Category Archives: Monmouth College

Jennie Nicol, M.D., Pi Beta Phi Founder, #amazingsororitywomen

I hear there is a big Pi Beta Phi celebration in the works – #PiPhi150. The receptionist at Pi Phi’s Headquarters is a Monmouth College alumna and the last time I was there, she shared with me a recent Monmouth College magazine. … Continue reading

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When My Worlds Collide

When I learned that my friend Daphney, the driver of Pi Phi’s Ring Ching Roadshow car would be in Iowa at the same time I would be there, too, I asked if we could quickly meet and have a photo … Continue reading

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On #PhiPsi165, a Pi Phi Connection

Phi Kappa Psi was founded on February 19, 1852 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, at Jefferson College (now Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania). Phi Kappa Psi’s founders are William Henry Letterman and Charles Page Thomas Moore. Today it celebrates 165 … Continue reading

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The Tiny Settlement of Gatlinburg in Deep Shadow…

As time was passing rapidly, and we had that 17 mile drive still before us, I said goodbye, promising to think it over, and report favorably on Gatlinburg if I could. As we drove along the road, looking back I … Continue reading

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Dorothy Canfield Fisher and the “Kappa Aunts” on KKΓ’s Founders’ Day

Happy Founders’ Day, Kappa Kappa Gamma. Kappa Kappa Gamma’s founders are Mary Moore “Minnie” Stewart, Anna Elizabeth Willits, Susan Burley Walker, Hanna Jeanette “Jennie” Boyd, Mary Louise “Lou” Bennett,  and Martha Louisa “Lou” Stevenson. Some of the founders recalled that the … Continue reading

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Kappa Kappa Gamma Connections in an “I” State

These last few weeks, I’ve been on a tour of “I” states. My recent visit to Iowa, although it has nothing to do with the Monmouth Duo – Pi Beta Phi or Kappa Kappa Gamma – has conjured up a post about the … Continue reading

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Life is Precious, Sharing Grief in the GLO World

When I was at Monmouth College last week, I happened upon the most recent issue of the College’s alumni magazine. As I quickly turned the pages, a name popped out at me. In the list of newly deceased members was … Continue reading

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In Monmouth, Important Events Galore!

It should come as no surprise that many of these posts are written a hour or so before they are posted, with a cup of coffee at my side. This morning, I needed more coffee than usual. On Wednesday, my … Continue reading

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And Hearts That Are Bound by the Wine and Silver Blue!

When I accidentally became a member of the New York Alpha Chapter of Pi Beta Phi, I had no idea where Monmouth, Illinois, was located. It was there in Monmouth on April 28, 1867 that the organization was founded. As … Continue reading

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#tbt Monmouth College 1934

This #tbt (throw back Thursday) picture appeared on the Monmouth College facebook page yesterday. It was recently sent to the college. It is a picture taken in June of 1934 after an honorary degree was conferred upon Pi Beta Phi’s Grand President, … Continue reading

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