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Fraternity Gives $7,500 to the Spellman Scholarship Fund

(March 4, 2005)

Chair of the Department of Africana Studies and Professor Leonard A. Slade, Jr.; Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Jeryl Mumpower; Michael J. Hurt, sire archon of the Beta Psi chapter of Sigma Pi Phi; and Henry Shadrick, thesauristes for the fraternity

 

From left: Chair of the Department of Africana Studies and Professor Leonard A. Slade, Jr.; Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Jeryl Mumpower; Michael J. Hurt, sire archon of the Beta Psi chapter of Sigma Pi Phi; and Henry Shadrick, thesauristes for the fraternity
 

Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity was founded in Philadelphia more than a century ago by black men who were college graduates. The fraternity has more than 100 chapters, or boule´s, in more than 25 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the Bahamas, and its thousands of members are hailed for the contributions they make to their communities.

Beta Psi Boule´, organized in 1984, is active both in the Capital Region and at the University at Albany. In keeping with its mission, the fraternity recently donated $7,500 to the Seth Spellman Memorial Fund, which honors the late distinguished service professor and administrator who chaired UAlbany’s Africana studies department and served as dean of the School of Social Welfare. Spellman also headed the James E. Allen Collegiate Center and was special assistant to the University president.