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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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Dorothy Canfield Fisher and the “Kappa Aunts” on KKΓ’s Founders’ Day

Happy Founders’ Day, Kappa Kappa Gamma. Kappa Kappa Gamma’s founders are Mary Moore “Minnie” Stewart, Anna Elizabeth Willits, Susan Burley Walker, Hanna Jeanette “Jennie” Boyd, Mary Louise “Lou” Bennett,  and Martha Louisa “Lou” Stevenson. Some of the founders recalled that the … Continue reading

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11/11 Gamma Phi Beta’s Founding Day and Armistice Day

Frances Haven (Moss) grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Evanston, Illinois, as her father, Dr. Erastus Otis Haven, headed up the University of Michigan and then Northwestern University. When Dr. Haven was elected Chancellor of Syracuse University, Frances moved to … Continue reading

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“Service in Common” on Memorial Day 2014

On Memorial Day 2014, I thank the men and women who gave their lives so that others could live. World Wars I and II had a profound effect on the fraternity system. Many fraternity men went off to war.  The … Continue reading

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Veterans Day, Another Day to Recognize Philanthropy, and a Special Gift to the Circle of Sisterhood

Philanthropy has long been a part of National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) organizations. This week began with Veterans Day. President Woodrow Wilson, a member of Phi Kappa Psi, proclaimed November 11, 1919 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. He said,  “To … Continue reading

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