Category Archives: Fran Favorite

Congratulations Cara Mund, Kappa Delta and P.E.O.!

Cara Mund has been admitted to law school at the College of Notre Dame, but that will be put on hold for at least a year as she has another commitment. She will be touring the country in her capacity … Continue reading

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The West Point “Chapter” of ATO, Circa 1917

On September 11, 1865, Alpha Tau Omega was founded by three young Virginia Military Institute cadets – Otis Allan Glazebrook, Alfred Marshall, and Erskine Mayo Ross. As VMI cadets, the three, along with most of their classmates aged 15 to 25, took … Continue reading

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September 11th, the Fraternity and Sorority Members Who Perished

It seems like a long time ago and 2001 was a long time ago, especially to someone who is in college today. A newborn then likely now has a driver’s license. Fashions that were spot on then seem a little … Continue reading

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The Excitement Builds for the Sorority Women Competing in Miss America 2018

On Sunday, September 10, Miss America 2018 will be chosen from among the 2017 state winners. My friend Lyn Harris, Chi Omega’s Archivist, will be in the audience cheering on her four Chi Omega sisters as they compete for the … Continue reading

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And Friendship’s Chain of Golden Hue Will Link Eternally

Sometime, at dusk when the sun sinks low, / The flight of my arrow shall end. / Through the silent hush of the evening glow, / I shall slip away my friend. / But the silken tie of the wine … Continue reading

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GLO Members Doing Us Proud!

It’s the Friday before Labor Day. There are two things I’ve been meaning to write about all summer and two that fell into my lap yesterday. Julie Crider Wisbrock became a member of Alpha Chi Omega while at the University … Continue reading

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Two Sets of Sisters, a Catholic Priest, and Silver Award Winner?

Which NPC sorority founded on this date 105 years ago counts among its founders two sets of sisters and a Catholic priest? Hint, it is the same NPC sorority whose former National President was honored this year by National Interfraternity … Continue reading

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Sisters Helping Sisters Takes on New Meaning After Harvey

This week THE Foundations Seminar is taking place in Indianapolis. Established in the 1990s, the Seminar has “provided fraternal foundation professionals and volunteers with a forum to collaborate on issues unique to advancing their organization’s missions.” Those meeting in Indy this … Continue reading

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On the University of Michigan’s 200th Anniversary, the Beginnings of Its Sorority System

Women’s fraternities provided the early college woman with a support system. There were several campuses where, by 1902, there were or had been chapters of each of the seven founding NPC members. The University of Michigan is one of these … Continue reading

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The Power of a Handwritten Note

Yesterday, while doing errands, I stopped at the bank where the Southern Illinois Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi has its account. Several members sent in checks while I was out-of-town. The envelopes were clipped together. At the bank, I … Continue reading

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