ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SEARCH FOR FRATERNITY

Greetings Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.,

As the Chairman of the Fraternity’s Committee on Human Resources, I am announcing the official launch of the Executive Director search process for our beloved fraternity.

We have engaged the firm of James & Jordan, LLC in Sugar Land, TX to conduct our search. James & Jordan, LLC is a highly regarded minority owned and operated recruiting and inclusion advisory firm that specializes in executive & professional search and pipeline development. James & Jordan has a successful record of filling executive level roles in the non-profit and corporate sectors.

James & Jordan’s co-founder, Brother Darrell James will act as our relationship manager for the search. Brother James brings more than 25 years of experience in recruitment, human resources, and diversity. James & Jordan will manage the overall candidate identification and sourcing process. They will receive all inquiries and resumes as well as communicate with the applicants. All interested members must apply online via the website of James & Jordan.

General President Dr. Willis L. Lonzer, III also recently appointed an Executive Director Search Committee that is charged with providing oversight of James & Jordan, LLC. The search committee, which is chaired by Brother Dean Burrell of the Committee on Human Resources, consists of members of the Fraternity’s Board of Directors and members of the Committee on Human Resources

James & Jordan will forward the vetted candidates to the Executive Director Search Committee for review and consideration. The Search Committee will be responsible for selecting the 2-3 finalists to complete a leadership assessment. Upon review of the assessment, the final candidates will be presented to the Fraternity’s Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will conduct final interviews.

Below you will find the job description and instructions for applying:

 

VIEW JOB DESCRIPTION

 

All interested members who meet the skills and qualifications highlighted in the job description, please submit your resume to resumes@jamesjordanllc.com by January 31, 2022. If you have further questions, please call James & Jordan at 281-410-8266.

 

Submission Deadline: Monday, January 31, 2022

I thank you in advance for your support.

Fraternally,

Brother Darryl Farrow
Chairman – Committee on Human Resources


ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC., LAUNCHES ‘GIVE AND GO TO FIGHT CANCER’ AWARENESS CAMPAIGN TOMORROW WITH ESPN AND V FOUNDATION

BALTIMORE, MD – Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the world’s oldest intercollegiate Fraternity founded by African American men, along with ESPN and the V Foundation begins its “Give and Go To Fight Cancer” campaign tomorrow, the Fraternity’s Dec. 4th Founders’ Day, and encourages the public to GIVE by making a donation to cancer research and reminds them to GO schedule a cancer screening. The campaign ends on Jan. 4, 2022, the anniversary of the passing of beloved ESPN sportscaster and Alpha Brother Stuart Scott.

The partnership and campaign, in it’s a second year, is part of a continued effort to drive cancer awareness within communities of color and to raise funds for the Stuart Scott Cancer Research Fund. The V Foundation and ESPN established the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund in memory of Brother Stuart Scott after he passed away in 2015. Prior to his death, he was a champion for cancer research and was especially driven to improve outcomes for African Americans and other minorities disproportionately affected by the disease.

Last year’s campaign raised more than $41,000, with this year’s goal is set at $100,000.

The “Give and Go to Fight Cancer” campaign encourages donations of $19.06, to highlight the 1906 establishment of Alpha Phi Alpha. Additionally, a special Alpha Phi Alpha branded t-shirt is available to commemorate this partnership, with $25 of every shirt sale benefiting the Stuart Scott Fund, which also supports minority scientists and research dedicated to cancer disparities experienced by minority populations.

To donate, please visit: v.org/aphia

In keeping with our efforts to support Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) and health disparities within the African American Community, funds raised will go towards supporting research projects and emerging minority scientists conducting significant cancer research at HBCUs.

On Dec. 7th, the Fraternity, will also be participating in a “Day of Caring,” a 24-hour fundraising challenge that aims to rally Brothers and chapters around supporting the Stuart Scott Cancer Memorial Fund.

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About Alpha Phi Alpha

The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore, MD, was founded on December 4, 1906, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. The Fraternity has long stood at the forefront of the African-American community’s fight for civil rights through Alpha men such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Adam Clayton Powell, Thurgood Marshall, Paul Robeson, Andrew Young, Edward Brooke and Cornel West. The fraternity, through its more than 720 college and alumni chapters and general-organization members, serves communities in the United States, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. Visit and follow on Twitter @apa1906network.


