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Brother Henry Allen Stewart -- one of the chief architects of the Alpha Rho Chapter Alumni Association's ascension -- passed unexpectedly earlier this week at his home in Washington, DC. At only 43 years old, Brother Stewart's loss is reverberating strongly through many decades of Alpha Rho Men, with many reminiscing about his active role as a mentor, sponsor, connector, leader and consummate friend throughout his membership in the alumni association ranks.

Brother Stewart was initiated into Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. by way of the 38th Chapter, Alpha Rho, seated at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He was #13 on the Intrepid 25, crossing in Spring 1999. He graduated from Morehouse College in 1999 with a BA Degree in Economics and Political Science, and while there he was a member of the Student Senate, Pre-Alumni Council, Morehouse Business Association, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel Choir.

Pictured above: Alpha Rho Brothers George B. Walker, Kevin Jamal Salter (with wife Romeldia Salter) and Stewart at the dedication ceremony for the Alpha Rho 90th Anniversary Memorial Obelisk at Morehouse College, on October 27, 2015.

A Life Member of the Fraternity, Brother Stewart had previously served the national organization as the Assistant Executive Director for Marketing and Publications and Editor of The Sphinx Magazine. Most significantly, he was one of only four living Alpha Rho Chapter Brothers entrusted with the "Riddle Of The Obelisk," a catalog of the contents and location of the time capsule placed inside of the 90th Anniversary Memorial Obelisk on the Morehouse College campus. At the time of his passing he held membership in the Omicron Lambda Alpha Chapter where he once served as President and Vice President.

Brother Stewart can be described professionally as a creative, innovative, award-winning senior communications executive with expansive management experience executing integrated campaigns, leading multidisciplinary teams, and creating results driven products. He maintained a proven track record creating and implementing cutting edge marketing and public relations strategies in fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and high energy environments. He was consistent in his ability to generate measurable growth, profitability, brand recognition and equity, and he engendered audience engagement for diverse organizations and industry sectors.