Saturday, December 4, 2010

Alpha Phi Alpha to Celerbate Founders Day

Houston Controller Green
to speak at PVAMU

The honorable Ronald C. Green, Controller for the City of Houston is the speaker the 104th Anniversary Founders’ Day Observance of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. in Prairie View. Area members of the fraternity will join Alphas around the world in commemorating the founding of the fraternity with a special observance program on December 5, 2010 in the Johnson Phillip All Faith Chapel at Prairie View A&M University at 3 p.m. The Public is invited.

Green, elected controller for the City of Houston on Dec. 12, 2009, is a native Houstonian and active community partner, was first elected to public office as a member of city council, at-large position four in 2003. Over the years, he has earned a reputation for common sense fiscal policies that safeguard vital public services. Green is considered the second most powerful government official in Houston because he has to balance fiscal responsibilities with politics, i.e. he is responsible to the citizens and not the mayor or city council.

He earned his bachelor of science and a master of business administration from the University of Houston, and the law degree from Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Texas, the District of Columbia, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Green is also a licensed real estate broker. Green is a founding partner of his own law firm and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., 100 Black Men of America, Inc., UH Alumni Organizations, Thurgood Marshall School of Law Alumni Association, Government Finance Officers Association, Houston Lawyers Association, and Leadership Houston Class XXIII, to name a few.

Green is married to Judge Hilary Harmon Green, justice of the peace, Harris County Precinct Seven, Place 1. They have a son and are active in their community and Windsor Village United Methodist Church.

The program is hosted by the Epsilon Tau Lambda (Prairie View) and assisted by Pi Omicron (TAMU) and Pi Alpha Lambda (College Station) Chapters, all members of Area IX of the Fraternity. .The program is open to the public. Several community awards will be presented to outstanding citizens who have made significant contributions throughout the year. The fraternity will also honor several members of the athletic programs at Prairie View A&M University.

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