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Published by Alpha Omicron Pi, 2016-07-13 20:56:50

1997 Fall - To Dragma

Vol. LXVII, No. 8

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On the cover: This commemorative stone rests beside the tree Chi Delta (U of Colorado) planted on their campus as a gift to commemorate our Centennial. This image represents hundreds of gifts our collegiate and alumnae chapters presented this year to their local communities and universities.

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A Message From our President
The AOTT Founders
Founders' Day
Collegiate Chapter Sub-mottos
Time Capsule Dedication
Centennial Convention 1997
Convention Fashions
1997-99 Executive Board 1997-99 Foundation Board
Convention Award Winners
Chapter Gifts and Projects
AOTT Foundation Scholarships
Officer Directory
Collegiate News
Alumnae News
Change ofAddress Form
Power of Friendship. AOTT.
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a message from our President
The courage to dream...
Our Centennial Celebration was a wonderful week of renewed sisterhood between old and new friends. From the first night when we blew out 100 candles to the breath takingly beautiful Rose Banquet, everything was rxrfectly planned and exciting. Many tears were shed as we all realized we were at a once in a lifetime event. Our sincere thanks to the Centennial Committee for all the long hours of planning and preparation that went into making convention memorable. It was a wonderful celebration of our past, but we must now embark on the next century of Alpha Omicron Pi - just think what we can accomplish
in another 100 years. With the increasing accelerated pace ofchange in the world, there is no doubt that the next 100 years holds the potential for our organization to accomplish things that are truly magnificent... anything and everything is possible.
The following is a brief synopsis of the speech I gave at con- vention this summer. It shares my hopes and dreams for AOFI as we enter our second century. My sincere thanks to Mariellen Sasseen, Melanie Doyle and Jeff Bradford of Bill Hudson and Associates for their help in the preparation of the presentation at convention.
"Welcome to the next century of Alpha Omicron Pi! Thanks to the vision of many remarkable women, AOn has already had a wonderful 100 years. Now is the time to focus on our next century and to envision a future even more glorious than our past.
We are on the threshold of a whole new world of opportunities. Thefirststep is opening our eyes, our minds and our hearts to the limitless possibilities that lie before us. We must begin today to form the vision for the next century. In order to make our vision a reality, we must commit tofourimportant actions:
L WorkTogether Each of us should agree to work together and to share our ideas. Our strength lies in this diversity of ideas embraced by a unity ofpurpose.
T e a m w o r k is e s s e n t i a l t o o u r o r g a n i z a t i o n .
2. Communication: We must open the lines of communication. We need to listen to each others great ideas. The Fraternity must also communicate with you, both verbally and through our advanced technology and written publications.
3. Take Action: We must take action TODAY - not next week, next month or next year. We can accomplish things that others think are impossible.
4. Accountability: We must be held accountable for our actions. Each member of AOn must be willing to accept responsibility to conduct herself in a manner, which will contribute to the good of the entire fraternity.
We must also have the courage to dream and to dream BIG. Without dreaming and planning for the future, without thinking about how things could be better, we wont grow... and we won't be able to meet the challenges of the future. Our collegiate and alumnae are full of energy and great ideas. Both have much to contribute. By working together, we can make our dreams come true. It is important that we take the next steps required to set our dreams into action.
1. We need to honestly evaluate where we are now - understanding both the positives and the negatives of our fraternity today.
2. We must ask fundamental questions - such as what are our strengths? What sets us apart? What makes us special on our campuses and in our communities? What are our weaknesses?
It is only by answering these important questions that we can identify the key issues we will address on our journey into the next century.
To review, we need to work together, communicate, follow through and remain accountable. All of these actions are related. If we share our dreams and commit today to carrying them out, AOn will remain a continuing source of pride.
Every member has a responsibility to insure the future of Alpha Omicron Pi. You have my commitment, now I ask for yours. I challenge each of you to join me... as our NEXT CENTURY BEGINS TODAY!
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Composite created from class of igqS photographs.1 lop to bottom: 'Elizabeth Jitywood Wynum, Jesse 'Wallace Jiughan, Men St. Clair ?dullan, Stella Qeorcje Stern 'Perry.

Jessie Wallace Jiugfian
Jessie Hughan, distinguished teacher and writer, will remain best known as a gallant crusader for peace and humane conditions. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa, she entered a long and varied teaching career. She became known professionally for her outstanding success as a Principal of the academic department of the Boys' Textile High School in New York City. She next did notable work as a head of one of the most difficult "problem" high schools for girls. Her treatise, "Studies in Personality for High Schools," is known for its
insight Miss Hughan was nominated for various political offices, including Secretary of State for New York, as a result of her professional status as an educator. She ran for public office in the state of New York on the socialist ticket on two occasions. Not because she thought she could win, but rather because she ardently
believed in what the party stood for and wanted to spread the word.
JielenSt. ClairMullan
After graduating from Barnard with Phi Beta Kappa honors, Helen St Clair went on to graduate first in a class of some 300 from New York University Law School Herfirstjob was with the Legal Aid Society. Next she entered the firm of Mullan, Cobb and Mitchell. Judge Cobb achieved the bench; George Vincent Mullan (Helen's husband) rose to the New York State Supreme Court; John Mitchell became Mayor of New York. All three expressed indebtedness to her.
Helen also served on and presided over important New York City committees. She was the mother of two daughters making her the only Founder to have children. In that role, she was prominent in Scouting and other youth movements.
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Alter graduation. Stella Stern went into advertising. Sin- started at John Wanamaker, a department store, and Ijfc later wrote ads for Altaian's and other New York stores. Eventually, she had her own advertising agency, han-
tiling both local and national accounts. Following her interest in public service, Stella held national and "tali- offices in child labor groups, welfare and relief organizations. \t the request of Governor Wood row Wilson of New Jersey, she served as volunteer N.J. Inspector of Labor for Women and Children and argued
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Stella was the first president of Alpha chapter and the first National President of Alpha Omicron Pi (1898-1905). She was a
constant contributor to To Dragma and was elected historian of AOLI for life.
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For 17 years after graduation Bess taught German and English in the Bloomfield (NJ.) High School. Her reorgani- zation of the English Department and her stimulating methods were factors in her becoming one of the first two women to be appointed to the Board of Education. She was also active in the A.A.U.W. and in 1933, won first prize in its national essay contest on the subject of fellowship. Her other interests were the Bloomfield Community House Red Cross and her church.
Bess was thirteenth National President of Alpha Omicron Pi. Her administration covered the difficult depression years of 1929-1931. She strengthened and unified us and pioneered in expansion into Canada. For the five years before her presidency, Bess served as AOLTs first registrar. She established the Central Office procedures in that capacity. She was also a lifetime honorary President of the New Jersey Alumnae Chapter.
Stella married George Hough Perry in 1906. When lie became a director ol (he 1915 Exposition in San Francisco, they moved to California. Mrs. Perry served on the Women's Board of the Exposition and contin- ued her work for child labor and welfare organizations. She started doing editorial work and writing for periodi- cals not many years after graduation. Her husband encouraged her to continue to write. Eventually she had 17 books published as well as scenarios, pageants, magazine articles, poems and stories. Barbara of Telegraph Hill is one of her
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In the old Columbia College Library, a beautiful, rambling delightfully
collegiate place, was a little gallery up a stair, back of the door. Here
were the tables detailed to the erudite who were working for
their doctorates, a quiet, monastic, little gallery para-
doxically tempting to the friv- olous. From this rose another
little stair which nobody
ever used. It led to the shelves, in an oldgreyroom, amid oldgrey mullioned
Gothic windows, where the ancient tomesand old man- uscripts, theparchments and vellums, were kept, bound
in smooth grey covers like soiled marble. Through the
little windows, streams of sun- light, softened and dusty, fell
gently to the oldgrey floor. Under these windows were broad windowseats. In one of these, on a
wintery afternoon, when the snow was piled high against the pane and
the old glass rattled in the wind, in the lovely pale-ruddy sunset light, the Founders pledged each other.
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The Pledge Day ofthe Founders was December23, 1896. OnJanuary2,
1897, Alpha Omicron Pi wasformally organized at the home ofHelen St. Clair, allfour Founders beingpresent. The con- stitution in its earliestform was made and accepted, the objects ofthefraternitywere discussed and received, the ritual completed and read by each and all. Theform ofthe badge was agreed upon with the gravity thatcamefromthedetermination, then expressed, that it should be Alpha Omicron Pi's only symbol in the world.
Previous page: The o l d Columbia Library Left Up these narrow stairs and through the small doorway lies the small room where the Founders' pledged each other one wintery December day.
January 2 was officially recognized as
the Founders' Day and was so celebrated annually, until it wasfound to be increasingly inconvenient to hold
festivities on that date. It fell in the Christmas holidays orjust afterwards. Students had not returnedfrom their vacations or werejust returning.
Alumnae werealreadyoverwhelmed
with thefestivities and duties of the holiday season. Everybody was tired. Therefore, at the convention (1912)
it was decided to change the official Founders' Day to December 8, this
being a day generally convenient and the birthday ofone of the Founders (Stella's).
Barnard College received the new infant fraternity kindly and Kappa Kappa
Gamma extended a friendly welcome.
Within a week the Initiation Ritual was usedfor thefirst time, Anne Richardson Hall '98 becoming the first initiate of the fraternity and entering into its spirit with ardor and devotion.
As was to be expected, there was timidity, at first, among the students, as to aligning themselves permanently with a new and untriedfraternity. But the earnestness of the group soon made itself felt and in the
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end little difficulty was met in securing the members desired. It was not long before the first chapter, Alpha, Barnard College, wasflourishing and happy.
It took a prominent place in the social
life of the college and exercised good judgment, as it met with good fortune, insecuringprominent andunderclass-
men and a post-graduate student of dis- tinction.
1898, the year of the Founders' seniority at Barnard, was an important year in the history of the college and of the uni- versity. For then Columbia moved from its beautiful but overcrowded old monastic buildings, and Barnard moved
from its unbeautiful and overcrowded makeshifts — dear, nevertheless to the memories of many — uptown to the pre- sent more stately mansions, the serene and impressive halls on the hill beside the Hudson.
Here the chapter had a room with its sign on the door and a successfulyear. Of course, mistakes were made, even weakness in the support of the highest ideals; but, on the whole, the chapter stood the test of prosperity and growth,
justified itsearnestnessofpurposeandits right to be the mother chapter ofa fra- ternity devoted to potent idealisms.
Those words were Stellas, magnificently written in 1923 to commemorate our Fraternity's Silver Anniversary. She served as Grand Historian at the time. There was much pride in our young Fraternity, just as that pride still lives
on today. On December 8, 1996,
one hundred years and over 100,000 initiated members later, we came together to celebrate our heritage and to kick-off our Centennial Celebtation.
The Mother Chapter, Alpha, is now gone due to the unfortunate banishment of all fraternities from Barnard College in 1913. The obstacles and issues facing women today have changed drastically, and
Founders' Day candlelighting for Zeta Kappa, Upsilon Lambda. Austin, Houston, North Houston, and SonAntonio Alumnae Chapters.
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The old Columbia