STATEMENT OF ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. SEEKING A STAY OF EXECUTION AND A GRANT OF CLEMENCY FOR DEATH ROW INMATE JULIUS JONES

STATEMENT OF ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. SEEKING A STAY OF EXECUTION AND A GRANT OF CLEMENCY FOR DEATH ROW INMATE

JULIUS JONES

 

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. urges Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt to grant a stay of execution and clemency for death row inmate Julius Jones, who is set to be executed on tomorrow, Nov. 18.

We ask that Governor Stitt heed the recommendation of the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board that sufficient doubt exists regarding Mr. Jones’ alleged guilt in the 1999 murder conviction and that his death sentence should be commuted to life imprisonment with the possibility of parole.

The Fraternity is also asking its nearly 100,000 members in its more than 720 college and alumni chapters as well as among our general organization and unaffiliated membership to contact Governor Stitt at (405) 521-2342, select option 0, and urge him to grant Mr. Jones clemency.

We are aware of the inconsistencies and the impact of racial bias associated with this case along with the impact of racial bias on death penalty cases, in general.

Like the more than 6.3 million supporters nationwide, who signed a petition supporting Mr. Jones in his fight to prove his innocence, the Fraternity in good conscience cannot stand idly by and allow a miscarriage of justice from a wrongful execution.

Since the historic Scottsboro Boys case and others, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the world’s first intercollegiate fraternity founded by African American men, has stood at the forefront in the fight for justice and Civil Rights for African Americans and the wrongly accused and convicted for more than a century.

This is no different.

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About Alpha Phi Alpha

The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore, MD, was founded on December 4, 1906, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. The Fraternity has long stood at the forefront of the African-American community’s fight for civil rights through Alpha men such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Adam Clayton Powell, Thurgood Marshall, Paul Robeson, Andrew Young, Edward Brooke and Cornel West. The fraternity, through its more than 720 college and alumni chapters and general-organization members, serves communities in the United States, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. Visit and follow on Twitter @apa1906network.


ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. PARTNERS WITH NATIONAL DISABILITY INSTITUTE

ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. PARTNERS WITH NATIONAL DISABILITY INSTITUTE

 

Baltimore, M.D. – Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the nation’s oldest intercollegiate fraternity for African-American college men, has established a partnership with National Disability Institute (NDI) – the first and only national organization exclusively focused on the financial health and well-being of people with disabilities this month. Notably, October is National Employment Disability Awareness Month.

The partnership, which aims to raise awareness of the social, economic, and attitudinal barriers faced by those with disabilities and their families, will help to advance the financial, physical, and mental health for members of the fraternity as well as for students, family members, coworkers, and other individuals through social and community relationships. It also hopes to institute concrete methods and initiatives to combat and alter the stigma around disability and those it affects.

 

“Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is excited to partner with National Disability Institute,” said Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. General President Dr. Willis L. Lonzer, III. “This partnership leverages our collective power to increase awareness, create opportunities, and combat the stigma surrounding disabilities for our members, their families, and the communities we serve.”

Members of the fraternity will also be given exclusive opportunities to engage and advance their education and outreach of National Disability Institute and its mission. This includes competitive invitations each summer for members to participate in NDI internships to learn about policy development and implementation with executive and legislative branches of the federal government to develop and increase leadership skills as well as expand opportunities to Alpha Phi Alpha places of employment for talented African-American youth and young adults with disabilities identified with NDI support.

“National Disability Institute is honored and thrilled to announce our strategic partnership with Alpha Phi Alpha,” said Thomas Foley, National Disability Institute Executive Director. “There is tremendous synergy between our organizations, especially our shared advocacy and commitment to economic reform and social justice. The partnership, through APA’s Leadership Development Institute, will deliver an increased awareness and understanding of the societal, economic and attitudinal barriers faced by people with disabilities and their families.”

NDI, which has been addressing issues impacting the financial futures of people with disabilities since 2005, has a unique and continually evolving approach to financial health allows for continued changed behavior and policy modifications at a local, state, and national level.

