Alcorn senior to attend leadership academy in Maryland

Alcorn senior to attend leadership academy in Maryland  

Robert Guyton is busy packing up and counting down to his departure. This summer the music education major will be attending the Fifteenth Annual (Omicron Class) Alpha Phi Alpha College Chapter Leadership Academy at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. The senior Detroit, Michigan native will arrive June 9, and spend seven- days in an intense program designed for young men who have been elected to leadership roles at the various levels of the fraternity.

“It’s an honor to attend the Academy simply because it’s an opportunity for me to learn more about serving in leadership roles,” shared Guyton. Guyton has served as chair for the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. sponsored Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant at Alcorn, and an assistant community service/event coordinator for the organization. In August 2011, he was selected as a MLK Volunteer Service Award recipient.

Several student development theories will be used as the theoretical framework within which this Academy will operate. Such theories include the Student Wellness Model for holistic development, involvement theory, moral development, service learning and many more. “I hope to gain valuable tools that can assist in my every day life and that I can instill in every young man that I come across; I hope to influence good in their lives.”

Guyton is a member of the Delta Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Choir Psi Phi National Music Society, ASU Men Chorale, ASU Concert Choir, Student Support Service, Student Ambassadors and Student National Education Association (SNEA).