ALPHA RHO'S END OF SUMMER 2020 SHINE -- 7 BROTHERS MAKING MOVES, MAKING AN IMPACT
BROTHER WADE MEDFORD III -- SPRING 2020
Brother Wade Medford III chose to use the culture-shifting Covid-19 pandemic as an opportunity to further his entrepreneurial endeavors by motivating people to better themselves both physically and mentally. To that end, he launched his business, Medford Advancement LLC, in July of this year with a focus on personal boxing instruction for friends, family, and anyone interested in learning the sport.
At the core of this Atlanta-based operation is Medford's belief that boxing is an ideal stress reliever and one of the best fitness workouts a person can perform -- perhaps perfect for clients whose daily routines have now shifted to more sedentary work-from-home situations. He hopes to develop his latest business venture into a stand alone boxing gym soon after he completes his undergraduate studies at Morehouse College.
Mathematics and technology have always been of primary interest to Medford, which led to his current pursuit of a 5-year dual degree in Applied Physics and Aerospace Engineering to be completed with the Class of 2023. He has made the Dean’s List every semester since he arrived at Morehouse and is also a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSBE). Prior to college, he graduated from one of Atlanta's premiere comprehensive magnet schools, North Atlanta High School.
Brother Medford was born and raised in the West End of Atlanta, Georgia where he attended elementary school just walking distance from the Morehouse campus. Both of parents are products of an HBCU experience -- his mother having graduated from Spelman College and his father having attended nearby Morris Brown College.
In addition to his latest venture, he is currently the President of a music management company called 19th District and has served as a mathematics tutor at Ron Clark Academy, a food distribution volunteer at the Atlanta Community Food Bank, and a book organizer for Books for Africa.
Pictured above: The ANOMALOUS 11 Brotherhood, initiated into Alpha Rho Chapter at Morehouse College, Spring 2020.
BROTHER AARON HOPKINS -- FALL 2013
Brother Hopkins describes his career path in Public Health following the completion of a first-of-its-kind fellowship program at NYC's Mount Sinai Hospital:
"In 2018, I began a leadership development program at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. NYC is the largest public healthcare market in the nation, and not only has the most hospitals of any city but also the highest number of “US News & World Report” top-20-ranked hospitals within a 7 mile radius. A very intimidating and competitive place to be to say the least. In addition, back in March of this year NYC was designated the epicenter of the Covid-19 outbreak -- a once in a lifetime pandemic where many citizens and healthcare staff have given their lives to treat and take care of those who have been infected. And, the fight is not over yet.
As a result of the racial tensions also rising in the nation, now more than ever before, it is important to make certain that our voices are heard and that our opinions and decisions matter in the fight for healthcare equality and equity. While NYC is the epitome of a "melting pot" and is dubbed the most diverse city in the nation and arguably the world, racially this isn’t apparent or reflected in the mid-level to senior-level leadership at most hospitals and public health organizations here, most notably for African Americans who comprise 25% of the city’s population.
In 2015, Mount Sinai Hospital determined that this was an issue that could no longer be tolerated and needed to be rectified -- hence the development their current day Fellowship program. The program is the only one of its kind in the nation that specifically recruits and hires minorities in healthcare and provides mentorship, professional development, and provides participants with the opportunity to make a difference at the #14-ranked hospital in the nation.
I am pleased to announce that as of August, 2020, I am the first African American to have started, competed and successfully transitioned from the program into a management role as an Administrator of Clinical Operations (Internal Medicine, Cardiology & Neurology) at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Rest assured, even with this landmark accomplishment there is still a long road ahead in securing more leadership roles that better reflect and provide access to underserved communities in New York and around the country. But please know -- there is still light at the end of the tunnel to eradicate healthcare disparities."
Pictured above: The ZIONIC 23 Brotherhood, initiated into Alpha Rho Chapter at Morehouse College, Fall 2013.
BROTHER ARRIN RICHARDS -- SPRING 2009
From www.nealharwell.com: Neal & Harwell attorney Arrin K. Richards was named a finalist for the 2020 Nashville Emerging Leader Awards (NELAs). The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville present the NELAs annually to Nashville area young professionals for their significant career accomplishments and their contribution to the community.
Brother Arrin Richards joined Neal & Harwell in January 2018 as an Associate attorney. He previously worked in the Office of the General Counsel at Vanderbilt University, most recently as Assistant General Counsel. Arrin serves as a Board Member of the Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. He also serves as President of the Napier-Looby Bar Association. He is a member of the 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee and a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee.
Arrin is a 2015 graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School, where he served on the Executive Board of the Black Law Students Association. He earned a B.A. in Business Administration with an Accounting concentration from Morehouse College. A native of Fort Washington, Maryland, Arrin now resides in Downtown Nashville.
His practice focuses on commercial transactions, bankruptcy, commercial real estate, estate planning, and civil litigation. Within these fields, he represents businesses with a variety of legal issues, including complex commercial disputes, commercial lending matters, and real estate transactions.
Pictured above: The APOTHEOTIC 21 Brotherhood, initiated into Alpha Rho Chapter at Morehouse College, Spring 2009.
BROTHER MARCUS DANIELS -- SPRING 2007
From www.marej.org: The Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal has selected Marcus N. Daniels as a member of the Top 40 Under 40 for 2020!
Brother Daniels represents developers, corporations, law firms, government agencies, non-profit and faith based organizations in complex commercial real estate transactions throughout major cities in the United States. Mr. Daniel is an expert in providing tenant and landlord representation services to property owners, institutions and businesses for the acquisition and disposition of office, industrial, retail and specialty properties throughout the country. As evidenced by his repeat client base, Mr. Daniels understands that every real estate transaction begins with the needs of each client as predetermined by specific corporate goals that are supported by the execution of a strategic real estate service plan.
Prior to joining NAI Michael, Daniels was Managing Partner of Daniels Development Group, Founder and CEO of Maryland Community Development Corporation and Assistant Vice President of Community Development Banking at Harbor Bank of Maryland, where he managed community development lending for the construction of charter schools, business facilities, community centers and healthcare facilities. Daniels Development Group is a strategic advisory and consulting firm based in Washington, DC providing commercial real estate education, consulting and sports and entertainment advisory services.