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Old 03-15-2002, 05:34 PM
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Cameo on the eight Founders of Delta Tau Delta

Alexander C. Earle the youngest of the group of eight founders, went on to become a Captain in the Second South Carolina Volunteers, where he commanded his own company. For many years his whereabouts were unknown and he was believed dead, but he was finally located living in Arkansas. Earles' spirit of courage is one we emulate today. He also set an excellent example for us through his commitment to lifelong learning and growth by attending three Karneas.

Richard H. Alfred, at 26 the oldest of the group, became a minister and a physician. His involvement with Delta Tau Delta stemmed from a sense of moral duty to the truth, and his activities later in life continued this commitment.

William R. Cunningham, 25, was only a freshman at the time Delta Tau Delta was formed. Because he was older and had become a Mason, however, he exerted much influence in the group. Cunningham, the picture of integrity, was probably responsible for much of the early language in both the Constitution and Ritual. He served as President of the Karnea in 1883. He was also a minister and held public office in the state of Washington.

John L.N. Hunt was the scholar of the group. Yet another testament to the value of lifelong learning and growth, after graduating from Bethany, Hunt went on to become the valedictorian of his class at New York University's School of Law. He then served for several years as New York's Commissioner of Education.

Jacob Lowe hosted the first meetings of the group in his quarters in a rooming house which has now become an international shrine for the Fraternity. Lowe, who became a professor and later a college president, helped facilitate the initial bonds of brotherhood which still sustain us.

Eugene Tarr, a "local boy" whose home was only six miles from Bethany, stayed in West Virginia after college. A strong proponent of strengthening his community, Tarr became a noted speaker, lawyer, and editor of the newspaper.

John C. Johnson was also a native West Virginian (although at that time the area was still a part of Virginia). He became a lawyer and politician, a career which clearly displayed power. He was the political advisor to John W. Davis, the Democratic nominee for President in 1924. One of Johnson's favorite pastimes was conducting tours of Bethany and pointing out the room where Delta Tau Delta was founded. He outlived the other founders by eight years.

Henry K. Bell, a Kentuckian, lived only six years after graduation. His contribution to the Fraternity was immense; without him, there would be no Delta Tau Delta today. Bell responded to a call for help from the last remaining members of the Bethany chapter who were leaving to join the armed forces. It was Bell's faith, integrity,and understanding of the importance of maintaining brotherhoodand a strong community that lead him to two Jefferson College students. Bell initiated Rhodes Standbury Sutton and Samuel S.Brown during a raging snowstorm on February 22, 1861. Upon thecollapse of the Bethany chapter following its' members departure,the new Jefferson chapter took over management of the Fraternity.
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Old 03-15-2002, 05:36 PM
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Okay, I've just spent considerable time trying to cut and paste pictures of our 12 founders here. Pi Phis--can anyone else get the picture of them off our website?
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Old 03-15-2002, 06:03 PM
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Tri Sigma's eight Founders, Margaret Batten, Louise Davis, Martha Featherston, Isabella Merrick, Sallie Michie, Lelia Scott, Elizabeth Watkins, and Lucy Wright, formed a special friendship at the Normal School. Lucy Wright and Lelia Scott led the first meetings of the S.S.S. Club in 1897. They announced the founding of Sigma Sigma Sigma on April 20, 1898.
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Old 03-15-2002, 08:48 PM
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Tri Sigma's eight Founders, Margaret Batten, Louise Davis, Martha Featherston, Isabella Merrick, Sallie Michie, Lelia Scott, Elizabeth Watkins, and Lucy Wright, formed a special friendship at the Normal School. Lucy Wright and Lelia Scott led the first meetings of the S.S.S. Club in 1897. They announced the founding of Sigma Sigma Sigma on April 20, 1898.
Hey! We were founded at the same school! Very cool!
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Old 03-15-2002, 08:57 PM
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Here you go, carnation!

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Okay, I've just spent considerable time trying to cut and paste pictures of our 12 founders here. Pi Phis--can anyone else get the picture of them off our website?
Here are Pi Beta Phi's Founders:
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Old 03-15-2002, 10:06 PM
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Cool Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

We have 7 incredible founders.
They are:

Nannie Mae Gahn Johnson
Mary Lou Allison Gardner Little
Vivian White Marbury
Bessie Downey Rhodes Martin
Cubena McClure
Hattie Mae Annette Dulin Redford
Dorothy Hanley Whiteside

*Taken from the Theta Chi Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho website*
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated was founded on the predominantly white campus of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 12, 1922. The sorority was organized by seven school teachers who shared a vision of true sisterhood.

The group became an incorporated national collegiate sorority on December 30, 1929 and has the distinction of being the first African-Amercian greek organization on Butler's campus.

