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Gamma Mu Lambda (GML) continues to serve community

The newly installed chapter officers are:  Dr. William Hudson, President; Christopher Knight, Vice President; Dr. Reginald Ellis, Treasurer; Dr. David Jackson, Recording Secretary; Adner Marcelin, Corresponding Secretary; Dr. Desmond Stephens, Financial Secretary; Al Dennis, Chaplain; Robert “Bob” Drayton, Historian; Kenneth Pratt, Dean of Membership Development; Keith Miles, Associate Editor to the Sphinx; Tyneal Haywood, Director of Education; Alexander Jordan, Sergeant-At-Arms; Dr. Nicholas Thomas, Parliamentarian; Lorenzo Alexander, Member-At-Large; and Kenneth Pratt, Immediate Past President.

From Keith A. Miles

      The Gamma Mu Lambda Chapter (GML) of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. recently installed its officers as they lead the chapter into its 70th year of service to the Tallahassee, Fla. community.

The chapter, which has more than 200 members, is dedicated to community service and participation in the fraternity’s national programs: “My Brother’s Keeper; A Voteless People is a Hopeless People; Go To High School, Go To College and Project Alpha.” The fraternity’s national programs are community outreach mentoring initiatives that have been adopted by the organization’s governing body and mandated for implementation by all of its chapters.

“My Brother’s Keeper” – advocating and improving the quality of life for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. brothers, their spouses, and widows who are retired, are elders, have disabilities and are ailing. “A Vote-less People is a Hopeless People” – Voter education and registration have 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, delivered most frequently through town meetings and candidate forums. “Go To High School, Go To College” – concentrates on the importance of completing secondary and collegiate education as a road to advancement. “Project Alpha” – provides education, motivation and skill-building on issues of responsibility, relationships, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases for young males ages 12-15 years.

On a local level GML supports the March of Dimes, Relay for Life, and The Alpha Educational Leadership Program.

GML Chapter President, Dr. William Hudson, Jr. said, “As we enter into our 70th year of service to local, state and national communities, I am honored to serve as president of the Gamma Mu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. We have a long standing history of manhood, scholarship, and service to all mankind.  Over the past year we have collaborated with many organizations to improve life in our community and will continue to dedicate ourselves to these efforts through our national programs.”

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