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MAKE IT HAPPEN

“The chief significance of Alpha Phi Alpha lies in its purpose to stimulate, develop, and cement an intelligent, trained leadership in the unending fight for freedom, equality and fraternity. Our task is endless.” 

 

—  Jewel Henry Arthur Callis, May 1946

The Mighty Gamma Nu Chapter was founded on April 10, 1947 at The Pennsylvania State University (then known as Pennsylvania State College) in State College, PA. There are 16 distinguished Charter Members of the Chapter.​

​"THE ORIGINATORS"

Vernon L. Cowell​

 Harold Dixon | Walter Edmunds

Thomas Giles​ | Donald Harris | Dennis Hoggard

James Robinson | Perry Smith Wallace Triplet III | William Walker

Calvin Wallace | Donald Watson | Mitchell Williams

Rufus Williams | Charles Wilson

Clayton Wilson III

The 78th House of Alpha

"Make It Happen"

Current Brothers

President

Hobbies: Dance, Act and Running

Favorite Quote: "Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth"

Classification: Junior

Major: Materials Science and Engineering

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Crossed: FALL 2018

Keith Batiste

Vice President

Hobbies: Travel, Trumpet, Tennis, Anime, and Being with Family and Friends

Favorite Quote: "We may encounter many defeats but we must never be defeated"

Classification: Senior

Major: Electrical Engineering

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Crossed: FALL 2018

Abdoulaye Diallo

Secretary

Hobbies: Volleyball, Writing, Digital Content Creation

Favorite Quote: "The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and teh day you find out why"

Classification: Senior

Major: Advertising and Spanish

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Crossed: FALL 2018

Lawrence Green

Treasurer

Hobbies: Working out, Watching sports, listening to music, Football and Basketball

Favorite Quote: "A coward dies a thousand times, a soldier dies but once"

Classification: Senior

Major: Finance

Hometown: Spring Valley, NY

Crossed: FALL 2018

Paul Lorissaint

Sergeant At Arms

Hobbies: Play piano, Wrestling, Watch Anime, Reading Books

Favorite Quote: "It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men"

Classification: Senior

Major: Electrical Engineering

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Crossed: FALL 2018

Uchenna Iwudike

Parliamentarian

Hobbies: Reading, Working Out, Making Music, Basketball

Favorite Quote: "Not everything is faced can be changed but nothing can be changed until it is faced"

Classification: Senior

Major: Political Science

Hometown: Bronx, NY

Crossed: FALL 2018

Seun Babalola

Historian

Hobbies: Play piano, Wrestling, Watch Anime, Reading Books

Favorite Quote: It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men"

Classification: Senior

Major: Electrical Engineering

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Crossed: FALL 2018

Uchenna Iwudike

Advisor

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Bro. Dr. Emil Cunningham

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Community Service Chair

Hobbies: Reading, Working out, Making Music, Basketball

Favorite Quote: "Not everything is faced can be changed but nothing can be changed until it is faced"

Classification: Senior

Major: Political Science

Hometown: Bronx, NY

Crossed: FALL 2018

Seun Babalola

Fundraising Chair

Hobbies: Playing sports (football & basketball), working out, trying new things/foods, traveling, watching anime

Favorite Quote: "You can never truly enjoy success if you've had struggle"

Classification: Junior

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Laurel, MD

Crossed: FALL 2018

Felix Amon

Social Chair

​Hobbies: Travel, Anime, Tennis, and Hanging with Friends

Favorite Quote: "We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated"

Classification: Senior

Major: Electrical Engineering

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Crossed: FALL 2018

Abdoulaye Diallo

Academic Chair

Hobbies: Play piano, Wrestling, Watch Anime, Reading Books

Favorite Quote: "It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."

Classification: Senior

Major: Electrical Engineering

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Crossed: FALL 2018

Uchenna Iwudike

Miss Black & Gold Executive Director

Hobbies: Basketball and Photography

Favorite Quote: "No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on however it produces a arvest of righteousness and peace for those woh have been trained by it"

Classification: Junior

Major: Community, Environment and Development

Hometown: Harrisburg, PA

Crossed: FALL 2018

Jesse Onyango-Opiyo

National Pan-Hellenic Council Delegate

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Stroll Master

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Webmaster

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Goodwill is the monarch of this House

Cordiality exist among all who abide within.

