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Nu Chapter Donates Easter Bunnies to the Bel Air Rehab Center
Bel Air, MD—March 17, 2018
Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. donated stuffed Easter
Bunnies to the Bel Air Rehab Center.
Brother Michael Bennett and his family routinely visit the
rehabilitation center to spend time with the patients. During the holidays some of the patients do not have families and
having someone to visit with them always brightens there day. The stuffed Easter Bunnies will be provided
to patients and also as game prizes during the centers weekly Bingo night. Brother Eric Story and Norbit Reed assisted
Brother Michael Bennett. With a quick
turnaround time, the brothers of the chapter were able to buy and donate over
60 stuffed Easter Bunnies.
Nu Memorial Service
Edgewood, MD—March 11, 2018
Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. recently observed the
fraternities annual Memorial Service. March
12 is the day each year that the fraternity sets aside to recall the memories
of the members that have transitioned from labor to glory.
The brothers of Iota Nu worshipped together and followed
Sunday service with fellowship and reflection about brothers that have passed
away. Tears were shed and stories were
told as brothers bonded and concluded the day remembering our fallen brothers.
Nu Chapter Supports Havre de Grace Colored School
Havre de Grace, MD—March 8, 2018
The Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. donated funding
to support the acquisition of the Havre de Grace Colored School. The goal and plan of the initiative is to
convert the building into a cultural center and museum that provides the rich
history and legacy of the Havre de Grace Colored School.
The Havre de Grace Colored School was a segregated
school for local black children from elementary through high school from 1910
until 1953. African American students in
the Havre de Grace then attended Havre de Grace Consolidated School in the Oakington,
MD. Today, Havre de Grace Consolidated
School is now Roy-Williams Elementary School.
Iota Nu’s own Brother Emil Cromwell is a lifetime
resident of Havre de Grace and has lived through all of the transitions these
past decades. He is a member of the
committee that is fund raising for this effort and when he approached the
chapter for support it was an easy decision.
Iota Nu is proud to be part of this historic occasion in Harford County
The Iota Nu Chapter's Annual Scholarship
Whom May Apply: Graduating High School Seniors
Applications Deadline: April 2, 2018
Click Here for Iota Nu Scholarship Application
Contact: Brother Lamark Holley
Iota Nu Supports Aberdeen Middle School’s Black History Month Program
MD-February 28, 2017
The Iota Nu Chapter supported Aberdeen
Middle School’s monthly Good News Assembly. Each month Aberdeen Middle
School celebrates their students character education traits there were learned
during the month. The month of
February focus on Black History Month and one of the schools principals
requested assistance from the Brothers of the Iota Nu Chapter.
Brothers Mark Thomas and Michael Bennett represented
the chapter and welcomed students as they entered the school at 7:45am. Once the school day started, the brothers
attended the schools assembly and observed as grades 6, 7, and 8 performed
Black History Month themed programs. The
performances included Harriett Tubman, Thurgood Marshall, and Langston
Hughes. Aberdeen Middle School also had
a step team perform. The brothers noted
that it was a great spending time with the younger generation as they learned
about African American history.
Iota Nu conducts their Annual Mardi Gras Scholarship Gala
Middle River, MD—February 17, 2018
The Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. participated in their annual Mardi-Gras Scholarship Gala. It was unfortunate that the only day of the winter season that decided to snow fell on Iota Nu’s Mardi-Gras. The day started out very warm and as the brothers of Iota Nu were setting up for the event, snow began to fall. There was concern among the chapter to cancel the event, however it was decided to continue on.
After a slow start due to snowy roads and accidents on both major highways, patrons started filling Martins East and before the brothers of Iota Nu knew it three quarters of the room was filled with supporters. The event sold over 250 tickets and it seemed that patrons wanted to enjoy the festivities with the brother of Iota Nu regardless of the weather. Altogether, the Iota Nu chapter profited over ten thousand dollars to provide to scholarships to high school students between Harford and Cecil Counties.
