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Published by Alpha Omicron Pi, 2015-09-21 16:58:30

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Vol LXVI, No. 7

SUMMER • VOL. LXVI, NO. 7

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A HISTORY OF AOn JEWELRY ^9
50 YEARS OF CHAPTER CONSULTANTS
RUSH INFORMATION

FROM T H E PRESIDENT'S DESK:

Legacy, as seen from my

xMary and her daughter, Jennifer Jensen daughters point of view

he topic of legacies brings great emotion to all. Those o f us who are mothers, sisters, or extended family experience strong

feeling when we think of our legacies as members. We want to share our love and loyalty to AOFI. Collegians, who are charged

with the responsibility o f selecting new members, understand the special relationship between A O n and its legacies and strive

to protect it during the membership recruitment process.

A O F I has been a central interest i n my life for 35 years now, and I will be the first to admit that I am not always realistic

about attitudes toward membership. So I have asked my daughtet, Jennifer Jensen, to share her thoughts about being a legacy

with you. Here is what she said:

"College life stretched before me and rush awaited me just a few days away. I remember looking forward to rush, not par-

ticularly apprehensive, and thinking what f u n it was going to be attending tush parties and meeting people.

"As far as A O n was concerned, as a legacy, I didn't have any feelings-negative or positive. A t one point during the sum-

mer, during a brief moment o f rebellion as a new high school graduate, I thought I would pledge anything but AOFI. But as a

college freshman, then much wiser, I decided I would give every chapter an equal chance.

"Rush was a pleasant experience for me. Looking back, I realize how naive I was regarding my legacy status. I ' m not even

sure i f legacy was a part o f my vocabulary when I participated i n rush. I t nevet dawned on me that I would be considered differ-

ently than any other girl crossing the threshold at AOFI. I never thought that the women there would know my name f r o m any

other.

"As a pledge, and then as an initiated membet, I never felt that I was treated differently from others in my pledge class. It

wasn't until a year later, when I was on the other side of rush, that I cam to understand the attention a chapter places on a lega-

cy. A n d it was then that I realized how grateful I was that my mother had not pressured me to be an AOn. I knew then, as I

know now, that I chose to become an A O n because I liked the girls I met. I knew in my heart that it had been completely my

decision, and I was confident that I made the right one.

" M y advice to you" Don't assume that a tushee knows she is a legacy, or that she might be judging A O F I differently than

other sororities. But rush her hard! When I was initiated, my mother was thete. It was one o f the greatest moments in my life.

Because as I heard the Ritual being spoken, and looked at her, I came to understand why she gives so much o f herself to others.

I am so happy that we can share this bond. Our mother-daughter bond couldn't be better, and sharing AOFI with here makes

it all that much more special."

M y greatest hope would be that someday all A O F I legacies would want to become AOris and would be welcomed without

question. But each collegiate chapter's personality is different. The legacy's personality may not match and she may make anoth-

er membership choice. However, i f the legacy's relative has demonstrated over the years her devotion to the Fraternity and show

the legacy the meaningfulness o f het bonds o f sisterhood and the positive effect i t has had on her life, she has done her best.

So until that time when my greatest hope is realized, I ask you to do your best to represent the purpose of AOIl to your lega-

cies. AOn has a place in our legacies' lives. AOn will be better for our legacies' membership.

Fraternally,

Mary McCammon Williams
International President

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ALPHA O M I C R O N PI " Vol. LXVI, No.7
FRATERNITY, INC.
features 4
ALPHA OMICRON PI FRATERNITY 7
FOUNDED AT BARNARD COLLEGE, A history ofAOII jewelry 12
50 years of Chapter Consultants 13
JANUARY 2 , 1 8 9 7 Past International President Dorothy Dean dies 15
A rushee asks: Can I be your sister? 19
•FOUNDERS Rush Directory 21
JESSIE WALLACE HUGHAN Membership Information Form 22
HELEN ST. CLAIR MULLAN Legacy Policy, Legacy Form 27
STELLA GEORGE STERN PERRY Miss DeafAmerica-not an ordinary beauty queen 42
ELIZABETH HEYWOOD WYMAN Growing up with AOII 43
Zeta's 90th anniversary 44
T H E FOUNDERS WERE MEMBERS OF ALPHA CHAPTER Get acquainted with your NPC delegation
AT BARNARD COLLEGE OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 75 year members
AND ARE ALL DECEASED.
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INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT
M A R Y M C C A M M O N W I L L I A M S , <J> From the Presidents Desk 24
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BLOOMINGTON, I I 61701 Foundation-DJSF: Achieving Dreams 35
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0i Stella George Stern Perry said that the Founders rode
their bicycles from Barnard down Fifth Avenue to
co4fAohnwtoryU Theodore B. Starr's jewelry store to have their badges made.
She called Theodore B. Starr the "Carrier" of that period.
According to Stella, Starr's insignia designer was "the fore-
most artist of his kind." It was he who arranged the propor-
tions of the monogram of the letters "AOIT' and made the
first badges. Anne Richardson Hall, AOITs first pledge,
picked up the badges when they were finished, and they
were first worn at a cotillion given by Alpha Omicron Pi at
Barnard College.

Since then, Alpha Omicron Pi has had five official jewel-
ers: J.F. Newman, Shreve and Company, Harriott and

Company, Balfour, and, currently, Burr, Patterson, and

Auld, Co.

The first badge was plain yellow gold with a ruby in the

apex of the " A " Later the letters were engraved and other

jewels were added—half pearls, crown pearls, rubies and

mm diamonds. For a while, the badges could be ordered in any
setting the members wished.

/ By 1965 it had become quite expensive to have badges
custom made. At that time, the Rituals, Traditions and

Jewelry Committee decided to offer the badges only in the

most popular styles, the same styles that are offered today.

The committee also designated the Ruby A badge as an

official honor badge which could only be given by chapters.

7"* An AOFI member does not own her badge. She leases it

- for her lifetime. When she dies, her badge is returned to

jewelry International Headquarters. A returned badge may be
leased to another member who has lost her badge or who
would like another badge.

The sheaf of wheat, used in the designs of the pledge pin,

the International and Chapter Presidents' Rings, and the

Rose Award, is dear to the heart o f

AOFI members. It represents:

The badge of Alpha Omicron Pi has been close to the usefulness, the harvest, and
heart of its members since it was first adopted by the four many parts o f the whole bound
Founders back in 1897. As we count down to our together as one.
Centennial in 1997, a look at the history of our fra-
ternity jewelry shows that the Founders' ideal of The sheaf o f wheat pledge
simplicity is reflected in our official jewelry. pin, first used in 1903, was the second
piece of official jewelry. Prior to 1903,
The Founders wanted a badge that indicated women were pledged with a red ribbon. The
"...our determined simplicity: one mono, one original pledge pins were small srickpins (1/4 x
badge, one bond—and singleness of heart." They 1/8 inches in size). In 1905 this pin could also
decided this goal would be achieved with a monogram of be worn by initiated members if attached to the
the letters "AOn". badge. This practice was prohibited in 1915. In 1908
the pledge pin was enlarged and a clasp was put on the
In keeping with the Founders' ideal of simplicity, the back. Todays pledge pin is larger. I n 1968, the pledge
AOn badge is worn alone. A small safety guard which slips honor pin was approved for presentation to a pledge for
over the pin and cannot be seen is the only guard allowed. special service.

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The design of the chapter president's ring, an onyx with a recognition pin would be a rose. For years, the Fraternity
gold sheaf of wheat, was created in 1928. The ring is the searched for a rose design that was, as Stella put it, "so beau-
property of the chapter and is worn by the chapter presi- tiful, so distinctive, so specially felt, so artistically expressed
dent during her term. After her term in office has ended, a that it could be always distinguishable as ours."
chapter president may purchase her own president's ring.
In 1925 Stellas friend Olga Tritt, a well-known jewelry
The International President's ring was designed by Stella designer for Tiffany's, donated a rose design for the recogni-
in 1932. It is much like the chapter president's ring except tion badge. Originally it could be ordered in red enamel or
that it has a ruby instead of an onyx. Each International in gold. In 1927 the design was altered and only the gold
President's ring has a Roman numeral at the bottom which rose was offered. In 1947 the letters " A O n " were added.
indicates the biennium of her term. Her name is engraved The rose without the letters is used now as our colony pin.
on the inside. In 1970 a new recognition pin in the shape of the A O n
letters was made available.
The Rose Award was created in 1957 to honot alumnae
for outstanding service to the Fraternity on the local level. The Mothers Club pin is a frosted gold rose leaf with the
Originally, fresh cut roses were given as the award. Later, a word "mother" written in Greek letters. It may have two
pearl bracelet with a rose dangle was given. Since 1965, small pearls and a plain ruby. It was approved in 1940 for
Rose Award winners have received a gold charm with a women who are members of an AOn Mothers Club.
design which combines a rose and a sheaf of wheat.
Carolyn Sihurstein Stern, the mother o f Stella George
In the early days of the Fraternity, the members wanted a
piece of jewelry they could wear to recognize each other Stern Perry, had always supported Stella and AOFI. In
when not wearing their badges. It took many years to
decide upon a design, probably because die letters "AOIT' 1940, Stella and the other two founders still living at the
could not be used then. Eventually, it was decided that the time, Jessie Wallace Hughan and Elizabeth Heywood
Wyman, established the "Founders Mothers Club." They
^resident's named Stellas mother the club's president, secretary, and
ring 1944, Nancy M. McCain; ruby sole member. This qualified Mrs. Stem for a Mothers Club
signet ring, Virginia Moore, 1910; Rho pin, and she wore it proudly.
chapter ring for outstanding pledge,
Nancy M. McCain; gold filagree ring, In the early days the few items that were allowed to have
Ruth Y. Davis, 1929; Stella's Grand the letters "AOn" were carefully chosen to be sure they
President's ring; rose awards: (right) were in good taste. Until 1957, members were not allowed
Original award,1957, was a fresh cut to wear a lavalierc or any piece of clothing bearing the letters
rose. 1963 rose award bracelet, given to AOn. Prior to that, die only jewelry with our letters were
Edith Cope Lockard. Wheat and rose rings and recognition rose pins. However, the recognition
charm, today's rose award, pledge pins: rose without letters was often used on AOn memorabilia.
original stick pin, adopted in 1903; For example, this rose was used on a silver handbag, a per-
today's pledge pin; pledge pin created fume horde, and a set of cufflinks. These items are now in
in 1908; pledge honor pin approved in the A O n Archives. The handbag was a convention gift
1968,Opposite page— badges: Stella's
ruby and pearl badge; Katherine rose...
Wesson's chased gold badge, 1918; sil- so beautiful,
ver handbag: donated to A O n Archives so distinctive,
by Jac Talbot; perfume vial, late 1950s, so specially felt,
so artistically expressed
oRuth Young Davis; white gold/onyx ring, that it could be
always distinguishable as ounrs.
anonymous gift Mothers Club pin:
Carolyn Sihurstein Stern's pin, 1940.

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from the Balfour Company. Stella gave this particular bag A summary
to Past International President Jacinta Lobrino Talbot, who ofAOTI
could not attend that Convention. The small perfume vial insignia
was given to the Fraternity by Ruth Young Davis, Theta
1929 (DePauw U.). She received it at a colonization when 1 897 The first
she served as Expansion Director in the late 1950s. A O I I badge was
designed by Stella George Stern Perry and made by the
The cufflinks were given as a favor at a formal at Alpha
Tau (Denison U.) in 1953. Past International President Theodore B. Starr Jewelry Co. 1903 The first
Nancy Moyer McCain, Rho (Northwestern U.) donated a
set to the archives. Her husband Walter received the cuff pledge pin, a small sheaf of wheat on a stick pin, was
links as a thank you gift for helping chaperon the dance.
designed. 1905 The pledge pin could be worn with
As rime goes by and jewelry styles evolve and change, our
badge remains simple, elegant, and close to the heart o f the badge. 1908 Pledge pin design was enlarged
every AOFI.
and a clasp added. The practice o f draping the badge
Contributed by Nancy Anderson Clark, Rho
(Northwestern U.), Centennial Celebration Chair, and with a red ribbon to celebrate the opening of a new
Colleen Caban, Rho Omicron (Middle Tennessee State U.).
Page design by Rebecca Brown, Delta Delta (Auburn U.). § chapter began. 1912 Draping the badge with a

Thanks to the members of the Centennial Committee black ribbon to show mourning for the death o f a sister
and the Rituals, Traditions and Jewelry Committee for
their assistance with this article. Most of the information was allowed. 1915 Wearing any accessory attached
was taken from the archival files of Stella George Stern
Perry, the late Wilma Smith Leland, early General to the badge was prohibited. 1925 Chapter presi-
Council Minutes, and past RT&J manuals.
dent's ring was designed. The president o f Psi Chapter,
Historic items are being sought for the Alpha Omicron Pi
Archives. If you are interested in donating jewelry or other U . of Pennsylvania, was the first president to wear the
historic memorabilia, please contact the archives depart-
ment at International Headquarters. ring. 1932 International Presidents ring, designed

by Stella George Stern Perry, was approved. 1932

Letters AOFI were trademarked for use in jewelry.

1940 Mothers Club pin was approved. 1947

Letters A O I I were added to the rose recognition pin.

Cufflinks given as a Original rose recogni-
favor at Alpha Tau tion design became
chapter's formal.
Donated by Nancy M. the AOFI colony pin.
McCain's husband,
Walter. (Above) Rose 1957 For the first
Recognition Pin
approved in 1947. time, a member could

giftfrom the heart wear such items as

Carolyn Piper Dorr was a charter member o f Rho lavalieres, sweatshirts,
Chapter at Northwestern University. She returned to
* ~>tQft£ii:'% Northwestern as a graduate student to carry out her and blazers with the letters A O I I . 1964 The official
dream o f having an AOFI chapter installed on campus.
Her badge with the diamond alpha was a wedding gift from her hus- Rose Award charm was approved. 1967 The presi-
band. They were married eight days after Rho chapter was installed.
Carolyns three daughters are also members o f our Fraternity: Margaret dent of a chapter could wear a gavel pin or charm i f it
Dorr Schutt, Rho 1929; Carol Dorr Phillips, Alpha Theta 1932; and
Mariam Dorr Komarek, Alpha Theta 1934. was not attached to the badge. 1968 The pledge

honor pin was approved for a chapter to award to an

outstanding pledge. The fifty-year pin was also

approved. 1970 The monogram recognition pin

was approved. 1994 Centennial jewelry is being

designed to celebrate our 100th anniversary.

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SO YEARS OF CHAPTER CONSULTANTS By Tracy Maxwell Adell
Alpha Chi (Western Kentucky U.), Woessner
1944-45 Nancy Moyer McCain 1993-94 Chapter Consultant when she was
1946-47 Rho a Traveling
1947 Adell Woessner Meacham "It's not just a job. It's an adventure." Secretary
1948 Chi "The toughest job you'll ever love."
1948-49 Margaret Marshall Shivas These familiar slogans for national international levels.
1956-57 Nu Omicron service c o u l d just as w e l l be used to Thanks to all the past Chapter
1964-65 Nancy Beasley Curtis describe fraternity service. Most A O I l s
1965-67 Kappa have heard of Chapter Consultants. Consultants f r o m across the United States
1967-68 Elizabeth Gardner Dougherty Many may have met a few at one time or and Canada who completed surveys
1968-70 Rho another. How many actually know about their experiences for this article.
1968-69 Janet Pierce Conway exactly what these women do? I didn't
1969 Alpha Tau until I became one. During World War I I , Nancy Moyer
1969-70 Karen Peeler McCain, Rho (Northwestern U . ) , became
1969-70 Hr i On this, the 50th anniversary of the the first Traveling Secretary for A O F I . She
1970-71 Wendie Nowlin Highsmith Chapter Consultant Program, I'd like to began the job in September 1944 and
1970-71 Alpha Pi share w i t h you the history o f the program traveled mainly by train and bus. Travel
1970-71 Wendy Witham Wilkerson and the stories of some of the women had been difficult because o f the war, and
1970-71 Gamma who have lived it. Since the program's chapters hadn't seen any AOFls, save local
1971-72 Karen Gamm inception in 1944, 154 women have alums, since the beginning o f the war in
1971-72 Phi Delta given a year o f their lives, sometimes two, 1941.
1971-72 Terry Howard Grant to visit A O n collegiate chapters across
1971-73 lota Alpha N o r t h America. Many o f these women
1972-73 Linda Seale Chauviere have gone on to greater service to
1972-73 Alpha Omicron A O f l — t w o became International
1972-74 Janlyn Moody President (Nancy Moyer McCain and
Phi Alpha Ginger Banks)—and countless others
Rebecca Thurston Robinson have served at the local, regional, and
Omega Omicron
Deb Mathis Fenstermaker IB'
Delta Omega
Dee Gardner Gambill 1*1
Alpha Delta
Cindy Howland Maddox At the 1955 Spring Lake, New Jersey Convention four Past International
Sigma Lambda Presidents: Jo Dorweiler, (front row, from left) Mary Lindrooth, Muriel McKinney,
Kristen Wahlberg Jac Talbot, are pictured with (back row, from left) Kay Davis, Nan McCain,
Upsilon Adelle Meacham, Ruth Davis, and Nancy Beasley. Nan andAdelle were the first
Robin Lee Beltramini two Traveling Secretaries; Nan later served as International President (1957-59).
lota
Sue Edmunds Lewis
Tau Delta
Michal Lord
Pi Kappa
Ginger Banks
Pi Kappa
Candace Kirkwood Colyer
Kappa Kappa
Deborah Stanley
Pi Kappa
Margaret Hook Haig
Nu Beta

