Ray P. Stevens, 1898
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
Ray P. Stevens,
Q. T. V. Years
Q. T. V. Brothers
Herbert I. Libby and Roderick D. Tarr
Warner E. Welch and George A. Whittemore
Carl G. Wiswell
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ray P. Stevens did post-graduate work at M.I.T.
"It's quite an accomplishment to become president of one company in a lifetime -
Ray Stevens was president of more than a dozen."
First Electrified Steam Railroad
Lehigh Valley Transit Company
"In July, 1907, he was elected President of the Lehigh Valley Transit Co., establishing the limited Pullman Service, between Allentown and Philadelphia and erecting the South Eighth Street Bridge in Allentown, at the time the greatest reinforced concrete bridge
in the world."
"Stevens initiated employee relations practices which later became standard in the industry. He increased wages by over 30 percent, instituted free insurance, sick leave,
and pension plans."
"He was president of the American Electric Railway Association and on the boards of a dozen railways and utilities."
“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
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