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Pi Delta
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P. O. Box 2747
Norman, OK 73070


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Rodney Anderson Jr.
Derrick Woods Jr.
Nicholas Eady
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About Pi Delta

Pi Delta Chapter History {1972-2013}

 

I. Birth and Lineage of Pi Delta

HI (Eta Iota) Colony of Eta Iota Graduate Chapter, (OKC) was established at the University of Oklahoma under the sponsorship of Brothers from the Eta Iota Graduate Chapter of OKC:

  • Al S. Taylor (deceased)
  • Grant Jordan (deceased)
  • Thurman White (deceased)
  • Others Unlisted

Brothers initiated under HI Colony were as follows:

AUGUST 29, 1959

  • Charles F. Booker
  • Alonzo F. Lawson
  • Charles F. Stephens
  • Walter J. Waldrop
  • James A. Williams

DECEMBER 19, 1960

  • Joseph E. Statum

JUNE 9, 1962

  • John R. Sadberry, Jr.

DECEMBER 14, 1963

  • Lawrence Bush
  • Kenneth Dean
  • Calvin Luper
  • William Reddick

About this time, Dr. Melvin B. Tolson, Jr. (Theta, Wiley College, Marshall, Texas 1941), who had become the first Black member of the OU Norman Campus faculty in 1961, and who received his PhD in French & Spanish in 1964, became an active advisor to HI Colony.

JUNE 30, 1964

  • Rudolph Alexander
  • Dewey Fitzpatrick
  • Clarence Grace
  • Solomon W. Hinton
  • Malachi Knowles
  • Robert Lambeth
  • James Reed
  • Eugene Ross

FEBRUARY 20, 1965

  • Lee Calhoun
  • William Calhoun
  • John Jefferson
  • Vincent Johnson
  • Cleophus R. Steele

OCTOBER 23, 1965

  • James F. Graham
  • Ronald E. Walker
  • Clarence E. Wilson (d. April 19, 1995, past 9th District Representative)
  • Arthur Younger

DECEMBER 10, 1966

  • Howard F. Johnson

JUNE 9, 1967

  • Larry J. Eason

MAY 18, 1968

  • William B. Moffitt (1st Black President of OUSA)
  • James Pendleton

MAY 16, 1969

  • Gerald G. Bacoats
  • Henry S. Manning
  • Edward W. Rucker
  • Richard Charles Smith

APRIL 25, 1970

  • Calvin D. Taylor
  • Emmanuel Grant West "Goose" (d. August 9, 1983)

BROTHERS BEFORE MARCH 27, 1972

  • Tony Osborne
  • Frank B. Parks
  • Frank White
  • Jesse Hagerty*
  • John E. Lang*
  • Leroy Ronald Brown*

*(active member, though not initiated at OU)

FINAL INITIATES INTO HI COLONY

APRIL 29, 1972

  • William Edgar Beatty
  • Reginald Coleman
  • Herbert Ford
  • Delars Funches (d. 1980)
  • Richard McLeod
  • Marion R. Pettes
  • Kenith V. Pope
  • Albert L. Qualls
  • Wilton Don Vaughn (d. Norman, Ok 1973)

May 1972:

A Charter for the Chapter was discussed: The conditions necessary for approval, etc. It was decided that an Undergraduate, rather than a Graduate, Chapter Charter was preferable. A house for the future Chapter was also discussed, with Basileus Frank Parks suggesting a feasibility study of the matter. It was disclosed that Asst. Football Coach Wendell Mosley had been a member of a Lampodos Club, but there were no more facts immediately available, and no follow-up.

Summer 1972:

Bro. Richard Charles Smith carried out the transactions with the National body of Omega Psi Phi, Inc., at what were necessary to obtain a Charter for Pi Delta Chapter at OU.



CHARTER MEMBERS OF PI DELTA CHAPTER IN SEPTEMBER 22, 1972

  • Gerald G. Bacoats
  • William Beatty
  • Leroy Brown*
  • Reginald Coleman
  • Herbie Ford
  • Delars Funches, Jr.
  • Jesse Haggerty*
  • Everett Marshall
  • Richard McLeod
  • Tony Osborne
  • Frank B. Parks
  • Kenith V. Pope
  • Gregg D. Pruitt
  • Albert L. Qualls
  • R. Charles Smith
  • Melvin B. Tolson, Jr. (Adv.)
  • Wilton Don Vaughn
  • Emmanuel G. West, Jr.

