Pi Epsilon Chapter During...

The 1970s

Fraternity Milestones

  • The newly revised Constitution and By-Laws and the Ritual went into effective at the close of the 1970 Pittsburgh Grand Conclave.

  • H. Carl Moultrie I, Omega’s only National Executive Secretary, was appointed a judge to the Superior Court of Washington, D.C., in 1972. Moultrie’s resignation was accepted with regrets.

  • Omega conferred upon Moultrie the title of National Executive Secretary Emeritus which was later changed to Executive Secretary Emeritus.

  • The Seventies brought more unpleasant news.

  • Founder Oscar J. Cooper entered Omega Chapter in 1972. Two years later in 1974, Edgar A. Love, the last surviving founder, entered Omega Chapter.

  • On November 16, 1975, an impressive granite monument was dedicated to the memory of the four founders. The monument is located near Thirkield Hall, the site of Omega’s birth place on the Howard University campus.

  • A revived Life Membership program resulted in a very large number of new Life Members.

  • The Atlanta Grand Conclave in 1976 became the largest attended up to that point. Many new undergraduate chapters were chartered, because of the increased enrollment of black students at previously all-white colleges and universities.

  • “Operation Big Vote,” was successful in getting thousands of African-Americans to vote in the 1976 election.

  • The Denver Grand Conclave in 1979 made a commitment to contribute $250,000 to the United Negro College Fund over the next five years.

Pi Epsilon Chapter Lines, 1970s

 SPRING 1970 The Dynamic Duo 

  • James Coates

  • Joseph Commander

 

 FALL 1970 – Seriously Speaking 7 aka The Wild Bunch 

  • Thomas R. Nock

  • Russell C. Bailey

  • Marlin Perkins

  • Quinton L. Jones

  • Beverly Miles

  • Harry Taylor 

  • Wayne Whye

 
 SPRING 1972  Prophets of Omega 

  • Larry Penn

  • Alfonso Cornish

  • Gary Waters

  • Paul S. Trotter

  • Theodore Noble

  • Gregory Anderson

 
 FALL 1972 – Earth, Wind & Fire 

  • Gary L. Taylor

  • Alvin Mance

  • Thomas H. Samuels

 SPRING 1973 – Lone Dog 

  • Richard Jones

 

 FALL 1974 

  • Herbert N. Venable

  • Robert Green 

 SPRING 1975 

  • Kurt Battle

  • Albert Pimento

  • Byron Johnson

  • Clifton Knox

  • Thomas Harry

  • Justin Burgess

  • Micheal D. Harry

 EARLY FALL 1975  

  • Robert Green

 

 LATE FALL 1975  – Busara ("Dignity")

  • Howard B. Nicholas

  • Derek T. Brown

  • Mark Moten

  • Castor Chasten

 

 EARLY FALL 1976  

  • Rickie Hodge

  • Trenis Bllingsley

  • Marcus Hines

  • Johnny L. Litman

 

LATE FALL 1976 – Aku-Aku ("Brother to  Brother") 

  • Larry Epps

  • Walter Burns

  • Daryl Foster 

  • Edward Comerfield

  • Kenneth Johnson

  • Lewis Miles

  • Hector Crespo

 

 SPRING 1977 

  • Kevin Hughston

FALL 1977 – A-Luta Continua  ("The Struggle Continues") 

  • Eric "Moby" Brown

  • Kenneth Epps

  • Gary Stewart

  • Ronald Jenkins

  • Robert Bell

  • Andre Armwood

 SPRING 1978 –   Alimano  ("Communications")  

  • M. Nathaniel Anderson

  • Otis Jordan

  • Larry Mack

  • Howard Nesbit

  • Michael Hall

  • Kim Jones

  • Benjamin Mullins

  • Joseph Hilton, Sr.

  • Gregory Joseph Anderson

  • Bart Griffin

  • Carl Hardaway

  • Kurt Colbert

  • Jerome Antone

  • Ralph Esquolen

  • Wilbert Aaron

  • Gerald Armwood

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