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
Joseph M. Murray,
Omega Mu Years
Joseph M. Murray is standing to the right of the left post, and he is wearing a white shirt.
Joseph M. Murray is the fourth row, second brother in from the right.
University of Maine Campus Life
Joseph M. Murray, middle
Joseph M. Murray, first on the left.
Joseph M. Murray, third one in from the left.
Joseph M. Murray, sixth one in from the right.
Phi Gamma Delta Burns Down
April 9th, 1924
Joseph M. Murray was one of the brothers who went into our burning fraternal home and retrieved as many of things from the library and dining room. The other brothers were William S. Murray, Edgar D. Coffin, Henry B. Eaton, II; John D. Glenn, Donald D. Mitchell, Clarence E. Hart, Donald W. Powell, and Russell H. Dyer.
When our new house was completed a year after the fire destroyed our first Phi Gamma Delta house, Joseph M. Murray was the president of the Omega Mu brotherhood in 1925-1926.
University of Maine Professor
Dean of the College of Arts and Science
Acting president of the University of Maine
Our Omega Mu brothers
...integrity and sincerity
were "fundamental characteristics of all of his relations."
“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