GLG Board of Directors

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Nick Thompson

Board Chairman

Mr. Thompson is a graduate of Duke University. After graduation, he spent 12 years in the US Navy as a Nuclear trained Electronics Technician on two submarines, with a stint as a Navy Recruiter.

He later relocated to Southern California where he presently works as a Field Service Representative for a company that builds uninterruptible power supplies.

Tirrell Hamilton

Vice President

Entrepenuer

C. Arvel Henderson

Secretary

Teacher, Author

Mr. Henderson earned a football scholarship to the prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point. After a short stint at West Point, Henderson transferred to San Jose State University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in African-American Studies. Henderson later earned his Master of Arts in Education.

He presently teaches middle school and coaches high school track

Calvin White

Director at-Large

Mr. White graduated from Grambling State University.

He is a retired Middle School Principal and Teacher

Rohan Reid

Director-at-Large

A short bio is forthcoming

Dr. Mel Palmer

Executive Director

A short bio is forthcoming

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Our Name Origin

GLG is named for three stalwart brothers that were instrumental in chartering the San Bernardino Omega Psi Phi Fraternity chapter - Pi Rho.

  1. Garrett - Marion Garrett
  2. Livingston - L. Benjamin Livingston, Omega Psi Phi's 32nd International President.
  3. Graham - Philmore Graham

L. Benjamin Livingston

Benjamin Livingston, Age 74, of Riverside, CA. where he lived for 34 years, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2005 at Riverside Community Hospital. He was born on July 1, 1931 in Eufaula, Oklahoma, to the proud parents of Loveless B.and Annie Livingston. He was the oldest of eleven children.

He attended grade school and high school in Oklahoma, where he excelled in the classroom and in sports. He accepted the Lord and was baptized at Wayland Baptist Church in Eufaula Oklahoma. He attended college at Langston University in Oklahoma and earned his Bachelor degree from the University of Arizona in 1958. He also earned a Master’s degree from Arizona State University in 1968 and a PhD in Psychology from Arizona State University.

He began his professional career as a music teacher and assistant basketball coach on the Apache Reservation in Whiteriver, Arizona. He then worked as a counselor at the Juvenile Hall as well as a substitute teacher in the Phoenix area. He was the band director at St. Mary's High School in Phoenix, before becoming an 8th grade teacher at Booker T. Washington school. He then worked as a counselor at Arizona State whole completing his PhD.

After completing his Doctorate at ASU in 1971 he joined the staff as a clinical psychologist at the University of California at Riverside. He also taught classed at UCLA and the University of Redlands. He conducted lieutenant training in human communication at various air force bases in the United States and overseas for Eastern Washington University. He later established a private practice as a Psychologist in Riverside where he provided services for the past 29 years.

He was active in many professional and civic organizations. He served as a member or board member at the local, regional and national level of many organizations: including the NAACP, Urban League, Association of Black Psychologists, Toastmasters, Black American Political Association of California, American Psychological Association, Jaycees, Committee for Public School Concerns, Migrant Programs, Inc, Music Educational National Conference, Friends Outside, the Honors Golf Club, Phil Delta Kappa Education Honorary Fraternity, National Education Association, and Friends Outside. He is a member and former officer of the local Optimist club.

He was selected for inclusion in "Men of Achievement" from 1977-1984 and listed in the Who's Who among Black Americans. He also was listed in Ebony's 100 most influential Blacks in America from 1982-84. He served in the United States Army in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He was a life member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. for over 53 years.

He was initiated in Phi Psi chapter at Langston University in Oklahoma. All of his fraternal life, from the day he pledged, he served Omega with all the energy, gusto and resources available to him. He served the fraternity in many capacities at the chapter, district, and international levels. His service culminated with the office of Grand Basileus and the opportunity to lead his beloved fraternity internationally He was affectionately known as "Ben the Big Q of the Desert" or as his license plate reads: Big Ben Q. He truly loved serving the Brothers of Omega.

Published in Press-Enterprise on Dec. 8, 2005 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pe/obituary.aspx?n=benjamin-l-livingston&pid=15900652#sthash.aUnueqHt.dpuf