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Greetings from the Brothers of the Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, The Harford County Ques. We are glad that you’ve taken the time to visit our site.

The buttons to the left will navigate you through our website and update you on the history and community service of Iota Nu chapter and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

As you browse our site, please note that we are ever so vigilant in updating our information so that we can provide you the most current information on our chapter and the efforts of OMEGA.



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Mardi Gras Scholarship Gala

Online Registration will end Friday, February 9, 2017

For Tickets, Please see any member of Iota Nu


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Iota Nu Continues to Spread Holiday Spirit

 

Aberdeen, MD-December 8, 2017

The Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. continued to spread holiday cheer for a worthy cause by conducting their 5th Annual Toys for Tots Bow Tie Social at the Courtyard Marriott.  Entry to this social event was free with a toy donation.

The Brothers of Iota Nu partnered with Chesapeake Lodge #48 Masons of Harford County, Worshipful Master, Walter E. Hynson Jr., Sales Manager Courtyard & Residence Inn by Marriott at Ripken Stadium, Elizabeth Barrett, Marines from Harford County, MD Toys for Tots Foundation, Leonard F. Stielphen Jr. and Donald J. Benson Sr. to collect toys for children for the upcoming holiday.

Committee member, Garry Wolfe, of the Empty Stocking Fun, stated he was thankful for the incredible generosity of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. - Iota Nu Chapter & Chesapeake Lodge #48 during the event. “I can’t recall an event we’ve ever participated in which has generated that large a response with so many toys.” He shared his heartfelt thanks to all the members of the chapter and lodge for the invitation.

Other patrons, guests, and Iota Nu members contributed more than 800 individual toys, bicycles, large stuffed animals, dolls, and helmets to make children’s holidays a little more special. The items that were collected will be donated to the Toys for Tots and Empty Stocking Fund organizations. Iota Nu would also like to thank our sponsors ACE Hardware, A.C. Moore, Bath & Body Works, The Home Depot, JOANN Fabrics and Crafts, and Michael’s MAKE CREATIVITY HAPPEN for their donations of gift baskets that were given to several lucky door prize and drawings winners.

The successful event was due to the dedicated work of Brother Melvin E. Adderley, event Chair, committee members Brothers Derrick Brockman, Dwayne Adams, Leonard Newman, Aurelio Burton, and Brian Wilson.  “We are fortunate enough to be able to help Harford County children have a Merry Christmas and happy holiday by asking for community support.  Our community is more than willing to help each and every year”, shared Iota Nu Brother Melvin E Adderley.  This year’s annual event garnered more support than any previous year, and Iota Nu looks forward to exceeding these results next year.



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Iota Nu Grants Two Families a Merry Christmas

Aberdeen, MD—December 1, 2017

The Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. transitioned from Achievement Week and Thanksgiving and immediately transitioned in the Christmas holiday.  The brothers of Iota Nu partnered with the Harford Family House to Adopt two families that otherwise would not have been able to celebrate the upcoming holiday.   The families provided the Iota Nu chapter their list and the brothers granted these families their wishes.  The Brothers also bought Christmas decorations so that the families were able to decorate their homes.  Gifts included clothes, toys, and kitchen appliances. 


Harford Family House is the largest provider of transitional housing for homeless families with children in Harford County. They are the only organization in Harford County capable of keeping the family together during the crisis of homelessness. It is their goal to end homelessness in Harford County, one family at a time.

The chapter prides itself on providing service and assistance to families who need help in our communities.


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                     The Brothers of Iota Nu pictured with Harford Family House directors and organizers





Iota Nu supports Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Havre de Grace, MD—November 23, 2017

the Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. participated in Harford County’s longest running community dinner on Thanksgiving Day.  The brothers of Iota Nu joined the events host organization, Community Service Projects of Havre de Grace Inc.  Other organizations included the Harford County chapters of Delta Sigma Theta and Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Community Service Projects of Havre de Grace Inc. and the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner started several years ago at Havre de Grace High School and has expanded over time.  Organizers expect to serve about over one thousand meals this year between serving at the Havre de Grace Community Center and delivering to families at senior citizen homes, nursing homes and private homes in Harford and Cecil County.

The brothers of Iota Nu along with the other organizations and community patrons helped prepare Thanksgiving meals, set up the community center, serve the community, and deliver meals to families during the Thanksgiving Holiday. 

