I regret to inform you that Brother James Huger’s [Alpha Zeta ’39] membership has been transferred into Omega Chapter, the fraternity’s chapter of sweet rest.

Brother Huger, less than three months from his 102nd birthday, passed Friday, October 14, surrounded by his family in Daytona Beach, Florida. Brother Huger, a former executive director for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, lived an amazing life. He was a Montford Point Marine, the first African American elected to a local government office in the Daytona Beach area, an influential community advocate, and an activist for civil rights.

In 2009, Brother Huger was awarded the Alpha Award of Merit, the fraternity’s highest honor bestowed upon a member of the organization. In 2012, he became the recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal for serving with valor as one of the first Black Marines, even as Brother Huger and his fellow Marines were subjected to discrimination. The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian honor bestowed by the United States Congress.

It is because of Alpha brothers like James Huger that we continue to be the College of Friendship, the University of Brotherly Love, and the School for the Better Making of Men.


Friday, October 21, 2016

Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church

300 Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard

Daytona Beach, Fl 32114

Service Time: 7:00 pm


Saturday, October 22, 2016

Heyn Chapel on the campus of Bethune-Cookman University

640 Dr. Mary Mcleod Bethune Boulevard

Daytona Beach, Fl 32114

Service Time: 11:00 am

Mark S. Tillman