sullivan, Education Foundation; William Ross, Jr., Reclamation & Membership; Ozell Sutton, Ex Officio. Commentary Columnists: Erwin A. France, Lu Palmer, Huel Perkins, Michael I. Price.

1 1 — DISTINGUISHED COLLEGIANS Twenty-one outstanding College Brothers are presented in this, our fifth annual presentation of this feature. 2 5 — THE OTHER JUBILEE — Alpha — the Chapter, that is — celebrates seventy-five years with a new fraternity house. — FOCUS — Brother Ernest Newton II is the youngest — and first Black — city council president in Bridgeport. — ALPHA ATHLETES — West Coast Brothers prove that athletics and scholarship are compatible. — ONWARD AND UPWARD — A look of the development of the Fraternity's youngest region — the West. — REGIONAL REVIEW — Spring means that Alphas gather in Regional Conventions from coast to coast. 2 3 4 7 39 45 61 64

— The General President Speaks — The Executive Secretary's Desk — There Goes An Alpha Man — Education Foundation — Alphas On The Move — Chapter News — Omega Chapter — Directory of Officers

ABOUT THE COVER Paul Goodnight's The Walker Appeal recalls an early slave rebellion in Boston. We use it in celebration of the newly extended Voting Rights Act.

Commentary LEADERSHIP AND ALPHA PHI ALPHA by Huel Perkins Pg. 9 The Sphmx (USPS 510-440) The Sphinx is the official magazine ot the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc , 4432 Dr Martin Luther King Dr . Chicago, IL 60653 Published tour times a year Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter Send alt editorial mail and change of address (send both addresses) to Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. 4432 Dr Martin Luther King Drive. Chicago. IL 60653 Manuscripts or art submitted to The Sphinx should be accompanied by addressed envelopes and return postage Editor assumes no responsibility 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 and use of any person's name in fiction, semi-fiction articles or humorous features is to be regarded as a coincidence and not as the responsibility ot The Sphinx It is never done knowingly Copyright 1 976 by The Sphinx. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc Reproduction or use. without written permission, ot the editorial or pictorial content in any manner is prohibited The Sphinx has been published continuously since 1914 Organizing Editor Bro Raymond W Cannon Organizing General President Bro Henry Lake Dickason Second class postage paid at Chicago. IL Postmaster Send form 35 79 and all correspondence 4432 Dr Martin Luther King Dr . Chicago IL 60653


THE GENERAL PRESIDENT SPEAKS

Don't Get Mad... Get Smart Within a few short weeks now the "House of Alpha" will meet in its 68th General Convention in Los Angeles. There, we will renew and strengthen the bonds of Brotherhood, transact the business of the Fraternity and take action to continue the struggle for freedom, justice and human dignity free from the eroding effects of racism. The convention's theme, "Securing the Future — The Struggle Continues," is not merely a subject for discussion, it is a rallying cry, a mandate for action. The struggle not only continues but it intensifies with every passing day. Our work as concerned leaders is cut out for us. For in addition to the normal business of the Fraternity we must deal realistically with the struggle. A brief digest of the struggle includes: 1. The highest unemployment rate in Post World War II America. 2. An unemployment rate in excess of 20 percent among Black Americans. 3. A Black youth unemployment rate approximating 50 percent. 4. Deep budget cuts in the social programs that feed the hungry, provide medical care for the ill and aged, and educate our children. 5. Actions that cripple and dismantle civil rights and EO agencies designed to help "Secure the Future." 6. Creation of a general climate of non-compliance in the nation. There is no question but that we face an administration thoroughly hostile to the legitimate hopes and aspirations of poor and Black Americans. This administration is smug in its position, 2

knowing that such a position does no violence to its standing in the more affluent white community. This is the realism we face and a primary reason why 'The Struggle Continues." Don't Get Mad, Get Smart Black leadership's reaction to this situation has been one of outrage; outrage that manifests itself in angry rhetoric that has no effect. If we are to impact on the situation, we must do more than get mad. We must get smart. There is little question but that the pace in our quest for equal rights and human dignity has been slowed. There is no question but that the policies of this administration make our struggle more difficult but by no means hopeless. We not only can but must create a climate in America conducive to a condition of living, loving and learning free of the eroding effects of racism. We can, that is, if we do more than get mad; we must get smart. It is clear that it does little good to decry administration action. Rhetorical bursts of anger will change nothing. Only carefully planned and executed actions can make things better. We are not powerless nor hopeless in the face of Reaganomics. Thirty million people cannot be rendered powerless unless they themselves are contributors to the condition. We must begin to leverage the s t r e n g t h of 30 million Black Americans. In other words, we must do more than get mad, we must get smart. Alpha, the Fraternity that is noted for leadership and for developing leaders, has the responsibility of leading Black Americans in smart and purposeful action.

It is imperative that we develop and set in motion strategies that counter the fast deteriorating climate for Black progress. Two processes are readily available to us in activating our resources in this climate. They are: 1. Leveraging our strength. 2. Networking with those upon whom Reaganomics is also impacting adversely. Leveraging Our Strength It is unlikely that any amount of lamenting by Blacks is going to change the action of this administration. There are still persons in the Congress, though, that have commitment to the cause of the poor and minorities. We must begin to lobby the Congress insisting on support for those issues about which we have strong concern. We must so lobby and so apply our strength that there will exist in the Congress less likelihood that members will oppose our interests. We must develop the ability to actualize our strength from the grass roots to national leaders and bring it to bear upon individual Congresspersons and senators. From the city halls to the statehouses, from state legislators to the Congress, we must lobby our course. Networking Another strategy that holds promise is networking. We must first pull national Black organizations together in a coalition with a purpose of getting cooperative action on issues universal to the Black wellbeing. Then we must move beyond ourselves and engage in networking with organizations of other minorities — Hispanics, Jews, Indians, etc. There are many non-minorities who cannot fight our battles for us but who will join with us. Their help must be solicited. Through networking we can activate millions of concerned people and rally them to the cause. Yes, we must do more than get mad, we must get smart. We must utilize the strategies of leveraging and networking to achieve our goals. No one but us will protect us. But don't get mad; get smart! Leveraging and networking offer hope. Fraternally,

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Many activities must be carried on by the small staff here at the General Office. Thus, we feel it important that each Brother have an awareness of available services . . . believing that this will go a long way towards creating an atmosphere of cooperation and support throughout the "Alpha Network." For this reason, we provide The Chapter Guide — your key to a successful year. We feel that this document, first printed in September of 1980, is one of the most important efforts on behalf of the General Office staff to assist you in your chapter operations. The first such manual produced in the history of Alpha Phi Alpha, The Chapter Guide is designed to help us — and to help you — carry out your chapter program in an efficient manner. This document contains over twenty sections of information valuable to your chapter program. The Chapter Guide 1982-83 accomplishes this by giving vital information on rules, regulations and procedures — plus a whole lot more. Our new Chapter Guide includes sections on Address Changes: Awards: Establishment of Chapters; Chapter Tax; Inactive Chapters; Constitutional Amendments; Delegates to ConvenThe Sphinx/Summer 1982

tions; Fees and Taxes; Initiations; Job Interview Program; Life Membership; Mailings; Materials; Inactive Members; Paraphernalia; Pledging; Publications; Scholarships; Election of Chapter Officers; Chapter Constitutions; and Fraternity Structure. All in all, the 1982-83 Chapter Guide will be your "General Office on site . . . . readily available to answer most of the questions you will raise in carrying out fraternal operations. Chapter copies of the Chapter Guide include a portfolio — containing the Chapter Guide booklet along with most of the forms necessary to function during the year, including: Remittance of Funds Forms. Pledge Forms, Chapter Directory Forms, Scholarship Applications (for undergraduates) and Delegate Credential Forms. Each college chapter was also given a copy of The Standing Orders. One (1) Chapter Guide portfolio will be provided free of charge to each Alpha Chapter. We began our distribution at the Regional Conventions — other chapters should contact their Regional/State/District Directors for copies. Additional copies of the Chapter Guide booklet will be available for purchase by active Brothers for $5.00 each. These will be

on sale at the General Convention or may be purchased from the General Office. We urge you to take advantage of this valuable tool. It has been prepared with you in mind . . . and will make your fraternal operations much easier.

CHAPTER ADDRESSES Please ensure that your Chapter Directory for 1982-83 has been completed and forwarded to the General Office ten (10) days after electing officers. We will begin Chapter Mailings in August of 1982 and no 1981-82 addresses will be used after September 1st. If no current address is on file for your chapter . . . this information will be missed. Make it your job to see that your chapter officers have fulfilled this constitutional mandate. Our vast organization of chapters cannot function without a viable communications network. Remember, the first step is up to YOU! Report your chapter address IMMEDIATELY! rFraternally

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Brother Charles C. Teamer

Comptroller heads New Orleans' United Way Brother CHARLES C. TEAMER, Vice President for Fiscal Affairs at Dillard University, is the newly-elected president of the United Way for Greater New Orleans. Teamer is immediate past president of the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers. As president of the United Way, Teamer has the distinction of being the first Black in the Greater New Orleans area to hold this prestigious position. Teamer is a member of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Committee on Standards and Reports. He is vice president and secretary of the Executive Committee of the Louisiana World Exposition, Inc. In 1979, he was selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Citizens in New Orleans and one of ten Volunteer Activists in 1980. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Public Service, Inc.; secretary-treasurer of Gentilly Gardens Corporation; chairman, Board of Directors, Dillard Federal Credit Union; member of the Advisory Committee of the United Federal Savings and Loan, and a member of the Board of Directors of Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation and Hospital and Board of Directors,

The Common Fund of New York City; and Board of Directors of the Greater New Orleans Tourist and Convention Commission. Teamer is an active member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church in New Orleans, a member of the Council on Finance and Administration of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Interchurch, and treasurer of the Board of Directors, Lafon Home of the United Methodist Church. A life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, he is a past president of Sigma Lambda Chapter in New Orleans and national Comptroller of the Fraternity. A thirty-third degree Prince Hall Mason, Teamer is a member of Mount Olive Lodge No. 21, Eureka Consistory No. 7, AASR, Southern Jurisdiction and Platta Temple No. 15, AEAONMS. He is married. His wife, Mary D. Teamer, has the distinction of being Dillard University's first woman to coach intercollegiate basketball, a post she has filled for seven years. The Teamers are the proud parents of three children: Brothers Charles, Jr. and Roderic; and Cheryl.

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Brother ROBERT W. HARRISON, JR., of Yazoo City, took office as president of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (State of Mississippi) on M a y 8. He succeeded Travis E. Parker of D r e w . Dr. Harrison was appointed to the Board of Trustees by G o v e r n o r William L. Waller to represent the Central Supreme Court District. His term on the Board expires on M a y 7, 1984. A native of Natchez and engaged in the practice of general dentistry, Dr. Harrison received his A . B . degree from Tougaloo College and his D . D . S . from Northwestern University Dental School. Dr. Harrison is a clinical instructor in surgery (dentistry) at the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry, an attending dentist on the University Medical Center staff, and on the staff of King's Daughter's Hospital in Yazoo City. The new Board president serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the following organizations: Security Life Insurance C o m p a n y of the South, Mississippi Division of the American Cancer Society, Mississippi Lung Association, Mississippi Industrial and Special Services, Inc., the A n d r e w Jackson Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Continuing Conference of Minority Members of State Governing Boards; and he is past chairman of the Madison-Yazoo-Leake Family Health Centers. He is beginning his seventh year as a director of the Mississippi Economic Council, having been the first black to be elected to a three-year term . Dr. Harrison is a member of the Yazoo C o u n t y C h a m b e r of Commerce, Chicago Dental Society, Mississippi Dental Association, American Dental Association, the Dental A d v i s o r y Committee of the Mississippi Medicaid Commission and a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., having served as president or secretary of the Jackson Chapter for 35 years. In 1976, Dr. Harrison retired from officiating at sports events after 30 years of experience in basketball and 35 years in football, high school and college. Family members are still avid sports fans. He is married to the former Charlotte E. Mackel of Natchez and they have one son and three daughters. Dr. Harrison has given lectures on various phases of dentistry in six states and has a large collection of clinical color slides. T h e Sphinx / Summer 1982

THERE GOES AN ALPHA MAN Brother Joseph Gayles

Two Alabama school groups led by Gayles Brother JOSEPH N . GAYLES, JR., President of Talladega College, was elected President of the A l a b a m a Association of Colleges and Universities (AACU) at its fourth annual Appreciation and Awards Luncheon held recently. A A C U consists of 15 universities and colleges which have pledged to one another a cooperative approach to exploring their c o m m o n problems and their collective potential. Dr. Gayles is also President of the A l a b a m a Center for Higher Education (ACHE) and is a member of the executive committee of the Council for Higher Education of the United C h u r c h of Christ. A scientist by training, Gayles holds membership in the American Physical Society, American Chemical Society, the American Association of Political and Social Scientists, Beta Kappa Chi Scientific H o n o r Society and Phi Beta Kappa National H o n o r Society. He is also a member of Sigma Pi Phi and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternities. The Birmingham native received an undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, in 1958 from Dillard University in New Orleans and a doctoral degree in Chemistry in 1964 from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He is married to Gloria W a d e Gayles, P h . D . , and they are the parents of two children, Monica Saleyeka, 12, and Jonathan IfeanyiC h u k w , 13.

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&#x20AC;&#x201D; 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 I here 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 industry and faith at his command. There goes the best man in and out Tor he is an Alpha Man. 5


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EDUCATION FOUNDATION Alpha's Educational Program: A Progress Report

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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., has had, since its inception, a strong commitment to excellence in education and scholarship The Fraternity has supported and sponsored many efforts to sustain this commitment via financial, moral, and motivational activities The founding of the Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation, Inc. (hereafter referred to as the Foundation), was preceded by a highly successful and memorable program entitled "Go To High School — Go To College." This viable program was warmly supported by individual Brothers and Chapters and, in turn, was responsible for motivating many young men and women to further their education. The philosophy of this program continues to find expression through current programs of the Foundation

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It is gratifying to inform you that each region of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and many individual chapters have vigorously embraced the concept of the Leadership Institute. Your Education Foundation will report on the successes of these efforts at the General Convention in Los Angeles. The activities were held before July 15, 1982. Several hundred young people were involved in exciting and challenging tasks over periods of times ranging from one to four days. One region will work with college freshmen and sophomores in order to ameliorate a need precipated by a void of Black leadership within Student Government units on the campuses of predominately white colleges. If you are desirous of additional information regarding the Leadership Institute, you may contact me or your regional representative (listed below): — Brother Paul Williams (Eastern) 6930 Thomas Boulevard Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15208 — Brother Keener Tippin (Midwestern) 3621 Evergreen Lane Columbia, Missouri 65201 — Brother Henry Ponder (Southern) Office of the President Benedict College Columbia, South Carolina 29204 — Brother Jesse H. Sterling (Western) 3507 Knollcrest Los Angeles, California 90043 The Education Foundation, at the 1981 General Convention, adopted a proposal entitled, "A Phi Aid.'' The proposal was submitted by Brother John Harvey (Eastern Regional). Chapters are asked to discuss the same for possible utilization as part of their local programs. "A Phi Aid'' is a program to acquaint college and pre-college individuals with various types of financial aid which are available to them as college

students. The program should involve linkages with Offices of Financial Aid at local or nearby colleges. The program should also provide students with procedures of how to apply for financial aid. In order to assist chapters in this regard, a brochure on Financial Aid is being developed by the Foundation and will be available in early Fall. Recipients of the 1981-82 Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarships have made excellent progress in their academic, fraternal and civic efforts. Each person will pursue graduate or professional studies during the 1982-83 academic year. A detailed report on the accomplishments of the recipients will be provided during the 1982 General Convention. Guidelines regarding Phi Alpha Fraternity's National Program have been sent to each chapter. If your chapter has not received the guidelines, please contact the General Office. I hope that each chapter president has allowed for extensive discussion of the National Program. If your chapter has not engaged in implementation of the program, I ask that the same receive your immediate consideration. I wish to remind you that the Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation, Incorporated is recognized as a taxexempt organization by the IRS and was established to accept contributions for support of educational and charitable purposes sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha. You are cordially invited to generously provide the Foundation with your financial support. This support is urgently needed for an expansion of the Foundation's scholarship program, creation of a loan fund for graduate students, and support of our National Program. Please make your check payable to the Alpha Phi Alpha Foundation, Incorporated and submit it to the National Office of the Fraternity. Fraternally.

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COMMENTARY Dut what of leadership? What does it entail? Why have Alphas been distinguished by this characteristic? For the younger members of our Fraternity — the leaders of tomorrow — may I offer a few points."

Leadership and Alpha Phi Alpha All organizations, and most especially fraternities, project a national image based upon the aggregate achievements of the members who comprise their ranks. Put another way, a fraternity is the sum total of what its Brotherhood subscribes to, as ideals, and then translates into some sort of public manifestation. One such perception of Alpha Phi Alpha is that it is a fraternity of leaders. Beginning with the Seven Jewels of our fraternity — who took those first indispensable steps down that uncharted road with nothing but their vision to guide them — up to the most recently elected student government president on our college campuses who is a Brother . . . Alpha Phi Alpha has become known as a fraternity of men who are at the forefront of social change, dedicated to racial uplift, and who have achieved excellence in their several professions. History is replete with stellar examples of Alpha leadership. Brother W. E. B. DuBois may have begun the entire social protest movement of the twentieth century with the leadership he provided at the Niagara Conference in 1905. The National Urban League was guided by Alpha leaders for the first seventy years of its existence — beginning with Jewel Eugene K. Jones, through Brother Lester Granger, through Brother Whitney Young and for a brief period Brother Harold R. Sims. The leadership which Alpha has provided in the area of public service is equally well-known — with Brother William Dawson of Illinois serving with distinction in the House of Representatives longer than any minority Congressman to date; Brother Edward Brooke of Massachusetts becoming the "first" black in the Senate in modern times; Brother Thurgood Marshall being named the "first ever" to sit as a Justice on the Supreme Court; and Brother Martin Luther King, Jr. pointing the entire world in a new direction. There have been times when the mantle of leadership slipped from the shoulders of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. The reasons have been varied: Was a vision of what Alpha is all about not communicated to each new initiate? Were we failing to attract those men who had the capacity to one day change the world? Were we guilty of taking for granted the idea that Alpha would always lead? Were we content to rest upon our previous accomplishments and become outdistanced by competing forces which "tried harder?"

By Huel D. Perkins

The point of this commentary is that I see positive indices that Alpha is returning to the position of preeminence in the area of leadership. The two barometers are the number of mayors of large cities who are being elected and the increasing number of college presidents who are being appointed — all members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. The number of Alpha men who are being elected to positions of leadership in our metropolitan cities is outstanding. While we cannot lay claim to the mayors of Los Angeles or Detroit, we do proudly call the following mayors "Brother:" Brother Andrew Young of Atlanta; Brother Marion Barry of Washington, D.C.; Brother "Dutch" Morial of New Orleans; Brother Richard Arrington of Birmingham; Brother Henry Marsh III of Richmond; and Brother Edward Mclntyre, Sr. of Augusta, Georgia. At one point in its history, Alpha Phi Alpha held a virtual monopoly on the black college presidency. During the thirties through the fifties, approximately 90% of all college presidents were Alpha men. Such was not the case in the last several years, but with the most recent appointments of our leaders in education, the trend is unmistakable. The return is to Alpha men. Within the past year these Alphas have ascended to college presidencies: Brother Leonard H. O. Spearman at Texas Southern University; Brother Benjamin Payton at Tuskeg'ee Institute; Brother Edward Fort at North Carolina A&T University; Brother Joe Boyer at Mississippi Valley State University; and Brother Thomas W. Cole, Jr., at West Virginia State College. These new presidents join the ranks of such proven, illustrious college presidents and educational leaders as: Brother Lionel H. Newsom of Central State University (past General President); Brother Walter Washington of Alcorn State University (past General President); Brother Norman Francis of Xavier University (president of the United Negro College Fund); Brother James Frank of Lincoln University in Missouri (president of the NCAA); Brother Herman Branson of Lincoln University in Pennsylvania; Brother Oswald Bronson of Bethune-Cookman; Brother Earnest Holloway of Langston University; Brother Emmett Bashful of Southern University in New Orleans; Brother Frederick Humphries of Tennessee State University; and Brother James Cheek of Howard University — to name but a few!

