Category Archives: University of Richmond (Westhampton College)

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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For Sigma Phi Epsilon on Its Founding Day

November first is Sigma Phi Epsilon’s Founders’ Day. Twelve young men at the University of Richmond, one of whom, Carter Ashton Jenkins, was a Chi Phi member from Rutgers University, founded the fraternity in 1901. Jenkins first sought a charter from … Continue reading

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Glitter and Glue and Letting Go With Both Hands

When I listen to audiobooks, I need to like the narrator’s voice. In preparation for an upcoming drive to the Fraternity and Sorority Archivist Conference, I tested out the first disc of Glitter and Glue written and read by Kelly Corrigan. … Continue reading

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#WHM – Julia Peachy Harrison, Ph.D., ZTA and Chemist

Julia Peachy Harrison’s middle name was a family name, and not an adjective. My goal for #WHM was to spotlight one sorority woman a day. I didn’t want to write about the well-known women who appear on the lists of … Continue reading

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Happy Founders’ Day, Sigma Phi Epsilon!

“Mommy, what’s that?” my daughter said as I pinned on my husband’s Sig Ep badge under my Pi Phi arrow while getting ready for an alumnae event. “It’s Daddy’s fraternity pin,” I said. “I didn’t know Daddy was a pirate,” … Continue reading

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A Red Door Greeting and Happy Founders’ Day to Sigma Phi Epsilon

November first is Sigma Phi Epsilon’s Founders’ Day. Twelve young men at the University of Richmond, one of whom, Carter Ashton Jenkins, was a Chi Phi member from Rutgers University, founded the fraternity in 1901. Jenkins first sought a charter from … 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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