the opportunities now available for women would have left our Founders speechless.
Yet, through all the years, through all the changes in the world, the princi- ples on which Alpha Omicron Pi was founded have remained unchanged.
In her historical perspective, Stella asked herself the question, "Why did (we) organize Alpha Omicron Pi rather than take membership in an already established society, surely
the easier way.' Her answer...
left Natasha Strokan, Chi Delta and Edith Cope Lockord, Omega, at the Denver Area Founders'Day. below: Gamma Alpha and the Northern Virginia Alumnae Founders' Day.
Partly because the Class of'98 believed in its own inspirations, loved to initiate. Partly because thesefour cared so pro- foundly for one another that they uncon- sciously desired a society based upon originalfeeling, something peculiar to that deep friendship, something more earnest than a mere social decoration.
In facing this great enterprise with the audacity ofyouth, they may have felt that as Love never faileth, a future on that foundation was assured.
But there were also other reasons.
Since the days of which we write there has come into the world at large and therefore into the college world and therefore again, into the Hellenic world, an impulse of democracy. The entire social outlook in our colleges is better now, though it may still leave much to beimproved. Atanyratethesnobbish- ness, poor sportsmanship, political
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intrigue, extravagance, and other faults that are sometimes charged today — gen- erallyfalsely — against men's and women's collegefraternities were then
frequently true. At least the Founders had met many college men and women who belonged to these groups and had a certain exclusiveness, a childish pre- sumption of superiority, certain distinc- tions based upon so-called social stand- ing, upon race or religion, upon materi- alpossessions, or other mere externals of life. The Founders ofAlpha Omicron
Pi were afraid of entrusting a bond as precious as their affection to any chance of misrepresentation. Theyfelt that bond to be in itself too great to become absorbed in anything less or less potent, than itself. They wanted to perpetuate that beautiful something that bound the members of the Class of'98; it was the desire that this particular loyalty that motivated them should endure, should bind, and inspire others.
And endure it has. On December 8, 1996, all alumnae and collegiate chap- tets of Alpha Omicron Pi kicked off our Centennial year in grand style. Most chapters joined with other chap-
ters in their area to celebrate in a myr- iad of ways. Brunches, luncheons, teas and dinners were held in banquet halls, chapter houses, restaurants, country clubs, and members homes. The personality and style of each chapter was reflected in the manner in which they chose to commemorate this special day.
above: Epsilon Alpha and State College Alumnae Founders' Day. left Alpha Chi. Nu Omicron, Rho Omicron. Nashville Area and Bowling Green Alumnae Founders' Day
below: Hilton Head Alumnae Founders' Day
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From top to bottom: Seattle Alumnae Founders' Day; Zeta and Lincoln Alumnae Founders' Day; Chi Epsilon and Columbus Alumnae Founders' Day.
Ft Lauderdale. Boca Raton Area. Palm beach County and Greater Miami Alumnae Founders'Day; Rochester, NY Alumnae
Founders' Day:
On this occasion, each chapter took
the opportunity to present a gift to the local university or community in honor of our Centennial. Additionally, each collegiate chapter unveiled the banner her president would later carry in the Centennial Convention opening banquet processional. Likewise, alumnae chapters presented a copy
of their quilt square that was being sewn into the enormous Centennial Commemorative Quilt, also displayed at the opening banquet.
It was, indeed, the start of a memorable year...
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ie Chapter Sub-mottos
Candlelighting Ceremonypreformed at each convention,
the collegiate chapter sub-mottos are revealed. Since
candlelighting is a ceremony and not a ritual, bothAOris
andnon-AOITs may attend The beautiful sub-mottos of
ourchaptersarea testimony to who we are as a Fraternity
Each was selected by that chapters charter
theirinstallation. Many also have a
Greek translation, but only the English
version is listedhere. RT&Jpermission
wasgranted as always, before
publishing material such as this.
Barnard G>llege, Columbia University
New York, NY
Alpha Beta
Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
All Believing in One Another
Alpha BetaTau
Thomas More College Cresrview Hills, KY Begin, Progress, Proceed
Alpha Chi
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY
Our Dreams Are Tomorrow's Realities
Alpha Delta University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL Always Devoted
Alpha Gamma
Washington State University Pullman, WA
Always Genuine, Always Gracious
Alpha Kappa
University of North Alabama Florence, AL
Beautiful Love
Alpha Lambda
Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
Always Sisters, Loving Friends
Alpha Omicron
Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA
Truth and Vision
Alpha Phi
Montana State University Bozeman, M T
Always Friends
Alpha Pi
Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
Love All Embracing
Alpha Psi
Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, OH
Always Individuals. Forever Sisters
Alpha Rho
Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
Truth: Fulfillment
Alpha Sigma University ofOregon
Eugene, OR
ChosenfromAmongthe Emeralds
Denison University
Granville, O H
Love OneAnother, Fear God
Alpha Theta
Coe College
Cedar Rapids, IA
Always Together Through Love & Loyalty
Brown University Providence, RI Life
Beta Chi
Kentucky Wesleyan College Owensboro, KY
Live Usefully
Beta Delta
Villanova University Villanova, PA
Boundless Determination
Beta Epsilon
Bemidji State University Bemidji, MN
Beliefin Education
Beta Gamma
Mchigan State University East Lansing, MI
To Become Best
Beta Kappa
University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC
Steadfast& UprightofCharacter
Beta Lambda
Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington, IL
Be Loyal
Beta Phi
Indiana University Bloomington, I N
To Establish Love
Beta Pi
Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI
To Live, To Learn, To Lead Courageously
Beta Rho
University of Montana Missoula, M T BenevolentandResolute
Beta Sigma
Boise State University Boise, ID
Beauty Through Simplicity
University of Toronto Toronto, ON
Let Us Strivefor the Highest
Beta Theta
Butler University Indianapolis, I N
Let Us Walk Courageously
Syracuse University Syracuse, NY Rejoice in the Truth
Chi Alpha
U. of California-Davis Davis, OA
Source of joy and Truth
Chi Beta
University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA Cherished Beginnings Chi Delta
U. ofColorado Boulder, CO Gruce-Strengt/j
Chi Epsilon
The Ohio State University Columbus, OH
Cherish Everything
Chi Lambda University of Evansville Evansville, IN
Grace and Light
Chi Omicron
Central State University Edmond,OK Cheerfully Oblate
Chi Pi
Northeastern University Boston, M A Constancy ofPurpose
Chi Psi
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, CA
Companionship and Prosperity
Chi Sigma Centenary College Shreveport, LA
Chi Theta
Northeastern University Tahlequah, OK
Changing Tomorrow, Today
Tufts University
Somerville, MA
Strength Through Fellowship
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Delta Alpha
University of Missouri-Columbia Columbia, MO
Service Among Sisters
Delta Beta
University of Southwest Louisiana Lafayette, LA
Righteousness ofLife
Delta Chi
University of Delaware Newark, DE
Dignity and Character
Delta Delta Auburn University Auburn, AL Strength and Right
Delta Epsilon
Jacksonville State University Jacksonville, AL
Dedicated to Excellence - Devoted to Each Other
Delta Omega
Murray State University Murray, KY
ToExpand ToBeUseful
Delta Phi
University of South Carolina Columbia, SC
Duty andFellowship
Delta Pi
Central Missouri State University W arrensburg, M O
Devoted to Philanthropy
Delta Psi
State University of New York Albany, NY
Dreams Pursued
Delta Rho
DePaul University Chicago, IL
Diversity Thru Respect
Delta Sigma
San Jose State University San Jose, CA
The Gift of a Sound Mind
Delta Theta
Texas Woman's University Denton, T X
Patience and Trust
Delta Upsilon Duke University Durham, NC
A Gift Enduring
Cornell University Ithaca, NY
Be Broadminded
Epsilon Alpha
Pennsylvania State University University Park PA Freedom in Truth
Epsilon Chi
Elon College
Hon College, NC
Each One Caring for the Rest
Epsilon Iota
Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL Enduring Integrity
Epsilon Omega
Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY
Each One Plays a Great Part
University of Wisconsin Madison, WI
Serving Unselfishly
University of Maine Orono, ME
Know Thyself
Gamma Alpha
George Mason University Fairfax, VA
Genuine Sisterhood
Indiana University ofPennsylvania Indiana, PA
GreaterBonds ofSisterly Love
Gamma Chi
Carleton University Ottawa, O N
Faithfully and Eternally
Gamma Delta
University of South Alabama Mobile, AL
Grace and Dignity
Gamma Iota
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL
Let Us Be Strong
Gamma Omicron University of Florida Gainesville, FL
Alike in Nobleness of Mind
Gamma Sigma
Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
Know Thyself
Gamma Tau
Utah State University Logan, UT
To Develop a Sense ofValues
Gamma Theta
University of South Florida Tampa, FL
Growth and Trust
Gamma Upsilon
St. Leo College
St. Leo, FL
Givingand Understanding
University of Illinois Urbana, IL
Sharing Equal Burdens
Iota Alpha
Idaho State University Pocatello, ID IdealAttainment
Iota Chi
University ofWestern Ontario London, ON
Individuality and Camaraderie
lota Sigma
Iowa State University Ames, IA
Individuals in Sisterhood
University ofWisconsin - Stout Menomonie, W I
Individuals Together
Randolph-Macon Woman's College Lynchburg, VA
Friendship in Common
Indiana State University Terre Haure, I N
To Exalt the Good
Kappa Chi
Northwestern State University Natchitoches, LA
Knowledge and Companionship
Kappa Delta
Wright State University Dayton, O H
Noble Service
Kappa Gamma
Florida Southern College Lakeland, FL Knowledge in Common
Kappa Kappa
Ball State University Muncie, I N
Hold Fast to the Beautiful
Kappa Lambda
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB
Knowledge, Loyalty andFriendship
Kappa Omega University of Kentucky Lexington, KY Nobility ofService
Kappa Omicron
Rhodes College
Memphis, T N
Be Wholly Lord'to< Thyself
Kappa Phi McGill University Montreal, QU Keep Faith
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Kappa Pi
Ohio Northern University Ada, O H
Beauty, Education, Scholarship
Kappa Rho
Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI
The Offering ofthe Choicest; Beauty is the Rose
Kappa Sigma
University ofWisconsin-River Falls River Falls, WI
Knowledge in Sisterhood
Kappa Tau
Southeastern Louisiana University Hammond, LA
Knowledge and Truth
Kappa Theta
University ofCalifornia-LA Los Angeles, CA
Achieve Courageously
Stanford University Stanford, CA Strivefor Loyally
Lambda Beta
California State - Long Beach Long Beach, CA
Wisdom is the Lamp ofLife
Lambda Chi
LaGrange College LaGrange, GA
Love and Companionship
Lambda Eta
Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
Love, Honesty, andFriendship
Lambda Iota
University ofCalifomia-San Diego LaJol!a,CA
Lasting Integrity
Lambda Omega
Northwest Missouri State University Maryville, M O
Friends That Change
Lambda Phi
University ofWsoonsin-Whitewater Whitewater, W I
Lasting Friendship
Lambda Sigma University of Georgia Athens, GA
Our Guiding Light is Wisdom
Lambda Tau
Northeast Louisiana University Monroe, LA
Loyahy Together
Lambda Upsilon
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA
Love and Understanding
New York University New York, NY Victory
University of Mississippi University, MS Victorious Life
Nu Delta
Canisius College Buffalo, NY
Never Ending Devotion
Nu Iota
Northern IllinoisUniversity DeKalb, IL
Noble Ideals
Nu Kappa
Southern Methodist University Dallas, T X
Victory Beckons to the Brave
Nu Lambda
University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
We Bring a New Light
Nu Omicron
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, T N
Vision is Victory
Nu Sigma Parsons College Fairfield, IA Natural Sincerity
Chadron State College Chadron.NE
To Climb, to Strive, to Conquer
Miami University Oxford, O H
To Strive
Omega Omicron Lambuth University Jackson, T N Onward Only
Omega Upsilon
Ohio University Athens, O H Individual but United
Omega Xi
Morehead State University Morehead, KY
University ofKansas Lawrence, KS Human Kindness
Phi Alpha
East Tennessee State University Johnson City.TN FaithfulAlways
Phi Beta
East Stroudsburg State University East Stroudsburg, PA
Prepare to Serve & Build Character
Phi Chi UniversityofChicago Chicago, IL
Personal Commitment
Phi Delta
University ofWisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee, W I
Friendship - Dignity
Phi Kappa
Morris Harvey College Charleston, W V Friendship in Common
Phi Lambda
Youngstown State University Youngstown, OH
Forever Loyal
Phi Omicron
Hanover College Hanover, IN
Love Through Service
Phi Sigma
University ofNebraska-Kearney Kearney, NE
Proud Sisterhood
Phi Upsilon
Purdue University West Lafayette, FN Perfect Understanding
Newcomb College - Tulane New Orleans, LA
Pi Alpha
University of Louisville Louisville, KY
Most Honorable Sisterhood
Pi Delta
University of Maryland College Park, M D Loyalty and Right
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Sisterhood Unites Us; Friendship Directs Us
University ofTennessee Knoxville.TN
Be Like-Minded in Purpose
Omicron Pi
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
J Know and! Trust
Pi Kappa
University ofTexas - Austin Austin, TX
In AM Things Be Pure
Pi Omicron
Austin Peay State University Clarksville,TN Progressing Onward

University ofPennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
Spirit in Truth
Psi Delta
C.W Post Campus of Long Island University
Greenvale, NY
Diversified but Unified
Northwestern University Evanston, IL
Strength ofPurpose
Rho Alpha
Pan American University Edinburg,TX Perseverance-Achievement
Rho Beta
VirginiaCommonwealth University Richmond, VA
Pare Bonds ofFriendship
Rho Delta
Samford University Birmingham, AL RespectforDiversity
Rho Omicron
Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, T N
Sisters Reaching Out
Rho Sigma
Portland State University Portland, OR ProfoundSincerity
University ofCalifornia-Ben<dey Berkeley, CA
Sympathy Unites Us
Sigma Alpha
West Virginia University Morgantown, W V Sisters Always
Sigma Chi Hartwick College Oneonta, NY Wisdom and Grace
Sigma Delta Huntingdon College Montgomery, AL Sisters Devoted
Sigma Iota
Western Illinois University Macomb, IL
Sisterhood and Individuality
Sigma Lambda
University ofW"sconsin-LaCrosse Lacrosse, WI
Serve Loyally
Sigma Omicron
Arkansas State University
State University, AR
Serve Others, Live Purely Be True
Sigma Phi
California State Northridge Northridge, CA
Bonds of Friendship
Sigma Rho
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA FollowTogetherEnthusiastically
Sigma Sigma
St. Norbert College DePere,WI SpiritandSisterhood
Sigma Tau
Washington College Chestertown, M D Altogether We Succeed
University of Minnesota Minneapolis, M N Honor
Tau Delta
Birmingham Southern College Birmingham, AL
True to Duty
Tau Gamma
Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA
Trustworthy and Gracious
Tau Lambda Shippensburg University Shippensbuig, PA
Trust and Loyally
Tau Omega Transylvania University Lexington, KY
Tolerance and Oneness
Tau Omicron
U. ofTennessee - Martin Martin, T N
Together For One
DePauw University Greencasde, IN
Theta Kappa
West Chester University West Chester, PA
Rich in Sisters
Theta Omega
Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ
Sacrifice and Service
Theta Pi
Wagner College Sraten Island, NY Religious-Faithful
Theta Psi
University ofToledo Toledo, OH
To Treasure the Little Things
University ofWashington Seatde,W A
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"Reflections of Sistethood," a lithograph of an original painting. AOFI artist, Ann Cushing Garitz, Pi, presented this painting to tire Fraternity as a gift for our Centennial Celebration. 20 x 24 inches. $25.00
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Note cube, white with burgundy Centennial Celebration logo. $6.00 Brass key chain with burgundy Centennial Celebration logo. $7.00 Mug, burgundy with gold Centennial Celebration logo, microwave safe. $8.00
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Melanie Nixon Doyle, Executive Director.Ann MoOanahan Gilchrist International President Nancy Anderson Oark, Centennial Celebration Committee Chairman, and Colleen Lynn Cdban,Archwes and CentennialAdministrator were on hand to formally dedicate the time capsule
Dedicating a Time Capsule
On Founders' Day, December 8, 1996, the Fraternity buried a time capsule beneath the A O n stone in the center of the Founders' Circle of the Centennial memorial walkway. The walkway is located at Alpha Omicron Pi's International Headquarters in Brentwood, Tennessee. The capsule contains items chosen to reflect the accomplish- ments, dreams and ideals of our Fraternity during its first century and is intended to give future generations a glimpse of the Fraternity's history. Presiding over the dedication were International President, Ann Gilchrist, and Centennial Celebration Committee Chairman, Nancy Clark. The capsule will be permanently sealed with the final addition of a copy of this issue of To Dragma.
The contents of the time capsule include: Celebrate the Century Centennial History Book • Centennial Commemorative Program Book • AOn Membership Badge • Membership Roll of AOFI • Centennial Year In Review issue of To Dragma, Fall 1997 • Memorabilia from dedication of AOIl International Headquarters • Memorabilia from Inspiration Walkway/Founders' Circle dedication • Alpha Omicron Pi Centennial logo and Centennial stationery • Congratulatory letters from other NPC/NIC groups • Centennial Convention favors and memorabilia • AOFI and Foundation Mission Statements • AOn Constitution and Bylaws, 1897 and 1997 versions • Picture of the four Founders • Front page of December 8, 1996 New York Times, Tennessean, and The Review Appeal.