*Active members but not initiated at OU.

1972: Bro. Reginald Coleman was named a 9th District Scholar.

INITIATED INTO PI DELTA CHAPTER

FEBRUARY, 1973 - (UNO)

  • Kenneth "Uno" Brown

SPRING 1973 - (IMANI)

  • Garland Pruitt
  • Clifford Anderson

Bro. Wilton Don Vaughn (1972), living in the West Winds Apts on Brooks St, with roommate, Bro. William Beatty (1972) drowned under unknown circumstances in the apartment swimming pool. Police and Chapter efforts to find out what had actually transpired were unsuccessful.

APRIL 6, 1974 (ALUSHALA)

  • Gerald Anderson
  • Douglas Brown
  • Arthur Gaffney
  • Lee Gilbert
  • Theodies Holland
  • George "Buck" McClendon

With the induction of the "New Blood" into the Chapter, Pi Delta participated in the first of two "All Black Sports Tournaments" in which they participated in the events of Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, Track, and Bowling and over the next two years won every event but one. After the second tournament, the event was never held again.

During this and the following year, a support group, the "Pearls of Omega" was formed. It was a formal group, with president, secretary, etc., and was personally supervised by a Brother of Pi Delta. They met on a different day than the Chapter; and reports on their activities became a regular part of the Chapter agenda. In 1975, Bro. Qualls gave the supervision of the Pearls to Bro. Beatty.

SPRING 1975 - (VAUGHN)

  • Melvin Isaac Baker
  • James Coulter
  • William Graham
  • Larry Lewis, Jr.
  • Bobby Ray Woodard

MAY 11, 1976 - (ODOMAKUMA)

  • Ray Anthony Bert
  • Calvin Matthew Birch (d. 1990)
  • Cornell Nathan, Jr.
  • Leslie Lloyd Smith

March 1977:

Bro. Larry Lewis (1975) was coordinator of Pi Delta's activities during the "Shamrocks Against Dystrophy" (and related neuromuscular disorders) Drive to collect a little (St. Patrick) green" to support the vital research & patient service programs of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

DECEMBER 10, 1977 (SUHUBA)

  • Michael S. Bray
  • Michael Monday
  • James Monday
  • Haskell Ruff

1978:

  • No one was initiated in PI DELTA

FALL 1979 - (COUSINS)

  • Marcus Cousins

SPRING 1980 - (MUSSUNDA)

  • Clinton Burke
  • Phillip Dillard
  • Willie Ellington
  • Darryl Goodlow
  • Tracy Sampson
  • Emery "Chi Chi" Tottress

FALL 1980 - (ACE)

  • Donald T. McKnight

SPRING 1981 - (HOBBS)

  • Kevin Hobbs

AUGUST 1982

After 19 years of faithful service, Dr. Melvin Tolson retired from the position of Advisor to Pi Delta Chapter. Based on his recommendation, the State Representative with the approval of the District Representative appointed Bro. Douglas Brown to succeed Dr. Tolson in the position of Chapter Advisor.

FALL 1982-(SIRUS)

  • Ray Andrews
  • Bobby Carter
  • Robert Caruthers
  • James Jackson
  • Carmon Antonio Pope

SPRING 1983 - (VOYAGER)

  • Ed Thomas

FALL 1984 - (LAKASUMA)

  • Darrin Higgins
  • Daryl Shim
  • Patrick Parker
  • David (Burger) Williams
  • Kenneth Bisco
  • Mike (Shaft Dog) Akins
  • Al Odlum
  • Greg "Dirty Boy" Hayes
  • Jerome Bias
  • Eric Pace
  • John Butler
  • Eric Kitchens

SPRING 1985 - (WARRIOR)

  • Darryl Reed

SPRING 1986 - (UNIVIRI)

  • Keith Jackson
  • Aaron Juniper
  • Hershel Brown
  • Marco White

SPRING 1987 - (CREDNECE)

  • Junior Taylor
  • Rodney Barnett

SPRING 1988 - (LEWENSLYN)

  • David Burgess

SPRING 1989 - (DEACONS OF WRATH AND RAGE)

  • Pete Ross

FALL 1989 - (DICHOTOMY OF ONE)

  • Don Bradley
  • Roland Ware

APRIL 27, 1990

Pi Delta Chapter under the leadership of Basileus Davis Burgess, hosted "COMMERORATING A LIFETIME OF EXCELLENCE" honoring Dr. Melvin B. Tolson, Jr.

