Fredrick Thomas, Class of 1992
Fredrick L. Thomas is the youngest of 5 children born to Albert G. Thomas Sr. and Florence E. Thomas.
Fredrick is a School Counselor at Leesville Rd Middle School, where he has been for the last 15 years. Fredrick has been in the Education field for more than 26 years. He started his professional career immediately after graduating from Saint Augustine’s College in 1992 with a BS in Criminal Justice.
His first job with Wake County Public Schools was as a Teacher Assistant in a Behavior Emotional Disable Classroom (BED) at Rolesville Elementary. He was there for a year and a half. He left there to start the Omega C.H.A.M.P.S. Mentoring Program. Fredrick was the Founding Director of what has become a well-respected program in the Raleigh Area of Youth Mentoring Programs. Omega C.H.A.M.P.S. was one of 5 state-sponsored Mentoring Programs and the only Fraternity directed program statewide.
Fredrick felt the need to return to the classroom of Wake County Public Schools; this time, he entered as a Science and Math teacher to Special needs students at Fuquay – Varina Middle School. During this time, Fredrick worked on his Master’s of School Counselor at North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. Upon completing this Degree, Fredrick was able to move into a Counseling position at East Garner Middle School, where he remained for eight years. After his father died in 2001, Fredrick applied and was accepted into the MS School Administration program at NCSU.
After the death of his mother in 2005 and after eight years at East Garner, Fredrick felt a calling to move again a little higher. He had an opportunity to be an Assistant Principal at GC Hawley Middle School in Granville Co. After a year of service to the students and the community of Granville County; he had to return to Wake County due to family illness. In 2006, he married the former LaDonna Clark, and in 2011, they were blessed with their son Logan.
During Brother Thomas’ short time in Omega, he has impacted the lives of Brothers at the local, district, and international levels. If you were to ask Brother Thomas what his motivation is, he would say, “To whom much is given, much is required.”
Some of the more prominent awards that Fredrick has received:
Omega Man of Year from Kappa Epsilon – 1991
Volunteer of Year from Interact – 1992
Wake County Public Schools – Helping Hands Mentoring Program Mentor of Year – 2002
Art Jones Award from Omega C.H.A.M.P.S – 2004
Omega Superior Service Award from Iota Iota – 2005
Omega Superior Service Award from 6th District – 2006
Iota Iota Advisor of the Year – 2011
March of Dimes Ambassador Family of Year – 2012
Family of Year Award from Strengthening the Black Family – 2012
Father of the Year Award from Triangle Tribune – 2012
Founders Award – Iota Iota – 2016
Citizen of the Year Award – Kappa Epsilon – 2016
Omega Man of the Year Iota Iota – 2018
Life Membership Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
Life Membership National Alumni Association of St. Augustine’s University
Vice Basilues Kappa Epsilon Chapter – 1989-1991
Basilues Kappa Epsilon Chapter – 1991-1992
Vice Basilues Iota Iota Chapter – 1998- 2000
Advisor for Kappa Epsilon – 1993 – Present
Regional Membership Chairman – 1995- Present
Achievement Week – 2015 – 2017
Assistant Director of 6th District Boys Camp
Social Action – 2000-2002
Talent Hunt – 1996- 1998
Secretary of Trustee Ministry – 2014 – 2019
Member of Juniper Level Missionary Baptist Church – 2006 – Present
President of Raleigh Wake Alumni Chapter of St. Augustine’s University – 2006 – 2010
Vice – President of the Raleigh Wake Alumni Chapter of St. Augustine’s University -2004-2006
Doctor of Educational Leadership – Fayetteville State University – 2023
Advance Certification Counseling – University of North Carolina – Greensboro – 2005
Master’s School Administration – North Carolina State University – 2003
Master of Art – School Counseling – North Carolina Central University – 1997
Bachelor of Science – Criminal Justice – St. Augustine’s College (University) – 1992