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7abfe OF CONTENTS GREETINGS General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc............................................. 5 Governor of the State of Michigan .. ............................................. ............ 6 Mayor of the City of Detroit ................................................................ 7 Executive Director ............. ........................... ...... . ............ .. ........... 8 Regional Vice President ...... ....... ....... . ............................... . ............... 9 Regional Assistant Vice President .. . ........................................................ 10 Local Convention Chairman ........... .. ............................. . ..................... 11 Host Chapter President ............................................. • .................. . .. 12 Ladies Activities Committee .................... • ........................................... 13

ABOUT ALPHA PHI ALPHA Alpha Phi Alpha History and Programs ....................................................... 15

CONVENTION PROGRAM Convention Directory .............................................................. ...... . 17 Convention Floor Plan .................................................................... 18 General Convention Officers & Staff ......................................................... 19 General Convention Activity Schedule ...... .......................................... . . .... . 20

CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS Convention Participants & Honorees............................. . ........................... 27 2003 Fraternity Leadership Team .... . ......... .. .................................. ........ ... 38


9reelinys FROM THE GENERAL PRESIDENT flany £ Joh.uon. Sr.

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ALPHA PID ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. Corporate Headquarters • 2313 St. Paul Street • Baltimore, MD 21218 Phone: (410) 554-0040 • Fax: (410) 554-0054

Grtgory Philltps Encutivf Dirutor

OFFICE OF THE GENERAL PRESIDENT My Brothers and Friends of Alpha Phi Alpha: Greetings from the Mighty House of Alpha! As General President of the greatest Fraternity in the world, it is with the utmost pleasure tbat I extend to you heartfelt greetings on the occasion of our 97'h Anniversar y Convention. Over 85 years ago, our Fourth General President, Brother Charles H. Garvin, once boldly proclaimed, "An Alpha Phi Alpha man's Attitude should not be, 'How much can I derive from the Fraternity? But how much can I do for the Fraternity?'" Today, as we prepare to face the challenges of a bold and bright new future, the time has come for us to rekindle the spirit of leadership and service in the dawn of the 2 1" Century. As General President of tbis great organization, I am heartened by the support of Brothers around the world with "that Alpha Attitude; ready, willing and able to render service to our communities and our nation." As you know, in order to continue our rich legacy as leaders within our communities, the Fraternity must continue to implement our National Programs; A Voteless People Is a Hopeless People, Project Alpha and Go-to-High School, Go-to-College. These programs as well as the many other activities has established Alpha Phi Alpha as the premiere fraternal organization in the nation. Furthermore, with the establishment of the Fraternity's Economic Development Foundation, under the stellar leadership of Bro. Dr. Wi lliam F. Pickard, Alpha Phi Alpha is once agrun taking her rightfu l place at the pinnacle of leadership and service in America. My friends, as we assemble here this week on this most auspicious occasion, it is indeed my honor and privilege to welcome you to this exciting General Convention. Whi le our official purpose is to conduct the business of the Fraternity, I encourage you to participate in the outstanding workshops we have planned for you, patronize our valued vendors and "continue to do the work of him that has called us by day" by striving to Hold Alpha High! In the spirit of high idealism, I remain, Fraternally,

J/ifL~k. Harry E. Johnson, Sr., E q. General President

Founders 1/enry A. Collis Charles fl Chapman George B. Kelley Eugene K. Jones Nathaniel A. Murray Robtrt/1. Ogle Vertner IV. Tandy


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OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR LANSING

JOHN D. CHERRY, JR. LT.~NOA

July 31, 2003

Dear Friends: Although I regret that I cannot be with you today, it is my great privilege to welcome you to the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity's 97"' Anniversary Convention. There is an ancient proverb that says, "Those who believe it cannot be done should get out of the way of those who are doing it." Since Alpha Phi Alpha was founded in 1906, the gentlemen of this organization have selflessly promoted brotherhood, academic excellence and a strong commitment to correcting injustices faced by African-Americans and other minorities throughout the 20th Century. You truly should be proud to count yourselves among those who are "getting it done" for our citizens and for our communities. Again, welcome. Please accept my gratitude for your efforts and my best wishes for your continued success.

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Dear Brothers: It gives me great pleasure to welcome my "brothers", the men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity to the city of Detroit and our fraternity's 97th Annual Convention. For more than 96 years, the men of our great fraternity have worked diligently to improve the educational, economic, political and social conditions of the African American community. while acting to provide a voice and vision to the struggles of our people. I am excited our great fraternity has chosen Detroit to host its annual convention and hope our city's outstanding facilities and courteous service ensure the complete success of your event. During your stay please take time to experience Detroit and enjoy the unique attractions our city offers. Detroit is home to the largest museum of African American history, tJ1e Motown Historical Museum and numerous other cultural attractions. We also feature Las Vegas style casinos and exciting ni ghtlife. I am proud to celebrate the rich history of Alpha Phi Alpha. As we celebrate our past, Ictus embrace the future and continue our efforts to empower our communities by moving onward and upward toward the light. On behalf of my entire administration and the citizens of Detroit, I say "welcome" and thank you for choosing Detroit. I look forward to celebrating with you.


9reelinys FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC.

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Harry E. John$on, Sr. General Presidtnt

Corporate Headquarters • 2313 St. Paul Street • Baltimore, MD 21218 Phone: (410) 554-0040 • Fax: (410) 554-0054

Gregory Ph1llips Exrcutivt Director ®

OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Greetings Brothers and Friends of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity: On behalf of our illustiious General President, Bro. Harry E. Johnson, Sr., and our hardworking staff of family and friends at our Corporate Headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland, I extend to you heartfelt greetings and salutations from our "home on St. Paul Street." As Executive Director of our great Fraternity, it is a unique challenge and awesome responsibility to accept the call of service to Alpha Phi Alpha and its demanding and diverse brotherhood. Furthermore, it is equally a privilege to participate in this, our 97'11 Anniversary Convention. As you know, our Fraternity's Corporate Headquarters has worked diligently and effectively throughout the past fraternal year to coordinate a world-class event that will more than meet your expectations. As a corporate entity, we encourage you to stop by and visit us during the convention to share with us your valuab le insight on how we may better serve you. Until then, I encourage you to sit back, relax and enjoy this opportunity to fellowship with our Brothers and friends here in Detroit! Sincerely,

0t2v Gregory Phillips

Executive Director

Founders Henry A. Calli$ Chorlt$ H. Chapman George 8 Kelley E11gene K. Jones Nathaniel A. M11"ay Robert H. Ogle Vertner W randy


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FROM THE REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT

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ALPHA PHl ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. Corporate Headquarters • 23 13 St. Paul Street • Balt imore, MD 21218 Phone: (41 0) 554-0040 • Fax: (410) 554-0054

Gugory Phillips Exccutht Oirntor

Dear Brothers, Guests and Corporate Friends. lt is with great pleasure that I extend an "A lpha Midwest Welcome" to all of you gall1ered here in Detroit, Michigan USA for tJ1e convening of our 97th Anni versary Convention of l11e Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Our convemion team and the Brothers of the Michigan District host chapters have planned an exciting convention that will ensure your enjoyment as you take care of the business of Alpha and suppo11 this community. Tcommend all of you for the hard work and dedication toward making this gathering a success. Detroit is tru ly an "A lpha Ci ty" and our B rother M ayor Kwame K il patrick has worked to make it a lirst class new economy town that is leading the way in the techno-savvy age of advanced manufacturing. The Brothers of the M idwest are excited that you have chosen us to showcase the Alpha University 2003-course offerings. Our corporate friends are also here looking for qualified candidates to join tl1em, please take advantage of lllese opportunities.

It is my sincere hope that each of you will find value in your attendance at this convention and that this will be the start of a renewed spirit for you in your daily lives. Our leadership is waiting to see you and to celebrate another year of Alpha accomplishment. The Year 2003 arrived wi th several challenges and projects that we must complete. Let us continue the Fraternity's work to establ ish the National Ki ng M emori al in Washington, D.C .. honoring our Brother Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and let us recommit ourselves to youth and economic development. This conference i s significant because it will chronicle the completion of the I" I 00 years of Alpha progress and signal the start of planning for the next.

Fraternally,

/~o;Ji~ Samuel D. DeShazior Vice President, Midwest Region

Founders lltnry A. Callrs Charles If Chapmtm George 8 Kelley Eugene K Jones Nath<mrtl A M11"ay Robert II. Ogle Vmner IV Tandy


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FROM THE REGIONAL ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT

Harry E. Johnson: Sr. General Presldtnl

ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. Corporate Headquarters • 2313 St. Paul Street • Baltimore, MD 21218 Phone: (4JO) 554-0040 • Falt: (410) 554-0054

Gregory Phillips Extcutivr Dirutor

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July 31, 2003 Brothers in Alpha! It is with extreme pleasure and humility that I welcome this most august body to the Midwestern Region and to the City of Detroit for your 97'b Anniversary Convention! The next five days promise to be worth your time and money. The Brothers of the host Chapters and the General Convention Planning Team have worked tirelessly to make your experience here in Detroit and unforgettable one.

As the Assistant Vice-President of the Midwestern Region, I am obligated to express to my fellow collegians the importance of our contributions to the fratern ity. College Brothers always have been and always will be the bloodline of the organization. 1 also am obligated to remind Alumni Brothers that "college days swiftly pass," and that in the near future, the youth of this great organization will be the future community leaders, officers in your chapters, and candidates for General President. Conventions like this will be the moments that inspire them to strive for new and greater achievement. Each Alumni Brother must embrace a College Brother, and help mold us collegians into the success Alpha men that you are. With due diligence and relentless vigor, let us all leave this convention with a renewed spirit for the work of Alpha at all levels, chapter, district, regional and national! l challenge a ll of you to "inspire the musician to play noble sentiments, and assist the chemist to convert ungenerous personalities inlo individuals of great worth .. ."' I leave you with a quote from one of our Jewel Founder Henry Arthur Callis, "Think Alpha Phi Alpha, talk Alpha Phi Alpha, promote Alpha Phi Alpha, and labor for the broad principles of idealism for which Alpha Phi Alpha was created, so that humanity shall look on us as a body worthwhile."

