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Through the Beneficence of the
is pleased to invite applications for the
1982-83 George E. Meares Memorial Scholarships.

Minnie Meares

George E. Meares

A separate entity within the Charles E. Drew Scholarship Commission was established in November 1975 by Mrs. Minnie Meares, the widow of Pas Grand Basileus George E. Meares, with the assistance of a Special Committee appointed by the Supreme Council, as a perpetual memorial to his love for Omega and his interest in the furtherance of social work, social services, and criminal justice.

At least two scholarships will be granted up to $1,000 each for 1981-82.
The scholarships will be granted for the support of graduate study in social work, social services and criminal justice. The present emphasis is in probation and parole, but may include related correctional services.

The scholarships are open to all citizens of the United States of America. For further details and application complete form below and mail before April 1, 1982 to:

a) The George E. Meares Memorial Scholarship Fund
156 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11205, or

b) Charles R. Drew Scholarship Commission
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
2714 Georgia Ave, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001


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First Omega Professorship Filled by African Scholar

By Samuel R. Shepard
Editor of the ORACLE

The first chairholder of the Omega Distinguished Professorship at Rust College, Rust, MS is Dr. Benedict C. Njoku, son of an African chief of Owerri, Nigeria.

He has benefitted [[benefited]] from education and training on three continents - a Senior Teachers' Certificate at St. Charles College, Nigeria; and Intermediate Arts Degree at Wolsey Hall, Oxford, London, England; a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Wiley College, Marshall, TX; a Master of Arts Degree and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree, both from the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.

His teaching experience includes Headmastership at St. Teresa's School in his native city; instructor of Modern Languages, Wiley College; Executive Secretary, Pan African Students Union; a professor at Wiley serving as chairman of the English Department, Dean of Instruction and Director of Research at Wiley, 1957-1977; and at Rust College (1969 to present) Academic Dean and Professor of English, Academic Dean, Professor of English, Vice-President for Administration, and Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the Humanities.

He has held post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Michigan and Summer Studies in Universities in the Balkans. After a three-year Ministerial and Seminary Training for the Diaconate, the Diocese of Jackson, MS he became a permanent Deacon.

Dr. Njoku is a prolific writer, composer, novelist, poet and critic on a variety of subjects including classic literature, philosophy, poetry, college administration and instruction. Currently his recent writings include manuscripts for "Future Hope: A Study of the Administrative Practices of Institutions of Higher Learning; Shakespeare: A Study of Color Bar and Ethnicity; Madame Bovary: A Study of French Realism; The Igos: A Study of Native Republicanism; Volumes of Poetry; and Jesus: An Introduction to Christology.

Dr. Njoku's publications include a novel, Dimpka, several volumes of poems, a series of articles and poems appearing in Great Contemporary Poems; and introduction to Vol. II Visions of Truth Occasional Thoughts and Ideas; a preface to The Philosophy of Neutralism; Transformations: Education for a Better World by Pageant Press; Images - Africa Through Writers' Eyes.

Dr. Njoku has served as a consultant at numerous Workshops and Evaluation Sessions for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools at Allen University, Columbia, SC; Mary Holmes College, West Point, MS; Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA; Holly Springs Independent School District; Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX; and Bellarmine College, Louisville, KY. He has also chaired a visiting team for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Standard V, at Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA; Benedict College, Columbia, SC; and Holly Springs Independent School District. 

He was a consultant for the Mississippi State Department of Education for Accreditation of Mary Holmes College and Prentiss Institute 1974 and 1977-1980, respectively.

He has been listed in Who's Who in American, Personalities in the South, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in the World, Registry of American Scholars and Leaders in Education. He holds membership in numerous associations for higher education, English and language, vice-presidents and academic deans, chairpersons of English, teachers of English, and religious groups.

First Omega Chairholder
Dr. Benedict C. Njoku

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