Fayetteville, NC –    From  November 8-11, 2018, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc, Association of North Carolina Alphamen (ANCA) will hold  their 57th North Carolina District Conference at the Holiday Inn Fayetteville -I-95. The Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha convene under the theme: “Alpha Urgency; We are the  V.A.N.G.U.A.R.D (Vigilant, Attentive, Noticeable, Guardian, Useful, Accountable, Reliable, Diligent) of the Community.”  More than 300 members are expected to be in attendance.

The conference goal is to inform the community (parents, educators/policy makers/business leaders) about the fraternity linked learning through community collaboration. It is an innovative approach to education that prepares our students for college, career and life. Parents, educators, policy makers, business leaders and the fraternity play a critical role in expanding and sustaining our children’s educational future in North Carolina’s schools.

The public is invited to attend a Welcome Reception on November 9, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Several local dignitaries will deliver remarks and be recognized for their service at this event, including Dr. James A. Anderson, Chancellor of Fayetteville State University, Chief Gina V. Hawkins of Fayetteville Police Department, Dr. Marvin Connelly Jr., Cumberland County Superintendent and Dr. Delmas Crisp, interim President of Methodist University. 

Members have planned projects for the community. The fraternity will collect canned goods, clothes and cleaning supplies for victims of Hurricane Florence in the Fayetteville area at the Holiday Inn from 9am- 5pm daily from 8-10 NOV 2018. In addition, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the 9th, the NC Alphas Youth Summit will motivate and inspire middle and high school students to “Go to High School, Go to College.”

For more information, visit  www.NCAlphas.org or contact Mr. Paul Salmon at 910-633-9950.

About Alpha Phi Alpha

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was founded on December 4, 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has continued to supply voice and vision to the struggle of African Americans and people of color around the world. The Fraternity has long stood at the forefront of the African-American community's fight for civil rights, through Alpha men such as Martin Luther King Jr., Adam Clayton Powell, Thurgood Marshall, Andrew Young, and Cornel West among others that include members of the 110th Congress including: Emanuel Cleaver, II (MO), Charles B. Rangel (NY), Danny K. Davis (IL), Chaka Fattah (PA), Al Green (TX), Gregory Meeks (NY), David Scott (GA), Robert C. Scott (VA). The fraternity through its college and alumni Chapters serves the community through nearly a thousand Chapters in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean.