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Kerry-Ann Hamilton
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Omega Psi Phi Fraternity to Mark 100 years

WASHINGTON (Nov. 5, 2010) – Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc, will hold a press conference at Howard University’s Thirkield Hall at 10:00 a.m. on Nov. 17 to kick off its Centennial Anniversary Celebration, which will take place July 27 to July 31, 2011.

During the press conference, the Fraternity will announce a significant financial contribution to Howard University. This legacy gift is in honor of its founders. The organization will also unveil several community-enhancing projects to be carried out by members throughout Metro DC during the centennial.

Past Grand Basilei will be among members of the fraternity featured at the press conference. Vice President for Student Affairs Barbara Griffin, Ph.D., will attend the press conference on behalf of President Sidney A. Ribeau who is also expected to attend.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., was founded on the campus of Howard University on Nov. 17, 1911 by undergraduate students Edgar Love, Oscar Cooper and Frank Coleman, with the guidance of biology professor Ernest E. Just. Since its founding as the first Greek Letter fraternity founded on any HBCU campus, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. has expanded to more than 700 chapters worldwide.

For nearly 100 years, the more than 100, 000 members of Omega Psi Phi have committed themselves to sustaining the organization’s cardinal principles of “manhood, scholarship, perseverance, and uplift” in their professional, civic, social, and community endeavors.

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