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Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Beta Beta Alpha Chapter at the University of North Alabama, Florence

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2017 Sigma Week

Posted by phibetasigma4una on August 2, 2017 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

2017 Sigma Week at UNA in April was a great success.   The Week began with Ladies Appreciation Day and many ladies received a Flower and a note of encouragement from Phi Beta Sigma at a table at the student center.  A joint Probate Show held in conjunction with our sisters of Zeta Phi Beta introduced UNA and the world to our newest members:   Brother Devin Mastin, Soror Tycoria Johnson, Soror T'Khiyah Parker, and Soror Tia Nall.  It was well attended by the UNA student body as well as Blue & White from all over northern Alabama.  The Code Blu Cook-out took place on a beautiful day at the UNA Amphitheatre in the heart of campus and was well attended.  We gave away food and T-shirts for free.   Our fundraiser for the March of Dimes occurred with a Waterbomb-a-Sigma taking place at the Amphitheatre.


To close out the Semester, the Chapter performed another service project by having a visit to Threadgill Elementary School in Sheffield, AL  The Sigmas worked with youths in the classes of Coach Pervis Key.



BBA Sends Delegations to Sigma Conferences

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April 2016:   Several Members of the Beta Beta Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. recently attended fraternity conferences this spring.   Brothers Alton Colvin, Marlon Malone, Trey Abernathy, Antonio Newsome, Martez Hill, and Cordell Taylor attended the Alabama State Sigma Conference held in Huntsville Alabama, March 2016.   At the Southern Regional Conference on April 14-17, 2016 in Jackson, Mississippi were Brothers Alton Colvin, Marlon Malone, Trey Abernathy, and Cordell Taylor.   At the Regional Conference the Chapter received the Bronze Membership Award from Headquarters.


Fall Semester !

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The Brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity at the University of North Alabama has been one of the most active groups at the University of North Alabama, already with the fall semester 2015 just starting !

August 14, 2015 - participated in Move-in Day

August 20, 2015 - Sigma Show at the UNA Big Deal - performance by Brother Alton Colvin, Brother Deondrick Orr, Brothers from Alpha Sigma Alpha Chapter and Gamma Epsilon Chapter.  Also a Chapter Display Table was prepared along side the Zeta Table.

August 21, 2015 - Service Project for the Youth - Brother D'Lavante Gibson assisted with monitoring and demonstrating games for the children at the Michael Community Center in Sheffield, AL.

August 24, 2015 - CultureFest Table - Brother Alton Colvin and Marlon Malone prepared a table about the nation of Ghana, which displayed the Ghanaian Flag, some Ghanaian currency (the Cedi) and authentic Kente cloth, examples of the Twi Language, along with information about Ghanaian culture. The chapter's President, Alton Colvin, said that the Sigmas selected Ghana as its table's theme because that nation's first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, was a member of Phi Beta Sigma and because the Fraternity recently had a new school built in Okrase, Ghana. The Sigma's table also had information about Adinkra symbols, which could be found in the displayed shirts from Ghana, as well as a bowl carved by a Ghanaian made from calabash (a type of gourd). Adinkra refers to decorative symbols used in Ghanaian art that capture the essence of a Ghanaian Proverb.


UPCOMING EVENTS for the Fall Semester - 

September 3, 2015 - NPHC Convocation

September 6, 2015 - Road Trip to Birmingham for the UNA vs Miles College Football Game - hosted by the Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma at Miles.

September 9, 2015 - Freshmen 101 Seminar

September 11, 2015 - Table for Miss Phi Beta Sigma Pageant

September 15, 2015 - Interest Meeting for Contestants for Miss Phi Beta Sigma

September 23, 2015 - Interest Meeting for Membership

September 27, 2015 - Candidate Interviews

October 1, 2015 - African Proverb Workshop and Presentation Show'

October 8, 2015 - Movie - "Hidden Colors"

October 11-17, 2015 = Homecoming Week

November 5, 2015 - Open Mic Night / Meet the Miss PBS Candidates

November 19, 2015 - Miss Phi Beta Sigma Pageant

December 2, 2015 - Massage Therapy.


Service Projects Fall 2014

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The Brothers of the Beta Beta Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity at the University of North Alabama gave their time and energy for a community clean-up. The area targeted was between Helen Keller Hospital and Northwest Shoals Community College.  Seven bags of trash along Avalon Avenue in Sheffield resulted.  The opportunity came up to explain the reason for doing service to a gathering of youth.  A travelor stopped by to say 'Thank you" for the service.  The Project was performed on September 14, 2014 and on November 2, 2014.

On November 14, 2014, the Sigmas of UNA will serve at the Shoals Soup Kitchen in downtown Florence.



