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United States Virgin Islands Senate Confirms LGG's Riddick as new Chief Information Officer
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Brother Angelo “Twin/Tony” Riddick, Past Basileus Lambda Gamma Gamma Chapter, was confirmed as the Director of the Bureau of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer for the United States Virgin Islands in December, 2016. His recent appointment culminates 16 years of experience in the Information Technology field for the United States Army, Department of Defense and civilian industry.
Bro. Charles Jones, Mu Psi ‘50
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Washington, DC (November 11, 2015) – Lambda Gamma Gamma Chapter found a diamond in the rough when they visited the Washington, DC, Soldiers Home for their annual uplift service on Veterans Day. Retired Air Force Captain Charles Matthew Jones, Mu Psi ’50 eagerly greeted his brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity after missing their visits for the past 3 years.
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FT. MEADE, MD: Each year, Lambda Gamma Gamma (LGG) Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., in conjunction with The Uplift Foundation, conducts its Colonel Charles Young Memorial Scholarship Program and awards scholarships to talented, college-bound high school seniors in the Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. The chapter prides itself on providing financial assistance to aspiring college freshmen in their pursuit of higher education through accredited colleges and universities. The scholarship winners are selected based on criteria such as scholastic achievement, community service, community and teacher recommendations and monetary need. In addition, the chapter supports previous winners who are currently in college. Over the last ten years the chapter has awarded over $300,000 to local high school students.
LGG Visits the Historic Shiloh Baptist Church
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Alexandria, VA (February 21, 2016) – The Lambda Gamma Gamma (LGG) chapter encompasses the entire Washington, DC metropolitan area and its members live from Baltimore to Woodbridge and from Annapolis to Leesburg. As is the quarterly custom of LGG, its Brothers moved their quarterly church visit to Old Town Alexandria, VA to the historic Shiloh Baptist Church on Sunday, February 21. Brother Taft Quincey Heatley (Psi chapter, 1996), Senior Pastor, delivered a moving sermon for the congregation. Afterwards, Brother Micheal Parham, Jr., Basileus of LGG, presented Brother Heatley with a check in the amount of $1,000 to support the Shiloh Baptist Church College and the Deaconess Ministry College Student Care Package Drive.
LGG Mentors Receive 2016 Community Partner Award
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Glenarden, MD (March 8, 2016) – Many of the Brothers in Lambda Gamma Gamma (LGG) chapter volunteer at Charles Herbert Flower High School each Wednesday night with the school’s young men. The program, entitled Manhood 101, is part of the chapter and fraternity’s Assault on Illiteracy Program. Throughout the school year, the Brothers provide academic assistance, moral support and guidance to the young men. Additionally, the Brothers take them on several trips throughout the year to cultural and educational sites around Washington, DC and also to area colleges to get a taste of life after high school. The conclusion of the 2015-2016 school year will bring to a close the 4th year LGG has provided Uplift to these young men through Manhood 101.
Lambda Gamma Gamma Thrills Children at Annual Easter Egg Hunt
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Ft. Meade, MD. (March 26, 2016) – On Saturday, March 26th, Brothers of Lambda Gamma Gamma Chapter held their 16th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Youth Services Center located in Ft. Meade MD. The event is held annually and is open to the military community as well as the public. The event, chaired by Bro. Tommie Bennett, continues to grow each year with a standing room crowd anticipating the start of the event. The ages of the participants range from infants to 13 years old. The children are divided into four age groups, which are infants to 2 years old, ages 3 - 5, ages 6 - 9 and ages 10 - 13. Bro. Chauncey Dockins, who assisted with this year’s event, stated that “The LGG Easter Egg Hunt provides fun activities for the children to participate in such as a coloring contest, raffles and the opportunity to take pictures with our special guests, Ronald McDonald and the Easter Bunny.”
Lambda Gamma Gamma Announces Talent Hunt 2016 Program Winners
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Springdale, MD. (March 19, 2016) – The Brothers of Lambda Gamma Gamma Chapter (Fort Meade, MD) held their annual Talent Hunt 2016 program at the Charles Herbert Flowers High School on Saturday, March 19, 2016.
Head Bowie State Football Coach Damon Wilson Has History-Making Season
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Lambda Gamma Gamma (LGG) chapter’s Coach Damon Wilson, head football coach of the Bowie State Bulldogs, was selected CIAA Coach of the Week two times during the 2015 football season. At the team level, it was also impressive that the Bulldogs’ 57-3 win over Lincoln brought Bowie State into the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Pool for just the first time since the program’s inception.
86 Students Attend LGG’s Annual Youth Leadership Conference
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The 2015 LGG Chapter & Uplift Foundation Youth Leadership Conference was presented on the theme of “Getting on the Grind, Getting to Success” and the operational motto was “Leaders plan and planners lead.”