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1973-74 Marcia Raeber McClain "They were starved for AOT1 news," and some may be lucky enough to have
1973-75 Chi Lambda
1974-76 Candace Pierson-Charlton says M c C a i n . "So I was received w i t h several.
1974-76 Alpha Rho
1974-75 Jane Hamblin enormous enthusiasm and kindness." Margaret Marshall Shivas, N u
1975-76 Phi Upsilon
1975-76 Darci Sullivan Duffy When her fiance returned f r o m the war O m i c r o n (Vanderbilt U . ) , who traveled
1976-77 Alpha Sigma
1976-77 Camille Stickney Mitchell in A p r i l o f 1945, he and Nan were in 1947-48, and Elizabeth Gardner
1976-77 Sigma
1976-77 Teri Thomas Anderson married, but to fulfill her commitment to Dougherty, Rho (Northwestern U.), who
1977-79 Theta Omega
1977-78 Frances Gotlieb Stephan A O F I , she continued to travel until the traveled in 1948-49, both answered our
1977-78 Beta Tau
1977-79 Joan Piper Shepherd end o f June. survey. Dougherty says, "Even though I
1978-80 Sigma Rho
1978-80 Marsha Murphey Tyndall "Many of the chapters and the visits was 23 years o l d , m y father ruled the
1978-79 Zeta Psi with them are crystal clear in my memory roost. He said I could accept the job but
1979-81 Christina Mosher Wilson almost 50 years later," McCain says. One could not fly. A O F I indulged h i m and
1979-80 Sigma lota o f her favorite memories from that year allowed me to do my traveling by train
1979-80 Caroline Drury Worthen was being w i t h Gamma Chapter ( U . o f and an occasional bus."
1980-81 Theta Omega
1980-81 Denise Hembree Maine) for V-E Day. Modern-day chapter consultants travel
1980-82 Chi Alpha
1981-82 Lisa Richtermeyer Shemwell "The entire student body, faculty, and exclusively by plane, but still run into
1981-82 Delta Pi
1981-82 Maryann Carr Tiemann staff convened in the field house to honor some o f the same types o f problems as
1981-82 Gamma
1981-82 Susan Bloxham Waldrop those Maine alumni who were serving in early travelers. Lost luggage, missed
1981-82 Lambda Tau
1982-83 Suzanne Colgan armed forces and, o f course, those who flights and nights spent in strange places
Alpha Gamma
Leslie Welch Pohli had lost their lives. A charming senior are not uncommon.
Phi Upsilon
Claire Edgington Roberts class A O n , whose husband had been lost, Jane H a m b l i n , Phi Upsilon (Purdue
Alpha Chi
Troylyn Johnson LeForge was among those honored with touching U . ) , a traveling consultant i n 1974-76,
Beta Phi
Deborah Brewton respect d u r i n g this convocation," she shared one such incident from her very
Alpha Delta
Deb Strickland Davis remembers. first flight on the job. Waiting w i t h her
Alpha Kappa
Loren Bairn McCain is still i n touch with many o f parents at O'Hare A i r p o r t i n Chicago,
Sigma Tau
June Perkins Nobbe the collegiate and alumnae members she she was watching the activity o f a busy
Gamma Omicron
Katherine Wilson Strobel met during her year o f travel. airport because she hadn't f l o w n much
Alpha Theta
Phyllis Austin The Chapter Consultant program has before.
Nu Lambda
Jennifer Macey Burchard gone through many changes since its "My excitement turned to horror when
Theta Omega
Rebecca McCampbell Fenn beginning. From 1944 until 1968, only a racing luggage cart spewed a dozen
Omicron
Jennifer Smith Kot one w o m a n traveled ^ ^ ^ B ^ H M ^^^^^mm^^^m suitcases out on to the
Tau Omicron
Nina Martin in the position each tarmac right in front
Nu Omicron
Elaine Luebbe Schultheis I t s not just ayear, and as a result, of our coffee shop
Beta Phi vantage," she said.
Christina Carlson Dodds she had a great deal o f
Zeta
ground to cover in a H a m b l i n saw

Its an adventshort period of time. her briefcase pop
open, "and in a split
During the 1946-47
school year, Adell second, a nearby jet's

Woessner Meacham, backwash energized

Chi (Syracuse U.), visited 40 campuses! and made a cyclone o f the briefcase's

She recalls v i v i d l y her first t r i p as a contents. Papers and ledgers swirled up i n

Traveling Secretaty. " I had to f l y f r o m front o f our window and then all over the

Cincinnati to Nashville, Nashville to airport."

Memphis, Memphis to New Orleans, and With the many temperatures, weather

New Orleans to Baton Rouge," she said. conditions, and circumstances

A f t e r m i s s i n g her c o n n e c t i o n i n consultants face at different chapters, it is

Memphis, she spent the night on a bench necessary for them to have clothing for

in the airport and caught an early flight every o c c a s i o n . A traveler may f i n d

to N e w Orleans the next m o r n i n g . herself in the warm climate o f Florida one

"When I went to get my luggage in New week, and the rain o f Seattle the next.

Orleans for my half-hour puddle-jumper A n d f o r the snow and cold o f the

to Baton Rouge, I found they had left my Northeast and Canada i n winter, i t is

bags in Memphis," Meacham said. She essential to be prepared w i t h b o o t s ,

then experienced a very turbulent flight gloves, scarves, and heavy coats.

through a bad storm to finally arrive i n In addition, consultants never know
Baton Rouge and recalls that she "stuck when a chapter they are visiting may be
her head out the window o f the cab the having a formal or other dressy event
whole way downtown to the hotel." After w h i c h she may be expected to attend.
t h a t experience, M e a c h a m says she A n d f o r free time, she needs her most
cancelled her next flight to Austin, Texas, comfy sweatshirt and shorts. W i t h this in
and took the train! mind, is it any wonder consultants travel

Today, eight to nine consultants are w i t h such a large and heavy assortment o f
hired each year, so chapter visits can be luggage? A n d this doesn't even include
longer and more focused. Each collegiate the mountain o f A O n manuals and
chapter receives at least one visit per year, supplies that consultants must always

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At the 1971 Convention in Dallas, the "Traveling Secretaries" took time 1982-83 Amy Forsythe Herman
out for this photo: (front row, from left) Ginger Banks, Robin Lee, 1982-83 Delta Pi
1982-83 Rebecca Admire Herman
Michal Anne Lord, Sue Edmunds; (back row, from left) Dee Gardner, 1982-83 Chi Lambda
Cindy Howland, Deb Mathis, and Kris Wahlberg. 1982-83 Carol Swanson Lindstrom
1982-83 Phi Sigma
have on hand. what was right." 1982-83 Nancy Spires Norris
Chapter Consultants also face a variety The women voted to close the chapter. 1983-84 Alpha Chi
1983-84 Malinda Sharp
of situations on the job. From last minute Grant felt like it was the best decision, 1983-84 Omicron
schedule changes, cancelled flights, but obviously it was a sad time for 1983-84 Vickie Wills Show
damaged luggage and lost mail to not everyone involved. " I have thought very 1984-85 Nu Beta
being met at the a i r p o r t , a n y t h i n g is often o f the courage o f those girls," she 1984-85 Sarah Jo Brunner Twitchell
possible. Flexibility is the key w o r d to says. 1984-85 Theta Psi
success as a consultant. 1984-85 Janine DeMerschman Anderson
Grant's other f o n d m e m o r y is o f a 1984-85 Alpha Gamma
Though the job can do much to build chapter whom she said, "made me a part 1984-85 Susan Danko
character, the life of an A O n traveler is o f their lives"-Kappa Phi at M c G i l l 1985-86 Phi Upsilon
not all adversity. Consultants have a University. She remembers the beauty of 1985-86 Kimberly Campbell Hamilton
unique opportunity to spend an extended M o n t r e a l and the v i e w p o i n t s she 1985-86 Upsilon
period o f "quality time" with the chapters experienced. "As an American in Canada 1985-86 Temple Crain Stevenson
they visit. Other A O n visitors, such as in 1968, I heard their opinions about 1985-86 Omicron
Executive Board members and regional Vietnam and the American draft dodgers 1985-86 Mari Cole
personnel, don't have that luxury. Because who were coming to Canada." She left, 1985-86 Delta Pi
they are volunteers, they almost always she said, "having learned much more 1985-86 Jill Eggebraaten Delorey
have job and family commitments that f r o m them than I could possibly have 1986-87 Lambda lota
won't allow them to be away f o r very taught them." 1986-87 Sandra Jones
long. So, consultants often bond w i t h 1986-87 Gamma Omicron
chapters in a way no other visitor really Ginger Banks, Past I n t e r n a t i o n a l 1986-87 Linda Davis Montgomery
can. President and Traveling Consultant from 1986-87 Epsilon Alpha
1971-73, says that today, 21 years after 1986-87 Therese McKee Piatt
Past Traveling Secretary Terry Howard she traveled, het memories o f those Upsilon
Grant, Iota Alpha (Idaho State U.), recalls experiences often zip across her mind. Cindy Swartzfager Visot
two chapters w i t h w h o m she bonded. Kappa Tau
"Delta Chapter (Tufts U.) was struggling " I still keep in touch w i t h quite a few Kirsten Eastwood
w i t h the decision to close the chapter," of the AOFIs I met during that time, and Beta Tau
she says. "There were only a handful o f some o f them are my dearest friends," she Leslie Friedberg Michaels
girls left and the campus environment of says. Nu Lambda
1968 was very hostile toward the Greek Jennifer Jansen
system." The girls had the weight o f A Texas native, Banks vividly Alpha Gamma
tradition, pressure from alums and the remembers going sledding for the first Kendra Redfern Jones
university to take into consideration, (and only) time in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Beta Lambda
Grant recalls. "But they were determined and choosing her "Yankee winter coat Lisa Niedenthal
to be true to their responsibility and do with the help of chapter members from Beta Phi
Alpha Theta in Cedar Rapids, Iowa." Lynn Noble
Alpha Gamma
Because today's consultants travel by Sherry Carothers Pickett
Zeta
Summer 1994 Michaela Roloff Utsunomiya
Zeta
Sherri Clark Burt
Gamma Delta
Malene Demaree
Pi Alpha
Colleen Emery Gants
Upsilon
Patty Compton Mader
Phi
Eva McMullin
Kappa Omicron
Diane Wakeley
Chi Delta

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1986-87 Sonya Thomas Wachter These 1982-83 CCs still get
1987-88 Tau Delta 1 together on a regular basis:
1987-88 Elizabeth Brophy
1987-88 Pi Delta (front row, from left) Amy
1987-88 Laura Buchtel Herman, Sarah Twitchell,
1987-88 Zeta Chris Dodds; (back row, from
1987-88 Julie Derby Hunter left), Carol Lindstrom,
1987-88 Alpha Phi Malinda Sharp, and Rebecca
1987-88 Ginger Mylander p p Herman. Rebecca and Amy
1988-89 Theta Beta are daughters-in-law of
1988-89 Laura Watson Parisi
1988-89 Sigma Phi ± former CC supervisor,
1988-89 Melissa Brandon Portera Marilyn Herman.
1988-89 Omicron
1988-89 Sharron Henriques Starling i Women hired to travel
1988-89 Alpha Phi plane, the t i m e between visits is o f t e n during the same year often become close
1988-89 Shannon Collins Tassi much shorter than that o f the first friends. Their job begins w i t h an
1989-90 Phi Sigma travelers. O f t e n there are only a few hours extensive training period together before
1989-90 Grace Avant Bickham f r o m the time they leave one chapter and they go their separate ways to collegiate
1989-90 Gamma Sigma their arrival at the next one. chapters across the U n i t e d States and
1989 Tracy Houchins Baird Canada. They often call on each other for
1989-90 Lambda Sigma Travel is continuous f r o m August until support during difficult or lonely times
1989-90 Betsey Smith Cook the end of November and from January on the road.
1989-90 Beta Phi through April, with an extended holiday
1989-90 Stacy Sanders Duncan break between the two semesters. Many o f these groups remain i n
1990-91 Delta Pi Consultants have a few days o f f each contact after their traveling ends.
1990-91 Eden Edwards semester which are their own to spend as Frequently, two or more o f these women
1990-91 Zeta they wish. This time is usually not more become roommates. Sometimes they are
1990-91 Vicki Sherick Hawkesworth than three or four days at once, and in each other's weddings. A t the very
1990-91 Alpha Phi consultants rely on the hospitality of least, they write to each other.
1990-91 Melissa Nollen others a great deal because i t is usually
Upsilon Lambda not feasible to go home on these breaks. One o f these groups has remained very
Deborah Pretto close for over ten years. The eight
Chi Psi
Amy Bordewisch These 1988-89 CCs 3
Theta Beta enjoyed a weekend in New
Nima Chandler
Sigma Orleans on their days o f f :
Laurie Arnold Curtis (front row, from left) Eden
Lambda Sigma
Paula Bourgeois Daigle Edwards, Grace Avant;
Lambda Tau (back row, from left) Betsey
Laura Culpepper Genung
Lambda Chi Smith, Vicki Sherick.
Erin McDonnell
Alpha Rho Janine DeMerschman Anderson, Alpha i
Leigh Remy Gamma (Washington State U . ) ,
Delta Chi remembers the kindness shown by an consultants from 1982-83 circulate a
Tana Roberts alumna at Thanksgiving d u r i n g her round-robin letter (complete with
Upsilon travels in 1983-84. "The Thanksgiving pictures and even a video tape), have held
Linda Clark holiday was right before our break, and two "reunions" for the five and ten-year
Omega Upsilon f i n d i n g myself i n the midwest, i t was anniversaries o f their travel, and they
Jana Davis difficult, i f not pointless, to return to my meet every biennium at International
Delta Omega home i n Washington for four days before Convention.
Robin Ferstl heading back to Headquarters for a mid-
Gamma Alpha year meeting. M y fellow traveler, Susan This group included four A O n legacies
Trade Miller Danko, felt the same way, so there we and three members whose younger sisters
Alpha Chi were," Anderson says. followed them to A O n . Two members o f
Brenda Philp the group married brothers—sons o f the
Alpha Phi "Anne Allison came to the rescue," she woman on the Executive Board who
Mary Hamilton Rhodes said. Allison's family was leaving town for supervised them during their travels!
Kappa Tau the holiday, and she opened her home to
the two consultants. "She left us a car, " M y closest friends are people I've met
food, money, and even a turkey loaf for through A O n , " said Becky Admire
Thanksgiving day, but most appreciated Herman, Chi Lambda (U. of Evansville),
was peace and quiet i n a comfortable the second consultant to marry one o f
home," said Anderson. Marilyn Herman's sons.

The traveling experience has benefitted
many women by sharpening skills they

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utilized later in their careers. Janet Norma assignment for AOFI-recolonizing Delta 1990- 91 Sally Rowell
Pierce Conway, Alpha Tau (Denison U . ) , Chapter at Tufts-she remained in Boston 1991- 93 Gamma Sigma
traveled i n 1 9 5 6 - 5 7 , and says the to do freelance film production and 1991-92 Melissia Anderson
organization skills she learned helped her worked on two films, Soulman and The 1991-92 Alpha Gamma
establish a successful journalism career. Witches of Eastwick, before moving to Los 1991-92 Missy Blair
Angeles. 1991-92 Epsilon Omega
Early i n her career as a newspaper 1991 Lisa Gale
reporter, she was banned f r o m the field at Perhaps Ginger Banks best summarized 1991-92
a Cleveland Browns game. the feelings o f many past consultants. 1991- 92 Zeta Psi
1992- 93 Jen Gordon
" I t was in the early sixties, before the "In my professional life today, I 1992-93
feminist movement," she recalls, "And the constantly draw on my A O n experience 1992-93 Beta Phi
Browns PR man refused me a field pass to help me do my job," she said. "And it 1992-93 Beth Kuchta
because 'We don't let women on the field, all s t a r t e d w i t h service as a chapter 1992-93 Zeta
honey.'" I n 1989, Conway received a consulrant." 1992-93 Holly Eippert Sauder
second place award for news reporting 1992-94 Kappa Pi
f r o m the N a t i o n a l Federation o f Press Thanks to Colleen Caban for her 1992- 93 Michelle Taylor
Women. assistance with this article. 1993- 94 Delta Sigma
1993-94 Leslie Yanik
1993-94 CCs took a 1993-94 Lambda lota
cruise together (their 1993-94 Karen Jensen
1993-94 Kappa Rho
"treat" to 1993-94 Elizabeth Lawson
1993-94 Lambda lota
themselves)—Diane Fuhrer 1993-94 Stephanie Marsh
(front row, from left), 1993-94 Chi Alpha
MaryO'Ryan
Tiffany Calvert, Tracy Nu Beta
Maxwell, Ahby Aldrich; Tracy Real
(back row, from left) Beth Tau Delta
Holderfield, Beth Johnson, Janet Siegel
Allison McKinney, Jessica Delta
McCauley, and Michelle Katie Walsh
Nu Omicron
Serrano. RissaWelcker
Omega
Past consultants ctedit the program Adell Woessner AbbyAldrich
with the developing self-confidence, the Meacham Delta
ability to solve problems, and helping today Tiffany Calvert
them learn to think on theit feet. Kappa Omega
Diane Fuhrer
Denise Hembree, Chi Alpha (U. of Kappa Lambda
California-Davis), who traveled from Beth Johnson
1977 to 1979, says all the flying she did Chi Delta
as a consultant piqued het interest i n Beth Holderfield
b e c o m i n g a p i l o t . So she Gamma Delta
did-immediately after traveling for A O I T Tracy Maxwell
Today she works as a flight instructor. Alpha Chi
Jessica McCauley
Lisa Niedenthal, Beta Phi (Indiana U.), Epsilon Chi
traveled in 1985-86 and says that being a Allison McKinney
consultant honed her communications Alpha Psi
and "people skills" and made her less o f a Michelle Serrano
procrastinator. Today she puts those skills Delta Theta
to work as Director o f Production for the
Showtime cable network. After her last

Chapter Consultants honor Stella

The women who served as traveling and resident chapter consultants f r o m 1944

through 1994 are commemorating the 50th anniversary o f that program by

purchasing the plaque in the Founders' Circle at International Headquarters

which honors Stella George Stern Perry. The plaque will be engraved and installed Alpha Omicron Pi would like to thank these
women for their service to our fraternity as
d u r i n g the next few months. Founders' Circle is located at the end o f the Chapter Consultants. Thanks also to the
women who have served as Special Chapter
Inspiration Walkway at International Headquarters. Funds raised by the project Assistants, Resident Consultants, and
Graduate Assistants.
will be used to support A O I l ' s Centennial Celebration i n 1997. Former chapter

consultants who would like to contribute to Stella's plaque should send their

checks to: Ginger Banks

3108 West Terrace Dr.

Austin, T X 78757

Summer 1994 1I

Dorothy Bruniga Dean Appointed International
1899-1994 President during World War II,

she servedfor three years. . .