Fraternally,

I?.d.J~ Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Assistant Vice-President Midwestern Region

Founders Henry A. Callis Charles H. Chapman George B. Kelley £11gene K. Jones Nathaniel A. Murray Robert H. Ogle Vertner W. Tandy


Welcome FROM THE CONVENTION CHAIRMAN Harry E. Johnson. Sr Gtntnll'rtsidtnl

ALPHA PH) A ~PHA FRATERNITY, INC. Corporate Headquarters • 2313 St. Paul Street • Baltimore, MD 21218 Phone: (410) 554-0040 • Fax: (4JO) 554-0054

Gregory Phillips Exrtut.ivr Oirtttor

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Greetings my Brothers and Friends of Alpha Pbi Alpha Fraternity: Welcome to " Motown," Detroit! The brothers of hosi chapters Gamma Lambda, Alpha Upsilon, Theta Tau and Pi-U psilon also greet you in the utmost fashion and Alpha tradition as we accept the challenge and privilege to host this 85th General Convention. h has been 35 years (1 968) since Detroit erved a host to the national brotJ1erhood and our local chapters are committed to guarantee that your stay here will be memorable and rewarding. Detroit is known for putting the world on wheels and is home to the Big 3 auto plants (Ford, General M otors and DaimlerChrysler). H owever, Detroit is also known for the contributions of Berry Gordy's M otown R & B, George Clinton 's P-Funk, Rock Music, Rap Music, Electric Techno house music, gospel music, Jazz, the Blues, soul food, barbeque ribs. pizza, and Coney Island hot dogs ! Wh ile here. be sure to visit our various museums, vast suburban shopping centers, 3 downtown casinos (and one in Windsor, Canada), Chene Park Amphitheatre, the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Hart Plaza's Weekend Ethnic Festi val. and also our ·'Jewel on the Ri ver," Belle I sle Park ! Pol itically, A lpha Phi A lpha is represented by the presence of our city's M ayor, Brother K wame Kilpatrick and City Councilman Brother A lonzo Bates. T he C.E.O. of our Detroit Public School System is Brother Dr. Kenneth Burnley. M any of our prominent churches are led by Alpha Ministers. While here in Detroit, delegates to the convention are expected to select the two finali sts who will compete for the office of our next (the 32'") General President. The daytime and evening acti vities have been well planned to ensure your satisfaction, so don' t hesitate to enjoy your stay. We shall attempt to accommodate most of your desires and w ishes that will somehow j ustify your decision to visit our great city. So, it's SHOWTIME IN MOTOWN as we soar first of all , servants of all and transcending all !

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Founders 1/enry A (Allis Charlts II Chapman Georg< 8. Kelley Eugene K JoneJ Notham•l A. Murray RoiHrt H. Ogle Vutn<r W Tandy


Welcome FROM THE CHAPTER PRESIDENT ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. Harry £. Johnson. Sr. Gcntnll President

Corporate Headquarters • 2313 St. Paul Street • Baltimore, MD 21218 Phone: (410) 554-0040 • Fax: (410) 554-0054

Gregory Phillips Exccuth•t Oiretlor ®

Brothers, On behalf of the over two hundred members of Gamma Lambda chapter I would like to officially welcome you to our city. It is my pleasure to greet you as the 43"' President of the third oldest graduate chapter in Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. We are truly excited that you have traveled from near and far to participate in this 97•h Anniversary Convention, held in our city. You will see that our city is rich in culture and tradition. We encourage you to visit some of Detroit's treasures such as the Motown Museum, Greektown, and the exciting new casinos, along with our great restaurants. We hope that you will make time to come down to our fraternity house located at 293 Eliot. Built in 1919, it is considered one of the oldest fraternity houses still standing. The Detroit chapter (Gamma Lambda), along with Brother Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, and former Brother Mayor Dennis Archer, have been eagerly awaiting your arrival. We take great pride in boasting that Alphas are making major contributions in all facets of bfe in Detroit. Thirty-five years have passed since our National Organization convened in the city of Detroit. We hope that your stay will be a memorable one. If there is anything that we can do to enhance your stay in our fair city, please do not hesitate to contact brothers of this chapter. Fraternally, G. Wayne Watkins

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Fotmde,·s Henry A. Callis Charles II. Chapman George 8. Kelley Eugene K. Jones Nmhaniel A. Murray Robert H. Ogle Ven ner W. Tandy


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Greetings: Welcome to the 97'h General Convention and to Detroit- the Motor City. As you have taken time to prepare to journey from across the nation as well as from international destinations to attend the convention at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center llotel, our local planning commi ttee has taken time and worked to plan activities for you. They have worked to plan activities that entenain, as well as inform, enlighten, and engage each attendee. We have worked in the spiri t of Alpha and the spirit of a strong legacy of ladies who supponed Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Please come ready to renew old acquaimances and establish new acquaimances. Please come ready to enjoy Detroit. Please come ready to enjoy, learn, and reflect. What is more, be ready to experience Detroit's elegance and style that is coupled with its warm Northern, Southern hospitality. The hostesses arc exci ted to have you here. We stand ready to greet you warmly. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. And, do come again.

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7fboul ALPHA PHI ALPHA THE ALPHA PHI ALPHA LEGACY: A BRIEF HISTORY Since it's founding on December 4, 1906, Alpha Ptr1 Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has supplied voice and vision to the struggle of African-Americans and people of color around the world. Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for AfricanAmericans, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by seven college men who recognized the need for a strong bond of Brotherhood among African descendants in this country. The vis1onary founders. known as the "Jewels" of the Fraternity, are Henry Arthur Callis, Charles Henry Chapman. Eugene Kinckle Jones. George Biddle Kelley, Nathaniel Allison Murray, Robert Harold Ogle, and Vertner Woodson Tandy. The Fraternity in1tially served as a study and support group for m1nority students who faced racial prejudice. both educationally and soc1ally, at CornelL The Jewel founders and early leaders of the Fraternity succeeded in laying a firm foundation for Alpha Ph1 Alpha's principles of scholarship, fellowship, good character. and the uplifting of humanity. Alpha Phi Alpha chapters were established at other colleges and un1versit1es, many of them historically black institutions, soon after the found1ng at CornelL The first Alumni Chapter was established in 191 1. While continuing to stress academic excellence among its members, Alpha also recognized the need to help correct the educational. economic, political. and social injustices faced by African-Americans. Alpha Phi Alpha has long stood at the forefront of the African-American community's fight for civil rights through leaders such as: W.E.B. DuBois. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Edward Brooke, Martin Luther King, Jr.â&#x20AC;˘ Thurgood Marshall, Andrew Young, William Gray, Paul Robeson, and many others. True to its form as the "first of firsts," Alpha Phi Alpha has been interracial since 1945.

ALPHA PHI ALPHA TODAY Alpha Ph1 Alpha today continues its commitment to members of the Fraternity and the African-American community through Alpha University. It is through the groundbreaking Alpha Un1versity train1ng program, the Fraternity has rededicated 1tself to fostenng a spint of Brotherhood within the ranks of the Fraternity, preparing a new generation of leaders and bringing consistency to chapter operation and to the Implementation of the Fraternity's national programs.

NATIONAL PROGRAMS The Fraternity's Nat1onal Programs are community outreach mentoring initiatives that have been adopted by the organization's governing body and mandated for implementation

by all of 1ts chapters. The organization's National Programs include: GO-TO-HIGH SCHOOL, GO-TO-COLLEGE

The "Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College" program. established 1n 1920, concentrates on the importance of completing secondary and collegiate education as a road to advancement. Statistics prove the value of this extra impetus in making the difference in the success of young African-American men. given that school completion is the single best predictor of future economic success. Through the Go-to-High-School, Goto-College educational initiative, young men receive information and learn strategies that facilitate success. Alpha men provide youth participants with excellent role models to emulate. PROJECT ALPHA

Project Alpha is a collaborative effort between the March of Dimes Foundation and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. This program was developed to increase the knowledge of the African-American male of the consequences of teenage pregnancy from the male perspective. This program seeks to assist young men in developing an understanding of their role in preventing untimely pregnancies through responsible attitudes and behaviors. The goals of ProJect Alpha are to: Reduce the rate of adolescent sex and pregnancy; stress the concept of abstinence as a personal cho1ce wh1le promoting the use of contraceptives to those that choose to be sexually active; increase the knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the human body and the awareness of sexually transmitted diseases; clarify and emphasize the roles and responsibilities of fatherhood; and reduce the rate of sexual abuse and violence among AfricanAmerican teens. A VOTELESS PEOPLE IS A HOPELESS PEOPLE

"A Voteless People is a Hopeless People" was initiated as a National Program of Alpha during the 1930's when many African-Americans had the right to vote but were prevented from voting because of poll taxes, threats of reprisal. and lack of education about the voting process. Voter education and registration has remained a dominant focus of this outreach activity for over 65 years. In the 1990's, the focus has shifted to include political awareness and empowerment.

SPECIAL PROJECTS Alpha Phi Alpha's Special Projects are programs and activities that are sustained through collaborative efforts, memoranda of understandmg, and/or outside financial assistance, which Chapters are encouraged to implement. Current Special Projects include: (1) Alpha HeadStart - this collaborative effort serves as Alpha's Fatherhood mentoring initiative and assists fathers in the1r rebound from the social forces that may have weakened their ability to function self-sufficiently. (2) Big Brothers I Big Sisters mentoring partnership-implemented in 1991, Alpha Phi Alpha and BBIBS assist each other in mentoring African-American boys and young men.


(3) Boy Scouts of America-through this alliance, Alpha Phi Alpha focuses on mentoring through the Scouting program. (4) Leadership Development Institutes-the program prepares outstanding high school students in the vital sk1lls of leadership, college preperation and effective group Interaction.

ALPHA PHI ALPHA' S FOUNDATIONS , THE ALPHA PHI ALPHA EDUCATION FOUNDATION, INC.

The Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation. Inc. is the non-profit charitable arm of the Fraternity, which focuses on scholarship, programs. and training and development of the membership. Education Foundation encompasses the implementation of Go-to-High School. Go-to-College, Project Alpha, voter Education I Registration efforts the Belford V. Lawson Oratorical Contest, the Collegiate Scholars Bowl, Leadership Development Institutes. and the professional and personal development thrusts of the Fraternity-Alpha University. THE ALPHA PHI ALPHA BU ILDI G FOU DATlO , I C. The Alpha Ph1 Alpha Building Foundation was established as an â&#x20AC;˘ econom1c development corporation to promote, preserve, and protect the infrastructure of our community. The Foundat1on has developed a unique approach to effect positive change.¡ The Alpha Village represents a project built and purchased by Alpha men and a forward step towards an economic development movement. T HE ALPHA PHI ALPHA ECONOMIC DEVELOPME T FOUNDATION. INC. The purpose of the Alpha Phi Alpha National Community Economic Development Foundation is to "promote and encourage economic development in minority and disadvantaged communities by expanding the opportunities for the residents of those communities to enter into, own, manage, operate and/or be employed in business enterprises which are based upon the substantial participation of the low income community." Additionally, the Foundation's aim is to promote a dynam1c business environment in underserved communities through franchise opportunities, family financial planning and an aggressive Wealth Building Initiative. WASHINGTO , D.C. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. ATIO AL MEMORIAL PROJECT FOU DATION, INC.