Awards received for Spring 2014

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On April 28, 2014, UNA was scheduled to have its Awards Gala.   The Beta Beta Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity at UNA received 2 major awards. 

The Sigmas were selected as recipients of the "2014 UNA Diversity Award" for its on-campus March and Program to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. The University's top honor for a student organization, "the Lion's Cup", was also presented this year to the Sigmas of UNA. In addition, the Chapter received a pair of certificates from the Office of Student Engagement, entitled "Academic Excellence" for having superior GPA's for the Spring of 2013 and for Fall of 2013.

In the attached photos from the Awards Gala, shown from left to right are Brother Deondrick Orr (past 2nd-Vice State Director of Alabama, and UNA NPHC President); Miss Julie Fletcher, UNA Director of Greek Life; Brother De'Jhan Holland, Chapter President; and Brother Alton Colvin, Chapter Secretary.

 

 

 

 



New Edition to Phi Beta Sigma at UNA

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We welcome Brother Savien Payne to the Blue and White Family !


The Beta Beta Alpha Chapter at the University of North Alabama inducted Brother Savien L. Payne on March 16, 2014.  He is a junior from Montgomery, Alabama, majoring in Entertainment Technology.  He can be greeted at  [email protected] or at Twitter @SavienPayne .

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BBA participates in Southern Regional Conference

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Brother Deondrick Orr and Brother Alton Colvin experienced their first air flights while traveling to Orlando, Florida to represent the Beta Beta Alpha Chapter at the Southern Regional Conference and Centennial Gala.   They made it in time to board a 6:00 am flight on Friday, January 10, and arrived in Orlando in the afternoon.  Brother Deondrick was the Chapter Delegate and participated in the Officer Elections for the Southern Region, which is inclusive of all the Chapters in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and the Bahama Islands.  Brother Deondrick sent Photos and  a significant Tweet to the Chapter regarding the news of a famous accomplished man joining the Cause of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.:   Brother Harry Belafonte !  Pictured below are Brother Alton, Deondrick, De'Jhan and D'Lavante at the Phi Beta Sigma State of Alabama Conference in Birmingham.


Phi Beta Sigma's Centennial celebrated at UNA

Posted by phibetasigma4una on January 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The Sigmas of UNA are very grateful to everyone who helped make Thursday, January 9, 2014 as a fantastic, meaningful, memorable day.  This Day was very special for the Brothers of Phi Beta Sigma because it marked the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., at the campus of Howard University, by Honorable Brother A. Langston Taylor, Honorable Brother Leonard F. Morse, and Honorable Brother Charles I. Brown, on January 9, 1914.

Fresh with the start of the Spring Semester, the Sigmas immediately got involved with a Winter Coat Drive campaign.  A table was set up to receive coats, and the amount collected exceeded expectations, as around 30 garments were collected.  We would like to say thank you to everyone who gave contributions, including the UNA Police Department.

Also on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, a Blue and White Wreath was placed at the Sigma Stone in the middle of campus and decorated.

On Thursday, January 9, 2014, the Brothers of Phi Beta Sigma hosted a Back-to-School Bash to celebrate the Centennial Anniversary with the rest of the student body at UNA.  Over a hundred guests attended, including a Brother from the Iota Eta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity at Mississippi State University.   The venue was decorated with Blue and White Balloons, and a presentation Table of the Centennial Cake - a beautiful 3-tiered Cake that had our 3 Greek Letters on top, 3 Stars and a Dove at the middle level, and the Dates:  1914-2014 on the bottom level.  The cake was prepared by the Victorian Tea Room of Muscle Shoals, AL. Music was provided by DJ-Keek.  We would like to say thank you to ALL of fellow students who came, and also recognize in appreciation Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, for sharing the occasion together.  We also would like to thank the Director of Greek Life at UNA, Julie Fletcher, for her encouragement and for visiting, and the University of North Alabama for allowing us to schedule the event on campus, for publicizing the Centennial, and for providing the bottles of drinks for everyone.  We say "Thank You" to the UNA Florala for representing and taking photos.

We were honored to receive a Centennial Greeting to the Chapter from the International President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Brother Jonathan Mason.  We also say thank you to the Governor of Alabama, Robent Bentley, for his Proclamation that January 9, 2014 was PHI BETA SIGMA DAY in Alabama.

Once again, we express our gratitude to everyone who helped make our Centennial Anniversary a fantastic, meaningful, memorable day.