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                         Brothers of Iota Nu along with patrons and event organizers before Thanksgiving service begins





Iota Nu Supports Aberdeen Middle School’s Good News Assembly




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Aberdeen, MD—November 22, 2017

The Iota Nu Chapter supported Aberdeen Middle
School’s monthly Good News Assembly.  Each
month Aberdeen Middle School celebrates their
students character education traits there were
learned during the month. 


The month of November focused on “gratitude”
and Aberdeen Middle School requested support
from the Iota Nu chapter as well as greeks,
veterans and active duty Service members to
show support for our military.  Brothers from
Iota Nu greeted students from 6th, 7th, and 8th
grade and participated in assembly activities.



Brother Charles Gibson, Vice Basileus of Iota Nu
and retired service member pictured to the left
greeting students as they arrive to school. 




Iota Nu Fights for the Recognition of African American History in Harford County




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Aberdeen, MD—November 9, 2017

The Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Inc. would like recognize our very own Brother Stephen Smith on his recent work towards the recognition and highway dedication of Harford County’s only Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Sergeant Alfred B. Hilton.
 

The Maryland Department of Transportation and the Maryland Transportation Authority dedicated the MD 22 bridge spanning over I-95 in honor of Alfred B. Hilton.  Alfred B Hilton is a native of Harford County and was mortally wounded during the Civil War.  He was later posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

Brother Stephen Smith has been working with members of Campaign 42, a Harford County organization that is dedicated to promoting and documenting the African American History of Harford County, Maryland.  

Brother Smith pictured to the right preparing for the dedication ceremony





                                                                                                                                                                                        







Iota Nu Celebrates Achievement Week

Aberdeen, MD—November 18, 2017

The Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. recently observed the fraternities annual Achievement Week.  This year’s theme is “When the World Calls, Omega Men Answer”.  Iota Nu’s Achievement Week activities included chapter fellowship, participating in the fraternity’s re-dedication ceremony, worshipping together, and participating in Iota Nu’s annual Achievement Week Banquet.  Iota Nu’s guest speaker was Brother Bruce Crawford, whom is a senior leader in the United States Army.  Guests included Harford County Representatives and Community Leaders.  The brothers of Iota Nu will conclude achievement week by serving Harford and Cecil County communities during the Thanksgiving Holiday.    

Iota Nu’s 2017 Achievement Week Awardees:

Omega Man of the Year: Brother Mark Thomas

Citizen of the Year: Brother John Sampson

Colonel Charles Young Military Leadership Award: Brother Leonard Newman

Founders Award: Brother Eugene Egerton

Superior Service Award: Brother Norbert Reed

International High School Essay Contest Winner: Max Nguyen




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Chapter photo taken by Brother Jamal Parker, 2nd District Photographer







                        Iota Nu Welcomes Seven New Initiates



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Baltimore, MD-November 9, 2017

The Iota Nu chapter initiated seven brothers into
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Iota Nu was the only chapter in
corridor 1 that participated in the member selection process
during the fall semester. The men whom are both graduates
and undergraduates have displayed the cardinal principals of
manhood, scholarship, perseverance, and uplift and proved to
be worthy brothers of our prestigious organization.

Iota Nu is currently assisting McDaniel College establish their
own charter. Iota Nu will still be the graduate chapter advisor
over McDaniel College once their chapter established. We
welcome our new brothers into our glorious organization.        





From left to right: Kiree Moore, Eric Story, Brandon Lee, Matthew Derrill, Kenneth Scott-Kelow, Sean Evans, Aris Mayfield





            Iota Nu supports Kappa Alpha Psi's 9th Scholarship Gala


Middle River, MD-November 4, 2017

Brothers of Iota Nu traveled to Martins East to support Harford County's Aberdeen Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi and their 9th Annual Black and White Ball.   

The proceeds of the Kappa Kasablanca go towards scholarships for local high school seniors in Harford County.  The Iota Nu chapter looks forward to supporting this great cause and future endeavors with the men of Harford County's Kappa Alpha Psi Chapter.    


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      Brothers Satchel Doyle, Walter Wyatt, Russell Reese, Charles Gibson, Anthony Dorsey, and Melvin Adderley



Iota Nu Celebrates Upsilon Phi's 90th Anniversary

Newark, NJ—October 28, 2017

 The Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. would like to spotlight Brother Dwayne Adams.  Brother Adams recently returned from celebrating Upsilon Phi's 90th Anniversary in his home state of New Jersey.  Upsilon Phi is the mother pearl of the state of New Jersey and the occasion included representatives from the Second District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. as well as city and state officials.  Brother Adams capped the night off by joining with other brothers in the chapter to present $1000.00 to Upsilon Phi's scholarship fund. 