Established to oversee the development of the memorial project. the Washington. D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memonal ProJect Foundation, Inc is a non - profit fundraising arm of the fraternity. The foundations mission is "to commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by leading a collaborative funding, design and construction process in the creation of a memorial to honor his national and international contributions to world peace through nonviolent social change."

WORLD POLICY COUNCIL The Fraternity formed its much heralded World Policy Council in 1996 to address Un1ted States national and foreign policy issues. At 1ts inception. Former U.S. Senator Bro. Edward W. Brooke of Massachusetts, the f1rst Afncan-Amencan to serve 1n the Senate in the 20th century. was named chairman of the council. Senator Brooke succeeded by Bro. Dr. Horace G. Dawson, Jr., director of Howard University's Patricia Roberts Harris Public Affairs Program and former Ambassador to Botswana. The Council's formation reflects two realities in America: 1.) The U.S. government's national agenda has become more closely linked to world affairs and non-governmental organizations are part of the network of influential voices in foreign affairs. 2) Alpha Phi Alpha's legacy of activities in civil rights and education has broadened to include foreign policy. The Fraternity's leadership has been careful to stress that Alpha Phi Alpha's new foreign policy interest will not diminish the organization's involvement with domestic issues.

NATIONAL TOWN HALL FORUM & POLITICAL ACTION COMMISSION Established under the leadership of General President Harry E. Johnson. Sr., the Alpha National Town Hall Forum, a program of the Fraternity's newly established Political Action Comm1ssion. is an 1nnovat1ve approach to political enlightenment and empowerment for people of color around the world. Hosted by General President Johnson and Mayor Marc Moria! of New Orleans, LA. Chairman of the Political Act1on Comm1ssion. the Town Hall Forums address the current political, social, cultural and economic issues facing the African American and broader communities in the dawn of the 21st century. It is through these forums of political discourse, that Alpha Phi Alpha aims to "Reawaken a Sleeping Giant." namely the African-American voting populace. as we prepare to face the challenges of a bold and bright new future.

VALUE ADDED SERVICES PROGRAM: " BROTHERHOOD HAS ITS PRIVILEGES" The Alpha Phi Alpha "Value Added Services" Corporate Partnership Program was established under the direction of General President, Bro. Harry E. Johnson. Sr., Esq. As a part of General President Johnson's vision for the Fraternity, the Value Added Services initiative will work to encourage lasting economic partnerships with our Fraternity's responsible corporate friends. The purpose of the "Value Added Serv1ces" Program is to expand and enhance the Fraternity's membership services initiatives by prov1ding promotional discounts and economic incentives to our international brotherhood. As a result of our collective buymg power, Alpha Phi Alpha, in return. offers our corporate partners an opportunity to build a lasting business relationship with the Fraternity, through cooperative economics and e-commerce technology. Those companies that have agreed to part1c1pate in th1s exciting new initiative include Ameritrade, Black Enterprise Magazine. Alamo Car Rental, Choice Hotels, Southwest Airlines. 1-800-Fiowers.com, and others.


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9enerafCONVENTION OFFICERS & STAFF COMMITIEE ON GENERAL CONVENTIONS Brother Harry E. Johnson, Sr.• Esq., General President

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Brother Gregory Phillips, Executive Director

Brother Ell1ott Ferguson, D1rector of Conventions

CONVENTION OFFICERS General President ...... ................. • ... ..•. . . ............... Brother Harry E. Johnson, Sr., Esq. Executive Director ........... ....... . ........ • .. •..••............. Brother Gregory Phillips Director of Conventions ... .............. . . . ... . . .....•..• .......... Brother Elliott Ferguson Convention Chairman ........ ..... .... . .......... • . •..••.. ... . .... Brother Larry Boatwright Parliamentarian . . .

. ..... . ...... .. ...... . . . ........ ..••. • ....... Brother John M. Williams

Assistant Parliamentarian ........... . .. . ... . .. ... .. ...•..••.•...•... Brother James R. Johnson Advisor to the General President on International Affairs ....... • ...... ••• ... Brother Horace G. Dawson, Jr Special Assistant to the General President ............. .............• .. . . Brother Rev. Thomas B. Watson, Ill Brother Robert A. Willis Brother Harlan Ware Brother Kevin Jenkins Admm1strat1ve Assistant to the General President ......................... Brother Joseph E. Heyward, Sr. Chief Sergeant-at-Arms ............................... ............. Brother Ronald Russell Convent1on Chaplain ............ ... ....... ........................ Brother Rev. James Blassengame Associate Convention Chaplain ....... ....... ..••.................... Brother Rev. Thomas B. Watson, Ill Assoc1ate Convention Chaplain ........ . ......................... .... Brother Rev. John N. Doggett, Jr. Associate Convention Chaplain ................. . . . ................ . . Brother Rev. William Calhoun

ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY STAFF Executive Director ................ Brother Gregory Phillips Director of Communications . ....... Brother William Douglass l yle Director of Membership .......... . Brother Gregory Troy Jackson Assistant Director of Membership .... Brother Jamaal Bailey Membership Coordinator .......... Brother Mark Eric Holsey Membership Specialist. ............ Ms. Deloris Akins Accounting Information Specialist .... Ms. Tanya Yvette Gaines Receptionist ................ .... Ms. Kira Dorkins Membership Intern ............... Brother Calvin Green (Iota Kappa Chapter) Communications Intern ............ Brother Derrett Robinson (Delta Chapter) Convention Services .............. Brother Clarence Robert Smith Convention Services .............. Brother David Driver Convention Services .............. Brother Kenneth R1chmond Convention Services .. ............ Ms. Gwendolyn Brock


ALPHA PHI ALPHA 9enerafCONVENTION ACTIVITY SCHEDULE TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2003 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Black Business Expo .. .. ' .. .. ·...............(Greater Grace Temple of David)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2003 6:00 p.m.-8:00p.m.

local Host Chapter Fundraiser (Education Foundation)

................(The Yacht Club)

THURSDAY, JULY 31 2003 I

8:00a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 9:30a.m.- 12:00 p.m. 11 :OOa.m. - 12:00p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 7:00p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. - 4:30p.m.

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 7:00p.m.- 10:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. 10:45 p.m.- 2:30a.m. 9:00p.m. - 2:00a.m.

Centennial Committee Room .. . .. . .... .......(Michelangelo) Board of Directors Meeting . . .. . ... ..... . ....(Ambassador Ballroom- Salon 1) Elections Committee Meeting . ... .............(Joliet A) with Rules & Credentials Registration/Exhibits ........ .. ... ........... EXHIBIT HALL /(Ontario East) Awards Display Room .......................Exhibit Hall (Ontario West) Awards Committee Meeting Room .............(Monet) Committee Meetings Education Foundation ....... ................(Duluth A) Awards ...... .... . .. .....................(Monet) Constitution ..............................(Marquette B) Gnevances & Disciplines . ....................(Cadillac A) HQ Maintenance ..........................(Cadillac B) Building Foundation ........................(Nicolet A) Economic Development Foundation .............(Nicolet B) Internal Audit/Budget & Finance ...............(LaSalle A) International Brothers Affairs ......... ....... .. (LaSalle B) Membership, Standards & Extensions ............(Brule) Time & Place ...... ........................(Brule) Racial Justice & Public Policy .. . ........ ... ....(Joliet A) Rituals & Ceremonies .......................(Joliet B) Rules & Credentials ........... ........... ...(Richard A) Special Investigation . . . ....... ........ ...(Richard B) Strategic Planning ...... ....................(Marquette A) Welcome Reception ....... ........ .(Renaissance (Columbus) Ballroom) Miss Black and Gold Pageant Rehearsal .. ...•. ...(Marquette AlB) Choir Rehearsal . ...... ....................(Ambassador) Dance Social (host chapter event) ..............(Floods Bar & Grille $15.00) Egyptian Heat Jump Off Party .................Wayne State University (local host undergraduate event) .............. .Student Center Building 5221 Gullen Mall Detroit, Ml 48202

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1 2003 I

7:00a.m. -8:00a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 8:30a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Aerobics* ................................(Marriott Courtyard - 8th floor) Registration /Exhibits ................. .••....(Exhibit Hall Foyer/Ontario East) Choir Rehearsal .... . ..... .......•.........(Renaissance Ballroom) Devotional Period ................... •......(Joliet Room) Centennial Committee Room ....... •.. . ......(Michelangelo)

* Courtyard Marriott- Downtown adjoins the Marriott Renaissance Center via a climate controlled bridge.


The Higher Ed. Commission Meeting ............(Duluth A) Miss Black and Gold Pageant Rehearsal ..........(Cadillac ) Awards Display Room ... ... . ................(Ontario West) Awards Committee . ..........•.............(Monet) Golf and Tennis Tournament ..................(Gateway Golf Club & Courtyard by MarriottTennis Court) (buses depart at 7 a.m. from Marriott Renaissance Cen~er Lo\'y) 9:00a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Opening Session .........................(Ambassador Ball Room) Convention Call to Order & Presentation of Presiding Officer ............ . . .Brother Harry E. Johnson, Sr., Esq. General President Presiding Officer .....•••........... .......... ................ ... Brother Dennis Davis Midwestern Assistant Vice President Invocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . ..... . . ..... Brother James Blassengame Convention Chaplain Presentation of Board of Directors & Convention Officials ... ........ . . ..... Brother Gregory Phillips Executive Director Adoption of Agenda for 97th Anniversary Convention ... ...........•... .. Brother Gregory Phillips Executive Director Rules & Credenttals Report . ..• .•..... ......... . .. ............... . .Brother Ronald T. James Chairman Adoption of Previous General Convention Minutes . ... ................ . .Brother Gregory Phillips Executive Director Presentatton of the General President ......... . ... . ..................Brother Milton C. Davis 29th General President STATE OF THE FRATERNITY ADDRESS ..... .. .........................Brother Harry E. Johnson, Sr., Esq. General President BUSINESS SESSION I Prestding ............ . ..... ........ . . .... . . . ..................Brother Ronald Celestine Western Region Vice President Executtve Directors Report ..... ... . .. .... . .•............... .. ...... Brother Gregory Phillips Executive Director General Counsel's Report . ........ . ...... . . ............. . . ... ..... Brother Cecil Howard General Counsel General Treasurer's Report . . ............... . • . ...•.................Brother George N. Reaves General Treasurer Comptroller's Report .. .......... .. .. . ... •...•. . ........ ...... .... Brother Frank A Jenkins, Ill Comptroller National Historians Report ........... . .. .• .. . ••....... ....... ..... Brother Robert L. Harris, Jr. Historian Elections Committee ...... . .. . . .. . .. . . ................. ..... . . ... Brother Charles King Chairman Summary Reports . .. . ........... .. ..... . ................ ... .... .Vice Presidents & Asst. Vice Presidents Omega Service .......... . ..... .. ...............................Brother Darryl Peal Chairman, Rituals & Ceremonies Blood Drive (American Red Cross) ..............(Ontario West) 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. MLK Fraternal Luncheon .....................(Renaissance Ballroom) 12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. Collegiate Scholars Bowl Preliminary . . . . . . . . . . .(Brule AlB) 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 32nd General President's Race .................(Ambassador Ballroom) 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Candidates Forum Project Alpha Faculty Meeting ..•.•............(Duluth A) 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Leadership Development & . . . .•..............(Joltet B) 3:30 p.m. - 4:45p.m. Citizen Education Program Committee Meeting: Historical Commission ....... (Cadillac) 3:30 p.m. - 4:45p.m. College Brothers Caucus . ... .. . ... . ......... .(Mackinac Ballroom) 3:30p.m. - 4:30p.m. Centennial Committee ... ....•............. .(Michelangelo Room) 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. 8:00a.m.- 12:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

6:00p.m. - 7:30p.m.

