Last weekend, the brothers of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, Zeta Pi Chapter traveled to Savannah, Georgia to convene in the 58th Anniversary Georgia District Convention. Among conducting the business of Alpha, The brothers enjoyed sharing the opportunity to fraternize with other brothers representing chapters throughout the state about college days and days of old. The Brothers of the chapter also competed in several fraternal competitions including the Belford V. Lawson Oratorical contest, Collegiate Scholar’s Bowl, Step Show, Outstanding College Brother of the Year, and College Chapter of the Year. Among which in each category, the Brothers continued to hold high the name and excelled.
In light of the recent tragedy in the news relating to the verdict of slain teenager Trayvon Martin which fueled emotion across the countryside, we watched in disbelief as George Zimmerman was allowed to walk freely from a Sanford courtroom deemed not guilty by a panel of jurors. Many were angered by yet another example of how America’s racial landscape had proven yet again how far we still have to go as a nation. With our heads blooded but unbowed, Trayvon Martin’s case allowed the black community to unite as a people for a common cause against injustice.
Meanwhile Zeta Pi’s very own, Omari Hardwirk, decided to make us voice heard and took to his pad to pen a powerful and inspirational piece entitled “Little Black Boy Wonder”. As a result, bringing to life the unheralded truth with a short film alongside several members of the film community. Please take a moment to view this amazing piece and of course please SHARE.
Now that the year has begun to roll and 2013 has started to break in, we wanted to take this moment to recognize the achievements of the brothers of the Zeta Pi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. From landing internships with Fortune 500 firms to receiving top accolades in the classroom, the Bruhs continue to hold high the name with no days off!
Bro. Dervin Cunningham– Recognized as UGA’s Amazing Student for the College of Agriculture
Bro. Jamal Releford–Internship with Deutsche Bank (Global Analyst Internship Program)
Bro. Patrick Walker– Continuing to make strides in UGA Pharmacy School
Bro. Andre Sutton–Internship with Google, Inc. (Sales & Marketing Internship Program)
Bro. Elijah Staggers– Received the Outstanding Attorney Award at the American Mock Trial Association Regional Tournament
Bro. O.J. Hemmingway– Received a Full-Time Offer with Waffle House Management Program
Bro. David Mapp–Acceptance into several notable law programs including UGA Law