Bro. Errol Wilson, Jr.
President, Gamma Mu Lambda Chapter
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

TALLAHASSEE, FL (6/27/21)-

As we celebrate the life and legacy of our dearly departed Brother Dr. Frederick S. Humphries, let us hold true to the cherished precepts of our dear Fraternity and honor our Good Brother for a life well lived full of impactful service to all mankind.  Brother Dr. Frederick S. Humphries peacefully transitioned to the Omega Chapter on Thursday, June 24, 2021, with his family at his side. 

Brother Dr. Frederick S. Humphries was a fall 1954 initiate of the Beta Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.  Brother Dr. Frederick S. Humphries continued his service in Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated as a member of the Gamma Mu Lambda Chapter.

Brother Dr. Frederick S. Humphries was a giant among men in every way.  He was the embodiment of Sir Rudyard Kipling’s poem, “If” in both stanza and prose.  His place among the intelligentsia of our day is cemented in the countless number of lives and legacies changed through his leadership and personal touch.  Brother Peter Clarke’s, ‘There Goes and Alpha Man’ captures his pioneering spirit as a fierce advocate for the enduring mission of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  Brother Dr. Frederick S. Humphries’ enduring legacy of “Excellence with Caring” provides access and opportunity for pre-college students of color, exceptional undergraduate scholars and graduate programs both nationally and internationally.

While our Dear Brother has transitioned from this life and his service here is now complete, the anguish of his absence will be accompanied by the cherished memory and solemn pride of his legacy.  May the bonds of brotherhood keep us forever in the path I pray.

Farewell Dear Brother! Transcendent Art Thou!!

Bro. Dr. Frederick S. Humphries, ’54 BN