Two Tarrant County College employees recently were honored as part of a local fraternity’s celebration of 75 years of service to Fort Worth and the surrounding area. Beta Tau Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha honored Trinity River Campus President S. Sean Madison, Ed.D., and TCC Supplier Diversity Manager Andre’ McEwing for their commitment to the community and to the fraternity’s aims and ideas.
The two were among seven local members of the fraternity recognized at the “Emerging Leaders of Alpha” program at Trinity River Campus. The program was one of a series of commemorative programs coordinated by the Chapter’s Educational Foundation.
Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for men of color, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., on Dec. 4, 1906, by seven college men who recognized the need for a strong bond of brotherhood among African descendants in this country. Today, with more than 290,000 members worldwide, the fraternity’s principles include scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the uplifting of humanity.
Special guests included Devoyd Jennings, president and CEO of the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce and Alpha Phi Alpha National General President Mark Tillman, who was the featured speaker. Prominent fraternity members include Martin Luther King Jr., former Texas Representative and TCC alumnus Glenn O. Lewis and Tarrant County Commissioner Roy C. Brooks.