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m. - 11 :00 p.m. 1:OOa.m. - 4:00a.m.

Regional Caucuses Eastern Region .......................... . .(Ambassador Ballroom-Salon 1) Midwestern Region ...................... . ..(Ambassador Ballroom-Salon 3) Southern Region ........................ . ..(Ambassador Ballroom-Salon 2) Southwestern Region .......................(Richard) Western Region ...................... ... ..(Cadillac) Alpha University Workshops . Big Brothers Big Sisters partnership ... ... ... . ... LaSalle A National AIDS Initiative ........... •••. . . . . ... LaSalle B National Marrow Donor Program . .... •••••.. ... Nicolet A National Mentoring Initiative ...... • . ••• ... . ... Nicolet B Project Alpha Overview ..... . ... . .. •.• ......(Marquette B) College President's Forum ....... ••. . • . ••• . . ..(Mackinac Ballroom) Miss Black & Gold Interviews ...... • .. ••. . • . ...(Richard) Miss Black and Gold Pageant ..... ... ..... ....(Renaissance Ballroom) Nefertiti On The Nile Pool After Party ... .•.•. ....Wayne State University (local host undergraduate event) WSU Fitness and Recreation Center 5226 Gullen Mall Detroit. Ml 48202

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2003 Aerobics ........................ .• .. . ....(Marriott Courtyard-8th floor) Community Outreach Program ................(Off premises) Open Door Rescue Mission 7:30 a.m. - 9:15a.m. Health Symposium Health Disparities Among African Americans ......(Brule AlB) Medical Screening ..........................(Ontano West) 7:30a.m.- 10:30 a.m. Devotional Period ..........................(Joliet) 8:00 a.m. -8:30a.m. Registration/Exhibits ........... •. ...........(Exhibit Hall Foyer/Ontario East) 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Centennial Committee Meeting . . . ............(Michelangelo) 8:00a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Choir Rehearsal ........... ... .............(Renaissance Ballroom) 8:00a.m.- 10:00 a.m. Awards Display Room ......... •• . . ..........(Ontario West) 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Awards Committee Meeting ..................(Monet) 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Oratorical Competition Planning Meeting ........(Duluth A) 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. MLK Team Committee Meeting ................(LaSalle B) 8:00a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m.- 10:45 a.m. Health Symposium Session I (Prostate Cancer Overview) .. . .. .......(Cadillac A/B) Session II (Women's Healthcare/ ........ . .......(Brule AlB) Hormones and Menopause) 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Business Session II ........ ........ ........(Ambassador) Presiding ............................ ........ ..... . ... • ... . ...Brother Tophas Anderson, Ill Southwestern Region Vice President Invocation Economic Development Foundation Report ........... ... • . • ...........Brother William Pickard Chalfman Special Presentation .............. .. . .... ........................Mr. George Fraser Ford Motor Company Rules & Credentials Report ........................................Brother Ronald James Chairman Building Foundation Report ................... •••. ................Brother Thomas Tatum Chairman Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Project Report .... .•• . . ................Brother Leroy Lowery MLK Project Executive Director Education Foundation Report ................. • . • . . •.. . ........ .. .. Brother Hilton 0 . Smith Chairman 7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m. -8:30a.m.


Elections Committee: Nominations of Candidates ................ . . . .... Brother Charles King Chairman for General Pres1dent Break 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. BUSINESS SESSION Ill ......................(Ambassador) Presrding .... . ... . ........ . . . . .... ....... . ....................Brother Ronnie Jenkins Southern Region Vice President Centennial Committee Report . . ....................................Brother Milton C. Davis ' · Chairman Time & Place Committee Report ......... . ....... . ............ . .....Brother Darryl Jones Chairman Budget & Finance Report ..... . . . ........ ••..... ........ ..... ..... Brother Frank A. Jenkins, Ill General Comptroller Internal Auditing .. .............. . ... • . . . ••••. ........... . ...... Brother Hyacinth Ahuruonye Chairman Senior Alpha Affairs . . ........ . ... . ... • . . •••• . . ....... .. .. . ...... Brother William Tipper Chairman 12:30 p.m. -2:30p.m. College Brothers Luncheon . .... . .. ...........(Renaissance Ballroom) Sponsored by 2005 Host City- Houston, TX 2:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Election Polls Open . . . . . ....................(Richard) Alpha University Workshops 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Develop1ng a Nonprofit 501© 3 Organization .....(Cadillac A) Train the Trainers for Alpha University . ..........(Cadillac B) Basics of Parliamentary Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Brule A) Meaning of the Ritual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Brule B) Grant Writing for .. .... . ...................(LaSalle) National Program Implementation Meeting Planners Workshop ..................(Joliet) 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Collegiate Scholars Bowl Finals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Ambassador) 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Belford V. Lawson Oratorical ... ...............(Ambassador) 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 2005 Host Committee Reception .......... . . . ..(Renaissance - Columbus Ballroom) 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Shuttle Transportation to Step Show ............(Departs from Marriott Renaissance 9:15 p.m. - 2:45 a.m. Motors Lobby) Step Show I After Midnight Party . . ..... .. . ....(Masonic Temple/ 10:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m. Scottish Rite Cathedral)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 2003 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 10:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 11 :00 a.m. · 6:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 7:00p.m.- 10:00 a.m.

.. ...... ... .......... .(Ontario West) Awards ........ . Centennial Committee Meeting .. . .... . ..... ...(Michelangelo) Ecumenical Worship Service .... . .... . ... .....(Renaissance Ballroom) "Overflow" Business Session (IF NEEDED) .. . . .. . ..(Ambassador) Exhibits ........... . . ... . .... .. .. . . . . .....(Ontario East) Exhibit Hall Public Program .... . . .. . ...................(Renaissance Ballroom) Joint Regions Reception ... ... . ..............(Ambassador Ballroom) Cruise (Host Chapter Event) ... .. . .............(Boat Ride-Departs from Windsor Canada)

MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2003 7:00 a.m. - 7:30a.m. 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 8:00a.m.- 10:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 8:30a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Devotional Period ............ .. .. ..........(Joliet) Aerobics ....... . ... . . ........... . ........(Marnott Courtyard-8th floor Gym) Life Membership Breakfast ... .. . . .. . . .. .. ....(Ambassador) Centennial Committee Meeting . . . . .. . . ... . ....(Michelangelo) Exhibit Hall . . ..... . ............. . .... . . ...(Ontario East) Alpha University Workshops


Developing a Non-profit 501 © 3 ... . . .........(LaSalle A Franchising 101 .... . .. ........... .........(LaSalle B) 10:30 a.m.-2:00p.m. Alpha University Workshops Meaning of the Ritual . .. ..... ...............(LaSalle A) National AIDS Initiative ............. .........(LaSalle B) Train the Trainers for Alpha University ...........(Brule A.) Wealth Building .... ......... ............ ..(Brule B) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Project Alpha Community Outreach Program .... .. (Joliet AlB} 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Economic Development Luncheon ..............(MacKinac Ballroom) 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Final Business Session ..... . ............ ...(Ambassador Ballroom) Presiding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...... .............Brother Darren Morton Eastern Region Vice President Rules & Credential .... . .Brother Ronald James Chairman Elections Committee ... ..Brother Charles King Chairman College Brothers Affairs . . . ................ . .. .. Roderick Smothers Chairman Awards and Achievements .. .. ......... ....... ............. . .. .... Brother John German Chairman Racial Justice & Public Policy Committee Report ..... . . ....... . .. .... . ... Brother Dr. Willard Hall, Ed.D. Chairman Headquarters Maintenance Committee Report ..... ............ . .... .. .Brother Samuel Bates Co-Chairman Membership, Standards & Extensions Committee Report .. .. . . ...•.•... .. .Brother Joseph K. Byrd Chairman Rituals & Ceremonies Committee Report ... . . ... ........... . . .. . ... ... Brother Darryl Peal Chairman Reclamation and Retention .. . .. . ....... ....... .......... . •. . .. .... Brother James Crume! Chairman Strategic Planning ..... .. .. .......... ....... ........ .. ... .. . .... Brother lynwood Bell Chairman National Programs . ... •..• .......... .... ............ .. ... . .. .... Brother Zollie Stevenson Chairman Big Brothers Big Sisters .. •.•• .. . .... . • • .• ... . .Shawn Wilson Chairman Leadership Development ... • ... . ... . .. . . . ... ..Brother Said Sewell Chairman Project Alpha ...... ... ... ....... .. . .... ....... . . . .. .......Brother Wilbur Jackson Chairman Recommendations & Resolutions .... ...... ......... . . . .. .•. ...... . .Brother Charles Clark, Jr. Chairman International Brothers Affairs ....... ....... ........... . ... .• . .......Brother Marc Garcia Chairman Constitution Committee Report . . . . . . . . . .. ..... . .. .. .. . .. ........ .Brother Louis Murdock Chairman Grievance & Discipline Committee Report ....... . .. ..••• . . .. . .. .. . .. .. Brother Prince Cartwright, ESQ. Chairman 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Black & Gold Reception ..................... .(Renaissance Foyer} 8:00p.m.- 10:00 p.m. Black & Gold Banquet & Entertainment ........ .. (Renaissance Ballroom) (Black Tie)

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2003 8:00 a.m. - 9:00a.m.

