Religions and Spirituality

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Supports the Rev. Dr. Frank Napier 5K Walk and Run

July 27, 2014 at 8:55 AM

PATERSON, NJ - The Men of Lambda Upsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. supported the Rev. Dr. Frank Napier 5K Walk Run in Paterson on Saturday, July 26.

Dr. Napier became a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. in 1960.  He was very active in the community with coaching and serving as a district chairperson for the Passaic County Boy Scouts of America.  He was also an active member of the Board of Trustees for the Paterson Public Library, and as pastor of the Gazaway Baptist Church.

Dr. Napier was an educator in Paterson Public School System.  He started as an elementary school teacher and eventually was appointed to Superintendent of the Paterson Public School System.  He was the first African American appointed to this position. 

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Dr. Napier dedicated his life to improving the lives of his students and everyone in the community.  Many of today’s educators can thank Dr. Napier for giving them a start in the field of education.

Dr. Napier’s wife started the Rev. Dr. Frank Napier scholarship to benefit disadvantage students.

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