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Alpha Lambda Education Foundation Awards

The Brother Frank. L Stanley, Sr. Leadership Award

Bro. Frank L. Stanley, Sr. Leadership Award

This award recognizes an Alpha Phi Alpha brother who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and service which contributed to the success of not only the Fraternity but also to the community and his chosen profession.

 

Eligibility:

The nominee must be a member in good standing on a local and national level. (Minimum 5 years)

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Criteria:

 

1. The nominee must effectively model the mission and vision of the Fraternity.

 

2. Nominee must demonstrate transformative and inspirational leadership at various levels of the Fraternity, i.e., Chapter, District and/or National.

3. Nominee must have a history of exemplary service to the Fraternity which manifests in commonly and routinely going beyond routine position requirements.

4. Nominee must demonstrate a proven leadership history while serving in leadership positions within the community, i.e., church, business, political, etc.

5. Nominee routinely serves as a role model for other brothers and demonstrates a high level of professionalism.

6. Nominee may provide letter(s) of recommendation from Alpha Lambda brother(s). Optional and maximum of two

Selection Criteria:

Nominee (or another serving as a nominator for nominee) should submit a one (1) page letter detailing specific examples of aforementioned information and any other pertinent information along with resume or curriculum vitae. Letters of recommendation from Alpha Lambda brothers should be attached, if applicable. Committee will review all nomination packets and recommend one (1) nominee to the ALEF Board for vote. Nominee will receive recognition and a plaque at the annual Hope Breakfast.

 

Frank Leslie Stanley, Sr. (1906-1974), was born in Chicago, IL and raised in Kentucky where he attended and graduated from Central High School in 1925. He received his B.A. from Atlanta University in 1929 and began teaching English, first at Jackson State College, then later at Central High School from 1931-1933. Stanley joined the staff of the Louisville Defender in 1933, becoming editor and general manager in 1936. He was editor and publisher until his death. He was also a civil rights activist; in 1950 he drafted Senate Resolution #53 which led to the integration of institutions of higher education in Kentucky. He served as general president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. from 1955 to 1957. In 1960 he advocated for the creation of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights.

He was married to Vivian Clark Stanley and he had two sons from a previous marriage, Frank, Jr. and Kenneth.

The deadline is December 15, 2023 at 11:59pm. Send letters to ALEFBoard@gmail.com

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Lyman T. Johnson Torchbearer Award

This award recognizes a person in the Metro Louisville community who has demonstrated a willingness and ability to make significant contributions to the Metro Louisville community through their time, actions, and dedication.  The person selected for this award should serve as a role model for advocacy, leadership, determination, and compassion in his/her efforts to affect positive change in the lives of African-Americans and/or Latinos in Metro Louisville.

Eligibility

The nominee must be a citizen of the state of Kentucky and/or, a resident of Metro Louisville area (includes Southern Indiana) for at least five (5) years.

Criteria

1. The nominee must effectively model attributes of leadership, advocacy, service, compassion, and determination.

2. The nominee must demonstrate qualities of high professionalism.

3. The nominee must demonstrate examples of voluntary efforts to better the lives of African-Americans and/or Latinos in Metro Louisville.

4.  The nominee may not list contributions concurrent with his/her normal job responsibilities.

5. The nominee may not receive any monetary or personal benefits from their volunteer activities and/or involvement.

6. Nominee may provide letter(s) of recommendation from Alpha Lambda brother(s). Optional and maximum of two (2).

 

Selection Criteria:

Nominee (or another serving as a nominator for nominee) should submit a one (1) page letter detailing specific examples of aforementioned information and any other pertinent information.  Letters of recommendation from Alpha Lambda brothers should be attached, if applicable.  Committee will review all nomination packets and recommend one (1) nominee to the ALEF Board for vote.  Nominee will receive recognition and a plaque at the annual Hope Breakfast.

 

Lyman Tefft Johnson was born in Columbia, Tennessee June 12, 1906. He was the eighth of nine children born to Mary and Robert Johnson and the grandson of former slaves.  In 1937 Lyman married Juanita Morrell who was also from Columbia, Tennessee. They were married for forty years and had two children, Yvonne Hutchins, and Lyman M; one grandson, Imar Lyman Hutchins; and one granddaughter, Ayelet.  Johnson received a Bachelor’s Degree in 1930 from Virginia Union University and a Master’s Degree in History in 1931 from the University of Michigan. He moved to Louisville, Kentucky in the spring of 1933 at the insistence of his sister, Cornelia Blue. He started teaching history at Central High School that fall and spent the next forty years as a public and parochial school educator.  In 1948 he fought successfully in federal court for admission to the all-white University of Kentucky and was also a plaintiff in the 1972-1975 federal court case that led to further integration of Louisville and Jefferson County Public Schools.

He died in Louisville, Kentucky on October 3, 1997.

The deadline is December 15, 2023 at 11:59pm. Send letters to ALEFBoard@gmail.com

Lyman T. Johnson Torchbearer Award
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