• Eta Gamma Gamma speak with their actions
    Eta Gamma Gamma speak with their actions Eta Gamma Gamma speak with their actions

    Eta Gamma Gamma speak with their actions

Eta Gamma Gamma speak with their actions

by Pat Kinney. Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier. WATERLOO | A group of college-educated African-American men in Waterloo has let their deeds do their talking for a decade. The men of Eta Gamma Gamma chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity have held blood drives, supported cancer and diabetes awareness walks, registered voters, helped build Habitat for Humanity houses and set up play equipment next to the Boys and Girls Club. They’ve mentored young boys, taking a group of them to a screening of the Jackie Robinson biopic “42,” for example. They’ve raised money for college scholarships. The fraternity is firmly rooted in history and heritage. Omega Psi Phi member Carter G. Woodson of the University of Chicago established Negro Achievement Week in the mid-1920s. It evolved into what is now Black History Month. The Waterloo chapter marks its 10th anniversary this year. It has been featured in the fraternity’s national magazine, the Oracle. “We place a great emphasis on service,” said fraternity member Rudy Jones, community development director for the city of Waterloo and pastor of Saviour Missionary Baptist Church. “The fraternity offers and excellent opportunity to remember history, and also to provide a great service to the community,” said Waterloo City Council member and mayor pro tem Quentin Hart, a fraternity member with bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Minnesota State University and the University of Northern Iowa. Read more here

By |February 12th, 2014|News, Spotlight|Comments Off
  • Bro. Beckwith
    Bro. Lynn Beckwith Jr., 2013 Lifetime Achiever in Education Bro. Lynn Beckwith Jr., 2013 Lifetime Achiever in Education

    Bro. Lynn Beckwith Jr., 2013 Lifetime Achiever in Education

Bro. Lynn Beckwith Jr., 2013 Lifetime Achiever in Education

Article written By Author Bridjes O’Neil of the St. Louis American Lynn Beckwith Jr., E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Urban Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) in conjunction with St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS), said learning is a lifelong process. Teaching is a lifelong process for Beckwith as well, with 2013 marking his 52nd year in education. On Friday, September 13, he will receive the St. Louis American Foundation’s 2013 Lifetime Achiever in Education award at the Salute to Excellence in Education Scholarship and Awards Gala at the America’s Center Ballroom. He served for 31 years in SLPS as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, director of federal programs and executive director of state and federal programs. He subsequently served for eight years as superintendent of schools in the School District of University City…..Read More

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  • YQ Rhapsody
    Upsilon Omega Chapter Black XVIII Scholarship Concert Upsilon Omega Chapter Black XVIII Scholarship Concert

    Upsilon Omega Chapter Black XVIII Scholarship Concert

Upsilon Omega Chapter Black XVIII Scholarship Concert

St. Louis, MO – On June 7, 2013, the Brothers of Upsilon Omega Chapter presented and honored 4 high school scholarship recipients at the Rhapsody in Black XVIII Scholarship Concert Fundraiser. The recipients and the Bro. William Ray Brown, PhD, 32nd Eighth District Representative in photo.

By |June 14th, 2013|District Representative, News, Spotlight|Comments Off
  • Brother Clark Frost
    BROTHER CLARK FROST – 47 Years of Service BROTHER CLARK FROST – 47 Years of Service

    BROTHER CLARK FROST – 47 Years of Service

BROTHER CLARK FROST – 47 Years of Service

Congratulations to Brother Clark Frost, who is currently a member of Eta Alpha Chapter on 47 years in the beloved fold.  Brother Frost was a member of ‘The Immortals’, the charter line (1966) at Iota Sigma Chapter at Central Missouri State University.  His continued service and dedication to Omega is truly worthy of emulation. Here’s to another 47 years.

By |May 29th, 2013|News, Spotlight|Comments Off