Omega Frater Adrian Land Honored at Annual Bloomington Black History Month Gala
Brother Adrian Land, Keeper of Records and Seal of Nu Alpha Alpha Chapter Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., was honored recently at the Sixth Annual City of Bloomington Black History Month Gala. More than 150 people attended the February 26 event at the Hilton Garden Inn. The gala was the closing celebration of events hosted by the City of Bloomington to commemorate Black History Month. “The Black History Month Gala is a perfect way to conclude Black History Month, “Mayor Mark Kruzan said. “It shouldn’t end the important contributions that African-Americans have made.”
Land received the 2011 City of Bloomington’s Outstanding Young Black Male Leader of Tomorrow Award, an annual award presented by the City of Bloomington’s Commission on the Status of Black Males. Land has lived in Bloomington since beginning his graduate studies at Indiana University in 2005. Land is a PhD candidate in Microbiology and will graduate May 2011. He is a member of the Midwest Crossroads Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate. His volunteer activities include an ambassador for the Office of Diversity Education, Bethel A.M.E. Church Iron Men and a co-facilitator of workshops for the IU Men and Women of Color Annual Conference.
Nu Alpha Alpha Chapter was chartered on March 15, 1980, in Bloomington, Indiana. Actively involved in community affairs and collaborations, the chapter prides itself on hosting initiatives that are relevant in advancing the cultural, social and fiscal standing of the City of Bloomington and Monroe County citizenry.
by Alrick L. Banks, M.S.