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The Inspiration Walkway to the Founders' Circle is a permanent testimonial to our members and their achievements during AOFTs first 100 years. Engraved signature bricks will continue to be installed during our second century as long as they are available.
We invite you to purchase one or more engraved bricks so your message will also be a part of our visual history in the Memorial built to commemorate our Centennial at the Alpha Omicron P i International Headquarters. A n engraved brick also makes a wonderful gift for an AOn sister, a group of sisters, your chapter, or a family member.
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In June, over 1,300 AOFIs arrived in JVew York City ready to celebrate AOTJs
most anticipated event 0) tfie century...'Ike magnificent Centennial Convention.
Surpassing all expectations, it was a beautiful tribute to tMpfm Omicron HHs
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It was no small undertaking! Almost 400 boxes filled with supplies, awards, displays, programs, and Emporium Merchandise were packed and shipped from Nashville to New York. Local convention chairmen, local vol- unteers, area cooidinators, the Centennial Committee, the Executive Board, Network Directors and Specialists, and Headquarters Staffcontributed countless hours towards the successful outcome. Early on opening day, the Centennial Production Rehearsal got underway, and the Birthday Celebration Committee & local volunteers began decorat- ing for the grandest celebration banquet in AOFI history.
Most AOIls and their guests participated in one of the Barnard/Manhattan tours. Each whirlwind tour left the hotel by bus and took in some of the exciting sites of
Manhattan and the locations where AOITs early history took place, including Milbanks Hall, home of Alpha Chapters first chapter room.
Thefirstevents of the evening were the Collegiate Chapter Reunions. All 173 reunions were held simultaneously throughout the hotel. Refreshment tables were ser up for each chapters gathering and many AOFIs brought along scrapbooks, photo albums, and college memorabilia to share with sisters of other eras. It was exciting to witness such a seamless gap between collegians and alumnae.
Chapter reunions provided sisters an opportunity to reminisce with old friends and make new ones of all ages.
(left): Barnard College's Milbanks Hall was the site of the first chapter room for Alpha Chapter, and a favorite photo spot on the
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Ann Gilchrist International President led the banner processional carrying the Fraternity banner. One hundred seventy- three o t h e r banner participants followed.
(above): Local convention volunteers blow up balloons for the opening birthday celebration festivities.
Later chat evening, the entire delegation assembled for the "Celebrate the Century" BirthdayCelebration. InternationalPresident, Ann Gilchrist and Centennial Chairman, Nancy Clark, served as Toastmistresses for the evening. A processional was led by the Past International Presidents,followedby a proces- sional of the 1995-97 Executive Board. Then came the impressive Banner Processional for all chartered Collegiate Chapters. The banner bearers were elegantly dressed in black cocktail dresses, and carried banners hand crafted by members of their respective chapters. For the remainder of Convention, the banners were hung on display from the balcony surround- ing the banquet hall. Coundess hours of work at the hands of hundreds of people went into making this moment a memorable one.
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(right) Following the banner processional, all banners were hung from the second story banquet room balcony for the remainder of convention.
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(left): Following dinner the traditional Convention Countdown was held. Past International President Mary
Louise Roller set the benchmark marking this convention as her 26th attended!
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Next came the unveiling of the alumnae quilt. Ninety-five of our alumnae chapters created squares that were sewn into a quilt. The 9' x 20' work was a labor of love and will be displayed at Headquarters as a remem- brance of this occasion.
The audience was charmed by Past International President, Nancy Moyer McCain, who delivered a moving speech, bringing each of the Founders to life. Nan serves AOFI as International Historian and her love for AOFI was evident in every word spoken.
Next came the dessert, appropriately, an enor- mous four-tiered birthday cake. As it was rolled down the center aisle, everyone joined in the singing of a lively rendition of Happy Birthday AOR Confetti cannons shot off from all sides of the room raining confetti everywhere. Applause, excitement, laughter, tears and goosebumps filled the room. Centennial Chairman, Nancy Clark, had the honor of cutting the cake.
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Chairmen (left) and the Centennial Celebration Committee (below) are to be commended [or their count/ess hours of service.
Smaller tiered birthday cakes adorned each table as the centerpieces. While a band played and waiters began serving cake, the crowd broke into a spontaneous conga line weaving throughout the entire room.
The evening ended with the all convention photo. A panorama photo was taken to be more in keeping with the tradirion of A O n conventions during the first half of the century when panorama cameras were readily available.
Saturday morning got underway with Ritual Rehearsal, Robing, and then Opening Ritual for the Convention. AOITs beautiful Ritual is even more impressive at an International Convention, and the morning's event was particularly awesome.
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(above): A formal credentials check is conducted prior to all business sessions to verify council member attendance for voting privileges.
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While Ritual was being conducted for AOFI delegates and non-delegates, an enjoyable and entertaining session was held for non- AOris and AOn special guests.
After Ritual, delegates and non-
delegates went straight to Credentials Check for the Opening Business Session in order to witness AOFI democracy in action.
For many, the afternoon wasfreefor optional tours, site-seeing, or relaxing with friends. Nearly 200 AOFIs embarked on the Ellis Island Tour to view the newly renovated immigrant landmark and to get a closer look at the Statue of Liberty.
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During their free time, AOfls and their families took in the sites of the city.

Receptions and special reunions were held at various times throughout the week. At right the Foundation's Second Century Society/Major Donor Reception was held at the Chemists' Club, and below, a reunion of all past Chapter Consultants was held at the Marriott
Bottom right: Celebrate the Century B o o k Chairman. Marion Grassmuck Clouse. autographs a copy of history book
A few receptions were held during the after- noon, most notably being the Foundations Second Century Society/Decade of Endowment Reception, and the Scholarship Recipients/Donors Reception. The Past International Presidents graciously made themselves available for an autograph
session outside the Broadway Ballroom just before dinner. The new AOil History Books were also available for signaturesfrom those who had major roles in the production ofthis historical manuscript.
That evening, the doors opened for "Celebrate the Heritage of ACTI," the Streets of New York Theme Dinner. Everyone was asked to dress as they would have in college, and that made for fun and laughter. A O n Foundation President, Rosalie Barber, wearing a poodle skirt, served as Toastmistress for this banquet.
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The "Street's of New York" banquet fea- tured a unique "Lady liberty" and great clothing styles reminis- cent of each members college days.
Dinner was served buffet style with decora- tions set for a New York Street Festival. Delicious food selections highlighted Little Italy, a New York Deli, Chinatown and Fulton Fish Market.
Following dinner, Rosalie Barber presented The Foundation Awards and Foundation Board member, Jean Sells, presented the Arthritis Research Grants and Educational Grants. Barbara Hunt, Foundation Board member also spoke on the success of the Decade of Endowment.
The evenings next event was one that everyone had been anticipating with great excitement. The Centennial Production, "AOFI - The
First 100 Years" was a lively, entertaining and fabulous musical tribute to the Fraternity's his- tory, decade by decade. There was singing, dancing, narration, and so much more. Many people and coundess hours were put into the culmination of this event which was received with great enthusiasm.
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took a look at the last cen- tury decade by decade, fea- turing music, styles and
A On memories. Styles of the 1960's are modeled at left, and Nancy Moyer McCain, above, teaches everyone 'The AOU
Whistle" that was commonly known by members in the earlier part of the century.
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A few of the entertainment numbers fea- tured the "Charleston" of the 1920s, the 40s hit, "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy." and music and dance from the I970's motion picture, "Grease."
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Dozens of talented collegians and alumnae joined Past International Presidents in partici- pating. Just two of the coundess highlights included 93-year old Jessie Lamed dancing die Charleston; and Peg Crawford joining Centennial Production Chairman, Joyce Srrout, in a crowd pleasing salute to the Blues Brothers.
Events got off to an early start on Sunday morning with the "Celebrate the Century of Achievement and Leadership" Awards
Presentation. Executive Board Directors, Mary Bryant and Carole Jones were Toastmistresses for this event that recognized many of the award recipients.
During this session the traditional Past International Ptesident Story Telling session was held, in which each PIP reminisced about a memorable highlight during her tenure as president. This is often one of the favorite memories of convention.
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Occurring simultaneously, invited guests
from other National Panhellenic Groups were being entertained at a reception, as were all Women of Achievement who were in atten- dance at this convention.
Both of these two groups ofwomen were also honored during the "Celebrate the Century of Panhellenic Dedication" Brunch which fol- lowed. AOn NPC Delegate, Barbara Hunt served asToastmistress. The Keynote address was delivered by Donna Hanover, a contribut- ing correspondent to WNYW-TV Fox 5 s "Good Day New York." Her speech, " ITiree Gifts, Career, Children and Community Service," was a delight and enjoyed by every- one present. Donna is also a freelance writer, television host and Broadway actress.

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The newly elected
Board (above right) and
Foundation Board (far right) are presented at the closing
business session.
Below: New International President Linda Peters Collier, leads the Executive Board Processional before Rose Banquet
Left Representatives from St. Mary's Foundation for Children and the Children's Aid Society, along with Keynote speaker, Donna Hanover, smile at the mound of precious pan- das that the two organi- zations will receive.
Barbara Hunt then made the presentation of several hundred adorable pandas to representa- tives from the St. Marys Foundation for Children and the Children's Aid Society. Both agencies were extremely grateful and touched by this gesture of good will and kindness from members and chapters.
The closing business session was the main event of the afternoon. Among other notable business items, the session included the elec- tion of the new International Executive Board and Foundation Board who were all installed during the afternoon's Closing Ritual session.
That evening, every AOn looked particularly radiant for the "Celebrate the Century of Traditions" Rose Banquet. Many, if not most, of the evening gowns were floor length and the men in attendance donned tuxedos. Debbie Harllee, retiring Executive Board member, presided over the event as Toastmistress.
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A scrumptious meal was served and the dessert was magnificent, featuring a Marquis Chocolate shaped Grand Piano filled with White Chocolate Mousse and Raspberries, Friandise. Sparkling Rose Non-Alcoholic Wine was served as new International President, Linda Collier led a toast to AOn's future.
After dinner, Mary Bryant, Ann Gilchrist, Robin Wright and Joan MacCallum each presented one of the Founders' Awards.
The evenings Keynote address was delivered magnificently by Ginger Banks, Past Inter- nationalPresident Ginger'sspeech,"Keep Your Lamp Burning" was an eloquent tribute to the occasion.
The evening closed with th e traditional Candlelighting Ceremony, Friendship Circle and Epsilon song.
Nancy Clark (left) receives
Award from Ann Gilchrist honoring one alumna who has given service to the Fraternity beyond necessity /or many years.
Delta Delta (Auburn U)Chapter President, Elizabeth Cothran. and their Chapter Adviser. Patsy Faulk Vincent come forward to receive the jWH Cup. honoring the biennium's most outstanding collegiate chapter.
Pamela Sherman (second from left) and her Gamma Omicron (U of Florida) sisters share in the excitement over Pamela winning the Stella George Stem Perry Award for most outstanding collegiate chapter president
Executive Board Director. Mary Bryant, announces the recipient ofthe Elizabeth Heywood Wyman award which honors one alumna who has distinguished herself in her profes- sion, the arts or service to humanity. The winner. Dr. Kristen Ries. Epsilon Alpha (Pennsylvania State U) is a doctor specializing in the treatment of infectious diseases, including HMAIDS.
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O n the closing day of this marvelous Centennial Celebration Convention, the theme turned toward the future. It was also "Red and White Day" as everyone dressed appropriately for the occasion. Dozens of AOris arose bright and early and secured a prominent spot for the Today show taping, informing the whole country about AOITs Centennial Celebration.
While the banquet room was literally blan- keted in red and white, Julie Brining, VP/O and Caroline Craig, V P / D served as Toastmistresses for the morning brunch.
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A hilarious PIP skit was presented during the brunch to welcome the newest member, A n n Gilchrist, into the PIP ranks.
Applause and screams rilled the room as the announcement was made for the site of the
1999 International Convention - at the new Coronado Springs Resort, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. Mickey Mouse made a personal appearance to pose for photographs and to invite everyone to visit him in 1999.
Linda Collier, International President, delivered the closing presentation. "AOI1: The Next Century Begins Today" was an inspirational look ahead to the next century of the fraternity. Linda wove an articulate and moving speech through a multi-media presentation set to music and slides. She set the tone by forming the vision for the next century. She reminded everyone that by beginning today, you can accomplish things that others think are impossible, and its O K to DREAM, and DREAM BIG!
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It was a grand week, representative of a grand century. As the luggage reappeared once again in the lobby and AOIls filled the airport shut- des to catch return flights, one couldn't help but notice all the hugs being exchanged.
Despite all the events, which were magnifi- cent, the most important outcome had really been the tenewing of friendships and the cele- bration of sisterhood. If for no other reasons than that, it was a convention to remember for a lifetime.
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The excitement and vibrancy of New York City lent itself as a
wonderfulsettingfortwovery special nights at convention. The Birthday Banquet and the Rose Banquet were memorable
events! Ea< h AOIT m >re an elegant evening gowa showing her originality by her choice of style and color. The most popular types were sleeveless ioor length designs.
These were the nights that AOn dream are made of! AOris at their best and having a great time with their sisters.
Special memories lhat hsl a lifetime!