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7~) istinguished ^(bllegians In Honor of The Seven Jewels Distinguished Collegians

Our annual special feature entitled Distinguished Collegians is an attempt on the part of the Sphinx to give appropriate attention to the College Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Because the Fraternity has been in existence for some 76 years, and in that time, produced a host of outstanding leaders — it becomes difficult to keep in perspective the accomplishments of our younger Brothers. Pragmatism dictates that when one lists the stellar members of Alpha Phi Alpha, names like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Paul Robeson, Adam Clayton Powell, Thurgood Marshall and others, immediately come to the fore. But we can never forget that the distinguishing mark of our great Fraternity is that the vast majority of its outstanding members join our ranks before going on to great deeds. Thus, if we are to be true to this heritage, we must constantly recognize and encourage our younger Brothers in the Bond. Because these Brothers are preparing for leadership; and because the arenas in which they operate are necessarily restricted, few national magazines or major n e w s p a p e r s will tout their achievements. But the fact that they can — and do — exhibit extraordinary leadership during their "college days" is but an added testament to their gifts and talents. Study occupies the bulk of their The Sphinx/Summer 1982

"As Black students in a large American university, they were cut off from the many opportunities for mutual helpfulness which come to groups of students through personal acquaintance and close association. As individuals there were personal contacts of value with other members of the student body, but as a group they were proscribed in their associations. The cleavage, characteristic of this period, had laid the basis for the division even in college life. Many' of these students were self-supporting and their resources were limited, and if membership in the university fraternal associations had been permissible, it is probable that advantage could not have been taken of the opportunity. Confronted by the social proscriptions of color common to American institutions of this era, hampered by limited means with the attendant circumstances of the average "poor" student, these students faced the future and boldly endeavored to find a way out of their difficulties, scarcely realizing, however, the import of their action on subsequent generations of college students." Dr. Charles H. Wesley The History of Alpha Phi Alpha

time and energy, as it should. Yet, imbued with the Spirit of Alpha, they execute the charge of being "Servants of All Mankind." For their loyalty to this credo, we honor them in this fashion. In this, our 5th Annual Distinguished Collegians feature, we present to you twenty-one (21) of this nation's outstanding college students — regardless of color. Among them are student government leaders; leaders within the ranks of the Fraternity; and, outstanding student-scholars of the first rank. More than one-hundred College Brothers were nominated for this year's feature — but the Brothers presented herein all demonstrated, beyond any question, the type of achievement for which Alpha Phi Alpha is known. A number of Brothers — not included in this feature because no information was submitted on their behalves — do, however, deserve special recognition. These include our other Assistant Vice Presidents: John Mims (South), David K. Clark (Southwest), and, Bennie Brown (West): Regional College Brothers of the Year Ennis Fant (South)and Brian Conley (West): and, Student Government Association Presidents Samuel Patton (Jackson State University) and Micheal Sutton (Winston-Salem State University). And, finally, all of our College Brothers should be saluted for "Holding Up the Light"! 11


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7~) istinguished ^{bllegians In Honor of — Jewel Henry Arthur Callis A Distinguished Collegian

William Allen E. Boyd HI (Hampton Institute, '82) is the incumbent Eastern Assistant Vice President, representing that region on the Fraternity's Board of Directors. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Brother Boyd majored in Elementary and Special Education — serving as President of Chapter 409 of the Council for Exceptional Children, and the Virginia Council for Exceptional Children. A member of Gamma Iota Chapter, he also served as Business Manager of the Hampton Institute Concert Choir. Since being elected to the Board of Directors, Brother Boyd has exhibited stellar leadership qualities — representing Alpha at the Greek Collaboration Conference (hosted by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority). The Sphinx/Summer 1982

Jeffrey Carson (Memphis State University, '82) was Student Government Association President during his senior year. After a successful tenure, he became the first student recipient of the school's Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Award. Brother Carson entered MSU following his honorable discharge from the U.S. Marines. He was Vice President of the College Republicans; SGA Senator, and SGA Chief of Staff prior to assuming the presidency. Jeffrey has received other awards, including the Academic Excellence Award for his 4.0 grade point average in 1980; "Outstanding Senator" for the SGA in 1980, and the Carlisle Award from the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature. He is a member of Kappa Eta Chapter at MSU.

Arthur Collins (Florida A&M University, '82), a member of Beta Nu Chapter, served as President of the Student Government Association at FAMU during his senior year. A native of Chicago, he majored in accounting in the School of Business and Industry. Over three years, he maintained honor roll standing and was a member of Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society and the National Dean's List. In previous on-campus service, he was elected Vice President of the School of Business and Industry; President of SBI; President of the Sophomore Class; and Attorney General of the Student Government Association. He also serves on the Leon County (Florida) Democratic Executive Committee. 13


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R a n d y C o l v i n (Alabama A&M University, '82) is a Dean's List scholar, posting a 3.82 G P A on the school's 4.0 scale. He is an accounting major with a mathematics minor, and served as President of the Accounting Club. He was also a member of Alpha Kappa Mu H o n o r Society and is listed in W h o ' s W h o A m o n g Students in American Colleges and Universities. Brother Colvin, a native of Montgomery, Alabama, is active in sports . . . a weightlifting champion and participates in intramural basketball. He is a member of the Fraternity's Delta G a m m a Chapter at A & M . The Sphinx / Summer 1982

Ivan Crossley (University of Southern Mississippi, '82) was an honor student in Accounting, minoring in Business Administration. He received C P A Scholastic Awards in both his junior and senior years from Peat, Marwick and Mitchell C o m p a n y ; and is listed in Who's W h o A m o n g Students in American Colleges and Universities and the National Dean's List. A native of Jackson, Mississippi, he was chosen for the f611owing h o n o r societies: Alpha Epsilon Alpha accounting excellence); Alpha Lambda Delta (first year academic achievement); Beta Alpha Phi (accounting); Phi Eta Sigma (first year achievement); and O m i c r o n Delta Kappa (leadership achievement). Ivan is from Mu Xi Chapter and served as Director of University Relations for the Associated Student Body.

Walter Dillard (Troy State University, '82) is one of five Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation Scholars for 1981-82. Majoring in chemistry and minoring in mathematics and physics, he is a Dean's List and President's List honor student. Walter claims membership in Alpha Lambda Delta, Beta Beta Beta, Phi Eta Sigma, G a m m a Beta Phi and Mortar Board. Hailing from Demopolis, Alabama, Brother Dillard also had the distinction of serving as Chief Justice of the SGA Supreme Court. This Xi Beta Chapter Brother received a George Wallace Leadership Scholarship and is listed in W h o ' s W h o A m o n g Students in American Colleges. An aspiring physician, Walter was accepted to five medical schools â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with full scholarship offers from three. 15


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T^iistinguished ^{bllegians In Honor of â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jewel Eugene Kinckle Jones A Distinguished Collegian

Gregory G. French (University of Missouri, '82) represents the Midwest on the Fraternity's Board of Directors in his capacity as Midwestern Assistant Vice President. Initiated into Iota Xi Chapter at Northeast Missouri State University, he is now a member of Zeta Alpha Chapter at the University of Missouri. A defensive tackle with the Missouri Tigers, Brother French was elected Vice President of the Elite Club, the coalition of Missouri Black athletes. He served as Off-Campus Student Senator with the Missouri Student Association and was active with the Black Greek Council. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, he was chosen Missouri's College Brother of the Year in 1981 and served as Chairman of the 1981 Missouri State Convention. The Sphinx/Summer 1982

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Robert Grace (University of California at Los Angeles, '83) was recently elected Student Government President at UCLA. In this position with one of the nation's premier institutions of higher learning, he will be an active leader in both campus and intercollegiate student affairs. The new SGA President is a member of Gamma Xi Chapter at UCLA, where he was initiated on June 2, 1979. A San Bernadino native, Brother Grace aspires to be an entertainment and sports attorney.

Anthony Hightower (Clark College, '83) is an honor student from College Park, Georgia. He served as Business Manager of the Clark College Student Government Association; Vice President of Alpha Phi Chapter; Treasurer of the Honors Program; and is the PresidentElect of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society. Brother Hightower, who received the Outstanding Freshman Award in 1980, is listed in Who's Who Among Students in American College and Universities. He also received an academic scholarship from Atlanta's Eta Lambda Chapter. Active with the Clark College Band and Orchestra, he is a former co-principal bassist with the Atlanta Youth Symphony. Brother Hightower will join the Fraternity's Board of Directors, as Southern Assistant Vice President. 17


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Vincent D. Jackson (Grambling State University, '83) is another Alpha with whom "scholarship" is a forte. A Dean's List and President's List scholar, Vincent posts a 3.9 GPA on the school's 4.0 scale. He majors in accounting and information systems, and plans to obtain an MBA and become a certified public accountant. Brother Jackson, from Arcadia, Louisiana, serves in the following capacities: Secretary of Delta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha; Vice President of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, the Accounting Club and the Information Systems Club; and Treasurer of the Co-Op Club. In addition, he is a member of Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society and is cited on the National Dean's List. The Sphinx / Summer 1982

Willie J. Jefferson (Voorhces College, '82) served as President of the Student Government Association during his senior year, as well as Treasurer of the local NAACP. A biology education major from Mayesville, South Carolina, Brother Jefferson is cited in Who's Who Among Students at American Colleges and Universities; Outstanding Young Men of America; and, for three years, the National Dean's List. A 1980 initiate of Eta Iota Chapter at Voorhees, Brother Jefferson is a member of Alpha Kappa Mu and Alpha Chi Honor Societies. He plans to attend graduate school at Florida State University after a stint teaching high school biology. His hobbies include chess, basketball and debating; and, he credits Alpha Phi Alpha with giving him "confidence."

Mark S. Lee (Eastern Michigan University, '82) was the first black student to be elected Student Body President at EMU. In this capacity, he represented the school's nearly 20,000 students on various campus issues. Brother Lee, from Southfield, Michigan, is a member of EMU's University Ambassadors Honor Society; the State's Board of Regents; and a past member of the track team. He also chaired the school's Minority Affairs Committee and the EMU Black Greek Council; and served as a Student Senator for four years. A business administration major, Mark received the Outstanding Leadership Award for 1981-82 from Delta Sigma Pi, professional business fraternity, and is a member of Eta Epsilon Chapter. L9


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Ronald Morgan (Prairie View A&M University, '82) is also an Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation Scholar for 1981-82. Posting a 3.75 CPA (4.0 scale), he was President of Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society; Director of Organizations for the Student Government Association; and a member of Alpha Kappa Mu, Beta Kappa Chi (scientific), and Tau Beta Pi (engineering) Honor Societies. Ronald was named the Texas College Brother of the Year for 1982 and received the Callis Award at the Southwestern Regional Convention for academic excellence. He is listed on the President's Honor Roll, Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, Outstanding Young Men of America, and the National Dean's List. Among his many other activities, he served as Director of Education for Eta Gamma Chapter. The Sphinx/Summer 1982

Ronald Russell (Southern Illinois University, '82) was chosen College Brother of the Year for the Midwestern Region for his outstanding service to his campus community and the Fraternity. He has served in numerous capacities in Beta Eta Chapter, including Dean of Pledges and Dean of Probates; and he chaired the 1981 Illinois State Convention. On the SIU campus, he is active with many groups â&#x20AC;&#x201D; serving as Vice Chairman of the Inter-Greek Council and Coordinator for the school's Special Olympics. He was named to the Ribbon Society in recognition of his service to campus and community; the Sphinx Club Honorary; and Who's Who Among Students at American Colleges and Universities. Ron is a member of Beta Eta Chapter.

Timothy Sharp (Bethune-Cookman College, 82) is a music education major from Miami, Florida. An academic scholar, he boasts a 3.91 GPA (4.0 scale). Tim is a Presidential Scholar; a Shelby Foundation Scholar; a UNCF Bodman Foundation Scholar; and, is listed in Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities and the National Dean's List. He is also cited in Outstanding Young Men of America, Young Personalities of the South and the National Register of Outstanding College Graduates. Brother Sharp, also a member of Alpha Chi Honor Society, served as President of the Bethune-Cookman College Concert Chorale and President of the Student Music Educators National Conference. A member of Delta Beta Chapter, he was named Florida's College Brother of the Year for 1982. 21


F~) istinguished In Honor of â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jewel Robert Harold Ogle A Distinguished Collegian

Melvin L. Smith (Purdue University, '83) is an honor student in management, with an accounting minor. He is a former recipient of the Presidential Academic Award and is a member of Phi Eta Sigma (freshman honor society), Beta Gamma Sigma (management honor society), and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. A native of Anderson, Indiana, Brother Smith is Treasurer of Gamma Rho Chapter and a former member of the Purdue University Ail-American Marching Band. His goal is to enter graduate school, become a certified public accountant, and enter the field of corporate accounting. 22

Reginald Taylor (Xavier University, '82) was cited as an Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation Scholar for 1981-82. A native of New Orleans, Brother Taylor is a chemistry major and plans to become a dentist. Posting a 3.81 GPA (4.0 scale), Reginald is a member of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society; Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society; Alpha Epsilon (Xavier U Honor Society); and the Xavier Mathematics Honor Society. He has also received the Xavier Gold Medal and is on the National Dean's List. A 1980 initiate of Beta Tau Chapter, Brother Taylor served on-campus as President of the Pan-Hellenic Council, Treasurer of Alpha Epsilon Delta, and Vice President of the Chemistry Club.

Ronald W. Thomas (Virginia State University, '82) is a member of Beta Gamma Chapter, majoring in pre-law and history. Named College Brother of the Year by his chapter, Virginia and the Eastern Region â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Brother Thomas was also cited in Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. On campus, he served as Vice President of the Student Government Association; President of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society; and was active with the Pre-Law Society and the Jackson Historical Society. A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Ronald was also named to membership in Phi Alpha Theta National Honor Society. The Sphinx /Summer 1982


7") istinguished ^{bllegians In Honor of â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jewel Vertner Woodson Tandy A Distinguished Collegian

Augustus G. P. Tolson (Hampton Institute, '82) received his Bachelor's degree, cum laude, in business management. A native of Philadelphia, Brother Tolson served as President of the Student Government Association and Co-Facilitator of the Student Leader Program during his senior year. Previously he had served as President of the Junior Class, Vice President of the NAACP and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. He was selected by the Senior Class as "Most Likely to Succeed" and "Best All-Around Student." Augustus has achieved many academic and service awards, and received scholarships from the United Steelworkers of America and Catholic Scholarships for Negroes. He was an active member of Gamma Iota Chapter. The Sphinx/Summer 1982

Derrick V. Warren (Southern University, '82) received his most recent accolade at the Southwestern Regional Convention, where he was named College Brother of the Year. During his senior year, he served as President of the Student Government Association at Southern. Brother Warren, a native of Bastrop, Louisiana, received his degree in Computer Science â&#x20AC;&#x201D; posting a 3.3 GPA on the school's 4.0 scale. He was a member of the Southern University Young Democrats; Kappa Kappa Psi Band Fraternity; and a Midshipman in the Naval ROTC. He was also a member of the Southern University Cluster with business and industry; Section Chief with Southern Yearbook; and Junior Class President. He is from Beta Sigma Chapter.

Donald R. Woods (Mississippi Valley Stuie University, '82) served as President of Zeta Phi Chapter, President of the Biological Sciences Club, Vice President of the Pre-Alumni Club. A pre-dentistry major, Brother Woods is an honor student and a member of Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society. He also served as a Student Government Association Senator, Upward Bound tutor-counselor and is listed in Who's Who Among Students at American Colleges and Universities. Brother Woods is a native of Shaw, Mississippi. 23


DISTINGUISHED C O L L E G I A N S — 1 9 8 3 The S)>hinx announces its 6th Annual Distinguished Collegians competition. Nominations are now being accepted for inclusion and we invite your participation. Nominees must be members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, presently working toward the baccalaureate degree. Selections will be made on the basis of the overall accomplishments of nominees or extraordinary achievement in any one area (scholarship, sports, campus leadership, etc.) Those College Brothers selected will be featured in the Summer 1983 issue of The Sphinx in a special feature entitled / )ISTIN( rUtSHUD COUJU HANS. There are no restrictions regarding the number of applicants per region or chapter. Nominations may be submitted by ANY member of Alpha Phi Alpha — including the nominee. Selections will be made by the staff of The Sphinx. MAIL APPLICATION EARLY!!! All nominations must be received in the General Office no later than March t. 1983.

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church because our Founders, the house!" We would like to extend warmest Seven Jewels, used to worship there The goodwill which fills our Brothers' greetings and best wishes to the Brotherand were aided very much by its hearts extends outwardly into the hood. For the Brothers of Alpha members. The chapter sponsored a Ithaca community. Currently, the Chapter a noteworthy and successful campus-wide voting rights extension year has passed, and we are anticipating Brothers are involved in an ongoing letter-writing campaign, in which we many more prosperous ones to come. program of renovation to the St. James mailed letters to Senators asking for an A.M.E. Zion Church. We feel an espeThis year has been especially rewardextension of the 1965 bill. Once again, cially strong commitment to this ing for Alpha Chapter. The Cornell this year's annual and Ithaca comblood drive was munities both acclaimed for havjoined the Brothers ing the most sucin their December cessful turnout in 4 th Diamond this area. Jubilee CelebraThis has also tion. The chapter been a successful received newsyear socially for paper and televithe Brothers. We sion coverage, and sponsored several was honored by benefit affairs, inletters of concluding a Postgratulations from Heptagonal Track numerous univerMeet Disco. We sity and civic are also responsible leaders. Mayor for many innovaBordoni protive social affairs claimed December on the C.U. cam4th "Alpha Phi pus such as OmniAlpha Day" in the bus, a semi-formal City of Ithaca, extravaganza; and New York. We Club Night, an are proud that, on evening of casinothis "celebration style gambling and of firsts," we could dancing. We also say that we topped off the year are the first preThe Alpha Chapter House — 409 Elmwood, Ithaca, New York. with our particidominantly Black pation in the Black Greek-letter orgaGreek Step Show. nization on the M e m b e r s of Cornell campus Alpha Chapter with an official during its Diahouse. mond Jubilee Year A fraternity were: Frank B. house for Alpha Wilkinson, PresiChapter was long

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Alpha — the Chapter, that is — also celebrated 75 years. in the making. It took many years, but the foundation laid by Brothers Dean Burrell, Vernon Mclntyre, Derek Gonzales, and Quentin Brathwaite — as house managers of the then university co-op — proved to be worthwhile. Chapter President Frank B. Wilkinson, with support and help from the chapter and its advisors, finally received designation of 409 Elmwood Avenue as the official Alpha Chapter House in early October. Since receiving the house, many visiting Brothers have passed through its doors. We were pleased to be able to accommodate them, and are looking forward to meeting many more Brothers who may be passing by. "Goodwill is the monarch of this The Sphinx /Summer 1982

dent; Erskine Tucker, Vice President; Tracey Woods, Treasurer; Michael Spain, Secretary; and Brothers Paget Alves III, Quentin Brathwaite, Alfred Buckley, Rodney Crosling, Kurt Davis, Kenneth Douglas, Derek Gonzales, Samuel Greaves, Barry McFarlane, Curtis McMillan, Jorge Otano, Mark Pedaruis, Andre Pichon, Alex Reynolds, Eric Vaughn, Amigo Wade, and John Williams II. In this past year, we have initiated eight Brothers into Alpha Phi Alpha from the pledge lines: Invictus and Huraya. These men are learning, growing, and finding their place within the Psi Chapter President James King (left) congratulates President Frank Wilkinson of chapter. We are very fortunate to be at Continued on Page 26 Alpha on the chapter's Diamond Jubilee. 25


Continued from Page 25 the "Mother Seat of the Fraternity" and are equally thankful to have such dedicated and distinguished chapter advisors as we do in "Dr. G. Alex Galvin, Michael Montgomery, William Collins, LeNorman Strong, Dr. Donald Graham, and Robert Harris. With their guidance, and the Brothers' commitment, President-Elect Erskine Tucker, Jr. should have a strong and dynamic administration. As many Brothers know, Dr. Galvin has been a guiding force in Ithaca for many years — holding Alpha Chapter's charter during times when conditions caused the chapter to be inactive. Dr. Galvin has been honored by both the Fraternity and the chapter for his contribution to our "Mother Chapter." The opening of the school year, 1982-1983, will find at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, Alpha men dedicated to the goals of their predecessors: Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love for all Mankind." Founded ID 1880 Incorporated 1905 Member of The A.P. and I PI

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Fraternity Enjoys 75 Years By JENNIFER ADAMS Today marks the 75th anniversary of Cornell's Alpha Phi Alpha, the first black fraternity to be established in the nation. Today it has over 500 chapters in 44 slates and in several foreign nations, and over 70,000 young men have been initiated. Reflecting on their history, fraternity members stress their commitment to the ideals on which their fraternity was founded. Frank Wilkinson '84, president of the organization, said that its purpose is to help members become successful and contributing members of society. Former President, Quentin Brathwaite '83 said that the fraternity keeps close ties with other chapters throughout the nation by means of newsletters,

magazines and conventions. By stressing these ties, the fraternity is seen as more than an undergraduate experience; it is something its members keep with them for life, he said. The fraternity's current advisors are all Alphas who pledged at other universities, have come to work at Cornell, and are retaining their fraternal ties by counseling today's members. The fraternity is currently involved in many volunteer efforts. Nationally, the chapters of the fraternity are conducting a million dollar fundraising drive for sickle-cell anemia research. The fraternity has also contributed to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the United Negro College Fund and the National Urban League, organizations which have all at one time been headed by Alphas. Locally, the fraternity has been involved in blood drives for the American Red Cross, and has helped out at the Southside Community Center and the Greater Ithaca Activities Center. It is participating in the renovation of the St. James AME Zion Church. Help in this renovation is particularly significant because this Church was used for early meetings of the fraternity.

The fraternity originated as a social-study club in 1905-1906 by blacks who felt isolated from the —Sun Photo by Victoria rest of the Cornell community. At ALPHA PHI ALPHA CELEBRATES: From left to right, Erskine Tuckerthis time black students could not '83 vice president, Frank Wilkinson '84 president and Michael live on campus or join the existing fraternal organizations. Spain '85 secretary, talk about their organization.

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The seven founders of Alpha Phi Alpha wanted to establish a group to encourage idealism and to increase camaraderie betwee fellow black students. The group soon wanted to create fraternal bonds because they saw the strong ties other fraternities were able to establish among their members. The fraternity helped start chapters at other colleges and universities, and encouraged the foundation of other black Greek letter organizations. Currently there are four national black fraternities and four sororities. In 1945 the Alpha Phi Alpha became the first black fraternity to become integrated. Brathwaite said, "Integration made a big difference, through integration there is much more to the organization than just a group of black students together." Integration didn't cause any compromises in the ideals of the fraternity, he said. Today there are twelve black members and one Puerto Rican member. The fraternity was inactive from 1969-74, after it was disbanded for speaking on behalf of the national organization without authorization. In 1974 interest in reestablishing the fraternity developed. Dr. G. Alex Galvin, an Ithaca physician held the charter of the fraternity. He pledged the students interested in the chapter's reestablishment, and it took up where it left off. This semester the fraternity has moved into a house and has been

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officially recognized by the University as a fraternity. Several of the brothers and the Department of Residence Life worked for over four years to find a house. Alpha Phi Alpha is the only black fraternity or sorority at Cornell to have a house. Because Alpha Phi Alpha has a different outlook as a black fraternity, Wilkinson said, they are often not understood. He hopes that this celebration of their 75th anniversary will expose people to the ideals of their fraternity and what they are all about. Brathwaite said that in contrast to many other fraternities their focus is on national bonds and on experiences that can be used later in life, r a t h e r than on undergraduate life itself. Alpha Phi Alpha and the other black fraternities and sororities are not part of the IFC, because they feel that they emphasize different aspects of fraternal life. Alpha Phi Alpha encourages the achievement of its members, many of them go on to top graduate schools and jobs. Successful Alphas include Martin Luther King, Jesse Owens, W.E.B. DuBois, Andrew Young, Thurgood Marshall, U.S. Supreme Court justice, and Samuel R. Pierce '43, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. The fraternity hopes to continue this tradition of preparing young men for successful lives.

