Category Archives: Fran Favorite

#amazingsororitywomen on the Eve of #WHM2017

With Women’s History Month quickly approaching, here are links to previous posts about #amazingsororitywomen. Olga Achtenhagen, Kappa Delta, http://wp.me/p20I1i-1az Marian Anderson, Alpha Kappa Alpha, http://wp.me/p20I1i-A5 Violette Anderson, Zeta Phi Beta, http://wp.me/p20I1i-1Zu Mary Knight Wells Ashcroft, Gamma Phi Beta, http://wp.me/p20I1i-1Mj Mimi … Continue reading

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#RandomActsOfKindnessDay GLO Style

Who knew it had a special day? Shouldn’t it be every day that we do random acts of kindness? Like serving others, shouldn’t kindness be a given? I am grateful for the RAOK thrown my way, from an email telling me … Continue reading

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The Knoxville Old Ladies’ Home and Its Connection to P.E.O.

As I was downloading photos from my phone I realized I has not written about the Illinois P.E.O. Home. Last fall, I learned the Knox County Historical Museum in Knoxville, Illinois had an exhibit about the home which one stood … Continue reading

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Louise Pellens and Design for a Sorority House

In researching the previous post about Louise Pellen’s scrapbook (see http://wp.me/p20I1i-3tX ), I came across a copy of her University of Illinois thesis Design for a Sorority House.  The thesis was one of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Science … Continue reading

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A Weekend Sharing Sisterhood

January is a popular time for Greek-Letter Organizations (GLOs) to hold workshops for incoming chapter officers. Pi Phi’s College Weekend started on Friday.  There are two Hyatt hotels at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport. As I was waiting for my roommate … Continue reading

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A Toast on Kappa Alpha Theta’s 147th!

Today is Kappa Alpha Theta’s 147th birthday. I’ve told the story of Bettie Locke and her three friends many times. Search “Kappa Alpha Theta” in the search box and you’ll find scores of blog posts about Theta and its founding … Continue reading

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@NPCWomen with the Army of Occupation in Coblenz

The photo below is a gathering of National Panhellenic Conference women enjoying lunch in January of 1920. It was taken in Coblenz, Germany. When the French occupied the city after the first World War, they used a “C” in the name. Koblenz is on the banks … Continue reading

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The P.E.O. Sisterhood Turns 148!

P.E.O., the Philanthropic Educational Organization, founded at Iowa Wesleyan University in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, celebrates its 148th birthday today. It was founded by seven young women. About a month earlier, Libbie Brook, who had previously been enrolled at Monmouth College, … Continue reading

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Female Senators and Their Sorority Affiliation – 2017 Edition

A number of female United States senators are members of National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) and National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) women’s fraternities/sororities. I suspect there are a greater number of sorority women who are or have been state senators. This is the list … Continue reading

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Dr. Deborah Cannon Wolfe on Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.’s Founding Day

From 1953 until 1965,  Dr. Deborah Cannon P. Wolfe, served as Grand Basileus (President) of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Born in Cranford, New Jersey, in 1916, Wolfe attended Cranford Schools. Although she wanted to attend Oberlin College, Jersey City State … Continue reading

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