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. 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 we continue to do so now. Perge.
Omega Mu Portrait
William L. Irvine,
Omega Mu Years
University of Maine Athlete
After graduating from the University of Maine, William L. Irvine earned his
Ph.D at Cornell University.
Dean of the University of Maine in Portland
United States Department of State
William L. Irvine left the University of Maine at Portland to become the
first Regional Education Officer of Africa for
the United States Department of State.
President of Vermont College
After serving in the United States Department of State, William L. Irvine
was chosen to be the president of
President of Wheelock College
After a successful tenure as president of Vermont College, William L. Irvine concluded his academic career as the president of Wheelock College in Boston.
“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