September Member Highlight: Alonzo Duncan

Alonzo DuncanAlonzo Duncan was born in Gary, Indiana and raised in the Gary- Chicago area. He moved to California in 1990 at the age of seventeen to pursue his football aspirations at Mt. San Antonio College. He began working for the California Department of Corrections in 1994 as a correctional officer. In 2010, he transferred to the Department of Parole Operations as a parole agent. He has been employed by the State of California for the past 27 years. Alonzo is honored to work with the Divine Nine to carry out the Memorandum of Understanding with the NAACP. The Black-Greek-letter fraternities and sororities– also known as the “Divine Nine”–have had a long and strategic partnership with the NAACP. This partnership did not just start but has a long working history with the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization on issues relevant to the African American community. Alonzo graduated in 2008 from the University of Phoenix with a B.S. in Criminal Justice.

In 2010, he graduated with an M.S. in Justice Administration. Alonzo was initiated into Omega Psi Phi fraternity, Lambda Omicron Chapter in spring 2010. He was awarded the Omega Man of the Year Award (2017) and the Superior Service Award (2016 and 2020). Alonzo currently holds the position as the 12th District Social Action Chair for Omega Psi Phi. In 2017, he also graduated from the Emerging Leaders Institute offered by the 12th District of Omega Psi Phi. Alonzo is currently a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity—Rho Iota Iota Chapter (Long Beach).

Alonzo has been married for 22 years and has two daughters, ages 20 and 14. His biggest inspirations in life are his parents who have been married for 54 years, as well as his father who is a retired police officer and Purple Heart recipient. His hobbies include performing community service and playing golf