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Released 12/12/2003
Updated on 9/19/2004

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Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter
Contact: Don R. Weston
Telephone: (864) 968-0776 and/or (864) 254-5619
P. O. Box 5244
Greenville, South Carolina 29606

Other participating chapters:

Pi Alpha Chapter,
Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Rho Delta Lambda,
Anderson SC

Upstate Chapters talk to Youth about Being Sexually Responsible

Greenville, SC, October 18, 2003 – Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter along with other brothers from across the state conducted a Project Alpha seminar on Saturday, October 18, 2003 from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm at the Central Community Ministries. Several chapters from the upstate, especially Pi Alpha chapter (Clemson University) played a major part in the program. Project Alpha is a national partnership with the March of Dimes and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. that seeks to encourage sexually responsible choices among young men.

Fifty-eight (58) young men from across the update participated in the day-long seminar which included workshops on "Good Grooming, Hygiene, and Personal Health", "Healthy Dating” and “Knowing the Limit & the Law When It Comes to Male/Female Relationships". The seminar's goal was to frankly discuss life situations and the consequences of making bad choices. "If they know what can happen then we hope they will make good choices for the rest of the lives", says Don Weston, Project Alpha Coordinator.

Several keynote presenters share some very valuable information and life-changing testimonies to the young men. Some of the speakers included Rev. Vincent Thomas of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Coach Kevin Nickelberry of Clemson University’s Basketball Team, and Melvin Stroble, District Director for South Carolina.

"A big thanks are extended to the several companies and organizations which support the Project Alpha event, and to Bro. Weston and his committee for making this event so successful over the years", remarked Bobby Clark, Gamma Gamma Lambda President. Sponsors included Ford Motor Credit, the South Carolina Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation, Jack-in-the-Box of the Upstate, and Wal-Mart. Future plans are to continue to expand the event to cover the entire Upstate area.


Download Project Alpha Seminar Agenda
Times and speakers are subject to change.

Brothers and participants pose
for a group picture

Rufus Perry conducts a seminar about Grooming, Hygiene, and Personal Health

Attending one of the several workshops of day, Brothers participated with 58 young men.

All participants received a certificate and a Project Alpha T-Shirt. Bros. Nickelberry, Stroble and Weston present the awards.

First of All, Servants of All, We shall Transcend All