Nov 05

Congratulations to the New Brothers in Hawaii

 

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The Honolulu Sigmas congratulate Gamma Epsilon Gamma Chapter and Zeta Pi Sigma Chapter in initiating 6 members total into our fraternal bond as their respective Fall 2K14 Intake Lines.  Bro Hopkins, Bro Hamlin, and Bro Shuler have joined Gamma Epsilon Gamma Chapter.  Bro Walker, Bro Brown, and Bro Bradley have joined Zeta Pi Sigma Chapter.  This is a testament of the work that Honolulu Sigmas are doing in the Western Region, when you do great work you attract great brothers to join.

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 15

Omicron Eta Crab Feed/Book Scholarship

The Omicron Eta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. values the commitment to our values as stated in our Motto, Culture For Service and Service For Humanity.

On December 21, 2014, come and feast on fresh crab at our “Sigma Christmas Crab Feed” as we honor 4 graduating high school seniors with the Six Equals One (S.E.O.) Book Scholarship for high school graduates. Our group of dedicated committee members will put a lot of hard work and effort forth to present a first class crab feed!

This amazing dinner hosted by the Omicron Eta Chapter will include: Hot Marinated Crab, Fresh Crab, Green Salad, Bread & Pasta and more!!!

We are also accepting monetary donations. 100% of the donations will go to the “Service for Humanity Scholarship Fund”

For tickets visit: https://sacstatesigmacrabfeed.eventbrite.comreceived_m_mid_1412121310582_819800ef9b384c3b75_0

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 11

Fall 2014 International Collegiate Education Scholarship Application Now Available

sigma_scholarship_pictureThe Fall 2014 Scholarship is now available as announced by Bro. Jean Lamothe, the International Director for Education.  This award is provided to financial Sigma Men who are pursuing a degree and meet the requirements as listed within the application.  The application deadline is October 31, 2014 and will be awarded on November 7, 2014.

Click here to print the Scholarship Application

For more information please contact the Western Regional Director of Education Bro. Dr. Michael Baslee at mbaslee@aol.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 09

Epsilon Epsilon Sigma Alumni Chapter Collecting Food To Help Support The Less Fortunate In The Greater Seattle Area

 

 

 

 

IMG_0282On June 28, 2014, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Epsilon Epsilon Sigma Alumni Chapter continued to celebrate its Centennial year by partnering with Northwest Harvest and Safeway Foods to collect canned goods and non-perishable food items to benefit those in the community who use Northwest Harvest as a resource.  “The turn out for the event was simply amazing” was the response from Aubry Shinholster, Vice President of the Seattle Area Alumni Chapter, “what really hit home for me was when a member of the community came to me, handed over a few canned goods and said, a few years back it was me who needed the help so I appreciate what your organization is doing”.  The event was held at the Holly Park Safeway 3900 S Othello Street, Seattle WA 98118 from 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The brothers of Epsilon Epsilon Sigma collected over $500.00 in canned goods and non-perishable food items and though it was a program to kick off our trip to Washington, D.C. for our Centennial Conclave we will without a doubt make this an annual chapter social action event.

Please visit www.seattlesigmas.org or www.facebook.com/EpsilonEpsilonSigma for additional information.

 

 

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Jun 30

Epislon Epsilon Sigma (Seattle) Awards Three Scholarships

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The Epsilon Epsilon Sigma Alumni Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. recently awarded scholarships to three local seniors.   Today, 46 years after establishing roots in Seattle, Phi Beta Sigma has blossomed into an organization of leaders in the Pacific Northwest.

The 2014  scholarship recipients are:

Jaylon Bond, a graduate of TAF Academy in Federal Way, earned a 3.91 GPA and was awarded the Melvin Minnis Scholarship. He will be attending Howard University in the fall and plans to major in Biology and minor in Chemistry. Through an internship at the Fred Hutchinson Research Center, Bond has worked in a research lab for three years sequencing DNA, cloning bacteria and isolating genes. He  hopes to become a full-fledged biochemist and return to the Hutch where he will advocate and raise funds to expand the work done in the research center.

Kenai Brazier, a graduate of Federal Way High School, earned a 3.16 GPA and was awarded the David Davidson Scholarship. Brazier will be attending Cornish College of the Arts in the fall and plans to focus on graphic design. He hopes his artwork will awaken a multitude of reactions in those who view his work. Brazier’s current work has already been chosen for display at the Seattle Art Museum and the Tacoma Museum of Glass. One of his designs has garnered a Golden Key Winner in the Western Region Scholastic Young Artist Competition.

