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Benny G. Hand Installed As Georgia District Director For Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc

Original Publish Date: 
April 17, 2015

Special to the Metro

At the recent Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity’s 84th Southern Region Convention, Benny G Hand, President of the Gamma Omicron Lambda Chapter (Albany), was installed as the 13th Georgia District Director. 

The Convention convened at the Lake Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Mar. 19-22, 2015 in Orlando, Florida.

Hand campaigned on a 7-Point Plan of Action for the District …His Theme was ‘A Strong Hand for Leadership.”

Hand was initiated into Delta Delta Chapter at Albany State College (University) on November 18, 1984. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology.  As a member of Delta Delta, he served as “Dean of Pledges,” Vice President and President of the Chapter.

As a member of Gamma Omicron Lambda Chapter, he has served as President on three (3) occasions (including the current administration).  Brother Hand has served as Chairman of the Education Foundation; Chapter Advisor for Delta Delta Chapter (1994-2014); authored a Grant to obtain the Chapter’s Education Building Complex; Chairman, Gamma Omicron Lambda’s Centennial Celebration (2006).  He is also a Life Member of the Fraternity.

Hand has served the Georgia District in various capacities, having served as Deputy District Director from (2002-2004) and from (2012-2015); Resource Development Chairman of the Georgia Alpha  Education Foundation (2009 – Present); Chairman, Georgia District Convention (2008) Albany, Chairman, District Tag Initiative (2013-2014); Area Director (Area #4 – 2004-2012); IMDP Trainer (2012-Present); Chief Dean of South Georgia Cluster (2012-Present); Cluster Coordinator (2004-2012); authored Project Alpha March of Dimes Georgia District Grant (2013-2014).

He is a strong man of faith as a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, where Brother Dr. Daniel Simmons serves as Senior Pastor. He is a member of the Deacon’s Ministry, Leader of the New Members’ Ministry Team, Family Group Leader, Sunday School Teacher, Boys to Men Mentoring Program and author of Religious Educational Material.

Community leadership and involvement are manifested through service on the Dougherty County Democratic Committee, Board of Directors (Bethel Housing Community Development Corp), Board of Directors (Mt. Zion Gardens Apartments, Inc.) and T-Ball, Baseball and Basketball Coach-Sherwood Ministries Church League.

Hand is a Laureate of the Bank of America Leadership Academy, Consultant for the Southern Rural Development, Inc., Alpha Man of the Year – four (4) times for Gamma Omicron Lambda Chapter, Outstanding Young Men of America, Certificate of Distinguished service, Georgia District (2001-2005), College Brother of the Year (Delta Delta Chapter), and Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Hand is a strong family man: married to the former Kelli Williams, they are the proud parents of Gregory and McKenzie.

The members of Gamma Omicron Lambda are extremely proud of this signal honor that has come to our dear brother, and we stand firmly with him as he implements his 7-Point Plan of Action to move the Georgia District forward.

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