Tag Archives: Phi Gamma Delta

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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Oh, Those Olympians!

The list of Olympians who are members of fraternity and sororities has been updated several times since it was first posted. It’s at http://wp.me/p20I1i-2Dv. I appreciate the emails that came my way about GLO members who weren’t yet recognized.  Sister Madonna … Continue reading

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OTD – A Phi Gamma Delta and Pi Beta Phi Became the President and First Lady

On August 3, 1923, Americans were waking to the news that Warren Harding had died suddenly, late in the evening, after he became ill in a San Francisco hotel. The Vice-President, Calvin Coolidge, and his wife Grace, were visiting the Coolidge … Continue reading

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Turn, Turn, Turn…

Today’s post sounds eerily similar to yesterday’s post. Today it is a death and an anniversary. International Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta With great sadness, we report that a Phi Gamma Delta brother was among the 84 people who died … Continue reading

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“And That Is How It Is That It Is As It Is”

My anthropologist friend posted a link to the digital collections at the New York Public Library and I spent a few hours in a rabbit hole. Among the collections are many menus bearing this seal. I looked at dozens of … Continue reading

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W&J, a Wedding, a Rotary Dinner, a Walk in the Cemetery, and a P.E.O. B&B

This past weekend was a fun one for us. The Becque5 clan gained another +1. Officially we are the Becque5 +2 after last fall’s wedding of our daughter. I made the hotel reservations in early January and didn’t think more … Continue reading

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Happy 168 Years, Phi Gamma Delta!

Phi Gamma Delta was founded on May 1, 1848.  The “Immortal Six” – John Templeton McCarty, Samuel Beatty Wilson, James Elliott, Daniel Webster Crofts, Ellis Bailey Gregg and Naaman Fletcher – were students at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, when they founded … Continue reading

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After the Snow – John Collum, a Baby, and Gamma Alpha Omega

Snow, snow, and more snow was the weekend’s theme. Facebook friends on the east coast keep me abreast of how much snow they were getting. Here in my neighborhood in the middle of the country, it was cold, but sunny. … Continue reading

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Calvin Coolidge and Kappa Alpha Psi Share January 5th

Two days after her 54th birthday, Grace Goodhue Coolidge became a widow. The 30th President died suddenly on the morning of January 5, 1933. Calvin Coolidge was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta chapter at Amherst College. His wife was … Continue reading

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A Phi Gam Starts a National Tradition, Helped by His Pi Phi Wife

This year’s White House ornament honors the presidency of my favorite First Couple. It was during his administration that the White House Christmas tree tradition began. The White House Historical Association does a great job of telling the story of … Continue reading

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