Police chief honored by fraternity chapter


TUSKEGEE, Ala. (September 4, 2013) — The Gamma Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. honored Tuskegee University police chief, Patrick Mardis as its “Man of the Year” for 2013-2014. Tuesday, members of the fraternity presented Mardis with a plaque during a ceremony in front of the Booker T. Washington Monument.

“You’ve gone above and beyond to protect the safety of the students,” said the chapter’s vice president, Tyler Keith Morgan, during the presentation. 

This is the third year of the award which the fraternity chapter gives to the man that most embodies the organization’s principles that include scholarship, fellowship, and manly deeds. 

Mardis has been in law enforcement since 1977. He retired as police chief in Fairfield, Ala., before coming to the university in August 2010.

“They gave me the award for leadership. I am proud that part of my tenure as police chief is inclusive of students, listening to their complaints and their suggestions,” Mardis said. “Because it takes all of us to make the university safe,” Mardis said.

© 2013 Tuskegee University

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