Category Archives: Goucher College

Eva Orrick Bandel Wilson, Alpha Phi, #amazingsororitywomen #WHM2017

In 1897, Evalina “Eva” Orrick Bandel graduated from the Woman’s College of Baltimore before it changed its name to Goucher College. During her years there, she joined the Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi. After graduation, her plans were to study … Continue reading

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Researching a Stranger and Finding a Familiar Face

The internet has made so many publications available at the click of a mouse. Last night while looking for some information about a prominent Delta Gamma, I came across, completely by accident, a digitized copy of the Goucher College yearbook. My … Continue reading

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The Graduation Edition – Alumna / Alumnae /Alumnus / Alumni

I love the pomp and circumstance of graduation ceremonies. After all, I earned a degree based mainly on the color of the hood (two of my favorite colors wine and silver blue, which just happen to be Pi Beta Phi’s … Continue reading

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Goucher College – Home of a Once Thriving Women’s Fraternity System

  The Women’s College of Baltimore, today known as Goucher College, was founded in 1885 and graduated its first class in 1892.  It was one of the few women’s colleges hosting chapters of national women’s fraternities.  There is evidence of … Continue reading

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The 100th Anniversary of the Suffrage Parade, Sorority Women, and a Guest Appearance by High School Student J. Edgar Hoover

This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the March 3, 1913 Suffrage Parade in Washington, D.C. Among the women who marched were sorority/fraternity women. Pi Beta Phi Carrie Chapman Catt was one of the speakers. Pi Beta Phi’s former Grand … Continue reading

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Doctors Who Wore Badges: Fraternity Women in Medicine 1867-1902

In 1870, there were 525 female doctors in the United States (Newcomer, 1959).   Among the fraternity women who became physicians were founders of two NPC groups, Rachel Jane “Jennie” Nicol, a founder of Pi Beta Phi, and Eleanor Dorcas Pond … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday May Lansfield Keller, the Iron Dean of Westhampton College

“American Girl German Ph.D.” read the second page headline in a 1904 edition of the New York Times.   May Lansfield Keller had been awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg.  The headline conveys both the esteem with which the … Continue reading

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Miss Keller, Iron Dean of Westhampton College, and Her Role in AAUW History

May Lansfield Keller is one of those amazing women who were born before the invention of most things that today’s college women take for granted. From her successful attempt to earn a German Ph.D., to her insistence that Westhampton College … Continue reading

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