Dorothy's officialportrait

By Kay G o m i l l i o n Jones, Sigma Delta From 1967-1970, D o r o t h y was the Club, where she was famous for both her
(Huntingdon College) national supervisor for the founding of golf and bridge skills. She belonged to the
Alpha Delta Chapter at the University o f League o f W o m e n Voters and was a
Region V I Director Alabama. She was also a valuable resource founding member of the Montgomery
when AOFI came to the campus of Humane Society. (She loved cats and
Past International President D o r o t h y Huntingdon College in Montgomery. always had several.) I n addition, she was a
Isabel Bruniga Dean died April 1, 1994, The campus was across the street f r o m faithful member of Trinity Presbyterian
in Alexander City, Alabama. She was 94. the Montgomery Country Club, and Church.
She served as International President o f Dorothy's home was nearby. She always
Alpha Omicron Pi from 1943 to 1946. said she wanted a chapter i n her back Her love o f French led to her member-
yard. She hosted the c o l o n i z a t i o n o f ship in L'Alliance Francoise and
Dorothy was born in El Pasco, Illinois, Sigma Delta Chapter at the Montgomery L'Association Francaise. She even
on October 26, 1899. C o u n t r y Club. She was about 76 years belonged to a French-speaking bridge
old then. I n 1975 Dorothy was honored club. Long after she had forgotten many
At Northwestern University, Dorothy w i t h the Helen St. Clair Mullan Award at other things, she was still teaching French
was initiated into Rho Chapter i n 1919. the Chicago Convention to the personnel at the nursing home
She majored in Greek and Latin, graduat- where she spent her last years.
ing in 1921, Phi Beta Kappa. While in The August 10, 1946 installation
college, Dorothy met her future husband, Dorothy and her husband had two
George Paul Dean, w h o m she married of the chapter named for her, nieces, Dorothy and Martha, children o f
two years after she graduated. George's brother Jimmie. Dorothy and
Delta Delta at Auburn University, George offered to contribute toward the
After graduation, Dorothy taught Latin educational expenses o f Little D o r o t h y
for four years i n Evanston, Illinois. She was a highlight of her life. ( w h o m George called "Junior") i f she
left academia and she and her husband would come to school i n the south so that
moved to Kansas C i t y where they lived Rho alumnae honored her by purchas- they could get to know her better. Both
for four years before moving to Atlanta, ing two bricks in her name in the she and M a r t h a attended what is now
Georgia. In 1941, they moved to Founders' Circle at International Auburn University and both were mem-
Montgomery, Alabama. M r . Dean was i n Headquarters. bers o f Delta Delta Chapter, the collegiate
the transportation industry and served in chapter named for their Aunt.
both World Wars. Though Dorothy once described her-
self as, "Not a very faithful member," i n Dorothy (Dot) Dean Bishop lives in
In 1935 D o r o t h y was Fraternity 1985, she still corresponded w i t h two o f Alexander City, Alabama, and is a retired
Convention Chairman and continued her her classmates who were also A O n sisters. florist and teacher. She has one son, two
involvement in AOn by serving on the She knew all o f the A O F I Founders daughters, and several grandchildren,
Executive C o m m i t t e e as Second Vice except Helen, who died in 1935. including three-year-old Dorothy Dean
President f r o m 1937 until 1943 when she K n i g h t , k n o w n as D e e D e e . M a r t h a ,
became International President. During D o r o t h y was a f i r m believer i n the Dorothy's other niece, lives in Arlington,
this t i m e she installed three collegiate A O n ritual. She credited it w i t h helping Virginia and is well-known for her work
chapters and eight alumnae chapters. her to realize the importance and friends w i t h Head Start in its early stages.
Dorothy wasn't elected president; she was and w i t h giving her l i f e l o n g skills she
appointed because o f W o r l d War I I . A t needed to belong to many organizations The Deans couldn't have children.
the time, she was the only president to during her life. One o f her favorites was They put their name on the list o f "a very
serve a three-year term (also because o f the No-Name Club, a literary club prestigious adoption agency." Dorothy
the war). Her main responsibility as presi- founded in 1893 to which many southern always said George teased her they didn't
dent was to visit all 53 A O F I chapters, scholars belong. She was also active in the get a baby because they couldn't find one
which she d i d . Her husband was i n the Thespians, the Montgomery Garden w i t h a Phi Beta Kappa key. When they
South Pacific at the time, so she could Club and the Montgomery Country decided not pursue adoption any longer,
devote unlimited hours to A O I L she vowed to w o r k w i t h other people's
children. A n d she spent her life doing
D o r o t h y was a trustee o f the A O F I that!
Ruby Fund f r o m 1951-62 and served as
chairman from 1962-1976.

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Alpha

Omicron

Pi

l.mi 1VI1 Erin Mahoney
Nu Delta Beta Tau

Ashlev Wallace A rushee wonders:
Kappa Gamma
Can I be your Nitha Nagubadi
sister? Phi C h i

Debbie Gonzalez Jennifer Oyakawa
Upsilon Lambda Chi Epsilon

I'm going through rush, and I'm nervous about this experience. W i l l you like me? Can we be friends? I'm 13
looking for friends. That's why I'm going through rush. But the process is stressful. Being away f r o m home for
the first time is stressful, too. I n fact, college is stressful. It seems so big. I need a home away f r o m home, a
place where I will feel secure and supported. I ' m looking for a group that will help me feel like more than a
number.

Can I be your sister?

Is your group supportive? Do you want to know me? I want to get to know you. Talk to me. I want to choose
a sorority because I like the women and feel comfottable there. Let me get to know you and see how I would
fit!

Can I be your sister?

I want to have f u n in college and do things with others. Friends that I can do things with, like to parties or go
to the movies. Friends that I can laugh with, and, if I need to, cry w i t h . But f u n isn't everything to me. I have
a serious side, too. D o we share the same values? What do you stand for? I believe i n treating everyone w i t h
dignity. I believe in truth, loyalty, honor. W h a t do you believe in?

Can I be your sister?

I want to do well i n school. I f I join your group, will you allow time for me to study? W i l l you show me how
to find academic help i f I need it? W i l l you care how I'm doing?
I'd like to be a leader on campus. Can you help me learn leadership skills? Is there someone in your chapter
who can be a mentor, help open doors for me, even push me when I need it.? Even i f I don't become a leader,
I'd like to be active. Are the women in your chapter active on campus?

Can I be your sister?

I have to work to help pay for my education. Can I be a member o f your chapter and still have time to work
and study? W i l l the demands on my time be reasonable? Perhaps you can even show me ways to manage my
time better. I want to be part o f a group. I think it's important to learn to get along with others. W i l l being a
member of your chapter help me learn about cooperation, consideration, compromise?
I may come f r o m a different background. I may not look like you. M y skin and features may be different f r o m
yours. To me that's good. But what do you think? I want to be respected for being me. Can you understand
and accept me i f I am different f r o m you?

I am a typical rushee. Can I be your sister? W i l l I want you to be my sister?

Summer 1994

1992 NPC Rush Resolutions— ^ A s k yourself:

The T i m e is N o w ! Will today's rushee w a n t to be my sister?

By Donna Ncllums Kumar, D i d you know that nine times out of ten, a rushee/student on your campus
Chapter Services Coordinator already has a preconceived notion about purpose o f sororities?
Rho Omicron (Middle Tennessee
State University) D i d you know that nine times out o f ten, a rushee/student coming to your cam-
Nashville Alumnae Chapter pus for the first time will already have heard the "lowdown" about A O I I on your
campus? Is that image a positive one?
In 1992 the National Panhellenic
Conference passed a unanimous D i d y o u k n o w that you are the person most empowered to educate your
agreement with regards to formal rush rushees/students about the positive impact o f sororities and the Greek system?
for all N P C sororities. Phis agree-
ment, known as the rush resolutions, Yes, but. . .
is to be in full force on all campuses Yes, but what?. . .Over the past five years there has been a continuous decline in
with NPC sororities beginning fall the number o f women (and men) interested in becoming part o f the Greek system.
1994. The resolutions are listed H o w can we change this? Where do we begin?
below. Where does your campus
stand? Have the resolutions been We begin with you and our style of rush.
implemented? Each year we hear more and more negative feedback f r o m rushees about sorority
rush. Some o f the comments have been:
_Establish guidelines for rush bud-
gets and set a cap on rush expenses "Rush is too fake."
including the value o f all donated " W h y do I need to pay for my friends?"
goods and services in the cap figure. " I can do just fine on my own."
"Greeks party too m u c h - I ' m here to get an education."
_Eliminate all outside decorations " I can't afford to be in a sorority."
_Confine all rush entertainment "Being in a sorority will take too much time."
within the chapter house or other D o these comments sound familiar? Today's college woman wants something
rush facility more from her Greek experience than additional friends and invitations to parties
_Evaluate all rush skits as to length with fraternities. She wants to be part o f an organization that will enhance her edu-
and content cational experiences and help her grow as an individual and develop her skills.
_Discourage rush skits from the A O I I recognizes that the fact o f rush is changing. The National Panhellenic
first round oi parties Conference recognizes this also and in 1992 took the first step to help all N P C
_Discourage elaborate costuming groups realize the necessity o f changing the prevailing style o f rush. That was the
and purchase of special rush outfits year that the N P C Rush Resolutions were adopted. (See the box on this page out-
_Eliminate all gifts, f.avors, prefer- lining these resolutions.)
ence letters or notes for rushees until For the most part, rushees are no longer interested i n being entertained during
they have accepted bids rush parties. They don't like meeting 10 to 20 members in a 20-minute time span.
_Develop conversation and inter- They want to be known and accepted as individuals. W i t h the current rush/party
viewing skills system, it's very difficult to get to know each rushee on an individual basis. What
_Follow NPC recommendations can we do? We can begin to change how we rush. Here are some tips:
lor release figures
A O I I fully endorses all o f the above Don't be afraid to talk to a rushee! She's just as nervous and anxious as you
rush resolutions and expects its chap- are to make a good impression.
ters to comply. If you have any ques-
tions regarding these rush resolutions, Tell your rushees about the BRIDGES program-not just the new member
feel free to contact your PH/Greek portion, but how AOFI is working to educate its members over their life-
Advisor, Area NPC Delegate (your times about a variety o f subjects. Tell her about some o f them.
PH Delegate can tell you who she is)
or your A O n NPC Delegate c/o Tell her about your chapter's community service, its leadership, her oppor-
International I leadquarters. (See page tunity to be a leader, its scholarship program. . .you get the idea!
43 tor information on NPC
Delegates.) Best wishes for a success- Tell her what you have gained from being an A O I I !
ful formal rush '94-'95!
Tell her that A O I I is for a lifetime-not just during college. Wherever she
14 goes, she will find an A O n sister close by-we guarantee it!

Go on! You can do it! Meet a young woman, make her your friend, introduce her
to your friends, and then make her your sister. It's that simple!

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Rush Directory

Advisers should receive Membership Information Forms (MIFs) N O L A T E R than dates noted. This is the
time chapters review MIFs prior to rush.

United States San Jose State University Charlene Murray
Delta Sigma 6124 Cecala
Auburn University Alabama Early August San Jose, C A 95120
Delta Delta
Late August Kimberly Watson U . of California - Berkeley Stephanie Marsh
609 Dumus Dr. Sigma 968 Pine Street
Auburn, A L 36830 Early August/Early January San Francisco, C A 94108

Birmingham Southern College Ellen Furio U. of California-Davis Melissa Wrinkle
Tau Delta 518 Baker Dr. Chi Alpha 1409 5th Avenue #3
Mid August Birmingham, A L 35213 Late August San Rafael, C A 94901

Huntingdon College Lu Ann Cobb U. of California-San Diego Kathleen Rager
Sigma Delta 121 Boxwood Dr. Lambda Iota 4016-B Mahalia Avenue
Mid August Montgomery, A L 36111 Early September San Diego, C A 92122

Jacksonville State University Windy Lawrence Colorado
Delta Epsilon 388 Quill Avenue N W
Early August Apt. 18

Jacksonville, A L 36265 U. of Colorado Ginger Mylander
Chi Delta 2130 Gaylord Street
University of Alabama Denise Simmons Early August Denver, C O 80205
Alpha Delta 4411 BellRd
Late July Montgomery, A L 36116 Delaware

U. of Alabama • Birmingham Susan DuBose University of Delaware Ronye Hall
Zeta Pi 5256 Valleybrook Trace Delta Chi 1146 South Dupont Hwy.
Late August Birmingham, A L 35244 Early December Box 80

U . of South Alabama Donna Cunningham Smyrna, D E 19977
Gamma Delta 5100WoodmereSt.
Early September Mobile, A L 36693 Florida

Arizona Florida Southern College Cheryl Hallquist
Kappa Gamma 1073 Corkwood Dr
Northern Arizona U . Lillian Baker Late August/Early January Oviedo, F L 32765
Theta Omega 1508 N.Aztec
Early August Flagstaff, A Z 86001 University of Florida Kelly Meade
Gamma Omicron 205 S W 75th Street # 8 H
U. of Arizona Kathleen Quigley Late July Gainesville, F L 32607
Upsilon Alpha 200 Sierra Vista Dr.
Early August Tucson, A Z 85719 U. of South Florida Susan Sapolsky
Gamma Theta 11003 N . 51st Street
Arkansas Early August-Mid December Tampa, F L 33617
Jennifer Beard Pinson
Arkansas State U . 2015 Tanglewood Georgia
Sigma Omicron Jonesboro, A R 72401
Mid August LaGrange College Karla Reese
Lambda Chi LaGrange College
California Early September Box 374
LaGrange, G A 30240
Cal Polytechnic State U . Kathi NifFenegger
Chi Psi 453 Tulare Avenue Georgia Southern University Candace Sumner
Early September Morro Bay, C A 93442 34 N . Easy Street
Alpha Lambda i Statesboro, G A 30458

California State U . - Long Beach Carla Bochenek Late August
Lambda Beta 252 16th Street
Early August Seal Beach, C A 90740 Georgia State University Jennifer Phillips Ives
Gamma Sigma 21 Petite Rue
California State U . Northridge Margaret Kelz Early September Sharpsburg, G A 30277
Sigma Phi 901 A Monterey Street
Mid August Hermusa Beach, C A U. of Georgia Jacqueline Dallas
90254 Lambda Sigma 122 Stonybrook Drive
Mid August Athens, G A 30605-0187

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Iowa Kentucky

Coe College Charlene Wise Eastern Kentucky University Brenda Stratman
Alpha Theta 829 27th Street N E Epsilon Omega 2034 Idylwild Ct.
Early September Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 Mid August Richmond, K Y 40475

Iowa State U . Eileen Muff Murray State University Monica Capps
Iota Sigma 1312 Scott Cir. Delta Omega 2115 Brookhaven
Early August Ames, IA 50010 Early December Murray, K Y 42071

Momingside College Erica Reich Transylvania U . Carylyn Eames
Theta Chi RRl,Box261 Tau Omega 974 Delia Drive
Early August Sioux City, IA 51108 Late August Lexington, K Y 40504

Illinois U. of Kentucky Dana McCarty
Kappa Omega 1186 Betty Drive
Illinois Wesleyan University Kimberly McCollum Early August Paris, K Y 40361
Beta Lambda 3402 Windmill Road
Early September Bloomington, IL 61704 U. of Louisville Julia Sellins
Pi Alpha 8109 Lake Avenue #6
Northern Illinois U . Diana Hamann Early August Louisville, K Y 40222
Nu Iota 2640 Pirates Cove
Mid August #6 Western Kentucky University Elizabeth Wilkins
Shaumburg, I L 60173
Alpha Chi 820 Wakefield Drive

Early August Bowling Green, KY 42103

Parks College Nancy Epp Louisiana
Upsilon Epsilon 1512 Lynch Court #2
Mid August/Mid December Lawrence, KS 66044 Newcomb College - Tulane Jeanne Boudreaux
Pi 1629 Coliseum Street
U . of Chicago Jessie Wang-Grimm Late December Apt. #6
Phi Chi 65 E . Scott Street New Orleans, L A 70130
Early September/Mid December Apt. 11-G
Chicago, I L 60610
Northeast Louisiana U . Monica Futch
U . of Illinois Grace Funk Lambda Tau 4511 Churchill Circle
Iota 52 E . Ford Harris Road Early August Monroe, L A 71203
Early August Champaign, I L 61821
Southeastern Louisiana U . Linda Mahfouz
Indiana Kappa Tau 1305 South Shirley
Late July Gonzales, L A 70037

Ball State U . Randi Carmichael U . of Southwest Louisiana Yvette Hebert
Kappa Kappa 2308 N . Allison Rd. Delta Beta 152 Normandy Road
Early September Muncie, I N 47304 Early August Lafayette, L A 70503

DePauw U . Audrey Pelham Maine
Theta 4740 E 71st Street
Mid September Indianapolis, I N 46220 University of Maine-Orono Lisa Gallant
Gamma 193 West Broadway
Indiana State University Carol Brames Late August Bangor, M E 04401
Kappa Alpha 133 McKinley Boulevard
Mid August Terre Haute, I N 47803 Maryland

Indiana University Amy Small Towson State U . Holly Culhane
Beta Phi 4620 N . Boulevard Place Theta Beta 1227 Tillerman Place
Mid October-Late December Indianapolis, I N 46208 Mid August Baltimore, M D 21226

Purdue U . Millicent Mitchell U. of Maryland Janet Crenshaw
Phi Upsilon 201 E . Lutz Avenue Pi Delta 1600 South Eads Street
Mid December W. Lafayette, I N 47906 Mid August Apt. 734-S
Arlington, VA 22202

University of Evansville Eva Schmitz Washington College Jennifer Roberts
Chi Lambda 817 2nd Street Sigma Tau 288 Raintree Drive
Early August Henderson, K Y 42420 Late January Arnold, M D 21012

Kansas

Massachusetts

U. of Kansas Lisa Lattan Tufts University Sandra Giordano
Phi 211 W. 68th Terrace Delta 19 GlenclifFRoad
Early August Kansas City, M O 64113 Mid August-Early January Boston, M A 02131

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Michigan New York

Grand Valley State U . LeAnn Stoner Canisius College Kristin Lowicki
Lambda Eta 5267 Rich Street Nu Delta 65 North Lincoln Avenue
Mid August-Early January Allendale, M I 49401 Early September-Mid December Orchard Park, N Y 14127

Michigan State University Cindy Kendall Cornell University Jadi Miller
Beta Gamma 1950BurkelyRd Epsilon 700 Warren Road
Early August Williamston, MI 48895- Early January #19-3A
9755 Ithaca, N Y 14850

Western Michigan University Erin Huberty C.W. Post Campus of Long Is. U Vivian Potamousis
Kappa Rho 6381 Village Green #11 Psi Delta 1825 Roosevelt Avenue
Late August Portage, M I 49002 Mid December Bellmore, N Y 11710

Minnesota Hartwick College Kelly McGraw
Sigma C h i 5 Center Street
U . of Minnesota Christa Hart Late August-Late January Oneonta, N Y 13820
Tau 4931 18th Avenue S
Late August Minneapolis, M N 55417 State University of New York Joan Mack
Delta Psi 9 Birch Drive
Missouri Early January POB 1
W. Sand Lake, N Y 12196
Central Missouri State U . Paula Fisher Syracuse University
Delta Pi 16211 E . 28th Terrace Chi Marjorie Julian
Mid August Apt. 1520 Late August-Mid January 104 Concord PI.
Independence, MO 64055 Fayetteville, N Y 13066

U. of Missouri-Columbia Dian Sprenger Wagner College Kay Welch
Delta Alpha 3708 Southland Dr. Theta Pi 24-E Franklin Lane
Early August Columbia, M O 65201 Late August Staten Island, N Y 10306

Mississippi Ohio

U. of Mississippi Cynthia Snellgrove Bowling Green State U . Jennifer Hennes
Nu Beta 105 Johnson Street Alpha Psi 2314 Windemere Avenue
Early August Batesville, MS 38606 Mid August Akron, O H 44312

Montana Miami University Pat Curran-Dengler
Omega 4018 Benjamin Street
Montana State University Mary Fitzgerald Early January Cincinnati, O H 45245
Alpha Phi 1209 Nelson Road
Early September Bozeman, M T 59715 Ohio Northern U . Amy Blythe
Kappa Pi 116W. Highland
North Carolina Late August Ada, O H 45810-1384

Duke University Joy Lashley Ohio University Nicole Cheney
Delta Upsilon 100 WhitebluffLane Omega Upsilon 124 S. Green Drive
Early September-Early January Apt. 1-B Late August #127
Cary.NC 27513 Athens, O H 45701

East Carolina U. Myra Winget The Ohio State University Kimberly Cremeans
Zeta Psi 322 Haven Drive Chi Epsilon 645 Stinchcomb, Apt #6
Early August #N-5 Early September Columbus, O H 43202

