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Lambda Psi Omega Scholarship established

Gathering for Friday’s ceremony were front row, left to right, Jim Barber, Ted Falls, Barry LeBaron, and Richard Orr. Back row, Les Booker, Troy Scoggins, David Elliott, Charles McCall, Paul Booker, and John Davis. Not pictured: Donald Pate

DURANT, Okla. – The establishment of the Lambda Psi Omega Scholarship was made official with an endowment ceremony Friday in the Welcome Center at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

This is established as a tuition scholarship for junior or senior students who are active in the community and who have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average. It is to be awarded on the basis of merit, with special focus on individuals of high character who will positively represent the name of Lambda Psi Omega.

The fraternity was founded at Southeastern State College in January 1961. It has a proud heritage that is honored by all of its members. Men of vision laid the foundation, and the first meeting of Lambda Psi Omega was held in January 1961. A constitution was ratified, signed and submitted to the administration for approval on February 1. Lambda Psi Omega was officially recognized and welcomed by Southeastern president Dr. Allen E. Shearer on March 25, 1961.

The sponsors were Marvin Layman, Dr. Don Brown and Larry Hafner. They played significant roles in fraternity activities on and off campus. As members of the administration, they provided valuable guidance and support.

Pledge requirements were numerous, but three primary goals provided the common thread: Promote Cultural Development, the Best Social Activities on Campus, and Participation in Service to Others.