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Old 03-12-2002, 08:26 PM
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Steve,
Don't forget about Dr. Seuss!! I am forever being reminded of that by my boyfriend.
Actually, we just had Dr. Suess Day at my university due to Mrs. Geisel's(Dr. Suess' wife) major contributions to our campus. Our campus' central landmark library is named after the Geisel family. This would be the most feautured item on all university post cards and souveneirs.

Now, there's an interesting fact about my university.

About my chapter...

Pi Beta Phi was the first to go national, the first to create a national philanthropy, one of the seven founding groups of the NPC, the first to organize an Alumnae department for post collegians, and the first to establish an AAC (Alumnae Advisory Committee) for each collegiate chapter.

Pi Beta Phi
The first all women national fraternity, 1867
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Old 03-12-2002, 08:31 PM
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Since someone already posted all of the Deephers. Here are some that I remember the guys from the fraternities being super proud about.

Kevin McClatchey who has something to do with the Pittsburgh Pirates is an SAE alum as well.
Kevin McClatchy owns the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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Old 03-13-2002, 12:06 AM
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Pi Beta Phi
The first all women national fraternity, 1867

Sorry that I have to correct you. Pi Beta Phi might've been the first for all of those, but Alpha Delta Pi (I hope I got that right) was the first all women's fraternity in 1852, and a few months later Phi Mu Fraternity was formed on March 4.

Also, the facts about your chapter are interesting, but this thread is about "famous greeks....or are they?"
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Old 03-13-2002, 12:11 AM
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Actually let us not forget that all of you guys that came before Theta were just "secret societies"...
....Theta is the "first greek letter fraternity known among women"
Yeah Theta Founders!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-13-2002, 01:18 PM
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Famous SIGMA GAMMA RHO'S VICTORIA ROWELL actress on the Young And Restless character (DRUCILLA) and TONYA LEE WILLIAMS actress on the Young and Restless character (Olivia). Hattie Mcdaniels first African American to win Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in the movie Gone With the Wind. That's right she may have acted like an old slave woman but she was a very brilliant women.


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Old 03-16-2002, 01:05 PM
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Short list of famous Alphas (Alpha Phi Alpha)
Martin Luther king Jr.- Civil Rights Leader
Thurgood Marshall- Former Supreme Court Justice
Paul Robeson-Orator, Actor, Singer, Activist
W.E.B. DuBois-Author Civil & Human Rights activist
Lenny Wilkens-"winningest coach" in NBA
Stuart Scott-ESPN Anchor
Jesse Owens-1936 gold medalist
"Fritz" Pollard-First NFL Coach (1929)
Duke Ellington-Jazz Musician, Pre-eminent American composer
David Dinkins-Former mayor of NYC (first black)
Cornel West-philosopher-Harvard prof.



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Old 03-16-2002, 02:24 PM
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....Theta is the "first greek letter fraternity known among women" Yeah Theta Founders!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Darn, missed it by thatmuch...


Theta: founded January 27, 1870

Kappa: founded October 13, 1870
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Old 03-19-2002, 02:53 AM
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Question Famous Greeks

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I seem to recall reading that Barbara was an A E Phi.
Hmmm...I looked up another thread and it is unconfirmed. Pnguintrax believes that she is either SDT or AEPhi.....
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Old 03-19-2002, 04:15 AM
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some more recent honoraries for tke are willie nelson and rob van winkle... thats right, vanilla ice himself.
i'm still not sure about the rumored ones. can anyone clarify if ron jeremy or slater from SBTB are tekes?
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Old 03-19-2002, 05:05 AM
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Sorry that I have to correct you. Pi Beta Phi might've been the first for all of those, but Alpha Delta Pi (I hope I got that right) was the first all women's fraternity in 1852, and a few months later Phi Mu Fraternity was formed on March 4.

Also, the facts about your chapter are interesting, but this thread is about "famous greeks....or are they?"
Pi Beta Phi was the first NATIONAL sorority. Meaning Pi Phi was the first current NPC chapter to go national, establishing another chapter at another school.


And my apologies for not being on topic. I believe I had this thread mixed up with the "interesting facts" thread when I responded. I'll try to switch my post to that thread.

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Old 03-19-2002, 06:51 AM
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Tom Green is a Sigma Pi.




I believe.


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Old 03-19-2002, 04:04 PM
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I thought only the Bush daughter at Texas went greek?
Both Jenna and Barbara are Theta's. The one in Texas a year before her sister. Her sister joined Kappa Alpha Theta this past year.
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Old 03-19-2002, 04:44 PM
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I think I posted this list the last time a thread like this came up, but will do it again since I think it may have been updated on the Delt Web Page since then.

One thing I thought when I saw someone else's post earlier, it looks like two of us are claiming Florida Governor Askew...

