Omega Psi Phi members receive 2015 international awards

Khari L. Cyrus, President of the Kappa Lambda Chapter, received the 2015 International Herman Dreer Scholarship and Leadership Award at the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity 2015 International Leadership Conference in Jacksonville, FL on July 12, 2015. Cyrus is the current Student Body President at North Carolina State University. Cyrus is a senior majoring in political science. He is a Park Scholar with a cumulative 3.35 GPA. Upon graduation, Cyrus plans to attend law school. He has served as a Washington, DC legislative intern for Former U.S. Senator Kay Hagan and U.S. Representative G. K. Butterfield.  Cyrus has received numerous awards for his scholastic achievements, community service, and leadership efforts.

Michael A. Boykin, Chapter Advisor for the Kappa Lambda Chapter at North Carolina State University, was also recognized at the conference, and received the International Chapter Advisor Award.  Boykin was initiated into the Kappa Lambda Chapter at North Carolina State University on March 21, 1992 and has served as advisor since 1997. Boykin serves as a mentor and role model for the members of the Kappa Lambda Chapter and he stresses the importance of brothers focusing on their education, handling chapter business in a professional manner, and maintaining good relationships with NC State University.

Under Boykin’s guidance as advisor, for the past two years, two different members of the Kappa Lambda Chapter have received the International Herman Dreer Scholarship & Leadership Award. Within the past five years, two of Boykin’s undergraduates have been elected as Sixth District 2nd Vice District Representative- the top representative of all undergraduate Omega men in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Members of the Kappa Lambda Chapter have the highest GPA of all NPHC fraternities at North Carolina State University for spring 2015 with a chapter GPA of 3.05610 (seven members).