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Bro. Donzelle S. Tiller

Bro. Donzell Tiller - UNDERGRADUATE / CHAPTER ADVISORA native of the eastern shore of Maryland, Donzelle was born in Chestertown Maryland on September 24, 1955.  He is the second of four children born to Shirley and Lankford.    Donzelle was reared in Kent County and attended the public schools there.  He graduated from Kent County High School in 1974 moved to south Philadelphia.  He began his post secondary education at Tracey Warner School of Fashion design, at 401 north broad st., Philadelphia earning an associate’s degree in Fashion in Media. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with a concentration in verbal and non-verbal communication from Virginia State University and a Masters Degree in College and Community Counseling at Wilmington University, New Castle, Delaware.  He is a certified in First Aid, Anger Management, Conflict Resolution and Mediation and CPR.

Donzelle is a faithful member of Murphy AME church in Chester Pa. He is a choir member, a steward and a member of Murphy Men’s Movement.  Donzelle has been worked in higher education for over 25 years.  He began his career in Higher Education at Lincoln University in the area of Residence Life.   He has been employed at Cheyney University of Pa., in the area of student services for 22 years.  He has served as Residence Hall Director and the Director for Residence Life and Housing.  He currently is serving as the Associate Dean of Graduate and Continuing education at Cheyney University. 

Brother Tiller was initiated into the fraternity at Nu Psi chapter, on November 16, 1982.   During his tenure at Virginia State he served as chairman of social actions, basileus, conclave delegate and dean of Pledges.  Upon his arrival at Lincoln University for employment, brother Tiller became acquainted with the brothers at Beta Chapter and was asked by their chapter advisor Bro. Frank “Tick” Coleman, to serve as his assistant.  Brother Tiller accepted brother Coleman’s offer and thus began working for Omega in the second district, at Beta chapter, Lincoln University, Pa.  He was instrumental in working with the brothers and assisting them with what was then the new program Selection and Education.  The line that was initiated under the new program was fall 1985 “Ten Dog Knights”.  Brother Tiller is proud to say that he was the Assistant Advisor, when our current District Representative was initiated into the Fraternity fall 1986. Brother Tiller left Lincoln and began employment at Cheyney University.   In 1991 he began serving as the graduate advisor to Beta Gamma chapter. He has served in this capacity for eighteen years.  During that time he has seen a number of brothers come through the chapter and boasts of a 96 percent graduation rate.  He became active with Epsilon Pi chapter in Chester Pa. in the early 90”s, under the leader of Bro. Clifton Smith I.   Brother Tiller has worked on a number of committees and served as, March Master, Membership Selection chairman and Basileus.   Brother Tiller was asked by past District Representative Bro. Gregory Ackles to serve as Liaison to Undergraduate chapters and a resource to advisors across the second district.  Brother Tiller coordinated the first second district Undergraduate Retreat in 2004.  The second District Undergraduate Retreat has been held annually since its inception.  Brother Tiller is inspired by working with young people and committed to motivating them through persuasion and example.