2006-2007 Chapter Officers

Basileus & Reporter
Vice Basileus
Keeper of Records and Seal
Keeper of Finance
Keeper of Peace
Chaplain

Kappa Gamma Gamma
P.O. Box 4162
Anderson, SC 29622
E-mail Chapter

JUNE 2006: OMEGA MAN SPOTLIGHT
Bro. Lee Roy Best, Jr.
Active Member of Phi Alpha

  • First African American Middle School Principal, Anderson, SC
  • First African American Adult Education Director Districts 3, 4, and 5
  • First African American member of the Anderson County Board of Realtors

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  • Personal

    • Born in Anderson, SC: 1937
    • One of three sons of Rev. Lee Roy and Melrose Best
    • Married to Eloise Reeder
    • Son- Lee Roy III (Deceased)
    • Son- Dr. Darryl B. Best
    • Three Grandchildren

    Education
    • Received Elementary and Secondary Education in Anderson, SC
    • Graduate of Reed Street H.S.
    • Attended Howard University
    • Graduate of Benedict College, Bachelors of Arts Degree 1956
    • Received Masters of Science Degree in Middle School Administration, Indiana University 1965
    • University of Georgia, received Specialist in Education
      Professional
    • Teacher Westside H.S. 9Years
    • 1967 Assistant Principal Southwood Middle School for 2 Years
    • Later was named Principal of Southwood Middle School for 17 Years
    • 1986 Named Director of Adult Education for Anderson Districts 3,4, and 5
    • Retired from Education in June 1990
    • 1991 became a Licensed Realtor with the Baron Agency
    • First African American member of the Anderson County Board of Realtors
    • Chairman of the Continuing Education Civil Rights Committee

    Community Service
    • 2001 Awarded the Mamie Duckett Service Award by President Dr. Swinton of Benedict College
    • Served on the Community Health Planning Council
    • Representative for Anderson County on the Upstate Minority Economic Development Board
    • Member and Past President of the Board of Anderson County Educators Federal Credit Union
    • NEA Member
    • SCEA Member
    • School Master Club Member
    • NAACP Member
    • Member Greeley Institute Board, the first public school built for the Freedmen in Anderson County
    • Member St. Paul First Baptist Church in Anderson
    • Has served as a Sunday School Teacher, and Superintendent for 22 Years
    • Early member of the Benedict Alumni Chorale (Bass Section)
    • Life Member National Alumni Association of Benedict College
    • Served as a member of the Trustee Ministry, Finance Committee and Building and Grounds Committee.
    • Currently serves as a Deacon Vice Chairman on the Budget Committee and the Constitution and By Laws Study Committee
    • Was elected as President of the Anderson Benedict College Club and made assisting students with financial aid paper work a hobby. Assisted students with enrolling at Benedict and other colleges and universities.
    • Served as the Co-Chair of the National Annual Giving Campaign and developed the current Presidential Breakfast for individuals who donate $500.00 or more to the college.

    Military

    • Entered the Military in 1956 and served for 2 years with the anti aircraft missile division. (Received an Honorable Discharge)

    Enthusiasm for Omega
    At an early age Bro. Best attended with his parents who were educators an Omega function sponsored by the Phi Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. from Anderson, Greenville and Spartanburg, SC. At the closing of the program he witnessed the brothers singing a hymn called “Omega Day” and was impressed. Bro. Best later stated to his parents “When I go to college I would like to join that organization”. While attending Howard University on December 8, 1953, Bro. Best crossed the burning sands, stood around the Sundial on the campus and was presented a Certificate of Membership signed by Charles Bryant, Basileus of Alpha Chapter and Grand Basileus Grant Reynolds of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

    Phi Alpha Chapter

    • Has Chaired Membership Intake, Social Action and Benevolence Committee
    • Has served as Basileus, Vice Basileus, Keeper of records and Seals, Delegate to Council at Annual Sixth District meeting and Conclaves
    • Omega Man of the Year 1977, 1992,1999
    • Awarded 40 Year Pin at 68th Grand Conclave Cleveland Ohio, , July 24, 1994
    • Awarded 50 Year Diamond Pin at 73rd Grand Conclave, St. Louis, Missouri, July 24, 2004
    • Assisted in the Founding of Chi Zeta Chapter, Clemson University
    • Assisted in the Founding of Upsilon Eta Chapter, Lander University
    • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Car Tag # Mighty Six (MS 23), SC