FAMU Student Organization Brings Home First Place

Members of The Upsilon Psi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc

The Upsilon Psi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc, a student organization from Florida A&M University (FAMU) was awarded the 2015 first place Undergraduate Chapter of The Year Award. This award was recognized at the 41st Florida Statewide Organization Meeting at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando, Fla. this past weekend.

This award highlights and gives recognition to the undergraduate chapters in the fraternity that display extraordinary service in the community, overall chapter excellence, and exemplifying the four cardinal principles of the fraternity which are manhood, scholarship, perseverance, and uplift.

Last year the recipients of this award went to the Omicron Delta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc, at the University of Miami.

Charles Gowans, a fourth-year FAMU accounting student from Dallas, Texas, and the Basileus for the chapter was elated about his organization’s accomplishments.

“To be awarded Undergraduate Chapter of The Year is just a testament to how hard the chapter has worked.” Gowans Said. “Winning this award means that we have to keep working and we can’t let our success allow us to get complacent and slow down.”

First-year FAMU Professional MBA student, Reginald Blaze, from Houston, Texas was acknowledged as this year’s 2015 Undergraduate Omega Man Of The Year. Blaze has a 3.2 GPA and is in the School of Business and Industry five-year MBA program.

He served as the chapter’s Vice Basileus this past academic year and expressed his gratitude when receiving the Omega Man Of The Year Award.

“The feeling is amazing and unexplainable. I love this Fraternity with all of my heart.” Blaze said. “All of these accomplishments mean that we have to work even harder. We made a statement to all of the chapters in Florida with these awards so they are going to be working hard as well.”

Royle King, a member of the Chi Omega graduate chapter in Tallahassee, Fla., and also the founder of the Omega Lamplighter youth mentoring program was pleased to see the accomplishments from his young fraternity members.

“I already knew their work in the chapter is the best in the state. At next year’s district meeting I’m confident their accomplishments will go further and be recognized as the Undergraduate Chapter of the Year in our district.” King said. “This isn’t the first recognition and it won’t be the last. They’ve shown they are capable now greater is expected.