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Mary Ann Newcomb (Cornwell), Sigma Kappa, #amazingsororitywoman, #WHM2017

Mary Ann Newcomb was a member of the George Washington University chapter of Sigma Kappa. For a time she served as Vice-President. The September 1918 Sigma Kappa Triangle reported that she was “preparing to go to France in the fall … Continue reading

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#WHM – Ellen Bertha Person, Newspaperwoman and Sigma Kappa

Ellen Bertha Person was a charter member of the Zeta Chapter of Sigma Kappa at George Washington University, where she was a student from 1904-07. The chapter had been a local organization, Omega Alpha, before obtaining the charter from Sigma Kappa. The installation and Person’s … Continue reading

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GLO Musings on a Soggy Saturday

“We can conceive of no more fitting manner of honoring the early sacrifices of our Founders than to impress the new initiates with the deep meaning of fraternal duty and obligation through the inspiration of the initiation ceremony. In a … Continue reading

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On Sigma Kappa’s Founders’ Day, the Maine Sea Coast Mission

Sigma Kappa was founded on November 9, 1874, by five young women, the only females enrolled at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. They received a letter from the faculty approving the organization’s petition, which included a constitution and bylaws. The … 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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Steeped in New England Sensibilities – Mount Holyoke College and Sigma Kappa

A bit more than 250 miles and 37 years (and a day) separates the founding of Mount Holyoke College and Sigma Kappa, yet both share roots in New England. The story of each of  their foundings reflects the New England sensibility of doing what needs to … Continue reading

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Sorority Women Writing Stories Whose Characters Are Sorority Women

Several sorority women have written fiction whose characters are sorority women. Here is the list I put together. Lillian Budd (Sigma Kappa) authored One Heart, One Way (1959). Each year, the Sigma Kappa Foundation names a Lillian Peterson Budd Award winner  to recognize … Continue reading

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On Sigma Kappa’s Birthday – a Wimbledon Champ Who Was National President

On November 9, 1874, Sigma Kappa was founded by five young women, the only females enrolled at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. They received a letter from the faculty approving the organization’s petition, which included a constitution and bylaws. The … Continue reading

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Happy Founders’ Day Sigma Kappa! Colby College Was Home to the Alpha, Beta and Gamma Chapters

Sigma Kappa was founded on November 9, 1874, by five young women, the only females enrolled at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. They received a letter from the faculty approving the organization’s petition, which included a constitution and bylaws. The … Continue reading

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