The Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will host the 15th Annual MLK Oratorical Competition on February 4th, 2023 at the University of North Florida's University Center. Tickets are $30, which includes breakfast and proceeds will support scholarships and future charitable activities for the Upsilon Lambda chapter. Tickets can be purchased from the below link:
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Mike Sims-Walker is a former NFL player. He played for the Jacksonville Jaguars for five years as a wide receiver. Mike graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies and a minor in criminal justice.
He is also a a former UCF football player and coach. Mike has years of experience in athlete management and player development. His passion is to help maximize the potential of the next generation of youth and athletes.
Aaron Farrar joins News4Jax as a weekend morning reporter, after working a year at WFXR in Roanoke, Virginia as a morning news reporter and primary fill-in anchor. Before that, he spent two years as a multimedia journalist at WTVC in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
While in the Volunteer State, Aaron won several Associated Press awards for his work. Aaron was named best TV reporter in 2018 by the AP and won an award for best short light feature for a story of a World War II veteran receiving his high school diploma at 99 years old. He picked up another Associated Press award in 2019 for a short serious news story when a two-year-old girl went missing and was found sleeping on a porch a few blocks away from home.
Aaron also worked at WTAP in Parkersburg, West Virginia from 2015 to 2018. He began his time in the Mountain State as a multimedia journalist before spending more than two years as the weekend sports anchor and reporter. While there, Aaron won an Ohio AP award for best sports feature story about an elementary school basketball player who competed in a national free throw competition.
Born and raised in Paterson and Clifton, New Jersey, Aaron attended Rutgers University and graduated cum laude in May 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies with a sports journalism specialization, and a minor in music.
During his time at RU, he served as a segment producer at RU-TV Network, a beat reporter for Rutgers Athletics with RVision and a camera operator with the Big Ten Student U program. He also interned with Sportsnet New York, WABC-TV Eyewitness News and News 12 New Jersey.