Brother John Sampson of Iota
Nu travels to Africa Part 2
Abuja, Nigeria —November,
The Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi’s Brother
John Sampson spent did not spend the Thanksgiving holiday with his family and
chapter instead he was leading a historic medical education team on a
project of his design in Nigeria.
Once every four years anesthesia and critical care physicians
from all of Africa’s 54 countries assemble in an African city for a week-long
conference to improve medical care across Africa. This year’s conference was hosted by Nigeria
and held in Nigeria’s capital city of Abuja.
By leveraging his years of experience, close Nigerian friends and
partnership with the Christian non-profit, ProHealth International, Brother Sampson
was able to coordinate a 24 member team of volunteers from across the United
States as part of a partnership with the Society of Critical Care Medicine,
based in Chicago. The physician team
joining Dr. Sampson came from such diverse places as Baltimore, Chicago,
Pittsburgh, New York, Seattle, Cleveland and many other localities. In a highly coordinated and synchronized
fashion the team taught six distinct critical care related educational courses
as part of the All Africa Congress at the National Hospital of Abuja Trauma
Center with over 200 doctors and nurses from across Africa attending these
The six courses taught included the following:
Fundamental Disaster Management Course
Fundamental Critical Care Support Course
Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support Course
Tropical Medicine Fundamental Critical Care Support Course
Obstetric Critical Care Support Course
Case Studies in Critical Care Medicine using High Fidelity
This combination of high-level and intense courses had never been
taught in combination in the United States and yet was successfully executed
with excellent results in West Africa.
The Pro-Health International (http://prohealthimpact.com)
organization hosted the visiting medical team for a traditional American style
Thanksgiving dinner (with an African flare) at the conclusion of the
program. At Thanksgiving Dinner our
African brothers had an opportunity to learn more about the brothers of Omega
Psi Phi during an invigorating discussion about our beloved fraternity.
John Sampson of Iota Nu travels to Africa
Sierra Leone, Africa—November, 2017
Brother John Sampson of the Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. recently returned from a trip in West Africa to provide medical care and treatment. Brother Sampson leveraged his eight years of working with the Sierra Leone health sector and traveled to Freetown to meet with the Ministry of Health and other health sector leaders to secure valuable training and education partnerships with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for the primary purpose of improving the health and survival of the mothers of this beautiful and historic country.
As a result of working with healthcare leadership in Sierra Leone over the past eight years Brother Dr. Sampson coordinated activities with the Sierra Leone’s top health care providers to have the training program coincide with the installation of new and novel anesthesia equipment to 21 hospitals across the country. Once the Sierra Leone training team was established and ready for action Brother Sampson traveled with the team to Sierra Leone’s various provinces to mentor them as they trained others using the same medical simulation equipment that they themselves were trained on. This methodology allowed for healthcare workers to learn critical life-determinant management skills without risking the lives of patients during their training sessions. Sierra Leone nurses were trained for an intensive anesthesia education program. Although this nation-wide training program was executed during visits in October 2016 and February, 2017 Dr. Sampson was asked to deliver a presentation to at Johns Hopkins University on February 7th, 2018.
The recent Ebola epidemic has left women in Sierra Leone with a 1 in 10 10 life-time risk of death during childbirth as a result of having limited obstetric services and only three obstetric specialists in the entire country.
Sierra Leone is a West African country whose name derives from the lion-like appearance of its mountainous coastline. Although it is well known that Sierra Leone was a source for the extraction and transport of slaves with rice cultivating skills to the Carolinas, most are not aware of its connection to America in general and African Americans in particular dating back to the American Revolutionary War. In-fact the Krio ethnic group of Sierra Leone are partially the descendants of Black Americans who have returned shortly after the American Revolutionary War and often have American last names.