Elon College Greenville, N C 27834 U . of Toledo Lisa DiClemente
Epsilon Chi Theta Psi 3418 Gibralter Heights Dr.
Early September Jane Vondy Late August P-8
2846 Forest Dale Drive Toledo, O H 43609
Burlington, N C 27215
Nebraska Pennsylvania

U . of Nebraska - Kearney Kathleen Dimmitt East Stroudsburg State U . Pamela Bolcar
Phi Sigma 3111 West College #77 Phi Beta 88 North Jefferson Road
Early August Grand Island, N E 68803 Mid January WhippanyNJ 07981

U . of Nebraska •• Lincoln Sandra Peterson Lehigh U . Debra O'DonneU
Zeta 4641 Elk Ridge Circle Lambda Upsilon 1325 Ridge Trail
Early August Lincoln, N E 68516 Early January Easton, PA 18042

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Pennsylvania State University Linda Domin Eastern Washington U . Linda Rust
Epsilon Alpha 200 Kennedy Street Tau Gamma 4611 SSchafer Branch Rd
Mid August State College, PA 16801 Mid August Spokane, WA 99206-
9225
Shippensburg U . Heather Swartz
Tau Lambda P.O. Box 104 U. of Washington Arigela Steck
Mid September Roxbury, PA 17251 Upsilon 13909 121st Ave N E
Late August Kirkland, W A 98034
Slippery Rock U . Lori Engott
Sigma Rho 5715 Georgetown Drive Washington State University Michelle Watts
Mid August Erie, PA 16509-3138 Alpha Gamma S E 921 Klemgard Avenue
Late July #G2
Tennessee Pullman, WA 99163

Lambuth U . Niki Kiefer Wisconsin
Omega Omicron
Early August 1585 Hollywood
K90
Jackson, T N 38301 U . of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Wendy Kohler
Phi Delta 258 Huntington Drive
Middle Tennessee State U . Julie Truitt Mid August Cedarburg,WI 53012
Rho Omicron 7232 Cabot Drive
Early August Nashville, T N 37209 University of Wisconsin-River Falls Mindy Mymudes

Kappa Sigma 400 Kennedy St

Rhodes College Sarah Blankenship Early August River Falls, W I 54022
Kappa Omicron 389 N . Avalon Street
Early September Memphis, T N 38112 West Virginia

U . of Tennessee DiAnne McMillin West Virginia University Miehele Bechtold
Omicron 7221 Westhampton Place Sigma Alpha 423 Bascom Avenue
Early - Late August Knoxville,TN 37919 Mid August Pittsburgh, PA 15214

U . of Tennessee - Martin Elizabeth Robinson CANADA
Tau Omicron Rt. 2, Box 10AA Alberta
Late August Sharon, T N 38255

Vanderbilt U . Patricia Anderson U . of Calgary Kristy Manchul
Nu Omicron 106 Suffolk Crescent Kappa Lambda 156 Hampshire Circle NW
Mid August-Mid December Brentwood, T N 37027 Late August Calgary A B C A N A D A
T3A4Y3
Texas
Ontario
Southwest Texas State U . Sheila Rosenberg Carleton University
Zeta Kappa P.O. Box 161196 Gamma Chi Shirley Gaudreau
Early August Austin, T X 78716 Early August 2123 Grafton Crescent
Gloucester O N CANADA
U . of Texas-San Antonio Melissa Nollen University of Toronto K1J 6K7
Upsilon Lambda 916 Canterbury Hill Beta Tau
Late August San Antonio, T X 78209 Early September Suzanne Horvath
167 Princess Anne Crescent
Texas Woman's U . Deborah Lynne Weaver U. of Western Ontario Islington O N C A N A D A
Delta Theta 2803 N . Bell Iota C h i M9A2R8
Early September Denton, T X 76201 Early September
Erika Bothwell
Virginia RR#3
20 Blackburn Crescent
George Mason University Deborah Callis Komoka O N C A N A D A
Gamma Alpha 46852 Lawnes Creek Terrace N 0 L 1R0
Late August Sterling, V A 20165
Quebec
University of Virginia Lisa Simpkins McGill University
C h i Beta 402 14th Street N W #5 Kappa Phi Wendy Moon
Mid December Charlottesville, V A 22903 Mid August 140 Easton Ave.
Montreal W. Q U CANADA
Virginia Commonwealth U . Carla Harmon H4XIL2

Rho Beta 9630 Mesquite Road

Late August Glen Allen, VA 23068

Washington

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ALPHA OMICRON PI RUSH INFORMATION

• I know this rushee personally and recommended her. PLEASE MAIL THIS FORM TO THE PICTURE
• I know her family personally. CHAPTER ADVISER WHOSE NAME
AND ADDRESS ARE LISTED IN
I received this information from: YOUR TO DRAGMA FOR THE
• Panhellenic members/master file. COLLEGE WHICH THIS RUSHEE
• H.S. faculty/staff member. WILL ATTEND. If you are not able
• Mutual friend. to locate this name and address,
• Other send form to the Regional Rush
• I send this form at request of the collegiate chapter. Officer responsible for the region
in which the rushee will attend
college-or Int'l HQ for forwarding.
If you have gathered this information
in response to a chapter's request,
please send the information directly
to the return address indicated.
Collegiate chapter pledging depends
on your supplying available
information.

Name of Rushee soph. jr. sr._
Home address
College she will attend
Age College class: fresh.

Name of Parents/Guardian

Address of Parents/Guardian Zip Phone ( )_
Other
AOn Relative: Sister Mother Grandmother
(evening)
Name Chapter/School

Address Phone (day)

List other sorority or fraternity affiliations of relatives:

Does the rushee have a special interest in AOn? Why?

Does she have a special interest in other groups? Why?

Have you rushed her? ,

Will you tell her she is being recommended?

Is she able to assume financial obligations?

She would enjoy talking about the following topics during rush:

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

High School and address rank . ,
Number in graduating class GPA A C T / S A T if known

College previously attended and address _

Terms completed GPA .
- OVER -
High School/Collegiate Scholastic honors .

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LEADERSHIP INFORMATION
Activities/Offices held:
Honors:
Work experience:

Please check those which apply and add comments and examples:

ASSET TO CHAPTER: PERSONALITY AND APPEARANCE:
Outgoing and friendly
Respected Musical Reserved or shy
Cheerful and optimistic
Loyal Artistic Compatible with others
Poised/well groomed
Dependable Athletic Kind/caring

Hard Worker Organized

Responsible Cooperative

Adaptable Industrious

Leadership potential

COMMENTS:

YOUR Name Date
Phone
Address (Area Code) (Number)

City State Zip
Collegiate Chapter?
Alumnae Chapter? Are you a collegian now? FOR CHAPTER USE ONLY.

Sign above to indicate endorsement of this rushee Date Received:
as an AOII pledge. Date acknowledgement sent:
Sorority Rushee pled&es:

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the Policy

Alpha Omicron Pi strongly encourages the pledging of qualified legacies. Every known legacy shall be given special consideration in mem-
bership selection.

During formal rush and throughout the chapter's Continuous Open Bidding, every verified legacy shall be offered a bid to membership
unless the chapter has a reason for denying a bid and communicates that reason to the alumna involved or the chapter's Regional Director.

If the formal rush schedule includes several invitational party rounds before Preference (the final invitational party) the legacy shall be invit-
ed to all invitational parties before Preference U N L E S S the chapter has determined that the legacy is definitely not a rushee to be pledged and
that decision has been approved by the appropriate adviser. In no case should a legacy be denied an invitation to at least one invitational party
after the open house, tours, or ice water party round. At any point during rush when the chapter and the adviser concur that a legacy be
dropped from consideration for pledging, the adviser M U S T communicate by telephone with the A O I 1 relative prior to the distribution of
invitations to the next set of parties. If the concern of the chapter is that the legacy has expressed strong interest in another sorority and lesser
interest in AOIT, rushing efforts should be increased.

Every legacy who accepts an invitation to the chapter's final party (Preference) must be named on the chapter's Q U O T A L I S T (also
known as first bid list).

I f no contact is possible between a designated adviser and the A O I 1 relative of a legacy not extended a bid to membership, notice that the
legacy has been dropped without contact must be sent to the chapter's Regional Director and International Headquarters within one week
after the date the rushee is dropped, in no case later than one week after formal rush.

This policy defines a legacy as a sister, daughter, granddaughter, stepsister, stepdaughter, or step-granddaughter of an initiated member
of Alpha Omicron Pi.

Legacy Information Form

"When any of us has a legacy, we dream of the possibility of her joining us as a member of A O I I . How sepcial it is to want our fam-
ily ties to be supplemented by the fraternal bonds of friendship with all the opportunities implied by that association. Indeed, a legacy is
a gift to each of us and to the Fraternity, a gift which deserves extra care and attention."

—Ginger Banks, Past International President

TO: University/College
Chapter

This is to inform you that my sister/stepsister
daughter/stepdaughter
will be attending • granddaughter/step-granddaughter

University/College

as a: freshman sophomore junior senior (circle one)

beginning:

Her school address will be

Signed:

Address: .
University/College
_Zip Chapter

Year of Initiation.

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AOn P r o f i l e :

Miss Deaf America, 1992-94

Stephanie Long—no ordinary beauty queen!

A l p h a O m i c r o n Pi has its share o f
beauties: Homecoming Queens; winners
of state titles in the Miss America
Pageant; and various local, state and
regional beauty contest winners.

But Stephanie M . Long, Sigma Phi
( C a l i f o r n i a State U . - N o r t h r i d g e ) , is a
unique beauty pageant winner and the
title and crown she w i l l surrender this
July is far f r o m typical.

Stephanie Michelle Long; Miss Deaf America Winner Miss Deaf America "1992-1994" with crown, trophy and flowers.
"1992-1994".
offered a movie role (which she declined) i n a diplomatic way.
For the past two years, Stephanie has and parts in commercials. She has had For example, there is a c o n t i n u i n g
worn the crown of Miss Deaf America. speaking engagements and given
Unlike most beauty queens, the woman performances at schools, colleges, and debate about the best type o f education
who is Miss Deaf America serves as both conventions and has been interviewed for for deaf children. Some experts advocate
a representative to the Deaf community newspapers and magazines. mainstreaming (placing deaf children in
and as that community's ambassador to public schools with the needed support
the hearing world. I t is a dual role that Stephanie has handled controversy services provided at that school) and
Stephanie has performed well. within the Deaf community and closing residential schools for the deaf.
succeeded in expressing her point o f view Other members of the Deaf community
She has traveled extensively, v i s i t i n g
Alaska, California, New York, Texas,
Minnesota, Colorado, the Caribbean, and
other places. She has met celebrities such
as m o v i e a n d t e l e v i s i o n star M a r l e e
Matlin, Alan Autry, David Soul and the
cast o f Coach, to name a few; v i s i t e d
elementary and high schools; and been

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strongly support residential schools for Communication (lip reading, oral numerous opportunities to speak for the
the deaf, saying that deaf children may language and Signed English). Her National Center on Deafness. Her time at
suffer from a lack of a social life in public parents took several sign-communication C S U N was a very positive experience.
schools with hearing students. Stephanie, classes, as d i d other f a m i l y members.
who was mainstreamed f r o m the third Stephanie continued speech therapy " I f I could change C S U N in any way, I
grade on, thinks that both approaches during the summers until junior-high w o u l d w a n t to see m o r e professors
should be kept. Her own mainstreamed age. teaching their classes i n sign language. I
education was "a positive experience," cherish the memories o f those classes
and she was successful in school by any Her parents also supported her in other where I d i d have signing teachers," she
standard. ways. For example, when Stephanie was said.
in elementary school, her mother drove
Stephanie majored in Speech her to a school 55 miles f r o m their home. She said that i n C a l i f o r n i a , hearing
people seem to accept deaf people more
Communication at California State U . - Arrival for pagent 6/28/92. readily, and many people in the
N o r t h r i d g e ( C S U N ) , a major that she After school, her dad took over the community are fluent in sign language.
admits was more d i f f i c u l t because she chauffeuring responsibilities to drive her
does not hear. She is currently employed to extra-curricular activities. In "At C S U N , deaf people are always
as Sales Director for National Fraternal elementary and h i g h school she was welcomed—not just for cheerleading, but
Society Life Insurance in Chicago. involved in volleyball, track, Softball, also for other campus activities, clubs, the
dancing, and drama. Outside interests Greek system, varsity and intramural
Stephanie was an achiever f r o m a included swimming, gymnastics, golf, sports," she says.
young age. Though she always took her and ice skating.
studies very seriously, she still had time One o f her proudest achievements is
for a social life. In high school, she was a When it came time to select a college, being selected for the All-American
cheerleader, winning one of ten Stephanie and her parents visited schools Cheerleader Award in 1987 among 500
cheerleading slots out o f a field o f 74 girls on both coasts and in the midwest. hearing girls and subsequently cheering at
(all hearing) who auditioned. D u r i n g this search, she learned o f the A l o h a B o w l . She was also a
CSUN's excellent support services for cheerleader at C S U N and was one o f four
" I was very happy in my classes and deaf and hard o f hearing people. finalists on the H o m e c o m i n g C o u r t i n
very involved in school activities. I did 1991. Her other titles include: Miss Deaf
not lack a social life," she says. " I found through the deaf student CSUN, Miss Deaf California, and Miss
organization (Deaf CSUNians) many Deaf America.
She credits the support o f a l o v i n g opportunities to experience leadership
family for much o f her success. roles. I also f o u n d many exciting D u r i n g her travels as M i s s D e a f
opportunities to get practical experience America, Stephanie experienced some o f
" M y parents discovered my profound i n my major field o f study," Stephanie the day to day frustrations that most
deafness when I was about a year o l d , " says. hearing people never think about. For
Stephanie said. She had speech and example, at one hotel, the personnel
language therapy three times a week until She explains that she has been a could not reach her by telephone or
she was 5. A t that age she learned Signed teacher's assistant in Speech knocking on her door, so they broke into
English and began using Total C o m m u n i c a t i o n classes and has had her room, cutting the safety chain, and
found her sleeping.

Deaf and hard o f hearing people need a
pillow vibrator to serve as an alarm clock
and lights to signal them i f they have a
message or i f someone is k n o c k i n g at
their door.

"The hotel didn't have these and I
complained and complained," Stephanie
said. The hotel was more accommodating
the following year.

Though an outspoken advocate for the
rights o f deaf people, Stephanie does not
complain about her o w n deafness. She
views it as a challenge, not a disability.

Stephanie w i l l crown her successor at
the 1994 Miss Deaf Pageant in Knoxville,
Tennessee, in July. Though she won't be
wearing a crown, she hopes to continue
to be able to help people, both deaf and
hearing, in her future career. Her goal is
to earn an M . A . in Communications,
specializing in counseling, education, and
public administration.

" I find great satisfaction working with
and helping people," she says.

Summer 1994 23

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127F. Rio-style Shores, Forest/White AOII (Also Available Alpha Omicron Pi \

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146A White Red Rose T-Shirt. L XL 18.50 /

149N. Drawstring Shorts, Pockets, Navy/White AOII (Also

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166. Embroidered Zig-ZagT-Shirt L XL 24.00

170. Flag T-Shirt, U.S. and Canada. L XL 18.50

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inNavy,64A) 14.00

173. Embroidered White Sweatshirt, Navy and Forest Letters,

Red Rose Design. L, XL 38.00

174. Lined Anorak Jacket, Forest w/ Navy Stripe, Embroidered

AOII in Navy and White Script. L, X L 50.00

175. Lined Anorak Jacket, Navy w/ Embroidered Red,

Yellow, and White Nautical Design. L X L 50.00

D. AOII "FRIENDS"

77. "Friends" Notepad 3.50

114F. "Friends" Memo Board, Magnet or Sticker .2.00

121B. "Friends" Squeeze Botde, 32 oz 3.50

171. "Friends"Heavyweight Cotton T-Shirt L XL 15.00

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183. Tone on Tone Red Embroidered Sweatshirt. l„ X I 38.00

G. DESIGNER COLORS

5 7 A Burgundy Pen by Garland, Alpha Omicron Pi in Gold

Letters Sale 13.50

92. Writing Folder w/Gold Lettere 8.5 x 11 18.00

119C. Burgundy Card Holder Keychain 5.00

167. Embroidered Natural T-Shin w/ Navy, Forest, and Summer,

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Design, Long Sleeve L XL 22.00

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I. STATIONERY, STICKERS, AND STUFF

21.1 Love AOII Button 50

23. License Plate 4.50

24. License Frame. 5.50

25R Rose Bumper Sticker. Sale 1.00

28. "New" Official AOII Logo Decal 50

28A Classic Style Window DecaL Sale .80

28B. Alpha Omicron Pi Window Decal 1.00

28F. "New" Nautical Bumper Sticker 1.50

28S. AOII Stickers w/ Rose 1.50

30. White Notepad w/ Red Letters, 50 Sheets 1.00

31. Graphic Notepad 4.00

36. Embossed Norecards w/ Envelopes. 20/Pkg 10.00

41A AOn Toothbrush 2.00

46A. Die Cut Notepad 4.50

kM IC K ON P I 57. White Pen w/ Red AOU and Rose 1.00

28Ai\lplia (©micron $Ii 2 8 A O I I 58. Panda Footprints Notepad 3.50

65. Calendar, 12 Month w/ Telephone and Address 4.00

66. AOII For A lifetime Button 1.00

69B. "New" Panda Notecards, w/ Envelopes. 1 CVBox 6.50

87. Panda Bookmarker 1.00

90. AOII Pencils, Red or White 30

90B. Panda Pencil Eraser 60

93. Things To Do Notepad 4.00

108A Floral Notecards w/ Red Envelopes, 10/ box 5.00

108S. Floral Stationery w/ Red Envelopes 5.00

113A "New" Spiral Notebook, College Rule, Perforated 3.50

122. AOII Ribbon, 100 yds. $45 or I yd 50

J. AOII CARES ABOUT T H E WORLD

58M. "New" Panda Magnetic Notepad, Recyded 5.00

69A Panda Foldover Notes w/ Envelopes, 10/pkg 5.00

74. Stuffed Panda Bear w/AOII Ribbon 16.00

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104A Quilted Forest Floral Tote 22.00

107H. Heart Shaped Pin Box, Ecru Moire .9.00

107JB. Engraved Silver Jewelry Box 25.00

107L. Monogrammed Battenburg Lace Pillow... 30.00

107N. Navy Wool Fdt Pillow w/ Red Plaid 30.00

107R Pin Pillow or Pin Cushion, Ecru Moire 9.00

204. Etiquette Book 10.00

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27. Red Rose Chocolate Sale .85

32. AOII Keychain.Clear Lucite 4.50

32A AOI1 Keychain, Red 4.50

37A Insulated Mug w/ Official AOII Logo 4.00

43S. 22 oz. Stadium Cup 1-25

68. Ceramic Mug w/ Roses 6.00

70B. AOII Corstone Keychain, Birch/Red 5.00

71. Acrylic Frame; Reversible Mat, 3 x 5 4.50

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DJSF: Achieving Dreams FOUNDATION

"7 can't thank every AO77 scholarships to contribute to the
who helped make my scholarship possible Diamond Jubilee Foundation. I can't
thank every A O n who helped make
but I can continue to support my scholarship possible but I can
the Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Fund continue to support the Diamond
Jubilee Scholarship Fund so deserving
so deserving sisters can continue sisters can continue to receive much
to receive much needed scholarship assistance ". needed assistance."

