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, and because of that we are an exceptional brotherhood because we remain committed and hardworking to assure that our Omega Mu brotherhood will continue to be the jewel at the University of Maine. Perge.
Omega Mu Portrait
Paul D. Sargent,
Q. T. V. Years
Q. T. V. Brothers in the Coburn Cadets L-R: second one in is Paul D. Sargeant; fifth one in is Merton E. Ellis; seventh one in is Charles A. Frost; the cadet holding the flag is Isaac G. Calderwood; the third cadet in from the right is Pearly F. Walker.
Paul D. Sargent is standing in the back, second one in
from the left.
Paul D. Sargent"
Paul D. Sargent is first on the left, second row.
First Chief Engineer
Maine State Highway Commission
Paul Sargent was selected in 1905 to be the first chief engineer of the Maine State Highway Commission, and he served in this position until 1911, and then he returned to this position in 1913, and he retired in 1928. As the chief engineer, he was charged to create, connect, and improve the highway system throughout the state of Maine, and he accomplished that task. He increased the Maine highway system from 1,300 miles to over 20,000 miles during his tenure as the chief engineer, and that these were connected as much as possible.
A 1919 Maine highway map
Road being built in Acadia.
"The future development of our tourist and summer resort business depends largely upon the development of our trunk line highways."
President Woodrow Wilson
"Sargent's leadership and contributions to road-building extended beyond the borders of Maine. In 1914, he was one of the founders of the American Association of State Highway Officials in Washington D.C...The group then met with
President Woodrow Wilson to promote state-level
highway priorities and needs."
“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