Jacksonville, FL

Florida's first chapter, Established 1925

Florida's first chapter, Established 1925

Florida's first chapter, Established 1925Florida's first chapter, Established 1925

President's Message

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Goodwill is the monarch of this house…Thank you for visiting the Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. website – home of the 2016 and 2017 Florida Federation of Alpha Chapters Alumni Chapter of the year!

The men of Upsilon Lambda Chapter, seated in Jacksonville, Florida are dedicated to selfless service and making the lives of the residents of the communities in which we live in better. The chapter was chartered on December 30, 1925 and we are committed to upholding the fraternal aims of manly deeds, scholarship and love for all mankind.

We are focused on strengthening our fraternal Brotherhood, by stimulating the ambition of our brothers and preparing them for leadership positions in and outside of the Fraternity. We encourage our members to always portray the highest form of professionalism and manhood. This process of enriching our brotherhood helps us to strengthen our fraternal bond, which results in a strong collective force, able to withstand all that might stand in our way to being servants of all.

Upsilon Lambda sponsors and is actively involved with our fraternity’s national programs in the Jacksonville, Florida area. Our national programs and projects include “Hopeless People Voteless People”, “Project Alpha”, “My Brother’s Keeper”, “Leadership Development Institute”, and “Go to High School, Go to College”. Men of Valor mentoring program in partnership with West Jacksonville Church of God in Christ, provides mentoring to young males ages 8-18 through the interaction of positive role models and the introduction of social, life, academic and professional skills. These skills are paramount to helping the mentees become academically successful, as well as productive citizens.

Some of our local programs include: “Ezekiel Bryant High School Recognition Program” “Clara White Mission’ December to Remember, “Big Brothers Big Sisters”, “March of Dimes” (March for Babies), “Urban League”, “NAACP”, Supporting our local HBCU, and “Adopt-A-Highway”.

Our signature event The Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical contest has for 10 years committed to promoting and awarding oratory skills and academic achievement by providing scholarships to male high school junior and seniors. 

Thank you for visiting the Upsilon Lambda website. We are more than happy to provide you with additional information about our chapter, projects or programs. If you are interested in becoming an individual or corporate sponsor for our educational programs, please contact me at averycohen86@gmail.com

Sincerely,

Avery L. Cohen

President

Upsilon Lambda Chapter

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

www.jaxalphas.org

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Vice-President

Vice-President

Vice-President

Charlie Gillette


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Secretary

Vice-President

Vice-President

Roger Williams

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Treasurer

Vice-President

Treasurer

Calvin Burney

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Sgt. At Arms

Financial Secretary

Financial Secretary

Ernest Fleming

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Financial Secretary

Financial Secretary

Financial Secretary

Jeff Turner

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Chapter Trustee

Financial Secretary

Chapter Trustee

Dr. Lemorris Prier, Sr.

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Chaplain

Parliamentarian

Historian

 Dr. Lemorris Prier, Sr. 

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Historian

Parliamentarian

Historian

James Kelly

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Parliamentarian

Parliamentarian

Parliamentarian

Bennie Clark

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Assoc. Editor to Sphinx

Assoc. Editor to Sphinx

Assoc. Editor to Sphinx

Jason Sablon

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Business Manager

Assoc. Editor to Sphinx

Assoc. Editor to Sphinx

Ahmed Ferguson

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Chapter Counsel

Assoc. Editor to Sphinx

Chapter Counsel

Roger Williams

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Kappa Upsilon Chapter Advisor

Kappa Upsilon Chapter Advisor

Kappa Upsilon Chapter Advisor

Austin Franklin

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Sigma Upsilon Chapter Advisor

Kappa Upsilon Chapter Advisor

Kappa Upsilon Chapter Advisor

Ernie Fleming

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Intake Coordinator

Kappa Upsilon Chapter Advisor

Intake Coordinator

Michael Williams