Since 1962, over 500 Alpha as a pediatric physical therapist and The Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation
Omicron Pi members have received says her scholarship impacted her life Scholarship Selection Committee
scholarships awarded through the and helped her reach her goal of recently met to choose the 1994/95
Diamond Jubilee Foundation and the becoming a PT. Now that she is on scholarship recipients. Award winners
A O n Foundation. Those awarded solid ground financially, she supports w i l l receive their scholarships at
scholarships are hard-working, high- the Diamond Jubilee scholarship Leadership Conference and will be
achieving collegians and alumnae who Fund and says A O n truly remains a featured in an article in the 1994
are full of promise. part of her life. winter issue of To Dragma.

Jenny Jons is one such woman who Jenny says, " I know that a For information on how to
received a Diamond Jubilee scholarship was available for me in contribute to the Diamond Jubilee
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State University. Today, Jenny works believed enough in the importance of Helland at the Foundation office at
615-370-0920.

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26

G,rowing up

with AOI1

L Three daughters
(and other relatives) thrilled
From left, Sarah Lauren VanValkenburgh, Julie Lockwood, Nancy
VanValkenburgh, Sarah Hereford, and Vicki VanValkenburgh when mother initiated.
Norris. This photo was taken when Nancy was initiated on
February 8, 1994.

By Julie Van Valkenburgh Lockwood, aunts and cousin serenaded us w i t h the We plotted and schemed for the whole
Tau Delta (Birmingham-Southern song "You take carnations or orchid cre- summer and the Tau Delta Chapter
College) ations and I ' l l take a big red rose!" M y unanimously voted to accept mother as
Aunt Sarah would show us her badge and an associate member early i n the fall
I n many families, traditions are a way o f say, "One day, you can pledge A O I 1 and semester. M a m a was initiated i n t o the
life. The family Easter egg hunt, the read- wear my badge to be initiated." chapter on February 8, 1994 (her birth-
ing o f "Twas the Night Before Christmas" day), and we could not have been happi-
on Christmas Eve, and family reunions When Aunt Lenora and her family er! The day also served to remind us o f
are some o f the many traditions passed moved to Alabama, she w o r k e d w i t h Aunt Lenora, who died seven years ago o f
down from parent to child. In my family many alumnae from around the south to leukemia. When she pledged i n 1953, she
the tradition o f A O n has been i m p o r - help raise funds to establish an A O n probably had no idea of the long tradi-
tant. Because I share A O I ! w i t h so many chapter at the University o f Alabama. tion o f A O n sisterhood she would begin
family members, my relationship with the That way, her daughters would have the in our family.
Fraternity has evolved i n t o something option to pledge A O n i f they went to
m u c h more m e a n i n g f u l than I ever college there. The Alpha Delta Chapter Seeing mother initiated also strength-
thought possible. was established i n 1967, and Lenora's ened my interest in the Fraternity. Since
daughter Lisa was i n i t i a t e d i n t o that graduating from Birmingham-Southern, I
My family's association with AOFI chapter in 1978. have married and relocated to Tuscaloosa
began in 1953, when my great-aunt, where I now serve on Alpha Delta
Lenora Tillman Grumbles, pledged AOFI W h e n my oldest sister was entered Chapter's Alumnae Advisory Committee
at the University o f Georgia. Lenora's Birmingham-Southern College, most girls and work with the Tuscaloosa Alumnae
mother became active in the A O n moth- from our hometown pledged another Chapter.
ers club, and she took my mother, who sorority. Vicki struggled with the deci-
was a youngster at the time, w i t h her to sion. A t the last minute, she decided to After growing up with A O n , it contin-
the meetings. When my mother went to pledge A O n . When the AOI7 chapter ues to play an important role i n my life. I
college, she chose E m o r y University at failed to issue her a bid, it was difficult attend alumnae functions with my whole
O x f o r d , Georgia, which did not have for the whole family. Strangely enough, family and it makes me proud to know
sororities. She then married m y father however, many o f Vicki's best friends that that my mother, sisters, aunts, cousin,
and transferred to Auburn University, year were AOLls. She remained active on and I have a common bond o f sisterhood
where m y father's sister was an A O n . campus during the year and went through in A O n . This feeling o f love and loyalty
Although mother enjoyed her college rush again the next f a l l . She pledged did not surface overnight. I grew up
experience, she always regretted not being A O n at that time and now is on Tau under the influence of the principles of
able to join A O F I . Delta Chapter's Alumnae Advisory A O n and came to understand the impor-
Committee. Four years later, I also tance o f contributing to the Fraternity. I
Later i n 1969, my aunt, Sarah pledged A O n at Birmingham-Southern hope that many collegians and alumnae
W i l k i n s o n Hereford, pledged A O n at College, and my younger sister, Sarah will read this article and choose to pass on
Florida State University. She always Lauren, followed suit three years later. the tradition o f AOFI to their daughters,
stressed the importance o f the Fraternity granddaughters, nieces, and cousins,
and working together as a family through Last summer, Sarah Lauren read an because growing up w i t h a family o f
AOFI. She had a strong influence on my article in To Dragma concerning associate A O n s can be the most rewarding experi-
sisters and me when we went through rush. membership. Once she read the story, she ence you can ever imagine.
knew that mother w o u l d be the perfect
When my sisters and I were young, our candidate for an associate membership.

Summer 1994 27

COLLEGIATE CHAPTER NEWS

Delta Relations Chair Carri Abramowitz orga- The society is Tufts' volunteer organiza-
Tufts U. nized a dinner at a local restaurant which tion, and Kids' Day is a carnival o f activi-
she called the "First Annual I ' d Rather ties for the children o f the faculty and the
Prior to the spring formal rush, the sis- Hang O u t with my Sister than a M a n community.
ters of Delta Chapter at Tufts U . in Anyway" dinner. Members who attended Accomplishments:
Medford, M A , spent a weekend at the enjoyed the evening which also included
SeaCrest Resort on Cape Cod for a little attending a movie. Jes Bell, Panhellenic President;
rest and relaxation, reports Margaret Meghan McArdle, Tau Beta Pi (engi-
Fulenwider. Last Halloween, chapter members neering honorary); Golden Key;
joined forces w i t h the brothers o f Zeta Lauren Bress, Inter-Greek Council
Chapter members are proud to have 19 Beta Tau to collect donations of canned (IGC) Housing Chair;
new members after a successful rush and goods in the community by trick-or- Julie Anderson, I G C Social Chair;
an evening of continuous open bidding. treating for cans. I n one afternoon, over Kristen Spielvogel, IGC Public
800 cans o f f o o d were collected and Relations Chair;
On Valentine's Day, Chapter donated to the Somerville Food Pantry in Ellie Strobel, first woman to average
Massachusetts. Spring philanthropic over 20 points in one season in women's
activities included participating in the varsity basketball; set records for the most
annual Greek Olympics, which donates backed shots i n one game and in one sea-
cash to the w i n n i n g groups' philan- son and the most points in one game
thropies of choice, assisting with the (46);
National Arthritis Foundation Telethon, Beth Anne Blumin, IGC Judicial
and sponsoring a booth at the Leonard Board member, choreographer for cam-
Carmichael Society's annual Kids' Day. pus production o f A Chorus Line;
Samantha Levine, ISC Judicial Board
1994 graduates: Here's a gift for you member;
Jenna Scholnick and Allyson Perry, Psi
YOUR FIRST Chi (psychology honor society);
YEAR'S O N US! Brooke Stranburg, Julie Fried, and
Dina Hammam, Pi Sigma Alpha (politi-
Congratulations on your graduation! cal science honorary);
Allyson Perry, Meghan McArdle,
Welcome to A O n alumna status. Though you're Kristen Spielvogel, and Irenee Beattie,
Order of Omega.
juggling lots o f things right now, wherever you go Awards:
Chapter holds 40% of the positions on
your involvement as an alumna can easily be tailored to fit your needs and bal- Inter-Greek Council;
Chapter has a GPA o f 3.3
anced with your work, family and community activities. Most alumnae groups
Gamma Chi
meet just once a month and dues are usually $20 to $30 annually. As A O I T s gift Carleton U.

to new graduates, we are exempting the I n t e r n a t i o n a l Operations and Vanessa Kooter reports that Gamma
Chi Chapter at Carleton U . in Ottawa,
Conference Fees f r o m your local dues (a savings o f $17)! Along w i t h the benefits Ontario, Canada, participated in many
activities this year.
o f a lifetime o f supportive and caring sisterhood, you'll experience the advantages
A t the Greek Olympics, the chapter
of networking, f u n , friendship and sharing your commitment to A O I I . Plus, won the sportsmanship award. The
award honors the positive attitude and
your local alumnae group will benefit from your skills, knowledge, time, energy enthusiasm of the chapter members.
Twenty hours of work by chapter mem-
and enthusiasm! Please contact your local A O I I alumnae chapter today. Use this bers helped make this year's Charity Ball
a success. Chapter members also helped
f o r m to request information about the chapter nearest you. Fill in and send to: with the Heart and Stroke Foundation's

Alumnae Services Coordinator, A O F I Headquarters, 9025 Overlook Blvd.,

Brentwood, T N 37027.

Name

Address

City State/Prov Zip/Postal
Country Phone ( )
Collegiate Chapter
Initiation Date

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events for Winterlude by assisting w i t h third annual sweetest sweetheart contest anthropic and f u n d raising events
the skating races on the canal. O t h e r to raise money for Arthritis Research. planned w i t h these groups for next
philanthropic events included a surprise They volunteered over 300 hours to semester.
box dinner fund-raiser and volunteering c o m m u n i t y service activities, such as
for six hours to help the Ottawa Food tutoring and assisting at a rape shelter. REGION UI
Bank raise money for a benefit concert. Two members, Jacki Johnston and Sherri
Accomplishments: Love, spent their 1993 spring break in Chi Beta
Illinois where they helped flood victims. U. of Virginia
Wendy Steward, elected Finance
Commissioner at Carleton U . Members are looking forward to Greek Members o f C h i Beta Chapter at the
Week. U . o f Virginia i n Charlottesville raised
Psi Delta Accomplishments: $2,500 for Arthritis Research by selling t-
C. W. Post Campus shirts and tickets for the annual A O n
of Long Island U. Cathy Antoulinakis, Rho Chi President; Battle of the Bands, reports Kendal
Homecoming Queen candidate; Aylor.
Psi Delta Chapter at the C . W . Post
Campus o f Long Island U . in Greenvale, A m y Austin, Speaker o f the Student Chi Beta continues its rigorous efforts
New York, began fall semester w i t h a Government Association Senate; to contribute to the needs o f the local
successful "Bring Your O w n M u g " event community. Throughout the 1993-94
w h i c h attracted so many students that Tina Fabian, Order of Omega; school year, members donated their time
some had to be t u r n e d away, reports Kristi Shevchick, vice president o f to the Learning Needs and Evaluation
Joanna Gonzalez. Junior Panhellenic Council; Center, the Charlottesville Area Jaycees,
Sandy Hallock, Rho C h i . the Venable Neighborhood Association,
I n October, chapter members celebrat- and the Christmas in April c o m m u n i t y
ed with their third annual Halloween Theta Beta beautification project.
Party for the residents of St. Towson State U.
Christopher's Home for Mentally Rush was successful and 38 new mem-
Retarded Children. The children enjoyed Theta Beta Chapter at Towson State bers were added.
the party, especially receiving the candy. U . (Towson, M D ) had a successful rush Accomplishments:
Chapter members were assisted by the during both fall and spring semesters,
Sigma Alpha M u Fraternity. reports Lori Smell. A total of 29 women Kendal Aylor, elected to the Executive
were initiated into the chapter during the Council of the Young Republicans;
Psi Delta celebrated Founders' Day on school year. The new NEW MEMBERS
December 8, which is also the date o f the ORIENTATION MODULES OF THE Rebecca Gentry, Rush Counselor
founding o f the chapter. Chapter mem- BRIDGES PROGRAM program was used Director for Rush 1995, member of Inter
ber E l i z a b e t h Koster's b i r t h d a y is for the first time during spring rush, and Sorority Council (ISC);
December 8, and, because o f this, she is several workshops led by the Chapter
affectionately called "Stella." Relations committee helped members Pam Glaser, president o f UVA's chap-
make a smooth transition to the new pro- ter o f H i l l e l f o r 1994-95;
In January, chapter members went on gram.
a retreat to prepare for spring rush. Margaret Herr, program director for
Chapter members participated i n sev- the Big Siblings Program
REGION H eral philanthropic projects this year. through Madison House
Theta Beta provided the most volunteers (UVA's volun-
Sigma Rho of any group taking part in the American teer orga-
Slippery Rock U. Red Cross phone-a-thon. Members also
participated in the Run for Cancer in the
Sigma Rho Chapter at Slippery Rock fall. During the spring they held a three-
U . i n Slippery Rock, PA, has prospered day road block for the Arthritis
this year, reports Camile Chavez. Foundation, helped with the annual
phone-a-thon, and participated in an
The chapter now has 19 members and Arthritis Derby Race. The chapter maded
is the fourth largest sorority on campus. a donation of $1,400 to the Arthritis
This past Homecoming, the chapter won Foundation. The check was presented
first place i n the float contest. In during the annual telathon.
February, chapter members held their
O n campus, the chapter placed third
in Greek Week and Homecoming
Week. During the Greek Sing event in
April, the chapter won first place
Chapter members credit much o f this
success to help f r o m the Black
Student Coalition groups, Zeta
Phi Beta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and
Alpha Phi Alpha. The chapter has p h i l -

Summer 1994 29

nizanonj; held an alcohol awareness program for Mitchell was the recipient o f the College
Kate Mackay, vice president o f ISC; the university. Heights Foundation Scholarship, and
Katie M c G i f f i n , starred i n Plaza Suite; Johnna Waggoner received the Freshman
Leslie Stewart, public relations chair o f Chapter members participated in sev- M a t h A w a r d . T h e chapter has f o u r
eral activities with alumnae and other President Scholars (GPAs o f 3.8 or
ISC; collegiate chapters. A Homecoming cele- above). T h e y are Tracey Clemmons,
Emily Taylor, college representative to bration for visiting alumnae was held Amy Fagerlin, Jennifer May, and Johnna
after the football game. A Rose Banquet Waggoner. The chapter has 18 members
the Honor Committee's Bad Check w i t h alumnae guests followed initiation, on the Dean's List, which requires a 3.4
Committee for 1994-95. and a Founders' Day celebration was held GPA. Membership in honoraries includes
with other Michigan chapters. 18 i n Phi Eta Sigma, four i n Order o f
Beta Gamma Accomplishments: Omega, and two in Phi Kappa Phi.
Michigan State U. Scholarship Chair Traci Smith has initi-
Lisa Topaleski and Darly Robins, ated new scholarship incentives such as
Melissa Lind reports that Beta Gamma Order of Omega; Lisa Topaleski, Alpha study buddies, GPA goals, and a scholar-
Chapter at M i c h i g a n State U . i n East Epsilon Delta (National Pre-Med Honor ship task force. Alpha C h i ranked second
Lansing, M I , had an eventful year. Society);Kim Weinberg, chair of SRC; overall i n scholarship last fall.
Marisol Ricoy and Jennifer Rodrigues,
D u r i n g fall semester, 32 women were nominated for Greek Woman of the Activities have included the W K U
initiated into the chaptet. The chapter's Year. phone-a-thon, Ogden Park and the cam-
transition to the NEW MEMBERS ORI- pus clean-up, and volunteer service with
E N T A T I O N MODULES OF T H E OION the Bowling Green Girls Club. In this
BRIDGES PROGRAM program allowed year's phone-a-thon competition, Alpha
eight newly initiated members to be on Alpha Chi Chi raised $22,875 and placed second
the Cabinet and four on the Leaders' Western Kentucky U. overall.
Council.
The members o f Alpha Chi Chapter at Several chapter members hold
Social events included a fall hayride, Western Kentucky U . , Bowling Green, Panhellenic offices, including Amy
Dads' Day at a race track, and a formal KY, have excelled i n scholarship and i n Chapman, Rho Chi director; Christine
in February. Greek Week was held in the campus and community activities, Jackson, scholarship chair; Jennifer Day,
spring with partners Alpha Tau Omega reports Melissa Burgess. historian; Sally Cragon, Greek Week
and Tau Kappa Epsilon. Another spring public relations chair; and Paula
event was a Mom's Day Luncheon. Christy Marks received Western's Huelsman, Greek Week Blood Drive
Award of Excellence, chair. Ashley Allen, Erin Dullaghan,
A raffle raised $460 for Arthritis Research, Molly Leigh Ann Hawkins, and Jennifer
and a can drive brought in $947 for the house Sandusky were chosen as rush counselors
and for Arthritis Research. for fall rush 1994.
Beta Gamma
Philanthropic activities have included
AOtl i s ^ ° u ' f Tenrvesse f the xe raising over $950 for Arthritis Research
(\J. through the chapter's annual Mixer on
CVva? the sc the cutrent Wheels and a new project, a haunted
avnon-S by house. Chapter donations were made to
t b e quel- .dat the' the Ruby Fund, the W K U phone-a-thon,
and Big Brothers and Big Sisters o f
's stupes' ....C\ta"°n tot Bowling Green. Chapter members volun-
teered many hours to Girls Club tutor-
the V v ^ e r : a t ,he C b f ^ e and ^ ^ a n t o ^ ing, the W K U phone-a-thon, Adopt-a-
Park, Bowling Green 10K, and Big
^j^^SS^S^-"*0 Brothers and Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake.
The chapter's total community service
sue11 mpus Boat' .^eat hours are 3,114.
band c,ervvce Accomplishments:

also Kristen Armstrong, Greek Week con-
vocation chair, historian of Order of
Omega;

Kristen Armstrong and Traci
Smith, University Spirit Masters for
1993-94;

Traci Smith, secretary/treasurer
of Order of Omega; Junior
Representative for Student Government

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Amy Fagerlin, vice president of hclto. as
Horticulture Club, reporter of Alpha
Zeta; p Paint

Paula Huelsman and Missy Nally, •>ce
Council for Exceptional Children; ' 8 h Schc

Melissa Burgess, cheerleader; .. « » » « * * ,
Amanda Fuller, WKU volleyball team;
Meredith Ashby and Carrie Mason,
W K U dance team.

Delta Omega

Murray State U.

Delta Omega Chapter at Mutray C e C: -enter °« th
State U . in Murray, K Y had an unity "
ktter ?v °sed Mfours
ce is °ftkeZeJtn^eauJ0lr7^ rer
exciting year, reports Julie
thZPy <PonhPse}o-ar°innt,

Wampler.

Deferred rush was implement-

ed and during spring rush, the

chapter pledged quota and after

successfully completing the BRIDGES ori-
entation coun
program, initiated quota. selors.

