The Epsilon Chi Lambda Chapter (Key# 232) of Alpha
Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated was founded on December 7,
1953 at Hertford, North Carolina. The seat of organization,
was Elizabeth City State Teacher's College
now Elizabeth City State University.)
There were twelve Charter Members. These Brother were:
The General Organization amended the Chapter's Charter
on September 28, 1968. This action, requested by Epsilon
Chi Lambda in order to give an "Umbrella" for Brothers
distant from Elizabeth City, expanded to the Chapter's
jurisdiction to include the following North Carolina
counties: Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford,
Pasquotank, and Perquimans; and the North Carolina
localities known as Columbia, Plymouth, and Windsor.
The Chapter's first Banquet, called a "Mid-Winter Banquet,"
occurred February 11, 1968 at the Holiday Inn located
in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The speaker was the
Brother Dr. Lionel H. Newsom, the General President of
Alpha Phi Alpha. Also among the 28 Brothers present were
Southern Vice President Chatman, Brother A. J. H. Clement,III,
the Regional Director for North Carolina and Brothers from
Norfolk and Chesepeake, Virginia, and Greenville, North
Over the years of its existence, Epsilon Chi Lambda has
engaged in a number of projects not specifically related
to awards. Some of these activities are the following:
Ballou, Leonard R.
Belfield, C. Louis
Brumsey, Anthony R.
Foster, Charles L.
Godfrey, Michael A.
Godfrey, Reuben L. Jr.
Grant, William C.
Hedgebeth, James E.
Hines, Billy C.
Little, Thurlis T. Jr.
Mackey, Claude J.
McClain, Donald R.
McLean, Roger A.
Neal, Victor S.
Price, Anthony W.
Sizemore, Charles L.
Walker, Albert L.
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