Nobel Prize for Chemistry
Sherwood Rowland




Government
M. Marlin Fitzwater, Press Secretary for former President Bush
Reuben O. Askew, Two Term Governor of Florida
J. William Brennan, Former Supreme Court Justice
Thomas C. Clark, Former Supreme Court Justice
Ramsey Clark, Former US Attorney General
G. Hank Brown, Senator from Colorado
Thomas R. Carper, Governor of Delaware
C. Christopher Cox, Representative from California
Timothy Johnson, Senator from South Dakota
Donald J. Pease, Representative from Ohio
William Richardson, Secretary of Energy
Alben Barkley, Former US Vice President
Henry Wallace, Former US Vice President
Kent R. Hance, Former Texas Railroad Commission Chairman





Education
Murray Blackwelder, Vice President Iowa State University
Larry Clinton Texas A and M University at Commerce
Duane Cummins, President Bethany College
David Dees, Assistant Dean, Enrollment and Academic Services, University of Central Florida
Tom Huddleston, Vice President, Student Development and Enrollment Services, University of Central Florida
Martin C Jischke, President Iowa State University
William E. Kirwan, President Ohio State Univesity
Duane M. Leach, President of Texas-Permain Basin
Peter W. Likins, President Arizona University
Neal Malicky, President Baldwin Wallace College
Jack C. Parker, Vice President for Finance and Administration at Sam Houston State University
Gregory A. Peoples, Dean of Students, Eastern Michigan
Michael Shonrock, Dean of Students at Texas Tech University Vice President Order of Omega
Robert Roush, Huffington Center on Aging, Baylor College of Medicine
Cliff Wood, VP-Academic Affairs, County College of Morris
Victor Yanchik, Dean, College of Pharmacy, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University
Larry Wilson, President, Marrietta College




Business
Edward E. Whitacre, Chairman CEO Southwestern Bell
Thomas H. Cruikshank, Chairman CEO Halliburton Companies
Ronald A McDougall, President Chili's Inc.
John W. Nichols, Chairman Devon Energy
Marno M. McDermott, Chairman Dos Pesos Restaurants
Founder of Fuddruckers and Chi Chi's Restaurants
Walter B. Samuelson, President Quintas Computer Systems
John A. Ludington, Chairman Dow Corning
John W. Braitmayer, President Mona Industries
Alan E. Riedel, Vice Chairman Cooper Industries
Gerald A. Kolschowsky, Chairman OSI Industries
Jerry E. Ritter, Vice Chairman Anheuser Busch
Robert E. Wycoff, President ARCO
Gary G. Michael, Chairman Albertson's
David W. Grainger, Chairman WW Grainger
Myron E. Ullman, Chairman Macy's
Stephen Sanger, Chairman CEO General Mills
George B. Bennett, Chairman Symmetrix, Inc.
Arthur C. Avril, Chairman Sakrete
C. Robert Brenton, Chairman Brenton Banks of Iowa
Michael Walsh, Chairman Tenneco
Jack A. Laughery, Chairman Hardee's
Peter K Woo, Chairman The Wharf (Holdings) Limited
John P. Harbin, Chairman Lone Star Steel
Richard T. Farmer, Chairman Cintas
John W. Fisher, Chairman Emeritus Ball Corporation
James T. Lynn, Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer of Aetna Life and Casualty
Robert H. Hood, Jr., President Douglas Aircraft Company
Henry C. "RIC" Duques, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
of First Data Corporation (FDC)
Jerry K. Myers, CEO Steelcase, Inc.
Tim Boyle, CEO Columbia Sportswear
G. Richard Wagner, Jr., President General Motors, North America Operations




Entertainment
Duane D. Allen, The Oak Ridge Boys
Peter L. Buck, R.E.M, Lead Guitarist
Greg Jennings, Restless Heart, Lead Guitarist
Drew Carey, Drew Carey Show
Bill Fagerbakke, Coach
James (Jimmy) Marsden, Second Noah, ABC
Matthew McConaughey, Film Actor, "Angels in the Outfield"
James F. "Fielder" Cook, Broadway director
Frederic F. Forrest, Actor
David A. Gates, Bread
Joel F. Higgins, Silver Spoons
Jim T. Nabors, Gomer Pyle
Romain L. Johnston, Emmy Winner
David Schwimmer, Friends
Jame D. Trumbo, Two Time Oscar Winner
Winston Groom, Author Forrest Gump




Medical
Dr. Hoyt Gardner, Former President of AMA
Dr. Monroe Trout, Chairman Emeritus of American Healthcare Systems
Joseph T. Painter, M.D., Past President, American Medical Association




Broadcasting
William Flemming, Sportscaster
Patrick J. O'Brien, ABC-Access Hollywood
Roger H. Mudd, TV Newscaster
Robert C. Dotson, NBC-TV reporter
William F. MacAtee, TV Sportscaster
Jennings J Randolph Jr., TV baseball announcer
John Rohrbeck, President NBC-TV Stations
Craig G. Sager, TV Sportscaster




