Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Observes 2017 International Achievement Week
CHARLESTON, SC [PRESS RELEASE] — Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated will be observing our 2017 International Achievement week Observance Program. This will be held on Sunday November 19, 2017.
International Achievement Week is a mandated program of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. that was originally designed to promote the study of African American life and history. National Achievement Week began at the 1920 Grand Conclave in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1927, inspired by Brother Carter G. Woodson, the Fraternity made National Negro Achievement Week an annual observance. In 1976, this commemoration evolved into Black History Month. The Achievement Week Program recognizes those individuals at the local and national level who have made significant contributions toward improving the quality of life for African-Americans.
Sunday’s program will recognize the winners of the 2017 high school essay contest. In addition, awards will be given to fraternity members and community citizens who have demonstrated a commitment to exceptional service in a variety of areas such as arts, politics and business. Among these will be the Mu Alpha’s “Citizen of the Year”. Past winners include world renowned artist Jonathan Green and Educator Cecilia Gordon Rogers. The speaker for the event will be the Brother Rev. Dr. Staccato Powell, Presiding Prelate of the Western Episcopal District and Pastor of Grace AME Zion Church in Raleigh, N.C.
What: International Achievement Week Observance Program
When: 5pm Sunday, November 19, 2017
Where: Morris Street Baptist Church, 25 Morris Street, Charleston, SC 29403
Who: Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
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