Truthfully, there is no fraternal brotherhood quite like Omega Mu at the University of Maine. We are proud of our history, and we are proud of the impressive number of fraternal brothers who played on many University of Maine athletic teams. With conviction and commitment, our Omega Mu athlete brothers brought a great deal of joy and satisfaction to the university community, creating many wonderful memories since the first baseball team was established at Maine State College in the 1870's. The worked together for the success of each Maine team, and the overall civic good of the University of Maine. The sheer number of Omega Mu athlete brothers is an unqualified triumph for the University of Maine. They each gave their best efforts on each team, and what they achieved perfectly compliments what we fraternally believe: drive and determination. It is a heady athletic legacy. Accordingly, their accomplishments claim our fraternal attention and respect. For the eminence of their athletic success; and, above all, for being our Omega Mu brothers, we are proud. Therefore, in the linked soul and spirit of our long fraternal history, we gratefully remember and celebrate our QTV and Omega Mu brothers who participated on many varsity athletic teams at the University of Maine. Their sacrifice of time was worth the effort for them and the student body at the University of Maine who watched them play. They created many warm memories since the early 1870’s. For the eminence of their athletic success; and, above all, for being our Omega Mu brothers, we are all very proud.
Thoreau said it best: “What a difference, whether in all your walks, you meet only strangers, or in one house is one who knows you, and whom you know. To have a brother…How rare these things are.” How true that is, and we remain that way to this day. That is a proud fraternal legacy.
Omega Mu Athlete
John L. Collins
Omega Mu Years
Back row L-R: BR, Spook, Flaherty, Dave Smith, John Rhodes, Jimmy Dunn, Glenn Smith,
Paul Dulac, Rod Macklin, John Dolan, George Weist, Jim Chaplin.
Fron Row L-R: Ernie Niles?, Bob Duetsch, Bob Van Dyke, Tyler Libby, George Thomas,
Rod Macklin, right.
New Initiates at Pig Dinner
John Collins, standing in the back, first on the right.
John Collins, standing, second from the left.
James Wolf, Cliff Goudy, Tyler Libby, John Collins, Emerson Gorham.
Bob Duetsch, Bob Van Dyk, John Collins, Chris Eaton, Fred Galella
Bob Duetsch and John Collins at Thunder Hole
Fiji Snow Sculpture
John Collins is the third brother in from the left. His back is turned, and he is wearing a white jacket.
L-R: Leigh Morrill, John Collins, front; Doyle Vauteur, seated; John Kimball,
Dusty Rhodes, behind.
Center behind, Pat Ladd; Center front, Bob Meneally; Paul Wood wearing the bandana,
Mike Soloby wearing sunglasses.
University of Maine Athlete
University of Maine
Freshmen team: John Collins, #24
John Collins, #41
John Collins, #41
John Collins making the tackle.
All Fiji Team
Jack MacBrayne, John Collins, Doug Baston, Dave Smith.
L-R: Tom Richardson, John Collins, Ted Crowell, Mike Soloby, Sammy Cosgrove, Paul Pooler, Bob Doyle, Paul Lessard
“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