Pro Football
Dante B.J. Lavelli, Cleveland Browns Pro Football Hall of Fame
Alphonse E. "Tuffy" Leemans, New York Giants
John A. Elway, Denver Broncos
Mark R.C. Rypien, Quaterback
Jim W. Plunkett, Former Oakland Raiders quaterback
Jeffry G. Siemon, Former Minnesota Viking linebacker
Gene A. Washington, Former San Fransico 49er wide receiver
Boyd H. Dowler, Former Green Bay Packers wide receiver
Howard E. Mudd, Seattle Seahawks coach
Joseph W. Avezzano, Dallas Cowboys assistant Coach




Major League Baseball
Branch Rickey, Jr., Baseball Hall of Fame
George H. Sisler, Baseball Hall of Fame
Eppa Rixey, III, Baseball Hall of Fame
Michael C. Mussina, Baltimore Orioles
Stephen B. Buechele
Shawn Green, Toronto Blue Jays
Rick Helling, Florida Marlins
Willie Adams, Oakland A's
Edward N. Sprague, Toronto Blue Jays
Michael P. Aldrete, Oakland Athletics
David A. McCarty, Minnesota Twins
Paul S. Carey, Baltimore Orioles
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Old 03-19-2002, 11:48 PM
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Famous members of Phi Beta Sigma
George Washington Carver
James Weldon Johnson
U.S. Rep. John Lewis
Rod Paige-U.S. Secretary of Education
Bobby Jones-Gospel Singer
Kurt Carr-Gospel Singer
Emmitt Smith-Dallas Cowboys
Jerry Rice-Oakland Raiders
Karl Malone-Utah Jazz
Olden Polynice-Utah Jazz
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Old 03-20-2002, 10:08 AM
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I was trying to be modest on my first thread but since everyone else listed all of there famous people you know I have to represent for my Sigma Gamma Rho Sorors.

Soror Jocelyn Brown -National Sales Director ESSENCE Magazine

Soror Gwendolyn Cherry- Former Florida Congresswoman

Soror Alice Childress- Author of "A Hero Ain't Nothing But A Sandwich"
Soror Emily D. Gunter- Motivational speaker, Author of Superlearning 2000:The new Technologies of Self Empowerment
Soror Alice Hille Jackson- Creative Artist, Co-Creater/Producer of Hal Jackson's Miss Talented Teen Pageant
Soror Dr. Alma Illery- humanitarian and Founder of George Washington Carver Commemoration. Through her efforts, Congress issued a Carver Stamp in 1944.
Soror Marie Lafontant - Founder and President of Haitian Research Center
Soror Kiamsha Madelyn Leeke- a lawyer in Washington, D.C.; Writer and self-publisher of three books of poetry: MY SOUL SPEAKS, I AM MY SISTA'S KEEPER and BABY, I GOT IT BAD FOR YOU BLUES
Soror Charlotte Ottley - Public Relations Specialist, CEO C. Ottley Strategies
Soror L. Marion Poe- First African-American woman to be admitted to the bar in the Southern U.S.
Soror Betrice Powell- Senior Director Mary Kay Cosmetics
Soror Brenda Pressley - Actress
Soror Erika R. Ragland- Committee on Labor and Human Responses on Capitol Hill.
Soror April Sinclair- Author of "Coffee Will Make You Black" and "Ain't Goin' Be The Same Fool Twice"
Soror Chizu Shindo Suzuki - Japanese Artist and Writer
Soror Pat Tobin - Public Relations Specialist, Principle, Pat Tobin & Associate
Soror Mary Washington- First African-American CPA
Soror Rosa Page Welch- Famed Mezzo Soprano & Lecturer, "Ambassador of Goodwill" in interracial relations
Soror Ruth Whitehead Whaley- First African-American woman to actively practice law in the U.S.
Soror Priscilla Williams White- Author of "The Children- What Shall We Tell Them About God?"
Soror Judge Joyce Williams Warren- The First African- American Judge in Arkansas
Soror Ruth Russell Williams- Artist and Entreprenuer, her artwork is sold at JCPenney, Nordstroms & Micheals nationally and internationally. Her works include The Baptism, Family Reunion,The Graduation, Old Time Revival, & Kitchen Beautician. She created the promotional artwork, BigBookBag for the sorority's current project of the same name.

Soror Mother Love- Actress, Radio Person, Television Host of Forgive or Forget
Soror Anna Maria Horsford- Actress on sitcoms Wayan Brothers, Amen and The Movie Fridays
Soror Vanessa Bell Armstrong- Gospel Recording Artist
Soror Cynthia Horner- Right on Magazine Editor
Soror Lindy Corrine Claiborne Boggs-First female U.S. Representative from Louisiana, 1st Woman to Chair National Convention of Major American Political Party
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