Howard T. Engstrom, 1926
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. As a brotherhood, we always see the path behind us and the way forward with equal clarity, and our future remains bright at 79 College Avenue because we fearlessly move forward, always guided by sound fraternal principles, and because of that we are an exceptional brotherhood because we remain committed and hardworking to assure that our Omega Mu brotherhood will continue to be the jewel at the University of Maine. Perge.
Omega Mu Portrait
Howard T. Engstrom,
Omega Mu Years
"The Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity entertained guest at a dinner and dancing party Saturday, may 19th."
"The dancing of the evening started at 8:30 when music from a selected orchestra was furnished. The dance orders of dark blue and white were in the shape of a lozenge."
University of Maine
Howard T. Engstrom taught math at the University of Maine for several years before accepting a position to teach math at
Howard Engstrom accepted a position to teach math at Yale University, and in 1929 he earned his Ph.D from Yale.
Cal Tech and University of Gottingen
Howard Engstrom was a research fellow at Cal Teach and the University of Gottingen
Howard Engstrom headed research at the United States Navy's Communications Supplementary Activities (code-breaking) during World War II.
Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Howard Engstrom, right.
Order of the British Empire
"Howard Engstrom also received the Order of the British Empire at the conclusion of World War II."
Howard Engstrom was one of the co-creators of the Univac Computer.
"American computer designer who promoted the first commercially available digital computer."
National Security Agency
Howard Engstrom served as the Deputy Director of the
National Security Agency from 1957-1958. Secretary of Defense
Neil M. McElroy cited him for "Exceptional
Meritorious Civilian Service."
“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
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