Wraps, handbags and gloves were the accessories of choice forlhe'Birt/aiav' •Banquet aid'Rose 'Banquet Simple and elegant jewelry were also popular.
Some dresses were beaded and jeweled, but most AOU; chose simple styles in beautiful fabrics. Silk, crepe and satin were favorites.
The gow n color of choice was black. Other popular col- ors were red, white and royal blue. A num ber of pastels and metalics added to the mix of over 1,300 AOlls in attendance at each banquet
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International President
Linda Peters Collier, Chi Omicron (Central State IS), is AOITs newly elected International President. She has served on the Executive Board in the positions of Vice President of Development, Director/Alumnae and most recendy as Vice President of Finance. She has also served as a member of the AOPI Foundation Board, an International Convention Chairman, a Regional Vice President and a Regional Director. Currendy she is employed as a Human Resource Manager for Lowe, Price, LeBlanc & Becker in Vienna, Virginia; and is a member of the Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter.
Vice ^President of'Devebpment
Caroline Craig, Lambda Beta (California State - Long Beach) was elected to the position she previously held by appointment as Vice President of Development. In this position,
Caroline supervises Extension and Public Relations for the Fraternity. Her previous A O n volunteer experience included serving as a member of the Extension Committee, and serving as a Regional Public Relations Officer and Regional Director. Caroline lives in Chicago, Illinois where she is an active mem- ber of the Chicago City Alumnae Chapter and is employed by Northern Trust.
Alumnae Chapter. Professionally, Julie is the co-owner and member o f the Board o f the John M . Brining Company.
Vice ^President of finance
Joanne Williamson Earls, Zeta Psi (East Carolina U), will serve as Vice President of Finance overseeing all the financial operations
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The I997-99 Alpha Omicron Pi Executive board (I to r): Caroline Craig, Carole jurenko Jones, Joanne Williamson Earls, Linda Peters Collier. Kjmberly Carson McGowan, Rosalie Gorham Barber,Julie Brining, Mary Matarazzo Bryant.
Vice ^President ofOperations of the Fraternity. Her previous service to the Fraternity includes Collegiate Finance
Julie Brining, Gamma Delta (U of South Alabama), was re-elected Vice President of Operations. Julie brings to the board previous experience as a Regional Vice President, a Regional Finance Officer, and a Regional Director, as well as serving on the International Nominations Committee. In this position she supervises the Education and Training Committee, Leadership Institute Committee, the Network Directors and the Standing Committees. She is a resident of Mobile, Alabama, and a member of the Mobile
Network Director, International Chapter Financial Supervisor, and International Corporations Supervisor. Joanne created and implemented the Financial Management Program for the Fraternity. She has also served as a Regional Vice President and a Regional Finance Officer. Currendy she is the Business Manager for Earls Dental Repair Service and is Co-Owner of Williamson-Earls Farms where she serves as Bookkeeper. A resident of Cadett, Virginia, Joanne is an active member of the Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter.

