Category Archives: Alpha Sigma Alpha

Alpha Sigma Alpha and Wilma Wilson Sharp

Alpha Sigma Alpha was founded on November 15, 1901, at the State Female Normal School (now Longwood University) in Farmville, Virginia. Its founders had been asked to join some of the other sororities on campus, but they wanted to stay … Continue reading

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#BadgeDay17 – @NPCWomen International Badge Day Turns 20

But isn’t the badge a pin? And isn’t what you call a women’s fraternity really a sorority? And really, isn’t that just for when you are in college? Why in the world do you still volunteer for an organization you joined as … Continue reading

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On Alpha Sigma Alpha’s 115th, Its Connection to Mrs. Wm. Holmes Martin

Alpha Sigma Alpha was founded on November 15, 1901 at the State Female Normal School (now Longwood University) in Farmville, Virginia. Its founders had been asked to join some of the other sororities on campus, but they wanted to stay … Continue reading

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Longwood University, Home of the Farmville Four, to Host Veep Debate

Tonight’s Vice-Presidential debate will take place at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. Longwood has a prominent place in the history of sororities. Ever heard the phrase “Farmville Four”? It refers to the four NPC groups founded at the Virginia’s State Female … Continue reading

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#WHM – Elva Doyle Reed, Alpha Sigma Alpha

For today’s post about an Alpha Sigma Alpha, I was going to write about Dale Zeller, an educator. When I went searching for information about her, I found a tribute to Elva Doyle Reed written by Ida Shaw Martin. Mrs. Martin, … Continue reading

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On Thanksgiving Eve Tri Delta Celebrates

If I had a top ten list of the fraternity greats, living or dead, with whom I could have dinner, Sarah Ida Shaw Martin would be on that list. Tri Deltas know her as Sarah Ida Shaw; the rest of … Continue reading

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Alpha Sigma Alpha Turns 114!

Happy Founders’ Day, Alpha Sigma Alpha! Thank you for giving us NPC’s International Badge Day which, since 1997, has taken place on the first Monday in March. In the spring of 1996, after she wore her Alpha Sigma Alpha pin to … Continue reading

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The State by State Tour of Graves, Founding Sites, and HQs for NPC GLOs

In the process of compiling large amounts of information, there is a moment when I question my sanity. The point comes somewhere in the midst of spending too much time in research having too little to show for it, with … Continue reading

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Alpha Sigma Alpha’s Founders’ Day and an Outstanding Educator, Freida Joy Riley

Alpha Sigma Alpha was founded on November 15, 1901 at the State Female Normal School (now Longwood University) in Farmville, Virginia. It is the youngest of the Farmville Four, the four National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) organizations founded on that campus. … Continue reading

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On NPC Badge Day, a Very Special Badge

March 3 is National Panhellenic Conference’s International Badge Day. On March 4, 1925, Calvin Coolidge was inaugurated as the 30th President of the United States, a role in which he had been serving after Warren G. Harding’s death.* What better way … Continue reading

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