These statements were delivered during his opening remarks, which were warmly received by those in attendance. Brother Clinton’s words were as follows, “I want to say how great it is for me to be here at Howard, first because in 2009 I was inducted as an Honorary Member of Phi Beta Sigma, which was founded here 99 years ago.”
The theme of Brother Clinton’s speech was “open hands over closed fists”, which you can watch in full via CBS News.
On Saturday, May 11, 2013 Alcorn State University will bestow Honorable President Jimmy Hammock the President’s Honorarii Alcornite Societatis Award. This award is given in recognition of an individual’s “distinguished service within their profession, discipline or other human endeavor”. Other recipients of this award include Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre, the 24th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; community servant Frenchye Harper Latham; renowned attorney and leader Milton C. Davis and lifelong Lorman, Mississippi resident Jesse Morris, Jr.
“The Alcorn family is pleased to honor and recognize the distinguished service of these individuals”, said Alcorn State University President Christopher Brown. “As our graduates envision their future footpaths, they will be enthused by the ways these men and women have demonstrated the knowledge and character emblematic of Alcornites with a spirit of excellence”.
On Friday, May 10th at 5:00 pm, the brothers of Alpha Zeta Chapter of Alcorn State University will host a special reception honoring President Jimmy Hammock at the Clinton Bristow, Jr. Dining Room – Gold Room. All Brothers in the central and southwest Mississippi areas are encouraged to join the President for this distinguished honor.
President Hammock will be given this honor at Alcorn’s 142nd Commencement Convocation on May 11 at 8:30 a.m. in the Davey L. Whitney HPER Complex. The Reverend Omarosa Manigault, former star of the “Apprentice” and fiancée of the late Oscar-nominated star of “The Green Mile”, Michael Clarke Duncan will attend Alcorn’s 2013 Commencement Convocation. Alcorn announced in March that Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, the nation’s largest civil rights organization, will deliver the 142nd Commencement Convocation remarks. The Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees will be presented to Mr. Morial during the ceremony.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated is releasing its newly created Anti-Hazing Training Video, the latest component to the organization’s Anti-Hazing Training Curriculum. The goals of the Anti-Hazing Training Video are to (1) define hazing, (2) explore the impact of hazing on culture, (3) understand the implications of hazing, (4) understand responsibilities at every level, and (5) begin the process of eliminating hazing.
During 2012 in partnership with the National Action Network, Phi Beta Sigma launched an international Anti-Hazing Awareness Campaign with the sole purpose of eradicating the crippling culture of hazing in America. Joining Phi Beta Sigma as Coalition Partners are U. S. Congress Representative Frederica Wilson, (D-FL) and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Expressing Phi Beta Sigma’s commitment to this initiative, President Jimmy Hammock states, “This training video is another example of our commitment to ending the culture of hazing. The video allows viewers to become educated and equipped to join us in this cause. I encourage everyone to download the entire curriculum and become fully equipped to make a difference in our communities.”
Jonathan A. Mason, Sr., International First Vice President and Task Force Chairman shares “We are determined to kill the culture of hazing. This video is a step-by-step presentation of key areas with regard to hazing, developed for the purpose of educating our members, students, children and communities about hazing. We’re also thankful for our fellow Greek-lettered organizations and institutions who are standing with us in support of this initiative.”
You can click on the link above and view the video. You can also download the training video HERE and other anti-hazing material on this website under the Initiatives tab and then Anti-Hazing sub-tab.
Brothers, on Saturday April 6, 2013, we lost Honorable Brother Sylvester Davis, a true icon of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated. Brother Davis, who was initiated into the Fraternity in 1961 through Eta Beta Sigma chapter in Nashville TN, was taken from us.
Since his initiation Brother Davis held numerous leadership positions in the Fraternity. He is a Past Director of the Southwestern Region. He was elected International Director of Bigger and Better Business in August of 1981. In 1984, Brother Sylvester Davis was inducted into the Distinguished Service Chapter. In 1993, he was elected President of the Distinguished Service Chapter, a position he held for 14 years. In 2008, Brother Davis became the second Brother in our Fraternity’s history to receive the Presidential Service Award.
We truly are appreciative of the many years of service that Honorable Brother Sylvester Davis dedicated to ensure that our cause will continue to speed on its way.