Note from the Editor of 7Visions Magazine: Today, we continue our On Wednesdays We Rock Letters series as a tribute to our National Founders, their legacies and the tradition of wearing red letters on Wednesdays as a homage to the Seven Visionary Men who founded our brotherhood at Texas Tech University on Wednesday November 25th, 1987. Throughout the year, we will feature a colony or chapter that is excelling and living their oath through their work on their respective campus and surrounding community. Each entity featured herein is living their values and ensuring that Omega Delta Phi’s legacy is preserved and continued.
Today in a special edition of On Wednesdays We Rock Letters, we introduce to you with great honor, our newest entity which is a milestone in many ways: our first entity in the state of Kansas and our latest entity at a Division 1 University. We welcome with open arms and in true and everlasting brotherhood, the Kansas State University Knights of Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc. to this roundtable of Honorable Knights.
On this edition of our On Wednesdays We Rock Letters blog post, we proudly feature the newly chartered Kansas State University entity.
Kansas State University
Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
Chartered at Kansas State: April 22, 2018
Greek Council: There is currently no Greek council for Culturally Based organizations on the campus of Kansas State so one of the main goals will be to establish something that will enable the success of organizations such as ours and Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. which is also chartering at K State this semester.
On Campus Presence and Involvement: Members of the Founding Line are involved with on campus organizations such as the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) with brother Jesus Loera, Founding Line #10 serving as President. Founding Line #6 Eric Valenzuela and #11 Hector Rojas are currently involved with MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture and Natural Resources and Related Sciences) where Hector will serve as Vice President and Eric as Treasurer during the 2018-2019 academic year. Members of the Founding Line are also part of the Hispanic American Leadership Organization on campus. Founding Line #9 Michael Crisp serves as the Vice President of the Physics Club and is also a Lab Instructor for the Physics Department at K State.
The brothers on the Founding Line of Omega Delta Phi at Kansas State University consist of:
#2 Baltazar Claro, Sir “Keen”, #3 Edgar Duarte, Sir “Indomitable”, #4 Andy Ortiz Sir “Reckless”, #5 Jorge Perez Sir “Guapo”, #6 Eric Valenzuela Sir “Encantador”, #7 Juan Hernandez Sir “Enigma”, #9 Michael Crisp Sir “Woody the Woodpecker”, #10 Jesus Loera Sir “Vertik”, #11 Hector Rojas Sir “Unbreakable”
Big Brothers: The KState founding line was overseen by Director of Intake Brian Ferebee alongside the big brothers to the founders who were Lateef Ipaye from Xi Chapter at University of Oklahoma, Eric Reyes from Alpha Rho Chapter at Texas Southern University, Victor Duron from Omicron Chapter at UW Parkside, Juan Miguel Acosta from Alpha Omicron Chapter at University of Texas at Dallas, Kenny Anderson from Beta Pi Chapter at TAMU-Corpus Christi, Tony Pagliocco from Epsilon Chapter at Arizona State University, Jesus Apodaca from Epsilon Chapter at Arizona State University, Daniel Torres from Xi Chapter at University of Oklahoma, and Luis A Gonzalez from Delta Chapter at Texas A&M University.
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P.S. Please support Los Caballeros, the founding line at Kansas State University with their Yeti Cooler fundraising effort which they have launched. Still a few days left to purchase your tickets. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to secure your chance at winning this awesome Roadie Cooler!!