Omega Chapter

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Omega Chapter (Founded 21 May 1955; Reactivated 22 October 1989) was located on the campus of Gorham State Teachers College, (renamed Gorham State College in 1968, later Gorham State College of the University of Maine, then University of Maine at Portland-Gorham, now part of the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine. The chapter was founded in 1955 when Omega Nu Epsilon Fraternity agreed to dissolve and become a chapter of Phi Sigma Pi. As part of the agreement, the chapter designations Chi and Psi were skipped so that Omega Nu Epsilon could become Omega Chapter and retain part of its original name. The chapter went inactive in 1968 with most brothers becoming part of a local social fraternity, Gamma Nu. Phi Sigma Pi, as a chapter of the national fraternity was reactivated in 1989, but once more became inactive in 2001.


Chapter History

Founding

About 1949, a local social fraternity, Omega Nu Epsilon, was organized on the campus of Gorham State Teachers College in Gorham, Maine. This local fraternity became affiliated with Phi Sigma Pi as Omega Chapter in 1955, and remained active until the late 1960s, when all national fraternities on the Gorham campus were disbanded and replaced with local fraternities. Phi Sigma Pi brothers, for the most part, joined local fraternity Gamma Rho.

"The House"

The chapter's fraternity house was in a back ell of the Sawtelle House, c. 1800, originally the Isaac Dyer house, located today at 180 Fort Hill Road in Gorham, Maine. Omega Nu Epsilon rented part of the house, and later Omega Chapter did as well, until at least 1968.

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The Active Chapter

The current chapter is now inactive.

Members of Phi Sigma Pi in both its 1955-68 and its 1989-2001 incarnations include: William Alexander; G Asselin; Ursula Bardsley; Jill Barrows; Betsy Bean; Lori Beaulieu; F Benson; David Bernard; J Bernard; L Bernard; R Bernard; Charles Berry; R Berry; J Black; Cynthia Blahut; Shana Blotner; James Bois; Pamela Boivin; Catherine Bolick; Christopher Bourgeois; Russell R Bonnevie; Max Brandt; Fred S Brann; M Bronson; Christine Brown; R Brown; Robert Douglas Brown; William Bruns; Daniel J Bryant; Sherry Burrill; Steven Bussiere; Wayne E Carter; Bruce Carver; Frank Chambers; Dollie Chase; George H Chase; Leonard Chase; John Chrissikos; Terrance J Clukey; Tracy Coburn; Melissa Colby; Dianna Cole; Tara Cole; Nicholas Colucci; Dominic Coppo; Richard Costello; Kelly Cote; Jodi-Lynne Cowan; Donald Cramer; Jason Curry; Tracy Cushman; Howard C Cutler; Paula Cyr; Kristen Danci; Shawn Darling; Heidi Degenhardt-Abbo; Michael W Delehanty; Michael J Denis; Jennifer Devou; George Stanley Dodge; Arthur Dolan; Donald Donnelly; Paul B Dostie; William A Duhamel; George Dunn; Donald Duplessie; Harvey Dutil; Kendall Dyer; Thomas Dyer; Douglas Eaton; Ronald Edwards; Ralph Egers; Season Ellery; Arthur Elliot; Trisha Elliot; Bruce C Emmons; Charles Enman; Brittany Esposito; Dean Evans; H Evans; John Evans; Patrick Evans; Tym Farley; Jamie Felton; Paul Flynn; Kimberly Fordham; Bruce French; Robert H Gallant; Hilary Gerrior; Kerry Getchell; Henry A Giroux; Norton Goddard; Koren Goldson; Mark Goodridge; Richard Gorman; Wilfred Gouzie; Stephen Graham; William H Gray; Denise Green; Leonard Green; Donald Gregory; William Griffin; Herman Grogan; M Grogan; Holly Grubbs; Anne-Marie Gustufson; David Hager; Edward J Haggerty; Alan Hale; W Hale; Rodney Hall; Sheri Hall; Laura Hamilton; John Hanna; Stanley R Hargraves; Richard Harnett; Christopher Harris; Francis Hartford; Bruce Hassan; Bruce Henderson; Richard Henderson; George Henry; John Highland; G Hill; Stephen W Hodgdon; Elwood Holland; Robert S Howe; Stanley Howe; Samuel Hoyt; Harald G Huckins; Susan Huntley; James James; John L Jaques; James Johnson; T Johnson; Theodore Johnson; Franklin Johnston; Susan Kanis; Vance Keene; Richard Kelley; Thomas A Kent; James H Key; Ervin Kimball; Rosalea Kimball; Joseph F Lamb; Arthur Laurent; Peter Leighton; Gerald Libby; C Lurvey; Lloyd Lurvey; Jocelyn Lydon; Lawrence Mace; Deborah Mack-Danuski; Kevin MacVane; Michael J Madden; Richard Mahany; Helen Maher; Terry Mahn; Ellwin Maines; R Maines; Wayne D Manson; Anne Marcotte; James Marines; Melinda Marston; Glenn Martin; Peter Martin; Ronald Martin; Robert Maxfield; Mary McClory; Frederick McFarland; Albert McLain; George McPhail; Joseph Melrose; David Merkt; Christopher Messier; Bertram Michaud; Bertrand Michaud; Karen Michaud; Douglas W Mosher; Matt Mower; Harry Murchie; Warren Murchie; Ralph E Newell; Thomas Nicholas; Dani Nightingale; Louise Nisbet; Robert Norwood; David O'Connor; Steven Palanza; Gregory Palmer; Darlene Panzino; B Parady; Louis Parady; W Parady; Darrell Payson; John Pecoraro; Ronald Penney; R Penny; Bradley Perkins; George N Perkins; Reginald Petit; Yvonne Pierre; Dana Pimentel; Arthur Pinansky; Ralph Plourde; Philip Poirier; George Pooler; J Pouliet; Ronald Pouliot; John Powell; N Powell; J Powers; Dennis M Prescott; Paul Prescott; R Prescott; Pablo Rampy; Jamie Rand; Erik Reynolds; Marvin Roberts; Ronald Robertson; John Robinson; Walter N Rumery; Peter K Sampson; Leonard Sanborn; Charles Sawyer; David Scarlott; Stephanie Schnake; Katherine Schwehm; Donald Semmes; Richard Severy; Crystal Seward; Rodney Shain; David Shaw; Daniel Short; Kendra Shyne; D Simms; William Sims; Elizabeth Small; Harvey Small; E Smith; Edwin Smith; George Smith; Terry Soukup; Bernard Spiller; Ronald V Spofford; J Sprague; Russell Sprague; Raymond St Laurent; Susan St. Amand; Adrian Stanley; Joni Stone; Libbey Stuart; Carole Symonds; Sharon Tancredi; Gerard E Tanguay; Kimberly Taylor; Robert Taylor; Larry L Thompson; Louis Thompson; Robert E Towne; Stephen R Usher; Heather Vinson; Delmar Voter; Michele Waara; Arthur Walker; J Walker; Stephen R Walker; Ronald Walton; Gilbert Ward; Harold Ware; William A Warner; William Warren; Donald Waterhouse; Fred L Webb; Peter R Webster; Norman Weed; Dean Wellman; Daniel West; Kristin Weston; Maurice Whitten; Gary Wilbur; Alton Williams; Karen Williams; Charles Wing; George Wing; Jason Woloszyn; Denise Yazbek; and Diane York.

