Tag Archives: University of Minnesota

Blanche Grand-Maitre, Alpha Xi Delta, #amazingsororitywomen, #WHM2017

“Blanche B. Grand-Maitre has sailed for France with the third unit of the French-American toll service,” read an entry in the May 6, 1918 Minnesota Alumni Weekly. Grand-Maitre was a 1911 graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she was … Continue reading

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Dr. Placida Gardner Chesley, Kappa Alpha Theta, #amazingsororitywomen, #WHM2017

As a student at the University of Southern California, Vera Placida Gardner joined a local organization, Alpha Rho. She graduated from USC in 1910 and attended medical school at the University of Michigan. While in Ann Arbor, she became a member of … Continue reading

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Gertrude Falkenhagen (Bonde), Alpha Omicron Pi, #amazingsororitywomen, #WHM2017

Alpha Omicron Pi’s Tau Chapter at the University of Minnesota was founded on October 29, 1912. Gertrude Falkenhagen was one of its early members. Falkenhagen graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1917 with a B.S. in Home Economics. That year, the American … Continue reading

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#WHM – Dikka Bothne Brown, Mezzo Soprano and Alpha Gamma Delta

Her name at birth was Diderikke Johanne Bothne, but for most of her life she was known as Dikka. A 1917 graduate of the University of Minnesota, where her father was a professor, she was an initiate of the Alpha … Continue reading

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#WHM – Mary Ellen Chase, Ph.D., Author, Professor, and AOPi

The Gamma Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi at the University of Maine was installed in 1908. Mary Ellen Chase, who would later served as editor of To DRAGMA of Alpha Omicron Pi, became a member of the chapter along with her older … Continue reading

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#WHM – Edith Schwartz Clements, KAΘ

Edith Gertrude Schwartz was born in 1874. She entered the University of Nebraska and became a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1898. As an undergraduate, she was junior class president, a member of Sigma … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago – 12/12/1912 in Fraternity and Sorority History

Today is 12/12/2012. One hundred years ago, on 12/12/1912, a Thursday, the world was a different place. Taking a glimpse into what was happening in the Greek-letter organization world a century ago offers a wonderful insight. While life is vastly … Continue reading

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The Panhellenic Patriots of Company Q

Co-eds at the University of Minnesota were organized into a Women’s Military Company.  According to a report in the March 1889 Key of Kappa Kappa Gamma, “Soon after drill began for the men, the faculty petitioned that a like favor … Continue reading

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