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Mu Nu Chapter Brief History

 

 

The establishment of the Mu Nu Chapter -- a graduate chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. located in Montgomery County, Maryland -- was initiated by the late Brother Rudolph W. Snowden. Brother Snowden completed his undergraduate work at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University in Greensboro, North Carolina. He then moved to Montgomery County, Maryland in 1968 where he promptly joined the Alpha Omega Chapter, a graduate chapter in Washington, D.C. Despite his busy schedule, and pursuits in a new career in Montgomery County as the Assistant Principal at Gaithersburg Junior High School, this former Basileus of Nu Alpha Chapter in Wilson, NC, took the time to search for other Men of Omega throughout Montgomery County. Following a successful campaign to align himself with other Omega Men, Brother Snowden called them together on May 9, 1970 for an organizational meeting. A second meeting was held on May 16, 1970. These Omega Men went on to become the Charter Members of Mu Nu Chapter.  The Charter Members are:

        1. Brother Matthew Bailey
        2. Brother Clarence Blake
        3. Brother Howard Cameron
        4. Brother John Catalan
        5. Brother Kermit DeGraffenreidt
        6. Brother Bruce Gray
        7. Brother James Guess
        8. Brother Allen Hankinson, Sr.
        9. Brother Johnie E. Harris*
        10. Brother James Lincoln
        11. Brother Harry Marshall
        12. Brother Timothy McIntosh
        13. Brother Ernest Middelton
        14. Brother Herbert J. Owens
        15. Brother Bernard Overton
        16. Brother Samuel Poole *
        17. Brother William Powell
        18. Brother Rudolph W. Snowden *
        19. Brother George B. Thomas, Sr. *  
        20. Brother Richard Tyler
        21. Brother John Westbrook
        22. Brother Rudolph White

              * Denotes OMEGA Chapter

On June 1, 1970, Brother H. Carl Moultrie, the National Executive Secretary of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., sent a letter to Brother Snowden informing him that the Fraternity's Supreme Council had approved the issuing of a Charter for Mu Nu Chapter in Montgomery County, Maryland.

 

Throughout the intervening years, Mu Nu Chapter has been heavily involved in the county and in fulfilling the Cardinal Principles (Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift) of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Members of Mu Nu Chapter have continued to work in the true tradition of Omega's Founders, with a dedication to the aims of service in Montgomery County as envisioned by the Chapter's Charter Members. The Chapter continues to sponsor programs that improve the quality of life for the residents in Montgomery County. These programs include the widely acclaimed George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy - also known as the Saturday School Program - which provides mentoring and tutoring for hundreds of students in grades 1 through 12. Additional program activities during the year include the Chapter's holiday season drives for food, clothing, and toy distribution programs that serve approximately 30 families each year; the National Achievement Week Program which emphasizes and recognizes the accomplishments of Montgomery County youth; the Rudolph W. Snowden Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarship funding to many Montgomery County youths; and the National Talent Hunt Programwhich provides a forum for our future artistic performers. These are but a few of the Chapter's continuing endeavors in the name of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., that make us proud!

 

Since 1970, the following Brothers have served as Basileus of the Mu Nu Chapter:

      1. Brother Rudolph W. Snowden * ----- 1970 - 1971
      2. Brother Bruce Gray ----- 1971 - 1972
      3. Brother Johnie E. Harris * ----- 1972 - 1973
      4. Brother Adam E. McKee, Jr.----- 1973 - 1975  
      5. Brother Walter Coleman ----- 1975 - 1976
      6. Brother Herbert W. Owens ----- 1976 - 1978
      7. Brother Samuel Sullivan ----- 1978 - 1980
      8. Brother Johnie E. Harris * ----- 1980 - 1982
      9. Brother Richard H. Johnson * ----- 1982 - 1985  
      10. Brother Reginald M. Felton ----- 1985 - 1987  
      11. Brother Howard D. Mayfield----- 1987 - 1990  
      12. Brother C. Arthur Eubanks * ----- 1990 - 1992  
      13. Brother Roscoe V. Parker----- 1992 - 1994  
      14. Brother Robert J. Jamison, Jr. ----- 1994 - 1996  
      15. Brother Gregory Boykin ----- 1996 - 1998  
      16. Brother Milton D. Harrison ----- 1998 - 2000  
      17. Brother Richard E. Mitchell----- 2000 - 2002  
      18. Brother Troy A. Priest----- 2002 - 2004  
      19. Brother Eddie C. Black----- 2004 – 2006
      20. Brother Bobby C. Jewett---- 2006 – 2008
      21. Brother Troy A. Priest ----- 2008 - 2011
      22. Brother David A. Hill ----- 2011 - 2013
      23. Brother Clarence Thomas, Jr. ----- 2013 - 2015
      24. Brother Kelvin Ampofo ----- 2015 - Present
                              * Denotes OMEGA Chapter
 

Chapter Lineage

 

Mu Nu Chapter Officers

  1. Brother David A. Hill ----- 2011 - 2013
  1. Brother David A. Hill ----- 2011 - 2013