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From the District Director

Greetings Brothers:


In developing my vision as the 11th District Director, I had the brothers of South Carolina in mind. Through my campaign theme, The Alpha I.M.P.A.C.T., I plan to build upon the level of efficiency that the District has achieved while mentoring and strengthening the relationship between the chapters of South Carolina Alphas. In addition, I am interested in improving the comradery that is necessary to grow the bonds between college and alumni brothers.


It will be the collective work of the brotherhood in South Carolina that will help us to achieve The Alpha I.M.P.A.C.T. It will take ideas from brothers from all areas of the District, both college and alumni, to move us forward as one. We have a wealth of talent in South Carolina. We prove it every day with our individual and chapter awards. It is imperative that we share best practices.  That can only be optimized if we improve our relationships and ability to communicate with one another. Let’s embrace our strengths, learn from each other, and continue to give maximum effort.  


We will continue to carry out our national programs effectively and efficiently while participating in our signature projects, and venturing into new endeavors as we foster growth and development amongst the chapters of South Carolina.   


Please know that without you, our greatest resource, there is no South Carolina Alpha. If ever you want to reach out to offer ideas, solutions or discuss any issues please send an email to


Remember – together we are SC Alpha Strong!



Vince A. Gatling, Jr.

Brother Vincent A. Gatling Jr.

South Carolina District Director


If your presence does not make an I.M.P.A.C.T., your absence will not make a difference.  I believe in the Alpha I.M.P.A.C.T.; "Inspiring Men to be Progressive & Accountable while increasing Comradery & Teamwork".

From the Assistant District Director

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Greeting Brothers and Visitors:


It is an honor to serve as the 25th Assistant District Director of the great South Carolina District of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 


As the Assistant District Director, I plan to bring about a renewed spirit and energy to this great District. I will continue to build a bridge between the collegiate and alumni brothers as we seek a stronger sense of brotherhood. It is my goal to create new initiatives and events to bring about active engagement and participation while also ensuring that our national programs are remembered. SCALPHA is home to some of the most talented, well-recognized leaders, advocates, and distinguished men in Alpha. With this legacy in mind, while serving as your Assistant District Director, it is my goal to continue to connect brothers as we seek to move forward in this world. It is my goal to see SCALPHA, and Alpha South continue and exceed the legacy that has been established.


It is an honor to serve in this role so early in my Alpha career. It is also an honor to work alongside our District Director, Brother Vincent A. Gatling, Jr., and the rest of the District leadership.  If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, feel free to contact me at


Once again, thank you for your support as I embark upon this journey as the 25th Assistant District Director of South Carolina. Onward and Upward!



Lazarus L. McCray
Brother Lazarus L. McCray

Assistant District Director 

SC Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

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