Most recently, the U.S. Small Business Administration has awarded the partners the newly funded Community Navigator grant to advance entrepreneurship and small business development by individuals with disabilities. Under the grant, Alpha Phi Alpha will help identify fraternity members and alumni to serve as mentors to Black entrepreneurs and small business owners with disabilities in the greater Washington, D.C. area.

“It is an honor to work closely with Alpha Phi Alpha, an organization whose members include civil rights leaders Martin Luther King, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall,

W.E.B. DuBois and Cornel West,” said William Gould, National Disability Institute Director of

Equity and Inclusion. “This partnership will further strengthen and sustain our organizations’ work at the intersection of race, ethnicity, and disability.”

 

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About Alpha Phi Alpha

The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore, MD, was founded on December 4, 1906, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. The Fraternity has long stood at the forefront of the African-American community’s fight for civil rights through Alpha men such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Adam Clayton Powell, Thurgood Marshall, Paul Robeson, Andrew Young, Edward Brooke and Cornel West. The fraternity, through its more than 720 college and alumni chapters and general-organization members, serves communities in the United States, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. Visit and follow on Twitter @apa1906network.

 

About National Disability Institute 

National Disability Institute (NDI) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to building a better financial future for people with disabilities and their families. The first national organization committed exclusively to championing economic empowerment, financial education, asset development and financial stability for all persons with disabilities, NDI affects change through public education, policy development, training, technical assistance and innovative initiatives. To learn more, visit www.nationaldisabilityinstitute.org. Engage with NDI on Facebook: @NationalDisability or follow NDI on Twitter: @NatDisability.


Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. partners with Notre Dame business school

Contact:
Eric Christopher Webb, DDiv., CPLC
Director of Communications/Editor-of-The Sphinx
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
443-635-5911
ewebb@apa1906.net

Carol Elliott
Director of Communications
Mendoza College of Business
574-631-2627
celliot1@nd.edu

 

BALTIMORE, MD – The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the first intercollegiate Greek-lettered fraternity for African American men, and the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, announced a partnership today aimed at supporting the professional advancement and leadership of African American men through graduate business education.

Alpha Phi Alpha and Mendoza will collaboratively support members seeking to develop as leaders through a business education. Mendoza will offer a designated fellowship program; waive application fees to its graduate programs including the Notre Dame MBA; waive fees for the Graduate Records Examination (GRE) and the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT); as well as provide test preparation programming, early access to Mendoza Graduate Business Career Development coaching and alumni mentoring.

“Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is excited to partner with the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business,” said Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. General President Dr. Willis L. Lonzer, III. “Our Fraternity’s mission places strong emphasis on developing leaders, and thanks to partnerships like this one will provide our members educational opportunities that are key to furthering that development.”

The College also plans to hold a two-day Alpha Phi Alpha Inclusive Leadership Immersion in mid-October on the Notre Dame campus that will focus on career development and professional degree opportunities at Mendoza. Students will hear from a diverse panel of students, alumni, and staff about the Notre Dame experience and participate in a "Demystifying the Business Case" session.

“The partnership with Alpha Phi Alpha allows us to directly support members of the fraternity interested in furthering their impact through a graduate business education while providing us with the opportunity to attract an increased number of talented, diverse candidates to our programs,” said Martin Cremers, Martin J. Gillen Dean of Mendoza College of Business. “We are honored to start this partnership with this venerable organization.”

The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame is a premier Catholic business school whose mission is to develop leaders who contribute to human flourishing, cooperate with others in solidarity and compete toward becoming the best version of themselves through serving others. A leader in values-based education with the message of “Grow the Good in Business,” the College offers an academic experience that integrates experiential learning, integral leadership development and a community of mutual advancement.

In addition to its top-ranked Undergraduate Studies program and doctoral programs in management and in analytics, Mendoza offers 11 graduate business degree programs: the Notre Dame MBA (in a one- and a two-year format), Executive MBA-South Bend, Executive MBA-Chicago, Master of Science in Business Analytics-Residential, Master of Science in Business Analytics-Chicago, Master of Science in FinanceResidential, Master of Science in Finance-Chicago, Master of Science in Management, Master of Science in Accountancy, Executive Master of Nonprofit Administration and the Master of Nonprofit Administration-Residential. Learn more at Mendoza.nd.edu.

