Grambling females receive appreciation

Monday evening in the Favrot Student Union the brothers of the Gamma Gamma chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity kicked off their Women’s Appreciation Week with a tribute to a Black event. In their tribute to a Black woman event the brothers expressed their appreciation for women not just on campus but women leaders who inspired them the most both local and world-wide. The chapter’s president, Keith Kelly strongly believes in giving honor where honor is due.

“We’re giving honor to all the Black women around who has got us through to this point and has guided us the right way,” Kelly said.

The women that were honored were Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Queen Latifa, Grambling’s own Thelma Williams “Mother Omega and Dr. Neari F. Warner. The adviser of the fraternity, Russell LeDay speaks highly of Thelma Williams.

“She has dedicated herself to support the men of Omega and the efforts they are trying to do,” LeDay said.

To host such a dominant event can be tough but everything has gone successfully according to plan. The SGA president and an impactful member of Omega Psi Phi, Chris Harmon said he plans to reach out to the ladies on campus.

“Our main goal is to reach out to not just one but to a nice crowd and we want them to know how much we appreciate them,” Harmon said.

The brothers also recognized the women who helped the chapter. The “20 Pearl Club”, consists of ladies in the community that has
assisted the organization, established 30 years ago by the undergraduate brothers of the Gamma Gamma chapter.

Showing appreciation to women not only means a great deal to the fraternity, but Kelly and Harmon said they show appreciation to the special woman in their lives on a daily basis.

” I call my mother just to check on her, being that she raised four boys into men we all are her shield.” Kelly said.

“Appreciation week means a lot in its own way but to me it is a thanks and a welcome to women on campus.” Harmon said.

The brothers of Omega Psi Phi stressed that they encourage the ladies of the campus to come out to the week’s events so they can see that the brothers appreciate them.

The Women’s Appreciation events consist of “Second Tuesday” at Lewis Temple in the village and “Cater to Women” in the Favrot Student Union on Wednesday.

The closing event will take place today in the Black and Gold Room of the union from 6 – 8 p.m. The brothers of Omega will cater to women by giving them massages while feeding them fruit.