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October 17, 2008

ULM Alpha Phi Alpha chapter wins victories at step competitions

The University of Louisiana Monroe Alpha Phi Alpha Chapter earned a first place win after competing in Texas Tech’s Homecoming Step Show Friday, Oct. 10, in Lubbock, Texas.

Texas Tech's Eta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. hosted their second annual Homecoming Step Show - a West Texas showdown. ULM’s Alpha Phi Alpha chapter won the top victory for their “Ice Cold Revolution” performance.

Chapter President Andrew Smith, a senior accounting major from Natchitoches, said the group won first place in four of the five step shows they competed in last semester. The ULM chapter plans to put their $3,000 cash award toward a mentor program, “Go to High School, Go to College,” in Monroe.

They followed this honor with a second place victory at Southern Arkansas University’s Step Competition Saturday, Oct. 11, in Magnolia, Ark. The $500 prize will also go to the group’s mentor program.

According to its Web site, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., “develops leaders, and promotes brotherhood and academic excellence while providing service and advocacy for our communities.

“The objectives…shall be: to stimulate the ambition of its members; to prepare them for the greatest usefulness in the causes of humanity, freedom and dignity of the individual; to encourage the highest and noblest form of manhood; and to aid down-trodden humanity in its efforts to achieve higher social, economic and intellectual status.”

For more information about the fraternity, visit

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