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A CONDENSED HISTORY OF

PSI PHI CHAPTER OF OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY, INC.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC

 

Psi Phi Chapter was established and chartered by the fraternity’s Supreme Council on January 23, 1932 and the Charter was signed and sealed on March 6, 1932.  The Charter members were: Brothers Hobart T. Allen, Francis L. Atkins, Samuel G. Baker, Clark S. Brown, Sr., W. Otto Gill, Issac P. Perry, William L. Stepp, Sr., Andrew I. Terrell, E. Friar Wilson and Chauncey G. Winston, respectively.  All of whom are now in Omega Chapter.

 

The first officers of the chapter at its conception were, Baslieus, Bro. Ernest F. Wilson, Vice Baslieus, Bro. Clark S. Brown, Sr., Keeper of Records and Seal, Bro. Samuel G. Baker, Keeper of Finance, Bro. Andrew I. Terrell, Sr., and Chaplain, Bro. Chauncey. G. Winston.

 

Bro. Jasper Alston (Jack) Atkins, a member of Psi Phi Chapter, was the Founder of the Omega Talent Hunt Contest, which is now one of the fraternity’s nationally mandated programs.  The program helped discover and encourage many of our great musicians and music teachers.  Bro. Atkins also served as our ninth Grand Basileus from 1921-1924.

 

The following brothers from Psi Phi Chapter served as Sixth District Representative, the highest position at the district level: Bro. Kermit Hightower (1943-1944), Bro. Andrew I. Terrell, Sr. (1944-1945), Bro. W. O. Yarborough (1951-1953), Bro. Jasper Alston (Jack) Atkins (1955-1957), and Bro. William H. Hoffler, Jr. (1987-1989).   

  

The distinguished list of former Basilei reflects the strong leadership Psi Phi Chapter has been fortunate to have had through the years.  The following list of brothers is a testament to that kind of leadership.

 

Name

Year

Bro. Ernest F. Wilson

1932-1935

Bro. Chauncey G. Wilson

1935-1938

Bro. Andrew I. Terrell, Sr.

1938-1941

Bro. Horace Woodland

1941-1943

Bro. W. Otto Gill

1943-1945

Bro. Edwin L. Patterson

1945-1947

Bro. Hobart T. Allen

1947-1949

Bro. William H. Watson

1949-1951

Bro. Andrew B. Reynolds

1951-1953

Bro. Lafayette A. Cook

1953-1955

Bro. Carl H. Russell, Sr.

1955-1957

Bro. John W. Hauser

1957-1959

Bro. Charles W. Gadson

1959-1961

Bro. Harold Kennedy, Jr.

1961-1962

Bro. Joseph O. Lowery

1962-1964

Bro. Lemuel L. Johnson

1964-1968

Bro. C. Brady Hauser

1968-1971

Bro. Lemuel L. Johnson

1971-1973

Bro. Issac M. Falls

1973-1975

Bro. Rudolph V. Boone, Sr.

1975-1978

Bro. Virgil G. Simpson

1978-1980

Bro. William H. Hoffler

1980-1982

Bro. Issiah Tidwell

1982-1984

Bro. James A. Rousseau

1984-1986

Bro. James D. Franklin

1986-1988

Bro. Robert McCollum

1988-1990

Bro. James A. Rousseau

1990-1992

Bro. Ronald E. Hughes

1992-1994

Bro. Kenny H. Faulkner

1994-1996

Bro. Clarence McKee

1996-1998

Bro. Charles E. Hairston

1998-2000

Bro. Benny Murrill

2000-2002

Bro. Joseph Daniels

2002-2004

Bro. Galvin Crisp

2004-2006

Bro. Gregory Bradsher

2006-2008

Bro. John Card            
              2008-2010              
Bro. Charlie Bethea 2010-2012
Bro. Keith Vereen 2012-2014
Bro. Cassius Smith 2014-2016
Bro. Linwood Jerald  2016-2018
 Bro. Tim Smith                                             2018
   
   
   

 

Psi Phi Chapter has been the recipient of all of the Sixth District’s highest awards over the years.  Psi Phi Chapter received the District’s “Chapter of Year” award for three consecutive years beginning in 1998 through 2000 under the leadership of Basileus Clarence McKee and Basileus Charles Hairston, and again in 2001-02 under the leadership of Basileus Benny Murrill.  The chapter has received the District “Chapter of the Year” award a total of five times over the years.  Bro. Benny Murrill was the 1999 District “Omega Man of the Year” with Bro. Charles Hairston receiving the same award in 2000.

 

Members of Psi Phi Chapter have had an active role working for the fraternity at all levels.  Psi Phi Chapter brothers have served on the following committees at the District level: Membership Selection, Talent Hunt, Scholarship, Achievement Week, Nominating, Ways and Means, Boys Camp, Reclamation, and Retention.

 

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