Omega Psi Phi Fraternity announces 2013 award recipients


The Tau Phi and Tau Sigma chapters of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. recently announced 2013 awards during the fraternity’s Achievement Week Activities.

The keynote speaker was Dr. Edward Mays, a retired doctor and member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity for 60 years.

Awards included:

• Citizen of the Year — Margie Ann Howard-Bell

• Omega Man of the Year Tau Phi Graduate Chapter — Quranner ‘Q’ Cotledge

• Omega Man of the Year Tau Sigma Undergraduate Chapter — Fred McKalpain

• Essay Contest — Ashley Gragg, a student at Pine Bluff High School, received a $150 cash award.

The fraternity each year recognizes the contributions of a local citizen to the community and Omega men to their local chapter. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity was founded at Howard University, Washington, D.C. in 1911, on the cardinal principles of manhood, scholarship, perseverance and uplift.

Glenn Freeman is the president of the Tau Phi Graduate Chapter and Marcus Field is the president of the Tau Sigma Undergraduate Chapter.