Rosalie Gorham Barber, Sigma Omicron (Arkansas State U) will serve as one of AOITs four Directors. Rosalies role is to supervise the ttaining and activities of the Collegiate Alumnae Advisory Committee (AAC) Network Directors and Specialists. She has served AOI1 as President of the AOFI Foundation, and served a previous stint on the Executive Board as International Executive Vice President. She has also been a member of the Diamond Jubilee Foundation, International Nominations Chairman, Regional Vice President, and a member of the Rituals, Traditions and Jewelry Committee. Professionally, Rosalie is a member of the Health, Physical Education & Recreation Faculty in the College of Education of Arkansas State University. She is a resident of Jonesboro, Arkansas and is active in the
Jonesboro Alumnae Chapter.
The I997-99 Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation Board (I to r); Carol Miller Stevenson (Omega. Miami U), Foundation Director and Annual Fund Chairman; Marilyn Rose Herman (Upsilon, U of Washington). Foundation Director. Scholarship Selection Committee Chairman and Ruby Fund Member; Linda Peters Collier (Chi Omicron, Central State U). Foundation Director; Dot Waters Williams (Lambda Sigma. U of Georgia). Secretary and Marketing Chairman; Becky Shook Weinberg (Chi Delta, U of Colorado). Foundation President; Mary Batman Converse (Phi Kappa, Morris Harvey College), Treasurer and Finance Committee Chairman; Barbara Daugs Hunt (Phi Delta, U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee). Major Gifts Chairman; and jean Marcy Sells (Zeta. U of Nebraska). Foundation Vice President and Grants Chairman.
Mary Matarazzo Bryant, Delta Omega (Murray State U) is in the middle of a four- year term as Director. Mary's role is to supervise collegiate chapter operations, which includes the training and activities of the Collegiate Rush Network'. Her experience prior to the Board includes serving as a Regional Vice President, Regional Public Relations Officer, Regional Rush Officer and Regional Director. Mary is an elementary school teacher in Louisville, Kentucky, and a member of the Kentuckiana Alumnae Chapter.
Carole Jurenko Jones, Alpha Delta (U of Alabama) will continue in her position as a Director. Her responsibilities include direc- tion o f the development o f collegiate chapter programming, supervising the training and activities of the Collegiate Programming Network Directors and serving as the
Executive Board liaison for the Chapter Consultant Program. Previously, Carole has served as International Rush Chairman, Regional Rush Officer and Regional Director. She lives in Madison, Alabama, and is a member of the Huntsville Alumnae Chapter.
Kimberly Carson MoGowan, Phi Beta (East Stroudsburg State U) was elected to the posi- tion of Director supervising all Alumnae activities. She will direct the development of alumnae extension and programming, as well as supervise the training and activities of the Alumnae Network Directors and Specialists. Previously, she has served the Fraternity as an Alumnae Network Director, Alumnae Regional Director, Chapter Adviser, and an Alumnae Chapter President. Kim lives in Malvern, Pennsylvania and is a member of the Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter.
foundation "Board
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1337 founders' Awards
Convention Awards
'Jessie' U]ahce:Hmhan tfwari 'JawDelia, 'Binninqham So. College
To honor one collegiate diapter with the most outstanding service to college or community and fulfillment of obligations to Alpha Omicron Pi.
'Beta Delta, Mum U :HelenSt.ClairMulkm iTmrd
To honor one alumna who has given service to the Fraternity beyondnecessityformanyyears.
Nancy Clark, Ulio, Northwestern 11
Stella QeoracStemTerry $&\wd
To honor most outstanding collegiate president in the Fraternity.
'PamelaMarine Sherman, fjamma Omicron.Uof'Fbrida
'Elizabeth'Jkyn vod'KVman tAward
To honor one alumna who has distinguished herself in her pro- fession, the arts or service to humanity.
Dr. iJQistmMarianne 'Ries, 'EpsilonAlpha, (PennsylvaniaState U
Collegiate Chapter Awards
'DistinguishedServke5jg link To honor well-rounded, out- standing collegiate chapters for their activities; scholarship; service to campus, college and commu- nity, internal quality, relations with headquarters; financial responsibility, and training pro- gramsforatwo yearperiod.
'Dck'Delta.AbumU ' Deka Omega, Murray State Li 'Epsilon Chi, 'thn College Cjamma Apha, cjeorgeMason LI Cjamma 'Delta, LIojSoulli 'Mama
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Tlplm, Indiana Slate LI
Lambda 'Tan, JtettHmA Louisiana Li JYu Omicron,11 'underbill LI Omieron, LI ojTcnnessee
Apha Chi, 'Western Xentuck)' l i •Delta'Delta, M u m It JVu Omicron, Vandeddl LI Omicron, 11 oj'lermessee •Tau'Delta,'Birmingham So. College
Apha Chi, 'Western Xenhicky U Apha<Ddla,lTofAabama Apha Cjamma, 'Washington State 11
Apha Thi, Montana State IT AphaTsi,'Boning CjreenState li Apha •Theta, Coe College
ChiT)ek, Liof Colorado On Lambda, U of'Evansville Chi Tsi, California Tohlcchnic 11 'Delta,'Tup It •Defa'Ddta, Auburn Li •Delta Omega, MurrayStateLl
'DcllaSigma, San Jose Statell
Advisory Cominittees
Performance Certificates
July 19% -June 1997 Measures a standard of excellence on anumericscaleforthose Alumnae Advisory Committees providing continual, involved support for the collegiate chap- ters they serve. Each AAC must earn a minimum of 130 out of a possible 175 points to receive this recognition.
Apha Chi, 'Western Xentucky IT Apha'Delta, Liof Aabama Apha Cjamma, 'Washington stateU :4pha Lambda, jjeorgia So. 11 '"BetaLambda, lllinois'Weskyan LI Chi Apha, LI oj California-Daiis ClnTtekMof Colorado Chi Tsi, California Tolylechnic 11 'Ddta Omega, Murray Stale Li 'DeltaSigma, SanJoseStateLI 'Delta Ltpsdon, Ttukeli
'Tpsibn Chi, Thn College 'Epsilon Omega, Tastem Xentucky 11 Cjamma Apha, CjeorgeMason li Cjamma'Delta, IIofSoufi.'Manama Cjamma Onucron, LI oj'Tlorida
lota, LI oj Illinois lota sigma, Iowa State 11 XappaLambda, 11 ofCalaary XappaXappa,(Ball Stale LI
XappaJdio, 'Western Michigan II XappaTau, Souuieasttm Louisiana Li
'Jau Omicron, 11oj McCausland Cup
Tennessee-Martin To honor the collegiate diapter
with the most outstanding schol- arshipforthe pasttwo years.
Tim'Delta.'BirminghamSo. College Scholastic'RecognitionAward
' Delta Omega, Murray
Cjamma' Delta, LioJSoutlt ttkbama
:Kappa: tpha, Indiana State Li Xappa.Kappa, 'BallSlate LI •Jau Omicron, LIof' Tennessee-Martin
'debt,'TufaLi 'Dekalipsiba'DukU •Ddta'Dek, Auburn LI Outstanding ittimnae 'Jpsilon, Cornell 11
'Dekalipsilon/Dukell tfdxisor\>Committee Award
CjammaOmiewn,Lioj'Tlorida Givenforoutstandingattention 'TpsibnTUpha,Tennsyhnnia StateLl
Xappa Otuicwn, 'Rhodes College JVu Omicron, Vanderbill Li Omega, Miami LI Omiron, Li of'Tennessee •I>hiCfu, Li of Chicago ThiSigma, LI ofj\'ebraska-:Keamey 'lau 'Delta, 'Bmningtiam So. College 'Tan Omega, Tfansybankll Zeta, LlofMbraska
Thibs Award
To honor one collegiate chapter on whose campus the Panhellenic spirit is best exemplified.
For 2-9 groups
.Kappa 'Jau,Soutlieaskm Louisiana li
'Efisilon Omega.'TjKtern Xentucfall
Honorable Mention
Lambda 'Jau, .Northeast Louisiana LI
10 or more groups Winner
XappaiKappa, 'BallSlate11
Cjamma Omicron, LI oj'Tlorida
Honorable Mention
Chi'Della, LlolColorado 'Rush'ExcellenceAward
To honor collegiate chapters
who demonstrate excellent for- mal rush practices; achieve and maintain quota; initiate a large percentage of New Members; solicit and use MIFs in member- ship selection; maintain a year round program to promote rush success and support AOTI s rush programs and policies.
to AOn policies and a teamwork approach to supervising a colle- giate chapter.
'Jpsilon Chi, 'Thn College 'Jpsilon Omega, 'Tastem XenSneky U Cjamma Apha, CjeorgeMason 11 Cjamma'Deka, it ofSouth Aabama Cjamma Omicron, Li of'Tlorida Cjamma Sigma, Cjeorqia State It lota Sigma, Iowa Stale Li Xappa Apha, Indiana Slate LI
XappaXappa, 'Ball Slate 11 XappaLambda, 11of Calgary iKappa Omega, 11 ofXcntnckv
Xappa Omicron. 'Rhodes College Xappa'Rho, 'Western Midtigan LI
IKappa Sigma, 11oj'K Isamsm-'Rw IKappa •Tau, Southeastern Louisiana 11 Lambda Chi, LaCjranqe College Lambda 'Jta, Cjrand'I'AyState11
(jamma tllpha. Cjeorge Mason
' delta Sigma, San Jose State Li
Outstanding Corporation 'Hoard Award
In recognition of the corpora- tion which best demonstrates soundfinancialmanagement; efficient corporation board operations; cooperation and good working relationships with the collegiate chapter, alumnae advisory committee, local alumnae and international officers; and compliance with AOn policiesand regulations.
With Lodge/House
'TAU Corporation, LI ojMinnesota
All Others
iKappa XappaCorp., •'BallSlate It
Cjamma 14plm Corp., CjeorgeMason LI 'PerforinanceCcrtijicatcs
July 1996-June 1997 Measures a standard of excellence of chapter performance as rated on a numeric scale based on the Performance Standards for Collegiate Chapters. These chap- ters have earned at least 170 out of a possible 200 points and rep- resent well-rounded, active and successful chapters of AOTI.
State LI
'Tau, yonheast Louisiana Landida Upsilon, Lehigh II
JVu Jkta, 11ojMivissippi Jiulota, MrtliemIllinois li iNu Omicron, Vanderbitll Omega, Miami IT Omicron, Lambufi 11 Omicron, 11 of'Tennessee
Thi Chi . Uof Cf i i cago •TiApha,11of Louisville 'MoOmkron.MiMlcTXStatelt Sigma Thi, CASlate Li-jiorthri&gc Tau 'Delia, 'Birmingham So. College
•Theta,T)eTauwlT •Theta 'Ti, 'Wagner College •ThetaTsiM oj''Toledo
Thi'Beta,'EMStiouusburgStalell ThtCruMofClncago
iTofJtebraska-Xeamey TiApha, li oj Louisiike 'Rho Omicron, Middle •Testate IT Sigma Thi, CAStale LT-iNorlhridge 'Tau 'Delta, 'Jiirmmgham So. College
•Theta/DeTauwLl •Theta % 'Wagner College
ThetaTsulT of Toledo
'Jta, Cjraiuli'allcy Stale Li JYu Uetfl, li of Mississippi
tola, Northern Illinois 11 Omega, Miami li Omicron, Li of•Tennessee

