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Posted: December 23. 2008

Delta Upsilon Chapter upholds the Four Cardinal Principles in completing a successful 2008 Achievement Week Program. The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Delta Upsilon Chapter - Trenton, NJ completed three successful activities during this year’s annual Achievement Week starting on November 9th, when more than 30 Brothers attended the annual Church Memorial service held at Shiloh Baptist Church in Trenton. Chapter Basileus Charles Davis presented the Brothers to the congregation and provided some historical context of the annual Achievement Week program. Brother Basileus Davis on behalf of the Chapter made a monetary contribution to the Church in support of the Church’s children and young adult programs.


The 10th Annual HBCU Fair and Ecumenical Service were held on November 16th at the War Memorial Bldg, Trenton, NJ. Led by Bro. Harold Vereen, it was a rousing success and featured Reverend Darrell Armstrong, Sr. Pastor, Shiloh Baptist Church, Barbara Bernard - Co-founder of Malcolm Bernard HBCU College Fairs of NJ, and Bro. Basileus Charles Davis, Bro. Larry Lewis, Sr. (Immediate Past Basileus), and Bro. Gary Gray (Past KRS), as speakers for this event. Reverend Darrell Armstrong delivered the Ecumenical Service to a gathering of over 200 students, parents, and Brothers of Omega.


On December 6th, the Chapter held its 4th annual Seymour Hundley, Sr. “Achievement Week and Holiday Brunch” attended by nearly 100 Honorees, Guests, and Omega Men at the Katmandu restaurant in Trenton where Brother Nathaniel Jones, Sr. was recognized as the Chapter’s 2008 “Omega Man of the Year.” Bro. Jones, an Omega Psi Phi life member for over 50 years, is most widely known for his long history of community activism with the Trenton area NAACP, Trenton Housing Authority, Trenton School District and recently serving as a Commissioner with the NJ Amistad Commission. Bro. Jones was initiated into the Fraternity in 1958 at Cheney State University in Pennsylvania and has served in a number of leadership roles at the Local, District, and National levels including Chapter Basileus, Chairperson of the Scholarship and Achievement Week committees, and as the National and District Parliamentary. In addition to our presentation of the Omega Man of the Year, the Chapter also recognized and provided a monetary contribution to the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank for the fine work that they are doing to eradicate hunger in the greater Trenton community as well as the Chapter’s 2008 High School Scholarship recipients. Reverend Toby Sanders from Love Community was our guest speaker and challenged all in attendance to make a commitment to improve the lives of others in our communities who are less fortunate.

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The Achievement Week Committee is also pleased to announce that Walter Zachery Nall, the son of Brother Walter Nall, has been nominated by the Chapter to be in the running for the national High School “Essay Contest.” Young Mr. Nall’s essay entitled: “Is race a relevant consideration in leading the United States?” was submitted to Brother Mike Epps, 2nd District Achievement Week Chairperson to be considered as the Second District finalist for the award. The Achievement week committee led by 2nd Vice Basileus Bro. Dr. Garry M. Keel, Ed. D., Chairperson, Brother Robert E. Alston, Brother Lemonte Sanders, Brother Leroy Thomas and Brother Huston Johnson want to thank all of the Brothers who came out to support these events.

“Friendship is Essential to the Soul.”

Article by: Brothers Dr. Garry Keel
Edited by: Brother Earl F. Phillips

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