Board of Directors Meeting .. . . .• ........... ..(Brule)


Bad/es SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES THURSDAY, JULY 31,2003 11 :00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 1:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Hospitality Suite open for welcome & registration ...(Cartier) Depart for Henry Ford Museum and ............D.M.R.C. Motown Museum tour ' · Welcome Reception ... ........... . • • • • •• ... Renaissance Ballroom

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2003 7:00 a.m. - 8:00a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 11 :30 a.m.

11 :30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m.- 4:30p.m. 12:30 p.m.- 4:30p.m.

Aerobics ...... ................. . ... Courtyard by Marriott- Downtown GYM Continental Breakfast I Women's Symposium (Renaissance Conference Center, Tower 300 Level 2) Devotion/Thought for the day Women's Symposium Luncheon ... . ........... Renaissance Club, Tower 200 36th Floor City Tour Hospitality Suite Open ....... . .. .. ..... .... .. TBA

SATURDAY, AUGUST 02, 2003 7:00a.m. - 8:00 a.m. 7:30a.m. - 9:15a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 9:00a.m. 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

11 :30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Aerobics .................................Courtyard by Marriott - Downtown Gym Health Symposium Health Disparities Among African Americans ......(Brule AlB) Hospitality Suite Opens (Continental Breakfast) Devotion/Thought for the day . . . . . . .........TBA Health Symposium Session I (Prostate Cancer Overv1ew) ............(Cadillac AlB) Session II (Women's Healthcare/ . . ..............(Brule AlB) Hormones and Menopause) Fashion Show Luncheon and Gala Reception ...... Ritz Carlton - Dearborn, Ml Hospitality Suite Open .. ...................TBA

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 2003 Hospitality Suite closed. No planned Ladies activities.

MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2003 7:30a.m. 7:45a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. TBA

Devotion ........... ..... . .......... .....(Joilet) Board buses ........... ... .... • ....... .. ..D.M.R.C. Depart Somerset Collection and Neiman Marcus reception Hospitality Suite Opens .... .. ........ . .......(Richard) Book Signing: "Words of Passion for the Romantic" Dr. Jan Hoston Harris

You!£ SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2003 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Youth Reception and ........................Marriott Renaissance Richard AlB Youth to Business Leaders Group Orientation Orientation I Entertainment & Games I Snacks

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2003 7:30 a.m. - 8:30a.m.

Youth to Business Leaders Main Group Session ............(Richard AlB) Continental Breakfast D.M.R.C. =Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center


8:30a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

12:45 p.m.- 8:00p.m. 8:00 p.m.- 11 :30 p.m.

Youth Business Leaders Program Youth to Business Leaders Breakout Session - Group #1 . . ..(N1colet B) Youth to Business Leaders Breakout Session - Group #2 .....(Marquette A) Youth to Business Leaders Breakout Session - Group #3 . . ..(Marquette B) Youth to Business Leaders Breakout Session - Group #4 . .. . .(Duluth B) Depart for Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (Lunch Served on Busses) C.J. Barrymores Entertainmer;~t Center (Evening meal1ncluded) Hospitality Suite Opens . . .. . ... . . ....... ... . .Courtyard- Marriott Downtown* (Tennis Courts-8th floor or Atrium Area)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2003 8:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m.- 8:00p.m. 8:00 p.m.- 12:30 a.m.

Youth Business Leaders Program Youth to Business Leaders Main Group Session and ... â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ . ...(Richard) Continental Breakfast You th to Business Leaders Breakout Session- Group #t .....(Nicolet B) Youth to Business Leaders Breakout Session - Group #2 .. . .(Marquette A) Youth to Business Leaders Breakout Session - Group #3 .. . .(Marquette B) Youth to Business Leaders Breakout Session - Group #4 .....(Duluth B) Buses depart for Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village (Lunch Served on Busses) Hospitality Suite Opens . . .. . .. .. . ...........Courtyard Marriott Downtown* (Movies, Games, Story Telling, Pizza Party) (Tennis Courts-8th floor or Atrium Area)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 2003 No Youth actiVIties scheduled. Personal family day.

MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2003 8:00a.m. 8:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

t 2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. 6:00p.m. 9:30 p.m.- 11 :30 p.m.

Continental Breakfast ... . . .... . ...... . ...... Marriott Renaissance Richard AlB Youth Business Leaders Program Youth to Business Leaders Main Group Session and ... ... . ..(Richard) Continental Breakfast Youth to Business Leaders Breakout Session - Group #t .... .(Nicolet B) Youth to Business Leaders Breakout Session - Group #2 .....(Marquette A) Youth to Business Leaders Breakout Session - Group #3 ....(Marquette B) Youth to Business Leaders Breakout Session - Group #4 .....(Duluth B) Buses depart for Detroit Science Center (Lunch Served on Busses) Youth Farewell Reception I Dance ........ ......Courtyard Marriott Downtown* (Courtyard Ballroom-2nd floor) Hospitality Suite Opens .... ... . .............Courtyard Marriott Downtown* (Movies, Games, Snacks, etc.) (Atrium Area)

* Courtyard Marriott- Downtown adjoins the Marriott Renaissance Center via a climate controlled bridge.


:J?e_tionafCONVENTION PARTICIPANTS 7/fumni BROTHER OF THE YEAR Zolilc Srcvcn-..;m . ..................... ...... Eastern Regioo Willie llnu,ton . . .. ........... . .... . .... Midwestern Region Rmnnn Gary . ................. .. .. ....... Sourhcrn Rcgton John L. 01lhcrt .................... . ... Southwe.osrern Region Q,,h Sutwn ......... • ..... . .. •• ........ . . Western Region

7/fumni CHAPTER OF THE YEAR Kt1ppa l)hi L<1mlxh1 {Columbia, MD) . , ........ .. Eastern Region Mu Mu Lambda {Glen Ellyn, IL) ... ........ Midwestern Region Nu Mu L:unlxk1 (Decatur, GA) ... . ........... Southern Region Xi T,,u Lunbda (Dall:l.S, TX) .............. Southwestern Regton Zet<l Stgma Lambda (S;m Diego, CA) ........... Western Regton

Coffeye BROTHER OF THE YEAR Mtchacl Bcmt) .... . . . ............. . . .. ..... Eastern Region Mtch.~t:l Bl,•kc . .. ... . ................... Midwestern Region Brmn Fentrc"' . . . .... . ...... .. ............ Southern Region Chn>tophcr Robcrt'-l1n .............. . ... Southwestern Region George Turner ... . ....... . ....... . ......... Western Region

Goffeye CHAPTER OF THE YEAR lmn lkm {University of Virginia) .. ... . .... . .... Eastern Region Delta Upsilon (Mimni Univ. of Ohio) ...... . . Midwestern Region Kappa Ew (University of Memphis) ...... . . . .. Southern Region Beta Phi (l)illard Un iversity) . .. ... .. ..... Southwestern Region Alpha Ep>ilon (UC Berkeley) . . .. . . . .......... Western Region

C£arfes H. WESLEY AWARD Dclm Bew L:tmlxb and Gamma Iota ............ Eastern Region {l lampwn Untvell>ity} Nu Mu Lambda & Mu Alpha ............... Southern Region (Emory Umvcr-ity} Omicmn Zeta L'lmlxla & Kappa Kappa ..... Southwestern Region { UnivcNry. Of Arkan..o;a,)

GoffeCJe BROTHER WITH THE HIGJ-ffiST GPA Mark Davb. II. ........................ Southwestern Regton George Tumcr ....... . ........ . ....... . .. . Western Region

CofleCJe CHAPTER WITH THE HIGI-ffiST GPA Bcw Tall (Xltvicr Univ.) . .. ... . . . ...... .. Southwestern Region Gamma Xi (UCLA) ....... • ...... ... .. ..... Western Region

:JJe/forc/V. LAWSON ORATORICAL jli>On Wilq·.............. . ................. Eastern Region Mtchacl Blake ... . ............... .. ..... Midwestern Region Terry Mackey . . . ......................... Southern Regton l)aviJ Harris ...... . . . ...... .. ........ Southwestern Regton Carldcn L'ltnllcsta . . ....................... . \Vesrern Region

!Jl(iss BLACK & GOLD Taktyah Nur Amin ....................... . .. Eastern Region Andre<t Reynolds ....... . ......... • ...... Midwestern Region Dina 1-itlll. ................ . . • ........... . Sourhem Region Zaktyn L1rry ............... . .......... Southwestern Region Sh~nncn Colcm:1n ...... • .. . . . . . . . . . . .... . . Western Region

Coffeyiale SCHOLARS BOWL Gamma low (Hampton University} ............. Easrern Region Delta Up~ilon {Miami Univ. of Ohio) ........ Midwestern Region Pi A lph~ (Clemson Un iversity) ............... Southern Region Okl<thoma Oi.rricr .... . ................ Southwestem Region Pi Kappa (Cal. State University, Northridge) ..... Western Region

c51ep SHOW COMPETITION Iota Thcta(Yirgmm Tech. Umvcrsity) ........... Eastern Region Mu Chapter (University of Minnesota) ....... Midwestern Region Kappa Eta (Umver;ity of MemphiS) ........... Southern Region Beta Stgma (Southern Univermy} ......... Southwestern Region Iota Pst {C1I. State Polytechnic University) ... .. . We.ostem Region


!Jealured SPEAKERS & GUESTS Hon. Brother Joe Brown MLK Fraternal. Luncheon â&#x20AC;˘ Speaker 12 noon, Friday, August 1, 2003 Brother Judge Joe Brown is the non-traditional, no-nonsense, no-holds-barred presiding judge of his signature series, the daily, half-hour, syndicated, reality courtroom show, JUDGE JOEBROWN. From 1990 to April 2000, Judge Brown served as a judge of the Shelby County Criminal Courts in Memphis, Tennessee, where he introduced a new way of sentencing first time, non-violent offenders with riveting results. His unusual methods of administering justice resulted from his childhood. While nearly everyone in his neighborhood fell victim to the harsh realities and circumstances of living in the inner city, Brown chose education instead. His family later moved to the Crenshaw area, where he graduated from Dorsey High School at the top of his class. He went on to major in political science at UCLA, paying for his tuition by loading trucks and digging ditches. When a friend suggested he try out law school, Brown became intrigued by the possibility of pursuing a legal career. Brother Brown earned his law degree from UCLA while working as a substitute teacher. Upon graduation in 1973, he moved to Memphis, Tennessee, to take a position first with Legal Services, and then with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (E.E.O.C.). Within five years, he became the first African-American prosecutor for the City of Memphis, and then director of the City of Memphis Public Defender's Office. Soon after, he launched his own private practice and in 1990, returned to public service. Recognized for his sincerity, passion and justice, Brother Joe Brown was soon elected Judge of Division 9 of the State Criminal Courts for Shelby County. Brother Brown sees his work on television as the "best way possible" to spread the word and make a difference, just like his parents did while he was growing up. To commemorate his work with inner-city youth, Judge Brown was honored at the Kennedy Center with The Olender Foundation's Advocate for Justice Award. He has also received many other awards in recognition of his innovation and service as a jurist, community leader and for his successful effort to demonstrate the law to millions of Americans via JUDGE JOE BROWN. The father of two sons, Judge Brown currently divides his time between homes in Los Angeles and Memphis with his new wife, Deborah Herron Brown, whom he married in December 2001 . When he's not presiding in the courtroom, he enjoys pursuing his hobbies of scuba diving, skiing and swimming with sharks (literally!).