Collegiate Chapter Coiporation
' Boards ' Peifoniuinee
July 1996-June 1997 Achievement of this certificate measures a standard of excellence of corporation performance. These corporations must have scored at least 105 points out of a possible 125 points. A corpo- ration which attains this goal is
a well-rounded, active, and successful corporation.
J4tplta Chi,' K'csteniXattusa1I : Upha' Psi,' Bowling tinTM Suite II 'Beta Lambda, Ittimb'K'cskyan II
Cli,S}raaiscU Chi i i f ha. Lloj Calihmia^ Dai is CrALambda, Uofhsnsow
•Ddta.TujlsU •Delta Theta, •Jews'Woman's LI ejamnm : 4plui jjeorge Mason L1 ejammu 'Chela, LIofSoulli • Thnda
.Kappa famine,•Ibiida So. Calleqe Xappa :Kappa.' Ball Stale LI
.Kappa • lau. Soullieustcm Loutiianu I1 Lambda Chi. La^ranqe College Lambda Sigma, LI ojejeorgia
S\iiOmicmn:l'undeibiltlt Sigma' l'hi. C:4Stale Mrtlindge 'Inn. II ol Minnesota
Magazine' ProgramAwards
Top Chapter Sales Collegiate
'Delia Omega. Mi mry Stale II ($5445.31)
Alumnae ChanipaigiUiibana, I L i S ^ ^ g q ^
Top Chapter Per Capita Sales Collegiate
4lpha Chi.'K'esteniXertsefy11 ($48.10)
'WestLos i4ngeksi$iS.S})
Top Individual Sales Collegiate
Laura 'Wild. 'Delia Omega, .Murray SlateUi$3j5.j-)
Xalhy Mines,
Alumnae Chapter {Awards
iUek X. Jittrtonifowd pr'SLxeellence
To honor an alumna who
has worked tirelessly for die Fraternity and who has, most especially, served as a personal example and inspiration to others; in loving memory of Adele Kutlewski Hinton, Past International President.
Cjinqcr'Banks, 'Pi Xappa, II ofTcxas-STustin
.Munch f. .AkJwimx i fo'ard Given biennially in memory of Past International President. MurielT McKinney.andpresenr- edtoanalumnaadviserforher outstanding guidance and length of service to a collegiate chapter.
Ljlemta :HammonaS •Tmimons. Xi ppa. ' -ilpha Chaptertil iter. Indiana State LI
'Rosel hunk
Honor alumnae who serve AOI1 solely because of their devotion to the Fraternity, its members and its ideals - whedier or not they hold
a tided volunteer position. It is a "Thank You" to these loyal alum- nae for their lifetime commitment to continuing intetest in, assis- tance for, and dedication to AOI1.
Judith LuidAkii'e.'Thi :KenitaJohnson' Balarew, IIpsilon Carolyn rjalbraitli' Barhieri, 'Phi 'Delta • Bonnie Soiws'Berqei; Tail SteamInahii 'Bomnan.' Delia Llpsbt
Jfatcjtjset Campbell, Xappa :Kappa .Natalie.Ilasbrook'Del' Pone.i 4pha'Cm limLeonard'tilnuids, Ltmbda Siqma
• Dehora' Dellmger .'Haillee, Zela' Tsi Maiiui Leaud:Hiirnsoii.LaiiihlaSigiiia CaroleJuraiko Jones, !4lpha'Della JaneiTaiemerJiicketl, 'Iheta Linda •Bmnnlield Uennann. Iota Linda Mansur, 'Delia' Pi Janet.Mier Marx, Tau Linda SchivartzMcElliaih; .Mi lota
Jtmt BinlwiridqeTessniei, cjamma •Ihela ' Pamela Mathts 'Ihomas,: -Llpha1 ft Jane' PaleVondy: Delta' Delta
' Palsy1 Taulk' 1 'meat,' Delta •Delta Stmih "Sallv''l('aqumun,Siqmti'lau
MiXiox'lVatlieii:Pi:Kappa CatliehiteConnek''11'hmd. epnmrn •Beta
' Dorolfty' / i 'alas 'I I turns, Lambda Sigma 'Rebecca Shipley Ziga, Chi Lambda
'DistinguishedSeniee Awards
Recognize alumnae chapters of all sizes who serve their members, com- munity, and AOn in an exemplaiy manner. The many facets of alum- nae chapters are considered - pro- gramming, philanthropic endeavors, AOFI policies and programs, mem- bership recruitment and retention, membership education, public rela- tions, plus collegiate chapter assis- tance and alumnae panhellenic involvement if applicable. Fhese alumnae chapters are outstanding examples of AOH alumnae chapters.
•Bloomuigton/.\onnal, IL Calgan : 4lberta, Canada ChampaigirLlibana, IL
Chicaqo.Aorf/uitsfSuburban,IL Macomb Counh; Ml
J\vrtliem\'irqinia.\':4 'Piedmont, .AC
San jose. 0 4 St. Louis. M O Soutliern Orange County, 0 4 Stale College: P:4
•Ihllas.'TX 'Dayton. 0:H 'Dearborn, Ml •DeXilCXane, IL
'Dcmw.CO 'Detroit JWS Suburban, MI
'h.Laudeidale.'TL greater ;Hamsburg,'P:L cjrealcrMiami.'lL
' Panlielk'nie' Pliilos iiivard
lb honor one alumnae chapter where die Panhellenic spirit is best displayed.
Chii'iup .^oitlnvest Suburban, IL
151 qo.qo'
.Highest 'lotal^uitig
To honor the alumnae chapter who gave the largest donation to the Foundation based on contri- butions during rite biennium.
Southern Orange Counh', 0.4
•Phoenix, HZ
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Toledo'Area, 'PerformanceCertificates
July 1996-June 1997 Acknowledge active, successful
:Hamniond:irea, Mon:Head,SC
JLouston, 'IX .Huntii$c,:lL
Indianapolis, LA Jonesbom,:-tR .KabnoM,Ml .Kaitnckuma, AT
XnssA, 'L\ Lake Coimh' oj fcts, IL Little'Rack, M
Macomb Counh; M l Mumeupolis/Sl.'I'aul.MA
Montgomery M. Muncie, Ui
Mapa I'alley, C4 Mw Tork/.\'U'JersiyMaro, .AT Ttew York City: -to. .AT
..A'wrfi 'If 'est: •likansas, <4R Jv'ortltemXmtucky, .AT J^oithenrViignina, '1M
Orlando'irea.'TL Otsrn, Ontario, Canada 'Palo'Ato, ClA 'Phoenix, llZ 'Piedmont, MC
• Pittsburgh: P'A 'Readinii:liea:l':L
Sacramento '['alley, 04 Saw Feniimdo'l 'sky, CCA SanJose, £21 Sarasota Itoa.'FL
Southern Orange Counh; C: i South' Bin/Pahs Veries, CSi St.Louis, MO Slate College.'P:i
'lampa'Bay.'TL 'Triangle. JVC
• lolcdolirea, OJi TusealooM.iLL Ventura County. 0 4
'K'eslLosl4ngeks, 0 4 "WmstmSdem :4mi, .AC
alumnae chapters who follow AOFIs establishedcriteriaforalumnae chapters. Chapters are rated by numeric values for the various criteria. To earn a Performance Certificate, the applying chapter
in any of ourfouralumnae chapter size categories reaches and often exceeds, the point total for its
size category.
!4iluiglon/Mid-Cilies,TX I4knla.eji4
Austin, T X •Baton%imje,L:4
•Bmumoit'TX •Birmingham, St L 'Bloomingtoii/Monnal. IL 'Boulmq Onto, X T
•Bo2eman,MT Calgan: lllberta, Canada ChampaupUlrbana, IL
Chieago'Baerk'MsAL Chump City, IL
Chicaqo Moitliivcst Suburban. IL Chicago 'Id's/ Suburban. IL Claeland:4rea. OH Columbus, O.H
County, Ml •Phoaiix,:4Z
greater' Pcmacola: tjreaici'Pmellas.'rL
AOn'Toundation Awards
Colleijiati' Chapters Jbilhest' Per.MemberQiiirnj
To honor the collegiate chapter who gave the highest per capita donation to the Foundation based on contributions during the biennium.
iKappaejanuna.TloriaaSo. CcSleqe
Xappa.Kappa,' BallStaleLI lota Sigma, k m State LI
.Highest'loial Qiiituj
To honor the collegiate chapter who gave the largest donation to the Foundation based on contri- butions during the biennium.
•Delta'Delta, :4ubuni LI
Lambda Sigma, LI ojejeorgia •Delta Omega, Murray Slate 11
lilimmae Chapters ^Highestper.Member Qiiina
To honor the alumnae chapter who gave the highest per capita donation to the Foundation based on contributions during the biennium.
Soutliem Orange County, ClA