At the 1993 Convention, the chapter

was a Distinguished Service Award semi-

finalist and received certificates for Quota Epsilon Omega November.
Eastern Kentucky U. In October, chapter
Honor Roll, contributing to the
Lori Hardin reports that the Epsilon members held their annual Pig Roast,
Centennial celebration, contributing to Omega Chapter at Eastern Kentucky U . volunteered their time at a Halloween
at Richmond, K Y , had an outstanding Carnival on campus, and went trick-or-
the A O I I Foundation, and attaining year. treating for donations to Arthritis
Research. Homecoming highlights
exceptional performance standards. T h e chapter has w o n awards f r o m included winning the house decorating
Alpha Omicron Pi, the university, and contest and seeing Michelle Dally
The chapter's annual M r . M S U the community. Chaptet members con- crowned Homecoming Queen.
Pageant raised $2,500 for Arthritis tinue to work hard on campus and in the
Research. The chapter also donated community. A new member retreat, initiation, and
$ 1,332 to the Humane Society. Awards: officer elections were held in November.
Awards: Fall semester ended w i t h the Christmas
Community Service Award; formal.
Award from the Calloway County Greek Week Philanthropy Award;
Schools for service to children and fami- T o raise money for Arthritis Research,
lies during the Christmas season; Outstanding New Member Class members held a pie sale in February. The
Award; highlight o f March was a "Cajun M a n "
Award for outstanding support of the contest sponsored by the chapter.
M S U football team; President's Award (Jenni Wade);
Most Outstanding Panhellenic C o m m u n i t y service activities included
Winner, Penny in the Park competi- Delegate (Shelley Cook); participating in A l l Sing, sacking gro-
tion o f the Murray Women's Club to Most Outstanding New Member ceries at a local store and donating the
raise money to restore parks in the area. (Tonya Tarvin); tips to cancer research, and participating
Accomplishments: T h i r d Place Participation Award dur- i n a reading awareness drive. Every holi-
ing Greek Week; day, chapter members decorate
Carrie Ford, 1993 Homecoming T h i r d Place in Greek Games;
Queen; T h i r d Place and Most Original Skit i n Attention
Greek Sing. To Dragma reporters:
Ginger Adams, varsity cheerleader; your next deadline
Erika Smith, Racergirls dance squad; Omega Omicron
Amy Hall, M S U women's tennis team; Lambuth U. is
Jennifer Langford, M S U women's golf July 1st.
team; Omega Omicron Chapter at Lambuth
U . i n Jackson, T N , had a successful rush
Traci Forbes, president of Order of last fall, pledging 17 women, reports Eva
Omega; Cook. These women were initiated in

Sara Thompson, Kendra Jones, Ginger
Adams, and Laurel Little, participated in
Miss M S U Pageant; Valerie Korys, select-
ed 2nd runner-up;

Traci Forbes, Laurel Little, Kendra
Jones, Denise Brockman, Missy
Kleeman, and Ginger Adams, summer

Summer 1994 31

Lambuth's Starr Center for the disabled. time high. Membership has nearly dou-
Accomplishments: bled with 21 new members.

Michelle Dally, Homecoming "Phi C h i is p r o u d to stand for b o t h
Queen; social activities and scholarship on this
very academic campus, as well as a loving
Lori Trew, president o f the Student sisterhoodinvolved in many philanthrop-
Government Association; ic events," she writes.

Jill DeLoach, Miss Lambuth. Upcoming events include: a service
project to invite a nutritionist to speak
fRBGION^ on eating healthy food in the dormito-

ry, a party for new members of both
sororities on campus, and presentation
of the Ruby Badge.

rWhe Theta Chi
Morningside College
(TJ.
°Jfilling Members o f the Theta C h i Chapter at
Morningside College in Sioux City, IA,
Delta Delta invi- have been working diligently to achieve
Auburn U. their goals for the 1993-94 school year,
tation, formed a reports Julie Smith.
Delta Delta Chapter at Auburn U . i n
Auburn, A L , had a busy fall quarter. team and raised $450. They have raised their GPA and have
rewritten their new member program to
Chapter members participated in many Sixteen chapter members participated. fit the BRIDGES program. They have had
events on campus. The chapter w o n the several philanthropic activities. They sold
float competition for the Beat Bama The team didn't w i n any athletic prizes candy-grams, sponsored the Biggest
parade and the overall spirit competition Turkey on Campus contest, and collect-
for the football season. but placed second for raising the most ed cans throughout the semester.

The chapter's new member class was pledges as a team. Iota solicited dona- Last November, rhe chapter's Adopt-
outstanding. Janie Allen, one o f the new A-Highway program was featured i n an
members, was second alternate i n the tions from two alumnae chapters and
Miss Fall Rush Pageant. Miss Fall Rush article in the
is the outstanding new member f r o m all encouraged other Greek groups on cam-
sororities on campus.
pus to enter a team or to contribute.
Delta Delta improved its academic
ranking, moving up to sixth place overall. Iota held its own annual philanthropic
The new member class ranked third
event, Run for the Roses, in the spring,

and members were pleased to have the

support of the local Arthritis Foundation

for this event.

Phi Chi campus newspa-
U. of Chicago per, The
Collegian

Carrie Veth reports that inter- Chief. The
est i n the Phi C h i Chapter V article

at the U . o f told

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U. of Illinois
Sc chapter had
Iota Chapter at the U . o f Illinois
i n Urbana-Champaign, I L , had a guest §05
speaker f r o m the local Arthritis
Foundation at one o f its Keystones work- arranged to partic-
shops last fall, reports Anna Tilley.
,1> ipate in the Iowa
Chapter members learned more about Department of Transportation's
the disease and recent findings i n
research. They were invited to enter a program, which requires the group to
team in the Arthritis Foundation's Jingle
Bell Run fund-raiser. They accepted the clean trash from a designated stretch o f

highway. Theta C h i was assigned a rwo-

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mile stretch o f H i g h w a y 982, w h i c h is October. Delta
about ten miles east o f Sioux City, and The initiation rate Beta
the Department of Transportation erect- was 96%. U. of Southwestern Louisiana
ed a sign there announcing that Alpha
Omicron Pi has adopted those two miles A second exciting change for the chap- Delta Beta Chapter at the U . o f
and is responsible f o r l i t t e r removal. ter was rhe completion o f rhe long-await- Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette, LA,
Chapter members performed their first ed renovation and expansion o f the his- began the spring semester by pledging
clean-up o f the area last October, spend- toric Chi Delta chapter house. The house two women, reports Jennifer Brown.
ing about three hours. was dedicated on September 26 and a
special ceremony was held to thank those In February, the chapter held its annu-
Chapter members participated in the w h o so generously c o n t r i b u t e d to the al "Grub Day," a crawfish boil. Chapter
Sioux City Festival of Trees program project with their time, efforts, and members consumed 90 lbs. o f boiled
by decorating a Christmas tree w i t h financial support. crawfish, and everyone had a great time.
handmade decorations and donating
it for a silent auction. Funds from Chapter members participated in a In March, Rose Ball was held at the Le
the auction were donated toward a variety of philanthropic activities this Triomphe golf club. The social commit-
new Ronald McDonald House. year. The chapter's annual H o o p - I t bas- tee, headed by Jade Blasingame, d i d a
ketball tournament raised nearly $1000 beautiful job.
Members promoted AOn by for Arthritis Research. Chapter members
continuing their dress-up, letters, also participated i n the A d o p t - A - ION
and color days. The chapter pre- Grandparent program, with weekly visits
sented the new president of to a nursing home, and a Pen-Pal pro- Alpha Gamma
Morningside College with a t-shirt sport- gram which involves corresponding with Washington State U.
ing AOn letters. For Halloween, chapter special education students at a local mid-
members painted pumpkins and distrib- dle school. Alpha Gamma Chapter at Washington
uted them to various offices and build- State U . in Pullman, W A , had an excit-
ings on campus. During Greek Week, Awards: ing year, reports Crystal Nelson.
chapter members participated in various John G. Copeland Award-most out-
activities with other Greek groups and Fall began with the Annual All-Greek
with the whole campus. standing sorority on campus;
Accomplishments: Panhellenic Public Relations Award.

M i n d y Hass, recipient o f a f u l l scholar- Accomplishments:
ship to the U . of South Dakota for grad- Meg Kreutzer, Panhellenic vice presi-
uate school;
dent;
T w o alumnae have joined the A A C , Meg Kreutzer and Alexis Persons,
Erica Reich, Iota Sigma (Iowa State U.)
and Lisa Huster, Thera C h i Mortar Board;
(Morningside College). Jennifer Bristow, Mollie Fobes,

OION VIII Kathleen Hoeffer, Jenni Ringenber, and
Mary Walker, rush counselors for fall
Chi Delta rush.
U. of Colorado

The C h i Delta Chapter at the U . o f
Colorado in Boulder, C O , had a year o f
exciting changes, reports Cynthia Shick.

The chapter was honored to be chosen
as a Beta test site for the new BRIDGES
program. Members gave i n p u t about
their impressions of the strengths and
weaknesses o f the program. The success
o f the BRIDGES program was evident
when 54 women were initiated in

Summer 1994 33

from the f u n d rais- which included a dessert w i t h local alum-
ers were donated nae, a dinner, and a breakfast.
to the
Community Service projects have included sending
Child Care daffodils to cancer patients, an Easter egg
Center of hunt for local children, and participating in
Pullman. Clean-up Bozeman.
Chapter Accomplishments:
members
partici- Brenda Heller, Women of Achievement
pated Award from the Women's Center; National
in Collegiate Education Award; Chamber of
it?- sev- Commerce Award;

hi Torri Mum, Panhellenic president;
Jennifer Hurst, Order of Omega president.
if*0

At

Co** eral activi- (iIOX
ties with local chil-
Clean- making pizza and Delta Sigma
up around the reading to them and setting up a San Jose State U.
city of Pullman. cake walk at the local middle school.
Other Panhellenic activities Kyra Harrison reports that Delta Sigma
during the school year included the sister Accomplishments: 25 members on the Chapter at San Jose State U . in San Jose, CA,
sorority program, scholarship desserts, President's Honor Roll. had a successful fall rush. The chapter pledge
and decorating cookies for a local nursing the most women on campus and had 100%
home for Valentine's Day. The sister Alpha Phi initiation.
sorority program pairs two groups for Montana State U.
activities such as ice-cream socials and In late October, chapter members had a sis-
pizza parties. A t the Panhellenic scholar- Alpha Phi Chapter at Montana State terhood retreat with the Sigma Chapter at the
ship dessert, chapter members were U . in Bozeman, M T , began the year w i t h U . of California-Berkeley. In November, the
pleased to learn that Alpha Gamma has a successful rush. Six women were chapter raised nearly $3,000 for Arthritis
moved f r o m eleventh to fourth place in pledged, reports Amy Schruth. Research through the annual Mr. Fraternity
grades in just one year. contest.
I n October, the chapter held a garage
Chapter members sale at the chapter house as a fund-raiser. This spring chapter members celebrated the
held their annual Another October event was a haunted 5th anniversary of the chapter's colonization.
Rose Bowl in the house w i t h the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Awards:
spring. The pro-
ceeds are donated After the winter break, 21 women were Panhellenic Council award for the out-
to Arthritis initiated. The chapter began learning standing scholarship program for fall 1993.
Research. Accomplishments:
about the new BRIDGES program.
Next was the chapter's Stephanie Roloff, Associated Students
annual pride week Vice President. "<•!•

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ALUMNAE CHAPTER NEWS

Atlanta Gamma Sigma (Georgia State U.) and home to St. was cancelled due to a snow
Lambda Sigma ( U . of Georgia) collegiate storm there, so chapter members enjoyed
Members of the Atlanta Alumnae chapters by helping with rush and other her company for an extra day.
Chapter continue to work toward their events. A t Founders' Day, the chapter
goal o f 150 paid members, reports Dixie gave ritual equipment to all four Georgia Chapter members participate in the
Masters. collegiate chapters. I n late spring, a tea is local Alumnae Panhellenic activities, such
held to welcome graduating seniors into as the S p r i n g Rush F o r u m f o r H i g h
To accommodate their large, diversi- alumnae status. School Seniors and the annual U . o f
fied membership, the group schedules Texas Sorority House Tour which raises
meetings and events during the day, i n Austin money for scholarships. Barbara Ward is
the evenings, and on Saturdays. Recent the 1994-95 Alumnae Panhellenic
graduates and newcomers meet once a The Austin Alumnae Chapter celebrat- President.
month at a local Mexican restaurant for ed the births o f daughters to two mem-
fun and sisterhood. Another group of bers by having an "AOFI Legacy Shower," For the second year, chapter members
older members, called the Rose Circle, reports Nita Wathen. Identical red and are making "Goody Bags" for collegians
meets once a m o n t h for lunch at A n n white dresses were given to Kristen Leigh at Zeta Kappa Chapter. The parents o f
Edward's home. Buffington, born November 8, 1993, and
Emily Taylor Dodds, born January 13, the collegians order
One o f the regularly scheduled events 1994. Kristen is the daughter o f Stacey the bags
is the Christmas l u n c h e o n . T h i s past Osborn Buffington and granddaughter of
year, toys and gifts valued at more than Gail Osborn, Region V I I Alumnae
$1,000 were collected at the luncheon Director. Emily's mother, Christina
and donated to needy children. Carlson Dodds, was a Chapter
Consultant after her graduation. Both
Some large, diverse alumnae new mothers also have professiona
careers. Chris is a corporate l i t i g a t i o n
chapters, like Atlanta, attorney and Stacey is a planner in the
data processing section o f the Texas
schedule events during the Education Agency.

day, in the evenings, and on Chapter activities have been varied.
Austin alumnae donated food, money,
the weekends. and time to provide supper to the Zeta
Kappa collegians for four nights during
A n o t h e r popular event is the FIOA rush week in August. Jo Beth H e f i i n ,
dinner party held in the summer for hus- who received the Helen St. Clair Mullan
bands. Many o f the club's popular activi- Award at Convention, was honored at a
ties are f u n d raisers, such as hostessing chapter brunch, w h i c h also served as a
one day at the Atlanta Decorator Show m i n i f u n d raiser. Each member brought
House which benefits the Atlanta several copies o f favorite recipes which
Symphony. Approximately 50 members were sold for $1 each. O n December 8,
serve as hostesses. I n June, members w i l l chapter members celebrated Stella's birth-
again volunteer for the Nationwide day with a gift exchange and a ritua
Senior PGA Tournament. This week- workshop presented by the chapter's own
long tournament is the group's biggest Past I n t e r n a t i o n a l President, Ginger
f u n d raiser for the year. A t the last tour- Banks.
nament, chapter members raised nearly
$2,000. Members participated in the The Founders' Day luncheon, celebrat
Atlanta M i n i Grand Prix and the ed with the Zeta Kappa Chapter, was the
Buckhead Jingle Bell Run to support the highlight o f the year. Eight A O I l s in
Arthritis Foundation. the area were honored as 50-year
members. Another highlight was the
The chapter continues to support the visit of Linda Lierman, the Alumnae
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in advance. A t the last Zeta Kappa chap- ethnic dishes. I n October, chapter mem- attending a Baltimore Orioles game.
ter meeting before finals, the alumnae bers viewed Nancy Van Eron's video o f
serve dinner and present the bags. After Convention and heard all the funny sto- Baltimore Alumnae Chapter is proud of
dinner, graduating seniors are welcomed ries o f the event f r o m those who attend-
into alumnae status. ed. Another fall program was a review o f Betty Thibodeau who received the
the book, The Bridges of Madison
Baltimore County. December found the alumnae Washington College Alumni Service Award.
on the campus o f Towson State
For the Baltimore Alumnae Chapter, it University for a Founders' Day celebra- Baton Rouge
was a year filled w i t h f u n , sisterhood, and tion w i t h collegians f r o m Towson State
f u n d raisers, reports Phyllis Aguilar. and Washington College. Winter's icy The Baton Rouge Alumnae Chapter
conditions in Baltimore forced postpone- began the year w i t h its annual salad sup-
A r t h r i t i s Research was supported by ment o f the February Tea until May. I n per at the home o f Cheryl Larrieu Bourg.
the annual raffle for gift certificates to April, seniors f r o m Theta Beta were invit- In October, M a r y Ordoyne and her
local restaurants, and by participating in ed to Phyllis Aguilar's home to be wel- nOA, A r t , hosted a Jambalaya dinner for
the Jingle Bell Run and the traditional comed into alumnae status. Other events members and spouses i n their home.
bake sale at the G o o d Samaritan were a picnic supper at Mary Parr's and a Chapter members then took to the high-
Hospital. family outing to the Baltimore Zoo. The ways on a road trip to the Arts and Crafts
last event on the year's agenda w i l l 1 Fair in Canton, Mississippi. Members
T h e chapter began its year w i t h an expanded their culinary skills in
International Cuisine Dinner where November by attending a chocolate
members enjoyed tasting many delicious candy making class. They created their
own chocolate-covered cherries, turtles,
_^lie alumnae chapter peanut butter patties, and other sweet
in your area treats. A Christmas party and gift
wants exchange were held at the home o f Elaine
and Randy Ellis. I n keeping with the fes-
you! tive mood o f the season, the chapter " i n i -
tiated" their FIOAs at the party.
You are a collegian for a short time but you are an AOn sister for a lifetime.
One o f the greatest benefits o f sisterhood is being an active alumna. Just contact Future events planned include the
the alumnae chapter nearest you. I f you need to know how to do that, contact annual spring luncheon, a "Senior
the Alumnae Services Coordinator at International Headquarters at 615/370- Sundae" party to honor graduating
0920. seniors, a crawfish boil for members and
their families, participating in the
No alumnae chapter near you? Arthritis Foundation's Secretaries' Day
luncheon, and an exercise program to
Then become a Rose Member! It's a special "member-at-large" program for help the members maintain good health.
AOFIs who live more than 50 miles f r o m the nearest alumnae chapter. You'll
receive the alumnae newsletter, AOTI Always, a fun way to keep i n touch with all Beaumont
the news in the world o f Alpha Omicron Pi! Send this coupon to: Alumnae
Services Coordinator, AOn Headquarters, 9025 Overlook Blvd., Brentwood, Melanie Ladner writes that sisterhood
T N 37027, for more information. I f you know becoming a Rose Member is the is alive and well in Southeast Texas. Since
option best suited to your situation, please enclose $15 annual dues w i t h this the last report o f the Beaumont Alumnae
coupon to help defray costs o f printing and postage. Chapter, the group has had a wedding
and two baby showers. Chapter members
Name enjoyed entertaining two collegians from
Zeta Kappa, AOFI's newest collegiate
Address (include street address, city, state or province, zip code or Canadian chapter in Texas. D u r i n g the Christmas
postal code): season, chapter members again collected
items for the local women's shelter.
Phone Initiation Date
Collegiate Chapter Birmingham
J^bses to y o u !
The Birmingham (Alabama) Alumnae
Chapter had f u n this past year, reports
Laura Burcham.