Brother Lamont King NationaL Step Competition - Host 10:00 pm, Saturday, August 2, 2003 Brother Lamont King also know as Comedian 'Lazee¡ Lamont got his start clowning around as a young student at UMBC - An Honors University in MD, in the early nineties. As a very involved student his desire for social change and interest in politics got him elected Student Government President in his second year on a 'write-in' campaign. This was the same year Lamont was initiated into Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Nu Kappa Chapter. His penchant for entertaining would eventually have him hosting student run shows on other campuses as well as his own. As a volunteer for urban radio station 93.9 WKYS-FM in Washington D.C. 'Lazee' worked countless hours a day in every department, for free, for almost a year before being hired to answer phones in the on-air studio. It was there where he caught the attention of longtime radio veteran/legend Russ Parr. As an off mic contributor for Parr's nationally syndicated morning show, Lamont wrote some punch lines, did show research, and voice impersonations that fit in perfectly with the show. Radio is a 'right place, right time,' type of business and eventually one thing would lead to another in the form of Lazee being a full fledged member of the morning show. Currently Brother Lamont is finanalizing his very own comedy tour "Lazee Lamont & Friends" coming to a city near you ... .which happens to be underwritten in part by his promotional company LazeeSwayze, LLC.Lamont strives to remain active in the community and in the lives of youth. He is currently obtaining his real estate liscense and is F&AM, PHA.


!JealuredSPEAKERS & GUESTS Brother Dr. Henry Ponder Life Membership Breakfast â&#x20AC;˘ Speaker 7:30a.m., Monday, August 4, 2003 Brother Henry Ponder, Ph.D. was appointed as 18th president of Talladega College by the Talladega College Board of Trustees. Dr. Ponder assumed leadership of the 134-year-old historically Black institution in May of 2002. A distinguished educator and noted economist, Dr. rPonder formerly served as president and CEO of the National Association for Equal ~ Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO). a non-profit, voluntary, membership organization r¡ of 118 historically and predominately Black colleges and universities. Dr. Ponder is a native of Wewoka. Oklahoma. He received a bachelor's degree from Langston University and a master's degree from Oklahoma State University. He earned a doctorate degree from Ohio State University. An economist of national and international stature, Dr. Ponder has served as a consultant for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Philadelphia National Bank, Chase Manhattan Bank, the Irving Trust Company and Omaha National Bank. He served for six years on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Virginia (Charlotte branch). the last two years as Chairman of the Board. Additionally, he served on the Board of Directors of the J.P Stevens & Co.. Inc.. Suntrust Bank of Nashville, Tennessee, SCANA Corporation of South Carolina and Community College of the Air Force. He currently serves on the Board of the ETV Endowment of South Carolina. Brother Ponder's leadership has also been apparent when he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO), Chairman of the Members of the United Negro College Fund. Inc and 28th General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He previously served on the Executive Council of the Commission on College (SACS) and as President of the Tennessee College Association in 1992. Additionally, he serves on the Bishop Desmond Tutu Southern African Refugee Scholarship Fund Committee. In 1986. Dr. Ponder was selected as one of the "One Hundred Most Effective College Presidents in the United States". and in May 2000. he was selected as one of the "100 Most Influential Black Organization Leaders" by EBONY Magazine. Dr. Ponder's accomplishments are numerous. but two seem to stand out significantly: As president of Benedict College, he assumed the challenge of a $840,000 endowment. When he left in July 1984, the endowment was in excess of $13 million. This unprecedented feat was accomplished during a period of recession in the economy. The highly publicized plight of Fisk University with its $4 million debt and diminished cash flow presented another challenge for Dr. Ponder. In 1984, he assumed the presidency, and immediately began to institute a plan to eliminate the debt. With assistance from friends of the University, corporations. foundations and the Fisk University alumni, he accomplished this goal by raising more than $25 million dollars in a five-year capital campaign for the University. Student enrollment nearly doubled and the University's endowment climbed to an excess of $1 0 million. Dr. Ponder's capable leadership is evident in his civic and social activities. Dr. Ponder is married to Eunice W. Ponder, Ed.D. of Guthrie, Oklahoma. They have two daughters, Cheryl, a graduate of Dillard University, Atlanta University and New York University, and Anna, a graduate of Spelman College, Johns Hopkins School of International Studies and Yale University.


!Jealured SPEAKERS & GUESTS Brother Donald V. Watkins Economic Development Luncheon - Speaker 12 noon, Monday, August 4, 2003 Brother Donald V. Watkins may be the first stealth billionaire. The Alabama civil rights attorney turned banker and energy industry investor may also some day be the first black owner of a major league baseball team, the Anaheim Angels, which he is trying to buy. By various accounts, Brother Watkins may be worth $1.5 billion, which would make him the richest black American, wealthier than Black Entertainment Television's Robert L. Johnson by a hundred million dollars or so and easily topping such household names as talk show host Oprah Winfrey, Washington Wizards star Michael Jordan and comedian Bill Cosby. A 1968 initiate of the Beta Eta Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. at Southern Illinois University, Brother Watkins went to Washington to enroll in the Howard University law school in 1970, but left quickly when the NAACP offered him a scholarship to the University of Alabama, part of the civil rights group's effort to further integrate the overwhelmingly white professional schools in the South. He and one other black student were part of the second integrated law school class at Alabama. Since his graduation from law school, Brother. Watk1ns has seemingly won at almost anything he has tried, including 37 of 38 lawsuits he handled representing the city of B1rmingham during the 1980s and 1990s. One case included his work w1th Past General President. Bro. Milton C. Davis, ESQ., a former assistant Alabama attorney general in the 1970s, 1n convincing then Alabama Governor George C. Wallace to pardon Clarence Norris, the last of the black Scottsboro Boys framed m the purported 1931 rape of two white women. Today, as the founder and Chairman of the Alamerica Bank he started two years ago, Brother Watkins has worked to build a considerable fortune through hard work, determination and leadership by example. With the bulk of his vast private holdings in the bank, a garbage-to-ethanol fuel venture, oil production, commercial real estate and timberland assets and sales, Brother Watkins has, very astutely, chosen to remain mum about the exact extent of his assets. For Watkins, pursuit of a baseball team is not so much a chase borne of a middle-aged attempt at recreating a sporting youth, but rather as a business venture, something to pass on to his five children.

Brother R everand Thomas Watson EcumenicaL Service - Speaker 8:00a.m., Sunday, August 3, 2003 Brother Rev. Thomas Watson has served as the Pastor of Watson Memorial Teaching Ministries on the Eastbank of New Orleans since December 1988 and the Westbank since 1994. Brother Watson has worked in ministry work under the direction of his father for over 22 years. He was educated in the New Orleans Public School system and later attended Xavier University, Tulane University and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Brother Watson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree 1n Sociology and a Masters Degree of Social Work. He is a commissioned officer in the United States Army Reserves where he holds the rank of Major. For over 20 years, Brother Watson has been involved with several citywide youth development programs with the New Orleans Public School System and social agencies. He has worked in several programs in conjunction w1th the City Welfare Department of New Orleans, including the Youth Service Bureau, Juvenile Treatment Community Court Associated Programs, Assistant Superintendent of Youth Study Center, and Superintendent of Milne Boys Home. Brother Watson is the founder of the Family Center of Hope, Inc. which was established in 1991. The Family Center of Hope is designed to promote services that address and effect change in the areas of community violence, drug use, school dropouts, teenage parenting and other dysfunctions with high-risk families. Brother Watson is married to Patricia G. Watson, with four children, Corey, Thiffani, Simone and Chelsi. Brother Watson currently serves as the Convention Chaplain for Alpha Phi Alpha & has been a member of the Fraternity since 1975.


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Established by the General ' Convention of 1952, the Alpha Award of Merit and the Alpha Award of Honor are the Fraternity's highest awards. The Award of Merit is desig.nated for members of the Fraternity and The Alpha Award of Honor is designated for non.Fraternity members. Recipients of The Alpha Award of Merit and The Alpha Award of Honor represent the following standards: ( 1) the courage, vision, wisdom and independ.. ence of thought and action which character.izes the best leadership in American life; (2) intellectual and spiritual attainments and loy.. alties to the high ideals of liberal culture for which Alpha Phi Alpha has stood through the years (3) a distinct place in productive schol.. arship and professional activity in their cho.. sen fields and ( 4) they shall have carried in their heart and life the welfare of the descen.dants of Africa; and have made life for these descendants fuller of opportunity and richer with dignity and inspiration through their ideas, ideals and work.

ALPHA AWARD OF MERIT RECIPIENTS Presented, 3 p.m., SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 2003 Public Program.

