The CPT Lee Roy Thomas Jr. Memorial Scholarship

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On behalf of Rho Theta Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., we present this check in the amount of $40,000 in support of the Prairie View A & M University Capital Campaign, for the Rho Theta Endowment / CPT Lee Roy Thomas, Jr. Memorial Scholarship.  Making the presentation is Mrs. Eva Thomas, mother of CPT Lee Roy Thomas, Jr. and members of Rho Theta Chapter.

 

On August 8, 2008, in conjunction with the Prairie View A & M University Capital Campaign, “EXTEND THE VIEW,” Rho Theta Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, established the Rho Theta Endowment / CPT Lee Roy Thomas, Jr. Memorial Scholarship at Prairie View A&M University, and pledged to donate $40,000 to Capital Campaign in 2010.  The CPT Lee Roy Thomas, Jr. Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students at Prairie View A&M University.

 

Rho Theta Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was chartered on the campus of Prairie View A & M University, on April 25, 1970. Brother CPT Lee Roy Thomas Jr. was initiated into Rho Theta Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, on November 11, 1978 and served as Basileus from 1980 – 1982. CPT Lee Roy Thomas Jr., USA, graduated from Prairie View A&M University and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the US Army Ordinance Corps, in December 1982.  He passed on to Omega Chapter in 1990, while serving the Army as a Company Commander, at Fort Hood, Texas, from a battle with Lyme Disease.

 

According to Sherman Charles, Coordinator, “In preparation for the Rho Theta Chapter 40th Anniversary Celebration, and in conjunction with the Prairie View A & M University Capital Campaign, “EXTEND THE VIEW,” Rho Theta Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, established the Rho Theta Endowment / CPT Lee Roy Thomas, Jr. Memorial Scholarship at Prairie View A&M University, on August 8, 2008, and pledged to donate $40,000 to Capital Campaign within 5 years. The scholarship will be presented to PVU students annually for many years to come.”

 

Mrs. Eva Thomas, mother of CPT Lee Roy Thomas, Jr., said “I am excited to participate in this presentation, in the name of my son here at Prairie View.”  Joining Mrs. Thomas for this auspicious occasion was her daughter, Eva Thomas Crawford, cousins Earl and Ella Goode Johnson, Karen Fields Jones and Keira Jones, from Dallas.  Captain Thomas was a graduate of Hearne High School, Hearne, TX.

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