The year began w i t h the chapter's
annual wine and cheese party to greet
new members and welcome back old
ones. In the fall, some o f the chapter
members attended a party given by Tau

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Delta Chapter. The Christmas season was Bloomington-Normal "t
celebrated with the annual champagne
brunch. The Bloomington-Norma case
Alumnae Chapter enthusiasti-
The major highlight o f the year was cally began the 1993-94 with Boston
Founders' Day. Regional Vice President pride in the election o f its
Julie B r i n i n g was the speaker for this own Mary Williams a Margie Lamar reports that members o f
event. Chapter members were pleased International President the Boston Alumnae Chapter appreciate
that collegians from Tau Delta and Zeta and in the chapter's receipt the hospitality of Delta Chapter in allow-
Pi collegiate chapters attended. Another o f a Distinguished Service ing them to hold alumnae chapter meet-
special guest was Kitty Pettus, president Award and Alumnae ings at the chapter house on the Tufts U .
of the Huntsville Alumnae Chapter. Membership campus. The house is i n a central loca-
Members of the collegiate chapters Recruitment/Retention tion for the large metropolitan area.
worked with the alumnae chapter mem- Award, reports Carroll
bers to make Founders' Day a truly spe- Bross. A Founders' Day luncheon was held on
cial celebration. Alumnae chapter mem- campus on December 4 in the Faculty
bers hope to make the joint Founders' C h a p t e r m e m b e r s ^°annt Dining Room of Mugar Hall with the
Day celebration an annual event. w o r k e d closely w i t h N0i members o f Delta Chapter. A n initiation
Beta L a m b d a colle- Pec. ceremony for four new Delta sisters f o l -
In March, chapter members enter- gians on a number o f lowed in the chapter room o f the A O I 1
tained their Regional Director, Elaine projects including a community-wide house, which made the day even more
McCraney. reception in Mary's honor, the annual special.
Founders' Day celebration, and efforts on
Bloomington, Indiana behalf of the Arthritis Foundation's Jingle In April, chapter members enjoyed
Bell Run. The alumnae members hosted participating in the Boston Arthritis
Daisy Hinkle Garton reports that the dinners in honor o f Beta Lambda's new Foundation Telethon at the local televi-
Bloomington (Indiana) Alumnae members and graduating seniors, as well sion station WSBK.
Chapter had a good yeat. Chapter mem- as participating in several other projects
bers had several interesting programs and supporting Illinois Wesleyan's AOFI The final event o f the yeat was a pool-
helped the Beta Phi Chapter with rush. chapter. side barbecue at President Jodi Harger's
home where graduating seniors from
Chapter members began their year The alumnae chapter also has a num- Delta Chapter were welcomed to alum-
w i t h a salad luncheon at the home o f ber o f activities that are strictly for build- nae status.
B.A. Kuntz in September. In October, ing sisterhood. Such programs included a
they hosted a buffet for Beta Phi seniors crazy bridge party, a progressive dinner Bowling Green
at the chapter house w i t h Lisa Alte, the
Alumnae Regional Director, as speaker. One way Bloomington-Normal The Bowling Green (Kentucky)
Alumnae Chapter began its year with the
In November, the chapter held the Alumnae Chapter raises money is third annual Family and Friends Potluck
A n n Pinne Auction for Arthritis at the Picnic in August, reports Nancy Spires
chapter house to make i t easier for the to take orders from parents to Norris.
collegians to attend. The b i d d i n g was
spirited, delicious refreshments were deliver homemade birthday cakes After assisting Alpha C h i Chapter with
served, a great feeling o f sisterhood pre- formal rush, the alumnae welcomed the
vailed, and the group made a lot of to their daughters in the Beta new members w i t h a taco dinner at the
money for arthritis. Other events at the home o f Shanan Mills. Alumnae has lots
chapter house that were attended by Lambda Chapter (Illinois of fun in October while working on a
alumnae were the first semester scholar-
ship dinner in November and the Wesleyan U.).
Founders' Day dinner in December.
w i t h husbands and guests, and a lively
In January, chapter members met for session on make-up and color analysis.
lunch and heard the director o f grade lev-
els one through three o f the Bloomington Chapter members made donations to
Montessori School talk about the two local agencies serving the homeless
Montessori method. The group once and the economically disadvantaged.
again joined the collegians for the second
semester scholarship dinner and a party The chapter's major f u n d raiser contin-
for new members in February. In March, ues to be pecan sales.
the group met at the lovely new home o f
Sue D y b v i g . Rose H o a d l e y M c l l v e e n Chaptet members are planning their
spoke on "The English Regency Period," third annual salad supper for area A O F I
the subject of a most interesting, infor- collegians f r o m other chapters w h o are
mative book she is writing. home for the summer. The collegians'
mothers will also be invited.

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new philanthropic project. Collegians, collegians and their friends. covered picture frames as gifts for arthri-
spouses, friends, and alumnae worked at Future events include an "All Montana tis patients attending the annual dinner
refreshment booths at the Bowling Green the chapter holds in December. The
Wendy's 10K Classic Festival and raised Home Improvement" summer reunion Arthritis Foundation supplies the names
approximately $200. which w i l l combine a state reunion o f of patients and provides transportation
A O I l s with sprucing up the chapter for them. The event features a Christmas
Other events included a Founders' Day house at Montana State U . dinner followed by entertainment and
celebration, a cosmetic clinic by Barb bingo with prizes o f homemade goodies.
H i g d o n at the home o f Tara Singer, a Cleveland
career networking gathering w i t h Alpha Founders' Day was particularly exciting
Chi seniors at the home o f Karen Towell, Members of the Celeveland Area this year, because it was held in conjunc-
and a tea for Alpha C h i seniors to wel- (Ohio) Alumnae Chapter have enjoyed tion w i t h the new collegiate chapter at
come them into alumnae status. an interesting program year in 1993-94, The Ohio State University.
reports Beth Kaufman.
Bozeman Alumnae Chapter is In February, chapter members learned
November's activity was an A O F I about wills with the help of the husband
planning an " A l l Montana Fiesta at the newly opened Cantina Del of one o f the members. The March event
Rio, which is managed by chapter mem- was a "Top Your Spud" dinner with each
Home Improvement" summer ber Linda Partidge's husband, Terry. The member brining a topping for a baked
day after Thanksgiving found chapter potato. After dinner, members made
reunion. The event will combine members at the local mall wrapping gifts favors for Children's Hospital. I n April,
for a day to benefit the scholarship fund chapter members traveled to the
a state reunion o f A O I l s with of the Cleveland Area Panhellenic Galapogos Islands, courtesy of Jenny
Association. The annual Make-It, Bake- Seely's mother.
sprucing up the chapter house at It, Sew-It, Grow-It Auction in December
was the chapter's most successful ever, Future events included an hors d'ouvre
Montana State U . netting $200 for the AOFI Foundation sampler, presentation o f Sheaf Awards,
and $200 for the chapter's Panhellenic and a closest to the pin golf contest/fund
Bozeman Scholarship Fund. raiser.

Heidi Pfeil Dougherty reports that Poor weather didn't keep members
members of the Bozeman (Montana) away from the chapter's
Alumnae Chapter were inspired by last Founders' Day celebration.
year's Convention where Beverly Landes Regional Director Robbi
Townsend was honored w i t h the Rose Peterson was the honored
Award. guest. I n March, chapter
members enjoyed playing
Many alumnae were welcomed back to bingo with the residents o f the
Montana State U . in 1993 when the Margaret Wagner Nursing
school celebrated its centennial. In Home. Member Lisa Schoeffler
September, alumnae and collegiate mem- is a nurse there.
bers welcomed returning A O I l s with an
open house and a brunch at the chapter Spring activities included
house during Homecoming. entering a team in the M.S. Walk-
a-Thon for the fourth consecutive
H e l e n Rae M c D e r m a t t U h l r i c h year, and selling spring flowers for
received her 50-year p i n at the Founders' a f u n d raiser. The meeting year
Day Brunch in December. ended with the second annual Pasta
Potluck Party.
Spring highlights included a planning
meeting at the home o f Mary Dell Moore Columbus
Hietela where members said goodbye to
Charlotte Quigley Ort, who has served as The Columbus (Ohio) Alumnae
corporation board president. Charlotte is
moving to Lewistown, M T . Another Chapter began its year w i t h a salad
spring event was a "Senior Salad" at Betty
Brukner Reinke's home. Alpha Phi potluck, writes Jean Kreischer. ^ A l u m n a e *
seniors were welcomed into alumnae sta- D i.Marcia Cooper, and
tus. Chapter members enjoyed creating President Jenny Seely reported on Dunlap, Mar _
survival kits to deliver to collegians dur-
ing final exam week. The chapter accepts Convention and presented the chapter t h e Founders Day
orders for the kits for delivery to AOFI
members with the chapter's Certificate

of Achievement. Dallas
In October, a Longaberger basket party
The Dallas Alumnae Chapter celebrat-
was held as a f u n d raiser w i t h a percent- ed its 75th anniversary with a luncheon
age o f the profits going to the chapter. I n at the Dallas Museum o f Art in February,
November, chapter members made cloth- reports Gwen Gillespie. The chapter was

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f o r m e d when the first class graduated Philadelphia Chapter celebrates 75 years!
f r o m the first sorority on the Southern
Methodist University campus in The Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter celebrated the 75th anniversary of its installation at a
February 1919. special Founders' Day Luncheon on Saturday, January 28, 1994. The luncheon was held at
the historic Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Despite severe bad weather
Ginger Banks, Past I n t e r n a t i o n a l including treacherous ice storms during the month of January, 23 alumnae braved the ele-
President and former N P C delegate, ments to attend. The entire afternoon was planned by Founders' Day Chair Kathy
joined her fellow Texans as special guest Donovan Dolan, Phi Beta (East Stroudsburg State U.).
speaker. President Karen Peterson dis-
played gifts and congratulatory letters Regional Vice President Cathy Connelly Wieand, Gamma Beta (Indiana U . of
from regional and international officials. Pennsylvania), was the guest speaker. Regional Directors Sally Wagaman, Sigma Tau
(Washington College), and Kimberly Carson McGowan, Phi Beta (East Stroudsburg State
The Dallas Chapter had three meetings U.), also attended. The chapter honored Polly Quigley, Sigma Tau (Washington College),
related to arthritis. September's salad with the Certificate of Honor for her ongoing dedication to the chapter and to the
social featured an Arthritis Research Fraternity. Berry Sykes, Psi (U. of Pennsylvania), was presented with her 50-year pin and
Raffle, November's Maket It Bake It certificate.
Auction raised money for Arthritis
Research, and March's program was a Notes from well wishing alumnae and collegiate chapters in the region were read, and
visit to the water aerobics class for arthri- donations for the Ruby Fund were collected. The afternoon ended with the Founders' Day
tis parients (the Jolly Joints) at the YWCA Candlelighting Ceremony led by Vice President Jennifer Fisk Cutlet, Delta Chi (U. of
swimming pool. Delaware).

In October, the chapter met for a pro- Members of the Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter are proud to be part of one of AOn's
gram on Career Transition and oldest and most active alumnae chapters. Any interested alumna residing in the Philadelphia
Networking. In November, chapter area should contact Vice President/Membership Chair Jennifer Cutlet at 215/933-9316.
members joined Delta Theta collegians
for a Saturday of outlet shopping and and Fuzzy" project. They also participat- (San Jose State U . ) , hosted a Sunday tea
lunch. Two December gatherings includ- ed in N o r t h e r n California Council's in May which honored senior members.
ed a progressive dinner party where annual Founders' Day Luncheon, held at Another May events was a joint meeting
n O A s were initiated and an ornament- the Castlewood Country Club. w i t h the East Bay Alumnae Chapter to
cookie exchange with a potluck dinner. Collegians from Sigma, Chi Alpha, and welcome Sigma's graduating seniors into
Delta Sigma, along with alumnae from alumnae status. To w i n d up the year, a
Winter break was time for a Mother- the Bay Area, were enthralled by the talk barbecue with husbands and friends was
Daughter Tea and spring signaled a given by Guest Speaker Sue Lewis enti- planned for July.
senior welcome with ritual and officer tled "Helen, Humor, and Habits of the
installation. The year ended in May with Heart." Greater Portland
the second annual shrimp boil at the his-
toric Nance Farm, the home of Karen Other programs and events scheduled A successful f u n d raiser selling Sally
Peterson's daughter and son-in-law i n for spring included a Valentine cookie Foster wrapping paper started the year o f f
DeSoto. exchange, a thearer party, and another right for the Greater Portland (Maine)
potluck dinner. Jean Brown, Delta Sigma
Diablo Valley

The kick-off meeting for the Diablo
Valley (California) Alumnae Chapter was
a potluck dinner at the home o f Eda
Davis, Chi Alpha (U. of California-
Davis), reports Dorothy Garber. I n addi-
tion to delicious food and great reports
on Convention by Sandy Thompson,
Kappa Theta ((UCLA); Claudia Samson,
Sigma ( U . of California-Berkley); and
L o r i Ananos, C h i Psi (California Poly
State U.-San Luis Obispo), something
unusual happened. There was a candle-
lighting, which brought back memories
o f college days. Laura Hanson, C h i Alpha
( U . o f California-Davis), is the newly
engaged chapter member. She and Lori
Ananos are both planning weddings for
later this year.

In December and January, chapter
members were involved wirh rhe "Warm

Summer 1994 39

Greater AllentownlBethlehem demonstration of various crafts.
For Founders' Day this year, chapter members

Reorganization effort continues. .. went to Tampa for a luncheon with the Greater
Pinellas and Tampa Alumnae Chapters and the

The reorganization effort o f this chapter continues, reports Kimberly McGowan. Gamma Theta Collegiate Chapter. Members
The entire membership was surveyed in October, 1993. The result was the identifi- also attended the Sarasota Panhellenic luncheon.
cation o f a group o f 25 women interested in AOFI involvement. The regional team Lori Goede is president of the local alumnae
Panhellenic.

has been working diligently to help this chapter resume operations. Two organiza- Spring events included a brunch and
tional meetings were scheduled over the past few months but were cancelled due to installation of officers in April, entertaining
light registration. area collegians in May, and a couples event
in June.
Any alumnae residing in the Allentown/Bethlehem area who have not received
Members feel fortunate to regularly wel-

materials regarding the reorganization and are interested in becoming involved, come new-to-Sarasota AOFI sistets into the
please contact the Regional Director for Alumnae in your area: K i m McGowan, chapter-some new to the wotking world
215/647-0667. and some retiring from it. All seem to enjoy
each other greatly.

Assisting the Kappa Gamma Chapter at

Florida Southern College is another area of

Alumnae Chapter, reports Kelly Flanagan Mid-Missouri satisfaction fot members who make the
effort, to make the 90 minute drive to
Manahan. Members of the Mid-Missouti Alumnae Lakeland where the college is located.
A highlight of the year was a visit from
Chapter have been participating in a variety South Bay/Palos Verdes
Woody Woodruff of the Maine Chapter of
the Arthritis Foundation. This entertaining of "women's nights out" this year, reports South Bay/Palos Verdes Alumnae
speaker educated members about the many Chapter ended the year on a prosperous
different forms of arthritis. Members were Lisa Randazzo. note with the annual holiday boutique
surprised to learn that chronic fatigue syn- which raised approximately $450. The bou-
drome, lyme disease, and carpel tunnel syn- In September, the group met at a Greek tique was held at Christine Hampikian's
drome are related to arthritis. home, and members and friends enjoyed
restaurant for fellowship and fine dining. the festive evening.
Another highlight was the final purchase
of Gamma's chapter house at the University November was the time for the Scholarship In January, chapter members gathered to
of Maine. Chapter members have been make AOFI cookies to send to the Chi Psi
working with Gamma on this project for Dessert for Delta Alpha collegians ( U . o f collegians at California Polytechnic State
over two years and were pleased to see this U.-San Luis Obispo.
dream come true! Missouri). Alumnae brought homemade
Chapter members traveled to San Diego
The annual holiday meeting, complete desserts and recognized AOFI scholars. The
with ornament auction, Yankee swap, a
silent auction, and delicious desserts, is a alumnae then met for Italian food at a local
favotite tradition of the group. This year it
was held at the beautifully decorated home restaurant.
of Piper Cheetham Bolduc.
Heart-shaped Valentine wreaths were
New officers were elected at the March
meeting. Chapter members thanked designed at Tina Racker's annual craft night
Claudetter Powers Simms for two years of
hard work as president. Nancy Chatd is the in January. Dian Sprenger hosted the group
new president. Certificates of Honor were
awarded at this meeting. Tteva Flynn in February for a potluck
received a certificate for her efforts as the
dinner. Laura Parker host-

ed a porch party for the

group in April. A picnic at

a local winery is planned

to end the year.

Chapter members sold

panda pins, button covers,

and magnets at

Convention. Another

fund raising activity was a

fall garage sale.

treasurer of the cotporation board. Her ser- Sarasota Sarasota Alumnae Chapter members at the City Panhellenic
vice was invaluable as the Gamma colle- Scholarship Luncheon are (seated, from left) Jane Leary,
gians began living in their own house for Mary Lou Huber writes Anna Margaret Clutter; (standing, from left) Mary Lou
the first time. Ellen W. Huot was recog- that members of the Huber, Terry Weaver, Sharon Newberter, and Lori Goede,
nized for her long-time commitment to the Sarasota Area (Florida) Panhellenic President.
Greater Portland Alumnae Chapter. A Alumnae Chapter enjoy
member for six years, she has served as co- getting together so much
president, vice president, and, currently, as that they look for ways to
secretary. do so. Monthly meetings
often feature a "hands-on"

40 To Dragma

for the annual Founders' Day luncheon in
February. In March, the group went on
their annual whale watching excursion.

Gail Deluca and several other chapter
members have been working hard to plan
the spring Panhellenic luncheon which the
chapter will be hosting in May.

Triangle Past International President Barbara Hunt (left), Sandra Crossman,
Marlene Kisson, Kathy Pask, Michelle Dawson, Reesa Dowe, Renate
The Triangle (North Carolina) Alumnae Amann, and Stella Chen are pictured at the Toronto Alumnae Chapter's
Chapter began its year in September with a Founders' Day celebration 1st January.
potluck barbecue at the home o f Laura
Coble, reports Mary Ann Kidder Smith. ioned ice cream social, a community service members carpooled to Founders' Day in
Old and new members played get-acquaint- meeting, and a trip to the San Diego where Ann Schmidt presented
ed games and new officers were installed. Gene Autry Museum. the chapter's third Outstanding Sophomore
Award.
In October, members lunched at a Greek Their concluding event will be a summer pic-
restaurant in a converted tobacco ware- nic and concert under the stars at the Hollywood Philanthropic activities included answer-
house. The holidays started early with an Bowl. ing phones during the Arthritis Foundation
ornament exchange at the home of Mary Telethon and organizing a Phantom Tea
Ann Smith. To participate, each member At each meeting, members donated items which benefitted the AOn Foundation.
was requested to make a donation to the to the local MANNA facility for the homeless. The chapter's other philanthropic work has
AOn Foundation, as well as to bring an been with Daybreak Women's Sheltet in
ornament. Several members also participat- West Los Angeles Santa Monica, which the chapter adopted
ed in a cookie exchange. In December, for 1994, thanks to Alisa Shniderman's
members assembled exam goody bags for Melinda Kelly writes that after moving introduction. Chapter members assist the
the Duke collegians. This fund raiser pro- and shaking during the earthquake this shelter by helping to provide basic items to
vides funds for philanthropy and alumnae January, the West Los Angeles Alumnae mentally ill women whom have been living
support for the Duke chapter. Chapter is delighted to be able to report on the street.
that all members are fine.
Founders' Day was shared with the Duke T e r r i H u r t a d o Boyle has served as
chapter. Region I I I Vice President Suzanne Chapter members are now preparing for Panhellenic delegate and Melinda Kelly has
Bowman was the speaker. Leadership Conference with K i m Fry been the Panhellenic public relations offi-
Ditmar, a recent bride, serving as chair of cer.
After an ice storm caused the cancella- the event.
tion of the annual senior dinner at Duke, it Chapter members helped the Loyola
was rescheduled and held i n A p r i l . I n Beverly Roden Shniper's planning pro- Marymount University Panhellenic provide
March, the alumnae chapter held a bagel vided members with a program year filled Christmas to the women of the House of
brunch for new members at Duke. with events like going to the Hollywood Ruth. Members also work with Sigma Phi
Bowl for fireworks, Gershwin and pre-con- (California State University-Northridge). 4|
In April, chapter members gathered at cert picnic and attending the play
the home of Mary Ann Smith to learn "Ruthless" at the Beverly Canon. Chapter
about fragrances, aroma therapy, and other
ideas from Joanna Newberry, the manager
of the local Body Shop.

