Omega Chapter in 1974
Often regarded as the "philosopher of the founders," and a moving force in the Fraternity's development,
he was the only one of the "Cornell Seven" to become General President.
Omega Chapter in 1934
Professor of Agriculture at what is now Florida A&M University. Described as "a Brother beloved in the bonds,"
Chapman was a founder of FAMU's Beta Nu Chapter.
Omega Chapter in 1954
A versatile leader, he organized the first three Fraternity chapters that branched out from Cornell. Beta at Howard,
Gamma at Virginia Union and the original Delta at the University of Toronto in Canada.
Omega Chapter in 1963
Became the first African American engineer registered in the state of New York. Kelley was popular with the
Brotherhood and became Alpha Chapter's first President.
Omega Chapter in 1959
Pursued graduate work after completing his undergraduate studies at Howard. He later returned home to
Washington, D.C., where he taught in public schools.
Omega Chapter in 1936
Entered the career secretarial field and had the unique privilege of serving as a professional staff member to
the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations.
Omega Chapter in 1949
Became the state of New York's first registered black architect, with offices on Broadway in New York City.
First African American to pass the military commissioning examination.
By Brother Sidney P. Brown
Goodwill is the monarch of this house, men unacquainted, enter, shake hands, exchange greetings and depart friends. Cordiality exist among all who abide within. I am the eminent expression of friendship. Character and temperament change under my dominant power. Lives once touched by me become tuned and are thereafter amiable, kindly, fraternal.
I inspire the musician to play noble sentiments and assist the chemist to convert ungenerous personalities into individuals of great worth. I destroy ignoble impulses. I constantly invoke principles which make for common brotherhood and the echo resounds in all communities and princely men are thereby recognized. Education, health, music, encouragement, sympathy, laughter, All these are species of interest given of self invested capital.
Tired moments find me a delightful treat. Hours of Sorrow, a shrine of understanding, at all times I am faithful to the creed of companionship. To a few, I am the castle of dreams, ambitious, successful, hopeful dreams. To many, I am the poetic palace where human feeling is rhymed to celestial motives. To the great majority, I am the treasury of good fellowship. In fact, I am the college of friendship; the University of brotherly love; the school for the Better making of men.
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