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"Young, Gifted and Black" were bywords of the past decade. They represented a hope for better things and — more importantly — a realization that the key to the next generation was inside our youth. Unfortunately, not everyone took the vision inherent in this slogan literally. One who did, however, was Brother ERNEST NEWTON II. Today, a young 25, he serves as president of the Common Council of Bridgeport, Connecticut — a city of nearly 200,000. His story is another inspiring example of what youth can do. He is, indeed, "young, gifted, and powerful." Ernest Eugene Newton II, the son of the late Ernest Eugene Newton, Sr. and Catherine Newton, was born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. His parents relocated to Connecticut when he was very young. Ernest grew up in Bridgeport, Connecticut and attended its public schools. He still resides in the city and teaches in the public school system. The third eldest of a family of seven, Ernest recalls that life was not easy after the death of his father. Mrs. Newton's love and devotion to her family managed to keep them together. They lived in a ghetto-type area, which Ernest now represents as Alderman. As a child, he realized the need for role-models; there were few, if any — even in a city as large as Bridgeport. So

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Brother Ernest Newton II many young people had turned to drugs or had dropped out of school. Ernest's life is an example that you can be what you want to be — with time, patience, hard work and a strong mind. Not until his senior year at Warren Harding High School did Emest decide to go to college. He chose a small historically Black university in the South, Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Why a Black college? Ernest had never attended a predominately Black school and he felt that something was missing in his life. The opportunity to learn from Black instructors, while experiencing what college life was all about, is what really intrigued him. Continued on Page 28 27


FOCUS Continued from Page 27 While in college, Ernest served as senior class representative to the Student Government Association. He also encouraged a group of men who shared the inner emotions which he felt. Being second wasn't good enough for this group — they had to be the best. They were the men of Alpha Phi Alpha; and Ernest saw everything that he stood for in this Fraternity. Many outstanding giants were among its membership, so he decided to make the commitment by pledging in the fall of 1975. After completing this endeavor he realized that pledging had prepared him to face whatever obstacles he might encounter. Later, Ernest became Vice President of Beta Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in music, he applied for a recruting position at Winston-Salem State University. Refused because he lacked experience, he felt very discouraged. He then applied for many jobs in the area with no success. After six months had gone by and discussing his situation with a few Fraternity Brothers, he decided to return to Bridgeport. Upon his return Ernest became a substitute teacher in the public school system. After one year Ernest gained his present job as a music teacher. Currently he is enrolled in the Masters Program in Education at the University of Bridgeport. It was during his substitute teaching days that Ernest again realized the need for black role-models within the ghetto areas. He began to get involved in many civic and local organizations to develop insight on how role-models should be portrayed for the black youths of today. He became the third vice president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). In addition, he served on many Board of Director's in the community in which he grew up. He became involved in politics, feeling that the minority community, especially the Blacks, were misrepresented. His opportunity to help revitalize the community and its potential was displayed through his work in the campaign of Ms. Margaret E. Morton — elected the first black State Senator in Connecticut. After her successful election, Ernest decided to run for public office at the local level. He is now the president of the Common Council in the city of Bridgeport — the first black and the youngest (25 years old) by charter to have been elected to that position in the history of Connecticut. As president, Mr. Newton foresees many changes. He hopes to get more young minorities involved in local government; to bring businesses and industry into the Bridgeport area to increase employment opportunities; to increase housing for senior citizens; and to add police protection to make the city a safer place to live. He also hopes to add minority representation within the city employment. With the devotion, leadership and determination of our new President, the question now becomes "a black Mayor in Bridgeport, why not?"

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The new Council Chief meets with Mayor Leonard Paeoletta of Bridgeport in City Hall.

"It was during his substitute teaching days that Ernest again realized the need for black rolemodels within the ghetto areas. He began to get involved in many civic and local organizations to develop insight on how role-models should be portrayed for the black youths of today." The Sphinx /Summer 1982


ALPHA ATHLET The Greek concept of a well-developed body coupled with an active mind equalling a total person is alive and well in Alpha. Following the example set by Brother Paul Robeson more than 60 years ago are five Alpha men in the Greater Los Angeles area. These Brothers personify the scholar-athlete model long revered in America and Alpha. Alpha Delta Chapter at USC has seen two of its members excel as members of the Trojan's track team. Brother KENNY HAYES earned his Bachelor's degree in June 1981. While a Trojan, Brother Hayes long jumped more than 26 feet and triple jumped more than 53 feet. With his newly earned degree, Brother Hayes has embarked on a career in communications. Brother BERT JOHNSON continued on the USC track team as its premier pole vaulter. The senior jumper made normal progress toward his degree and added college graduation to his list of accomplishments in 1982. Iota Psi Chapter at California Polytechnic University at Pomona was especially proud of Brother ERIC HAMLIN. During the 198081 b a s k e t b a l l season, Brother Hamlin captained the N C A A Division II Broncos to a conference championship. Although N C A A probation sanctions precluded the Broncos from participating in post-session play, the achievements of the t e a m a n d Brother Hamlin were in no way diminished. The selection of Brother Hamlin to serve as basketball captain was a singular honor in his college career. With his athletic eligibility completed, Brother Hamlin The S p h i n x / S u m m e r 1982

Eric Hamlin, at foul line, captained the Cal-Poly Broncos to an NCAA Division II conference championship is currently completing requirements for a degree in physical education. Eta Pi Lambda Chapter in Pasadena boasts two world class athletes w h o are now distinguishing themselves in their careers. Brother T O M M Y L. WHITE was a high hurdler w h o ran a best of 13.3 during his career. He competed on numerous U.S. National Teams during his days of competition. Brother White, a neophyte in Alpha, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Yankton (South Dakota) College. He also holds Master's degrees from the University of South Dakota and California State University at Northridge. Brother White then went on to earn two Doctor of Phil-

osophy degrees from the U n i v e r s i t y of S o u t h e r n California in educational psychology and clinical psychology. Brother White is currently a professor at California State University at Northridge a n d a p r a c t i c i n g clinical psychologist. Brother JAMES BUTTS made Olympic history in 1976 at Montreal by winning the Silver Medal in the triple jump. Brother Butts' feat earned the first medal ever won by an American in his event in the modern Olympic games. He is also a former American record holder in the jump with a best leap of 56-6 3 /4. Although Brother Butts insists that he'll be back for the 1984 Olympic games,

his attentions are n o w in other directions. The 1974 graduate of UCLA is presently pursuing a career as a fire fighter. These five Brothers, like so many other Alphamen, have not lost sight of their fundamental obligation. While it would be easy for each of them to rest on their athletic laurels, none has. Three of the aforementioned B r o t h e r s reached w o r l d class levels in their athletic efforts but all three earned their college degree and each is now distinguishing himself in his chosen career fields. This is the mandate of Alpha and the model each Alpha Brother must reflect in his daily life.

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The tenure of Brother Clinton Minnis, Regional Vice-President - Alpha West, has been one of excitement and fulfillment as the Western Region has moved onward and upward towards the light of Alpha and to excellence in performance. T h e year 1979 saw the beginning of a tremendous start as Brothers from across the region gathered in Los Angeles for the first of several major Leadership Conferences which were to occur in the ensuing years. Brother Minnis w a s ably assisted by Brother Terry Brown, Assistant Regional VicePresident. Brother Minnis stressed that "our chapters must commit themselves to more detailed planning in order to increase their effectiveness." With that Brother Minnis distributed the Western Region H a n d b o o k which contained all of the things necessary for a chapter to be in concordance with regional and national policy. The Second Annual Spirit Conference was held in P o m o n a , California and included: "Operation Think T a n k " at which Brothers helped to develop base line data on the needs of our great Fraternity; a public Smoker at which Brother Rudy Barbee, Congressional Liaison to Congressman Jim Lloyd and a charter member of Iota Psi, addressed the guests with an inspiring speech concerning becoming aware and involved in y o u r community; and a series of workshops conducted by Brothers from throughout the region. We also had several honored guests including Brother Darryl M a t h e w s , Assistant Executive Secretary; Brother James (Tiny) Blanton, Executive Secretary; and Brother Ozell Sutton, Southern Regional Vice-President. The*-special guest for "March" demonstration this year was Brother C o n a n Reynolds of North Texas State University. The Spirit Conference was held from N o v e m b e r 8-11, 1979. The Brothers in San Diego gave a w a r m fraternal reception to Brother James R. Williams, General President, during his visit in N o v e m b e r of 1979. The Regional Raffle was initiated this year and many chapters went on to earn profits both for the chapter as well as the Western Region. The Million Dollar Campaign, which was ably managed by Brother Minnis prior to his elevation to the vice-presidency, was taken over by Brother Rogernald Jackson and the West proved itself to be the trendsetter of the Fraternity — far exceeding its goals in pledges and monies actually received. T h e Regional Convention was held

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ONWARD AND UPWARD TOWARD THE LIGHT in Albuquerque, New Mexico and over 500 high school youth participated in the Youth Development Program. The program was received enthusiastically by all in attendance and the corresponding Job Fair was an outstanding success.

Darryl Freeman (Eastern Region AVP), conducted the "March" w o r k s h o p in a highly professional m a n n e r . T h e Western Region was honored this year by the appearance of Brother A n d r e w Young w h o spoke at several universities and was hosted by the Brothers at each campus. The programs and mandates of the Western Region were again outlined by Brother Minnis and they included the following priorities: 1) T h e Million Dollar Fund Drive — completion and expansion, 2) The Model Pledge P r o gram — reinforcement and adoption by chapters throughout the region, 3) The Business Encouragement P r o gram — expansion and implementation by all chapters, 4) The International Relations Program — implementation by all chapters, 5) The Communication Service and Education Program, which includes career educa-

Past General President Raymond Cannon (second from right) with Western leaders. Shown, from left, are Brother Bernard Brown; Western Assistant Vice President Bennie Brown; and Western Vice President Clinton Minnis. tion, tutoring, leadership developIn January of 1980, the Western m e n t , a n d c o m m u n i c a t i o n skills Region presented its program at the development, 6) Development of a Board of Directors' Meeting held in Housing Manual and to obtain House O c h o Rios, Jamaica and Beta Psi Lambda and Eta Pi Lambda assisted in in the Region by 1981, 7) Reorganizahelping College Brothers to attend this tion of Regional Resources — decenmeeting, as well as the Director of Coltralization, 8) Fundraising — continualege Brothers' Affairs. tion of the regional raffle program, and 9) Interfacing with all national The second year of the plan saw a merging of the Leadership and Spirit programs. Conference into one entity and the Friday evening, December 5, 1980, focus w a s on International Affairs. at the A m b a s s a d o r Hotel in Los This conference, held O c t o b e r 17, 1980 Angeles, nine college chapters and had multiple sponsors which included alumni chapters gathered for the first the Office of the Western Region, Eta cooperative Founders' D a y Program Pi Lambda of Pasadena, and Cal Poly held in the southern part of the region. P o m o n a — Iota Psi Chapter. Brother It was a fantastic event well attended Julian Dixon, a member of the United and highly praised as the Brothers States Congress, keynoted the opening heard a stirring speech by the Rev. of the confab. Special guest, Brother Continued on next page The Sphinx/ Summer 1982


Continued from Page 30 H. O. Hardy, Pastor of the Cosmopolitan Church, Chicago, Illinois. This program developed by Brother Bernard Brown, was outstanding. Following on the heels of this program was the Regional Convention which was held in Los Angeles in April of 1981. The theme was "Changing Careers to Challenge the '80's." Through the enthusiastic participation of the Brothers and the outstanding planning of the host chapter, Iota Zeta Lambda, the Regional Convention was among the best ever held in the Western Region. Around the region many outstanding activities were interfaced between the region and the chapter. Several of these included: A re-creation of the First Menu Banquet at Nu Chi Chapter, University of the Pacific; Mini Conferences were held in Spokane, Washing-

ALPHA WEST 1979-82 Newsletter. Brother Simmons, who had served as the President of the Iota Psi Chapter (Cal Poly - Pomona) prior to becoming Assistant Vice-President, was instrumental in establishing chapters at UC-Irvine, Hayward State, University of New Mexico, and San Francisco State. Also established as chapters were alumni chapters in Cheney and Richland, Washington.

Western delegation to 1980 Leadership Conference in Jamaica (left to right) Brothers Minnis, Terry Brown, Donald Simmons and Norman Towels. ton and Richmond, Virginia; Eta Pi Lambda, Pasadena, California held an outstanding Business Encouragement Seminar co-hosted with the Parsons Company which brought together some 150 high school youth in a Career-oriented Seminar; the Model Pledge Program was instituted throughout the region and served as a forerunner to the Standing Orders. In addition, San Jose State not only had a successful Greek show and mini conference, but was runner-up in the national awards competition. Brother Donald Simmons, Assistant Regional Vice-President, made his mark as one of the most outstanding regional officers ever as he served in the dual role of Assistant Vice-President and first Editor of the Regional The Sphinx /Summer 1982

The hectic pace of events continued during the third year of Brother Minnis' term as activities were kicked off with a Leadership Brunch held at the Officers Club in Los Angeles. The Spirit Conference was held in Phoenix, Arizona and the Brothers of both Mu Eta and Delta Tau Lambda exhibited a hospitality that is appreciated warmly by all of the Brothers here in the West. The enthusiasm and excellence in planning that was accomplished by the Brothers in Phoenix. Brother Gerald Richards, a law student in Phoenix, conducted the "March" workshop which was very demanding, but well coordinated. The pride of the Western Region this year has been the acquiring of the first Black Fraternity House on Fraternity

Row in the history of the University of Southern California. It also was the first Alpha House in recent times that could be utilized by all of the brotherhood. The Brothers of Alpha Delta reside in the house and the proctor is Brother Michael Roberts of Mu Sigma Lambda (Culver City). A Leadership Workshop was held by Brother Ozell Sutton at the Alpha House which was well received by all. Another outstanding activity held at the house was the Leadership Institute Conference which brought together 40 outstanding high school students from throughout Los Angeles for leadership workshops. This event, conducted by the Regional Administrative Assistant, Brother Donald Simmons, was extremely dynamic. The Regional Convention was held in Fresno, California and represented one of the best "working conventions" that we have had in the West in many years. Brother Raymond Cannon, the first Editor-to-the-Sphmx and former General President of Alpha Phi Alpha, celebrated his 83th birthday and many Brothers from throughout the region were there to make the celebration a success. Finally, the Brothers of the Los Angeles area have been working tirelessly to make the 1982 National Convention a success. Under the direction of Brother William Daly, Convention Chairman, the planning of the convention which has eleven undergraduate and graduate chapters as host has been a yeoman's job indeed. Brother Sutton, General President, has indicated that this convention is dedicated to the College Brothers and to that end several items have been added to the format to make the convention attractive. Brother Towels (College Brothers Affairs) has worked to see that the Stomp Contest/Miss Black and Gold Contest/and basketball tournaments will be representative and interesting to both the participants and the Brotherhood and their guests. It is not possible to identify all of the hundreds of activities that have occurred in the region throughout the last two years, nor to be able to mention all of the Brothers who have contributed their time and energy to make these past three years a joy to serve as your Vice-President, but let it be known both far and wide that Goodwill is the Monarch of this House and we are definitely striving towards the light and to excellence in performance. 31


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In 1956, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity met in Buffalo, New York to celebrate its 50th Anniversary C o n v e n t i o n . Minorities throughout the country were in an "intense struggle for equality and justice." Brother T h o m a s R. Hunt, Eastern Regional Vice President, in his message to the brotherhood said that "the issues and problems may be different, but the goals are the same today as they were twenty-five years a g o . "

Brother Hunt presents award to Brother Darwin Davis (left) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; who addressed the Public Program. The theme for this 1982 Regional Convention was "The Struggle Continues." All speakers during the convention made a special point to say that the struggle continues in more areas today than it did twenty-five years ago. Brother Ozell Sutton, the General President, stated that "there is no question but that the nation is moving far beyond budgetary concerns toward a complete change in America's commitment to equal opportunity." The Sphinx/ Summer 1982

Eastern Vice President Thomas R. Hunt (left) poses with predecessors William Decker Clarke (center) and H. Gray Gillem (left) at the region's 50th convention. Brother William Allen Boyd III indicated that even though '"The Struggle Continues,' we must have conviction that Alpha can and will make significant contributions in the future, with a commitment to excellence." Brother James B. Blanton, the Executive Secretary, in a "Cause for Reflection" stated that "an institution comes into being because it has something of great value to contribute to society. It only exists as long as it adheres to its original design and continues to makeits influence for good felt in society." With the theme of the Golden Anniversary in the back of his mind, he stated that "as we hold our deliberations and chart the course of the future, we should think of our personal responsibility in translating the principles of Alpha into life as a means of keeping alive within the hearts of men those important elements of character which elevate the spiritual over the material and make victorious the noble over the ignoble." If we d o this, then "we give to posterity that which is a priceless treasure . . . unselfish service to all mankind throughout the w o r l d . " It was recommended that as we go forth from the 50th Regional Convention "animated by one desire . . . that is to make the principles and ideals of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity a model for all mankind to live by in a c o m m u nity where 'The Struggle Continues.'" The Life Membership Breakfast is always a high priority choice for the

Brothers, especially when Brother Ryle Bell is on the program. There seems to be no end when Brother Bell begins to tell his adult stories to the brotherhood. The guest speaker for the Life Membership Breakfast was Brother Kirk Bowen. Brother Bowen was initiated into Zeta Eta Chapter in the spring of 1978. He is the Chapter's Chairman of the Fraternity House Committee and Finance Committee, and 2nd term President, and Vice-Chairman of the Alpha Phi Alpha Building Foundation, Inc. Brother Kirk Bowen was also elected the Assistant Regional Vice President at the 50th Regional Anniversary Convention. Prior to the Golden Anniversary Convention Formal Banquet held in Buffalo on April 17, 1982, the A w a r d s Committee was kept rather busy checking, rechecking, and inspecting all of the displays that the chapters had sent or brought to the convention. After about 10 hours of working without stopping, the A w a r d s C o m m i t t e e announced the following awards to the guests assembled at the Formal Banquet: 1) College Brother of the Year: Brother Ronald T h o m a s of Beta G a m m a Chapter, Virginia State College; 2) College Chapter of the Year: Theta Zeta Chapter of D a r t m o u t h College in Hanover, New Hampshire; 3) Alumni Brother of the Year: Brother Randy Williams of Kappa Epsilon Lambda Continued on Page 34 33


Continued from Page 33 Chapter in Landover, Maryland; 4) Alumni Chapter of the Year: Theta Rho Lambda Chapter of Arlington, Virginia; 5) Alpha Award of Merit: Brother James Pierce of Theta Rho Lambda Chapter, Arlington, Virginia; 6) District Award: District VII (Virginia). Special honors were given to Brothers Vantuyl Levy, Walter B. Holland and Charles T. Lunsford for outstanding contributions and services to the field of dentistry and medicine in their respective communities. Brother Lunsford was initiated into Alpha in 1910. He has practiced medicine for seventy-two years in Rochester, New York. The menu for the banquet was the same menu served fifty years ago in Washington, D.C. when Beta and Mu Lambda Chapters hosted the first Eastern Regional Convention in 1932. Brother Earl Pree, a special guest at the head table in Buffalo, was also in attendance at the first banquet held by the Eastern Region in Washington, D.C. in 1932.

Midwest holds 50th meet in Milwaukee by Mark E. Russell

Brothers exchange grip in Milwaukee. The men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity gathered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from April 15-18 to celebrate the 50th Midwestern Regional Convention. The host chapters, Delta Chi Lambda, 34

Enjoying lunch at the Milwaukee Regional are (l-r): Midwestern Vice President Jimmie Buford; General President Sutton; and, Past General President Lionel Newsom. along with the state chapters of Wisconsin, paved the way for a successful endeavor. The Milwaukee Hyatt Regency served as the convention site and Brother William Finlayson, M.D., Convention Chairman, served the brotherhood in a praiseworthy manner. "Renewing the Bond of Brotherhood, Past Goals - Future Progress" served as a fitting theme for Alpha Midwest, the spiritual and physical home of the greatest Fraternity in the world. Under the directorship of Brother Jimmie L. Buford, Vice President, and Assistant Vice President Gregory G. French, the college and graduate chapters came together to exchange ideas and receive awards. The Brothers conducted business as usual; however, there was a special workshop on the ritual, led by Brother Thomas D. Pawley III. At the College Brothers Caucus funds were collected in honor of a plaque to be presented to Brother Buford at the 76th Anniversary Convention. It is in honor of his loyalty and dedication to the College Brothers. Thanks go to Brother Buford from all of Alpha Midwest. During the Public Program, Brother Bernard Benn stimulated the audience's interest with details about the budget and its relation to Alphadom. The race for Assistant Midwestern Vice President was a two-way race between Brother Bethel Williamson, Alpha Nu Chapter, Drake University, and Brother James Cary, Pi Chapter, Cleveland State University. In a close battle, Brother Cary prevailed as Midwestern Assistant Vice President-Elect. Brother Wayne Embry, General Manager of the Milwaukee Bucks, was the keynote speaker at the Fraternal Life Membership Banquet. He related to the Brothers his experience and involvement with professional basketball as a player and manager. Also, an array of committee meetings and programs held the Brothers' interest exceedingly well. The College Brothers Luncheon was, without a doubt, uplift-

ing and inspiring. Speaker Jay Johnson's comments concerned unity and the forsaking of diversions that further divide the brotherhood. His remarks were an incentive to every Brother in attendance. The luncheon also provided a chance for the Brothers to hear from the two candidates for the general presidency of Alpha Phi Alpha. They are Brother Dr. Thomas D. Pawley III and General President, Brother Ozell Sutton. On Friday night the Brothers and guests were mesmerized by eight extremely talented young ladies who participated in the Miss Black and Gold Pageant. The winner was Cheryl Pearson. Cheryl is from Ft. Wayne, Indiana and attends Purdue University Her major is Public Relations and she aspires toward a career as a press agent. After the pageant, the Brothers immediately proceeded to Marquette University for the step show and dance. The entire ballroom was ecstatic as an historic event in Alpha Midwest materialized. Graduate chapter Alpha Rho Lambda of Columbus, Ohio won the step show against competition including 11 undergraduate chapters throughout the midwest. The Black and Gold Banquet and Ball was a perfect ending for an exciting and informative convention weekend. Nu Rho undergraduate chapter, located in Chicago, Illinois, was a double winner. They received the Academic Award along with College Chapter of the Year. Brother Thomas B. Shropshire received the Community Service Award. Brother Shropshire, who is Vice President of Miller Brewing Company, made timely remarks to all assembled. Congratulations to all the winners in the Midwestern Region and to those responsible for the success of Alpha Midwest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. However, my Brothers, it is time to begin preparations because "Dayton is the place to be in '83." The Sphinx/Summer 1982


"Alpha South" convenes regional convention in Columbia, S.C. by Joseph Hey ward

report, he emphasized the responsibilities and duties of Brothers w h o are responsible for forms, applications and other paperwork. Brother Blanton also brought information on the General Convention (Los Angeles) and the Education Foundation activities. The "New Alpha Thrust" was discussed by Brother Walter Sullivan and emphasis was placed on our impact on today's youth through the p r o g r a m .

