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African American Fraternity convenes at KU

Omega Psi Phi chief exective to speak about committment to community

June 1, 2012

Omega Psi Phi, the first international fraternal organization to be founded on the campus of a historically black college, welcomes their chief executive, Grand Basileus, Dr. Andrew Ray, to Kutztown University, tomorrow, June 2, at noon in the KU McFarland Student Union building.

Ray will address more than 200 members of the Lehigh Valley chapter, (KU, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Bloomsburg University and East Stroudsburg University), with welcoming comments and then lead a discussion of commitment that Omega men have to their families and communities and more specifically, the communities in the Lehigh Valley.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity was founded at Howard University in 1911. It has more than 700 graduate and undergraduate chapters worldwide. Notable members of the fraternity include Count Basie, Langston Hughes, Bill Cosby, Michael Jordan, Vernon Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Representative James Clyburn, Charles Bolden of NASA, Earl Graves, Steve Harvey, James Braxton Peterson of Lehigh University, and Jahri Evans of the New Orleans Saints (and Bloomsburg University).