ATU’s Bridges Earns Statewide Alpha Phi Alpha Award

February 8, 2024

Arkansas Tech University student Jace Bridges of Springdale is the Alpha Phi Alpha Outstanding College Brother of the Year for the State of Arkansas.

According to information provided by Alpha Phi Alpha, the award is “issued to the college brother that has gone above and behind with his contributions to Alpha on all levels.”

Examples of contributions cited by the organization include being an active member of his university community, civic engagement, academic success, personal progress and active participation in Alpha Phi Alpha.

As the statewide Alpha Phi Alpha Outstanding College Brother of the Year award winner, Bridges will represent Arkansas at the Alpha Phi Alpha Regional Convention at New Orleans, La., in March.

“It is an honor that I can’t really put into words,” said Bridges when asked about the award. “Getting to represent college brothers across the state that I have had the honor to fellowship and connect with means the world to me. I still cannot wrap my head it, honestly. Being the recipient of this honor has been surreal and pushes me to continue my work for the fraternity and communities we serve.

“I could not have achieved this honor without the great support of my advisors, mentors, brothers, family and friends,” continued Bridges. “This honor should be awarded to not only me, but also the support system that keeps me going every single day. Without them I would not be able to do the work that I do.”