Sixteen selected for elite national Greek honor society
The Omega Upsilon Chapter of Order of Omega at Lamar University honored 16 exemplary members of the fraternity and sorority community during its initiation ceremony on March 19. Order of Omega recognizes outstanding junior and senior men and women who have attained a high standard of leadership and scholastic achievement to encourage them to continue along this line and to inspire others to strive for similar attainment.
An honor reserved for the top three percent of the Greek community, Order of Omega recognizes students who demonstrate the cardinal qualities of scholarship, character, leadership and service.
“Order of Omega gives us the opportunity to publicly express how proud we are of our men and women for their valuable contributions and achievements,” said Shannon Copeland, Order of Omega advisor.
“Being selected for Order of Omega is a great honor. All of the members chosen have demonstrated exceptional character and leadership skills in positions they hold within the Greek community, as well as extensive involvement on campus and in the community and have attained high academic success,” said Candice Montgomery, Order of Omega president.
The Lamar University students inducted into the Omega Upsilon Chapter of the Order of Omega are:
BAYTOWN: Gladys Garcia, Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, senior, communication disorders major.
BEAUMONT: Hilary Allen, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, senior, geology major was invited to join as an alumna; Brianna Burks, Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, senior, management major; Samon Tahir, Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, senior, human resource management major; Christina Walker, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, senior, communication disorders major.
FANNETT: Kaila Spoonemore, Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, senior, music education major.
HAMSHIRE: Kasie Murff, Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, junior, interdisciplinary studies major.
LEESVILLE, LA: Eric Adams, Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, junior, history major.
LUMBERTON: Heather Gallier, Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, senior, English major; Holly Gallier, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, senior, biology major; Molly James, Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, junior, communication disorders.
NEDERLAND: Josh Byrd, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, junior, exercise science major; Amanda Chatagnier, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, senior, interdisciplinary studies major.
ORANGE: Eritrea Griffith, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, junior, biology/pre-med major; Jacob James, Kappa Alpha Order Fraternity, senior, physics and mechanical engineering major.
PORT ARTHUR: Andrea Rodriguez, Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, junior, interdisciplinary studies major.
The Order of Omega was founded at the University of Miami in 1959 by a group of outstanding fraternity men, who felt that individuals in the Greek community should be recognized for their service to the fraternity system and the university. This tradition continues today in more than 500 universities and colleges around the country.