For more information about Mendoza Graduate Programs, including the Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Inc. partnership, contact María Stutsman y Márquez at mstutsma@nd.edu or Martin Johnson at mjohns69@nd.edu

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About Alpha Phi Alpha Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore, MD, was founded on December 4, 1906, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. The fraternity has long stood at the forefront of the African American community’s fight for civil rights through Alpha men such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock, Adam Clayton Powell, Thurgood Marshall, Paul Robeson, The Honorable Andrew Young, Edward Brooke, and Dr. Cornel West. The fraternity, through its more than 720 college and alumni chapters and general-organization members, serves communities in the United States, Canada, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. For more information, visit: apa1906.net and follow Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. on Twitter and Instagram @apa1906network or on LinkedIn as “Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.


BROTHER PERALTA NAMED FRATERNITY’S NEWLY-ESTABLISHED CHIEF CREATIVE ADVISOR

BROTHER PERALTA NAMED FRATERNITY’S NEWLY-ESTABLISHED CHIEF CREATIVE ADVISOR

New advisory role will help ensure the highest brand, digital, and print design standards for Fraternity

BALTIMORE, MD – The General President of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. recently named Brother Ramon E. Peralta, Jr. LHD, the Fraternity’s new chief creative advisor -- the first of such roles among National Pan-Hellenic Council fraternities and sororities. Brother Peralta, who also currently serves as the Fraternity’s chairman of the general publications committee, which involves all international publications fraternity-wide, assumed his new additional voluntary role, Friday, Sept. 24.

Brother Peralta, who is a past New England district director and past director of communications for the Eastern Region, is a 1989 Mu Phi Chapter initiate, a life member of the Fraternity, and a member of Zeta Phi Lambda Chapter in Fairfield County, CT. Brother Peralta, a 1993 Bachelor of Fine Arts degree graduate of the University of Bridgeport, is an MBE Alumni of two Tuck School of Business Executive Programs. In 2017, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Bridgeport in recognition of his distinguished career and accomplishments.

“Throughout Brother Peralta’s 32 years of dedicated service in Alpha, he has been behind countless Alpha creative design and branding opportunities that have prepared him for this newly created chief creative advisor role,” said Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. General President Brother Dr. Willis L. Lonzer, III. “We know in Brother Peralta we have a creative professional who will ensure in his new role that Alpha will maintain only the highest design standards across all media: digital, brand, and print.”

Brother Peralta, who is a seasoned creative, served as senior art director on the original startup team behind priceline.com. For the last 13 years, Brother Peralta has led the award-winning, multi-disciplined, and loyal flight crew at Peralta Design, the digital creative agency he founded, which is headquartered in Shelton, CT with offices in Palm Coast, FL.  He personally ensures that the desired ‘look & feel’ of every brand launch sequence is communicated consistently across the entire brand’s digital footprint; whether it be a website, video, social campaign, digital strategy, or printed marketing materials. Peralta Design clients include: The SIAC, Dr. Scholl’s Wellness, BiC, United Way, and countless satisfied B2B and B2C businesses all over the country and around the world.  As the Fraternity’s chief creative advisor, he will continue to serve in his role as chairman of the general publications committee working alongside Director of Communications and Editor-of-The Sphinx, Brother Eric Christopher Webb, DDiv., CPLC.

Brother Peralta’s original cover designs for The Sphinx date back as far as 1991 when then-Editor Brother Charles Robinson gave a young Brother Peralta an opportunity to illustrate a timeline montage of Brother Raymond Cannon on its cover.

“It’s an honor to serve as the Fraternity’s chief creative advisor as well as to continue in the historic role of chair of general publications - being personally responsible for the cover designs of The Sphinx – the nation’s second-oldest continuously-published African American magazine,” said Brother Peralta. “With General President Dr. Willis L. Lonzer’s vision, I hope to leverage all my abilities as chief creative advisor to strengthen and elevate the Fraternity’s design aesthetic beyond the platforms we have been accustomed to by maintaining greater design integrity, impact, and prominence.”

