Nov. 15, 2002 Two HOVENSA employees were honored last Saturday by the Eta Iota Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. as part of the fraternity's observance of National Achievement Week Celebration. Rene L. Sagebien, president and chief operating officer, was recognized as Citizen of the Year 2002, and Llewellyn Reed II, a specialist in the environmental departments, was honored as Omega Man of the Year.
The Citizen of the Year Award recognizes an individual for outstanding community service. Sagebien was honored for dedicating personal time assisting the Boy Scouts, Special Olympics, Estate Profit Little League and the St. Croix Swimming Association.
The Omega Man of the Year Award is for extraordinary contributions to the chapter and fraternity. Reed was recognized for his active participation and contributions to humanity.
Omega Psi Phi was founded in 1911 at Howard University in Washington, D.C. The cardinal principles of the fraternity are "manhood, scholarship, perseverance and uplift." The fraternity uses its National Achievement Week to recognize individuals who have made noteworthy contributions toward improving the quality of life for African-Americans.
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