The Southern Region — in convention assembled — April 8-11, 1982, Columbia, South Carolina. Columbia, South Carolina (Carolina Inn) was the official site for the 1982 Southern Regional Convention, April 8-11, 1982. A p p r o x i m a t e l y 450 Brothers, wives/guests and children converged at the convention site which was hosted by Alpha Psi Lambda and Theta Nu Chapters. The convention activities, which were well planned, afforded all persons in attendance a time for business as well as a time for enjoyment. The Alpha South Sing-A-Along that begins and sets the tone for the convention was held with Brother J. C. Rawls substituting for the Director of Music, Brother T r o y McCall (stricken by illness). Because of the untiring service of Brother McCall, the convention was dedicated in his honor. T h e Southern Region, noted for its orators, heard Vice President W . Mingo Clark give the Public Session a d d r e s s ; General President Ozell Sutton give the Fraternal Luncheon Address; and Assistant Vice President John Mims at the College Brothers Luncheon. These Brothers addressed their remarks to the national theme, "Securing the Future: A Continuing Effort." Brothers, wives and guests were challenged to continue efforts to make life better for ourselves as well as pave a better path for our children in the future. General President Sutton said, "Alphas throughout this nation must reassess their values in this struggle for equal opportunity under the law. We must teach our future generation of blacks of the struggling experiences." Vice President Clark, addressing those assembled, stated, " O u r program The S p h i n x / S u m m e r 1982

must have an agenda which will include seminars on voter education, economic development and public health. We must take leadership and speak out against any efforts by public officials to reduce the levels of funding falling into the areas of public education and community development."

Brother Peter Felder (right) with his daughter, Persephone — the South's Miss Black and Gold. T w o Brothers presented themselves as candidates for the office of Southern Assistant Vice President. They were Brother A n t h o n y Hightower, Alpha Phi Chapter, Clark College (Atlanta, GA) and Brother Moses Boyd, President of Theta Nu Chapter, University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC). Brother Hightower was the eventual winner. Executive Secretary James Blanton was in attendance and during his

College Brothers, always an active part of the convention, held their assembly. The topic for discussion, "Greek Collaboration Conferences," included the following sub-topics: 1) Time Table of Events, 2) Areas of Responsibilities, and 3) Sample Agenda. The Ms. Black and Gold Contest, a convention highlight, was an elaborate and entertaining event with seven of the prettiest and most talented young ladies competing for the title of M s . Black and Gold — Alpha South. The overflow audience witnessed one of the best pageants in Alpha South's history as Ms. Persephone Felder — Ms. South Carolina Black and Gold — w o n the title. Ms. Felder represented Beta Delta Chapter (South Carolina State College). Committee reports were received from committee chairmen. Certain reports bear some recognition here. 1) The Constitution Committee reviewed the proposed a m e n d m e n t s to the General Constitution and the convention went on record in support of [1] General Conventions every other year, and [2] increase life membership fee to $750.00; 2) Reclamation Committee indicated 218 Brothers reclaimed; 3) Time and Place reported that the 1983 Regional Convention is in Gainesville, Florida during the fourth weekend in March. The formal A w a r d s Banquet, which culminates the official activities of the convention, was a time of great apprehension on the part of the Brothers and chapters competing for awards. Brother Gus Witherspoon, State Director of North Carolina, received the certificate for the state with the highest percentage Continued on next page 35


Continued from Page 35 of reclaimed Brothers. Theta Nu Chapter (USC) won the Basketball Tournament with Delta PHi (Jackson State) as runner-up. Kappa Alpha Chapter (UA) won the Stepping Contest with Nu Zeta Chapter (Western Carolina University) as

runner-up. Awards Committee Chairman, Brother Frank Gilbert, gave the rationale for the most cherished awards of all. The winners that will represent Alpha South in Los Angeles are as follows: College Brother of the Year (Ennis Fant, Theta Nu, SC); Alumni Brother

of the Year (Earnest Palmer, Delta Phi Lambda, AL); College Chapter of the Year (Kappa Alpha, AL); Alumni Chapter of the Year (Beta Beta Lambda, FL); State Director of the Year Award (Wiley Jones, MS); and Vice Presidential Awards (Wiley Henderson, AL and A. M. Witherspoon, NC).

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co-hosted by the state's oldest chapter. cival Roberts and Sherwin Harvey were presented as candidates for the position of Assistant Vice President for the Southwestern Region. Following the vote, Brother Harvey was elected as the Assistant Vice President for 1982-83 and will take office officially at the 1982 convention in Los Angeles. Brother Joseph York of Eta Gamma Chapter at Prairie View A&M University was the banquet speaker. He was followed by Brother Matt Dawson of Alpha Eta Lambda Chapter of Houston, Texas. Brother York's presentation, which was well received, focused on the "Reality of a Dream" and alluded to "The Dream" as presented in the speech delivered by the late Brother Martin Luther King, Jr. during the Civil Rights March on Washington. Following the speakers, Brother Robert Harris, Awards Committee Chairman, gave his committee report. The following awards were presented: 1) Outstanding College Brother: Brother Derrick Warren, Beta Sigma Chapter, Southern University; 2) Outstanding Alumni Brother: Brother Adrian Walker, Zeta Psi Lambda, Lake Charles, Louisiana; 3) Outstanding College Chapter (renamed the A. Maceo Smith Award in honor of past General President A. Maceo Smith for his outstanding leadership): Eta Gamma Chapter, Prairie View A&M University; 4) Outstanding Alumni Chapter: Delta Continued on Page 37 The Sphinx/Summer 1982


Continued from Page 36 Rho Lambda Chapter, San Antonio, Texas; 5) Henry Arthur Callis Award (College Brother with highest Grade Point Average): Brother Ronald L. Morgan, Eta Gamma Chapter, Prairie View A&M University; 6) W.E.B. Dubois Award (Chapter with highest Grade Point Average): Eta Gamma Chapter, Prairie View A&M University; 7) Outstanding Chapter Advisor: Brother Frederick V. Roberts, Esq., Eta Gamma Chapter, PVAMU; 8) Trophies and plaques were presented to the winners of the Golf, Basketball, Scrapbook and Stomp Competitions. The banquet closed with the singing of the Fraternity Hymn, followed by the taking of state and convention pictures and the Formal Dance. On Sunday, April 11, 1982, the Board of Directors met with Brother Carreathers presiding. At this meeting comments and recommendations were received on the convention and for improvement on the 1983 Regional Convention, respectively. Brother Walter Walker, Chairman of the Host Committee for the 1983 convention scheduled for Shreveport, Louisiana, thanked the Brothers for their input and stated

Taking over the floor — with the "Alpha Spirit' that he would do his best to incorporate the ideas in his overall planning. Brother Carreathers thanked the Brothers for their support and added that his future plans for the Region and the Regional Convention included but were not limited to: 1) implement more meaningful programs, particularly for the College Brothers to take part, such as Debating Contests, Public Speaking, Interviewing Techniques, etc.; 2) Regional Workshops on Chapter and

Brotherhood Leadership Development; and 3) Improved Communication. In summary, the 1982 Regional Convention was a success, primarily because the College Brothers really participated in the Affairs of Alpha — both social and business. It is the region's plan to implement the Miss Black and Gold Pageant at the 1983 convention and to continue in its efforts to complete the Regional Pledge to the Million Dollar Fund Program.

Fresno is site of 34th Western Convention by Norman Towels Nestled in the lovely wine growing region of California is Fresno, California, site of the 34th Annual Western Regional Convention of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. April 8, 1982 heralded the opening of the three day conference which was to prove to be one of the most effective working conventions that we have had in many years. Brother Clinton Minnis, Regional Vice President, kicked off the convention proceedings with a State of the Region Leadership Meeting and Luncheon, and input was received from attending Brothers as to ways to make the convention successful. The first public session was well received with a welcome from the Mayor Pro-Tempore of Fresno, Mr. Joe Williams, who not only extended greetings, but also proclaimed Brother Minnis as the Honorary Mayor of Fresno. Brother William Day, Convention Chairman, then welcomed and recognized the many civic, religious, The Sphinx/Summer 1982

Undergraduates at the Western convention in Fresno and service groups in the Fresno community who helped to make this convention a success. Brother Day also introduced the host chapters — the Brothers of Iota Nu Lambda, and the Brothers of Epsilon Beta (Fresno State). Following the Public Session the first General Session was convened by Brother C. L. Minnis. The minutes of the 33rd convention were adopted, standing committees were appointed, and regional officer reports were received. Concluding the first General Session, Brother Minnis set the tone of the convention by challenging each committee chairperson to strive for excellence. Brother Bennie Brown,

Regional Assistant Vice President, and Brother Dr. Norman Towels, Director of College Brothers Affairs, then conducted the College Brothers Caucus at which Brothers discussed issues relative to chapter management. Thursday evening completed a packed days' activity with a dynamic reclamation roundtable smoker conducted under the capable leadership of Brother Donald Simmons, Past Assistant Vice President of the Western Region. On Friday morning many Brothers topped off a late evening's work with an early morning reveille. The golf and tennis tournaments began at 6:00 a.m. Continued on Page 38 37


Continued from Page 37 A "Youth Information Workshop" was presented, which was followed by the Community Awareness Luncheon. Brother Dr. Felix Goodwin, Area Director for Arizona, Nevada, and Utah gave a very informative speech on the development of Black Business. Following the Community Awareness Luncheon, Brother James (Tiny) Blanton, Executive Secretary, was introduced and he presented the Alpha Thrust Program developed by Brother Ozell Sutton, General President, and then he answered questions concerning the operations of the National Office. The Second General Session was convened following the report of the Executive Secretary by Brother Clinton

Leaders in the West: (left to right) Northern California Director Joe Thomas; Arizona Utah - Nevada Director Felix Goodwin; Past Western Vice President Grandvel Jackson; and, Brother Vernon Johnson.

Western Vice President Clinton L. Minnis delivers a "State of the Region" address to convention delegates. Minnis, Regional Vice President. The Memorial Service was conducted by Brother Father Taylor and Brother Clifford Basfield, at which time Brothers gave reverence to the departed Alphas who will be sorely missed for their good deeds. Routine reports and announcements were then given and the session was adjourned. For most Brothers, however, the day was just beginning. Immediately following the second general session the activities of the evening followed fast and furious. First the Regional Basketball Tournament was held with Xi Pi of Hayward State, Hayward, California winning a thriller over Alpha Xi, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. Delbert Richardson of Alpha Xi won the Most Valuable Player Award. Then the first annual Miss Black and Gold Contest was held among much apprenhension and wonder as to its success and reception by the Brothers and their guests. However, Brother Keith Green, Past Southern Assistant Vice President and current Engineering student at Cal Poly Pomona, not only was superb in his overall coordination of the contest, but — with the admirable assistance of his chapter Brother, 38

Shawn Gillespie — put on a splendid program which was enthusiastically received by all in attendance. In a close contest, Miss Black and Gold was selected from among five beauties with Ms. Fresno State edging Ms. Cal Poly Pomona. Still the day was not an end. The college Brothers held their annual Stomp Contest at the All-Greek Dance Friday evening. A spectacular exhibition was put on by the participating Brothers, with Epsilon Mu (San Jose State) narrowly defeating Xi Pi (Hayward State) for the honor of representing the West at the National Competition which will be held at the General Convention in Los Angeles, August 6-11, 1982. Saturday, the convention activities began with the traditional Life Membership Breakfast, which was followed by the 3rd General Session. The presiding officer, Brother Dr. Norman Towels, received the reports of the regional officers — which included a panel discussion from the Housing Director, Brother Charles Lewis, the reports of the Recommendations and Constitution Committee, and the report of the regional fund-raiser. Following the third general session the College Brothers Luncheon was held with Brother Bennie Brown, Assistant Vice President, presiding. He introduced Brother Brian Conley, President of Xi Pi Chapter, Cal State Hayward, who challenged the Brothers to seek out the future — now! Mrs. C. Craig, convention hostess, then presented an outstanding Fashion Show for the benefit of the Brothers and guests.

Brother G. Bernard Brown, Southern California Area Director, received the report from the Director of College Brothers Affairs, and conducted the election for Assistant Vice President. The candidates were Brother John Wilson (Eta Sigma, San Diego), Brother Craig Norman (Iota Psi, Cal Poly Pomona), and Brother Oscar Cosby (Alpha Delta, USC). In the runoff election Brother Oscar Cosby prevailed over Brother Craig Norman. The stage was now set for the reception followed by the Formal Banquet and awards presentations. Brother Clinton Minnis, Vice President, presided over the banquet and indicated that "never before in the history of our region have we been able to go so far with so little. We have set obtainable goals and have met our objectives." Brother Towels, Awards Chairman, and Brother Bennie Brown, Assistant Vice President, presented the major awards to the College and Alumni Chapter and Brothers of the Year. The winners were Brother Ozel Brazil (Alumni), Brother Brian Conley (College), Eta Sigma - San Diego (College) and Iota Zeta Lambda - Compton (Alumni). The evening concluded with the Alpha Dance and another fun-filled, work-packed, fraternal rededication convention was officially at an end. It was now time to go home and rest, work, and plan for the upcoming General Convention and, naturally, to work towards the next regional — the 35th — to be held in San Diego, California; to be of course, the best ever! The Sphinx/Summer 1982


Brother Samuel T. Calloway Brother SAMUEL T. CALLOWAY is the "Man of the Season" representing Beta O m i c r o n Lambda in this issue as an "Alpha on the m o v e . " He received his B.S. degree from A l a b a m a State University, and his M . A . from Tuskegee Institute, in Administration. He received his Ed.D. degree in Educational Administration, Planning, and Curriculum Development from the University of A l a b a m a in 1976. Brother Calloway has worked himself up in education from classroom instructor to assistant principal, to principal of a high school; to administrative assistant in the Central Office, holding the latter post for 15 years. He is currently adjunct professor at Alabama State University's Mobile Center. He directs the Adult Education Program and the C o m m u n i t y Education Program for the Mobile C o u n t y Public School System, as representative for each. Dr. Calloway will surely "leave his footprints in the burning sands of time," in education.

Memphis State University Student G o v e r n m e n t Association President JEFFREY E. C A R S O N has been named the 1982 recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. H u m a n Rights A w a r d , the first student to receive the award in its six-year history. Carson received the award during a program in commemoration of the late Dr. King on April 12 at noon in the University Center Ballroom at MSU. Dr. Walter Walker, Jr., President of LeMoyne O w e n College, was the guest speaker. The award has been presented annually since 1976. Criteria for awarding the

h o n o r are consistent efforts for the betterment of human relations; advocation of non-violent means of social change, and an active role in expansion of civil, social and economic rights for persons w h o have been deprived of the full scope of those rights. Nominations for the 25-year-old MSU senior came from all segments of the university — students, administrators, staff and faculty — and from outside the university. A m o n g the reasons cited for his nomination were his activities in PUSH and the Big Brother/Big Sister program; his fair and respectful treatment of all persons with w h o m he has come in contact; his consistent efforts in uniting students of all colors and nationalities at MSU; and his efforts to have a special "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." section in the MSU Library established. Brother Carson entered MSU following his honorable discharge from the U.S. Marines. He has served as vice president of the College Republicans; as a senator in the SGA from the Fogelman College of Business and Economics, and later as SGA chief of staff, in addition to his current presidency of SGA; as a member of the University's Social Discipline C o m m i t tee; and as a delegate to the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL), among other organizations.

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as a pledge to the Kappa Upsilon Lambda Chapter in 1976. Brother Catlett is a graduate of New York University and earned his Master's degree from the State University of New York at Albany. He has attended courses at St. Lawrence University, State University of New York at New Paltz, Rutgers, and Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is a life member of Alpha Kappa Delta, Gamma Chapter. Brother Catlett has worked at various New York State Institutions for disadvantaged children. He was the first black administrative head of a State juvenile institution. He planned, organized and implemented rehabilitative programs for three institutions that won world-wide recognition for their innovative programs. While on loan to Job Corp at Battle Creek, Michigan to re-organize the Custer Job Corps Center, he was able to raise its rating from 36th to third in the nation. Additionally, Brother Catlett was sent to various states by H.E.W. to investigate and evaluate juvenile institutional programs. Brother Catlett is a life member of the NAACP and recipient of the Senior Citizen award for service in 1978. He is a life member of New York State Welfare Conference and a member of the Board. He was that organization's 75th anniversary honoree for outstanding work with youth. Brother Catlett has been active in community affairs, is a member of the Kiwanis and Men's University Clubs in Middletown. He has served on the Board of Directors of the YMCA, American Red Cross, New Yoxk Health Systems Agency, Mid-Hudson Boy Scouts, Orange County Mental Health Association, Region VI Welfare Conference, and Orange County Council of Community Agencies. He is married to the former Jeanne Dorsey of Omaha, Nebraska. They have two sons and four grandchildren.

The appointment of Brother J. MASON DAVIS as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Talladega College in Talladega, Alabama was recently announced by Dr. Joseph N. Gayles, Jr., President of the four-year liberal arts college. Founded in 1867, Talladega College was the first college opened to black students in Alabama. A Birmingham attorney, Brother 40

Davis was also honored by the Alabama Association of Colleges and Universities (AACU) for "Exemplary Dedication to Higher Education" (EDHE). Attorney Davis was presented the award at AACU's fourth annual appreciation and awards luncheon.

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Founded in 1978, AACU consists ot 15 public and private universities and colleges which have pledged to one another a cooperative approach to exploring their common problems and their collective potential. The institutions affiliated with AACU are Athens State College, Birmingham-Southern College, Judson College, Mobile College, Miles, Samford, University, Tuskegee Institute, University of Alabama, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Montevallo and Auburn University-Montgomery. Davis is a 1956 Tallaedga College graduate and a 1959 law school graduate from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the National Bar Association, the Alabama Bar Association and the Birmingham Bar Association. He holds fraternal membership in Alpha Phi Alpha and Sigma Pi Phi fraternities and is a member of the Masons, Elks and Pythians. Attorney Davis is married to the former June Carolyn Fox, a 1957 graduate of Talladega College. They are the parents of Karen and Julian Mason Davis III, a sophomore student at Talladega College.

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Brother ERWIN A. FRANCE, Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Palmer, France, Green & King, Ltd., a Chicago based land development and housing consultant organization, has been named a Commissioner of the Chicago Plan Commission by Mayor Jane M. Byrne and confirmed by the City Council. France was formerly Administrative Assistant to Mayor Richard J. Daley and Executive Director of the Hundred Million Dollar Model Cities Committee on Urban Opportunity, now Department of Human Services. He was also Chairman of Chicago's Community Development and Housing Coordinating Committee. He replaces John Moutoussamy, whose term expired, and will serve until January 25, 1986. As a housing expert, who has dealt with housing problems of all dimensions, locally and nationally, France says, "I'm delighted and pleased to have this opportunity to serve the people of Chicago. The responsibilities of the Chicago Plan Commission are far reaching. Its obligation to advise the City Council on all matters involving public land transactions and to administer the City's Lakefront Protection Ordinance places on my shoulders and those of my colleagues an important responsibility. I look forward to it." Brother France, a life member of the Fraternity, is active with Iota Delta Lambda Chapter in Chicago, where he serves as Program Chairman.

Brother LESLIE GRIFFIN, a life member of Epsilon Rho Lambda Chapter, Fayetteville, North Carolina, is truly an Alphaman extraordinaire! This characterization is justly earned and richly deserved as evidenced by his enviable record of personal accomplishments, the quality of his service and contributions in promoting the cause of Alpha, and his willingness to expend efforts in behalf of and for the benefit of his fellowmen. Brother Griffin was born and reared in Portsmouth, Virginia where he attended and graduated from the I.C. Norcum Senior High School in 1951. He subsequently matriculated at Norfolk State U. where he served as Editor of the College Year Book, President of the Student Council, and a member of that institution's Debating Team The Sphinx/Summer 1982


Brother Leslie Griffin (1951-52). In 1953 he transferred to Morgan State U. While at MSU, he was initiated into the Fraternity through Beta Alpha Chapter (1954); received the B.A. Degree in Political Science (1955); and earned an ROTC commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. Upon graduation he embarked upon a career in military service as an Air Defense Artillery Officer. During a 20-year tenure, he professionally distinguished himself in a variety of responsible leadership and staff positions abroad (Korea, Vietnam, Germany) and in the United States (Texas, Washington State, North Carolina). Despite the press of normal career obligations and having to meet frequent exigencies associated with military life, Brother Griffin still found time to continue active involvement in civic/ fraternal affairs and to improve himself both professionally and academically. While stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas (1965-68), he served as President of Theta Delta Lambda Chapter (1967-68) and played a major role in helping to charter and organize Zeta Kappa Chapter at the University of Texas, at El Paso, Texas (1966). During an assignment at Fort Bragg, North Carolina (1972-75), he served as a member on the Fort Bragg School Board. This Board exercised supervision over all on-post educational systems. In addition, he earned a Master's degree in Public Administration from North Carolina State University in 1973 and served as scoutmaster at Fort Bragg from 1973-1974. He retired from active duty in the grade of Major (1975) with numerous decorations and awards for meritorious performance and achievements. These included the Bronze Star, Air Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, and The Sphinx /Summer 1982

Army Commendation Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters. Brother Griffin currently resides in Fayetteville where he is the owner, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Cape Fear Financial Services, Inc. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a financial counseling and investment firm. In addition to successfuly establishing himself in a second career, he has devoted much time and effort to civic/education/fraternal activities. He has served as Secretary, ParentTeachers' Association of E. E. Smith Senior High School (1974-76); member, Business Encouragement Committee, General Convention of APA (1976-77); President, Epsilon Rho Lambda Chapter (1976-79); Chairman, Executive Committee, NC State Convention of Alphamen (1979-80); and Co-Chairman, Fayetteville City Schools Committee on High School Competency Examinations (1980). Presently, he served as a member of the Fayetteville City Schools Advisory Committee; Chairman, Business Encouragement Week Committee of Epsilon Rho Lambda Chapter; and holds membership on the following additional committees â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Pledge, Special Projects, Constitution and Bylaws, and Social. In recognition of his outstanding leadership, service, and tangible achievements, Brother Griffin was selected "Man of the Year" by Epsilon Rho Lambda Chapter in 1977 and again in 1981. He recently received the "Alumni Man of the Year" Award at the 1982 NC State Convention of Alphamen. Brother Griffin and his wife, Alma, are the parents of two children.

Brother E. WALKER JAMES, a native of Florence, South Carolina, has been named Seaside, California's Adult Citizen of the Year. Brother James currently resides in Seaside and is employed by the U.S. Civil Service. He became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha via the Kappa Alpha Lambda Chapter (Seaside) in 1981. It was no surprise to the Brothers of Kappa Alpha Lambda when Brother James was honored by the city. He is currently the President of the Citizens League For Progress; a member and past president of the Retired Men's Social Club; regional director of the California Association of Compensatory Education; a member of the Corn-

Brother E. Walker James munity Development Corporation of Seaside; and a curriculum cabinet member of the Monterey Unified School District. Brother James devotedly accepts more than his share of responsibility in these and other civic, community, and social activities. Brother James works just as diligently with the Fraternity. His energies and resources have been instrumental in the success of many chapter projects, to include raising and awarding a substantial scholarship to a deserving local high school graduate. Brother James is also a devoted husband and father. He is married to the former Miss Rosa lee Sharper of Columbia, S.C. They have three children: Kelvin, age 22; Brian R., age 20; and Kenneth M., age 17. They are members of the New Hope Baptist Church of Seaside. Brother James' enthusiasm and enlightening attitude is inspirational to us all. He is truly what Alpha is all about.

Brother MARK LEE, President of Eastern Michigan University's student body, has been selected as one of 60 semifinalists for a 1982-83 Johnson & Johnson Leadership Award through the United Negro College Fund. Lee, a senior from Southfield, was selected from a group of more than 900 applicants from throughout the United States. Brother Lee is a Business Administration major at EMU. He is a member of the university's 2550 Recruiting Club, the EMU chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and was co-chairman of the Humanitarian Day's planning committee. Also, Lee has served as a 41


member of the Student Senate for four years. Lee is the recipient of the Outstanding Leadership award of Delta Sigma Pi, professional business fraternity, and was selected as the "Hardest Working Brother" of Alpha's Epsilon Eta Chapter. Also, he won an award for having the highest grade point average in the chapter one year. Brother Lee is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Lee of 22902 Wrexford, Southfield.

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Brother Perry Murrell Brother PERRY MURRELL, member of Eta Tau Lambda Chapter, was recently selected as Young Man of the Year for the State of Ohio by the Ohio Jaycees. He was one of five selected. A few weeks before, he received the same award on a local basis from the Akron Jaycees. Brother Murrell is a member of the Girl Scout Council's Financial Development Task Force. Akron Mayor Roy Ray presented the Akron Jaycee's award at the 42nd annual awards banquet, held at the Tangier restaurant. Perry, 35, is an account executive with Ohio Bell. He lives in West Akron with his wife, Cookie, their son and daughter, who is a Girl Scout. The Ohio-wide Jaycee's honor was presented to Perry in mid-February in Canton. Perry, who was among dozens of Jaycee candidates from Ohio chapters, said he was truly honored to receive the award. Perry is involved in many civic activities, including the United Way and Alpha Phi Alpha Homes, Inc. He is a major in the Army Reserve and expects to receive his master's degree in

business administration in June from the University of Akron. In addition to the DSA award, Mr. Murrell was the recipient of the Alpha Phi Service to the Community Award in 1980 and the Akron Frontiers Emerging Leader Award in 1981.

Brother MICHAEL T. NETTLES is leading the pack in Tennessee when it comes to Alphas on the move. Brother Nettles is 26 years old, rather young for all that he has accomplished for Alpha and the field of Higher Education in these short years. Brother Nettles received his Ph.D. in Higher Education from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa along with two Master's degrees. At Iowa State, Brother Nettles was Resident Hall Director responsible for the operational phrases of a resident hall housing 700 students. After receiving his Ph.D., Brother Nettles went to work for the Tennessee Higher Education Commission as an academic affairs analyst. He was then promoted to Assistant Director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission in just one year. He is responsible for designing and executing major academic affairs projects in the areas of new program review, master planning, desegregation planning, performance funding, and low producing/marginal program review. Brother Nettles was awarded an $80,000 grant by the Ford Foundation to study the cause and effect of the drop out rate of black students in predominantly white institutions of higher learning. His studies have had extensive media coverage as the study developed in Tennessee. Many times Dr. Nettles has been on television news programs responding to allegations on the threat of non-support for minority programs at the state universities of Tennessee. Dr. Nettles has also been awarded a grant of $10,000 by the Southern Education Foundation of Atlanta to conduct research for six black colleges: Spelman, Fisk, LeMoyne-Owen, Xavier, Hampton and Benedict. Alpha activities by Brother Nettles are numerous. He was inducted into the Fraternity in July of 1976 in the graduate chapter of Alpha Mu Lambda at Knoxville, Tennessee. At Iowa State University Brother Nettles re-activated

Brother Michael T. Nettles the colony chapter with Drake University, starting new pledge lines and serving as campus advisor. Upon coming to Nashville, Tennessee, Brother Nettles joined Tau Lambda Chapter of our Fraternity where he serves as Vice President. He has actively had a pledge line every year bringing in more new Brothers to the chapter than ever before. He sponsored a 75th Luncheon Anniversary to raise funds for our scholarship foundation and reclaim non-active Brothers into the chapter. The luncheon brought in over 300 Brothers and raised $3,000 for our scholarship fund, more money than was ever raised in the chapter before. Past General President Walter Washington spoke at the affair. Brother Nettles lectures at Fisk University of Nashville on Political Science and does consultant work for the Research and Evaluation Association in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and the Institute for Services to Education in Washington, DC. He has also written six publications on Higher Education. Brother Nettles also serves as State Director of Tennessee and was awarded "Alpha Man of the Year" by Tau Lambda Chapter and State of Tennessee at the State Convention. He is married to Arie Quinn of Chattanooga. He is a member of the American Association of Higher Education, Phi Delta Kappa Honor Fraternity and Accrediting Team for the College Delegate Assembly of the Southern Association of Colleges and School. He actively works with the NAACP, National Urban League and is Chairman of the Parish Council of St. Vincent Church. There goes an Alpha man!!! The Sphinx/Summer 1982

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in New Delhi. He, his father, and his brother, Eric, are members of Theta Psi Lambda Chapter.

Brother Harold W. Patrick Brother H A R O L D W . PATRICK, President of Zeta Xi Lambda Chapter in Evanston, Illinois, has recently joined Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance C o m pany as regional group manager in Chicago. Patrick is responsible for all group insurance sales activity in the five-state area that comprises the Chicago region. Prior to joining the Hartford, C o n n e c t i c u t - b a s e d insurer, P a t r i c k began his insurance career in 1973, in the Actuarial Department of Connecticut General Insurance C o m p a n y . In 1978, he transferred to the Chicago G r o u p Sales Office of Connecticut General. Patrick is a honors graduate of H a m p t o n Institute, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics. In addition, he has completed parts I, II and III of the Society of Actuaries exam series. Patrick and his wife, Beatrice, and their daughter, Brooke, reside in Palatine, Illinois.

Brother WILLIAM M . PHILLIPS III, the son of Dr. and Mrs. W. M. Phillips, Jr. of Skillman, New Jersey, was recently appointed and confirmed as a member of the United States Foreign Service. Brother Phillips has received an assignment as Third Secretary, Political Officer, at the U.S. Embassy, New Delhi, India. A 1972 graduate of H o w a r d University and 1975 graduate of Rutgers, T h e State University's Law School in Newark, Brother Phillips departed on M a y 9 to begin a two-year assignment The Sphinx / Summer 1982

The Epsilon Xi Lambda Chapter (Mound Bayou, Mississippi) recently bestowed upon Brother KENNETH L. T H O M A S of Rosedale, Mississippi the Short-Term A w a r d for Alpha M a n of the Year. That a w a r d is given to a Brother in the chapter for the most outstanding services and accomplishments during the immediate past five years. Brother T h o m a s has struggled hard to w a v e high the Alpha banner which signifies manly deeds, scholarship and love for all mankind. In Epsilon Xi Lambda Brother T h o m a s serves as Parliamentarian, chairman of two committees and a regular member of two other committees. He serves as Managing Attorney of the North Mississippi Rural Legal Services branch office in Greenville, M S ; City Councilm a n (At-Large) in Rosedale, M S ; City Judge of Gunnison, M S ; a Trustee of Bethel A . M . E . Church in Rosedale, MS; Senior Deacon of Terrene Masonic Lodge #3 in Rosedale, M S ; member of the Democratic Executive Committee

Brother T h o m a s , Mrs. T h o m a s is a Managing Attorney (Acting) and City Judge, and she is active in church, civic and political affairs. Moreover, she is an active participant in the Alphabettes (wives club) of Epsilon Xi Lambda Chapter and she, too, enjoys various real estate holdings. W h a t about Mrs. T h o m a s ' sorority affiliation? A K A , of course! Brother T h o m a s is applying to become a life member in the Fraternity.

The Brothers of Epsilon Xi Lambda Chapter recently presented Brother JAMES O . T R I M M with the long-term "Alpha M a n Of T h e Year A w a r d " at its annual Sweetheart's Ball. Brother T r i m m is a charter member of Epsilon Xi Lambda, which is seated in the historic town of M o u n d Bayou, Mississippi. He was recognized for his many civic and professional involvements, his genuine concern for the school and community and, of course, his lengthy service, dedication, and contributions to our "Dear A P h i A . " Brother Trimm, a native of Leland, Mississippi received his undergraduate education at Alcorn State University, Lorman, M S ; and received a masters

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of Bolivar C o u n t y , MS; Legal Counsel for the Rosedale Area Boys Club; and he enjoys various real estate holdings. This Short-Term Award recipient has won several awards and honors for his services. O n December 31, 1977, he teamed up with (married) a person w h o was to later have a lot in c o m m o n with him. T h a t person is the former Miss G w e n d o l y n Anita Jones. Like

degree in Educational Administration from Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi. Extremely active in civic affairs, Brother T r i m m is a past member of the Board of Trustees at Witte W . S . Memorial Hospital in Leland; member of the Board of Directors for the Leland C h a m b e r of Commerce; member of the Democratic Executive Committee for 43


Brother Trimm is married to the former Jacqueline Bryant of Leland, MS, and they are the parents of two children, Valerie and Sherman.

the City of Leland; and is vice-chairman of the Board of Trustees of Delta Medical Center, Greenville, MS. Brother Trimm has always been active and highly effective in a wide range of school and community related affairs. For 19 years, he served as principal of B. L. Bell Elementary School, in Boyle, MS; Director of Head Start; and Title I-ESEA Coordinator for the Leland Consolidated School District. He is a member of the Saint James AME Church where he serves as a member of the Stewarts Board. Brother Trimm has managed to hold high the aims and goals of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity through his personal achievements and professional affiliations. He has chaired and served on numerous committees in the chapter and exemplifies knowledge and wisdom in all fraternal affairs. Because of his unselfish and outstanding lengthy service to the chapter and the Fraternity, Brother Trimm is admired and respected by all the members of Epsilon Xi Lambda Chapter.

m Brother MACON TUCKER, member of the Iota Alpha Lambda Chapter, was recently named as head coach of the Aberdeen High School Varsity Football Team, in Harford County, Maryland. Brother Tucker, a former AllCounty linebacker, becomes the sixth native Harford Countian and the only black to assume head coaching responsibilities in the area's most popular

high school sport. As a player, Brother Tucker was an All-County linebacker for the team he will now be coaching. Brother Tucker carried these outstanding credentials to Harford Community College where he played for two seasons. He then went on to Springfield (Mass.) College to major in Physical Education. Brother Tucker, who is a Physical Education instructor and one of the very few certified athletic trainers in the area, served as an assistant coach during the 1973-75 campaigns. He left the local system for a year and worked as a graduate assistant at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind. Tucker returned to Harford County and proceeded to rise from assistant coach to head coach of the junior varsity to head coach of the varisty program. Brother Tucker is a 1981 initiate of the Fraternity and serves as the Chapter Parliamentarian. He resides in Aberdeen, MD with his wife, Susan, and their nine-month-old son, Macon Tucker III.

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Continued from Page 9 But what of leadership? What does it entail? Why have Alphas been distinguished by this characteristic? For the younger members of our fraternity — the leaders of tomorrow — may I offer a few points. First of all, a leader is a person who is able to guide the actions of people called followers; a person with the capacity to rally men and women toward common goals; a person who can cause people to listen to him and then go into action to attain these ends. But paramount of all, he should be a person who is primarily interested in the good of the group and not his own personal advancement. There are some qualities which good leaders seem to possess in common. It is generally concluded that a leader must be: intelligent (if you would lead, then you must read); courageous (able to withstand risks and espouse unpopular causes); self-confident (belief in your ability to succeed); and in addition a person of integrity, vision, strength, character and sensitivity. College Brothers wishing to continue this rich tradition of Alpha leadership would do well to cultivate these qualities. Some few years ago, an author writing about Brother Martin Luther King, Jr., noted that he was an Elk and an Alpha. The writer observed that Alpha Phi Alpha was the first black college fraternity, the most prestigious and that it was a handy organization for a man on his way up. The above statement still holds a great deal of validity. Alpha Phi Alpha is still a fraternity of leaders. Our history documents it; the present reinforces it; and our future image rests upon it. For we have a charge to keep: We Shall Transcend All! The Sphinx /Summer 1982


EAST new jersey Alpha Banner presented at District Meeting At the New Jersey Association of Alpha Chapters annual meeting the state banner was unfurled by Banner Chairman, Joseph Fullmore, President of Delta Mu Lambda in Paterson and Theodore Nixon, past President of Kappa Iota Lambda of Burlington County. Elbert C. Wisner, District 4 Director, was reelected as President of the association. Brother Wisner in accepting the state banner stated "The Brotherhood continues to chart the course well and this banner calls for a renewal of the principles of service to mankind." Thomas Hunt, Eastern Vice President, was the keynote speaker for the annual meeting. Brother Hunt's motivational address on standing your post developed as the theme "The Struggle Continues" was expertly reinforced throughout the weekend meeting. Brother Rev. Ronald Owens served as annual meeting chaplain.

university of Virginia lota Beta raises scholarship funds We,

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Chapter, are proud to announce the recent success of our annual Spaghetti Spree held on April 10. This yearly event is used to raise money for our $500 scholarship fund. The scholarship is given to a senior high school student in the Charlottesville-Albemarle, Virginia area who demonstrates financial need, academic success, and the intent to continue education upon graduation. The student must also be accepted to a college or university in order to receive the award. We would also like to acknowledge our newly elected officers who are as follows: David M. Hicks, President; Karl N. Watts, Vice-President; Kirk T. Brown, Secretary; Donald W. Hilton, Treasurer; Anthony K. Latney, Dean of Pledgees; Barry G. Williams, Program & Projects Coordinator; Eric R. Jackson, Jr., Historian; Tommy L. Davis, Associate Editor-to-the-Sphinx; and Mark A. Goffe, Chaplain. We are also honored to have inducted 'The Pinocchio Syndrome," a line of eight members, into the Brotherhood.

maryland The "Golden 7" Of lota Alpha Lambda The chapter history of Iota Alpha Lambda Chapter will have a highly interesting footnote to add to the pledge proceedings of 1981. It will read: "During this 75th year of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, this

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chapter inducted seven aspiring Alpha men into the Sphinx Club on 14 August 1981. After six trying weeks of intensive indoctrination and evaluation, these seven aspiring Alpha men were made in this chapter. It should be noted that they knew all too well the significance of the number T and that by having all 7 candidates 'cross the burning sands' they would forever commemorate the efforts of the 7 founding fathers. As a result, the name The' Golden 7' was coined to characterize the line." The 1981 "Golden Seven" pledge line of Iota Alpha Lambda Chapter of Harford and Cecil Counties, Maryland, was the most successful in chapter history. The success of the program was due, primarily, to the strong leadership provided by the chapter membership. The Brothers put together a very comprehensive and challenging program. With the emphasis on "Service to the Community" the Pledge participants accomplished many noteworthy achievements. The "Golden 7" initiated their efforts by having a magazine/book drive to collect various paperback books and magazines to give to disabled veterans at the Perry Point Veteran's Hospital. They collected five large cases of magazines and books for this project. At approximately the same time, the "Golden 7" sponsored eight senior citizens of the Citizen's Nursing Home, Harford County, for attendance in an arts and crafts program at Harford Community College. Choosing not to rest on their laurels, the "Golden 7" continued their

efforts by having a membership drive for the local chapter of the NAACP. These aspiring Alpha's succeeded by adding and/or renewing 42 memberships. The "Golden 7" closed out their community service efforts by holding a "Cakeless" bake sale to raise funds for the Alpha "Million Dollar" Fund. They contributed $133.17 to the fund as a result. All recipients were extremely appreciative of their efforts. In addition to their community service efforts, the "Golden 7" demonstrated that they were a studious group in that all seven successfully completed the exam on Alpha fundamentals. The participants were Brothers Dossie Burnett, Clarence Vaughn, Van Jones, Carl Richardson, Greg Stansbury, Macon Tucker, and Tony Melvin. 1981 will certainly stand out as a year to remember in the Iota Alpha Lambda archives.

new york Alpha Gamma Lambda reaches out for Block History Month Alpha Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity culminated Black History Month with a week of community festivities in February. Opening on Sunday, February 11 the programs spotlighted various members of Alpha Gamma Lambda Chapter who made noteworthy achievements to the Black community. Other highlights of the week included

a seminar designed for high school and college students on college admissions and financial aid. These included both private and public sources such as the TAP Program for New York State students, national direct loans, basic grants, bank loans and scholarships available only through the colleges. Another session, hosted by President Henry Rice II, was about investing in the stock market, real estate and locating the proper tax shelters; while still another dealt with senior citizens, including programs of the New York City Department of Aging, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and housing. The week ended with a recommitment by the Brothers of Alpha Gamma Lambda to the goals and principles of the fraternity which include community outreach and service. Brothers with 25 years or more of service to Alpha were honored. Strategies to combat the impact of budget cuts on Harlem and New York City were explored; and the continued need for these programs and seminars were designed, specifically as a mechanism for Black survival in the '80's.

