In the tradition of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, the Archons of Alpha Lambda Boule held its Annual Christmas Celebration on December 2, 2016, in the Harborview Room of the Hilton Savannah Desoto Hotel. The event was dedicated to the wives (called Archousa) of the Archons and the sweethearts of the single Archons. It was a spectacular event replete with gifts and a serenade of traditional Christmas favorites performed by the Archons.
The highlight of the evening was the presentation to the group of Archon Garrett Douglas White, MD, and Archousa Lisa Michelle Hester-White. Dr. White, a Nephrologist with South Coast Health in Savannah, was inducted into the Fraternity just moments before the beginning of the spectacular Christmas event. Prior to moving to the Savannah area, Dr. White practiced in Columbus, Ohio and Charlotte, North Carolina. He earned his bachelors and medical degrees at the University of Kansas. Dr. White is a member of the American Society of Nephrology and the American Society of Hypertension. Archon and Archousa White are the parents of three sons and one daughter. They are members of Overcoming by Faith Ministries in Savannah.
In addition to the presentation of Archon and Archousa White, the Christmas Celebration this year was especially delightful since it was the first Boule Christmas for Archon Randy Gunter and Archousa Anne Harris-Gunter as well as Archon Bobby Wayne Jones and Archousa Corine Ackerson-Jones. Archons Jones and Gunter were inducted into the Fraternity on April 15, 2016.
Archon Gunter is a retired university administrator who worked at Clark Atlanta University and Savannah State University as the Vice President of Student Affairs and at Georgia Southern University as Dean of Students. He is a Deacon of First African Baptist Church in Statesboro and an active member of several social and civic organizations, including The Frogs Club, the Bulloch County Branch of the NAACP, the King-Tisdale Cottage Foundation, the Lucy C, Laney Alumni Association and the National Association of Black Social Workers. He earned an undergraduate degree from Central College, a Masters of Social Work from the University of Georgia and the Ph. D. in Social Work from Clark Atlanta University.
Archon Jones is the Lead Physician for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Savannah. Dr. Jones previously served as Command Surgeon for the US Army installations at Rock Island, Illinois and Forrest Park, Georgia. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., an associate minister at Tremont Temple Missionary Baptist Church, a Director of the St. Joseph’s/ Candler African-American Health Center and the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation. Archon Jones is a Fellow with the American College of Physicians and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Arkansas, the Maskers of Ministry at Covington Theological Seminary and the MD at the University of Arkansas. Established in 1904, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity is considered by many as the most prestigious organization of African American men in the world. The national fraternity is known as the Grand Boule, and individual members are called “Archons.” A few of the wellknown Archons included W. E. B. Dubois, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Benjamin E. Mayes. In addition to sponsoring high quality social activities for the Archons and their families and friends, the Fraternity provides college scholarships through the Boule Foundation, and is involved in numerous social action projects. Alpha Lambda Boule of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity was chartered in 1963. Archon Joseph Silver, Sr. is the current Sire Archon (President). He succeeded Archon Lester Johnson, III.