Author Archives: Fran Becque, Ph.D.

Happy Thanksgiving GLO Kindred Spirits!

Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for those of you who are reading this post.  I’ve been writing these posts for five years. I’m closing in on 1,000 posts. I adore my loyal readers. I appreciate you and I am grateful … Continue reading

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Tri Delta “On the Battle Line” 100 Years Ago

Thanksgiving Eve, November 27, 1888, is the date upon which Delta Delta Delta was founded. Although there are four founders, the force behind its founding was Boston University senior Sarah Ida Shaw [Martin]. In the days before research involved a few … Continue reading

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Sorority Women Competing in Miss USA 2018

Here are the sorority women who are competing in the Miss USA 2018 competition as far as I can determine. If there are additions or corrections to this list, please contact me. Miss Arkansas USA, Lauren Weaver, Kappa Kappa Gamma, … Continue reading

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Alpha Sigma Alpha and Wilma Wilson Sharp

Alpha Sigma Alpha was founded on November 15, 1901, at the State Female Normal School (now Longwood University) in Farmville, Virginia. Its founders had been asked to join some of the other sororities on campus, but they wanted to stay … Continue reading

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Do Not Join a Fraternity If:

Do not join a fraternity if: You do not believe in the organization and the tenets upon which it is built. You sort of believe in those things, but have no intention of living up to them. You give a … Continue reading

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The 11th day of the 11th month – #EnduringFriendships

Today, Veterans Day, commemorates the date upon which World War I ended – the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. It had been known as Armistice Day, but in 1954 it was renamed Veterans … Continue reading

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Happy Founders’ Day, Sigma Kappa! #SKFoundersDay

Here in the midwest, it is still November 9. I have been remiss in posting this earlier in the day. I have been away from home for more than two weeks and just returned here after the sunset. It Sigma … Continue reading

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Happy Founders’ Day Alpha Sigma Tau!

On November 4, 1899, eight young women, Mable Chase, Ruth Dutcher, May Gephart, Harriet Marx, Eva O’Keefe, Adriance Rice, Helene Rice, and Mayene Tracy, formed a sorority at the Michigan State Normal College (now Eastern Michigan University) in Ypsilanti, Michigan. … Continue reading

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Following in the P.E.O. Founders’ Footsteps

Last week I followed in the Pi Beta Phi Founders’ footsteps. This week I am knee-deep in the founding of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. P.E.O.s who attended the Convention of International Chapter in Charlotte, North Carolina, several weeks ago learned that … Continue reading

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Congratulations and Explanations

My posts have been few and far between recently and I apologize. I’ve been away from home. Congratulations to two special NPC women who were honored at the recent NPC meeting in Denver: Betty Quick, Gamma Phi Beta, and former … Continue reading

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