Brother Adams is a former Basileus of Iota Nu, Corridor Representative of the Second District, and charter member of Jersey City's Nu Lambda Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. 

Brother Adams works in the education system and is currently on the Harford County Library Board of Trustees and Hossanna School Board Museum Board of Directors. 

The Iota Nu chapter is proud to spotlight Brother Dwayne Adams! 

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                                  Photo taken by Brother Jamal Parker, Second District Photographer



Iota Nu Travels to Celebrate Bowie State Homecoming

Bowie, MD—October 28, 2017

Several Brothers from The Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. traveled to Bowie State University this weekend to enjoy the festivities of Bowie State University's  Homecoming Weekend.  Vice Basileus Brother Charles Gibson is a graduate from Bowie State University.  Brothers young and old traveled to Bowie State University to enjoy friendship and fellowship!  


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              From left to right: Brother Emil Cromwell, Brother Charles Gibson, and Brother Donald Jones



Iota Nu Spotlight: Brother Michael Bennett


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Aberdeen, MD—October 27, 2017

The Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. would like to spotlight Brother Michael Bennett.  Brother Bennett is currently chapters spiritual advisor as the appointed Chaplain.  Brother Bennett also spends his off days volunteering and supporting the Harford Family House located in Aberdeen Maryland.  He recently worked with an understaffed maintenance department to repaint homes that Harford Family House residents will occupy. 

The Harford Family House is an organization that provides transitional assistance for needy families.  Harford Family House is a unique organization because it is the only organization in Harford County that keeps family intact and lodges them together during a year long transition program.  The transition program involves financial education, job placement, and counseling.  Their goal is to end homelessness in Harford County, one family at a time. 

Brother Bennett is retired service member and current federal civilian employee.  Brother Bennett has two sons and lovely wife. 

Thank You again Brother Michael Bennett!




Iota Nu Celebrates Homecoming at McDaniel College 



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Westminster, MD-October, 21, 2017

The graduate brothers of Iota Nu supported the undergraduate brothers of Iota Nu during McDaniel College’s 150th Anniversary. Iota Nu is working with the undergraduate brothers to reactivate the Chi Kappa chapter on the campus of McDaniel College. Iota Nu initiated four undergraduate brothers during the spring semester in 2016 and since then the young brothers have expanded their presence on the McDaniel College Campus. Brother Wayne Long is the current Pan Hellenic Council President on McDaniel College campus and Brother Marquis Findley-Smith is a Second District Undergraduate Representative. The young Iota Nu undergraduate brothers have conducted several events on McDaniel College that include voter registration and a fundraiser for American Breast Cancer.

2nd District Undergraduate Representative Brother Marquis Findley-Smith (left) poses with a newly unveiled mascot on McDaniel College’s campus with Iota Nu’s Achievement Week Chairman Brother Michael Grimm (right) during Homecoming Festivities.





Congrats to Brother Glascow Bart on his Nuptials

Baltimore, MD—October 14, 2017

The Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. would like to Congratulate Brother Glascow Bart on his recent marriage to his wife Tiffany Bart.  The Bart's married at Martins West during a beautiful ceremony which was conducted by Iota Nu's former Chaplain Brother Donald Jones.   Brother Bart moved to Maryland several years ago from his home state of New Jersey to work as a federal civilian.  Brother Bart also recently returned from a year long deployment supporting the military overseas.  Mr. and Mrs. Bart will honeymoon in Aruba and return to their home in Maryland as husband and wife. 

Congratulations Brother Bart from the Iota Nu Chapter!


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Iota Nu Participates in Adopt-A-Highway Clean up

Aberdeen, MD—October 14, 2017

The Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. participated in the State Highway Administrations Adopt-A-Highway under the Maryland Department of Transportation.  The Iota Nu chapter has adopted two highways in Harford County along route 40 in Aberdeen, Maryland.  Together, the brothers walked up and down our adopted highways collecting litter to keep the environment clean and safe.  Keeping the roadways litter free improves the health of our environment and keeps our roads safe to drive.  This is one of several events that Iota Nu plans to conduct as part of the chapters Social Action initiatives.  Iota Nu participates in the Adopt-A-Highway clean-up effort on a quarterly basis as part of the State Highway Administrations requirements and this program is led by
Brother Anthony Dorsey.  Great Job by the Iota Nu Chapter!


