Omega Phi Beta Celebrates Milestones and Achievements at National Convention

Sorority Awards, New Entities, and Milestone Anniversaries among the cause for Celebration

Boston, MA – September 8, 2017

* For Immediate Release *


Gabriela Mata
Director of Marketing

Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated (OPBSI) had a lot to celebrate at this year’s National Convention held from August 3rd through 6th in Boston, MA. The many reasons for celebration included the Sorority’s 28th Anniversary, the 20th Anniversary of Pi Chapter – Boston Metro, the 10th Anniversary of Alpha Epsilon Chapter – Boston Alumnae, new Chapter/Collective additions to the organization, and our Annual Sorority and Operational Awards.

The theme for this year’s convention was “Out of Concrete, Sunflowers Rise!” and was in honor of the first out-of-state and metropolitan city expansion in the Sorority’s Herstory when we first arrived to Boston in 1997. At the Awards Banquet, National President Elizaveta ReyesTomé spoke about the theme:

“This year’s Convention theme speaks to the resilience of our members, our chapters/collectives, our organization as a whole. Plant us anywhere and we will keep trying until we bloom. Our theme also reminds us that in times when the socio-political climate may not appear to be in our favor we can and we will rise again.”

As a result of the contributions our Pi and Alpha Epsilon Chapters have made to the Boston-metro area over the past 20 and 10 years respectively, both chapters received Resolutions from the Boston City Council and the Office of the Mayor of Cambridge.


OPBSI is proud to announce two new Chapter charters and one new Collective. We welcome:

  • Beta Sigma Chapter at Florida International University in Miami, FL – established in summer 2015
  • Beta Tau Chapter at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN – established in fall 2015
  • Long Island Alumnae Collective established this summer in Long Island, NY

Additionally we would like to give very hearty and well deserved congratulations to the winners of this year’s Sorority and Operational Awards. Winners were selected based on exemplary performance in each category for the 2016 calendar year. The winners are:

Undergraduate of the Year

Greisy Genao, Psi Chapter

Jhulianna Vivar, Beta Eta Chapter


Alumna/Member-at-Large of the Year

Elizabeth Cano, Nu Chapter


Sister of the Year

Melissa Molina, Epsilon Chapter


Jessica “Remo” Morales Art of Excellence Award

Isabel Diaz, Zeta Chapter


Philanthropist of the Year

Alpha Beta Chapter, New York City Alumnae


Professional of the Year

Daisy Cuevas, Beta Mu Chapter and Los Angeles Alumnae Collective


Outstanding National Service

Ariel Eure, Beta Lambda Chapter


Leadership Award

Anny Muñoz, Beta Xi Chapter


Monica L. Miranda Image Award

Ray of Hope Walk Committee, 2016

  • Anayeli Gomez, Alpha Beta Chapter & Director of Philanthropy
  • Asucena Lopez, Psi Chapter
  • Aubrey Rosado, Alpha Iota Chapter
  • Gabriela Mata, Beta Iota Chapter & Director of Marketing
  • Heidi Maqueos, Beta Mu Chapter
  • Maria M. Rosa, Eta Chapter
  • Michelina Ferrara, Psi Chapter & Vice President of Community Relations
  • Stephanie Franco, Beta Mu Chapter
  • Stephanie Rivera, Esq., Psi Chapter


Jessica P. Roman Dedication Award

Brenda Lopez, Beta Kappa Chapter


Chapter of the Year

Psi Chapter, DePauw University


Most-Improved Chapter of the Year

Beta Sigma Chapter, Florida International University


Trailblazer of the Year

Collective at Stevens Institute of Technology


Region of the Year

Region 4: New England

  • Alpha Epsilon Chapter
  • Alpha Kappa Chapter
  • Pi Chapter
  • Beta Kappa Chapter
  • Beta Nu Chapter
  • Beta Xi Chapter
  • Beta Pi Chapter


For more information or photographs of the winners please visit our Instagram or Facebook pages using the handle: @OmegaPhiBeta or the hashtags #SunflowersRise1989 and #OPBSIConvention.


OPBSI_Crest_Small_Revised-2010-03-15Omega Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated is a Greek-lettered organization committed to spreading the Awareness of Violence Against Women. The mission of OPBSI is to serve and educate people of diverse backgrounds through sisterhood, leadership and guidance. As positive role models, we promote unity of all cultures, focus on the empowerment of our gender and raise the standards of excellence in our academic, social, and personal endeavors. OPBSI envisions a world without oppression, where empowered women celebrate the essence of womanhood and act as resources in the advancement of their communities. For more information visit: