Sixth District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity brings home international awards

Sixth District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity brings home international awards
July 30
00:00 2015

In above photo: Brother Vincent Ferguson, Brother Khari Cyrus, Brother Michael Boykin, Brother Voris McBurnette, Brother Byron D. Putman, Brother Ulysses S.G. Sweeney, IV, and Brother Dr. Lathan E. Turner. (Submitted Photo)

Special to The Chronicle

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Sixth District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. received several International Awards during the 2015 Leadership Conference.

North Carolina State University Student Body President Brother Khari Cyrus, of the Kappa Lambda Chapter, was awarded the Herman Dreer Leadership Award and received a $6,000 scholarship.

Cyrus is also the second vice sixth district representative.

Brother Michael Boykin, of the Iota Iota Chapter – Raleigh, was named the Undergraduate Advisor of the Year.

Boykin is the adviser of Kappa Lambda Chapter at North Carolina State University. Lt. Col. Brother Voris McBurnette, also of the Iota Iota Chapter – Raleigh, received the Col. Charles Young Military Award.

Colonel Young was elected the second Honorary Brother in the fraternity.

He died on Jan. 8, 1922 in Africa.

Brother Young is still regarded as a great military leader and a role model for all Omega Men.

The Kappa Alpha Chapter was named the International Chapter of the Year during the Leadership Conference.

Kappa Alpha Chapter is located in Rock Hill, S.C.

The Sixth District is comprised of all graduate and undergraduate chapters in North and South Carolina.

Worldwide, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. has over 700 chapters throughout the United States, Bermuda, Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Korea, Japan, Liberia, Germany, Kuwait and the United Kingdom.

For more information, contact Brother Byron Putman: or 803-487-7098.

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