Chapter News

Pi Epsilon Chapter grads celebrate their acheivement with a stepshow.

December 16, 2019

Congratulations to our chapter brothers on their recent graduation! 

Pi Epsilon Welcomes New Brothers to Omega!

November 21, 2017

It is with great enthusiasm that we the brothers of the Mighty Pi Epsilon chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. welcomed to the fold 2 newly initiated Sons of Blood and Thunder! On Friday, November 17, 2017 at 0019:11 in the courtyard in front of Tawes Gymnasium at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore the spirit of "The Beast of the East" continued with the probate of...

Two Prodigal Sons of Thunder

  • Isaiah Chambers

  • Samuel Seymore

As these neophytes do thy duty that is best and leave unto God the rest, may their journey through the Fraternity be noble and full of friendship. 

Long live Omega!

Bro. Levin Alexander Purnell Enters Omega Chapter

April 07, 2017

Levin (Hank) Alexander Purnell was born July 27, 1970 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania born to Katrina Ann Purnell, father James Lewis, Baltimore, MD. "Hank" was educated in the Wicomico County Public School system, graduating from Wicomico High School in 1988. Hank graduated from University of Maryland, receiving degrees, Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Bachelor of Science, Psychology from Salisbury State University and a Master's Degree, in Physical Science. Hank worked for Verizon, as a Central Office Technician for 19 years. 

He attended Mills Memorial Baptist Temple, Salisbury, MD Hank was also a member of the fraternity, Omega Psi Phi, Pi Epsilon chapter where he was initiated in the Fall of 1996, living the life.

Cherishing Levin's memory are his mother, Katrina Purnell, brother Christopher James Purnell, sister, Pamela Sims, Norfolk, VA, uncle, James Purnell (Yolanda), aunts Trauffine Purnell, Wanda Downes, Salisbury, MD, Janet Freeman and Velma Fisher, Philadelphia, PA, Queenie Myers (Robert), Austin, Texas, Alice Stewart (James), Bryantown, MD, step-mother Deborah Carrington, Pomfret, MD, niece Chandrea Purnell, Salisbury, MD, nephews Joshua Purnell, Owing Mills, MD and Marcus Purnell, Salisbury, MD and a host of relatives, associates and friends.

Hank was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, James and Flora Purnell, great-grandmother, Mazie Ray Shockley, uncles Ernest and Edward Holden, sister Tiffany Carrington, and step-father Charles Carrington, Sr. 

Levin's personable and fun-loving spirit will be sorely missed. 

Pi Epsilon Gives Largest Donation at UMES 2017 Homecoming

March 10, 2017

Each year the alumni of Pi Epsilon chapter rally together to give back to their alma mater via the Russell Stansbury/Robert Dowery Scholarship Fund. This $10,000 endowment is the the first of its kind to be established by a Greek letter organization on the UMES campus. 

This year during the school's homecoming halftime, Pi Epsilon's Scholarship Chair, Bro. Charles Flowers (#4 Fall 1980), presented UMES President Dr. Joanne Bell with a check for $8,147.00. This annual donation is the 5th year in a row that Pi Epsilon chapter of Omega Psi Phi has given the largest amount of any Greek Letter Organization on the campus.

Kudos to Pi Epsilon on another job well done!

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