Brother Sampson encourages those interested in learning more about the post-slave trade to read about Paul Cuffee and Reverend Daniel Coker as well as the books The Black Loyalists and The Book of Negroes. The brothers of Iota Nu are proud of Brother Sampson and is efforts.
As a result of working with healthcare leadership in
Sierra Leone over the past eight years Brother Dr. Sampson coordinated
activities with the Sierra Leone’s top health care providers to have the
training program coincide with the installation of new and novel anesthesia
equipment to 21 hospitals across the country.
Once the Sierra Leone training team was established and ready for action
Brother Sampson traveled with the team to Sierra Leone’s various provinces to
mentor them as they trained others using the same medical simulation equipment
that they themselves were trained on.
This methodology allowed for healthcare workers to learn critical
life-determinant management skills without risking the lives of patients during
their training sessions.trained Sierra Leone nurses as trainers for an
intensive anesthesia education program.
Although this nation-wide training program was executed during visits in
October 2016 and February, 2017 Dr. Sampson was asked to deliver a presentation
to at Johns Hopkins University on February 7th, 2018.
Iota Nu Prepares Future Leaders of the Fraternity
Havre de Grace, MD - February 1, 2018
The Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. participated in their scheduled mentoring and leadership training with their youngest chapter brothers at McDaniel College and Stevenson University during our monthly fraternity meeting. The young brothers traveled from Westminster to Harford County, Maryland to discuss planning and budgeting for Iota Nu’s current events as well as events that are forthcoming at McDaniel College and Stevenson University.
The Chapter is in a unique situation in which they are grooming the younger brothers of McDaniel and Stevenson while they are chartering a new chapter into our beloved organization. The young brothers of McDaniel College and Stevenson University are taking the initiative to engage the officers of the executive council in Iota Nu and continue to seek guidance and wisdom from the chapter. These young brothers have been thoroughly immersed in chapter and district activities throughout the fraternity.
The charter of McDaniel College and Stevenson University’s newly formed chapter is expected to be approved and presented by mid-year 2018. The young brothers have expressed interest in remaining close to the Iota Nu Chapter for guidance and assistance and our plan is to provide quarterly training as part of the chapter’s fatherhood and mentoring initiatives for the fraternal year 2018.
Iota Nu comes Celebrates 48th Chapter Anniversary with Church and Fellowship
Edgewood, MD—January 28, 2018
The Brothers of the Iota Nu Chapter recently celebrated their 48th Chapter Anniversary. January 28, 1970 marks the day that 18 men chartered a chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated in Harford County, Maryland. We are blessed to still receive the wisdom and guidance from charter members Charles Alston, James Monroe, and Russell Stansbury.
The brothers of Iota Nu celebrated the day with morning church service at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Havre de Grace, Maryland and transitioned to a luncheon for fellowship in Edgewood, Maryland.
Time was spent reflecting on the past, present, and future as younger and older brothers of Iota Nu came together for this joyous occasion.
Nu comes Together to Provide a Merry Christmas for Fire victim
Bel Air, MD—December 22, 2017
The Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was all set to
enjoy the holidays with their families the Friday before Christmas. The chapter was notified that a young lady was left homeless and needed help during the holiday. The Brothers of Iota Nu stepped in to support this young lady during her time of crisis. Brother Bennett and
representatives from Iota Nu gathered items to provide to this family in need at into Anna’s House which
is located in Harford County, Maryland.
Anna’s House provides support services to
woman that have experienced a variety of crises that include domestic violence,
loss of employment, and recent homelessness.
The representatives of Anna’s House work individually with each case to
address the family’s challenges.
Thank You Brother
Michael Bennett and the brothers of Iota Nu for ensuring that another family
received a Merry Christmas!
Pictured left is Director Cynthia
Wood of Anna's House and right is Brother Michel Bennett.