Brother Peralta also serves on the board of directors for the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council and serves as co-chairman of the Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee (MBEIC). Brother Peralta is also a board member of The McGivney Center, whose mission is to provide stimulating and enriching programs that foster academic success and self-esteem for youth in Bridgeport, CT, and is also a 2016 Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce Gold Seal Award recipient, an award given to business leaders who exemplify the spirit of selflessness and volunteerism.

His professional affiliations include: The Greater Bridgeport Latino Network, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Bridgeport, the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, and the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce. Brother Peralta and his company have been featured on both NPR’s Marketplace as well as on NBC’s Today Show.

Brother Peralta volunteers for NSBE Jr, Junior Achievement of Fairfield County, and for the Shelton High School Business Advisory Committee. A frequent lecturer and business mentor for SCORE of Fairfield County, he also broadcasts a bi-monthly podcast called Mission CTRL which is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Most recently, he has been named a ReSET Accelerator Advisory Board Member assisting in recruitment, program implementation, and scaling of the small disadvantaged businesses in the Greater Hartford area. He is also a Knownpreneur instructor and mentor, mentoring BIPOC small businesses in the Greater New Haven Areas.

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About Alpha Phi Alpha

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore, MD, was founded on December 4, 1906, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. The fraternity has long stood at the forefront of the African American community’s fight for civil rights through Alpha men such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock, Adam Clayton Powell, Thurgood Marshall, Paul Robeson, The Honorable Andrew Young, Edward Brooke, and Dr. Cornel West. The fraternity, through its more than 720 college and alumni chapters and general-organization members, serves communities in the United States, Canada, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. For more information, visit: apa1906.net and follow Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. on Twitter and Instagram @apa1906network or on LinkedIn as “Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.”


BROTHER ERIC CHRISTOPHER WEBB NAMED ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC.’S NEW DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND EDITOR OF THE SPHINX

BROTHER ERIC CHRISTOPHER WEBB NAMED ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC.’S

NEW DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND EDITOR OF THE SPHINX

BALTIMORE, MD – The Board of Directors of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. recently named Brother Eric Christopher Webb, DDiv., CPLC, the Fraternity’s new Director of Communications and Editor-of-The Sphinx. He assumed the role effective Wednesday, May 19.

Brother Webb, who is a 1989 Nu Chapter initiate, a Life Member of the Fraternity, and member of Rho Tau Lambda Chapter, is a 1991 English and Journalism graduate of Lincoln University, with numerous journalism awards and fellowships from Harvard University, Howard University, Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, the Freedom Forum, the Associated Press, the Scripps Howard Foundation, and the Investigative Reporters & Editors, Inc.

“Brother Webb’s journey has prepared him to take on the responsibility of leading the Communication Department,” said Brother Sean L. McCaskill, the Fraternity’s Interim Executive Director. “We know in Brother Webb we have a person who is accountable, a great listener, gives advice, can coach, teach, and believes very deeply that his staff are capable of excellence.”

Brother Webb, who is a seasoned communications strategist, award-winning journalist, empowerment strategist, and National Black Authors Tour bestselling author of five books, began at the General Office in September 2017 as the Assistant Director of Public Relations and Community Engagement as well as Managing Editor-of-The Sphinx. He later served as the Interim Director of Communications and Interim Editor-of-The Sphinx from November 2019 through July 2020, publishing two issues of The Sphinx magazine before returning to his previous role.

His prior work with The Sphinx notably also earned him two 2019 Fraternal Communications Association Awards (third place) for Writing – News Feature Article and (second place) for Story Packaging – Feature Article.

“It’s an honor to serve as the Fraternity’s Director of Communications as well as in the historic role of Editor of The Sphinx magazine – the nation’s second-oldest continuously-published African American magazine,” said Brother Webb. “With General President Dr. Willis L. Lonzer’s vision, I hope to leverage all my abilities as a journalist and communicator to strengthen and elevate the brand of the Fraternity beyond the platforms we have been accustomed to even greater visibility and prominence.”