The chapter concluded its year w i t h
lunch at the market at the Fearrington
Village.

Ventura County Ventura County Alumnae Chapter members, (from left), Paulette Surdzial,
Dodie Linn, Nancy Griffiths, and Sue Measures show off their handiwork
The Ventura County (California) during a t-shirt decorating session.
Alumnae Chapter began the season with a
"Round-Up" luncheon, reports Joan
Neckerman.

This was followed by a successful garage
sale, game night, Western potluck dinner,
and the traditional Christmas ornament
and cookie exchange.

Members made individually-decorated
AOn t-shirts at their crafts night meeting.
Their spring calendar included an old-fash-

Summer 1994 41

90 years at the
University of
Nebraska-
Liticolri!

Alumnae and collegians Zeta's 50th anniversary celebration banquet in Lincoln, Nebraska. I! I l l l l i l l l

Zeta celebrates!

I t was a time to join together and reminisce about the

past 90 years o f Zeta Chapter. It was a time to celebrate

the present and plan for the future o f Zeta. I t was a

time to renew friendships and the bond that we all share

O n March 11 and 12, 1994, Zeta Chapter celebrated

90 years at the University o f Nebraska-Lincoln. I n

honor o f this event we had some very special guests.

Internarional president Mary Williams came f r o m

Bloomington, Illinois, to celebrate Zeta's "Tradition o f

Excellence." She shared w i t h us the future direction

A O n and the importance o f alumnae support. She pre-

sented Zeta with a gift from the Executive Board. Linda Helping celebrate Zeta's 90th anniversary are (front row,
Mansur, our Regional Director, came f r o m Milwaukee, from left), Mary Williams, International President;
Wisconsin, to share her enthusiasm for our chapter and Alice Knapp, 50-year member; Linda Mansur, Region
to present a gift f r o m the region. Other special guests VII Director; (top row, from left), Emily Geiger, Jody
included three 50-year members. Gray, and Megan Kennedy. Jody is president of Zeta
Chapter; Emily and Megan planned the 90th anniver-
The weekend began on Friday evening w i t h an open

house at the chapter. Refreshments were served to over sary celebration.

100 guests. The event was attended by AOFIs, house-

mothers, fraternity and sorority presidents, and university faculty and administrators, all o f whom

shared in the excitement o f 90 years at Nebraska.

O n Saturday, the celebration continued w i t h a luncheon at Rock-n-Roll Runza. Collegiate
chapter members performed a 50s skit, and the 1993 rush video was shown. Celebration t-shirts
were sold, and door prizes were awarded.

That afternoon, Mary Williams conducred Ritual. Many alumnae and collegians participated
and reinforced their lifelong bond of sisterhood in AOIL .

Saturday evening a banquer was held at the Lincoln Country Club. It was a perfect finale for
the weekend and over 200 AOFIs attended. The university's musical group, Scarlet-and-Cream,
began the evening w i t h a wonderful performance. Two Zeta collegians were among the singers.
O t h e r entertainment included Shelly Wahl's performance o f House on 16th Street, Aubrie
Washburn's presentation o f an historic slide show, and Tari Loseke's giving o f an historic reading.

A t the close o f the event, everyone gathered for a group photograph to record the smiles o f sev-
eral generations o f AOFIs who were filled w i t h AOFI spirit. The weekend reinforced wonderful
memories o f AOFI and the friendships that it has fostered.

—contributed by Jody Gray, president of Zeta Chapter

42 To Dragma

C j e t acquainted with your N P C delegation. . .

Your National Panhellenic Conference delegation is c o m m i t t e d to serving AOI1 through active communication w i t h AOFI

Panhellenic representatives on college campuses. Delegation members are available to assist Panhellenic officers. Feel free to contact
them w i t h questions about Panhellenic policy or just to talk about Greek issues on your campus! Past International President
Barbara H u n t , the current N P C delegate, and Troy LeForge, second alternate, were appointed last fall. Peg Crawford, also a Past
International President, serves as first alternate. International President Mary Williams serves as third alternate. This year the delega-
tion decided to divide reponsibilities in order to better serve AOn. Each individual's responsibilities are listed in the profiles below:

Barbara Peg Troy
Daugs Kramer Johnson
Hunt Crawford LeForge

AOn International President Has served on N P C delegation Assistant Editor, ph factor ( N P C
1989-1993 for total o f 17 years (currently college Panhellenic newsletter)
Originally named to N P C dele- first alternate) Greek Adviser at Eastern
gation in 1985 AOn International President 1985- Kentucky U .
Currently serves as N P C Illinois 1989 AOFI Chapter Consultant, 1979-
Area Adviser NPC Mid-American Alumnae Area 81
NPC Budget and Finance Adviser Coordinator Former Region V Public
Committee Currently serves as NPC Alumnae Relations Officer
Adviser for Illinois and Indiana Member of NPC's Educational
Responsibilities: AOIl/ Member of NPC's Consulting Team Development Committee
Responsibilities: Collegiate and Responsibilities: New chapters;
Panhellenic officers, Chapter Alumnae Chapters; new Panhellenic campuses;
Consultants, Regional Officers; Panhellenic/campus questions; Greek issues; workshop and
N P C campus concerns; exten- rush questions speaker information
sion questions. Contact: (708) 422-5244 Contact: (606) 622-3855
Contact: (414) 238-4900
(414) 238-4949 fax

AOris at the Northeast Panhellenic Conference Affiliation Luncheon
last February in Boston are: (seated, from left) Sally Wagaman, Region
II Director; Cathy Wieand, Region II Vice President; Carol Stevenson,
International Vice President/Development; Stephanie Smith, Gamma
Chi (Carleton U.); (standing, from left) Wendy Breckenridge, Epsilon
(Cornell U.); Kristi Shevchik, Sigma Rho (Slippery Rock U.); Marsha
Guenzler, Fraternity Development Chair and conference speaker;
Mairi-Louise Achong, Kappa Phi (McGill U.); Melissa Schwartzman,
Epsilon Alpha (Penn State U.); Sorsha Tiglao, Pi Delta (U. of
Maryland); and Dawn Smith Psi Delta (C.W. Post Campus of Long
Island U.).

At the NPC meeting last November: (from •
left) Jenni Huber, Troy LeForge, Debbie
Harllee, Barbara Hunt, Mary Williams, '7
Peg Crawford, and Lisa Berting. Troy,
Barbara, Mary, and Peg are members of 43
AOTTs delegation to NPC. Jenni and Lisa
represented two Panhellenic Councils which
were being honored. Debbie attended a
meeting for Alumnae Directors.

Summer 1994

75-year members: A O n salutes you!

L.lifetime sisterhood is a fact o f life for Mary Demarcus Hall Bonewitz Irma May Greenawalt
Beta Phi (Purdue U.) Epsilon (Cornell U.)
the women who have been members o f
Alpha Omicron Pi for 75 years. Anna Verda Bowman Blanche Marcella Coventry Hill
Sigma ( U . o f California-Berkeley) Phi ( U . o f Kansas)
The names listed here include the
women who were initiated during the Margaret Mary Matthews Bradley Lucille Frances Price Jones
school year o f 1918-1919 for w h o m Phi ( U . o f Kansas) N u Kappa (Southern Methodist U.)
International Headquarters has a current
address. Letters o f recognition and 75- Martha Estelle Gallagher Brake Mary Movee Lindsey
year member certificates will be mailed to Sigma ( U . of California-Berkeley) Omega (Miami U.)
each o f these women.
Dorothy P. Cunningham Chisholm Barbara Standish Petersen
I f you know of any member whose Delta (Tufts U.) Delta (Tufts U.)
name is missing f r o m the list, please con-
tact Mary A n n Caldwell at International Eleanor Putrum Richardson Daly Vivian Logue Seymour
Headquarters. Delta (Tufts U.) Omicron (U. ofTennessee-Knoxville)

Alpha O m i c r o n Pi congratulates these Mildred Adeline Doten Stiefenhoefer
75-year members. May you enjoy many Zeta ( U . of Nebraska)
more years o f sisterhood!
Pearl Kersten Thompson
Beatrice Hardy Allinger Elizabeth Lewis Seher Eidam Upsilon (U. of Washington)
Omega (Miami U.) Eta (U. of Wisconsin-Madison)

Esther Schmidt Bohlender Esther Davies Gill
Omega (Miami U.) Upsilon (U. of Washington)

These AOIIs "International" has new meaning
for this A Oil in South Korea
met on the
To the editor:
Amazon River It seems like only yesterday I was initiated into Alpha

To the editor: Omicron Pi and making wonderful memories at my university.
In March o f this year I traveled w i t h a Dallas Zoo group on a two- Today, I am sitting on a crowded subway in Seoul, South

week cruise on the Amazon River, from Iquitos, Peru to the mouth Korea, trying to recapture the warm feeling of sisterhood while I
of the river. About half way through the cruise, I noticed another read my To Dragma. I received my fall issue in January, not
passenger w i t h a t-shirt that said "Camp A O n " and I had an A O n because you didn't send it to me, but because my mail can some-
sun visor. We exchanged school and chapter information and spent times take that long to reach me.
an enjoyable second week together. I n fact, Janie is soon to pay me a
visit at my summer cottage in Boulder, C O , where I went to school I wanted to send a letter letting you know that international
(Chi Delta Chapter at the U . o f Colorado). The photo shows the now has a new meaning for me. Once it meant that we had
two o f us on He Royale, French Guiana, f r o m which we had a view chapters in Canada. Now, it means our sisters are all over the
o f the infamous former French prison island, He du Diable. Janie world and I am one of them. . .1 can appreciate our sisterhood
Belle Crawford, N u Lambda ( U . o f Southern California) is on the now more than ever.
left and I am on the right. Janie now lives i n Whittier, CA. It truly is
a small world! As an English teacher here in Seoul, I face new hurdles daily. I
find that often it was the commitment, strength, patience,
-Jane K. Beard, Chi Delta (U. of Colorado) understanding, and, most importantly, a respect for diversity
that A O n gave me, that helps me through even the hardest of
days. Thanks to all of you who work behind the scenes to keep
us strong.

For me, today, To Dragma was a piece of home that put a
warm feeling of sisterhood and a little bit of sunshine in my
heart.

-Jolene Roberts, Delta Epsilon (Jacksonville State U.)

44 To Dragma

Readers respond to the 50-year member list. . .

Thanks to all who wrote with corrections and updates!

She lost her badge in earthquake, but still has her 50-year pin.

To the editor:
In looking over Salute to 50-year members, I did not find my name.
As Jean Gregg I was initiated into A O n in 1921 and graduated in 1928. M y sister Marion

Gregg was a member four years before me and was the reason I was an AOI~I.

I married Owen James Maier (fellow student) a year after I graduated. We had one son,
John Owen, with whom I now live (with his wife Nora). I now have five great grandchil-
dren. . . I have been in California for just one year and experienced the January 17th quake.
Our condominium is not back to normal yet. . .1 had just been here a couple o f months
when I was graciously entertained in Chatsworth, California, where members over 50 years
in A O n were being honored. There were only three o f us, me being the oldest (92). I will be
93 on June 13, 1994. M y A O n pin was tossed f r o m my jewel box onto the floor (during the
earthquake) and must have been swept up w i t h the debris which covered the floor.
However, my 50-year pin f r o m Chatsworth was safe in another jewel box, and I am glad I
still have it.

Jean Maier with grandson and friend -Jean Maier, Sherman Oaks, California

Thanks for remembering mother Theta Chapter corrections

To the editor: To the editor:
M y To Dragma came today and as always, I read it cover to cover. I want you to In the spring issue o f To Dragma under

know how much your "Salute to 50-year members" meant to me. I quickly counted the Salute to 50-year members, T h e t a
back the years and thought that maybe, just maybe, that would be the year my m o m Chapter, DePauw University, you list
was initiated. You see the magazine arrived on her birthday and she was so much on R u t h A r l e n e B a r t s c h C a i n as b e i n g
my mind. I still can remember how proud she was when I became a sister, a legacy. She deceased. In fact Ruth is very much alive
was too ill to come to my college for the ceremony but the sisters kept her informed o f and well and living in Cincinnati. . .Also,
my progress during pledging and invited her to the initiation. AOn was such a special in the the DePauw listing, I can tell you
tie I had w i t h my m o m . Her name was D o r o t h y Adele Harjes G i l l m a n , Epsilon, that Margaret Allsopp Batger lives in
Cornell U . (It was printed "Hayes" in the To Dragma, a spelling error but I knew who Marion, Ohio; Mary Ellen West Huggard
you meant.) She died December 27, 1976 f r o m kidney disease. Thank you for making lives i n Greencastle, Indiana; Virginia
her birthday so special to me, that someone else remembered her too. . . Morberg Peterson lives in Glenview,
Illinois; and Elizabeth Buckingham
M y daughter is now making decisions about colleges and I am truly hoping that Tourtelot is now Elizabeth B. Livingston.
AOn is on the campus she chooses so that she will be able to share in our legacy. I am the alum class agent for the AOn
Class o f 1948, so I am i n t o u c h w i t h
-Elizabeth Amelia Gillman Tompkins, New Hyde Park, N Y most o f these people about once a year.
Just thought you'd like to make these cor-
Theta Eta correction rections in your records.

To the editor: I enjoy receiving To Dragma and read-
Past issues o f To Dragma have listed 50-year members. I am Helen E. Jenkins Gels ing about AOn activities everywhere.
Just recently while on an overnight visit
(Mrs. Robert T ) , pledged September 1941, initiated June 1942, Theta Eta Chapter, to Brentwood, my hosts drove me past
University o f Cincinnati. I have not seen my name listed in any issue. the beautiful International Headquarters
building!
Please place my name i n your computer files that list 50-year membership. -Margery Graham Freshley, Theta, 1948
-Helen E. Gels, Theta Eta ( U . of Cincinnati)

Epsilon roommates name missing. . .

To the editor:
It is always f u n to read the 50-Year Salute column. This year's Epsilon list was o f par-

ticular interest to me as they are all my classmates. I joined a year later.
However, one name was omitted, my freshman roommate, Eleanor Frances Gaynor

Steiger, Danville, California. Perhaps a correction could be made at some time?
-Caroline Kramer Neu, Epsilon, 1946

Summer 1994 45

t _ > Tr Co m O u r R e a d e r s Indy

.. .news front your AOIIsisters Festival

Newly weds on tv Queen

To the editor: Jennifer
Recently my husband and I
Swanson
were among six couples chosen
f r o m across the United State as Jennifer L. Swanson, Kappa
some o f the "sexiest newlyweds" Alpha (Indiana State U . ) , was
to be on the Rikki Lake Show on crowned Queen of the 1994 500
television. We were flown to New Festival in Indianapolis last
York to tape the program. It was March. The festival is a month-
really fun. The show was a mock long celebration o f special events
of The Newlywed Game. held in connection with the
Indianapolis 500-Mile Race.
Our local paper (Westminster, Jennifer received a $4000 schol-
M D ) heard about our appearance arship from Borg-Warner
on the show, and we made the Corporation and other prizes.
front page! It was very exciting,
Candice Chancellor and husband Alan Sadowski and I wanted to share it w i t h my
AOn sisters.

—Candice Chancellot,
1992 graduate of U . o f
Mississippi ( N u Beta Chapter)

1 Eight alumnae of Kappa Tau (Southeastern
Louisiana U.) enjoyed meeting again at the wedding
Theta Eta reunion in Florida. . . of Kristy Mitchell. Front row (from left): Dr. Sheryl
Watson Lee, Darnell Aucoin, Dina D'Gerolamo;
Seven members o f Theta Eta ( U . o f C i n c i n n a t i ) back row: Marianne Miller Purcell, Teri Haley
gathered in Long Boat Key, Florida, last Febtuary D'Gerolamo, Kristy Mitchell Mayes, Tonya
for a reunion. It was the first time i n almost 55 Cognivich, and Kellie Fauries.
years that some o f them had seen each other! Front
row, (from left): Del Krone Lloyd, Ginny Horton At Shippensburg U .
Steward, Betty Brooks Mean, Peggy Steinmetz last December, these
Jackson; back row: Harriet Kersting Radcliffe, AOFIs showed their
Elsbeth Botsch Fisher, and Lib Francis Stillwell. letters in a new way.
The photo was sent
Harriet Kersting Radcliffe, who sent the photo to by the mother of
To Dragma, said that "talking" was probably the Jennifer Lisman,
favorite activity at the reunion. Tau Lambda
(Shippensburg U ) .
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Alpha Psi Corporation meeting— Announcemenj t
(Bowling Green State U.), October 22, 1994 at 9:30 a.m. at the
Alpha Psi chapter house. For more information, contact Janet All collegiate chapters
Conway, 2285 New State Rd. N . , Norwalk, O H 44857. will be implementing

Reunion— the new
BRIDGES Program
The Tucson Alumnae Chapter is sponsoring a reunion weekend (Building Relationships & Ideas,
for Upsilon Alpla initiates and alumnae involved with the chapter. Developing Goals, Iinriching Self)
It will be held at the University of Arizona chapter house July 29-
31, 1994. For further information, please contact: this fall!

Tricia Clapp Diane Fausett Materials are available n o w !

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Approximately 30,000 alumnae responded to the survey. The
information you supplied will help the staff at International
Headquarters keep membership records up to date. More than
40,000 alumnae listings were verified. If your chapter would.like a
copy of the directory, contact the Membership Development
Coordinator at 615/370-0920. Quantities are limited, however.

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Mm AOII t\(ewelry
is close to the heart of our
members.

> ri

LU charm on this bracelet
was the badge of past
LU International President
Muriel T. McKinney.
A replica of this bracelet is given
as the Chapter Adviser Award
• " at Convention to recognize out- A4*/ r-
standing service by a collegiate? ^

chapter
adviser.

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•The Mothers Club Pin which belonged to

Founder Stella Perry's mother;
•Theta's Colony Pin;

•One of the first AOII Pledge Pins.

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