The Poisonous Pi Psi Chapter at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Omega Psi Phi Founders

Dr. Ernest E. Just (1883-1941)

OPPF Founder - Dr. Ernest E. Just

  • Ernest E. Just was born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Graduated from the Industrial School of the State College, Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, New Hampshire
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, Dartmouth College (Phi Beta Kappa)
  • Awarded the Spingarn Medal by the NAACP, 1915
  • Doctor of Philosophy Degree, University of Chicago, 1916
  • Became the 19th honoree in the U.S. Postal Service's Black Heritage Stamp Series on February 1, 1996

Professor Frank Coleman (1890-1967)

OPPF Founder - Professor Frank Coleman

  • Frank Coleman was born in Washington, D.C.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Howard University, 1913
  • Master of Science Degree, University of Chicago
  • Advanced Training, University of Pennsylvania
  • Professor and head of the Physics Department, Howard University
  • U.S. Army Officer, World War I

Dr. Oscar J. Cooper (1888-1972)

OPPF Founder - Dr. Oscar J. Cooper

  • Oscar J. Cooper was born in Washington, D.C.
  • Graduated from the M Street High School, Washington, D.C.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Howard University, 1913 Doctor of Medicine Degree, Howard University, 1917
  • Practiced medicine in Philadelphia, PA for 50 years

Bishop Edgar A. Love (1891-1974)

OPPF Founder - Bishop Edgar A. Love

  • Edgar A. Love was born in Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Graduated from the Academy of Morgan College
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, Howard University, 1913
  • Bachelor of Divinity Degree, Howard University, 1916
  • Bachelor of Sacred Theology Degree, Boston University, 1918
  • Doctor of Divinity Degree (Honorary), Morgan College, 1935
  • U.S. Army Chaplain, World War I
  • Bishop, Methodist Church

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