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For Immediate Release

June 20, 2011 

Contact: Sherri Fillingham 

Phone: 919-546-8250 


Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Presents Shaw With $10,000 Check 


(Raleigh, NC) - Shaw received $10,000 from the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. in a ceremony held at Shaw's Estey Hall Friday. 


"It is our civic duty to provide assistant to Shaw University to ensure that their legacy of academic excellence continues," said Victor L. Bruinton, Centennial Sixth District Representative of the Fraternity, who presented the check to Shaw University President Dr. Irma McClaurin. 


"Shaw is truly grateful for this generous gift and treasures the ongoing relationship between the school and Omega Psi Phi," said Dr. McClaurin.  "I truly believe that each institution is made stronger by this relationship." 


The funds were donated to Shaw's Disaster Relief Fund, which was started in the wake of the tornado that devastated the campus on April 16.  Donations can be made by visiting the Shaw University website at 


Omega Donation Pic 

Shaw University was founded in 1865 and is the oldest historically black university in the south. Shaw University is a private, co-educational liberal arts University, that awards degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The primary mission of Shaw University is teaching with the commitment to maintain excellence in research and academic programs that foster intellectual enhancement and technological skills.