New Director of Membership Services

New Director of Membership Services

Effective December 28, 2015 Brother Denny N. Johnson began his role as the Director of Membership Services at the General Office. Brother Johnson is a results-driven professional with a proven track record of increasing effectiveness, maximizing resources, and delivering effective growth in non-profit organizations. He also brings experience on strategic guidance on a variety of organizational development issues and has developed trainings for non-profit organizations, government agencies, corporate, and institutions of higher learning.

We believe Brother Johnson’s experience and background will assist the Membership Services Department to continue to grow and develop our members and field staff, while improving department operations, efficiency, and stakeholder relationships.

A 1987 honors graduate from Livingston High School as well as a cum laude graduate of Alabama A&M University, who attended on an academic scholarship, was initiated into the Delta Gamma Chapter on March 5, 1989, and received his B.S. Degrees in Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness Educational Management, in 1992. He is a former chapter President to Delta Gamma and served as the Assistant District Director of Alabama as well as a National Belford V. Lawson Oratorical Finalist at the 85th Anniversary General Convention in August 1991. Moreover, Brother Johnson was the epitome of leadership throughout his college days at A&M, for he was involved in various on-campus and civic organizations.

Brother Johnson, who is currently an active member of the Pi Upsilon Lambda Chapter in Largo, MD and Life Member of the Fraternity, has served on the national, regional, district, and local levels in various leadership roles since being initiated to the Fraternity. Brother Johnson, who is known throughout this Eastern Region and the entire Fraternity as a “Brother’s Brother, is also a stalwart in the Metropolitan Washington, DC community through his involvement and leadership roles with several professional and social organizations and serving on various Board of Directors. He has received numerous awards for his community and civic involvements, to include the U.S. Presidential National Volunteer Service Award for tremendous dedication to both youth and families in the local community by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation in 2009 as well as the Elliot Hair Award for Outstanding Leadership & Mentoring Efforts in the Metro DC area by the 100 Black Men of Greater Washington DC in 2008. Brother Johnson is an active member of The Sanctuary at Kingdom Square Church in Capitol Heights, MD, where he has served in various ministries, including the Deacons Ministry, the Security Ministry, the Ministry Assimilation Council, and the Scholarship & Secular Education Ministry. He is married to the former Deborah T. Crosby, a native of Washington, DC, and they reside in Bowie, MD.

Carrington Comes Back To Work For Alpha, Sort Of.

Carrington Comes Back To Work For Alpha, Sort Of.

Brother Kirk D. Carrington, II is the newly hired Project Manager at BrightKey. In his role, Brother Kirk D. Carrington, II leads the Membership Support Services Center team and is responsible for serving as the liaison between BrightKey and the Fraternity’s Corporate Office. Furthermore, he is tasked with the oversight of all aspects of the Membership Support Services; including membership information processing, warehousing and fulfillment services.

Brother Kirk D. Carrington, II is an Alumnus of the Morgan State University and holds a Bachelors of Science in Marketing and is currently pursuing a Masters in Human Service Administration with a focus in Counseling via the Coppin State University & University of Baltimore collaborative Master’s program. Post completion of his Master’s Degree he intends to pursue a Doctoral Degree in Leadership and Management and the University of Maryland University College.

A Fall 2006 Initiate via the Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. , located in Baltimore, MD and Life Member 12398, he has previously served as a Membership Coordinator for the Fraternity’s Corporate Office, and presently holds the Office of Eastern Region Chairman of Reclamation & Retention; a capacity in which he has served since 2009.

2016 Alpha Leadership Academy Application Available for Download

2016 Alpha Leadership Academy Application Available for Download

Dear Brother <<Last Name>>,

In the spirit of brotherhood, Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation announces the nineteenth annual Alpha Leadership Academy for College Brothers, which is scheduled for June 4–10, 2016, at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

The purpose of the academy is to provide a thorough, intense experience for young men who have been elected to some leadership role at the various levels of our fraternity. What makes this program unique is the student development foundation on which it is based. Several student development theories will be used as the theoretical framework within which this academy will operate. Such theories include the Student Wellness Model for holistic development, involvement theory, moral development, service learning, and many more. The Wellness Model will be of particular importance because it allows us to tap the cognitive, social, spiritual, physical, and cultural dimensions of our college brothers’ development.

The academy’s faculty will be comprised of several alumni brothers who are outstanding training and development specialists as well as student affairs practitioners who work with college brothers on a daily basis and whose expertise will add to the breadth and depth of the academy. To date, there are 510 academy alumni, whose names are included in this packet.

At the bottom of this page is a link to the sample academy schedule based on previous years and an application for the Tau Class. Please consider applying for the academy if you will be in a leadership position for the next academic year. The registration fee is $500 per participant, which includes housing and most meals. Also, all participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses to and from Baltimore.

If you represent an alumni chapter, please encourage the leadership of the college chapter(s) in your area to apply. Any financial assistance that alumni chapters give to assist college chapter officers will greatly enhance the success of this program. Moreover, this will be a great way to strengthen your portfolio should you choose to compete for the coveted Charles H. Wesley Award, which recognizes exemplary college and alumni chapter relations. Please feel free to contact Brother Ralph Johnson, Ph.D. at or 443.538.7602 if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you!


Brother Ralph Johnson, Ph.D.

Academy Director