About Theta Pi Lambda

Mike Blow

President of the Alumni Chapter

Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African American Men, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by seven college men who recognized the need for a strong bond of brotherhood among African descendants in this country. The visionary founders, known as the "Jewels" of the fraternity, are Henry Arthur Callis, Charles Henry Chapman, Eugene Kinckle Jones, George Biddle Kelley, Nathaniel Allison Murray, Robert Harold Ogle, and Vertner Woodson Tandy.

Since its founding on December 4, 1906, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has supplied voice and vision to the struggle of African Americans and people of color around the world.

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Theta Pi Lambda

The Theta Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is based in las Vegas, Nevada. The chapter is comprised of members throughout the cities of las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson and Summerlin. The chapter was officially chartered on October 31, 1964. The charter members consisted of 11 men who sought to enhance the lives of the residents throughout the Las Vegas Valley. Additionally, Alpha Phi Alpha in las Vegas has a distinguished list of member. They include, but not limited to the following:

  • James B. McMillian - 1st Black licensed dentist in Nevada; civil rights activist
  • Michael Douglas - 1st Black Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice
  • Cedric Crear - Las Vegas City Councilman
  • William "Bob" Bailey - TV personality; civil rights activist
  • F. Travis Buchanan - Former President, National Bar Association Las Vegas Chapter
  • Steven Horsford - 1st Black Nevada U.S. Congressman

Chapter Officers

Michael E. Blow - President
Mr. Sylvester Ayodeji Obafunwa - Vice President
Dr. Paul A. Cooks - Recording Secretary
Mr. Erik Christopher Counts - Corresponding Secretary
Mr. Michael D. Walker - Financial Secretary
Mr. B. Keith Rogers - Treasurer
Mr. Terence H. Capers - Chaplain
Mr. Erik Christopher Counts - Historian
Mr. Kevin Justin Samuels - Intake Coordinator
Dr. Calvin McNeill - Assoc. Editor/Sphinx
Joshua Ohiozogie Igeleke Jr. - Director Educational Activities
David D. L. Moore - Sargeant-at-Arms
Mr. Lacy L. Thomas - Parliamentarian
Michael E. Blow - Contact Person