Pictured left to right: FRONT ROW: Cory Morales (Epsilon Beta); Christian Abarca (Epsilon Beta); Matthew Caputo (Gamma Mu); Dylan McGee (Gamma Mu). BACK ROW: Michael Palladino (Epsilon Beta); Lucas Saffo (Delta Delta); Alec Knaust (Gamma Mu); John Shaver (Delta Delta); David Pratta (Gamma Mu) and Cory Redington (Gamma Mu)
The brothers of the Delaware Valley District gathered on Sunday, May 21, 2017 in Camden, Delaware at the Fraternity's Archives for their District Convention. Governor Lentini was re-elected; Robert Angelo (Gamma Mu '08), and David Pratta (Gamma Mu '09) were elected as Assistant District Governor. Following their meeting the brothers gathered at Texas Road House for a fraternal dinner to celebrate the occasion. Awards won at the District Convention were: Outstanding Academic Achievement: Gamma Mu; Top in Initiations for the year: Epsilon Beta; Outstanding Service to the Fraternity and District: Delta Delta; and Outstanding Grade Point Average for a Pledge Class Member, Dylan McGee (Gamma Mu '17) with a 3.8. The Chapter Presidents of the District reaffirmed their oath of office, and each received their Chapter President's gavel.
The 2017 Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity National Award applications are now available at our website: apd.org --> About --> National Award Applications. The 2017 Applications are available for each our eight National Awards:
Most Improved Chapter
Outstanding Alumni Club
Outstanding Alumni Association
Outstanding Community Service
Outstanding Undergraduate and
Click on the award name you are interested in and you will be able to complete an online application.
If you would like to find out details about each award category, or if you desire old-style downloadable applications, then you can go to http://www.apd.org/national-award-applications.html. (On that same page, you can also click on award titles to access online forms.)
Deadline for 2017 Award Applications: June 11, 2017.
The following news release was issued by Centenary College in October, 2016, recognizing the achievment of one of our Brothers and applauding the arrival of Alpha Phi Delta. Contact: Annamaria C. Lalevee (908) 852-1400, ext. 2238 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hackettstown, N.J., October 20, 2016 – Keith Bassford felt that he wanted to provide an additional option for Greek Life at Centenary University. Not being an athlete, he still yearned for the benefits of being part of a larger organization or a “team.” As a result, he spearheaded an initiative to start a chapter of the first national fraternity on campus Alpha Phi Delta (Epsilon Iota Chapter) and serves as the President.
Bassford is a Criminal Justice major from Clifton, N.J. with aspirations to become a civil or corporate lawyer. One year ago, he consulted with his sister who is a student at Pace University who put him in touch with the Alpha Phi Delta Chapter. Alpha Phi Delta appealed to Bassford because it was a smaller fraternity and he felt like he could make a positive impact on campus while connecting with fraternity brothers on other campuses.
He learned what he needed to do to start a chapter on the Centenary campus. As a result of his dedication, Centenary’s Alpha Phi Delta chapter has 20 members. Bassford was recently recognized for his efforts with the Pioneer Award at Alpha Phi Delta’s national conference in Maryland. In addition, he is the fraternity’s Assistant District Governor of New Jersey. In this role, Bassford acts as a liaison the fraternity brothers and chapters within New Jersey. Bassford is not the only Centenary student to hold a national position with the fraternity. Zack Sjosward, also from Clifton, is the national delegate for the Undergraduate Coordinating Committee.
“I am very proud of this Chapter and its accomplishments in such a short period of time,” says Christopher Mancusi, Chapter Advisor and Former National President. “The Pioneer Award is bestowed upon key individuals to ensure that the Chapter is developed. I cannot think of a more worthy person to have received this other than Keith. We have 1,100 undergraduates nationwide and Keith would be considered in the top 1%, as far as leadership initiative.”
As part of Alpha Phi Delta’s philanthropic efforts, the Chapter is participating in a walk for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at Rutgers University later this month. Their chapter has also worked with the United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen Nursing Home facility to host a “prom” for the residents. The fraternity members helped with the planning and execution for the fun evening and have plans to spearhead this initiative again.
“The administration at Centenary University has been so receptive to our efforts to help establish this chapter as a whole,” says Mancusi. “As a result, the leadership opportunities will be abundant and Keith, Zack and the other members will be beneficiaries of that.”
Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University is an independent, coeducational liberal arts and career studies university distinguished by an accomplished faculty, small class size and diverse student body. Centenary is the only baccalaureate and master’s degree granting institution in northwest New Jersey.
Centenary University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County). The Centenary College School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey. The School of International Programs recruits international students for study at Centenary and Centenary students for study abroad.