ALPHAS ON THE YARD

Awards & Honors

FRATERNITY AWARDS

PRESIDENT'S CUP OF EXCELLENCE

(Greek Column Awards, Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life)

2016

CHAPTER OF EXCELLENCE

(Greek Column Awards, Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life)

2016, 2015, 2013

CHAPTER OF THE YEAR

(Greek Column Awards, Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life)

2012

NPHC CHAPTER OF THE YEAR

(Greek Column Awards, Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life)

2016, 2015

DISTINGUISHED CHAPTER FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE

(Greek Column Awards, Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life)

2016, 2015

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

(Greek Column Awards, Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life)

2007

NEW MEMBER ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

(Greek Column Awards, Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life)

2008

MOST IMPROVED CHAPTER

(Greek Column Awards, Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life)

2006

CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT AND LEADERSHIP AWARD

(Greek Column Awards, Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life)

2005

MULTICULTURAL RESOURCE CENTER AWARD

(Multicultural Resource Center)

1992

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GREEK LIFE AWARDS

PRESIDENT'S CUP OF EXCELLENCE

(Greek Column Awards, Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life)

2016

CHAPTER OF EXCELLENCE

(Greek Column Awards, Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life)

2016, 2015, 2013

CHAPTER OF THE YEAR

(Greek Column Awards, Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life)

2012

NPHC CHAPTER OF THE YEAR

(Greek Column Awards, Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life)

2016, 2015

DISTINGUISHED CHAPTER FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE

(Greek Column Awards, Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life)

2016, 2015

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

(Greek Column Awards, Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life)

2007, 2002

NEW MEMBER ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

(Greek Column Awards, Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life)

2008

MOST IMPROVED CHAPTER

(Greek Column Awards, Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life)

2006

CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT AND LEADERSHIP AWARD

(Greek Column Awards, Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life)

2005

CHAPTER EXECUTIVE HONORS

(National Pan-Hellenic Council)

2005

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INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

LIVING THE RITUAL AWARD

(Greek Column Awards, Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life)

Bro. James Lorissaint, 2016; Bro. Nicholas Azinge III, 2016; Bro. Kayode Oduwaiye, 2016; Bro. Serge Gaba, 2015; Bro. Terrell Finner, 2015; 

FRATERNITY MAN OF THE YEAR

(Greek Column Awards, Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life)

Bro. Terrell Finner, 2015

MOST OUTSTANDING NPHC GOVERNING EXECUTIVE

(Greek Column Awards, Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life)

Bro. Terrell Finner, 2015

5 PRINCIPLES AWARD

(Gamma Gala, Phi Alpha - Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.)

Bro. Serge Gaba, 2015; Bro. Santwon Hines, 2012

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FRATERNITY HONORS

COLLEGE CHAPTER OF THE YEAR

(P.A.A.C. - Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.)

1999

NATIONAL MISS BLACK & GOLD

(General Convention - Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.)

Queen Yvonne Winborne, 2013-2015

REGIONAL MISS BLACK & GOLD

(Alpha East, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.)

Queen Yvonne Winborne, 2013-2014

DISTRICT MISS BLACK & GOLD

(P.A.A.C. - Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.)

Queen Yvonne Winborne, 2012-2013

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ALL AROUND HONORS

INDIVIDUAL HONORS

BEST FRATERNITY AWARD

(Ashe Awards, Black Caucus)

2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

NPHC STEP SHOW CHAMPIONS

(National Pan-Hellenic Council)

2008, 2006

STROLL COMPETITION CHAMPIONS

(Eta Alpha - Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.)

2014

OUTSTANDING PARTICIPATION AWARD

(Annual NYASA Conference, Penn State College of Liberal Arts)

2012

MEN OF RHOYALTY AWARD - BROTHERHOOD, OPTIMAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

(Kappa Omicron Sigma - Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.)

2012

CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION

(IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon)

1999

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HOMECOMING KING

(Penn State, IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon)

Bro. Serge Gaba, 2015; Bro. John Mitchell, 1992

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