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Released June 6, 2013

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Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter
P. O. Box 5244
Greenville, South Carolina 29607
Contact: Terry Williams, Bobby Clark
Telephone: (864) 441-9067

Platt named 2013 Luke H. Chatman
Scholarship winner

Ronald A. Platt was selected as this year’s winner.

Greenville, South Carolina - Manly deeds, scholarship, and love for all mankind have always been the efforts of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and of the Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter (GGL) here in Greenville. The Luke H. Chatman Memorial Scholarship which was named in honor of one of GGL’s most prestigious members is given each year to High School Students in Greenville County who excel in scholastic, extracurricular, and community activities.

This year is no expectation to that list of winner, Gamma Gamma Lambda has selected Ronald A. Platt as our 2013 Luke H. Chatman Scholarship Winner. Mr. Platt is the youngest of six children and is currently a senior at Wade Hampton High school where he will graduates this June.

He has a 3.5 GPA and is currently plays on the varsity football team. He plans to attend Clemson University through the Bridge to Clemson program where he will pursue a degree in Education. After graduating, Ronald aspires to teach Mathematics in the Greenville County School System where he also would like to coach football.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York on December 4, 1906. The Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter was chartered on August 24, 1941 in Greenville, South Carolina under the Umbrella of the National Organization and the first African-American Greek-Letter Alumni Chapter in the Upstate of South Carolina.


Bro. Williams congratulates Ronald A. Platt at his award ceremony on May 21, 2013 at Wade Hampton High School.


Brother Luke Haze Chatman was born on August 18, 1921.  He was initiated into Gamma Gamma Lambda of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated on May 18, 1949. As a dedicated member of Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter, he held many chapter officers including Treasure, Secretary and President.  In 1955 he became the first District Director of South Carolina and remain in that capacity until 1967.  In 1968 he was elected Southern Regional Vice President and held that position until 1972. Brother Chatman strongly believed that education would open all doors to success.  He worked tirelessly to improve the education system in Greenville County for more than 30 years.

The Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter and new Foundation, Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation, looks forward to a lifelong relationship with Ronald and is committed to helping him and others within the community. If you or anyone you know is interested in this scholarship please reach out to any member of the chapter or you can email Brother Terry Williams, for more details.

Established in 2012 as a public 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempted organization, Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation's mission is to aid the poor and disadvantage and help them toward a life of self-sufficiency. Our programs address teenage pregnancy prevention, college preparation & awareness, educational scholarships, youth leadership development and other similar programs. We serve the Upstate area of South Carolina, and are affiliated with the Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of ΑΦΑ in Greenville, South Carolina.

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