Delta Zeta Founder - Alfa Lloyd Hayes, 1880-1962, served as the Sorority's first NPC representative and was Historian from 1912-1916. She presided at installations and initiations of early chapters and helped found the first alumnae chapter in Indianapolis. Her 1908 wedding to Orison Hayes took place in a Miami Univ. campus auditorium that was built by her father. Her attendants were Delta Zeta sisters attired in rose and green. Alfa Lloyd Hayes became part of the Flame Eternal in March…
Elizabeth “Bess” Coulter Stephenson, Miami University - Elizabeth “Bess” Coulter was the first woman to be pledged to Delta Zeta. Bess was approached by Founder Anne Simmons in the main hall of Miami University in 1903 and asked to become a member of the new Sorority, the first on Miami’s campus. As a collegian, she served on the Miami Student newspaper, played for the women’s basketball team and was active in the newly-formed Y.W.C.A.
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Delta Zeta Founder - Julia Bishop Coleman, 1881-1959. Julia Bishop Coleman's contributions to Delta Zeta, from the earliest moments and continuing throughout her life, are unique among the Founders. She was the only one to marry a college sweetheart who witnessed the events leading to the Sorority's founding; she is the only one to have daughters who both became Convention initiates; and she was the only one to return to school in that critical year, 1903.
In the fall of 1936, Delta Zeta's first Traveling Secretaries (now known as ELCs-Educational Leadership Consultants) began visiting college chapters. Delta Zeta's first two Traveling Secretaries were Augusta Piatt, Samford (AL) - Alpha Pi, and Helen Riter, California/Los Angeles - Alpha Chi.
Pat Priest, right, Alpha Chi (UCLA); actress in "The Munsters" TV show of the 1960s as the pretty blonde cousin, Marilyn. Legacy of Ivy Baker Priest (Stevens), Alpha Chi, second female Treasurer of the United States under President Dwight D. Eisenhower, pictured (center) with her two daughters, Nancy and Pat Priest. Pat also starred in the Elvis Presley film "Easy Come, Easy Go" (1967).
Delta Zeta Founder - Alfa Lloyd Hayes, 1880-1962. Alfa Lloyd had already had a degree from the Oxford College for Women when she enrolled at Miami University in 1902, but her desire to be the best in her profession, teaching, led her to pursue a degree in pedagogy. A born leader, it was natural that she associated with women of similar ideals and goals. She was elected Delta Zeta's first President, serving from 1902 to 1912, and her birthday, October 24, was set as Founders Day.
Delta Zeta Founder - Mary Collins Galbraith, 1879-1963. Mary Jane Collins had some experience as a teacher when Miami University began accepting women in 1902. Alert to new opportunities, she enrolled and became friends with other young women destined to make history for the university. Following her year as a student at Miami University, she taught in Oxford and helped guide new initiates in the Sorority. She served on the Grand Council as Parliamentarian from 1912 to 1914.
Delta Zeta Founder - Mary Collins Galbraith, 1879-1963. In 1911 she accepted a position in Columbus, Ohio, and was responsible for the establishment of the Theta Chapter at Ohio State University. Her granddaughter, Carolyn Galbraith Thompson, was later an initiate of the Theta Chapter. An adventuresome person, she worked and studied in Wyoming and Michigan before marrying George Galbraith in 1919. She became part of the Flame Eternal in 1963 at age 84.
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Ruth Gaddis was a member of the Alpha Chapter (Miami University) and present at the 1910 National Convention when The LAMP magazine was voted into existence. She was the convention’s choice for its first editor. She began her editorial duties, as a volunteer, in December of that year.
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First African American city commissioner [ca. 1965?]. Credit: Historical Museum of Southern Florida. Athalie Range
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