Hammond, La – The Xi Nu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. showed the Southeastern community that graduate chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. still know how to have fun even after graduation. Xi Nu Lambda participated in the Kappa Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.’s 27th Annual Greek Show: Step Your Game Up.
“When people think of graduate chapters of Greek organizations, they think that all we do is go to meetings and do service projects. I wanted to show people that even though we do, do these things, we are still an organization that knows how to have fun,” said Xi Nu Lambda step team member Joshua Howard.
The winners of the 27th Annual Greek Show fraternity participants were the Beta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the Alpha Sigma Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., both of Southern University. The winners of the sorority participants were the Iota Theta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. of Louisiana State University and the Nu Delta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. of Southeastern.
“Though the chapter did not win the Greek show, I am still proud of the team’s hard work. Most of the team members are busy with work, family and for some graduate school, but they still found the time to put together a quality show to compete with the undergraduate chapters,” said Xi Nu Lambda chapter president Jermaine Watson.
Xi Nu Lambda spent the months of September and October preparing for the event. Step team member Melvin Hollins recalls getting home from practice some nights after midnight or later.
“We worked hard for this show. We had to come show the kids that we ‘old’ dudes still can do it,” said stem team member Aaron Phipps jokingly.
“As much as I wanted to win the Greek show, I feel that our purpose in this show was more than just prize money. Xi Nu Lambda does so much for the community it serves that goes unseen. By participating in social events like the Greek show, it will grow the chapters audience and help us to gain support for future events both social and service,” said Howard.