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TheSphinx Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

November-December Edition 2011

Words from the President. Julian Blair Watkins

Greetings Brothers of Gamma Mu, ! I anticipate that everything is well with all of the brothers during this holiday season. As we enter the holiday season, we must remember to give thanks to the Heavenly Father for all of his blessings. Last weekend was a wonderful weekend of fellowship and to conduct the business of Alpha. During ANCA, our chapter participated in three competitions, Miss Black & Gold pageant, Brother of the Year, and Brother with the Highest GPA. Our current Miss Black & Gold, did not place, but she performed to the best of her ability and we can not ask for more on her behalf. During ANCA, I ran for Brother of the Year. Sadly I did not win, but I will take this experience and learn from it and try again next year. Although, I did however win highest GPA in ANCA. As we all know Alpha is very costly towards the chapter. During this conference the chapter has currently exhausted our funds due to registration fees. In order for us to have intake next semester, we must payout our insurance fee of $900. As a chapter, we are doing our best to raise money through raffles and selling food to student as well as teachers and other events, but we are not sure if we will raise all the money by ourselves. So I am coming to EVERY past brother of Gamma Mu in this letter, asking everybody in the spirit of brotherhood to please give what you can to help the chapter. We are in dire need of support from everybody. The chapter will be setting up a pay pal account on tomorrow. Information about the pay pal account will be sent out tomorrow as well. Sincerely, Bro. President Julian B. Watkins EMAIL: HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

Congratulations to Julian for winning highest GPA

New ANCA District Director (March 2012) Carl Pickney New Assitant ANCA District Director (March 2012) Montravias D. King   2011 Miss ANCA Black and Gold Queen Akeisha Moseley Mu Tau – UNC-Charlotte    2011 Competition Results   John Hope Franklin Scholars Bowl 1st Runner Up – Beta Rho – Shaw University Winner – Mu Zeta – UNC Chapel Hill Belford V. Lawson Oratorical Competition 1st Runner Up – Montravius King – Beta Zeta Winner- Eric Campbell – Mu Zeta A.M. Gus Witherspoon Award  Paul Norman – Phi Lambda Charles C. Green Award of Merit – Winner – Corey Branch – Phi Lambda 1st Runner Up - S.Wayne Patterson - Alpha Pi Lambda Highest GPA Chapter – Tau Omicron – Davidson College: 2.8 Brother – Julian Watkins – Livingstone College: 3.48 Charles H. Wesley Gamma Kappa Lambda/Omicron Theta Step Show Winner – Gamma Beta – NC Central University 1st Runner up - Beta Epsilon - NC A&T State University College Chapter of the Year – Winner- Tau Omicron – Davidson College 1st Runner up - Gamma Beta - NC Central University  Alumni Chapter of the Year Winner – Phi Lambda – Raleigh, NC 1st Runner up - Beta Theta Lambda - Durham, NC  

Frank Gilbert Service Award Dwayne Bryant – Beta Iota – Winston Salem State University

1st Runner up - Beta Theta Lambda - Durham, NC Frank Gilbert Service Award Dwayne Bryant – Beta Iota – Winston Salem State University   College Brother of the Year  Jerome Perry – Beta Iota – Winston Salem State University   Alumni Brother of the Year Winner – Antoine Medley – Phi Lambda – Raleigh, NC 1st Runner up - S. Wayne Patterson - Alpha Pi Lambda - Winston


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