Devin Pegues, a graduate of Federal Way High School, earned a 3.85 GPA and was awarded the Emil Pitre Scholarship. Pegues will be attending the University of Washington in the fall and plans to major in Electrical Engineering, a dream that started at the age of ten. Pegues says that his inspiration to pursue electrical engineering affords the chance to represent the traditionally under-represented people of color in this field of study. His long term goal is to prove that people of color can be successful in science and engineering.

Click below to read the articles from:

Seattle Medium:  http://seattlemedium.com/phi-beta-sigma-awards-scholarships-to-three-graduating-seniors/

Federal Way Mirror:  http://www.federalwaymirror.com/community/264826751.html

 

May 11

Newly Inducted Members to the Western Region Distingushed Service Society

The delegations at the 62nd Western Regional Conference in Ontario, California elected Bro. Gary Hogans and Bro. Jeffrey Sneed to the Western Region Distinguished Service Society.   The Western Region Distinguished Service Society is this highest honor given.  It is reserved for members who have been active in Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc, for at least ten (10) years and has  distinguished themselves within the Region, their Chapter or in their respective communities, and who have been recommended for membership in the Western Region Distinguished Service Society by their respective Chapter or by the Regional Board.

 

 

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Bro. Hogans was first introduced to Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. by Bro Preston Payton. When he came home to share his interest in our organization with his dad, Bro Hogans found out he was a Sigma, initiated in 1949 in Alpha Upsilon Chapter. Bro. Hogans joined Phi Beta Sigma on June 9, 1978 at 11:50pm into Zeta Tau Chapter.  He immediately became the chapter Vice-President and later the 4th President of Zeta Tau Chapter. Under his administration, he initiated 14 men into Sigma; helped reactivate Delta Eta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and graduated leaving Sigma as the dominant Black fraternity on campus.

Bro. Hogans has been a very active member of Phi Beta Sigma Chapter. He has held the office of Chaplain, and the position of 2nd Vice President in the last two administrations. He was instrumental in his chapter receiving 5Ol(c) (3) status for Phi Beta Sigma Los Angeles Alumni Foundation and sit on its board. Twice he has been named Chapter Sigma Man of the Year.  Bro. Hogans hold the position of Chaplain for the Western Region and has held this position under the past 3 Regional Directors.

Bro. Hogans is married to his wife of 32 years Soror Gwendolyn with two children, Marshawn and Soror Kristine and has four lovely grandchildren.

 

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Bro. Jeffrey Sneed was initiated as a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. on January 15, 1981 into Alpha Upsilon chapter.   David Anderson, Jeffrey Whitmore (DSC 166), Ed Wilson (Mayor of Signal Hill, CA), Johnnie Creath and Jeffrey Sneed would form the charter members of Nu Upsilon Chapter.  The charter members began to work to build the chapter immediately. Shortly after their initiation, the charter members and Bro. William Perry, noted in Sigma history as the first brothers west of the Rocky Mountains, met with the USC Vice President of Student affairs to have the new chapter recognized as a Greek Letter organization on campus. To their surprise, none of the black Greek letter organizations (BLGO) were recognized by the fraternity or sorority councils. All of the other organizations had established chapters at USC for decades. It was through the efforts of Sigma that ALL of the BLGOs were recognized by USC.

Bro. Sneed was elected National 2nd Vice President during Conclave Charleston in 1981. He became the 90th vice president in the fraternity’s history.

After graduation Bro. Sneed quickly became part of the leadership of Phi Beta Sigma chapter. He served as executive board member, vice president and president of the chapter. He was appointed Southern California State Director in 1993. After taking time away from leadership to raise his children, Bro, Sneed returned to a leadership role at the 2006 Regional Conference chairing the Law & Revision Committee. At this time, he was in his current chapter Kappa Delta Sigma.

Bro. Sneed was elected the 32nd Western Regional Director in 2012.  During his first term as director, membership has grown to historic levels and has led all regions by growth rate.  He introduced the educational program AVID to the international fraternity and forged an alliance with the college preparatory program to give chapters the opportunity to build adopt-a-classroom projects with a partner. The alliance is unprecedented in the region’s history.

Bro. Sneed has two children Jennifer  and Jason.   He is married to the love of his life, Soror Gia Neil Sneed. They married in September 2012 and have enjoyed an amazing journey.

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