Hall of Fame – Bro. William W. “Buck” Crosby

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Bro. William W. Crosby, also affectionately known as “Buck” was initiated into Omega Psi Phi Fraternity on November 17, 1956, through the Epsilon Epsilon Chapter at Benedict College. In his sixty-five plus years in Omega (all of them financial), he has made many contributions on the local, state, district and international levels. He is a chartered member of his current chapter, Lambda Tau, and is a lifetime member of the fraternity on the International, District and State levels. On the state level, Bro. Crosby served as Region Representative, 1st Vice State Representative and the 7th Georgia State Representative (1987-1990). Under his leadership, he unified the State of Georgia in developing a sound approach to programmatic initiatives, helped the State Organization become financially solvent, and implemented the mandate that ties and jackets must be worn while attending all plenary sessions. As a testament to his leadership and guidance, six brothers that served on his State Council, as well as one of his direct mentees went on to become Georgia State Representatives. Bro. Buck was the principal in the creation of the Georgia State Foundation as well as ascertaining the following: (The Foundation’s Tax ID # –
58-2589719 & The Foundation’s Tax-Exempt status – 501(c)3). Bro. Buck Was instrumental in Lambda Tau Chapter hosting four State Workshops in Brunswick (1981 – 1987 – 2004 – 2014). Omega Gamma Gamma Chapter in Warner Robins Was Chartered on December 9, 1988, under Bro. Crosby’s leadership. He has also served as Senior Advisor for three State Representatives.
Bro. Crosby has also made significant contributions on the District and International levels. Of course, being a State Representative put him on the District Council, he also served as Artifacts & Memorabilia Chairman on the District Level. There are many who encouraged him to campaign for District Representative, but health issues would not allow that to happen. He

was appointed by Bro. Lloyd Jordan (35th Grand Basileus), to serve as the Chairman of the Grand Tribunal. He continues to serve as an advisor to Chapter, State, District and Grand Officers.
Bro. Crosby took his role in community service very serious as he has served as a member of the YWCA Foundation Board; Executive Committee of the Boy Scouts of America; Arts and Humanities Association, Inc., Board of Directors. He is also a former president of the Fourteen Black Men of Glynn, Inc.; chairman of the Salvation Army Advisory Board; chairman of the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital Authority; and member of the United Way Budget and Admissions Committee, as well as the Mainland Planning Board of Commissioners.

In the political arena, Bro. Crosby served as the chairman of the Glynn County Democratic Party. He continues to involved in local, state, district, and national politics.

Bro. Crosby has been the recipient of many awards – too numerous to list here. However, there are two of his awards that stand out in his mind. First, because of his relationship building and dedication to his students; the 1977 graduating class of Glynn Academy High School dedicated their Senior Class Yearbook in his honor. Second, when he was inducted into the Class of 2003 Athletic Hall of Fame at Benedict College (his alma mater) for his outstanding football career.