Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
The History of Delta Omicron Sigma
The Delta Omicron Sigma, St. Petersburg Alumni Chapter
The Delta Omicron Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was chartered on November 14, 1963 at Saint Petersburg Junior College/Gibbs Campus in St. Petersburg, FL.
Charter members were as follows:
Fred G. Minnis: Distinguished Service chapter member, Former Attorney & Community Activist
Louis D. Brown Sr: Former Chapter President & Principal of Wildwood Elementary
O’Cain Thumbtzen: Former Chapter President & Principal of Union Academy
Alvie Benton: Former Chapter Vice President & Assistant Principal at Gibbs High School
Lawrence Lindsay: Former Chapter Secretary & Gibbs High School teacher
Samuel Kicklighter: Former Chapter Historian & Pinellas County educator
Joseph Johnson: 1st Black Pinellas County referee & School Administrator
Charles Ford: Former Vocational Teacher at 16th Street Middle School & Architect
Latas Edwards: Former Educator & Author
Fred D. Burney: Former Pinellas County School Administrator
Rudolph Miller: Former Educator
Kenneth Valentine: Former Educator at 16th Street Middle School
Delta Omicron Sigma has initiated over 20 lines of brothers. The Chapter boast of being home to two former Florida State Directors: Thomas “Jet” Jackson and Louis “Lou” Brown Jr.