The Gamma Gamma chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. earned several awards, including the Undergraduate Chapter of the Year, at the 72nd Ninth District Meeting held recently in Shreveport. Grambling State University’s Gamma Gamma Omegas also brought home the Scrapbook of the Year and Community Service awards.
“The scrapbook was like a collage of our community service and different programs,” said chapter president Kevin Anthony, a senior computer science student from West Memphis, Ark.
Almost a dozen other chapters competed for the scrapbook award.
Anthony received an individual Dedicated Service Award.
The Gamma Gamma brothers earned community service award as a result of numerous projects.
The projects include but are not limited to buying bicycles for Grambling children, assisting elderly people and helping freshmen move into their campus dormitories.
“They awarded the chapter that does the most work,” said Anthony.
The awards were administered under Keith Kelly of the Gamma Gamma chapter.
The meeting consisted of representatives from Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.
The Undergraduate Chapter of the Year award is the highest honor to be awarded at the meeting. About 50 chapters vied for the award.
Service isn’t done for publicity, said Anthony.
“We do it because this is what we do. We’re a service fraternity,” said Anthony.
Omega Psi Phi has more than 700 chapters worldwide. The Gamma Gamma chapter is advised by Bobby Burkes.