Tag Archives: University of Southern California

Hazing Has No Place on Fraternity Row

There is no universe in which I condone fraternity hazing. As a mother and as someone who believes deeply in the ideals of the fraternal world, I find hazing to be abhorrent to everything that should fraternity and sorority life. I … 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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Phoenix Panhellenic Association’s $700,000+ of Scholarships and a Special Gift

The Phoenix Panhellenic Association (PPA) celebrated its 95th anniversary this weekend. I had the pleasure of being among the women of the PPA; they spend their year raising money to fund scholarships for sorority women attending Arizona universities. Since 1975, the PPA … Continue reading

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An Emily Butterfield Painting and a Theta Tie to WDW

Emily Helen Butterfield was a talented woman by all accounts. In addition to being a founder of Alpha Gamma Delta and an architect in a time when few women chose that profession, she was an accomplished artist. Her sketches were … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Louis Zamperini, Kappa Sigma, Olympian, and World War II Hero

I have World War II on my mind. I have been researching the sorority women who enlisted during World War II, including Helen Marlowe, Zeta Tau Alpha at the University of Southern California, who is the subject of the previous … Continue reading

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Pick Yourself Up, Dust Yourself Off and Start All Over Again!

A friend who is her 90s is a painter. She does wonderful work. She paints pictures of buildings in her hometown, many of them long gone, so that people will remember what the town looked like when it was prosperous. … Continue reading

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