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Bro. Griffith Brannon, Alpha 1912
(taken from 1914 NIKH, the Howard University Yearbook)

Scholarship.  Leadership.  Achievement.  When the Fraternity was founded, the Founders took great care in selecting men who not only epitomized our Cardinal Principles and motto but these attributes also.  Bro. Brannon is an example of that through his selection on the Literary Society (which, back in the day, was a distinction and honor), being a multi-sport athlete and serving as Keeper of Records for Alpha Chapter (i.e., working hard for the Frat).  This is the standard of Omega.  Nothing short.  Nothing less.

Bro. Brannon earned his undergraduate degree in 1914 and his M.D. in 1918 both from Howard.  In his medical school class, out of 24 who received degrees in 1918, 6 were Omega Men (besides Brannon, Oscar Cooper, Lucius Brown, James Ford, Chauncey Harllee and Charles Harris).  Bro. Brannon along with Oscar Cooper and John McMorris was dispatched by the Grand Conclave/Alpha Chapter to start Beta Chapter on February 6, 1914.  Brannon went on to establish a practice in Philadelphia where he served as secretary to the Philadelphia Chapter of the Howard Alumni Association in 1934 (Founder Cooper was President of the Chapter at that time) and served as Chair of the Philadelphia Christian Street YMCA.

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