Brother Otis Fowler, Jr. leads a recent Achievement Week program
Each year, the 700-plus worldwide individual chapters of Omega Psi Phi observe Achievement Week as part of the Fraternity’s founding, on November 17, 1911, at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Originally designated to promote “the study of Negro life and history,” Achievement Week today has broadened to also recognize local and national citizens who have made noteworthy contributions toward improving the quality of life for African Americans.
Gamma Pi utilizes the Achievement Week observance to recognize outstanding leaders and students in the local community. In recent years, Gamma Pi chapter has also utilized that program to award more than $20,000 in college scholarships to Prince George's County students who are either headed to college or are currently enrolled in college. Gamma Pi also traditionally includes chapter awards as part of Achievement Week. Every year, the chapter draws a full house to its Achievement Week program held on the Saturday of Founders' Week.
In addition to scholarships and community and Fraternity awards, Gamma Pi has a history of selecting outstanding notable keynote speakers. Among them have been Fraternity members Civil Rights icon Ernest Green (Little Rock Nine), JFK Pallbearer James Felder, General William E. "Kip" Ward, former Bowie State University President Dr. Mickey L. Burnim, Brig. Gen. Scottie Dingle and Immediate Past Grand Basileus Antonio Knox. In 2008 the Fraternity featured local news anchor Leon Harris as its keynote speaker. Achievement Week is always one of Gamma Pi's most anticipated programs.
THIS YEAR'S EVENTS November 11-17, 2018
Bro. Dr. Theodore Johnson
GAMMA PI COMMUNITY PROGRAM
Saturday, November 10 @ 2 p.m. Ernest Everett Just Middle School Mitchellville, MD