Brother Jimmy Archange Graduates from Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University-December 16, 2017
The brothers of Iota Nu would like to congratulate our
very own Brother Jimmy Archange on his recent accomplishment. Brother Archange recently graduated from Old
Dominion University on with not his first, but his second Master’s Degree in
embodies our organizations cardinal principal of Scholarship and currently
serves as our chapters Social Action Chairman.
Brother Archange has been active with Iota Nu since moving to the area
and is an asset to our chapter.
Brother Jimmy Archange is a service member of the
United States Military and is an avid cyclist and runner. Congratulations again Brother Archange on
your recent accomplishment from the Iota Nu chapter.
Continues to Spread Holiday Spirit
Aberdeen, MD-December 8, 2017
Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. continued to spread holiday cheer
for a worthy cause by conducting their 5th Annual Toys for Tots Bow
Tie Social at the Courtyard Marriott. Entry to this social event was free with a toy donation.
of Iota Nu partnered with Chesapeake Lodge #48 Masons of Harford County,
Worshipful Master, Walter E. Hynson Jr., Sales Manager Courtyard &
Residence Inn by Marriott at Ripken Stadium, Elizabeth Barrett, Marines from
Harford County, MD Toys for Tots Foundation, Leonard F. Stielphen Jr. and
Donald J. Benson Sr. to collect toys for children for the upcoming holiday.
member, Garry Wolfe, of the Empty Stocking Fun, stated he was thankful for the
incredible generosity of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. - Iota Nu Chapter &
Chesapeake Lodge #48 during the event. “I can’t recall an event we’ve ever
participated in which has generated that large a response with so many toys.”
He shared his heartfelt thanks to all the members of the chapter and lodge for
guests, and Iota Nu members contributed more than 800 individual toys,
bicycles, large stuffed animals, dolls, and helmets to make children’s holidays
a little more special. The items that were collected will be donated to the Toys
for Tots and Empty Stocking Fund organizations. Iota Nu would also like to
thank our sponsors ACE Hardware, A.C. Moore, Bath & Body Works, The Home
Depot, JOANN Fabrics and Crafts, and Michael’s MAKE CREATIVITY HAPPEN for their
donations of gift baskets that were given to several lucky door prize and
successful event was due to the dedicated work of Brother Melvin E. Adderley, event
Chair, committee members Brothers Derrick Brockman, Dwayne Adams, Leonard
Newman, Aurelio Burton, and Brian Wilson.
“We are fortunate enough to be able to help Harford County children have
a Merry Christmas and happy holiday by asking for community support. Our community is more than willing to help
each and every year”, shared Iota Nu Brother Melvin E Adderley. This year’s annual event garnered more
support than any previous year, and Iota Nu looks forward to exceeding these results
Iota Nu Grants Two Families a Merry Christmas
Aberdeen, MD—December 1, 2017
The Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. transitioned from Achievement Week and Thanksgiving and immediately transitioned in the Christmas holiday. The brothers of Iota Nu partnered with the Harford Family House to Adopt two families that otherwise would not have been able to celebrate the upcoming holiday. The families provided the Iota Nu chapter their list and the brothers granted these families their wishes. The Brothers also bought Christmas decorations so that the families were able to decorate their homes. Gifts included clothes, toys, and kitchen appliances.
Harford Family House is the largest provider of transitional housing for homeless families with children in Harford County. They are the only organization in Harford County capable of keeping the family together during the crisis of homelessness. It is their goal to end homelessness in Harford County, one family at a time.
The chapter prides itself on providing service and assistance to families who need help in our communities.
The Brothers of Iota Nu pictured with Harford Family House directors and organizers
Nu supports Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Havre de Grace, MD—November 23, 2017
the Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. participated in
Harford County’s longest running community dinner on Thanksgiving Day. The brothers of Iota Nu joined the events
host organization, Community Service Projects of Havre de Grace Inc. Other organizations included the Harford
County chapters of Delta Sigma Theta and Alpha Kappa Alpha.
Community Service Projects of Havre de Grace Inc. and
the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner started several years ago at Havre de
Grace High School and has expanded over time.