Prior to Brother Webb’s arrival at the General Office, he worked at his alma mater, Lincoln University, as its Director of Communications and Public Relations as well as Editor-in-Chief of its university magazine, The Lincoln Lion. Over the years, he has served as a former Communications Manager for Advocacy at the American Heart Association, both a Washington News Correspondent and a “Letter from Washington” columnist for Thomson Newspapers, the founder and publisher of SOULS magazine, as well as the nationally syndicated “Soul Searching” columnist.

In addition, he wrote for numerous other newspapers and contributed to several journals, anthologies, and magazines, as well as taught English and journalism at The Graduate School, USA, Prince George’s Community College, Temple University PASCEP, the Alternative Learning Institute and continues to serve as a panelist, guest speaker, and lecturer at other schools, institutions, and conferences.

 

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About Alpha Phi Alpha

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore, MD, was founded on December 4, 1906, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. The fraternity has long stood at the forefront of the African American community’s fight for civil rights through Alpha men such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock, Adam Clayton Powell, Thurgood Marshall, Paul Robeson, The Honorable Andrew Young, Edward Brooke, and Dr. Cornel West. The fraternity, through its more than 720 college and alumni chapters and general-organization members, serves communities in the United States, Canada, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. For more information, visit: apa1906.net and follow Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. on Twitter and Instagram @apa1906network or on LinkedIn as
“Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.”


ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. PARTNERS WITH TULANE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND TROPICAL MEDICINE

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ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. PARTNERS WITH TULANE UNIVERSITY

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND TROPICAL MEDICINE

New agreement will pave the way for more Black men to enter field of public health

BALTIMORE, MD – Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the nation’s oldest intercollegiate fraternity for African-American college men in the United States, has entered into a five-year agreement with The Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine that will streamline the admissions process for the organization’s members.

The agreement paves the way for financially active members of the fraternity to apply and enroll in the school’s online master’s programs in areas like community health sciences, environmental health sciences, and health administration.

"Advancing educational and professional outcomes for Alpha Phi Alpha Men in the field of public health will undoubtedly improve health outcomes and resilience in the communities we serve around the world." said Dr. Willis L. Lonzer, III, General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. "Alpha Phi Alpha Men are men of distinction who have a long track record of service and advocacy for the downtrodden. The recent global pandemic and its disproportionate impact on communities of color is a great reminder of the need for more professionals of color in field of public health and we are confident that this partnership with Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine will positively impact the field and our communities."

Under the agreement, Tulane will develop a pipeline program for undergraduate members of Alpha Phi Alpha, to prepare them for graduate and professional school, which the Fraternity will promote with its members and encourage their participation.

In addition, all application fees will be waived for financially active members of Alpha Phi Alpha. In addition, participating students will enjoy tuition discounts that will increase based on the number of fraternity members who enroll, according to the agreement.

“This is a positive step for both institutions and aligns with our school’s goal to become the most diverse school of public health in the country,” said Dr. Thomas LaVeist, dean of the school and Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Health Equity. “We are thrilled to be in partnership with such a well-respected fraternal organization.”

This exclusive partnership is the first of its kind with any National Pan-Hellenic Council organization, which represents the nine historically African American Greek-lettered fraternities and sororities, as well as any Greek-lettered organization overall.

“Diversity is not just a buzzword here,” said Dr. Alicia Battle, associate dean for online programs. "We’re not trying to check off a box to make sure we have every race and ethnicity represented. What we are trying to do is to make sure that our students and therefore our graduates represent the communities that are touched by public health every day. It makes a communities being helped after a disaster, for example, or during a pandemic. It’s also important that we have more men involved in the field because, let’s face it, men make up half the population. Men are impacted by infectious diseases and disasters and workplace safety concerns, and we need more men in the public health workforce."

Members can learn more about the programs at publichealth.tulane.edu.

