Gamma Iota Chapter
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The Gamma Iota Chapter Of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was chartered on Sunday, February 9, 1947 on the campus of Hampton Institute by 15 great men. These 15 men are
Lt. Co. William B. Proctor, Jr.
Brother Proctor entered Alphadom at the Beta Kappa Chapter located at Langston University in 1942. He left Langston and made his way to Hampton Institute where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in 1949. Some time later he moved to Randallstown, Maryland became an insurance agent for Princor in Townson, Maryland. Later, in 1980, he obtained his Master of Science. Brother Proctor was the first president of the Gamma Iota Chapter.
Lt. Co. Lloyd J. Stark
Brother Stark was made in 1941 at Gamma Chapter in Richmond, Virginia at Virginia Union University. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in 1948 from Hampton Institute. He is a retired officer from the United States Army and resides in Miami, Florida.
Mr. Emmanuel A. Bertrand
Brother Bertrand, a native of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, came to Hampton Institute to major in accounting. During his time at HI, he was president of the Kappa Delta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, a member of the local NAACP, Student Christian Association, Bachelor of Science Club, Tri-Literary Council, Hampton Institute Male Tutorial Staff, and Student Activities Committee. He is Gamma lota’s first Corresponding Secretary.
Mr. Calvin L. Cooke
During his time at HI, Brother Cooke was the Sports Editor and Business Manager for the
president of both the Junior Class of 1946 and Senior Class of 1947. He was also treasurer of the Kappa Delta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society. Brother Cooke was the first treasurer of the Gamma Iota Chapter. He entered Omega Chapter on August 8, 1992.
Dr. Walter Carl Gordon
Brother Gordon came to Hampton Institute from Albany, Georgia. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1948. While at HI, Gordon served as first vice-president and president of the NAACP, Vice- president of the Junior class, Board Member and Vice-President of the Omicron
Social Club, Dormitory Counselor of James Hall, Co-Treasurer of the Student Christian Association, Representative of the Tri-Club Council, and as part of the Hampton Institute Male Tutorial Staff. After leaving, he expanded the number of degrees to his credit in 1948 by obtaining a Masters of Science and by obtaining his MD in 1959. He works and lives in Albany, Georgia as a General Surgeon. Gordon has the honor of being Gamma lota’s first Dean of Pledgees.
Mr. Silas James Jackson
Silas Jackson came to Hampton Institute from Kinstron, North Carolina. In 1948, he graduated from Hampton with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. During his matriculation, Brother Jackson was a part of the “Men of Hampton” Male Chorus and Student Christian Association. In 1951, continuing to uphold the aim of scholarship, he obtained his Master of Science degree. He has put his academic, cultural and fraternal knowledge to work as a chemist for the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland, and he worked as a chemist for the National Institutes of Health. He is now retired and living, in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Mr. Elmer McDowell
Brother McDowell was the first Sergeant-At-Arms for the Gamma Iota Chapter. He resided in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and was a part of the Theta Epsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. He entered Omega Chapter on October 4, 1985.
Mr. Midgett S. Parker Sr.
Brother Parker came to Hampton Institute from Newport News, Virginia (3410 Roanoke Ave.) and graduated with his Bachelor of Science in 1949. It is here at Hampton that Parker became the first parliamentarian for Gamma Iota. While at HI he also served as the Chairman of the Tutorial Staff and president of Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society. In 1963 Parker received his Masters of Science. For some time he worked for IBM in Endicott, New York as an advisory engineer and has since retired. His last residence was in Vestal, New York until he entered Omega Chapter in 1999.
Mr. Ray L. Richardson
Brother Richardson’s last residence was in Mequon, Wisconsin.
Dr. Calvin C. Sampson
Brother Sampson came to Hampton from Cambridge, Maryland. Majoring in chemistry he graduated from the college in 1947 with a Bachelor of Science. Before graduating, he was part of the Hampton Swimming Team, a member of the Kappa Delta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society and a member of the Student Christian Association. In addition, he was the vice-president and corresponding secretary of the Bachelor of Science Club. Leaving Hampton, he proceeded to obtain his Doctorate which he received in 1951. He is the Professor of Pathology at the Howard University College of Medicine and resides in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Edgar L. Smith, Jr.
Brother Smith came to Hampton Institute from Oakland California to major in business. He graduated with his Bachelor of Science in 1949 and received his MBA in 1951. He worked as a tax auditor before retiring. His last residence was Corona, New York.
Mr. Will Smith, Jr.
Brother Smith graduated from Hampton Institute with a Bachelor of Arts in 1949.
Mr. Jacob T. Stewart
During his matriculation at Hampton, Brother Stewart was the president of the Negro History Society and recording secretary of the Bachelor of Science Club. He was Gamma lota’s first Recording Secretary.
Mr. Calvin C. Wanser
Brother Wanser came to Hampton from Delaplane, Virginia. While here he majored in chemistry and held various positions in the numerous organizations on campus. He was the treasurer of the Kappa Delta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, Co- Chairman of the Student Christian Association, and a member of Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society. His last known residence was Glen Falls, New York.
Dr. Fred Ralph West, Jr.
During his matriculation at Hampton, Baltimore, Maryland native, Brother West majored in chemistry and obtained his Bachelor of Science in 1947. He was the first Chaplain of Gamma Iota. In addition, he was a member of the Omicron Social Club, Dramatic Club, Track & Field Team, and the Hampton Institute Chapter of the NAACP. After leaving HI, he obtained his Masters of Science degree (1948) and his Doctorate (1956). Putting, his knowledge to use, Brother West set up his own psychiatric practice in his home in Washington, D.C.
George W. Hunt
Brother Hunt was advisor for the chapter.
First “Mother” of Gamma Iota Chapter