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Nu Chapter presents Alpha Week Nu Chapter at Lincoln University extends a warm, fraternal greeting to all of our dear Brothers in Alpha land. In this usual spirit of fraternal cooperation, Nu Chapter continues to take care of the business of Alpha. February 1, 1982 marked the beginning of our annual week. Our theme for this year's week was "Universally Versatile." The first activity that we were proud to present was our 'Tribute To Lincoln." This program was headed by our neophyte Brothers and was set aside to give recognition to those students here at Lincoln who have shown tremendous academic achievement. The second activity of the week was headed by Brothers William Lomax, Henry Alston and Roosevelt Allen. These Brothers worked very hard to put together one of the best fashion shows in the history of Lincoln. On February 4, 1982, Nu Chapter presented a "Gong Show." This program turned out to be the funniest event of our week. Often The members of lota Alpha Lambda "Golden 7 " are (left to right): BrothersVan)ones Greg discouraged, Brothers Freddie Addae Stansbury, Dossie Burnett, Clarence Vaughn, Macon Tucker Tony Mehnn and Carl and Charles Weedon successfully put Richardson. Joining them is the District 6 Director, Brother Hanky Norment. 46

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the Gong Show together. Friday night was the highlight of the week when the Brothers of Nu Chapter presented our 3rd Annual Miss Alpha Phi Alpha Pageant. All credit goes out to Brother Raymond Perry for his patience and time in putting this beautiful program together. With the hard work of Brother Leon Sutton, the Brothers of Nu Chapter presented our first Chapter Reunion. This turned out to be very successful for a first time attempt. The Brothers of Nu Chapter would at this time like to give recognition to all graduates this spring. We hope that each of you will be successful in your career goals and be able to handle the many problems of the world that Alpha Phi Alpha has taught you. We would like to congratulate our chapter Brothers who graduated from Lincoln: Brothers Wayne Rock, Lon Clarke, Leon Sutton, Roosevelt Allen, Freddie Addae, Henry Alston, Henry Dicks and Gerard Bingham. Again, we wish all of our Brothers the very best in the coming year.

new york Gamma lota Lambda Chapter honors Brother Albert A. Edwards The Brothers of Gamma Iota Lambda Chapter (Brooklyn-Long Island, New York) took great pride in celebrating the birthday and fifty-four years in Alpha of its Brother Albert A. Edwards. The Brotherhood presented Brother Edwards with a Life Membership as a token of esteem and love for the man who has provided us with so much leadership. Made in Sigma Lambda Chapter in 1927, Brother Edwards became a fiftyyear man in 1977. Approximately thirty years ago, he became a member of Gamma Iota Lambda, and during the late 1950s served as the chapter President. He also served as Chairman of the chapter Scholarship Committee for twenty-five years. Born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1896, Brother Edwards attended the Atlanta public schools, graduating with highest honors from the Atlanta University High School in 1915. His education took him to Atlanta University from which an A.B. degree was received, and then to Teacher's College, Columbia University, from which he received an M.A. degree. Dedicating his life to education, Brother Edwards served as teacher, The Sphinx /Summer 1982

Brother Albert Edwards (left) is congratulated by Gamma lota Lambda President Hobart jarrett. The chapter presented a Life Membership to Brother Edwards in recognition of his fifty-four years of service to Alpha. high school principal and an advisor to the CCC camps. He was the first Black principal for the New York Training School for Boys at Warwick, N.Y. from 1942 to 1945. For the next 14 years, from 1945 to 1959, Albert Edwards served as the Executive Director of the Stuyvesant Community Center in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. From there he moved to the St. Philips Community Center in New York as Executive Director from 1959 to 1971. Since then he has been a consultant at the St. Philips Community Center. Brother Edwards has helped thousands of people of all ages fulfill their personal development. For twenty-three years he has been on the Board of the Howard Memorial Scholarship Fund. He also runs one of the largest fresh air camping services in Harlem. At least 600 children and members of their families are sent to camp each year. Brother Edwards maintains a close relationship with many of the youngsters he had encouraged to go on to college and quite a few of them have gone on to become Men of Alpha.

new york lota Kappa Lambda hosts Smoker Brother Jon Chapman of Iota Kappa Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha sought diligently to revive that old

Alpha spirit by planning a successful "Smoker" with delicious refreshments. The event was held at Dunbar Center on May 8. Three prospective professional men in the Syracuse area were invited to meet members of the chapter, and to learn more about Alpha. President Harland London opened the session by stating its purpose and thanked Brother Chapman for the plans he had made. He then introduced Brother Frank Wood, a charter member of Iota Kappa Lambda Chapter, who gave the history of Alpha Phi Alpha. Shurley Harris, a charter member of Delta Zeta, spoke on "What Is An Alpha Man?" Brothers Leonard Robbins and Donald Goodwine discussed pledging and its responsibility. Brother Melvin Askew announced plans for the annual summer outing which will be held on Saturday, June 26. Brother Robert Rasberry, who had given the opening prayer, lead the group in closing with the Alpha Phi Alpha Hymn. Other Brothers attending were: Melvin Beard, Clement Brown, Henry A. Washington, Miles Mitchell, James Parker, John E. Garnette and Jeffrey K. Boyd.

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MIDWEST bluefield state college Beta Theta celebrates 50th Anniversary Beta Theta Chapter celebrated the Fiftieth Anniversary in March, 1982 at Bluefield State College. It was March 5, 1932 when Kermit J. Hall, Alfred J. Carey, William H. Gray, Jr., Clarence P. Horton, Edward Carter, John M. Adams, William H. Parries, William V. Chappelle and Lawrence W. Drew, members of the West Hall Collegiate Club at then Bluefield State Teacher's College, Bluefield, West Virginia, did establish and become members of Beta Theta Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. The late Brother Henry Lake Dickason and Thomas Henderson represented the General Organization. Today, as we recognize the Fiftieth Anniversary of the founding of Beta Theta Chapter, the current Brothers are continuing to hold high the aims and goals of our great fraternity. In the past fifty years, many changes have come about at the then Bluefield State Teachers' College, now known as Bluefield State College. The college has gone from a once predominately Black institution of higher education in both students and faculty to a predominately white institution in both students and faculty. The college has changed from a residential facility to become a commuter college, with one of the dorms being torn down for parking and the other becoming classrooms. No longer is there the traditional rivalry in football that many of the alumni looked forward to between Bluefield State and West Virginia State College, as the college no longer has a football team and homecoming is almost something of the past. While progress has been made at the college in many ways, many of the traditions of the college have become lost with the changing of time. The last tradition of the once predominately Black Bluefield State College is that of the Black fraternal organizations — which were established in 1932 with the founding of Beta Theta Chapter. We hope that this tradition will not die, for if it should, then the circle of changes will be complete. Throughout the past fifty years, hundreds of Alpha Brothers first saw the "Light of Alpha 48

Phi Alpha" at Bluefield State College and have gone out into the world in their field of human endeavor. As we go about carrying forth fraternal business, we would like to make some special presentation later in the year in a way of establishing a permanent reminder of Beta Theta Chapter at Bluefield State College. We would like to hear from as many of the Brothers who were initiated into Beta Theta Chapter these past fifty years on suggestions, ideas, contributions, etc., towards this project. Brother Adolphus A. Young, Jr., current West Virginia Regional Director, has agreed to serve as a coordinator of this project. His address is P.O. Box 13, Keystone, West Virginia 24852. As the fiftieth year of Beta Theta Chapter comes and goes, we would like to pay tribute to the Brothers of Alpha Zeta Lambda Chapter for their guidance, supervision, support and fraternal uplift these past fifty years. Truly, we, as Alpha Brothers, can say that "Brotherhood is not just a word, but a way of life among Alphamen."

ohio Playboy goes western in Toledo Alpha Xi Lambda Chapter held its 17th annual Playboy Dance on September 25, 1981. Brothers Joe Sansbury and Arthur L. Roach chose the theme "Playboy Goes Western." The Playboy Dance is the sole source of funds for the scholarshipe awarded each year by the Toledo alumni chapter. Past General President James R. Williams visited Alpha Xi Lambda in Toledo, Ohio on January 28. The purpose of the Brother Williams' visit was to provide assistance and guidance in the area of housing for the elderly and to begin raising funds in his bid to become Secretary of State for Ohio. Brother Williams' current appointment is that of U.S. Attorney for Northern Ohio. Alpha Xi Lambda observed Founder's Day on December 6, 1981. The guest speaker was Brother William E. Nelson, Professor of Political Science and Chairman of Black Studies at Ohio State University. The topic of Brother Nelson's presentation was "The New Alpha Thrust. " Following the program a wine and cheese reception was held at the home of Brother Milton Sutton.

Alpha Xi Lambda is sad to report that Dr. Woodruff G. Adams entered Omega Chapter in January 1982. Brother Adams was a founder of the Drew-Hale Professional Center and a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha and many other civic organizations.

eastern michigan u Epsilon Eta hosts state convention Salutations to all Brothers who dwell under the roof of the House of Alpha, from the Brothers of Epsilon Eta here at the scenic campus of Eastern Michigan University, in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Since we last communicated the Brothers of "E.H." have been hard at work in not only teaching the grand precepts set down by our seven founders and other illustrious Brothers to our Winter Line '81, Descendants of Apollo (Vernon Attles and Phil Cole) and Winter Line '82, Fusion of Tenacity (Tommy Dickerson, William Huddleston, Major Stuart, Dwyane Haywood, Egar Kennebrew, Tony Way, Tyrone Jordan) — but by also showing that the Light of Alpha does indeed shine to truly make us First of All and Servants of All by our Manly Deeds. Some of our many activities have included throwing our annual Alpha picnic which was held at the picturesque Lower Huron Metro Park. The picnic was attended by many including our fellow Greeks and a very good time was had by all. We also held a Food and Clothes Drive in cooperation with the lovely ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Delta Epsilon Chapter, during the month of November. We collected goods consisting of numerous clothes and some food which was donated to the Domestic Violence Project, Inc. Safe House (Shelter Available For Emergency), located here in Ypsilanti. Also, we ran a financial aid workshop. Forms for obtaining financial aid where passed out and questions were answered by the Director of Financial Aid, Courtney McAuff. Brothers of Alphadom, we need not stress that cutbacks have made aid scarce, but one thing we can stress is that for aid it will be "first come - first served," so please Brothers don't wait till the month before classes start — it will be too late. Another of our activities included our annual Halloween Bucket Drive The Sphinx / Summer 1982


for UNICEF. For the second consecutive year we turned in a large sum of money and we encourage everybody to give because it is a very worthy cause. And, as always, the Brothers of Epsilon are at the forefront of strengthening the bonds between ourselves, our fellow Black Greeks, and other organizations. We helped organize an All Campus Open House, under the direction of Dr. Ron Woods, head of the Afro-American Studies Department, and Dr. Kenneth Hill, also of the AfroAmerican Studies Department. Other co-sponsors were the African Students Association, Black Students Association, the sorors of Sigma Gamma Rho, Phi Gamma Nu, Delta Sigma Theta and Alpha Kappa Alpha sororities and the Brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi and Phi Eta Psi Fraternities. After the major speaker, Dr. John Porter, President of the university, refreshments were served, games were played and everyone got to know one another. On March 12, the Sphinxmen performed at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Xi Chapter, party entitled, "Something Special." The evening's events included a "cup" with the sorors and, of course, the Sphinxmen show. April 2, the Brothers held a party where the Ivies of Alpha Kappa Alpha and the Auroras of Sigma Gamma Rho Sororities performed. Our efforts have brought us recognition on campus. November 20, 1981 Brother Mark Massie graciously accepted the Organization of the Month Award on behalf of the chapter. The award was given by Student Government in recognition of our services to the campus community. We also (with the help of Theta Zeta

Lambda, Ann Arbor) successfully brought the 1981 State Convention here to Eastern Michigan University. The convention, with the theme of "It's Time To Get Serious," began Friday, October 16, with a job fair. Participants in the job fair were Brother Ray Randolph, Bristol Meyers Company; Joan Mosley, Mutual Bank and Trust Company of Detroit; Art Burks, Detroit Bank and Trust; Pat Hawkins^ General Motors (Ypsilanti); Paul Scaaello, Ford Motor Company (Ypsilanti); Ben Toyl, Environment Research Institute of Michigan; Alfred Edwards, University of Michigan Business School; Derrick Scott, U. of M. Engineering Department; Sgt. Tim Cook, U.S. Ma rine Corps; Lt. Charles Caeser, U.S. Navy; and Sgt. Dar Stanhope, U.S. Army. Friday's events also included an Education Forum with two professional speakers on educational topics, and a T-shirt Disco with proceeds going to the NAACP. Saturday's events were just as exciting. For our public workshops we had three speakers: Marvin McKinley, Department of Education; Fran Decker, Michigan Alliance of Black Educators; and David Rutledge, Supervisor of Superior Township. That evening there was a dinner. The guest speaker was Paul Dunigan, CPA, and a special award was given to Mr. Jim Scott, former Dean of Student Life and member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. The convention weekend ended with a scholarship ball in Hoyt Conference Center. So, as you see, the Brothers of Epsilon are definitely First of All, and Servants of All. And in closing we would like to

The Brothers of Epsilon Eta. Eastern Michigan University. The Sphinx / Summer 1982

say, "Hold high the light of Alpha and show all who dare to say otherwise that Alpha Phi Alpha is Brotherhood." My Brothers, we bid you farewell.

u of michigan Greetings from Epsilon The Brothers of the venerable Epsilon Chapter in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan extend greetings to our Brothers in Alpha. Our year has been one of revitalization as we have continued to lead the Black campus/community. Among this year's activities was the revitalization of the NAACP Chapter in which Epsilon Chapter demonstrated the imperative need for this organization through recruitment and special programs. Another activity was a tribute to our late Brother, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., which bolstered the spirit and stirred the minds of the students. At this tribute a letter-writing campaign to establish his birthday as a holiday was begun, and a movie and speeches by Brother William Pickard (Vice-Chairman of the Republican State Party), and the Honorable John C. Conyers (U.S. Congressman) were featured. Moving outside of the chapter â&#x20AC;&#x201D; thirteen Brothers held offices dealing with varied functions of the campus such as the Michigan Student Assembly, L.S.A. Student Government, NAACP, and the University of Michigan Council. Under the strong leadership of the officers: Gary Hardwick, President; Stephen Johnson, Vice-President; Darius Hines, Recording Secretary, David Austin, Corresponding Secretary; Michael White, Treasurer; Anthony Thomas, Sergeant-at-Arms; and Anthony Chambers, Dean of Pledges â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Epsilon improved its internal workings and made great strides in furthering the development of Brotherhood. We are confident that the officers for the coming year will provide strong leadership and take us to even greater heights. We extend congratulations to the graduating Brothers: Anthony Chambers, Gary Hardwick, D. Kevin McNeir, and Walter Williams. We also take this opportunity to heartily welcome Nouveau Riche, our neophyte Brothers, Marcus Webster, Ronald Levi, Jr. and James Latham, who on April 8, 1982 crossed those 49


burning sands into Alpha Land! We sincerely hope that when in the Midwest, all Brothers follow the brilliant Black and Old Gold lights to U. of M . and experience Brotherhood "Epsilon style!"

missouri Epsilon Lambda honors the worthy O n November 19, 1982, M r s . Julia Davis, mother of the late Brother John D . Buckner, became 90 years old. She is well-known in St. Louis as a noted historian and successful teacher. She was presented a bouquet of roses during her birthday celebration at the Julia Davis Branch Library. Last December 5, Epsilon Lambda held a Founder's Day Banquet at the Marriott Pavilion Hotel. The event was held to commemorate the 75th and 62nd anniversary years of our fraternity and chapter, respectively. O u r celebration was centered a r o u n d the theme, "Remembering the Past â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Securing the Future." Brother W a y n e Harvey, committee chairman, and our National Chairman of the Alpha Phi Alpha Building Foundation, presented us with a well a c c l a i m e d first-class affair. The

Brother Arthur Visor (left) is shown presenting Epsilon Lambda's William Alexander Leadership Award to Brother Shelby Freeman. Reverend Brother Henry O . Hardy moved those present with highly spirited words of enlightenment. For the Brothers' entertainment was a cocktail hour with chamber music,

wine with our prime rib dinner, an excellent vocalist and an after dinner cordial of our choice. Three major awards were presented at the Founder's Day Banquet. Brother Ronald L. Bohlen was winner of the chapter's Alpha Man of the Year A w a r d ; Brother James Hollingsworth was the winner of the Daniel W. Bowles Service A w a r d ; and Brother Shelby T. Freeman was winner of the William M. Alexander Leadership Award.

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Mrs. Julia Davis receives a birthday gift of flowers from Epsilon Lambda. Shown are (1. to r.) Brother Shelby Freeman, Chapter Historian; Mrs. Davis: and Brother Leyton Jones. Chapter President. SO

The Delta Alpha Lambda Chapter installed its officers at the September meeting of the chapter. T h e swearing in was convened by the Honorable Brother Lloyd O . Brown, Judge of the Court of C o m m o n Pleas of Cuyahoga County, O h i o . O u r officers are: Brothers: Andrew A. Venable, President; William Bennett, Vice-President; Lem A. Roberson, Financial Secretary; William D. Travis, Recording Secretary; John Campbell, Corresponding Secretary; Hilary S. Taylor, Associate Editor-toThe S p h i n x / S u m m e r 1982


Brother Harry Jackson keynoted Founder's Day Banquet in Cleveland. the-Sphinx; Glenn Zellars, Delegate; and Sidney T h o m p s o n , Sergeant-atArms. O n November 6, 1981, the 7th Annual Alpha Phi Alpha Father and Son Banquet was held at the Stadium Club located in the Cleveland Municipal Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians. Harrison Dillard former Olympic champion and Cleveland native, gave an inspirational talk to the assembled group. The Father and Son Banquet honors outstanding scholastic achievement by sons of Brothers and non-Brothers. The honorees for the night were outstanding young men whose scholastic achievement represents the best of the

Cleveland Brothers call registered voters as a part of "Operation Big Vote." high schools of the Cleveland Metropolitan area. The 75th Annual Founder's D a y celebration was held December 5, 1981 at the Holiday Inn in d o w n t o w n Cleveland. The menu consisted exclusively of soul food. The assembled Brothers expressed their appreciation to the head cook for the meal which consisted of fried chicken, ham, candied y a m s , blackeyed peas, cornbread, chitterlings, rolls and a delightful dessert. The keynote speaker was the Honorable

Brother Harry B. Jackson, w h o delivered a stirring address on the meaning of the Fraternity to him for more than 60 years of membership. John C a m p bell, Corresponding Secretary of Delta Alpha Lambda Chapter, gave a stirring rendition of the House of Alpha. The Chapter Brothers also were involved in Operation Big Vote. Operation Big Vote involved the telephone calling of registered voters to assure a turnout in the important November 1981 election.

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SOUTH florido. Miami Alphas Host General President The Alpha Brothers of Miami recently had the distinct honor of hosting Brother Ozell Sutton, General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, during his brief visit in the South Florida area. The informal setting for this momentous event took place at the spacious home of Brother Solomon C. Stinson. Brother Sutton, who is incidentally a proud son of Atlanta as well as Alpha, stressed several important points with the Brotherhood: Namely, the fraternity is justifiably ecstatic about its Million Dollar Fund Drive where a total of $500,000 was presented to the National Urban League, United Negro College Fund and the NAACP. This presentation by the President took place at the historical Diamond Jubilee Convention last summer in Dallas. Secondly, we should petition our state and national lawmakers to extend the Voting Rights Act and simultaneously press for the establishment of the late Brother Martin L. King, Jr.'s birthday as a national holiday; thirdly, the fraternity, on a national level, will demonstrate its concern about the high level of unemployment by instituting Job

Fares in twenty-five major cities in the United States â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including Miami. During the dialogue, the Brotherhood and the Chief Executive enthusiastically revisited Alpha's glorious past and accepted monumental challenges. Manly deeds, scholarship and love for all mankind are always the chief concerns of all members of Alphadom. The fellowship was enhanced with Eleanor Gay and Jessie Stinson serving as hostesses. In its quest to become positively involved in community and educational affairs, Beta Beta Lambda Chapter is now a Dade Partner with the Dade County public school system.

winston-salem state Dl Brothers are tops at WSSU Greetings, from the Brothers of Beta Iota Chapter, Winston-Salem State University. The Brothers of the Mighty B.I. have done it again. We have maintained the aims of scholarship, leadership and service, during the school year 1981-82. Presently the Brothers are holding various leadership positions on the Winston-Salem State campus. Brother Micheal Sutton is President of the Student Government; Brother Rodney Tillman, Director of Financial Affairs;

Brother Dennis Turnage, Director of Social Affairs; Brother Wallace Hatcher, Director of Day Students; and Brother Robert Phelps, Administrative Assistant. On the class level, Brother Horace Williams is Vice-President of the senior class; Brother Roger Johnson is Vice-President of the junior class; Brother Leroy Roberson is President of the WSSU Marching Band; Brother Obie Johnson is President of the Psychology Club; and Brother Glenn Bratton, President of WSSU's Fellowship Choir. During the month of January, the Brothers held their annual college oratorical contest to celebrate the birthday of the late Brother Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. $100, $50 and $25 cash prizes were given to the top three contestants. During the month of February, the Mighty B.I. showed its versatility by hosting the North Carolina State Convention, which was held in Winston-Salem. The Brothers of Beta Iota took first place honors in stepping competition, while taking first runner-up for the Miss Black and Gold Pageant. Their queen was Ms. Melinda Richardson, a beautiful member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Brother Phelps was the winner of the Western Region competition for the college Brothers' oratorical contest. We would like to salute the new Brothers of B.I., who crossed the burning sands into Alpha on December 4, 1981. The Brothers are Antonio Dove, Obie Johnson and Eddie Robinson. The officers of Beta Iota are: Robert Phelps, President; Glenn Bratton, Vice-President; Antonio Dove, Junior Vice-President; Rodney Tillman, Secretary; and Roger Johnson, Treasurer.

