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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.



My name is Jay Carpenter, and I am the current President, whom is speaking on behalf of the distinguished men of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.- Pi Nu chapter, the reigning 2017 NPHC Fraternity of the Year. I am from Winston-Salem, North Carolina and still currently reside there during my time off from school. I currently possess junior academic standing and major in Economics (BSBA). It is my goal and ambition to become a corporate economist for the likes of many major financial services that include but are not limited to Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Ally, and BB&T. I have had the fortunate opportunity to be apart of many different organizations during my time here at Appalachian State University, where I have the chance to exemplify my leadership potential and outstanding work ethic. Though there are many things that I am proud of during my undergraduate experience, I surely believe that being apart of my superior organization and being paired with my exuberant fraternity brothers, tops my list of achievements. 

The vision/goal for the Pi Nu chapter is to continue to groom tomorrow's leaders. Throughout the history of our organization, we have produced many influential leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jesse Owens, and W.E.B Dubois, just to name a few. There seems to be a misconception about the “creation” of Alpha men, for you must already be an Alpha man before you are let in to this prestigious organization. The 15 men who charted the Pi Nu chapter here at Appalachian State University, on January 17, 1985, were already well known Alpha men on this campus in a variety of areas. It is only my hopes and dreams, to keep this unprecedented history going for years to come, while still maintaining and establishing relationships with our fellow counterparts.   

We, the men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., challenge you to continue to learn about our organization and the rich history associated with it. Please feel free to visit our national website at and follow our social media accounts @pinualphas on instagram and twitter to stay up to date with our current events and drives. If you have any additional questions, feel free to email me at It is our hopes to get to know you more personally soon.

The warmest regards,

Jay Carpenter (Fall ‘16 initiate)