Bro. Larry Pough, a retired Environment, Health and Safety Engineering Supervisor is a graduate of Dillard University where he received a degree in Chemistry Pre-Med. While working for 3M Bro. Pough obtained a degree in Chemical Engineering and a diploma in Business Management.
Bro. Pough, a 45year member of Omega, has served 3 terms as chapter Basileus, 2 terms as Vice Basileus and 2 terms a KRS. He served as Theta Omicron’s Talent Hunt Chairman for 5 years before he was selected to serve as the 2nd District Talent Hunt Chairman. He served the District for 18 years. Under his leadership the number of students participating in District Talent Hunt program showed a significant growth in participants. The instrumental and vocal categories were separated to include classical and contemporary awards, the cash award was increased, the performance venue was upgraded and the guidelines were made available on the district website. In 2005 Bro. Pough was appointed to serve as the International Talent Hunt Chairman, a position he has held for 11 years. Under Bro. Pough, the Talent Hunt program has achieved the following:
? Standardized the Talent Hunt Guidelines across all districts using the 2nd District as a template. The guidelines are reviewed on an annual basis and are available on line
? Established monthly conference calls for district chairmen and required district chairmen to hold monthly calls with all chapter chairmen.
? Created training modules for all chairmen
? Videotaped all International Talent Hunt Demonstrations ? Obtained approval for funding to students during a non-conclave year
? Hosted the 1st Talent Hunt Demonstration during an International Leadership Conference.
? Established a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation to assist in funding the Talent Hunt program.
Bro Pough has received several awards from the fraternity: The Grand Basileus Two Century Service Award, International Committee Chairman of the Year, Theta Sigma Chapter Legacy Award, 4 times chapter Omega Man of the Year, 3 times Chapter Superior Service Award, 3 times District Superior Service Award, Chapter Founder’s Award and 2nd District Founder’s Award. He has also received numerous District Representative Service Awards.
In the community Bro. Pough has served as the Chairman of United Way African American Leadership Development Program, Chairman Hazardous Material Advisory Council, 3M Company Junior Achievement Program Coordinator, Project STRIDE Mentoring Program, Church Finance Committee Chair, Urban League Board of Directors, Theta Omicron Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors, K.O.G.P. Board of Directors Chairman, and several other church and community programs.
Bro Pough has also received recognition from Zion Hill Foundation, School #4 Omega Reading Program, African American Who’s Who Past & Present of Greater Rochester and Mt Vernon Baptist Church Father of the year.
In July Bro. Pough will be celebrating 29 years of marriage to Brenda Murphy-Pough. He is the proud father of one daughter and three bonus daughters.