Alabama District

July 22, 2016

My Brothers in Alpha:


Running for General President has been the highlight of my almost 31 years of active membership in our beloved fraternity. I am truly humbled by your support and confidence in electing me 35th General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.


I want you to know that I am committed to highlighting the critical issues facing our communities. Working with you, your chapters, our districts, and regions we will ensure that Alpha addresses them head on. When we link up and work together, the Alpha Train cannot be stopped!


I would like to thank Brother Aaron Crutison for his service to Alpha and for running this race with me. I am sure he will continue to be a strong voice in Alpha in the future. I would also like to thank General President Mark Tillman, Brother Lucious Turner and the Elections Committee, and Brother William Lyle the staff at the General Office for all of their assistance and guidance provided to us during this campaign. Most importantly, I would like to thank you, the brotherhood of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. for engaging me and my team during this election season and for providing us with constant feedback and recommendations for solutions. I want you to know that I have listened and I am looking forward to continuing to staying engaged with you as your General President. Together, we will move Alpha ForWard!


Let's continue to dialogue about the future of our great fraternity. Stay tuned for more information on how you can help move Alpha ForWard. Continue to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and on our website at  Please send me your thoughts and ideas directly at


Fraternally Onward and Upward,







Brother Everett Ward, Ph.D.

35th General President-Elect