ALPHA AWARD MERIT AWARD RECIPIENTS 1952-63 ................ Unknown 1964 .......... Bro Floyd McKissick 1965 ........ . . Pepsi Cola Company 1966 . ... ... . .. ... No Awatd Given 1967 . .. â&#x20AC;˘ ..... . No Recotd of Award 1968 ...... .. Bro. Wyatt Tee Walker 1969 ..... .. ... Bro. Theodore Berry 1970 ... .. ....... . No Award Given 1971 .............. Muhammed Ali 1972 .......... Bro. Eddie Robinson 1973 ....... Bro. Robert W. Harrison 1974 ........... .. No Award Given 1975 ............. Bro. Lowell Perry 1976 ............. No Award Given 1977 ..... . . Bro. William T. Coleman 1978 ............. No Award Given 1979 ....... Bro. Lionel H. Newsome 1980 .. ... .. . Bro. Richard Arrington 198 1 .... .. Bro. Albert T. Holland, Jr. 1982 ......... Bro. Malvin R. G<Xxlc 1983 ............. Bro. T.J. Jembon 1984 ............. Bro. Julian Dixon 1985 ....... Bro. William H. Gray Ill 1986.......... Bro. Ernest N. Mona! 1987 ...... . Bro. Walter Washm(lton 1988 ............. No Award Given 1989............ Bro. L.>uis Sullivan 1990 . .... . ...... . No Award Given 1991 ..... . . . .... . No Award Given 1992 .. ..... . .. Bro. Cecil L. Murray, Bro. Augusrus M. Witherspoon 1993 ... .. ..... Bro. Edward Brooke, Bro. Eddie Robinson 1994 ............ Bro. O.:ell Sutton. Bro. Charles Teamer 1995 ....... Bro. John Hope Franklin 1996 .... Bro. Dr. Thomas Pawley, Ill, Bro. James R. Williams 1997 ....... . ... Bro. Andrew Young, Bro. Dr. Thomas Winston Cole 1998 .. . . . .. . . Bro. Henry H. Brown, Bro. Huel D. Perkins 1999 . .... . .. Bro. Emmett W. Bashful Bro. Frank A. Dec Bro. Hobart Sidney Jarrett 2000. ..... .. - - - - - Bro. Lee P. Brown Bro. Maynard Jacbon Bro. Marc H. Moria! 2001 ........ Bro. Norman C. Francts Bro. Roderick D. Gillum Bro. Joe Samuel Ratliff 2002 . .... .. .. . . .. No Awards given


7//pba AWARD OF MERIT RECIPIENT Presented, 3:00p.m. Sunday, August 3, 2003 Pttblic ~rogram Brother Adrian L. Wallace the immediate past General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. The signature theme of his administration was " VISION 2000: The Light of a New Day". Brother Wallace implemented programs that leverage the financia l clout of African-Americans and enable the community to create wealth. He also declared a new push by the Fraternity to aggressively utilize information systems in the technological age and also affirmed Alpha-Phi¡Aipha Fraternity's commitment to erect a memorial honoring Brother Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Washington, D.C. Admired for his sharp mind, revered for his modesty, and praised for dedication to his cause, Brother Wallace enjoys a prestigious national reputation. He has provided leadership for edu¡ cational, civic and professional organizations throughout his career. He served as president of the Ebony Heritage Arts Educational Center, Inc., board member of the Louisiana M inorities Arts and Humanities, member of t he National Black MBA Association, and former President of the Louisiana Engineering Advancement Program. Throughout his career Brother Wallace has received many awards and recognitions which include Community Service Award from the City of Lake Charles, LA, Community Service Award from Calcasieu Parish (County), Executive Commendation f rom the Governor of Louisiana, Boy Scouts of America Inc. Silver Bear Award, the Whitney Young Award for service to urban youth, National Alumni Brother of the Year (1986), and the Outstanding Young Man in America (1986). Brother Wallace, was init iated into Beta Sigma Chapter at Southern University-Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A few of his many accolades in Alpha include President of Zeta Psi Lambda Chapter 1982- 1985, established and incorporated the Educational foundation, and was responsible for overseeing a Summer Feeding Program for 130,000 low income youth. Brother Wallace received his undergraduate degree from Texas Southern University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemistry. He went on to receive his Master of Business Administration from McNeese State University. Brother Wallace is married to A lice Whitlock, they are t he parents of four children, Adrian M., Andre, Alicia and Angela

Brother James B. "Tiny" Blanton, named by the Black Book of Chicago as one of America's Best and Brightest Young Men. Known as an Alpha Brother who has "done it all " Brother Blanton served in the National Headquarters (over 21 years) and 17 years as Executive Director. He has served both as President of the Chicago Youth & Community Services and BECOM, Inc. of Chicago. Brother James Blanton was initiated in 1968 at Gamma Omicron Chapter, Knoxville College. Throughout his thirty plus years in Alpha Brother Blanton has many accolades, which include Asst. State Director- Tennessee (1971-1973), Chapter Advisor to Gamma Omicron Chapter (3 years), Midwestern Regional Vice-President (1995- 1999), Secretary of t he National Board of Directors (17 years), and he has also served on numerous committees thru the years. Brother Blanton received the Midwestern Region Meritorious Service Award in 1999. Throughout his many years in Alpha he has played a pivotal role in help f inishing t he M.L. King Memorial Project making out youth a national priority, and continuing our t radition of protecting Civil Rights for all. Most importantly Brother Blanton is an advocate in stressing the importance of educational opportunities being available to African Americans, and taking back our role as National leaders of major organizations in America. Brother James Blanton received his undergraduate degree from Knoxville College w ith a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce. He went on to receive his MBA f rom the University of Tennessee. Brother Blanton is married w it h three sons.


:Jl{p£a AWARD OF MERIT RECIPIENT Presented, 3 :00 p.m. Sunday, August 3, 2003 Public Program Brother Dr. William F. Pickard owned a number of fast-food outlets around Detroit, fifteen years ago, and was looking for other fast-growing business opportunities. From what he read in the business press, he judged that his two hottest prospects were automobile dealerships and custom injection molding. Brother Pickard did not have much success with car dealerships, but his decision to take up injection molding resulted in the creation of the first minority-owned group of Tier One and Tier Two plastics parts suppliers to the Big Three U.S. automakers. Since 1984, Brother Pickard, a Ph.D. in psychology, has invested in firms producing car interior, exterior, and under-the-hood parts. He now owns 51% of six such firms, which are parts of a newly created Detroit firm named the Global Automotive Alliance LLC. The Alliance is expected to generate about $160 million in revenue this year. Pickard plans to double that figure next year and hopes to see the Alliance grow to $500 million in five years. Even that figure is small in comparison to the multi-billion-dol¡ far revenues of major Tter-One suppliers such as Lear, Johnson Controls, and Delphi Automotive. Yet Pickard expects hts Alliance to deliver something unique-a "onestop shopping" source for Tier One and Tier Two automottve components. Each business within the Alliance has a different focus:

Regal Plastics Co., Roseville, Mich., injection molds interior trim and under-hood components and also does some subassembly work. In business since 1968, Regal has been a Tier Two General Motors supplier for the past three years. VITEC LLC, Detroit, is a venture between Pickard, partner Larry Crawford. and Walbro Co., Auburn Hills, Mich., a producer of automotive fuel systems. VITEC is a Tier One supplier of blow molded multi-layer fuel-tank systems for GM and DaimlerChrysler. The firm opened in November 1998 and began shipping tanks this past March. It makes all the fuel tanks for Toyota's European car production. Camrose Technologies, Ada, Okla., is a Tier One producer of injection molded fascia and door-handle trim, primarily for GM. It is a 1997 joint venture between Pickard and Ventra, a Canadian injection molder. ARD Logistics, Suwanee, Ga .. is a Tier 2 firm that assembles seat covers for Johnson Controls as part of an in-line sequencing and assembly program for GM's complex near Atlanta. Pickard and two other partners created ARD in 1998. Group Antolin-Wayne, Wayne, Mich., is a Tier One maker of injection molded interior headliners for Ford Motor Co. This venture between Pickard and Antolin, a Spanish headliner-component maker. started production this year. Commonwealth Regal Industries, Windsor, Ont, is a Tier Two producer of back-seat interior trim for DaimlerChrysler. The firm started up in 1994. Brother Pickard says a number of industry developments favor new bustnesses like the Alliance. One is the consolidation of auto-industry suppliers, which has led primary suppliers to seek out specialty compantes for joint ventures. "Joint ventures allow established bustnesses to provide mentoring for new mtnority companies, to assist in their development," he says. Thts helps the Alliance, where 40-45% of the total labor force is African-American, Latino, Native American, or Asian- as is about one-third of the managerial staff as well. A company-wide internship program encourages employees to recruit their sons and daughters as a means to increase parttcipation by minorities in the field of plastics processing. That participation is already substantial: Brother Pickard notes that over $5 billion in contracts have been awarded in recent years to minority automotive suppliers in Michigan.


:7fipha AWARD OF HONOR RECIPIENT Presented, 3:00p.m. Sunday, August 3, 2003 Public Program '

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of Directors, and President and Chief Executive Officer of TWO, Inc., has established himself as a leader by diligently working to dismantle systemic barriers to empowerment. He graduated from Fort Valley State University with a degree in Sociology and earned a graduate degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Clark Atlanta University. Under his guidance, 100 Black Men of America has expanded to include 95 chapters throughout the United States, Africa, England and the West Indies. Formed in 1986, the mission of the "1 00" is to improve the quality of life, and enhance the educational and economic opportunities for African-Americans. Mr. Dortch launched his formal career in 1972 writing proposals and developing fund raising projects for the State of Georgia that sought to aid marginalized members of society. He became the Associate Director of the Democratic Party of Georgia in 1974 where during his four-year tenure he assisted in the creation of the first charter for the state party and w rote the first Affirmative Action and Compliance Review Program for the Party. In 1978, Mr. Dortch began working with U.S. Senator Sam Nunn by providing technical assistance at conferences, meetings, and public hearings. In 1990, he became the State Director and served as chief administrator over five field offices and one state office. Mr. Dortch was the first African-American to serve in this capacity for the United States Senate. In 1995, Mr. Dortch chose to apply the more than twenty years of experience and knowledge gained from working in government to his business interests. These include serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TWD, Inc., a consulting firm with emphasis on business development, public relations and fundraising; President of South West Investment Group (SWIG), a community development and investment group; and Chief Executive Officer of Atlanta Transportation Systems, Inc., a paratransit system that manages non-emergency transportation for Fulton County Government. His other business involvements include serving as President of Cornerstone Parking and Lancor Parking Management, and Managing Partner of FAD Consulting, LLC.. a diversity management. marketing, and events management company. He earned his B.A. Degree in Sociology and Pre Professional Social Work from Fort Valley State University in 1972; a Masters of Art Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Clark-Atlanta University in 1986. He also attended Georgia State University as a Ford Fellow in the Urban Administration Program. Dortch received Honorary Doctors Degrees from Fayetteville State University and Jarvis Christian College.

