Our brothers careers have been productive, constructive, spirited, and prosaic. They displayed impressive skills, talents, and abilities They were, and we continue to be, a beautiful and lively expression of our enduring fraternal beliefs, and that underlying harmony is far-reaching in expectation for all brothers’, undergraduate and graduate. It is the core of what our fraternal founders asserted in 1848 and 1874 and 1899: to live active, commendable, and responsible lives, and to build up community. Clearly and compellingly, they added, and continue to add, positive value at the local, state, national, global, and fraternal level because they engaged life fully and responsibly. In short, they were authoritative pillars throughout life. They were-are exemplary in their citizenship, character, and their sense of dutiful responsibility, and, in many instances, they were leading voices in their career fields. They prove that success of any kind does not occur by luck or accident, and we remember them because they continue to provide that message for our time. Their spirit permeates our brotherhood, and it always will.
We have long been, from one generation to the next, proud to be Omega Mu Fijis. We continue to cherish our fraternal friendships, our shared memories, and our evolving, forward-focused history at the University of Maine. These things, above and beyond everything else, are the underlying rooted connections that make us proud to be Omega Mu Fijis. Why, after all, should we believe otherwise? We have always exhibited a can-do fraternal spirit since 1874. And, to be sure, all present and future generations of Omega Mu Fijis will continue to do the same, with fraternal enthusiasm and commitment. Our future remains bright at 79 College Avenue because we fearlessly move forward, always guided by sound fraternal principles. Perge.
Omega Mu Portrait
Omega Mu Years
University of Maine Law School
After graduating from the University of Maine Law School, Frank Fellows practiced law in Portland and Bangor. When he returned to Bangor, he established, with his brother Frank Fellows, the law firm of Fellows and Fellows. There reputation was exemplary, and
Frank Fellows established a reputation as being one
of the most successful trial lawyers in Maine.
Bangor Memorial Day Speaker
United States House of Representatives
House of Representatives
"His salty, down-to-earth oratory, mixed with Maine wit, made him demand in many states during Republican campaigns.
"Certainly he was never afraid to stand up an be counted against the pettiness and selfishness in government which he loathed. And certainly he was never afraid to pour all his boundless energy into causes in which he believed."
"He knew the many virtues and faults and conflicts
that go to make a person."
"Call him a man of complete intellectual courage and integrity.
You but define the essential ingredients that made
Frank Fellows honored and loved by all."
"He never put political expediency ahead of what he believed was
essential for the welfare of the country."
"How little we can afford to lose such men as Frank Fellows, and American of the
old tradition, an American of the highest concept
of personal responsibility.
"Great qualities of mind and spirit that mark
those who are truly great."
"He was a genuine American. He believed in America, and
he stood for everything that we believe in the
form of our constitutional government."
"If America had more men like Frank Fellows the world and the
United States would be better off."
The Fellows Bill of the Eightieth Congress
In my judgement, had it not been for the honest, fair, and unbiased approach given to the subject by Frank Fellows, there would have no legislation to allow a haven to
these persecuted, mistreated mortals who the scares of
Hitler's butchery and savagery..."
"Frank would....recite Shakespeare, or the poets, or the classics...He
could put on a one a one-man Shakespeare play if he decided that
that was the thing his colleagues would like to hear."
But, what is more, he was a sweet and kind character."
"Therefore, as has been said, the world is better because
such a man as Mr. Fellows lived."
"I appreciated that he was sincere and trying to do what was, in his opinion,
best for the whole country."
"He loved and valued what was brave and beautiful."
"The influence of his mind and heart and deepest convictions
will be felt for years untold."
"His mind, his convictions were pure American. He was ever unhesitating, courageous, unspoken for what he believed to be principles
essential to our continuance as a free nation."
"He was a prophet with honor in his own country,
and in his own time."
"Our departed friend will long be remembered by the quiet, unremitting toil he devoted to the promotion of the weal of the of the whole country and especially
the 280,000 enlightened constituents he so well represented."
"America has lost a patriot."
“What if the space be long and wide,
That parts us from our brother’s side
A soul-joined chain unites our band,
And memory links us hand in hand.”
(Phi Gamma Delta fraternity song)
Chip Chapman, ’82