Organizers expect to serve about over one thousand meals this year
between serving at the Havre de Grace Community Center and delivering to families
at senior citizen homes, nursing homes and private homes in Harford and Cecil
The brothers of Iota Nu along with the other
organizations and community patrons helped prepare Thanksgiving meals, set up
the community center, serve the community, and deliver meals to families during
the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Brothers of Iota Nu along with patrons and event organizers before Thanksgiving service begins
Iota Nu Supports Aberdeen Middle School’s Good News Assembly
Aberdeen, MD—November 22, 2017
The Iota Nu Chapter supported Aberdeen Middle
School’s monthly Good News Assembly. Each
month Aberdeen Middle School celebrates their
students character education traits there were
learned during the month.
The month of November focused on “gratitude”
and Aberdeen Middle School requested support
from the Iota Nu chapter as well as greeks,
veterans and active duty Service members to
show support for our military. Brothers from
Iota Nu greeted students from 6th, 7th, and 8th
grade and participated in assembly activities.
Brother Charles Gibson, Vice Basileus of Iota Nu
and retired service member pictured to the left
greeting students as they arrive to school.
Iota Nu Fights for the Recognition of African American History in Harford County
Aberdeen, MD—November 9, 2017
The Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Inc. would like recognize our very own Brother Stephen Smith on his recent work towards the recognition and highway dedication of Harford County’s only Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Sergeant Alfred B. Hilton.
The Maryland Department of Transportation and the Maryland Transportation Authority dedicated the MD 22 bridge spanning over I-95 in honor of Alfred B. Hilton. Alfred B Hilton is a native of Harford County and was mortally wounded during the Civil War. He was later posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.
Brother Stephen Smith has been working with members of Campaign 42, a Harford County organization that is dedicated to promoting and documenting the African American History of Harford County, Maryland.
Brother Smith pictured to the right preparing for the dedication ceremony
Nu’s Brother Marcus James Retires from Military Service
November 17, 2017-Killeen, Texas
The brothers of Iota Nu want to congratulate our very
own Brother Marcus James on his recent retirement from military service. Marcus has served more than twenty years in
the United States Army and retires as a Chief Warrant Officer Three. Brother James has served multiple overseas
and stateside tours during his career.
Some of his awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service
Commendation Medal, and Army Commendation Medal.
Brother James was initiated in the Iota Nu chapter
during the spring season of 2014. During
his fraternal travels, Brother James has been part of several chapters and
districts throughout the fraternity and has always remained an active member. Brother James has a passion for serving the
community and can be found working and serving the community during the weekends. Brother James chose to retire on the
fraternity’s founder’s day.
Brother Marcus James will enjoy his retirement with
his family and they will reside in Texas.
Congrats again Marcus from the brothers of Iota
Nu Celebrates Achievement Week
Aberdeen, MD—November 18, 2017
The Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. recently observed
the fraternities annual Achievement Week.
This year’s theme is “When the World Calls, Omega Men Answer”. Iota Nu’s Achievement Week activities included
chapter fellowship, participating in the fraternity’s re-dedication ceremony,
worshipping together, and participating in Iota Nu’s annual Achievement Week
Banquet. Iota Nu’s guest speaker was
Brother Bruce Crawford, whom is a senior leader in the United States Army. Guests included Harford County Representatives and Community Leaders. The brothers of Iota Nu will conclude
achievement week by serving Harford and Cecil County communities during the
Iota Nu’s 2017 Achievement
Omega Man of the Year: Brother Mark Thomas
Citizen of the Year: Brother John Sampson
Colonel Charles Young Military Leadership Award:
Brother Leonard Newman
Founders Award: Brother Eugene Egerton
Superior Service Award: Brother Norbert Reed
International High School Essay Contest Winner: Max Nguyen
photo taken by Brother Jamal Parker, 2nd District Photographer