Provost honored as ‘Man of the Year’


TUSKEGEE, Ala. (September 4, 2012) — Friday, the Gamma Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. honored Tuskegee University provost, Luther Williams as its “Man of the Year” for 2012-2013. In a ceremony at the Booker T. Washington Monument, members of the fraternity presented Williams with the honor.

"I am pleased to learn that our efforts to ensure the productive academic engagement and educational development of the students is being acknowledged; that such is being done by the student members of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity renders it decidedly consequential undertaking," Williams said.

This is the second year of the award which the chapter gives to the man that most embodies the organization’s principles that include scholarship, fellowship, and manly deeds. Last year’s recipient was Gilbert L. Rochon, Tuskegee University president.

“The provost was chosen because we wanted to find somebody who met our high qualifications. A gentleman who embodies academics, which is what we are all about, is so important to this university,” said Alpha chapter president, William J. Burnett.


© 2012 Tuskegee University

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