Joe McCord Memorial Scholarship

Joseph A. McCord was a friend to many.  Born in New York City at Harlem Hospital on April 26, 1946, Joe retired from the Naval Reserves and also served in the Army after being drafted. After moving to Chicago, he worked for University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Chicago Urban League, Chicago Public Schools, and the Chicago Park District. He was a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. for over 55 years, as well as many other organizations.  He had a passion for education and mentoring young people.  His warm personality was infectious as he could light up a room anywhere he went.  He loved salsa dancing and taught many people the art of the dance.  On September 2, 2020, Joe passed from his earthly life to his eternal rest.  As part of his memory and what would have been his 75th birthday, we encourage you to donate to Sigma Omega Foundation in his name.

Mark Campbell

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