Category Archives: Fran Favorite

Hats Off to Fraternity Hat Bands!

One of my favorite things to read is “This Day in Deke History.” This entry on fraternity hat bands caught my eye. An article in The Scroll of Phi Delta Theta (1910-11) reported: An extensive business in fraternity hat bands … Continue reading

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5 Myths About Sorority Recruitment

May 24 is two days away. It will mark the 115th anniversary of the founding of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC). Representatives from seven organizations – Alpha Phi, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa … Continue reading

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A Happy Founders’ Day to Alpha Delta Pi!

Alpha Delta Pi was founded as the Adelphean Society on May 15, 1851 at Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia. In 1905, the Society changed its name to Alpha Delta Phi and installed its second chapter at Salem College in … Continue reading

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Sorority Women Competing in Miss USA 2017

On Sunday, May 14, 2017, Miss USA 2016, Deshauna Barber, a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., will crown her successor. Here are the sorority women who are competing as far as I can determine. If there are additions or corrections … Continue reading

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Fraternity and Sorority Membership Doesn’t End With Graduation

On college campuses all across the country and Canada, young men and women are donning caps and gowns and walking across a stage. They are being presented with a diploma cover. Some of those diploma covers will have actual diplomas … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Can Go Home Again and a Happy Founders’ Day Phi Gamma Delta

I spent Friday and Saturday in Monmouth, Illinois, where Pi Beta Phi was founded on April 28, 1867. I was able to stand in the very room where the organization came to life 150 years ago and I shared that … Continue reading

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On Theta Phi Alpha’s Founders’ Day

Theta Phi Alpha celebrates Founders’ Day on April 30, the Feast Day of St. Catherine of Siena.* St. Catherine is the patroness of the organization and her motto, “Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring, ” is Theta Phi … Continue reading

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Pi Beta Phi —-> From 100, to 150 Today, and to 200 in 2067!

Today, Pi Beta Phi turns 150 years old. I wasn’t sure how I was going to celebrate this in a blog post. I was likely going to use the letter I wrote for the commemorative Arrow, but a few days … Continue reading

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On Tri Sigma’s Founding Day, the Convention of 1909

When the Sixth Annual Convention of Sigma Sigma Sigma was held in September of 1909, the Hotel Patten in Chattanooga was only about a year old. The site of the convention was dedicated in 1908.  Tri Sigma, which was founded on April … Continue reading

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Speeding Through April in Iowa and Kansas

I’ve been AWOL. It’s the 12th of April and there has only been one post for Chi Omega’s Founders’ Day. There are several other NPC Founders’ Days coming along and I hope to commemorate those as well. Where have I … Continue reading

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