UAH APES

PX Chapter History

 

On August 7, 1990 the campus of the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) became the seat for the 772nd chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Due to the efforts of the prominent attorney Hugh G. Lacey, the University of Alabama in Huntsville acknowledged the unlimited potential of the presence of an esteemed chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. During that year (much like the original founders of the fraternity) eight men found themselves immersed in a very competitive and predominately white institution. Despite the socially insensitive environment the group began their journey towards the unfaltering bonds and ideals of Alpha Phi Alpha. These men who were enrolled in the colleges of Engineering, Science, and Business Administration became united under the banner of “fraternal spirit” on January 13, 1991.

The crossing of messers Jayson E. Wilson, Kuniki C. Lockett, Jon-Anthony Phillips, Maxwell Wade, John H. Wesley, John R. Habimana, Martin L. Crawford, and Barrett K. Daniels marked the beginning of Rho Chi Chapter on the campus of UAH. Following this revelation, Bro. William M. Minter was selected as the first Alpha adviser and Dr. Adriel Johnson as the faculty adviser for the chapter. Immediately the chapter began to uphold the name of Alpha by participating in the Annual Martin Luther King Unity Breakfast held at the Von Braun Civic Center and the university’s observance of the King Holiday Ceremony. Other social projects and community service activities by the chapter followed in these early stages, which laid a solid foundation for future prominence.

Today the chapter is both active and involved on campus and in the community. Indeed, we are alive and well, and continue the journey first embarked by the early trailblazers in their quest to become first of all, servants of all and to transcend all.