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About Alpha Phi Alpha

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore, MD, was founded on December 4, 1906, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. The fraternity has long stood at the forefront of the African American community’s fight for civil rights through Alpha men such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock, Adam Clayton Powell, Thurgood Marshall, Paul Robeson, The Honorable Andrew Young, Edward Brooke, and Dr. Cornel West. The fraternity, through its more than 720 college and alumni chapters and general-organization members, serves communities in the United States, Canada, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. For more information, visit: apa1906.net and follow Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. on Twitter and Instagram @apa1906network or on LinkedIn as “Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.”

About Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

As stewards of the first school of public health in the United States, the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine cultivates independent thinkers, innovative leaders, fierce advocates, and accomplished scholars. From the neighborhoods of New Orleans to communities worldwide, we conduct research and collaborate with our partners to ensure that all of humanity has an equitable opportunity to be healthy and pursue optimal well-being. We train the problem solvers. Find us on the Front Lines.


Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Signs Partnership Agreement with Western Governors University 

 Contact: 

Dr. Colin Campbell 

Director of Marketing & Communications 

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 

443.467.6011 

colincampbell@apa1906.net 

Glenn Gillen, APR 

Public Relations Manager 

WGU North Carolina 

919.450.8113 

glenn.gillen@wgu.edu 

 For Immediate Release 

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Signs Partnership Agreement with Western Governors University

National nonprofit online university to provide scholarships to Alpha Phi Alpha members 

BALTIMORE (April 14, 2021) – Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the nonprofit online, Western Governors University (WGU), have announced a new partnership agreement that offers $5,000 scholarships for financially-active Alpha Brothers who enroll in WGU. Tuition is around $3,750 per six-month term for most degree programs. 

Designed for working adults, WGU offers an asynchronous, competency-based model that allows students to log in and access coursework at a time convenient for them, and to accelerate at their own pace. WGU offers more than 60 bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business, K-12 teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing. 

“Since our inception, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has developed leaders and been a model for academic excellence,” said Dr. Willis L. Lonzer, III, General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. “This partnership with Western Governors University ensures that our Brothers can pursue an advance degree to expand their current career opportunities and strengthen their professional acumen while still working to support themselves and their families.” 

The Fraternity, which is the nation’s first intercollegiate fraternity founded by African American men, is one the Divine 9’s historic Black Greek-Letter Organizations (BGLOs) that comprises the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). 

WGU’s NPHC Divine 9 Scholarship for Financial Alpha Phi Alpha Members will provide $3,000 in tuition credit for a student’s first six-month term, and $1,000 in tuition credit for up to two subsequent terms. All applicants must meet WGU’s admission standards and maintain satisfactory academic progress. The Fraternity will also provide a unique URL to its members to apply for the scholarships, and WGU will provide an application-fee-waiver code specifically for those members as well. 

“We are extremely honored to be partnering with such a distinguished organization as Alpha Phi Alpha,” said Spencer Stewart, WGU’s Vice President of Partnerships. “In addition to providing scholarships to Alpha Phi Alpha members who are interested in WGU’s bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, we will be collaborating with them on professional development tools and amplifying our partnership on social media.” 

For more information about WGU, visit www.wgu.edu. Learn more about Alpha Phi Alpha at www.apa1906.net. 

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About Alpha Phi Alpha 

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore, MD, was founded on December 4, 1906, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. The fraternity has long stood at the forefront of the African American community’s fight for civil rights through Alpha men such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock, Adam Clayton Powell, Thurgood Marshall, Paul Robeson, The Honorable Andrew Young, Edward Brooke, and Dr. Cornel West. The fraternity, through its more than 720 college and alumni chapters and general-organization members, serves communities in the United States, Canada, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. For more information, visit: apa1906.net and follow Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. on Twitter and Instagram @apa1906network or on LinkedIn as “Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.” 

About WGU 

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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Partners with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) to Help Underrepresented College Students Launch Game-Changing Careers

Contact: 

Rishal Stanciel, Director of Fellow Recruitment and Senior Career Prep Coach

rstanciel@mlt.org

404-438-6343

Dr. Colin Campbell, Director of Marketing & Communications

colincampbell@apa1906.net

(443) 467-6011

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 24, 2021

 

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Partners with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) to Help Underrepresented College Students Launch Game-Changing Careers

 

Baltimore, MD – Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the nation’s first and leading intercollegiate fraternity founded by African American men, is collaborating with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) to ensure its members and those in their communities secure top-notch internships and high-trajectory jobs.

