National History of Alpha Nu Omega, Incorporated.
In 1985, God, the Holy Spirit gave Evangelist Shirley K. Russell (a God fearing woman and mathematics instructor at Morgan State University) a vision for a Christian fraternity and sorority. The development of this vision matured when Evangelist Russell shared the vision with two of her students, Doral R. Pulley and Joyce Mungo, who were very instrumental in organizing the "CALLING ALL CHRISTIANS" meeting on November 3, 1988. This is now known as Founder's Day. The Lord moved on the hearts and minds of many of the attendees of the meeting to help in the manifestation of the vision of Alpha Nu Omega. The first fruits of Alpha Nu Omega consisted of 14 founding brothers and 15 founding sisters. Collectively they labored along with the Visionary Founder Shirley K. Russell in establishing the Constitution of Alpha Nu Omega. This step enabled the organization to be incorporated on December 20, 1988, 47 days after the founding date. The National Headquarters was at this time established at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Many crucial decisions were made by the Founders of Alpha Nu Omega, Incorporated in regard to the administration of the organization. One decision called for the organization to operate as two distinct entities (a fraternity and a sorority) bound by a single constitution. At that time two executive boards were established - Founder Doral R. Pulley presided as the president of the fraternity, and Founder Joyce Mungo presided as the president of the sorority. Visionary Founder Shirley K. Russell remained the adviser to the brother/sister organization.
In October of 1989, the organization inducted its first line consisting of one brother and six sisters. The second line for the sisters was held in the fall of 1990. The sisters increased their membership by five.
In the Spring of 1991 the entire Alpha Nu Omega Family met and decided to become a non-hazing organization. They adopted an intake curriculum now known as the Orientation Process. This decision lead to the rapid addition of membership.
Through the obedience and guidance of Evangelist Russell, Alpha Nu Omega, Inc. has increased in membership as well as national expansion to areas such as New York, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Indiana, New Jersey, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., Delaware, and Maryland.
“Unlike traditional campus/community ministries, God has caused Alpha Nu Omega, Inc. to take the form conducive to attracting the college population - Fraternity and Sorority. It strips away the stigmas of church and tradition and appeal to students, faculty, and family alike, through ways that many can relate. Alpha Nu Omega, Incorporated can reach both men and women because of its unique form.” - Curtis M. Brown (National President of Alpha Nu Omega, Incorporated)
For more information about Alpha Nu Omega, Incorporated on a national level please visit the national website @ www.AlphaNuOmega.org