The Brothers are presently in the process of hosting their second annual Gospel Expo this year, which will benefit the NAACP, United Negro College Fund and the Urban League. Brother Horace Williams was crowned the CIAA Wrestler of the Year. He won first place in the NAIA regional titles in the 142-pound weight class and is ranked in the Top 10 NCAA Division II, for the second straight year. Congratulations Brother Williams; may your determination be an inspiration to many Alphamen. We at Beta Iota strive to hold high Beta Beta Lambda Brothers: Front row. seated left to right: Daniel Frances: Al Hall: Ozellthe goals and aims of Alpha. We shall Sutton, General President; Aubyn Jones. Beta Beta Lambda President; and Franklin Clark.continue to salute the past; as we secure the future for all mankind. From 1st row, left to right: James Gay. Solomon Stinson. Timothy Savage. Leo Adderly, Earl Allen, Clyde Johnson. 2nd row: Carl Rhetta, William Roberson, Joe Gay, Sam Gay, Tony the Brothers of B.I., may God Bless Tolliver, Otis Brown, William Dennis. 3rd row: Clarence Ewell, Al Swann. Richard Miller you all! and Freddie Robinson. 52

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jackson state u Delta Phi sponsors Sickle-Cell Testing Delta Phi Chapter brings fraternal greetings from the Brotherhood of Jackson State University. The 1982 year has been a prosperous one so far for the Brothers here. After a successful Founder's Day program in December, the Brothers returned from the holidays and started to work. A highly successful Sickle Cell project saw over 200 students tested at Jackson State. On March 14, after an exhausting and an inspired strive for Alpha, twelve young men crossed the burning sands and were initiated into Alphadom. Those Brooks, Davis Jackson, Wade Jackson, Samuel Richardson, Ricky Davis, Austin Johnson, Arnold Jackson, Steven Bright, Carl Lavallias and Jeffery Travillion of the "Devastating Dozen." Also, in the month of March, former Mayor of Atlanta, Maynard Jackson, paid a visit to the campus of Jackson State. After an awe-inspiring speech, the Brothers of Delta Phi Chapter presented to Brother Jackson a plaque to mark the occasion. Impressed by the gesture, Brother Jackson encouraged the Brotherhood to always "Hold the light of Alpha high," a challenge we readily accept with vigor and anticipation. Other future service projects include an oratorical contest between high school students; a project to clean up the community surrounding the campus; demonstrating CPR techniques; an Easter egg hunt in cooperation with the local churches for the children of Jackson; and promoting political awareness of college students and within Black communities. We, the Brothers of Delta Phi, as always maintained that we must lead the way to a brighter tomorrow for our people, and this we will do â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not only through our beloved fraternal organization but also on an individual basis. And we will continue to be a beacon shining in a darken world, through mighty Alpha Phi Alpha.

tennessee Psi Lombdo reports on entertaining year Greetings, Alpha Brothers, from Psi Lambda Chapter, Chattanooga, TenThe Sphinx/Summer 1982

nessee. Our leaders this year are Brother Cecil Flournoy, President and Brother Virgil Varnell McGee, VicePresident. Brother Flournoy, who has been a civil rights activist since childhood, and Brother McGee, a retired Navy Commander, head the slate making them a dynamic duo. These Brothers took the helm after Brother John Pitts suffered a heart attack and Brother Frank Jones had a severe illness in his family. The season began on a high note as Brother Clifford Hendrix outlined a six point program headed by selected chairmen to implement each of the six points. A great reclamation program of activity is underway. Each financial Brother has the responsibility to reclaim one unfinancial Brother. Founders' Day was observed at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 6, 1981. Brother Dr. Warren Mackey, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Chattanooga State Technical College and member of Psi Lambda, developed eloquently the theme "Saluting the Past, Securing the Future." The program was held on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Our Alphabettes served as ushers. At this observance the Golden Phi Award was presented to Brother O. C. Boddy for outstanding service to the chapter. The Green Award was presented to Brother Dr. Clifford L. Hendrix for outstanding service to children and youth, and Brother George A. Key was presented a plaque naming him Psi Lambda's "Man of the Year for 1981." Brother Key is local President of the NAACP. All recipients received a vote of confidence from the Fraternity and warm congratulations. As a part of Alpha's Outreach Service and Humanitarian Program, on Friday, December 18, 1981, the Brothers of Psi Lambda honored several retired persons and senior citizens from the Mary Walker Towers with dinner. The menu consisted of chicken, peas, potato salad, coffee, tea, cake and tarts all prepared by the Alphabettes. This affair was held at our chapter house. The program and "Chat and Chew" served as a means of injecting the Christmas spirit into the hearts of our senior citizens. Christmas music, games and interesting discussions led by Brothers made a joyful evening for all who attended. Each guest was given a bag of fruit, nuts and candy. The affair ended as Brothers serenaded the group with Christmas carols.

On Saturday, December 19, 1981 the lovely home of Brother Samuel Trammell was the setting for our annual Christmas party, given by the Alphabettes. In addition to games, food and Christmas cheer, dancing was enjoyed and gifts were exchanged. Psi Lambda had a very active part in the Telethon for the National Negro College Fund. Brother Dr. Clifford L. Hendrix was General Chairman for the project and our illustrious President, Brother Cecil Flournoy, was indeed active and supportive. The night of the Telethon, Brothers and Alphabettes played significant roles. Several meetings for the project were held in our Fraternity House. The spacious and elegant ballroom of the Fontaine Woods Center was where we entertained our wives and sweethearts with a gala and gorgeous Valentine party. The theme, "Sweethearts Forever," was certainly carried out in the decorations, food, dancing and socializing. Each Alphabet received a golden charm symbolizing solidarity. Psi Lambda joins with all other Alphas as we strive to maintain all areas of present concern and discover and implement new ones.

alabama Kappa Nu Lambda co-hosts state convention The Brothers of Kappa Nu Lambda extend warm greetings to all Alphadom. It appears that the basic aims of Alpha including the stride toward freedom and excellence have permeated our chapter. After having been organized in 1974 and also establishing the first Black Greek letter group (Kappa Gamma) on the campus of the University of North Alabama, the chapter continues to explore roads not taken. The Annual State Meeting held February 26-27, 1982 at the Best Western Executive Inn, Florence, Alabama, gave us and Kappa Gamma Chapter an opportunity to be co-hosts. Brother Leotis Peterman, State Director, commended the chapters for hosting one of the most effective conventions in the state's history. Brother Peterman challenged all attending Brothers to help implement the mandates of our New Alpha Thrust. Our Annual Martin Luther King Human Relations Banquet and Dance was held on April 2, 1982. Its program 53


and dance provide extensive public relations and community outreach. Most of the financial benefits of this affair are used to fund our annual College Scholarship Fund ($1,000) for one or two deserving high school graduates of the area. In addition, the chapter's general fund contributes to the NAACP (local and national), Career Guidance and other viable community projects such as Right to Read. We wish all Alpha Brothers success in their efforts to remain relevant and dedicated to the needs and goals of our people.

troy state Xi Beta dream becomes reality Troy State University's Xi Beta Chapter extends greetings to all that walk under the light of Alpha. The Brothers of Xi Beta work hard to uphold the ideals of the fraternity, and we believe in making progress and encouraging progress. Since Xi Beta's founding in 1978, its Brothers have remained active in the political arena. During the Fall, three Brothers and two sweethearts were elected to the Senate â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with Brother Ferrel Malone serving as Senate Floor Leader and Brother Walter Dillard as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The Fall of 1981 also found the Brothers busy with 12 aspirants â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Twelve Flames of Eternal Fire. Its members included Darrell Hayes, Darryl Smith, Terence Sanders Monte Prather, Phoenix Barnes, Ferrell Malone, Lamonte Isom, Derrick Lockwood, Charles Thornton, IraFluitt, Darryl Green and Julian Allen. As one of their many projects, the Sphinxmen ushered for the university's Ms. Homecoming Pageant, of which Sweetheart Ms. Gwendolyn Madison was the winner. The Second Annual Greek Competition Food Drive was conducted and for the second year Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority was the winner. Through the Office of Pensions and Securities, the chapter was given names and addresses of families which were in need of the several hundred pounds of food items collected. Thus, Fall Quarter ended with a few new friends and great anticipation of the coming quarter. The Brothers returned to Troy in the winter and moved into their new 54

The Xi Beta Chapter, Troy State University. fraternity house. Long has Xi Beta marveled at the thought of a fraternity house, and now the dream was a reality. The house was dedicated and opened to the public on January 17, 1982. The open house drew visitations from the university's president, several administrators, faculty members, and students. Already the doors have been made open to visiting Brothers from Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Also during Winter Quarter, the Brothers won the Intramural Basketball Trophy with a 9-1 season, the IFC Academic Trophy, and the Alabama Association Academic Trophies for the Brother with the Highest Average and the Chapter with the Highest Average. Xi Beta also spearheaded a quarterly inter-fraternity sports event to raise money for the March of Dimes. Under the leadership of the 1981-82 officers, Brothers: Claude Brooks, Jr., President; Walter L. Dillard, 1st VicePresident; Ronald Mitchell, 2nd VicePresident; Vincent R. Dumas, Secretary; Darrell R. Hayes, Corresponding Secretary; Donald Mitchell, Treasurer; and Frenshoun Maddox, Parliamentarian, the chapter planned several events for the Spring Quarter. These plans included a weekend trip to the beach for the Brothers, a Mr. T.S.U. Pageant, the Greek Olympics, a Greek Picnic/Social, and our first Alpha Week. Alpha Week included such activities as a Brother/sweetheart dinner, a sorority serenade, an exhibition stepshow, a Greek picnic with the other fraternities and sororities, a toga party, a Black and Gold party, and Alpha Day at Church. At the church services, the chapter was in charge of ushering,

the speaker and song services. Alpha Week was brought to a final close with the chapter's last meeting of the academic year '81-'82, after services, in the house social room. We, the Brothers of Xi Beta Chapter, acknowledge another successful year and look forward to the challenges that lie ahead: Challenges give the body a workout, and stimulation to the mind.

fisk university Alpha Chi brings community to campus Greetings to all Alpha Men everywhere from Alpha Chi Chapter. Since December 3, 1927, Alpha Chi has been serving the campus and the community. This year we had lectures on Family Planning - Birth Control, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center, CPR training, Jogging and Exercising program, and Buddies of Nashville. These programs helped Fisk University and the community. The officers are Jonathan Groom, President; Johnny Thomas, VicePresident; Derek Arms, Treasurer; Samuel Adams, Corresponding Secretary; and Darnell Williams, Dean of Pledges. The Brothers of Alpha Chi had a great year at Fisk University.

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millsQps college Omicron Gamma captures Greek Academic Trophy The Brothers of Omicron Gamma Chapter of Millsaps College of Jackson, MS, bring you youthful fraternal greetings. After being founded on October 23, 1981, O.G. has eagerly begun exemplifying the intelligence, service, and love for all mankind that is indicative of Alphamen. These ambitious Brothers are: Terry Ellis, Milton Johnson, George Harris, John May, Andrei Howze, Michael Williams, Anthony Nichols, Orman Knox and Rory Berry. Since the inception of Omicron Gamma on the campus of a predominantly white college, we proudly boast of having captured the Greek Academic Trophy â&#x20AC;&#x201D; an award given to the Greek letter organization with the highest academic average, and an honor which had been held by a predominantly white fraternity for the past eight y?ars. We successfully pledged three tenacious young men under the guidance of our loyal advisor, Brother Wayne Robinson, and now joyfully announce the birth of Brothers George Noflin, Kenneth Carter and Zeather Gladney into Alpha. The three graduating perils, Brothers Johnson, Ellis and Harris collectively hold such honors as Who's Who in University and College Students in America; Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society; and all three are also aspiring medical students. The Brothers of Omicron Gamma have been involved in the weatherization of the homes of underprivileged residents within the community; participated in a campus Phon-a-thon to help raise money for scholarship for students attending the college; helping counsel and entertain handicapped children in the city through Project R.E.A.C.H.; and initiated a blood donor drive on the behalf of a Brother dying with leukemia. An ongoing project of ours is one that involves visiting local junior high schools holding seminars on the importance of education. As you can see, the Brothers of Omicron Gamma Chapter are proud young men who are serious about tending to the business of Alpha, and we will not be moved in our goals as we prayerfully move upward towards the light. The Sphinx/Summer 1982

south Carolina Columbia Alphas blaze new trails Alpha Psi Lambda Chapter had its annual Founder's Day Breakfast December 5, 1981 at the Carolina Inn. The breakfast was well attended and Brother Thomas S. Martin, who is an articulate and well-informed member of the community, was the speaker. Brother Martin reminded the Brothers to reflect on the motto of the fraternity, "First of all, Servants of all, We Shall Transcend All." Brother Martin gave the background of the fraternity and the existing circumstances which made it necessary for Black men to band together. He stated that "prior to the founding of Alpha Phi Alpha, Black Americans had gone without leaders and there was no concerted and effective process for the shaping of a college trained body of Black men and women for racial leadership roles." He stated that the founding Brothers, who became known as the seven "Jewels," gathered to commit themselves in a fraternal bond marked by "Manly Deeds, Scholarship and Love for all Mankind." Brother Martin reminded the Brothers of the social consciousness of the fraternity throughout its history and how it helped to awaken the social consciousness throughout America of the evils of its racial practices. Brother Martin spoke of two of the major thrusts of Alpha Phi Alpha: one in the area of education with the start of a program called "Go to High School/ Go to College"; the other within the area of citizenship participation using the slogan, "A Voteless People Is A Hopeless People." Brother Martin said that "no single Black organization has been so significantly in the forefront in service to Black people in education, in civil rights, in human rights, and in their general uplift to higher plains than the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity." Brother Alexander "Flattop" Graham provided the Brothers with a delicious buffet breakfast which satisfied their "gastronomic satiety." We would also like to report on the accomplishments of our Brothers in the area of community service. Brother Thomas S. Martin has been appointed to a four-year term on the Columbia Area Mental Health Center Board, by the Richland County Legislative Delegation.

Dr. Eugene W. Lilliwood was elected president of the Palmetto Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Association at its annual meeting held in Greenville; Dr. Percival L. Everett was elected president-elect. The association is composed of Black physicians, dentists and pharmacists from South Carolina, who meet annually in business and scientific sessions in an effort to improve the quality and delivery of health care to citizens of the state. Brother Everette was recently appointed to the State Board of Examiners for Dentists. Brother Everette is the first Black to serve on this board. Willie L. Harriford of Columbia was recently elected to the Board of Trustees for the South Carolina Hall of Fame in Myrtle Beach. Brother Harriford is the director of the AfroAmerican Studies program at the University of South Carolina. He is a member of the Society of American Archivists, the American Library Association and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. The Hall of Fame was established in 1973 to honor South Carolinians who have made valuable contributions to the state. Henry Ponder, president of Benedict College, was appointed to the National Advisory Committee on Accreditation and Institutional Eligibility. On this committee he will help advise Secretary Bell of the Department of Education on the criteria for publication of a list of nationally recognized accrediting agencies. Brother McLain G. Garrett, Jr., who is the Executive Officer of Moncrief Army Hospital at Ft. Jackson, S.C., was awarded the Certificate of Fellowship by the American College of Hospital Administrators. Col. Garrett was elected to the state of Fellow in the College, a professional society dedicated to the highest standard of executive performance, and the betterment of patient care through the efficient management of hospitals and related health facilities and services. Brother J. O. Jackson has retired from Richland School District One. Brother Jackson has served for many years as teacher and administrator in the district. He has been a dependable and effective worker for many year's in the fraternity. He has served as president and secretary of the chapter; he has served as chairman of many important committees for the chapter. The Brothers of Alpha Psi Lambda congratulate and wish Brother Jackson well for many years of productive 55


service to the chapter and to the community. Three Brothers, Thomas S. Martin, E. E. Franks, Jr., and L. Raymond Bailey, were honored in the souvenir program of the Southern Regional Convention for 50 years as members of the fraternity.

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Education; Perry L. Jordan III, Chaplain; Kelvin Bush, Dean of Pledges; and Robert H. Price, Assistant Dean of Pledges. As this year rapidly comes to a close we thank the Lord for being with us each step of the way. We ask that God would lead and guide us in the future so that we may handle the many challenges and responsibilities of Alpha Phi Alpha.

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Eta Gamma wins at Regional Meet We, the Brothers of Eta Gamma Chapter, Prairie View A & M University, extend sincere and warm greetings to our fellow torch bearers. In our twelve years of existence we have always strived to remain first of all, and servants of all. We are very proud of ourselves, having recently returned from the Southwest Regional Convention as big winners. The convention, held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, found Eta Gamma winning first place in four of seven categories. Among these were the scrapbook competition, the W.E.B. DuBois Award (chapter with the highest grade-point average), the Henry Arthur Callis Award (Brother with the highest GPA), and the Southwest Regional Chapter of the Year. Additionally, Brother Frederick V. Roberts, the Eta Gamma graduate advisor, received the Advisor of the Year Award. Eta Gamma's other convention activities included a Chapter Management Workshop, headed by Brother Ronnie D. Smith; and two dynamic speeches, "The Prodigal Son," and "Reality Of A Dream," delivered by Brother Joseph York. Congratulations is extended to Brother Percival Roberts, Eta Gamma's chapter President, on being appointed Southwest Regional Assistant Secretary. Congratulations are also in order for the Eta Gamma guiding administration for the 1982-83 school year. The officers are as follows: Percival Roberts, President; Joseph York, Vice-President; Derrick K. Collins, Recording Secretary; Robert H. Price, Corresponding Secretary; Malcom T. Maxey, Treasurer; Perry L. Jordan III, Associate Editor-to-the-Sphinx; Wendel Eckford, Historian; Kenneth Ferguson, Sergeantat-Arms; Derrell Oliver, Parliamentarian; Terry O. Wright, Director of

San Antonio hosts State Convention The 18th Annual State Convention of the Texas State Council of Alpha Chapters was called to order by State President A. L. Mackey, on the evening of February 12, in the spacious Sheraton Inn in San Antonio. During the general session Brother Mackey outlined the activities for the two-day event. Included in the program was a history-making political issues forum, "Developing a Coalition Political Strategy for the Southwest." The forum, which was conceived and organized by Brother Roy Washington, Convention Co-Chairman, featured General President Ozell Sutton; Mr. Tony Bonilla, National President of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC); Mr. A. C. Sutton, State Director of the NAACP; Ms. Mary Minter, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; and Mr. Ruben Sandoval, local civil rights attorney and activist. The forum participants were all of the same conclusion â&#x20AC;&#x201D; there is a definite need for Black and Hispanic coalition to combat the increasing lack of

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programs and government support of the plight of the nation's minorities. This was the first time Alpha has been involved in this type of "open door policy" with such a large representative minority organization. This forum also set history for LULAC and Mexican human rights organizations because this was the first such meeting to take place in Texas or the Southwest. The two national leaders vowed to meet again later in the year to access the impact of the February meeting and to begin to develop on the necessary strategies to achieve the goals outlined in the February meeting. Judge Andrew Jefferson, Houston, was the luncheon speaker. Brother Jefferson gave a very inspirational speech centered on the theme of the convention, "Alpha Phi Alpha: Passport to the Future." Other convention highlights included a ladies only cocktail hour, stomp contest, general business sessions and recreation. On Saturday evening, February 13, Brother Sutton addressed the conferees and their guests in an open address. In addition to the public address awards were presented to the following: Academic Award; W.E.B. DuBois Award to Eta Gamma Prairie View A & M; Highest Gradepoint: Henry A. Callis Award to Roland Morgan, Eta Gamma, Prairie View A & M, 3.7 out of a possible 4.0; Alumni Chapter of the Year: Delta Rho Lambda Chapter, San Antonio; Alumni Brother of the Year: Roy Washington, Delta Rho Lambda, San Antonio; College Brother of the Year: Roland Morgan, Eta Gamma, Prairie View A & M; Outstanding College Chapter: Eta Gamma, Prairie View A & M; Stomp Contest: Eta Gamma; Golf Contest: Eta Epsilon, Steven Parks, North Texas State;

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Brother Andrew ]efferson, speaker at the Texas State Convention, poses with General President Sutton. Scrapbook: Eta Epsilon, North Texas State; Longest Distance Traveled: Texas Tech, Eta Upsilon; Largest ยง of Registered Brothers: Eta Gamma. The convention hosts were Delta Rho Lambda, San Antonio, James Pickett, President; and Mu Nu, Southwest Texas State, Charles Jones, President. The Chairman was Herbert Bailey, who was assisted by Co-Chairman and Forum Coordinator, Roy Washington.

university of arkansas Kappa Kappa posts a successful year We, the Brothers of Kappa Kappa Chapter, would like to extend a warm greeting to all of our Brothers throughout the world. The Brothers of Kappa Kappa are happy to announce the end of another successful year for our chapter. The officers for the 1981-82 year are as follows: Keith B. Jenkins, President; Timothy Woods, Vice-President; Samuel Turner, Recording Secretary; Chris Jackson, Corresponding Secretary; Ernie Clifton, Treasurer; Willie Matlock, Dean of Pledges; Robert Counts, Chaplain; Earl Buckingham, Sergeant-at-Arms; and Johnny Ray d e m o n s , Editor-to-the-Sphinx. Some of our accomplished projects include the initiation of a monthly television talk show called "Reflections"; distribution of a bi-monthly newsletter produced by Alpha Phi Alpha; production of a weekly gospel radio show; The Sphinx/Summer 1982

tutoring service for minority students; Thanksgiving dinner for the elderly; Christmas food baskets for the poor; sponsorship of Indoor Special Olympics; participation in Community Clean-Up; and Easter Egg Hunt for community children. The Brothers of Kappa Kappa continue to show the high standards and spirit of Alpha through leadership roles in ASG (campus student government), Stand (Black student government) and Symposium (student activities). Brothers Keith Jenkins and Willie Matlock landed lead parts in the dramatic play "Purlie Victorious." Brother Samuel Turner is a disk jockey for the campus radio station. We also have Brothers participating in sports, music and other campus activities. Kappa Kappa closed out the year with our 7th Annual Scholarship Ball and our Founder's Day Banquet. We also gave a farewell party for the graduating brothers, sisters, and friends. One thing that you should always remember is to always work toward the light to achieve ultimate success.

mc neese state u Theta Theta leads the w a y in Lake Charles The Brothers of Theta Theta Chapter of McNeese State University are very involved in the affairs of the university. Leadership is the word most often associated with them. The

chapter is very proud of the following accomplishments: Gary Brown, President of the Interfraternity Council (IFC); Milton Hunter, Vice-President of Student Government Association (SGA); Lloyd Willis, Vice-President of the Student Union Board (SUB). The fraternity has been involved in the many activities on campus. Brother Lloyd Willis won first place in the Black College Bowl. Children from the Hope Center were brought to the homecoming parade and treated to hot dogs and soft drinks while they reviewed the festivities. The chapter was cited by the American Heart Fund for collecting funds to support the fight against heart disease.

texas christian u Eta Psi rejoins active ranks Brethren, we at Eta Psi Chapter of Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, give thanks and praise to God for the reactivation of our chapter. Our chapter was founded on November 15, 1971. Since that time, the chapter had fallen into an inactive state due to the graduation of our founding Brothers. During a ten-year span until the Spring of 1981, TCU men interested in Alpha had to pledge through our sister chapter, Zeta Chi of the University of Texas at Arlington. During the Spring of 1981, four TCU students pledged at Zeta Chi and came back to TCU to let them know that Eta

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Psi was back to serve: Brothers L. Edward Briscoe, Glen McDuffie, Bryant Lee Phillips, and Michael A. Scott. The white a d m i n i s t r a t i o n w a s totally against the reactivation of Eta Psi Chapter because this would bring another Black organization to the predominantly white university. But almost a year later, after a long, hard and bitter war, TCU gave in and on March 2, 1982, Eta Psi was reactivated locally and nationally. W e would n o w also like to thank the Zeta Chi, Beta Tau Lambda, Nu Pi Lambda Chapters, and our Chapter Advisor, Brother Patrick Williams for their support a n d hard w o r k in the reactivation issue. Even though Eta Psi was struggling for reactivation, this did not stop us from being the leaders in academics and social and civic services on the T C U campus and in the Fort W o r t h community. We were a large contributor in the Carter Foundation Blood Drive. We helped form the T C U Black Student Caucus in an effort to unify Blacks on the campus. We have visited nursing homes and handicapped children's homes to try to give the occupants a breath of fresh air. We also held an Easter Egg H u n t for needy children in Fort W o r t h and gave away two $500 scholarships to outstanding Black, graduating high school males to continue their education. Along with all of this, one of our greatest triumphs came when we cosponsored Brother Dick Gregory to come speak to the T C U c o m m u n i t y . Brother Gregory, in his own unique

