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. Perge.
Omega Mu Portrait
Freemont L. Russell,
Q. T. V. Years
"Coburn Prize for best Sophomore Declamation, awarded to
F. L. Russell."
New York College of Veterinary Surgeons
Freemont L. Russell earned a Veterinary Science degree from
New York College of Veterinary Surgeons.
After earning a Veterinary of Science degree, Freemont L. Russell attended John Hopkins University to do additional graduate work in Veterinary Science.
Freemont L. Russell came back to the University of Maine and was a professor of veterinary science and bacteriology in
the Maine Experiment Station, above right.
To the left is the second Q. T. V. Chapter Hall.
Another picture of the Experiment Station, center, and the second
Q. T. V. Chapter Hall is on the left.
Second Q. T. V. Chapter Hall, center; the Experiment Station, right.
1894-1895 University of Maine faculty, above and below. The Omega Mu brothers who were on the faculty are underlined in the picture below.
1901-1902 University of Maine faculty.
Omega Mu brothers who were on the faculty are as follows:
Freemont L. Russell, 1880; George Hamlin, 1873; James M. Bartlett, 1880; James N. Hart, 1885; Walter Flin, 1882; Horace M. Estabrooke, 1876; Perley F. Walker, 1896; and Allen Rogers, 1897.
“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