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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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Happy 114th @NPCWomen! “We Trust Nothing Will Prevent Your Being Present”

On May 17, 1902, Alpha Phi National President Margaret Mason Whitney sent postcards to the women who were scheduled to attend the first meeting on May 24, 1902. Inter-sorority Conference, Chicago On May 24 (Saturday) at 2:30 p.m. (sharp) the … Continue reading

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#WHM – Iota Alpha Pi and a Heads Up for NPC Badge Day

Women’s History Month is also a time to celebrate the  National Panhellenic Conference organizations by the wearing of NPC badges on Monday, March 7. Badge day is the first Monday in March. NPC began in 1902 with seven founding members. In … Continue reading

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#GoRedForWomen With a Splash of Sigma Chi

Heart disease is a killer. More women die from the complications of heart disease than all cancers combined. Today, February 5, is Wear Red Day. These are some of the posts from my twitter feed. Alpha Phi Foundation ‏@APhiFoundation  Today’s the … Continue reading

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December 7, 1941 and the GLO World

December 7, 1941, is a day that has lived in infamy. About a week earlier, fraternity men and women were meeting in New York City at the first joint meeting of the National Interfraternity Conference (NIC) and the National Panhellenic … Continue reading

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Changing of the NPC Guard and More

October is the month for celebrating Founders’ Days in National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) land. More than a quarter of the NPC organizations celebrate Founders’ Day in October. The NPC groups that celebrate Founders’ Day this month are Alpha Phi, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Alpha Chi Omega, Zeta … 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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The First Meeting of the National Panhellenic Conference

The National Panhellenic Conference, the umbrella organization for 26 women’s fraternities/sororities, officially met for the first time on May 24, 1902. It was at Alpha Phi’s invitation that the first meeting took place. A week prior to the meeting, Margaret Mason … Continue reading

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It’s All Greek to Most People

For most of the country, fraternities and sororities mean one thing – raucous men and spacey blond women coasting through life on Mom and Dad’s fortune. Those of us who wear badges don’t share that sentiment. We know that is … Continue reading

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NPC Badge Day, the Founding of ΠΚΑ and ΦΜΔ, and a Rabbit Hole

Tomorrow, the first Monday of March, is the National Panhellenic Conference’s International Badge Day. This rare Sunday post is a reminder for my NPC friends to wear their badge and show the power of the 26 NPC organizations. NPC’s International … Continue reading

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