hapter Gi d Protects ' L j i a l c Chapter Centennial (jijts to their
umnae ana Colieqiate Chapter Q
eir Communities and Campuses
Alpha Chi donated a garden on campus.
Alpha Delta donated pandas to the local police department.
Alpha Rsi donated a stained glass window on the campus.
Atlanta Alumnae helped "Zoo Adanta" adopt a panda from China.
Beta Lambda gave to the campus beautificarion program.
Birmingham Alumnae donated a Christmas tree to be sold at the Festival of Trees. The proceeds went to Children's Hospital.
Bloorriington-Norrnal Alumnae, along with Beta Lambda, gave ro the local campus beaurification program.
Bozeman Alumnae donated a rose sculpture by Jim Dolan for the Alumnae Center at Montana State University.
Champaign-Urbana Alumnae gave a book on roses to the local library.
Chi gave books on Arthritis Research to the campus library. Chi Alpha gave Jacqueminor rose bushes to the city of Davis.
Chi Delta endowed a $200 scholarship to be given annually to a person with arthritis, a tree was presented to the campus, and they gave 100 canned goods for the needy.
Chi Lambda gave pandas to the YMCA abused women's program and volunteered to Live V ers.
Chicago Beverly Hills Alumnae
contributed a Centennial History Book to the South Suburban Library system.
Chicago N W Suburban Alumnae
provided a $500 N W Suburban Panhellenic scholarship.
Chicago West Suburban Alumnae
volunteered 100 hours in community service hours.
Dallas Alumnae donated $500 worth of women's studies books to the Texas Woman's University Library.
Dearborn Alumnae gave women's studies books to local libraries and schools.
Delta gave 100 pounds of canned goods to a local food pantry.
Delta Delta furnished a plaque with the Auburn creed and an inscription honoring the AOn Centennial for the new arches on campus, and donared to Toys for Tots.
Chi Delta (U of Colorado)
Delta Epsilon gave panda bears to the local children's hospital.
Delta Omega donated a "Reflections of Sisterhood" print for the campus. A different project each month was established revolving around the theme 100 including donating over 100 pandas ro the Murray-Calloway Hospital, and 100 hours of Christmas caroling at a nursing home, etc.
Delta Upsilon gave 100 volunteer hours ro Lafo, which aids financially disadvantaged children by tutoring and spending time with them.
Des Moines Alumnae donated books for the Blank Children's Hospital s new lobby.
Epsilon Chi gave a Centennial History Book to the campus library and a Centennial painting to the Student Center.
Epsilon Omega planted a tree ar a Residence hall on campus.
Evansville Tri-State Alumnae delivered pandas to the YMCA abused women's program and volunteered to the Live Y ers.
Fort Lauderdale Alumnae supplied 100 children's books to the local chapter of Kids In Distress.
Gamma Alpha awarded a scholarship in memory of Gamma Delta sponsored a book drive for the university's library.
Gamma Omicron donated a tree with a plaque for the campus. Gamma Theta gave pandas to the Florida Coalition Against
Domestic Violence.
Greater Harrisburg Alumnae contributed to die local state museum. Greater Miami Alumnae gave personal care irems ro homeless shelters.
Chi (Syracuse U)
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Greater Pensacola Alumnae gave donations to the Ronald McDonald House.
Greater Pinellas Alumnae doubled their usual donation to the local Arthritis Foundation and provided pandas to the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Hilton Head Alumnae gave $ 100 to the new Arts Center. Houston Alumnae donated to Advance, which is devoted to
educating Hispanic parents.
Indianapolis Alumnae bought a step for the Indianapolis Soldiers and Sailors Restoration.
Iota donated a Centennial print, history book, bench for the campus, and pandas to the police departments.
Jonesboro Alumnae gave pandas to the local police department.
Kappa Alpha furnished a commemorative bench for the campus.
Kappa Gamma donated to the campus and the Lakeland Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.
Kappa Kappa gave rose bushes in honor of Christy Woods, presented a Centennial History Book to the Bracken Library, and purchased bricks at the Alumni Center and the Muncie Children's Museum.
Kappa Lambda volunteered 100 hours to the University o f Calgary Student Food Bank.
Kappa Tau contributed 100 books to the campus library. Kentuckiana Alumnae gave 100 panda bears to Kosair Children's
Bears-On-Patrol Program.
Lambda Chi donated a rosebush for the campus.
Lambda Sigma contributedfinanciallytoward the purchase of a rose garden at the State Botanical Gardens in Athens.
Lambda Tau purchased six Jacqueminot rose bushes for a special bed on campus and gave a Centennial History Book to the campus library.
Litde Rock Alumnae gave pandas for the Children's Hospital.
Macomb County Alumnae contributed $100 to the Detroit Alumnae for a Panhellenic Association scholarship, $ 100 to Gross Pointe Woods Beautificarion Committee, and $ 100 to the Mchigan Centennial Scholarship Fund.
Milwaukee Alumnae gave books to the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee day-care center.
Mobile Alumnae gave pandas to the Children's Hospital of AL. Montgomery Alumnae presented A O n Pandas to the Paramedics
Care Ambulance unit.
Montreal Alumnae donated a tree on McGill University's campus.
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Muncie Alumnae provided 100 children's books to the Motivate Our Minds program.
Nashville Area Alumnae collected personal care items for "My Sisters House," a domestic violence shelter
Northern \'irginia Alumnae gave a Centennial History Book to the George Mason University library.
Nu Beta gave an A O n history book to the J.D. Williams Library.
Nu Omicron donated arosebush to the campus.
Omega Upsilon gave arosegarden to its campus.
Omicron gave 100 pandas to the Knoxville Police Department.
Orlando Alumnae donated pandas to the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Ottawa Alumnae donated funds to the Paul Menton Centre for Persons with Disabilities at Carleton University.
Palo Alto Alumnae donated for women interested in science careers.
Phi Chi gave an AOFI history book to the university library.
Phi Sigma gave a tree to the university's Memorial Garden.
Phi Upsilon provided a rose bush with plaque for the campus.
Phoenix Alumnae gave pandas to the Phoenix Fire Department.
Pi Delta gave a Centennial History Book to the campus library and presented bushes to the town of College Park.
Tau gave a framed "Reflections of Sisterhood" prinr to the campus. Tau Gamma gave a "Reflections of Sisterhood" print to be hung in
the Student Union.
Tau Lambda presented a Centennial History Book and "Reflections of Sisterhood" print to the University.
Tau Omicron gave a Centennial History Book to the Martin City Library, 100 pandas to Christmas Village for under privileged children, and a Centennial print for the Chancellor's office.
Theta Chi gave a "Reflections of Sisterhood'print to the college.
Theta Pi gave a framed Centennial print to the campus.
Triangle Alumnae donated $100 for a "laugh wagon" at Duke University's Cancer Center.
Toledo Area Alumnae gave an engraved bench to the metro park. Upsilon Epsilon supplied a framed "Reflections of
Nashville Area Alumnae
to the AAUW mentoring program
Piedmont, N C Area Alumnae donated two oak trees and a bench on Hons campus. Each member gave 10 hours of community service in honor of the chapters 10th anniversary.
Pittsburgh Alumnae made a donation ro the community women's center.
Pocatello Alumnae gave books to libraries in grade schools with A O n teachers and donated funds to the Dean at Idaho State for her short term emergency loans for students.
Reading Area Alumnae volunteered service hours and donated funds to the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of Arthritis Research.
Rho Delta provided a rose bush to start a new garden on campus.
Sisterhood" print to the Student Center.
Vancouver Alumnae gave a History book to the University o f British Columbia's Classics Reading Room.
Virginia Tidewater Alumnae donated to "Catch 'em in the Cradle," a literacy program for the moth- ers of new-borns.
West Los Angeles Alumnae contributed a Centennial History Book for the libraries at UCLA, USC, and Cal. State Northridge.
\brk County Alumnae donated to the Pennsylvania State Museum.
Zeta donated items from a wish list for The Friendship Home and The Shelter, both domestic violence shelters.
Rho Omicron gave a tree to the campus beaurification fund.
Sigma Phi donated a tree grove ro the Tree People.
Sigma Tau provided a bench on campus.
Southern Orange County Alumnae gave a fixture for a park for disabled children.
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Zeta Psi donated to the local Ronald McDonald House.
Munoe Alumnae Chapter.
Kappa Kappa (Ball State U)
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'T/zf Ttiarnondjubilee and CentrnMSchhrsfapi
This Centennial Convention year has certainly been a wonderful celebration of 100 years of sisterhood. The Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation made the event even more special by presenting 100 Centennial Scholarships to our deserving sisters. The result of this program has been an increased interest in scholarships by both applicants and donors. Individual sisters, chap- ters, and friends of AOFI showed their commitment to the importance of scholastic achievement by pledging $1000 or more to provide this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to AOFIs at every stage in educational experience. The Foundation Board of Directors and Scholarship Selection Committee are pleased to award 100 scholarships to these exceptional women and gratefully thanks those whose donations made this program possible.
Alycia Boots, Gamma Theta
The Kay Jones DJCS
Given by: Nu Beta and Zeta Pi Chapters In Honor of Kay G. Jones
Vanessa Carter, Alpha Psi
The Norma Godfrey Taylor DJCS Given by: Marilyn Bose Herman
In Memory of Norma Godfrey Taylor
Stephanie DeLuca. Phi Chi The Helen HaUerDJS
Highest Award to a Graduate Student
Natalie Adkins, Sigma Alpha
The Joseph Sweeder DJCS
Given by: The Sweeder Family & Friends In Memory of Joseph Sweeder
Leigh Perry, Upsilon Lambda The Anne Wilmes DJCS Given by: Anne Wilmes
Suzanne Downey, Omega
The Middie Louise Gillam Ferguson DJCS Given by: Louise Kramer Mills
In Memory of Middie Louise Gillam Ferguson
Leanne Pageau, Delta Delta
The Karen Tucker DJCS
Given by: James Tucker in honor of their 20th wedding anniversary
Lori Hart, Delta Delta TheMaryAnn&TracyStark DJCS Given by: Mary Ann &Tracy Stark
Heather Comfort, Tau Delta
The Northern VA Alumnae Chapter DJCS Given by: The N. Virginia Alumnae (Tiapter
Amy Spader, Alpha Chi
The Susan Morauski Beiter DJCS Given by: Karen Morauski
hi Honor of Susan Morauski Beiter
Camilla Wacker, Zeta
The Alpha Kappa Lambda DJCS Given by: Alpha Kappa l^ambda Fraternity
Ellen Kay Gilbert, Zeta
The Marilyn Rose Herman DJCS Given by: Lisa Tewksbury Hauser In Honor of Marilyn Herman
Tara Trumler, Phi Sigma
The Betts, Ellis, Mele, Sanders DJCS Given by: Judi Betts, Elaine Ellis, Susan Mele, Marjorie Sanders
Christine Waldron. Lamda Eta The Michigan Alumnae DJCS Given by: Michigan Alumnae
Heather Dealing, Tau Omega
The Anne Witt Allison DJCS
Given by: Mary Bryant & Elaine Kennedy In Honor of Anne Witt Allison
Ann Griesmer, Gamma Alpha
The Bobert & Eleanore MacCurdy DJCS Given by: Eleanore Dietrich MacCurdy
Janet SiegeL Delta
The Winner's Circle DJCS
Given by: Cumulative donations from AOFI members and friends
Megan VonGremp, Nu Omicron
The Natalie Overall Warren DJCS Given by: Nu Omicron Chapter and Corporation
Kelly Heung, Chi Alpha
The Norma Ackel DJCS
Given by: Phyllis Arner Westerman In Honor of Mrs. August Ackel, PIP
Melissa Halter, Theta Omega
The Kathryn Ann Jensen DJCS Given by: Kathy Jensen
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Meredith Major, Delta Omega
The Epsilon Alpha & State College Alumnae DJCS
Given by: Epsilon Alpha members from
1929 to present
In Memory of Edith Huntington Anderson
Melanie Pike, Tau Delta
The Edith Himtington Anderson DJS

Tracy Maxwell
Georgia Kelly Wright, Zeta Pi
The Laura Freville DJCS
Given by: Laura Freville Morris
Amy Covington, Gamma Delta
The Region VI DJCS
Given by: Members of former Region VI In Honor of Region VI
Bridget Scanlon, Theta Pi
The Marilyn Reng Bell DJCS Given by: Rosalie Barber
In Honor of Marilyn Reng Bell
Nancy Slack, lota Sigma
The Judith Tsarina West DJCS Given by: Judith Lacina West
Maria Stoecklin, Chi Alpha
The Bill&Handle FranklinChilcote DJCS
Given by: Southern Orange County Alumnae Chapter
Melissa Fowler, Gamma Sigma
The Gamma Sigma Alumnae DJCS Given by: Gamma Sigma Alumnae In Honor of Malinda Sharp
Kim Zierten
Angela Fried. Lambda Tau
The Debora Dellinger Harllee DJCS Given by: Piedmont Alumnae Chapter In Honor of Debora Dellinger Harllee
Anne Mott, Beta Kappa
The Phoenix Alumnae Chapter DJCS Given by: Phoenix Alumnae Chapter
Natasha Phillips, Gamma Omicron The Elaine 0. McCraney DJCS Given by: Carole Jurenko Jones In Memory of Elaine McCraney
Constance Riess, Kappa Lambda The Carolyn Wartinbee DJCS Given by: Carolyn Wartinbee
In Honor of all Canadian Chapters & volunteers who give their time to serve AOfl
Jodi Sponehiado, Tau Ijambda
The Phi Upsilon Alumnae DJCS Given by: Louanne Watson Condreay & Mary Eagin
In Honor of Phi Upsilon Alumnae
Harriet Vance, Delta Upsilon Diamond Jubilee Scholarship
Aileen Wright, Iota
The Gayle Fitzpatrick DJCS Given by: Gayle Fitzpatrick
Elizabeth Ashley Barnes, Rho Omicron The Elise Moss DJCS
Given by: Elise Moss
Katherine Duda, Kappa Omicron Diamond Jubilee Scholarship
Cynthia Ganote, Tau Omega Diamond Jubilee Scholarship
Alexandria Novakovic, Beta Tau The I .inda Peters Collier DJCS Given by: Linda Peters Collier
Cynthia Schindler, Gamma Omicron The Converse Family DJCS
Given by: Mary Batman Converse
Lori Bell, Nu Delta
Diamond Jubilee Scholarship
Jennifer Huggins, N u Beta Diamond Jubilee Scholarship
Meredith DarnalL Tau Omega
The Katherine Davis Carter DJCS Given by: Donna S. Sheridan
In Honor of Katherine Davis Carter
Kristie Halsey, Chi Psi
The Northern California Council DJCS Given by: Northern CA Council
Marilee Bostic, Upsilon
The Marilyn Keller Lundberg DJCS Given by: The Marilyn Keller Lundberg Scholarship Fund
In Memory of Marilyn Keller Lundberg
Hope Parish
Tanya Geranios, Tau Gamma
The Barbara Hunt DJCS
Given by: Phi Delta Corporation In Honor of Barbara Hunt
Heather Kidwell Kappa Alpha
The Mona Dees Clare DJCS
Given by: Wanita Gilchrist Hinshaw In Honor of Mona Dees Clare
Tracy Maxwell Alpha Chi
The Milwaukee Alpha Omicron Pi Alumnae Chapter DJCS
Given by: Phi Delta Corporation
In Honor of Milwaukee Alumnae Chapter
Alexis Persons, Chi Delta
The Chi Delta 1960-65 Alumnae DJCS Given by: Chi Delta Alumnae 1960-65 In Honor of Chi Delta
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