There may of course be others unknown at this time. This list came from Phi Sig national headquarters, and from 1955-68 editions of the "Hillcrest", the yearbook of Gorham State (Teacher's) College.

Past Chapter Officers

  • 1954-55 - Omega Nu Epsilon to Phi Sigma Pi, Pres, William Alexander; VP, Ralph Egers; Sec, Joseph Melrose; Treas, Jerome Black
  • 1955-56, Pres, R(alph?) Berry; VP, Jerome Black; Sec, Joseph Melrose; Treas, B Parady
  • 1956-57, Pres, Ronald Edwards; VP, William Rarren; Sec-T, Raymond St Laurent; Asst Sec, George Dunn
  • 1957-58, unknown
  • 1958-59, Pres, Harold Ware; VP, Jerry Libby; Sec, Norman Weed; Treas, Donald Duplessie; Chaplain, Gilbert Ward
  • 1959-60, Pres, Donald Duplessie; VP, Frank Chambers; Sec, Bernard Spiller; Treas, Harvey Dutil; Chaplain, Robert Norwood
  • 1960-61, Pres, Gerard Asselin; VP, Vance Keene; Sec, James Johnson; Treas, Max Brandt
  • 1961-62, Pres, Max Brandt; VP, Bernard Spiller; Sec, Samuel Hoyt; Treas, Charles Berry; Asst Sec, Douglas Eaton; Historian, Leonard Chase
  • 1962-63, unknown
  • 1963-64, Pres, Ralph Newell; VP, Ronald Spofford; Sec, Stanley Howe; Treas, William Warner
  • 1964-65, Pres, Stanley Howe; VP, John Jacques; Secretary, Franklin Johnston; Treasurer, Michael Delehanty
  • 1965-66, Pres, Richard Harnett; VP, Robert Howe; Secretary, Paul Flynn; Treasurer, Paul Dostie
  • 1966-67, Pres, Paul Flynn; VP, Fred Brann; Secretary, Michael Madden; Treasurer Arthur Dolan
  • 1967-68 - Phi Sigma Pi to Gamma Rho, Pres, Wayne Manson; VP, Douglas Mosher; Sec, Delmar Voter; Treas, G Twitchell

Officers for later years unknown at this time.