CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 29, 2015 – Jeremiah Hathorn, a Southeast Missouri State University accounting major from St. Louis, Missouri, has been named Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.’s regional Collegiate Brother of the Year.
Hathorn is now one of five nationally to advance to the final level over the summer at Alpha Phi Alpha’s national convention.
“Only five people in the nation make it to this point, and Jeremiah is one of them,” said DeAnte Smith, director of Greek Life at Southeast. “He is the first in his chapter’s history to win the regional award and make it to this point.”
Hathorn qualified for the regional award after winning the same award at the state level, competing against all schools in Missouri with Alpha Phi Alpha chapters.
“He won and was the representative for Missouri at the regional level,” Smith said.
The award is presented to only one person at each level.
“This award is a huge accomplishment, and the region that Jeremiah competed in is the largest region in the nation for Alpha Phi Alpha encompassing 11 states,” Smith said.
Hathorn is a member of Southeast’s chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., a historically African-American Greek letter organization. The award was presented last weekend at the Alpha Phi Alpha Regional Conference.
The regional award was judged on a listing of contributions on and off campus, a table display of accomplishments and a five-minute interview session with a judging panel.