The purpose of the academy is to provide a thorough, intense experience for young men who have been elected to some leadership role at the various levels of our fraternity. What makes this program unique is the student development foundation on which it is based. Several student development theories will be used as the theoretical framework within which this academy will operate.

Such theories include the Student Wellness Model for holistic development, involvement theory, moral development, service learning and many more. The Wellness Model will be of particular importance because it allows us to tap the cognitive, social, spiritual, physical, and cultural dimensions of our college brothers’ development.

The academy’s faculty will be comprised of several alumni brothers who are outstanding training and development specialists as well as student affairs practitioners who work with college brothers on a daily basis and whose expertise will add to the breadth and depth of the academy. To date, there are 510 academy alumni, whose names are included in this packet.

Below, is the list of College Brothers from the Western Region who will be participating in this years Tau class. These College Brothers have worked hard in and out of their classrooms to earn this very high honor within our great fraternity. Please take the moment to honor and recognize each of these brothers.

Brother Pearci Bastiany

Chapter: Upsilon Rho | University of San Francisco

Date of Initiation: Fall 2014

Incoming Position: President

Major: Marketing; Minor in Public Service and Community Engagement

My career goal is to start a non-profit that will provide free temporary housing for homeless veterans in San Francisco. I have already begun the process and my goal is to have my program end veteran homelessness in San Francisco by the age of 25.

I am looking forward to participating in Alpha Leadership to meet other college brothers from across the nation and hopefully gain new insight on how to grow and expand the Upsilon Rho chapter based upon the experiences of the other brothers.

Brother Tyler Williams

Chapter: Pi Gamma | California State University, Sacramento

Date of Initiation: Spring 2015

Incoming Position: Recording Secretary

Major: Organizational Communication/Management of Human Resources & Organizational Behavior

 

My career goal is to develop innovative software solutions that empower people with Type I and Type II diabetes to take control of their condition while making it rewarding to do so. I see a market that currently is not there.

I’m looking forward to attending Alpha Leadership Academy to meet brothers from other regions and to learn from the content contained within the various workshops and development sessions. I hope they will impact me by the end of the Academy.

Brother Oluwatomi N. Ajimatanrareje

Chapter: Alpha Epsilon | University of California, Berkeley

Date of Initiation: Fall 2015

Incoming Position: President

Major: Political Science

My career goal is to go to law school and eventually become a judge.

I am looking forward to attending Alpha Leadership to to make connections with brothers across the nation and become more attuned to what Alpha is.

 

Brother Ashton Atmore

Chapter: Omicron Tau | University of Northern Colorado

Date of Initiation: Fall 2015

Incoming Position: Vice President

Major: Human Services: Community Health Emphasis (major)/Biology (minor)

My career goal is to work as a Minority Health-Public Health Care Administrator and Professor.

I hope that Alpha Leadership will allow me to apply my leadership skills while continuing to develop, analyze, and evaluate remarkable leadership skills. This will provide me with development in immeasurable areas of leadership to not only augment myself, but others. In addition, I look forward to merely enjoying the brotherhood and continuing to uphold Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to its fullest reputation.

Brother Omete Anassi

Chapter: Alpha Delta | University of Southern California

Date of Initiation: Spring 2016

Incoming Position: President

Major: Neuroscience B.A. / Performing Arts

 

My career goal is to dive into the world of neurological research, working for a lab that specializes on pharmaceuticals pertaining to emotional imbalances and mental illnesses, such as anti-depressants. While working for the lab, conducting research that adds knowledge to the vast and virtually unknown aspects of the animal brain, I plan on continuing my involvement in stage and film acting through participation in additional artistic courses, films, plays, spoken word performances, and multiple other opportunities to exercise my art. As I continually dip into both fields, I hope to ultimately bridge a gap that seems unable to connect, merging the knowledge of human emotion and personality from the field of Neuroscience to the practice of mimicking/portraying human emotion and personality from the art of acting.

What I am looking forward to the most about Alpha Leadership Academy is gaining the knowledge of how to effectively work with multiple different types of people. There are different styles to leadership that can be efficient or inefficient based on the personality types of the constituents. In order to be as effective as possible as the upcoming Chapter President of Alpha Delta, encompassing the University of Southern California, California State University at Los Angeles, and Occidental College, I understand that I must be equipped with the tools of how to lead, when to lead, when to follow, and how these factors fluctuate with different personality types. I have faith that I will leave the Academy equipped and prepared to take my chapter to the next level with my brothers.

 

Brother Theodore Brothers

Chapter: Mu Eta | Arizona State University

Date of Initiation: Spring 2015

Incoming Position: President

Major: Health Policy

My career goal is to become a hospital administrator for residents in a rural community.

 I am joining the Tau Class to meet other brothers from across the country, build relationships, and learn skills that I can take back to my chapter and use in my everyday life.

 

Brother Pearci Bastiany

Chapter: Upsilon Rho | University of San Francisco

Date of Initiation: Fall 2014

Incoming Position: President

Major: Marketing; Minor in Public Service and Community Engagement

My career goal is to start a non-profit that will provide free temporary housing for homeless veterans in San Francisco. I have already begun the process and my goal is to have my program end veteran homelessness in San Francisco by the age of 25.

I am looking forward to participating in Alpha Leadership to meet other college brothers from across the nation and hopefully gain new insight on how to grow and expand the Upsilon Rho chapter based upon the experiences of the other brothers.

 

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