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. These things, above and beyond everything else, are the underlying rooted connections that make us proud to be Omega Mu Fijis for the past 120 years, and it is with gratitude and pride that we remember them.
Unreservedly, these Omega Mu brothers’ are worthy of emulation because of who they were, what they achieved in their respective careers, and in their fraternal dedication in providing timely, relevant, and practical advice through many years of brotherly service to our Omega Mu chapter. They were especially helpful during times when our fraternal reputation was tarnished. Each of them were a vital component advocating for the good of fraternal life throughout their respective lives because they believed that fraternal life can be a life-changing experience for the good for all young men, always. Due to their authentic and genuine character, and the unreserved nature with all of their commitments, these Omega Mu brothers are witnesses to our proud fraternal history at the University of Maine. In fraternal doctrine and practice, year-after-year, their actions had a far-reaching effect in sustaining our deep-rooted fraternal kinship at Maine. They are telling portraits of the life-long good of fraternal life, and they continue to shine for us today, and we say thank you again and again for their manifold achievements and the indispensable role they each played in our history. 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. 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. Why, after all, should we believe otherwise? We have been doing it well for 120 years, and we will continue to do so.
Medical School of Maine, and then he transferred to the
NYU School of Medicine.
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