MLT is a national nonprofit that provides Black, Latinx, and Native American talent with coaching, instructions, and networking contacts to excel in high-trajectory careers, secure economic mobility for their families, and become high-impact senior leaders equipped to advocate for vulnerable communities. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.’s partnership with MLT affirms the 115-year-old fraternity’s goals.

“Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. develops leaders. Our organization has long understood the magnitude of establishing a strong career path, which often includes first-class internships and a solid connection to a job post-graduation,” said Dr. Willis L. Lonzer, III, General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. “Our internal drive is to stimulate the ambitions of our members and to function as a catalyst for positive social and economic change in our communities. This alliance with MLT will align synergies between both organizations, and ultimately lift our respective communities overall.”

Alpha Brothers accepted into the MLT Career Prep Program will participate in a rigorous 18-month career development program for emerging leaders, which includes individualized and group coaching, skill development seminars around the country, possible travel assistance, and access to 120 prestigious employers with an alumni network of more than 8,000 professionals.

 

“MLT and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. are aligned in our mission to ensure we can get talented people of color into game-changing careers and into leadership positions,” said Rishal Stanciel, Director of Career Prep Fellow Recruitment for MLT. “I personally know many outstanding members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., who have been Career Prep Fellows in past years, and I am really looking forward to having many more in the next year and in the future.”

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Mohamad Merilan, Solutions Architect at Credit Suisse, is a member of the fraternity and is an alumnus of the MLT Career Prep Program.

“I am honored to say that I have been a product of both institutions: MLT and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. MLT provided an industry-trained professional career coach that helped me realize personal clarity on my career function, provided a playbook of skills training, and exposed me to hundreds of top Fortune Partners. I found my target company with Credit Suisse in New York City, an accomplishment that I never could have achieved on my own. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., gave me powerful values to develop in leadership and service to all. I am forever grateful.”

 

College sophomores are eligible to apply to the MLT Career Prep program. Please visit https://mlt.org/career-prep/ to learn more and to find the application, which opens in June 2021.

If you have any questions about the application process or MLT, please contact Rishal Stanciel, Director of Fellow Recruitment and Senior Career Prep Coach, at rstanciel@mlt.org.

About Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (ΑΦΑ)

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore, MD, was founded on December 4, 1906, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. The fraternity has long stood at the forefront of the African American community’s fight for civil rights through Alpha Men such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock, Adam Clayton Powell, Thurgood Marshall, Paul Robeson, The Honorable Andrew Young, Edward Brooke, and Dr. Cornel West. The fraternity, through its more than 720 college and alumni chapters and general-organization members, serves communities in the United States, Canada, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. For more information, visit: apa1906.net and follow Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. on Twitter and Instagram @apa1906network or on LinkedIn as “Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.”

 

About MLT

Launched in 2002, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) is a national nonprofit that is transforming the leadership pipelines of our most influential organizations by driving breakthrough results for individuals and institutions. MLT coaches African American, Latinx, and Native American talent to secure high trajectory post-college jobs that deliver economic mobility for their families, and then provides the social capital they need to become high-impact senior leaders who can transform our institutions and vulnerable communities. MLT’s career and leadership development programs provide unparalleled opportunities for our rising leaders to succeed at pivotal stages throughout their careers — from college students to early and mid-career professionals to senior executives — and gives them the genuine confidence that they belong in the uppermost tiers of leadership. MLT also provides a comprehensive solution for institutions that combine best-in-class recruitment, retention, and diversity strategy offerings. Visit us at www.mlt.org.

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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore, MD, was founded on December 4, 1906, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. The Fraternity has long stood at the forefront of the African-American community’s fight for civil rights through Alpha men such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Adam Clayton Powell, Thurgood Marshall, Paul Robeson, Andrew Young, Edward Brooke and Cornel West. The fraternity, through its more than 720 college and alumni chapters and general-organization members, serves communities in the United States, Canada, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. Visit http://www.apa1906.net and follow on Twitter @apa1906network.