MARC Update: Getting around in Ocean City


We can’t wait to see you in Ocean City in just 11 days! In case you’re wondering how to get around in Ocean City, here are some options:

Ocean City “Beach Bus”

The Beach Bus travels up and down Coastal Highway (the major road that goes up and down the coast in Ocean City) 24 hours a day. During MARC (and all Spring), the bus will travel approximately every 15 minutes from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and every 30 minutes from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. At just $3 to ride all day (exact fare required), it’s the safest, most reliable, and most cost-effective travel option, especially late night. For more information, see the full schedule here.


Be careful where you park, read the signs carefully to see if you need to pay a meter, or if parking is for patrons of that business only (where you might be subject to towing). And as always — this should go without saying — DO NOT DRIVE if you’ve had anything to drink.


Probably the cheapest and easiest way to get around if you’re not going far.


Uber service in Ocean City just started last year, and since April is still considered the “off-season”, Uber may be a bit spotty. Still, it may be an option for some of you.


There are taxicabs that service the Ocean City area. A few handy phone numbers:

Lucky Taxi (Fasil – tell him Natalie sent you!) – (443) 373-5042 

Taxi Taxi – (410) 289-8989

Ocean City Taxi – (410) 250-6666

MARC Early Bird Registration EXTENDED!

MARC beach logo


We are excited to announce that we are extending Early Bird Registration for MARC! That’s right, we threw that February 14 deadline right out the window. Act fast while we’re still feeling lovey-dovey and generous from Valentine’s Day and REGISTER FOR MARC!

If you have any other questions, head on over to our MARC page and browse the links.

We’ll see you in OC!


The Brothers of Gamma Omicron

MARC 2016 – Registration Now Open!

Brothers of Phi Delta Chi,

The Gamma Omicron Chapter at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy is proud to announce that registration for the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference is officially OPEN! Visit our MARC 2016 page to find out more information about the weekend, or if you just can’t wait, head straight to purchase your ticket!

We can’t wait to see all of you in Ocean City! The beach is calling your name…

Fraternally yours,

The Gamma Omicron Brothers

New Regional Correspondent Visits UMES!

Our new Regional Correspondent, Brandie LeBlanc, visited UMES on Sunday and Monday! She met up with Gamma Omicron Brothers at Back Street Grill in Salisbury for dinner on Sunday night, and she attended one of our pledge meetings on Monday afternoon. She shared dinner with Brothers at Caesar’s Pizza Palace in Princess Anne on Monday evening. We had a great time meeting her, and look forward to working with Brandie as we continue plans for MARC in April!

brandie, brothers, and pledges

Blanket Raffle Fundraiser!

Brother and Worthy Keeper of Finance Carolyn Cooper (’17) has hand-knitted a blanket in our beloved Old Gold and Dregs of Wine, complete with the Phi Dex Greek letters, to be raffled off at Grand Council!

Brothers gathered today with Carolyn and the blanket for a sweet photo op!

Pictured (from left): Shoghag Aktavoukian, Greg Hayes, Nellie Krastel (seated), Sara El-Baff, Ashley Payne, Geoff Saunders, Andy Lee, Carolyn Cooper, and Visesh Velagapudi.
Pictured (from left): Shoghag Aktavoukian, Greg Hayes, Nellie Krastel (seated), Sara El-Baff, Ashley Payne, Geoff Saunders, Andy Lee, Carolyn Cooper, and Visesh Velagapudi.

Gamma Omicron Brothers Inducted into Rho Chi Society

PRINCESS ANNE, MARYLAND — Three Gamma Omicron Brothers were inducted into the Rho Chi Society at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Brothers Cheree Caesar (’15), Ryan Hines (’16), and Tiffanie Taylor (’16) were among the members inducted this year. We would like to commend our Brothers for their outstanding academic achievements and recognize them for their dedication to their studies!


The Rho Chi Society seeks to advance pharmacy through intellectual leadership. As the academic honor society in pharmacy, the Rho Chi Society encourages and recognizes intellectual achievement, stimulates critical inquiry to advance pharmacy, contributes to the development of intellectual leaders, promotes highest ethical standards, and fosters collaboration.

New Phi Delta Chi National Website Now Active!


The National Office has completed a revamping of their website (, so stop on over for a visit and see what it has to offer! Some new features include:

  • Private “Brothers Only” Pages – You should have received a username and password from the National Office. If you haven’t (or lost the e-mail that contained it) click here!
  • Brother Locator – This tool will become more useful as more Brothers complete their profile. You can search for Alumni, Collegiate, or both types of Brothers within a certain geographic area. This is great for Brothers who will be doing rotations across the country and would like to connect with Brothers while out of town or out of state!
  • Alumni Dues – HEY ALUMNI! There’s no excuse anymore! The National Office has made it very simple to pay your alumni dues. New this year is the AAAE Campaign, where the Collegiate Chapter can send one Brother to Grand Council or LDS (depending on the year) for every 15 Alumni who pay their annual dues! What a great easy way to give back to our Collegiate Chapter!
  • Recent and Past issues of The Communicator and e-Communicator – Issues are now only available to view if you are logged in. These are a great way to stay updated on the workings of our Fraternity. (REMINDER: You’ll receive quarterly print issues of The Communicator and monthly e-mail issues of the e-Communicator if you are a current member with your dues paid current!) View those issues here.

Log in today and see what you’ve been missing!

Official Date and Location Set for MARC!

Brothers of the Mid-Atlantic Region,

We have officially scheduled the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for April 15-17, 2016 in Ocean City, Maryland! Be sure to bookmark our MARC 2016 page for future updates, where you’ll find information about MARC, the schedule, Ocean City, and will eventually be where you will register for the event.

Join the conversation on Instagram and Twitter! Use hashtag #MARC2016!