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7/{p.ba AWARD OF HONOR RECIPIENT Presented, 3:00p.m. Sunday, August 3, 2003 , Pub_lic Program Dr. Condoleezza Rice became the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, commonly referred to as the National Security Advisor, on January 22, 2001. In June 1999, she completed a six year tenure as Stanford University's Provost, during which she was the institution's chief budget and academic officer. As Provost she was responsible for a $1.5 billion annual budget and the academic program involving 1,400 faculty members and 14,000 students. As professor of political science, Dr. Rice has been on the Stanford faculty since 1981 and has won two of the highest teaching honors- the 1984 Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 1993 School of Humanities and Sciences Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching. At Stanford, she has been a member of the Center for International Security and Arms Control, a Senior Fellow of the Institute for International Studies, and a Fellow (by courtesy) of the Hoover Institution. Her books include Germany Unified and Europe Transformed (1995) w1th Philip Zelikow, The Gorbachev Era (1986) with Alexander Dallin, and Uncertain Allegiance: The Soviet Union and the Czechoslovak Army (1984). She also has written numerous articles on Soviet and East European foreign and defense policy, and has addressed audiences in settings ranging from the U.S. Ambassador's Residence in Moscow to the Commonwealth Club to the 1992 and 2000 Republican National Conventions. From 1989 through March 1991, the period of German reunification and the final days of the Soviet Union, she seNed in the Bush Administration as Director, and then Senior Director, of Soviet and East European Affairs in the National Security Council, and a Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. In 1986, while an international affairs fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, she seNed as Special Assistant to the Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In 1997, she seNed on the Federal Advisory Committee on Gender - Integrated Training in the Military. She was a member of the boards of directors for the Chevron Corporation, the Charles Schwab Corporation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the University of Notre Dame, the International Advisory Council of J.P. Morgan and the San Francisco Symphony Board of Governors. She was a Founding Board member of the Center for a New Generation, an educational support fund for schools in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park, California and was Vice President of the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula. In addition, her past board seNice has encompassed such organizations as Transamerica Corporation, Hewlett Packard, the Carnegie Corporation, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, The Rand Corporation, the National Council for Soviet and East European Studies, the Mid-Peninsula Urban Coalition and KQED, public broadcasting for San Francisco. Born November 14, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama, she earned her bachelor's degree in political science, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Denver in 1974; her master's from the University of Notre Dame in 1975; and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver in 1981. She is a Fellow of the Amencan Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been awarded honorary doctorates from Morehouse College in 1991, the Umversity of Alabama in 1994, and the University of Notre Dame in 1995. She resides in Washington, D.C.


Gorporale AWARD OF EXCELLENCE Presented, 3 :00p.m. Sunday, August 3, 2003 Gary L Cowger was named presiden t of General Motors North America on November 13, 2001. In this role, Cowger has responsibility for all GM operations in the United States, Canada, and MeJiiCo. ln. addition, he functions as the global process leader for manufacturing. He is a member of the Automotive Strategy Board and chairman of the North America Strategy Board. Previously, Cowger had been group vice president in charge of GM manufacturing and labor relations since January 1, 2001; group vice president- labor relations, since November 1, 1998; and chairman and managing director of Adam Opel AG since June 19, 1998. Cowger was named vice president, manufacturing, General Motors Europe, on January 1, 1998, and placed in charge of the overall coordination of all OpeiNauxhall vehicle manufacturing, assembly, and component operations in Europe, which comprise 14 plants in ten countries. Prior to that, he had been president and managing director of General Motors de Mexico since September 1, 1994. He was elected a vice president of General Motors Corporation, effective October 1, 1994. Cowger began his General Motors career in 1965 at the GM Assembly Division plant in Kansas City, Kansas, as a co-op student for General Motors Institute (GMI), now known as Kettering University. He held a variety of engineering and manufacturing assignments of increasing responsibility at the plant. In 1978, he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a GM Sloan Fellow and, upon his return. was appointed superintendent of the Kansas City plant In 1979, he transferred to Oldsmobile Division in Lansing, Michigan. as a general superintendent at the Lansing Car Assembly plant. A year and a half later, Cowger transferred to the St. Louis. Missouri, assembly plant as production manager. He was appointed the first manager of the Wentzville, Missouri, assembly plant in 1982, where he was responsible for the building, staffing, and start-up of the new facility. After a successful start-up, Cowger was named complex manager of the Lordstown, Ohio, assembly and stamping facilities four years later. Cowger was appointed manufacturing manager of Cadillac Motor Division in 1987. He was instrumental in helping Cadillac win the coveted Malcolm Baldrige Award for quality. In 1990, he became exeCLJtive director of advanced manufacturing engineering for the Advanced Engineering Staff at the GM Technical Center in Warren. Michigan. In 1993, he was appointed executive in charge of the North American Operations Manufacturing Center. The following year, he was named to the GM de Mexico position. Cowger was born in Kansas City, Kansas, on April 18, 1947. He earned a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from GMI in 1970 and a master of science degree in management from MIT in 1978. He received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from Lindenwood University in 2002. He is a board member of Adam Opel, AG; Saturn Corporation; NUMMI; GM of Canada; and GMAC. and he has served on the board of Saab. He is currently on the board of trustees at Kettering University, the governing board of Leaders for Manufacturing at MIT. and the board of the College for Creative Studies. In addition. he serves on the board of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Focus: HOPE. and the United Negro College Fund.

f/obn Jf. f/obnson ENTREPRENEURIAL EXCELLENCE AWARD Presented, 12:00 p.m. Monday, August 4, 2003 Economic Development Luncheon Brother Donald V. Watkins will be presented with the John H. Johnson Entrepreneurial Excellence Award.

!Yresidenlia/CITATION Presented, 3:00p.m. Sunday, August 3, 2003 Public Progmm Brother Virgil Chandler

Brother Henry Gray Gillem

Brother Ernest L Morse

Brother John C. Rawls

Brother Iva Williams


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Steven T. Bin:linc GranJ Polarb luca Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.

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Arrhur R. 1l1ompson, &;q. National President Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

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George H. Grace Gmnd Basileus Omeg;l Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

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Biuin!J PAST GENERAL PRESIDENTS

Brother Jamc:. R. William.!> 25th General Prc,â&#x20AC;¢dcnt

Brother Henry Ponder 28rh General PrNJcnt

Brother O:ell Surton 26th General PresiJenr

Brother Milmn C. Davis 29rh General PresiJcm

Bmrher Charles C. Teamer, Sr. 27th General PresiJenr

Brother Adrian L. Wallace 30th General President


2003 FRATERNITY LEADERSHIP TEAM GENERAL PRESIDENT

Harry E. Johnson, Sr. President

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REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENTS

Darren Morton Eastern

Samuel DcShazior Midwestern

Rom-tie Jenkins Southern

Tophas Anderson Southwestern

Ronald Celestine Western

REGIONAL ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENTS

Leyde St. Leger Eastern

Dennis Davis Midwesrern

Michael D. Jackson Southern

Javier Guiterrez Western

GENERAL OFFICERS

Adrian L. Wallace Immediate Past Gcncml President

Georf(e N. Reaves General Treasurer

Cecil Howard Oenernl Counsel

Gregory Phillips Executive Director


2003 FRATERNITY LEADERSHIP TEAM GENERAL CONVENTION OFFICIALS

Elliott Ferguson, II Oirector of General Conventions

Larry E. Boatwright Convention Chairman

Ronald Russell Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms

Thomas Warson, Ill Convention Chaplain

James Blassingame Associate Chaplai n

Joh n Doggett Southwestern

Homce G. Dawson, Jr. World Policy Council Chair

PRESIDENTIAL ASSISTANTS

Special Assistant to the President

Harlan Ware Special Assismnt to the President

Kev in Jenkins Special Assistant w the President

Joseph E. Heyward, Sr. Special Assistant to the President

GENERAL OFFICE STAFF

William D. Lyle Director of Cornmunicarions

Gregory T. Jackson Director of Membership

)amaal Bailey Assistant Director of Membership

Mark Holsey Membership Coordillator

Dcrrell Robinson Communications Intern

Calvin Green Membership Intern


2003 FRATERNITY LEADERSHIP TEAM FOUNDATION CHAIRMEN

Arthur Brown Co-Chuirm~n.

Buiklins: Foundation, Inc.

Thomas Tatum Chairman, Building Foundation, Inc.

Hilton 0 . Smith Chairman, Building Foundation, Inc.

William Pickard Chn irman, Economic Development Foundation, Inc.

COMMITTEE/COMMISSION CHAIRMEN

Walll'r Tillman Alpha Collc~l<liC Scholar-

Gene Parker Alpha Shop Development

john German Award:,& Achievements

Fnmk A. Jenkms, Ill Budget & Finance

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Roderick L. SmothcrBrmhcn. Aft.u"

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Elliott Hall Corporate Affairs

Iva Williams Endowment& Capital Formation

Charles King Elections

Prine\' C:nrtwright Gncwmccs &

Sam Bates Headquarters Maintenance

Ulysses Grady Headquarters Maintena nce

Ernest Holloway II ighcr Education

Herman "Skip" Mason Historical Committee

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2003 FRATERNITY LEADERSHIP TEAM COMMITTEE/COMMISSION CHAIRMEN (continued)

Sean Woodroffe Human Resources

Hyacinth Ahuruonye Internal Auditing

Marc Garcia lntemarional Brothers Affairs

Bert Thomas Life Membership

Joshua Williams Management Information Systems

Leroy Lowery Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Project

Ch;ules F. Robinson Media Relations

Frank Sessoms Medical Advisory Board

Richard D. Smith, Jr. Medical Advisory Board

Joseph K. Byrd Membership/ Sranclards & Extension

Zollic Stevenson, Jr. National Programs & Special Projects

Marc Moria! Political Action

William Nelson Publications

Willard Hall Racial Justice & Public Policy

James Crume! Reclamation & Retention

Ronald James Rules & Credentials Co-Chairman

Johnson Pennywell Rules & Credentials Co-Chairman

Darryl Peal Rituals & Ceremonies

Will iam Tipper Senior Alpha Affairs

Rccommcndmions & Resolutions


2003 FRATERNITY LEADERSHIP TEAM COMMITIEE/COMMISSION CHAIRMEN (continued)

Keirh Bishop Speciallnvesrigarions

Lynwood Bell Str.ategic Planning

Darryl )ones Time& Place

PROGRAM/PROJECT COORDINATORS

Gary W. Johnson Belford V. Lawson Ord torical Contest

Shawn D. Wilson Big Brothers/ Big Sisters

Gerard McShcparcl Boy Scouts

Wilbur Jackson Project Alpha

Maurice K. Foushee Leadership Development

Kermit Boston Training & Development

Ronnie Jenk ins Head Swrt Initiative

SERGEANTS~ AT~ ARMS

Hugh Sharp Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms

Eugene Ak in Assistant Scrgeam- at- Anns

David S. W. Koon Assistant Sergeant- at- Arms

Ellis Albright Assiswnt Sergeant-at-Arms

Alvin Cavalier Miss Black & Gold Pageant


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