Category Archives: Notable Sorority Women

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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GLO Truth or Fiction?

The excitement of recruitment season is upon the Greek-Letter Organization world. Offering examples of men and women who have worn GLO badges seems like a good selling strategy. Is it? Here are a few questionable social media posts I’ve read … Continue reading

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A White Rose for Kappa Delta’s Founding Day as NPC Friends Gather in Dallas

Kappa Delta was founded on October 23, 1897 at the State Female Normal School (now Longwood University) in Farmville, Virginia. Its founders are Lenora Ashmore Blackiston, Sara Turner White, Mary Sommerville Sparks Hendrick., and Julia Gardiner Tyler Wilson, the granddaughter of … Continue reading

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Four Founders’ Days, Three Recommends, Two Kudos, and a ChiO from Mississippi

Mary Ann Mobley, Miss America 1959, died yesterday at the age of 75. She was a Chi Omega from the University of Mississippi. In 1960, as the outgoing Miss America, she crowned Lynda Lee Mead. Both were initiated into the Tau chapter … 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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Helen Marlowe, Tennis Champion, Zeta Tau Alpha, and Marine Captain

Where do I find subjects for this blog? Sometimes I find them and sometimes they find me. For the past two days I have been working on cataloging some information on spreadsheets. Enter Helen Marlowe, a member of the Xi chapter of … Continue reading

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About Dr. Joyce Brothers on Sigma Delta Tau’s Founders’ Day

March 25, 1917 is the date on which seven female Cornell University students founded Sigma Delta Tau. Their organization was originally called Sigma Delta Phi, but when the group discovered the name belonged to another Greek-letter organization they changed the … Continue reading

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10 Authors Who Are Sorority Women (Hint – Caddie Woodlawn, Kinsey Millhone, Atticus Finch, Too)

In honor of Women’s History Month, here is a list of noted authors who are National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) women. Limiting it to 10 women is quite difficult, especially when there are 26 NPC groups (and I did not address the … Continue reading

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Sorority Women Writing Stories Whose Characters Are Sorority Women

Several sorority women have written fiction whose characters are sorority women. Here is the list I put together. Lillian Budd (Sigma Kappa) authored One Heart, One Way (1959). Each year, the Sigma Kappa Foundation names a Lillian Peterson Budd Award winner  to recognize … Continue reading

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Ten Amazing Sorority Women

“Are you telling me that Carrie Chapman Catt was a member of a sorority?” I was asked with some incredulity. It wasn’t meant as a polite question. I wanted to say that technically Catt was a member of a women’s … Continue reading

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