Gamma Mu snags top Chapter, Service honors; Waknin, Franki earn top Undergrad, Alumni awards; 8 Nat'l Awards Given at 2016 Ceremony
The following members and entities were recipients of Alpha Phi Delta's National Awards for 2016. At our National Convention, the following awards were bestowed on members and entities by way of our Award Committee, and its eight independent subcommittees:
Awards Chairman, Alexander Fafara, PNP, presented the awards during the annual National Award Banquet held on the final evening of the National Convention (this year held at the Turf Valley Resort in Ellicot City, Maryland).
The following are our 2015 Alpha Phi Delta National Award Winners:
Lifetime Achievement Award
Alexander B. Fafara, Jr., Past National President
(6th recipient in the history of Alpha Phi Delta)
Frederic Sottnick of Delta Delta Chapter
Nicholas Franki, PNP, of Gamma Lambda Chapter
Delta Epsilon - John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Most Improved Chapter
Gamma Sigma - St. John's University (S.I. Campus)
Outstanding Alumni Club
New York Alumni Club
Outstanding Community Service
Epsilon Gamma - St. Joseph College (Patchogue)
North Jersey District
Congratulations on Brother Ronald Smé (Beta Sigma '64) on being named the Long Island Alumni Club's Man of the Year for 2015. Brother Sme, currently our National Historian and a Scholarship Trustee of the Alpha Phi Delta Foundation, has also served as a District Governor (twice), Assistant District Governor, National Secretary, Alumni Affairs Chairman, President of the New York Alumni Club, and in many other roles.
Brother Smé is an Alumnus Emeritus of Alpha Phi Delta, having been initiated into the Fraternity in Beta Sigma Chapter. A former winner of the National Fraternity's Outstanding Alumnus Award, Brother Smé has been a continuously active brother in Alpha Phi Delta. In recent years, in addition to his serving the Fraternity as National Historian, Brother Smé has been very active in the expansion/new chapters in newly formed Long Island District. He has also been a Convention regular for many years. Brother Smé latest project, part of his work as National Historian, is a comprehensive updating of the "History of Alpha Phi Delta," which should be ready this summer.
Brother Smé was presented with this award on Friday evening, May 29, 2015 at the New York City Award's Banquet (which was composed of brothers of New York City's District and the newly-formed Long Island District). We congratulate him on this great honor.
Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity Central Office can certify that Christopher Lopez of the Centenary College Colony is Member #20,000. National President Christopher Mancusi presented Bro. Lopez (in the presence of his fellow Centenary College brothers) a giant replica of his Alpha Phi Delta membership card showing him with membership ID number 20,000. The presentation was made on Saturday, May 2, 2015.
It is National Awards time, once again. This year, for the first time, all Alpha Phi Delta Award Applications are able to be fully completed online (alternately, the old-style Microsoft Word formatted forms are also available for download).
Monday, June 15, 2015 by 11:59pm.
Applications are available online. Go to www.apd.org, --> ABOUT --> NATIONAL AWARD APPLICATIONS --> select your award category/categories, as needed. For direct links to our online applications, click here:
Most Improved Chapter*
Outstanding Alumni Club*
Outstanding Community Service*
* an entity's application (chapter/alumni club/alumni association) requires an endorsement letter from District Governor to be attached. It can be attached to the online form, or completed separately.
Please be sure to review the application online before completing it online, making sure you have all necessary attachments to attached electronically to the online form.
Please note that, by custom, Most Improved Chapter, Outstanding Chapter, Outstanding Community Service, Outstanding Alumni Club and Outstanding District awards are applied for by the entity/group seeking the award; conversely, Outstanding Undergraduate and Outstanding Alumnus candidates are each, by custom, awards that a brother do not apply for himself, but rather is nominated for by someone other than himself.
MICROSOFT WORD FORMATTED FORMS
If you would prefer to apply using the older Microsoft Word versions of the forms, If you do not want to complete an award application online, and would rather download the old-styled Microsoft Word formatted award application, then go THE NATIONAL AWARDS APPLICATION webpage, and underneath each individual award category is the option to download an MS Word formatted form. You must download that file, complete it inside of Microsoft Word, then email the completed application and attach any necessary documents to that same email.
DESCRIPTIONS OF THE AWARDS
Award descriptions can be found on the National Awards Application webpage.
Once award applications are received, and approved by Central Office, they are forwarded to the National Awards Chairman, Alexander B. Fafara, Jr. PNP. He then appointed seven three-man subcommittees (one for each award category) to review the applications. Once the decision of the subcommittee is made, the Awards Chairman is notified, and Central Office prepares the Award Plaque for the winner, for presentation at the National Awards Banquet to be held at the National Convention on Saturday, August 15, 2015. The names of the award winners are held in strict secrecy until that event.
Best of luck to all of our applicants and nominees.
This page features news related to and of interest to members of Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity.