Category Archives: Cornell University

Happy 110th Birthday, Alpha Phi Alpha!

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated was founded at Cornell University on December 4, 1906. It is the oldest of the Black Greek-letter organizations (BGLOs) which form the National PanHellenic Council (NPHC). The seven founders, the “Jewels” of Alpha Phi Alpha, … Continue reading

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#WHM – Helen Johnston, M.D., Delta Zeta

Dr. Helen Johnston was born on February 5, 1891 Columbus City, Iowa. She was educated at Drake University and the University of Iowa. In 1919, she earned her medical degree from Cornell University. After medical school, she took some addition training in … Continue reading

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#WHM – Kate Arlene Goldstein Kamen, Sigma Delta Tau and Fashion Stylist

On March 25, 1917, seven female Cornell University students founded Sigma Delta Tau. Their organization was originally called Sigma Delta Phi, but when they discovered the name belonged to another Greek-letter organization they changed the “Phi” to “Tau.” Sigma Delta Tau’s … Continue reading

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#WHM – Annie Marie Tremaine, M.D., Alpha Phi

Today an Alpha Phi doctor makes an appearance. Her name was Annie Marie Tremaine. She became a member of the Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi in 1895. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and her thesis was titled,  “A Study … Continue reading

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#WHM – Carlotta Joaquina Maury, Ph.D., Delta Gamma

Today, March 7, the first Monday in March 2016, is the National Panhellenic Conference’s International Badge Day. It’s a day for NPC women to wear the badge (pin) which signifies membership in one of the 26 NPC organizations. Other Greek-letter … Continue reading

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#WHM – Nora Stanton Blatch Barney, Civil Engineer and KKΓ

Our newspaper carries an “On This Day in History” feature. Today it notes that on March 6, 1906,  Nora Stanton Blatch (Barney) was elected to membership in the American Association of Civil Engineers.  That sounds groundbreaking, and it was, but … Continue reading

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On Founders’ Day – the First Five Years of Kappa Kappa Gamma

It’s Founders’ Day for Kappa Kappa Gamma and Delta Chi. I haven’t had a moment to think about anything but pre and post wedding details since last week. Our daughter’s wedding was beautiful. To the men of Delta Chi, I … Continue reading

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Happy Founders’ Day Sigma Delta Tau, Especially the Chapter at 1104 West Nevada Street

On March 25, 1917, seven female Cornell University students founded Sigma Delta Tau. Their organization was originally called Sigma Delta Phi, but when they discovered the name belonged to another Greek-letter organization they changed the “Phi” to “Tau.” Sigma Delta Tau’s … Continue reading

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The “Mother of Nature Education” on Kappa Alpha Theta’s Founders’ Day

On January 27, 1870, Bettie Locke [Hamilton] stood before a mirror and repeated the words of the Kappa Alpha Theta initiation vow she had written. She then initiated Alice Allen [Brant], Bettie Tipton [Lindsey], and Hannah Fitch [Shaw]. In 1867, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, ΑΕΦ, and Mary Knight Wells Ashcroft, ΓΦΒ!

On August 10, 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg took the oath of office as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. She is the first and only sorority woman to serve on the Supreme Court.  She enrolled at Cornell University in Ithaca, … Continue reading

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