SPRING 1991 - (UMOJA)

  • Roderick See
  • Charles Ford
  • Bobby "Poncho" Jones
  • Charles Henry
  • Deaundres Wilson
  • Andre Scarborough
  • Marvin Vaughn
  • Michael Coats

FALL 1992 - (NEHRU)

  • Kelvin "Bo" Robinson
  • Sean Mims
  • O'Neal Texada Jr.
  • Wyman Lewis
  • Nathaniel Jones
  • James Edwards
  • Mike Coleman
  • Charles Hempstead II

SPRING 1994 - (SENTENIA)

  • Tim Burke
  • Paul Robertson
  • Michael Hoggatt
  • Marcus Texada
  • Quincy Johnson
  • Reggie Maclin

FALL 1995 - (KIBURI)

  • Michael Williams
  • Robert Henry
  • Keith Sparks
  • Michael Harris
  • Ronald Sinnette
  • Eric Moore
  • Chris Blocker
  • Jeff Underwood

OCTOBER 1996

After serving in the capacity of Chapter Advisor for 14 years, District Representative Virgil Robinson appointed Bro. Douglas Brown as the Oklahoma State Representative. As a result, Bro. Brown resigned his position of Chapter Advisor and with the approval of the District Representative, appointed C.A. Pope to serve as the third Chapter Advisor of Pi Delta Chapter.

SPRING 1997 - (MAMANI)

  • Rashad See
  • John Jones
  • Eric Miller
  • Ernesto Ward Jr.
  • William Bolden
  • Corey Brewer
  • Michael Cotton

SPRING 1998 - (PINDUO)

  • Jerrell Wade
  • William Judge

SPRING 1999 - (HARAMBEE)

  • Marc Walker
  • Kelvin Hughes
  • Michael McAllister
  • Jason Wycoff
  • Jearon Hickman
  • Limmie Jones
  • Damario Solomon-Simmons
  • Stephen Butler
  • Cleophas Steele III

SPRING 2000 - (KOKUMUO)

  • Brian Smith
  • Marcus Scott
  • Andrew LeGrand
  • Nathan Texada
  • Anthony Wright

FALL 2001 - (JAMHURI)

  • Byron Graham
  • Bryan Lampkins
  • Marvin Montgomery
  • Brad Davis
  • Elexious Pridgett
  • Howard Duncan
  • Ian (Matt) Forh
  • Daryan Selvy

SPRING 2003 - (URAFIKI)

  • L'eron George
  • Britton Smith
  • Jeremy Frazier
  • Jeff Harris
  • Malik Swinton

SPRING 2004 - (SEMIUFUO)

  • Mario Valcin

August 2004

 Bro Doug Brown stepped down as Chapter Advisor and thus appointed Bro Bryan Lampkins to the position.

FALL 2004 - (SOLE SURVIVOR)

  • Carrington Scott

SPRING 2005 - (ASKARI)

  • Dayvon McCarrell

FALL 2008 - (PYA MAISHA)

  • Lamont ronbinson
  • Cory Bennett

SPRING 2009 - (MUSHUJAA)

  • Sean Hardrick
  • Clifford Morgan

August 2009

Bro Bryan Lampkins stepped down as Chapter Advisor and thus appointed Bro Byron Graham to the position.

 

SPRING 2010 - (NGUVU-AALI)

  • Michael Murphy
  • Derrick Bradley, Jr.
  • David Lewis, Jr.
  • Ewane Masango
  • Jerrmal Corpening

SPRING 2013 - (MOJA)

  • Desmond Jacobs

BROTHERS OF PI DELTA WHO HAVE TRANSCENDED TO OMEGA CHAPTER

  • Wilton Vaughn
  • Delars Funches
  • Emmanuel West Jr.
  • Calvin Birch
  • Donald T. McKnight

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