Pledgees and Historian; Stuart Lord; Kenneth Still; and our Chapter Advisor, Patrick Williams. O u r w a r for reactivation is over and the Eta Psi C h a p t e r will continue to let T C U and the Fort W o r t h c o m m u n i t y k n o w that Alpha's are First of All, Servants of All, and We Shall Transcend All!

louisiana Hall named Man of the Year in Shreveport Sphinxmen of Eta Psi (left to right): Hickman Friday, Samuel Miller, Keith Morrow and Blake Mooreman. w a y , told the audience what they didn't w a n t to hear â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but w h a t they needed to hear. He told the audience, "Recess and playtime is almost over" and left TCU holding high esteems for the Eta Psi Chapter. In Eta Psi's ten-year history, there have only been two pledge lines: the charter line and our 1982 Spring pledge line, The Imperial Force, consisting of Sphinxmen Hickmon Friday, Samuel Miller, Blake M o o r e m a n , and Keith M o r r o w . O u r 1981-82 officers and members are as follows: Brothers Bryant Lee Phillips, President; L. Edward Briscoe, Vice-President; Glen McDuffie, Secretary; Brian Q . Gaston, Treasurer; Michael A. Scott, Dean of

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"Manly deeds," "Excellence in performance of all duties," "Devotion to family," "Loyalty to A l p h a , " are accolades extolled by Brother Walter C. Walker as he presented Brother Andrew H a l l as Delta U p s i l o n Lambda Chapter's Alpha M a n of the Year during the Founder's Day celebration in December 1981. Brother Hall is a Life Member of Alpha and currently serves as Dean of Pledgees for Delta Upsilon Lambda. Last spring Brother Hall, b y working with the chapter, was instrumental in making it possible for over 200 athletes at J. S. Clark, Jr. High School to have a full a w a r d s banquet. Brother Hall is a graduate of Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee, A l a b a m a , and came to Shreveport from South Carolina to teach brickmasonry at Booker T. Washington High School. He retired from the C a d d o School System after 30 years of service and established a masonry department in the Shreveport-Bossier VocationalTechnical School. He currently serves as a building contractor. He is on the Board of Trustees of Antioch Baptist Church. Delta Upsilon Lambda celebrated its Founder's D a y in the Avenue Baptist Church in the 11:00 a . m . worship service on Sunday, December 13. Brother Ecotry Fuller introduced to the audience each Brother in attendance. Brother Harold Hunt, Chapter President, eloquently presented a brief history and purpose of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

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Brother Walter Walker (left) presented the Brother of the Year Award to Brother Andrew Hall at the Shreveport chapter's Founder's Day program.

tance of Brothers Ken Boutte, Al Johnson, Ted Caruthers, Doug Jackson, Robert Mayberry and Patrick Addison. While pledging, the five UC Berkeley neophytes upheld the high standards of Alpha Phi Alpha: "Manly Deeds, Scholarship and Love For All M a n kind." These y o u n g men are Kerry Lewis, A h m a d Anderson, Noah Johnson, David Johnson and G a r y Kelly. Kerry is a junior majoring in Microbiology-Immunology and he hopes to become a physician. A h m a d is a senior in Political Science, a UCB football defensive back, and Vice-President of the Black Collegians Association at UCB. His career goal is to become a lawyer and city planner. N o a h is a junior majoring in Political Science whose career goal is to become a corporate lawyer. David Johnson is a Financial Marketing major and he wishes to become a corporate consultant. Finally, Gary is a Sociology major w h o also has the desire to become a lawyer. In addition, G a r y is a UCB 400 meters s p r i n t e r / t r a c k star and prospective contender for the

WEST uc - berkeley Alpha Epsilon is reactivated O n M o n d a y evening, April 12, 1982 the door of the House of Alpha at the University of California at Berkeley was reopened as Alpha Epsilon (founded in 1922), the second oldest chapter in the state of California, was declared "active" by Brother Joe C. T h o m a s , Northern California District Director, after fifteen years of d o r m a n c y . Once again, "Men, unacquainted, enter, shake hands, exchange greetings, and depart friends. Cordiality exists a m o n g all w h o abide within." Under the auspices of a special committee appointed by Brother Herman Long, President of the G a m m a Phi Lambda Chapter in Berkeley, California, the UC Berkeley pledge line of Kilimanjaro was guided and initiated into A l p h a d o m ; hence, the revival of A l p h a Epsilon became a reality. Members of the Alpha Epsilon reactivation committee are Brothers Gregory Hunt (Dean of Pledgees), Jim Johnson and Dr. Charles Minor, with the assisThe S p h i n x / S u m m e r 1982

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Olympics. Other undergraduate Alpha men on the Berkeley campus made through Gamma Phi Lambda include Wayne Cattrell, Ted Caruthers and Al Johnson. The UC Berkeley neophytes are already in the process of planning a spring quarter Sphinx Club. Their goal is to have an adequate number of Alpha Brothers on campus in order to develop a viable and successful schedule of activities for the 1982-83 academic year. The Alpha Epsilon reactivation committee and other members of Gamma Phi Lambda, Berkeley, and Gamma Chi Lambda, San Francisco, welcome these exceptional young Brothers into Alpha Phi Alpha and wish them great success with the Alpha Epsilon Chapter on the prestigious campus of the University of California, Berkeley.

Oregon Epsilon Zeta Lambda reactivated in Portland The Brothers of Epsilon Zeta Lambda Chapter, founded in Portland, Oregon

in 1950, held a Smoker January 30, 1982 at the residence of Brother Wilson C. Walker which served to revitalize the Alpha Brothers of the local chapter. Active all during the '50s, Epsilon Zeta Lambda became involved in the '60s with the civil rights struggle and its members worked principally through the NAACP and Urban League. Officers elected at the first meeting were: Joseph S. Bowman, President; George Hendrix, Vice-President; Harry C. Ward, Treasurer; James A. Davis, Secretary; Dr. Clarence Pruitt, Sergeantat-Arms; Shelby Golden, Editor-tothe-Sphinx; Galven Irby, Chaplain; Robert Shaw, Historian; Willis Williams, Membership Chairman. Brother James Davis pointed out the concern of the chapter with the plight of Black youths in high schools. Work with some of them fits in as one of the five components of the program the chapter has chosen for long-range plans. Rated as the "number one" component is the Alpha intention to encourage Blacks in business to becon.e producers as well as consumers. Next will be an Alpha youth development program which is expected to include a Leadership Development Institute; youth motivation and recognition; and career guidance coupled with job fairs and

similar events. Epsilon Zeta Lambda also plans to build opportunities to secure a proclamation recognizing the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. as a national holiday. We will campaign to extend the Voters Right Act and support the evolving issues of self-sufficiency, selfdevelopment, personal success, and to press for prosperity for those traditionally "oppressed or poor."

CHAPTER ADDRESSES Each chapter must complete the Chapter Directory, listing its official address for 1982-83, within ten (10) days after the election of chapter officers.

The Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, a major national organization in the twin fields of life and history, is composed of members of all racial groups in America. We welcome your membership, and offer full participation in meetings, conferences and conventions and in other activities.

Members of Alpha Phi Alpha: The Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History cordially invites you to become a member of

ASALH the organization dedicated to improvement of ethnic understanding in America, appreciation of the life and history of the Afro-American, and enrichment of promise of the future. FOR MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION, WRITE: The Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History 1401 Fourteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20005 A I'uHu

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Brother ALBERT T. EDWARDS

Brother WOODRUFF C. ADAMS, SR., age 64, a Toledo, Ohio physician and a former University of Toledo (Ohio) trustee, entered Omega Chapter February 1982 in a Houston (Texas) hospital where he had undergone heart surgery. Brother Adams, a native of Mansfield, Louisiana, began his medical practice in Toledo in 1953. He was graduated from Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee in 1952 and interned the following year at the Homer G. Phillips Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri. Brother Adams received a Bachelor's degree from Tuskegee Institute (Alabama) in 1938 and a Master's degree in Microbiology from the University of Michigan in 1940. He was one of a group who founded the DrewHale Professional Center. He was a member of the Toledo Academy of Medicine and the Ohio, American and National Medical Associations. Brother Adams served eight years as a member of the University of Toledo Board of Trustees and held life memberships in Alpha Phi Alpha, the NAACP and the Indiana Avenue YMCA. Funeral rites were held at 11 o'clock a.m. in the Ross Mortuary in Houston, Friday, February 22. Brother Adams is survived by his wife, Thelma; a son, Woodruff, Jr.; a daughter, Annette; and two brothers, Lehman and Roderick. Brother JOSEPH LEE BREWER, age 73, entered Omega Chapter April 23, 1983 in his home, Massilon, Ohio following an extended illness. Brother Perkins was born and reared in Toledo, Ohio where he received his elementary and secondary education. He was a member of Alpha Tau Chapter since October 1938; a graduate of University of Toledo, School of Pharmacy; was also the proprietor of the Southside Pharmacy for 36 years, the first black-owned and operated pharmacy and drug store in Canton, Ohio. He was a Life Member of the Fraternity. Brother Perkins is survived by his wife, Florence and many collateral relatives and friends. Brother ALBERT T. EDWARDS entered Omega Chapter October 22, 1981 in Portsmouth, Virginia following an extended illness. Brother Edwards was one of the charter members of Epsilon Nu Lambda Chapter in Portsmouth, Virginia, having held every chapter office that was afforded him. He was instrumental in the formation and operation of the chapter's funded tutorial program for a number of years, established in Chesapeake, Virginia. Brother Edwards was born in Warren County, North Carolina, the son of John and Ann Edwards. He received his elementary education in North Carolina, and his secondary and post graduate education at Hampton Institute, and Cornell University. Brother Edwards was a member of many local and national organizations â&#x20AC;&#x201D; member of the Health, Welfare and Recreation Planning Council; President and member of the Board of Directors â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Portsmouth Area United Way; the Effingham Branch of the YMCA; membership and Director of the Central YMCA of Portsmouth; American Cancer Society and Official

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Brother MORRIS HENDERSON

Brother HAROLD E. JOHNSON

of the Ebenezer Baptist Church. Brother Edwards was an outstanding educator, and principal of the Norcom High School for many years. Due to his devotion at Norcom High School last rites were celebrated in the auditorium there on October 27, 1982 with the Reverend Ben A. Beamer, Sr. officiating. Brother Edwards is survived by his wife, Thelma; a daughter, Jessica; and a son, Albert III. Brother MORRIS HENDERSON entered Omega Chapter May 8, 1982 in his home following a brief illness. He was born October 31, 1926 in Portageville, Missouri. He received his elementary education in the public schools of St. Louis, Missouri; his secondary education at Webster College, from which institution he received a Master's degree in'Education. At the time of Brother Henderson's death he was Project Director of the St. Louis Comprehensive North Health Center; also sports editor for the St. Louis Argus and sports commentator for station KMOX. Brother Henderson was a Life Member of the Fraternity and a great churchman. He was a great humanitarian always helping others, and a long-time member of the Central Baptist Church, serving on the Deacon and Trustee Board and other auxiliaries of the church. Funeral rites were conducted by the Reverend Clydrow Durbney at Central Baptist Church, St. Louis, Missouri on May 13, 1982. Brother Henderson is survived by his wife, two sons, two sisters, two brothers, a grandson, an aunt, and many nieces and nephews. Brother HAROLD E. JOHNSON, age 68, entered Omega Chapter October 4, 1981 following a brief illness. He was an active member of Epsilon Mu Lambda Chapter, Pensacola, Florida, having served in many capacities including being elected delegate to the Chicago and Dallas conventions. Brother Johnson was born in Brooklyn, New York; graduated from Wilberforce University with a B.S. degree in Biology; post-graduate work at Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio) with a Master's degree. Brother Johnson was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the Army in 1935 and retired from active duty as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1960. He worked in the Boston (Mass.) area for a number of years as Mutual Fund and Real Estate salesperson; Treasurer and Personnel Officer for the Massachusetts Mental Health Center in Boston. In 1977 he moved to Pensacola, Florida where he became active with Epsilon Mu Lambda Chapter; served as Tax Consultant and Financial Advisor for small businesses and individuals. An Omega service was conducted in Pensacola by the chapter with a stirring tribute by Brother (Judge) L. Howard Bennett. Interment was conducted at the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, with full military honors. Brother Johnson is survived by his wife, Camille; a daughter, Sylvia; a son, Harold; a brother, Kenneth; three grandsons; and many collateral relatives and friends. 61


Brother ANTHONY LAWSON, SR.

Brother WALTER E. PITTS

Brother ANTHONY LOUIS LAWSON, SR., another outstanding and Life Member of the Fraternity, entered Omega Chapter February 27, 1982 in St, Louis, Missouri, born October 26, 1909. Brother Lawson was an active member of Epsilon Lambda Chapter in St. Louis and an ardent church-goer, having been confirmed at St. Philip's Lutheran Church. He received his Baccalaureate degree at Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri and taught school at the Boonville Missouri Correctional Institution; ffom there he went to Spiro and Idabel, Oklahoma, where he was on the high school faculty with the additional duties of band instructor and director of athletics. Brother Lawson worked at Skullens Steel Works, from thence to McDonnell Aircraft from which firm he retired as a supervisor with 21 years of service November 1, 1974. Mass of the Resurrection services were conducted at St. Philip's Church, March 4, 1982 with the Reverend Richard E. Hoffman officiating. He is survived by his wife. Vera; a son, Anthony, Jr.; two brothers; five sisters; and many collateral relatives and friends. Brother ROSS PEARLEY entered Omega Chapter October 27, 1981 in his home following a short illness. Brother Pearley received his elementary and secondary education in St. Louis, Missouri; he was a Life Member for many years; and by profession was a teacher in the St. Louis public schools. Final rites were conducted at the Cote-Brilliante Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, Missouri with the Reverend William G. Gillespie officiating. Brother HUBERT J. PERKINS, JR. entered Omega Chapter April 9, 1982 at Alvarado Community Hospital, Spring Valley, California following a brief illness. Brother Perkins was a Life Member of the Fraternity, beginning his association and affiliation at Beta Lambda Chapter in Kansas City and Epsilon Lambda Chapter in St. Louis, Missouri, serving these chapters efficiently and effectively for many years. Brother Perkins received his educational activities in Kansas City, Kansas' public schools, and his secondary training at the University of Kansas â&#x20AC;&#x201D; where he began his teaching career, followed by a stint at Texas College, in Tyler, Texas â&#x20AC;&#x201D; thence returning to the midwest where he taught in the Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri school systems, retiring as an administrator in 1974. Brother Perkins was an active member in many local and national welfare organizations, and an ardent member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church of Florisant, Missouri from which church final rites were conducted. Brother Perkins is survived by his wite, Dorothy; a daughter, Mary Arlene; a son, Hubert III; a sister, Maeteautia; and many grandchildren and nieces. Brother WALTER ELWOOD PITTS entered Omega Chapter December 14, 1981 following a short illness. Brother Pitts was an active member of Beta Epsilon Chapter located at North Carolina A&T State University. Brother Pitts was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina February 10, 1898, receiving his elementary and secondary education in Winston-Salem. At an early age, he joined St. Andrews United Methodist Church and served faithfully for many years. His professional training began in Johnson City, Tennessee where he served as teacher and coach in the public school systems. Alpha Omega Chapter services were conducted at the funeral parlors in Winston-Salem prior to tinal rites at St. Andrews Church December 18, 1982. o2

Brother RAYMOND SHEPPARD

Brother RAYMOND C. SHEPPARD, age 75, entered Omega Chapter August 29, 1981 following a lengthy illness, in Pensacola, Florida. For many years, he was an active member of Epsilon Mu Lambda Chapter and the first member of the chapter to become a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha. Brother Sheppard was a native of Escambia County, Florida where he received his elementary and secondary education. He received his secondary training further at Bethune-Cookman College, and Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, Florida, with a major in Music Education. Brother Sheppard held membership in County, District and State Band Directors Associations, and became leader of the famed "Ray Shep's Midnight Owls." Prior to Brother Sheppard's passing, the chapter honored him with an Appreciation Day at Washington High School, at which time and place many honors were bestowed upon him. Final rites were conducted at the Talbert Chapel, A.M.E. Zion Church with the Reverend E. S. Chatman, officiating. Brother Sheppard is survived by his wife, Stella; two daughters, Mitzi and Doris; two sons-in-law; two grandchildren; and many collateral relatives and friends. Brother ELVA K. STEWARD entered Omega Chapter on February 22, 1982 in a local hospital at Houston, Texas following a brief illness. Brother Steward was an active member of the Fraternity for 32 years; initiated into Delta Theta Chapter, Texas Southern University in 1950, later transferring to Alpha Eta Lambda Chapter, where he served as Student Placement Director. Brother Steward also was an active member of Trinity Methodist Church where he served as a lay reader and steward; he was a member of Alpha Kappa Mu, an Honorary Society; Future Teachers of America; American Teacher's Association; the YMCA; and many national and local organizations. Omega Chapter services were conducted by the local chapter and other chapters in the area, at the funeral parlors, followed by final rites at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Reverend C. C. Jammer, officiating. He is survived by his wife. Alma; an uncle, Rufus; and many collateral relatives and friends. Brother WARD D. YERBY entered Omega Chapter in his home, Baltimore, Maryland following a brief illness. He was truly a prince, and as noted on the funeral brochure, "A Prince has fallen." Brother Yerby was a member of Delta Lambda Chapter, Baltimore, Maryland and served as an advisor and counselor to the chapter for many years. He was the renowned pastor at Perkins Square Church where he had moved his flock from George Street thirty years ago prior to his passing. He was a quiet proponent of equal and civil rights; he was the first Executive Secretary of the Maryland State Interracial Commission. Brother Yerby completed his elementary education and secondary education at Virginia Union in 1914; he earned his doctorate at Oberlin College, Ohio in 1920. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Portia; a son, William; and a sister, Georgia. OMEGA CHAPTER NOTICES In profound sorrow, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. announces the entrance into Omega Chapter of the following Brothers since the last General Convention in Dallas, Texas: From Eta Delta Lambda Chapter, Monroe, Louisiana Brother WILLIAM THOMAS JONES From Xi Lambda Chapter, Chicago, Illinois Brother SCOVEL RICHARDSON

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PAUL T. GOODNIGHT'S

HYDRANTS LIMITED EDITION

FULL COLOR, 22x28, SIGNED AND NUMBERED PRINTS, $25.00 "Hydrants," a limited edition of 5 0 0 signed and numbered prints from original oil by nationally known artist Paul Goodnight, member of the Boston Collective. This exquisite high quality print has been available only a short while and over 2 0 0 prints have been sold retail. This is a strong indication that this print is moving rapidly on a national level. "Hydrants" is appealing to the eye in line, in form and in color and it depicts a piece of Afro-Ameican city life at play. Look forward to Goodnight's portfolio of his summer of '82 Haitian trip. For more information on Paul T. Goodnight and where you could find this print, write or call Julie Richardson, 1106 W. Montana. Chicago, Illinois 60614. (312) 472-1920.


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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. GENERAL OFFICE: 4432 Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, IL 6065.3 TELEPHONE: (312) 373-1819 James B. Blanton, Executive Secretary Michael J. Price, Assistant Executive Secretary, Editor-in-Chief, The SPHINX Alpha Phi Alpha Building Foundation, Inc. Wayne C. Harvey, Chairman 87 75 W. Kingsbury University City. MO 6 3 1 24 James B. Blanton, Secretary James M. Trent, Treasurer John W. Walker, Counsel William Decker Clarke James L. Hunt Larry L. Earvin Herbert Marshall Kirk L. Bowen Ozell Sutton, Ex Officio

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HELP US SERVE YOU! Report your 1982-83 Chapter Address

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THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES 9 7 T H CONGRESS 1ST SESSION

S. 1992

To amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to extend the effect of certain provisions, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES DECEMBER 16 (legislative day, NOVEMBER 30), 1981 Mr. MATHIAS (for himself, Mr. KENNEDY, Mr. METZENBAI'M, Mr. W E I C K E R , Mr. BIDEN, Mr. C H A F E E , Mr. MOYNIHAN, Mr. CRANSTON, Mr. ANDREWS, Mr. B A I T U S , Mr. BENTSEN, Mr. BOREN, Mr. BOSCHWITZ, Mr. BRADLEY, Mr. BUMPERS, Mr. BURDICK, Mr. R O B E R T C. BYRD, Mr. CANNON, Mr. C H I L E S , Mr. C O H E N , Mr. DANFORTH, Mr. D E C O N C I N I , Mr. DIXON, Mr. DODD, Mr. DOMENICI, Mr. DURENBERGER, Mr. EAGLETON, Mr. FORD, Mr. GLENN, Mr. H A R T , Mr. H A T F I E L D , Mrs. H A W K I N S , Mr. H E I N Z , Mr. H O L L INGS, Mr. HUDDLESTON, Mr. INOI'YE, Mr. J A C K S O N , Mrs. KASSEBAUM, Mr. LEAHY, Mr. LEVIN, Mr. LONG, Mr. MATSI'NAGA, Mr. MITCHELL, Mr. PACKWOOD, Mr. P E L L , Mr. PERCY, Mr. P R E S S L E R , Mr. PROXMIRE, Mr. PRYOR,

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which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL To amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to extend the effect of certain provisions, and for other purposes. 1

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-

2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 3 That subsection (a) of section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of

Extension of the provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 has been achieved — marking a major accomplishment in our Agenda for the Ws. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity salutes all those who worked to preserve our historic gains in civil rights — and we remind each of you that "The Struggle Continues." So long as that remains the case, Alpha must be in the Forefront!

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Distinguished Collegians. The Other Jubilee - the Alpha Chapter. Focus - Brother Ernest Newton II. Alpha Athletes.