Today, we have grown to over 77,000 members with over 400 chapters in the United States, Bahamas, Bermuda, the Virgin Islands & Germany. As a leading national service organization, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. has met the challenges of the day and continues to grow through Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service.



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Old 03-15-2002, 11:04 PM
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CutiePie2000! Thank you!!!!! The family sat around the computer for ages, cursing and trying to cut and paste!! How the heck did you do it?
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Old 03-15-2002, 11:20 PM
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Alpha Chi Omega has 7 founders:

Anna Allen Smith 1870 – 1933
Always interested in music from earliest childhood, she was the youngest student to do advanced work at the School of Music at DePauw graduating when she was nineteen. She was a brilliant accompanist, an accomplished performer and a successful teacher in the School of Music for 10 years.

Olive Burnett Clark
1867 – 1956
Olive attended Indiana Asbury University and taught for two years while carrying on her studies. To quote her, “I have found no greater happiness in my life than in Alpha Chi Omega. All I have ventured to give toward the upbuilding and uplifting of our fraternity has been from the depths of my heart, and has been repaid in thousand-fold by my girls. I believe fraternity life to be a vital influence for good. I believe fraternity spirit to be the Spirit of Youth, Love, and an understanding of all things beautiful and sacred in life. This much has Alpha Chi Omega given to me; it has taught me my Faith in God, Faith in all Mankind, and Faith in my Girls everywhere.”

Bertha Deniston Cunningham
1869 – 1950
Bertha was musically talented and her parents thought it best that she continue her studies in the School of Music at DePauw. She had to play for Dean Howe to determine how advanced she was. She soon grew to be the envy of all the music students because of her remarkable ability to compose. Hers is the only original badge of the fraternity in existence today, being, Bertha was one of five which were first made. an accomplished performer and a successful teacher in the School of Music for 10 years.

Amy Dubois Reith
1869 – 1915
Amy was only 15 when she entered DePauw University. She studied both voice and piano. She was selected to sing important roles several times but all the honor and attention did not spoil her. She had a quiet and straightforward manner which endeared her to all. Her influence endured long after she left to teach music in Kansas.

Nellie Gamble Childe
1867 – 1960
Nellie studied piano from an early age and after much deliberation chose DePauw University. She was known for her gentle voice and manner, but was described as having a quiet influence for good. She reflected on Alpha Chi Omega as having a small beginning, but loyal girls with high standards who have achieved marvelous results.

Bessie Grooms Keenan
1866 - 1920
Bessie was one of three Greencastle girls among the founders. She was a small child when she began her study of music and was an accomplished pianist by the time she entered DePauw. Her daughter, Hannah, eventually became the Director of the Central Office for Alpha Chi Omega to see her mother’s dream continue.

Estelle Leonard
1860- 1955
Estelle entered DePauw with the ambition of learning music as a means of livelihood. Most of her time was spent practicing or studying. She served as Dean Howe’s secretary for two years. She graduated in 1891 and taught in colleges in the area. Some of her compositions were published. She returned to Indianapolis to live out the remainder of her life, and her enthusiasm for Alpha Chi Omega was unbounded.
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Old 03-16-2002, 01:29 AM
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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incoroprated founded January 13, 1913 by these 22 women:

Osceola McCarthy Adams was an actress and member of the Repertory Playhouse Associates of New York. She also was the directress of the American Negro Theater and directed "Days of Our Youth" the play in which Harry Belefonte and Sidney Poitier premiered their dramatic careers. She also served as Teacher of dramatics at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina and directress of the Harlem School of the Arts.

Marguerite Young Alexander, a native of the state of Illinois, founded with the help of Soror Adams the Lambda Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc in 1919. Lambda Chapter serves the Chicago area colleges.

Winona Cargile Alexander, a native, of Columbus, Georgia, served as the 1st Custodian of Alpha Chapter. She also holds the distinction of being the 1st black social worker with the New York City and County Charities.

Ethel Cuff Black, a native of Wilmington, Delaware, was the first BLACK teacher in Richmond County, New York. She also was the Charter Member of the Queens Alumnae Chapter.

Bertha Pitts Campbell, a native of Winfield, KS, was involved in improving race relations in Seattle, Washington. She was one of the primary forces behind organizing the Christian Friends for Racial Equality in Seattle.

Zephyr Chisom Carter, a native of El Paso, Texas, did back up singing for television shows and movies. Upon the founding of Delta, Soror Carter held the position of reporter.

Edna Brown Coleman, native of Washington, DC, was a member of the graduatiing class of 1913. Soror Coleman married Omega Psi Phi founder Frank Coleman.

Jessie McGuire Dent, a native of Galveston, Texas, served as Alpha Chapter's first recording secretary. Her portrait is in the Texas Cultural Archives. She successfully sued the Galveston Independent School District and won equal pay for BLACK teachers in the city of Galveston.

