IN MEMORIAM

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Brother Reginald M. Felton, Immediate Past Board President of the Rudolph W. Snowden Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc. (RWSMSF), established in March 1978, by the Mu Nu Chapter, an unincorporated association of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

 

Bro Reginald M. Felton transitioned to Omega Chapter on June 11, 2022 in Washington D.C.

WHEN WE WEAR THE GLOVES, 

A Brother has gone from our midst and sailed to golden shores.

The RWSMSF Board of Directors and Corporate Members mourn the passing of Our Brother, Reginald “Reggie” Felton.  He was our immediate past President ending his term in 2018 after presiding for 25 years and remaining on the Board as a key adviser and contributor to the growth and survival of this scholarship fund.  Since 1978, Bro. Felton played a key role in RWSMSF awarding more than $300,000 in scholarships to African-Americans male graduates of Montgomery County, Maryland High Schools attending HBCUs.

 

Bro. Felton was the President and CEO of Felton Associates, LLC where he provided consulting and lobbying services to not-for-profit organizations and local school boards in the areas of public policy, communications and organizational leadership.  Before establishing his firm, he served as the Assistant Executive Director for Congressional Relations at the National School Boards Association (NSBA) in Alexandria, VA from 1998 to 2014.  There he was responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive legislative strategies representing the interests of local school boards from across the Nation on Capitol Hill and with Presidential Administrations.

 

Prior to NSBA, Bro. Felton was a Senior Executive with the U.S. Department of the Navy where he served in key policy development positions on the staffs of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Office of Manpower and Reserve Affairs) and the Chief of Naval Operations.  His areas of responsibility included human resources, shore installation management and congressional relations.  Bro. Felton also served previously as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.

 

Passionate about education, public policy and advocacy, Bro. Felton served on the Montgomery County Board of Education from 1994 to 2004.  He was the first African-American to serve as Board President and he was elected to three consecutive terms as President.

 

Bro. Felton held a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Howard University, a master’s degree in urban studies from Tulane University, and certificates from the Brookings Institution, the Federal Executive Institute, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  While at Howard, he was initiated in the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. on April 15, 1967 through the Alpha Chapter.  Bro. Felton served as the 10th Basileus or president of the Fraternity’s Mu Nu Chapter, chartered in the City of Rockville, Montgomery County, MD, from 1985-1987.  During his many decades serving with Mu Nu Chapter, Bro. Felton chaired numerous Chapter committees, as well as at the Fraternity’s Second District level that spans the five states of Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.  At the time of his passing, Bro. Felton was the President of the Board of Directors for the George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy, Inc., which was initially established by Mu Nu Chapter as the “Saturday School” in 1986 while he was a member of the chapter.

 

Bro Felton is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years, Dianne, cherished mother, Gladys, sister, Renée Felton Pullen, son, Brother Brandon R. Felton, daughter-in-law, Brie Miranda Bryant, beloved grandchildren, Grace and Oliver and numerous loving family members, friends and colleagues.

WHEN WE WEAR THE GLOVES,

A friend has passed the final test, And walks through purple doors.

 

The circle has an empty place, A voice will raise no more

The song of fellowship and love, Uplift forevermore,

WHEN WE WEAR THE GLOVES.

Bro. Reggie, Thanks for Your Guidance, Your Advice, Your Leadership, Your Brotherhood and Your Friendship.  We will miss you…

For when we say our last goodbye, He walks on streets of pearls.

WHEN WE WEAR THE GLOVES.

Established by the Mu Nu Chapter, an unincorporated association of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.