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Released May 29, 2014

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Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter
P. O. Box 5244
Greenville, South Carolina 29607
Contact: Kynan Robinson, Bobby Clark
Telephone: (864) 441-9067

Tillman choosen as 2014 Luke H. Chatman
Scholarship winner

James Everett Tillman II was selected as this year’s winner.

Greenville, South Carolina - Manly deeds, scholarship, and love for all mankind have always been the efforts of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and of the Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter (GGL) here in Greenville. The Luke H. Chatman Memorial Scholarship which was named in honor of one of GGL’s most prestigious members is given each year to High School Students in Greenville County who excel in scholastic, extracurricular, and community activities.

Adding to the list of winners, Gamma Gamma Lambda has named James E. Tillman, II as our 2014 Luke H. Chatman Scholarship Winner. Mr. Tillman is currently a senior at Hillcrest High school where he will graduate this June.

Mr. Tillman was presented the scholarship the award on May 15, 2014 at the Hillcrest High School Award Program by Bro. Kynan Robinson, Scholarship Chairman and Board Member. Mr. Tillman plans to attend Clemson University in the Fall 2014.

Brother Luke Haze Chatman was born on August 18, 1921.  He was initiated into Gamma Gamma Lambda of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated on May 18, 1949. As a dedicated member of Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter, he held many chapter officers including Treasure, Secretary and President.  In 1955 he became the first District Director of South Carolina and remain in that capacity until 1967.  In 1968 he was elected Southern Regional Vice President and held that position until 1972. Brother Chatman strongly believed that education would open all doors to success.  He worked tirelessly to improve the education system in Greenville County for more than 30 years.


Bro. Kynan Robinson congratulates James Everett Tillman II at his award ceremony on May 15, 2014 at Hillcrest High School.
Both, the Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter and Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation, looks forward to a lifelong relationship with James and is committed to helping him and others within the community. If you or anyone you know is interested in this scholarship please reach out to any member of the chapter or you can email Brother Kynan Robison, contact@alphagreenville for more details.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York on December 4, 1906. The Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter was chartered on August 24, 1941 in Greenville, South Carolina under the Umbrella of the National Organization and the first African-American Greek-Letter Alumni Chapter in the Upstate of South Carolina.

Established in 2012 as a public 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempted organization, Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation's mission is to aid the poor and disadvantage and help them toward a life of self-sufficiency. Our programs address teenage pregnancy prevention, college preparation & awareness, educational scholarships, youth leadership development and other similar programs. We serve the Upstate area of South Carolina, and are affiliated with the Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of ΑΦΑ in Greenville, South Carolina.

First of All, Servants of All, We shall Transcend All