FALL 2013 COMMENCEMENT

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The Beta Beta Alpha Chapter celebrated the commencement of Brother AbdiKadir Hasan Mohamed on December 14, 2013.  Brother Abdi earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of North Alabama (Florence, AL) with a double-major of Political Science and Criminal Justice, and graduated Magna Cum Laude.  A native of Kenya, Brother Abdi was overjoyed to have his brother and sister-in-law fly from Kenya to attend his graduation.  After the Ceremony, which featured an inspirational address by Lauren Manning, a surviver of the World Center Tragedy of 9/11, Abdi and his wife joined his family and his Sigma Brothers for a luncheon, and also at a reception hosted by Dr. Francis Koti.  Following graduation, Brother Abdi, plans to move to Minnesota, and will be looking at options for Law School in Minnesota or Washington.  Brother Abdi will always be remembered in BBA for being on the Line that brought Phi Beta Sigma as an official organization at the University of North Alabama.  He served the Chapter as Treasurer, Academic Chair, and Intake Committee, and participated in service projects and State Leadershp Conference, and won multiple academic awards.  We wish Brother Abdi all the best and say thanks for his contributions while at UNA.

BBA Chapter Attends Leadership Conference

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On Saturday, August 30, 2013, BBA Chapter sent 3 members to the campus of UAB for the annual Alabama Sigma Collegiate Leadership Conference.  Brother De'Jhan Holland, Brother Deondrick Orr, and Brother D'Lavante Gibson attended the conference, and received training in a variety of workshops, and also received certification for conducting membership intake.  The Conference was an enjoyable event, with fellowship with brothers from chapters all over the state.

BBA Awards Banquet

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On Thursday, May 9, 2013, the Beta Beta Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc, had its 'last supper' for the school year and gave awards to our outstanding Brothers:

Chapter Scholastic Award = Brother Loic M. Dimithe

Chapter Service Award = Brother Deondrick C. Orr

Chapter Athletic Award = Brother Julian N. Anderson

Chapter Leadership Award = Brother Loic M. Dimithe

Chapter Neophyte of the Year Award = Brother Alton D. Colvin

Chapter Creativity Award = Brother De'Jhan A. Holland

Chapter Brotherhood Award = Brother Loic M. Dimithe

Chapter Public Relations Award = Brother Deondrick C. Orr

Chapter Involvement Award = Brother De'Jhan A. Holland

Sigma Spirit Award = Brother Deondrick C. Orr

Chapter's ZETA Soror of the Year Award = Soror Brittany Hicks

Sigmobile/Hoopty Award = Brother De'Jhan Holland

M.E.B. (Most Eligible Bachelor) Award = Brother Loic M. Dimithe

U.V. Award = Brother Julian N. Anderson

S.O.N. Award = Brother Deondrick C. Orr

S.A.S. Award = Brother D'Lavante L. Gibson

B.A.N. Award = Brother De'Jhan A. Holland

S.B.M. Award = Brother Julian N. Anderson

Top Attendance for Meetings = Alton, De'Jhan, Deondrick, D'Lavante, Julian, Loic (6-way tie)

Happy Birthdays (this week) = Brother Abdi Mohamed and Brother Loic Dimithe.

SP 2013 Graduates = Brother Loic Dimithe, Brother Julian Anderson, Soror Alieshia Morris, Soror Kendra Thomas Mitchell

Latest Awards 2013

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The Brothers of Beta Beta Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc, at the University of North Alabama are very grateful for the awards and honors received so far in 2013:

  • Appointment of Brother Deondrick C. Orr as the State of Alabama 2nd-Vice Director - the voice of all the collegiate chapters of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. in Alabama.
  • The First-Place Award for the State Oratorical Contest and the Southern Region Oratorical Contest to Brother Loic E. Mengou Dimithe.
  • Scholarships awarded to Brother Abdikadir H. Mohamed and to Brother Loic M Dimithe from Phi Beta Sigma's International Director of Education, Dr. Shirl E. Gilbert II, and his Education Council.
  • The Bronze Award presented at the Southern Regional Conference from the International 2nd-Vice President, Brother Jonathan Mason, presented to the BBA Chapter for its 2012 increase in membership.
  • The Southern Region Scholastic Chapter of the Year, presented to BBA Chapter
  • The Southern Region Scholastic Brother of the Year, presented to Brother Loic Dimithe.
  • A Featured page in the 2013 Diorama Yearbook of the University of North Alabama.

Sigma+Zeta Week 2013 at UNA

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The Zetas and the Sigmas of UNA presented their joint ZETA+SIGMA WEEK April 10-17, 2013. It began with a Steptease show at the GUC Student Center on Wednesday and featured a routine by Soror Kendra Thomas Mitchell, Soror Alieshia Morris, Brother De'Jhan Holland and Brother Alton Colvin. Thursday's $1 Bowling plan became cancelled because of serious storms that rolled through and caused some schools in Alabama to be dismissed early.

For the first time ever, a Hiphop Cypher Production was held at the UNA Amphitheatre on Friday and attracted some excellent talent. The performances were filmed and will become available in the future. Saturday was about having fun, and 40 participants came out to our "Blue Lagoon Cookout" by the water at McFarland Park along the Tennessee River. Although we didn't declare a Horseshoes Champion, several had fun just aiming for perfection, in a no-score format. On Sunday we were able to visit two local churches in Florence, and doubled our love for the Almighty.

Monday was a viewing of the Movie, "Belly" and was free for the UNA student body. Tuesday was an informal discussion forum, "Kitty Cat Chit Chat" led by our Sorors about relationships and committment. Wednesday was also led by our Zeta Sorors, as they arranged for Z-Fit Zumba Night at the UNA Student Recreation Center.

Were we done yet? OH NO !

On Thursday, several Brothers left town for a road-trip to Columbus, GA for the Southern Regional Conference of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Brother Loic Dimithe, Deondrick Orr, D'Lavante Gibson, and De'Jhan Holland made the trip and returned on Sunday. More information about the trip is forthcoming.

ROADTRIPS 2013

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JANUARY 19 = Huntsville (UAH - Brothers of Alpha Sigma Alpha Chapter hosting)

MARCH 8 = Mobile (Brothers of Mu Phi Chapter hosting / STATE CONFERENCE)

APRIL 18 = Columbus, GA (Brothers of Alpha Phi Sigma Chapter hosting / REG CONF)

JULY 8 = Philadelphia, PA (INTERNATIONAL CONCLAVE OF PHI BETA SIGMA!)

Probate Show for Fall 2012 Class

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On December 4, 2012, the Beta Beta Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma presented its new Brother to the world, in a Probate Show performed at the Performance Arts Center of the Guillot University Center at the University of North Alabama, and attended by approximately 110 people. Sigma Brothers from the Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma at Alabama A&M came, as well as the Theta Delta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. One of those coming from Tuscaloosa was Brother Russell Prince who was a former student at UNA !

The solo Probate Show reached its climax when the mystery person called "Prep" was revealved by Brother De'Jhan Holland and Brother Deondrick Orr to be Brother Alton Colvin. Alton's parents, Alfonzo and Faye, were present to share this special occasion. Brother Alton is majoring in criminal justice to specialize in homeland security issues. He is from Hueytown, Alabama and resides in Rice Hall at UNA. He is active in the Black Student Alliance and with Presidential Mentors Academy, and enjoys basketball. The Probate Show is provided at our YouTube Channel as well as this website. ENJOY ! and WELCOME to Brother Alton Colvin, "Prep" of "B.O.N.D" / Fall 2012.

Road-trip to Auburn: State Leadership Conference

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On Friday, September 7, four members of the Beta Beta Alpha Chapter at UNA left campus, bound for Auburn University for the weekend. Brother D'Lavante Gibson, Brother Julian Anderson, Brother De'Jhan Holland, and Brother Deondrick Orr joined with other Brothers of Phi Beta Sigma from all over the state to attend the State Sigma Collegiate Leadership Conference for Alabama. They participated in very informative sessions that sharpened their skills in parliamentary procedure, gained certification for involvement in the Fraternity's New Membership Intake Process, practiced traditional fraternity songs, learned how to impliment Phi Beta Sigma's nation-wide campaign as a leader in Anti-Hazing Sensitivity Training and tapped into networking opportunities for future professions. The Brothers of Beta Beta Alpha Chapter are appreciative of Brother Reggious Bell, State Director, and Brother Joseph Alexander, Parliamentarian/Trainer/Instructor, Brother Lucian Ward, Trainer/Instructor, Brother Dr. David Hickman for the inspiration and insights into Sigma History, and the host Chapter, Kappa Zeta of Auburn University, particularly KZ's Brother Kenny Williams, Alabama Second Vice-Director, and Econo-Lodge of South College Street, Auburn, AL.

Saturday, April 21, 2012 Blu-BBQ Cookout

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Phi Beta Sigma invites everyone to come to Macfarland Park's Pavilion #1 in Florence, AL for our Blu-BBQ Cook-out and Fun ! Join us from 3pm to 6pm, rain or shine !

Saturday April 21, Attendance at Global Culture Night

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Let's go out and support our Sigma Brother, Loic Dimithe, as the co-Host of the UNA Global Culture Night Program at Norton Auditorium after our BluBBQ

Sigma Week 2012

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Sigma Week 2012


is scheduled for


April 15-21, 2012


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