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.
Omga Mu Portrait
Merrill D. Bartlett,
Omega Mu Years
Merrill D. Bartlett was a first lieutenant in an artillery division during the Korean War.
Merrill D. Bartlett was a doctoral candidate at Stanford University.
In body, mind, and spirit, as an educator and administrator, Merrill D. Bartlett was dedicated to all the work he did in the College of Business at the University of Maine for over thirty years.
Omega Mu Sires and Sons
Merrill D. Bartlett, 1952
Kenneth C. Bartlett, 1982
We are proud and grateful for the many Sires and Sons in our Omega Mu history: Bartlett, Chaplin, Davis, Flint, Garland, Haskell, Hitchings, Keith, Mitchell, Mullen, Smith, and Williams. To be sure, all of the families are inextricably woven into our rich fraternal history. Above all else, it is a proud heritage, and the love and goodwill that these families have exhibited toward the Omega Mu brotherhood, through many generations, has been meaningful, a fraternal vision of unity that causes one to smile.
Merril D. Bartlett and Kenneth C. Bartlett
Merrill D. Bartlett was old school, and he was loyal, absolutely loyal, to the University of Maine and Omega Mu.
“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