Greetings Brothers of State of MS Organization of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.!!!
Thank you for electing me your State Rep for my final term in Gulf Port, MS. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the brothers in this capacity!!! Though we have accomplished much over the past two years, we still have a long way to go. We ended FY 18-19 with 818 financial brothers while under an International Moratorium. This was because brothers showed themselves friendly and reclaimed over 88 brothers statewide. I still believe through MSP and Reclamation, we can reach over 1000 financial brothers in FY 19-20.
During my terms as State Rep, Dr. David Marion was elected our Grand Basileus, Brother Austin Tatum was elected our 2nd Vice Grand Basileus and Brother Karonja Matory was elected as an Undergraduate Representative to the Supreme Council. These are all MS brothers!!! Our Undergraduate Brothers have rolled up their sleeves and put in the work, academically, and are running their prospective yards. MS Undergraduates overall Cumulative GPA has gone from a 2.76 to a 2.92!!!! That alone is shouting news for our undergraduates. For the first time since 2016 all 9 State of MS Undergraduate Chapters are active and doing the work of Omega!!! Shout out to Beta Rho Chapter housed in Greenwood, MS. At the Inaugural Dr. Moses C. Norman Leadership Conference, they were awarded Small Undergraduate Chapter of The Year. We have gone from having one chapter working with HUD and local Housing Authorities with their Fatherhood Initiative to having four chapters on board in FY 18-19. MS had two out of five chapters International to receive a Department of Defense Grant, Iota Upsilon and Epsilon Kappa Kappa!!! Brothers in MS are doing GREAT THINGS!!!
As I close out this final year as State Rep, I plan to push Reclamation, support our Undergraduate Brothers in their endeavors and make sure there remains unity in MS and the 7th District!!! Again, thank each of you for being so very supportive of your elected officials. The brothers who have taken this journey with me as MS Executive Team, MS Regional Reps and MS State Council as well as our Former State Reps have worked hard to make sure that the smallest state in the largest district will have a voice in the 7th District and representation at the table. I pray I leave my position strong for the next elected administration!!! GOD bless each of my beloved brothers in the Great State of MS, Long Live Omega!!!
Alvin Jackson, 18th State Representative (MS) Just BOWZER 7-83-H
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.