Frederica Chase Dodd, a native of Dallas, Texas, helped form a Dallas YMCA for Black Women. She also chartered an alumnae chapter of DST in Dallas, Texas.

Myra Davis Hemmings, a native of Gonzalez, Texas, served as Alpha Chapter's first president. Soror Hemmings was an active member of both the NAACP and the National Council of Negro Women. Soror Hemmings chartered the San Antonio Alumnae chapter.

Olive Jones, a native of Washington, D.C., became a music teacher for the Washington DC public schools. She was one of two of our founders to never marry.

Jimmie Bugg Middleton, a native of Lynchburg, Virginia, earned a master's degree at Howard University. She became a charter member of the Raleigh, North Carolina Alumnae Chapter. She also served as the National Treasurer and President of the National Association of College Women.

Pauline Oberdorfer Minor, a native of Charlottesville, Virginia, served as the first treasurer of Alpha Chapter. Soror Minor graduated VALEDICTORIAN of the Teachers College in 1914 and went on to become a mezz-soprano soloist and published hymn writer. She also taught school im Alabama, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania. She served as a missionary and published a book Soul Echoes which features forty of her musical compositions.

Vashti Turley Murphy, a native of Washington, D.C., married Carl Murphy, founder and editor of the Afro-American. Soror Murphy was active with the Baltimore Alumnae Chapter and a member of the Baltimore branch of the National Association of College Women. Soror had the distinction of having five daughters, four of whom became Deltas and that Delta lineage continues today.

Naomi Sewell Richardson, a native of Washingtonville, New York, taught in East Saint Louis, Illinois and Princeton, New Jersey. Soror Richardson retired to Poughkeepsie, NY where she was honored in 1982 by the Mid-Hudson Chapter on her 90th birthday.

Mamie Reddy Rose, a native of Beta, South Carolina, was the first of the founders to die in 1919. While at Howard University she won many awards for dramatic reader.

Eliza Pearl Shippen, a native of Washington, D.C., graduated Magna Cum Laude from Howard University. She received her Master's from Columbia University's Teacher College. She received her PhD in English and Literature from the University of Pennsylvania in 1944. She was the second of our two founders to never marry.

Florence Letcher Toms, a native of Washington, D.C., served as assistant principal at the Garnett-Patterson Junior High School in Washington, D.C. Her hobbies included collecting elephants and her collection contained several hundred.
She served on the Board of Directors (Family Welfare Association and the PTA).

Ethel Carr Watson, a native of Parkersburg, West Virginia, was a teacher until she retired then began a second career as a dramatic performer.

Wertie Blackwell Weaver, a native of Kansas City, Missouri, wrote a novel entitled The Valley of the Poor. The book was concerning poor blacks in the South.

Madree Penn White, a native of Atschison, Missouri, served as the 2nd President of Alpha Chapter. While at Howard, she became the 1st woman editor of the campus paper. Finally, Soror White set in motion the mechanism for the creation of other chapters.
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Old 03-16-2002, 02:38 AM
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CutiePie2000! Thank you!!!!! The family sat around the computer for ages, cursing and trying to cut and paste!! How the heck did you do it?
No need to curse, my dearest carnation! LOL
I PM'ed you the explanation!
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Old 03-16-2002, 09:24 PM
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Sigma Lambda Upsilon/ Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Incorporated was founded on December 1, 1987 at Binghamton University by Hermana Cynthia Santiago-Guzman, Hermana Adriana Zamora-Tirado, Hermana Carmen Ibeth Garcia-Quiñones and Hermana Carol Elizabeth Torres.*
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Old 03-16-2002, 11:33 PM
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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded on January 16, 1920 on the campus of Howard University by 5 extraordinary woman who exemplified the principles of finer womanhood, scholarship, service & sisterly love.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. A community conscious, action-oriented organization since 1920.

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Old 03-17-2002, 03:29 PM
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Pi Phi Founders!

Pi Beta Phi has 12 founders! We were founded on April 28, 1867 at Monmouth College! The amazing women formed a fraternity of women for the purpose of moral, mental and social advancement. Here's to 135 years of sisterhood!

My love in Pi Beta Phi

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Old 12-10-2002, 09:23 PM
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Pi Kappa Phi has three founders:

Simon Fogarty Jr
Andrew Alexander Kroeg Jr
Lawrence Harry Mixson

Check out more history about Pi Kapp at
http://www.nuphi.net/history/
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Old 12-10-2002, 09:30 PM
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I need to correct the names of ASA's founders that were mentioned; they were close, but not good enough for the exam. --they are also found on the website like this:
Virginia Lee Boyd(Noell), Calva Watson (Wooton), Louise Burks Cox(Carper), Mary Williamson Hundley, and Juliette Jefferson Hundley(Gilliam).

Have any of you heard of founders deactivating? I was just wondering if that ever happened.
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