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From Left to Right: Brothers Herman Smith, Marcus James, Satchel Doyle, Charles Gordon, Charles Gibson, Anthony Dorsey  and Melvin Adderley



Iota Nu's Brother Mark Thomas Retires


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APG, MD-September 30, 2017 

The Iota Nu chapter would like to Congratulate Immediate Past Basileus Brother Mark Thomas on his recent retirement. 

Brother Mark Thomas has spent his career  as an engineer working for the federal government for over thirty years.    

Brother Thomas plans to enjoy his retirement with his family, church, and fraternity.

Congratulations again Brother Thomas!



                   Iota Nu supports Phi Beta Sigma's 5th Annual Jazz Gala

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Middle River, MD-September 25, 2017

Brothers of Iota Nu traveled to Martins East to support Harford County's Omicron Psi Sigma of Phi Beta Sigma and their 5th Annual Blue and White Jazz Gala. 

The proceeds of the Jazz Gala go towards scholarships for local high school seniors in Harford County.  The Iota Nu chapter looks forward to supporting this great cause and future endeavors with the men of Harford County's Omicron Psi Sigma's chapter of Phi Beta Sigma. 

Thank You to Omicron Psi Sigma for inviting the Iota Nu Chapter to support this worthy cause.



Iota Nu’s Brother Jimmy Archange Rides in support of Team Foster



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Philadelphia, PA—September 16, 2017

The Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Inc. would like to spotlight Iota Nu’s Social Action Chairman Brother Jimmy Archange.  While most are enjoying their weekend with friends and family, Brother Archange spent his weekend cycling from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Cape May, New Jersey in support of Team Foster’s Wounded Warrior Effort. 

Team Foster is non-profit organization that was formed in honor of fallen hero Captain Erick Foster.  This organization raises money to aid wounded warriors with their primary mission to fund service dogs for disabled service men and women who suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).  This unique cycling event ensures that all cyclists ride together following Team Fosters motto “No Hero Left Behind.”

Brother Archange is also a service member who currently lives and works in Harford County, Maryland on Aberdeen Proving Grounds.  All together the cyclists rode over 100 miles in less than 7 hours for this great cause.  Iota Nu is proud to have Brother Jimmy Archange as part of our chapter. 




Iota Nu Partners with the Divine 9 to Feed the Homeless in Harford County


Edgewood, MD—September 16, 2017

The Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. joined in partnership with the Greek Letter Organizations of Harford County to feed the homeless at the annual “Sharing Table” located at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church.  Brother Lamark Holley (Scholarship Chairman) is pictured to the right.

The organizations collectively cooked for and served well over 120 homeless Families and donated and clothing for those in need. This is one of several events that Iota Nu plans to conduct as part of the chapters Social Action initiatives.

The purpose of this teaming event is to build stronger relationships amongst our Fraternities and Sororities in Harford County as we collectively give back and provide service to our community. 
In addition, the brothers interacted with the families and patrons of Harford County and they let the supporting Greek Letter Organizations along with Iota Nu know how much they appreciated the event.  Job well done by the Iota Nu Chapter!


Iota Nu Attends James S. Avery Shirt Sleeve Conference

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The Brothers of Iota Nu traveled to Towson, Maryland to attend the Second Districts Annual James S. Avery Shirt Sleeve Conference on September 8-9, 2017.  From Left to Right: Bro. Marquis Findley-Smith (undergraduate representative), Bro. Charles Gibson (Vice Basileus), Bro. Aurelio Burton, Bro. Michael Grimm, Bro. Russell Reese (Basileus), Bro. Jimmy Archange (Social Action Chairman) and Bro. Mark Thomas (Immediate Past Basileus)  Photo taken by Bro. Jamal Parker.

Iota Nu Donates School Supplies to Harford Family House

 



Aberdeen, MD—September 1, 2017

The Iota Nu Chapter collected and donated 40 sets of school supplies including backpacks, spiral notebooks, composition notebooks, pens, pencils, crayons, tape, glue and hand sanitizer for children with ages ranging from 5 years (Kindergarten) through 15 years (10th grade). The school supplies were donated to the children of Families that are currently living at the Harford Family House located in Aberdeen, Maryland.

Harford Family House is the largest provider of transitional housing for homeless families with children in Harford County. They are the only organization in Harford County capable of keeping a family together during the crisis of homelessness. It is their goal to end homelessness in Harford County, one family at a time.

The Iota Nu chapter prides itself on providing Service and assistance to Families who need help in our communities.

Job well done by Committee Chairman, Michael Bennett