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Our spring season closed with a meeting of the Detroit Alumnae Association A"2:.A held in the home of Florence Fagan Boening on June 4. Assisting h er were Sybil Andrews of Union Lake, Michigan, R ose Armstrong Olds of Ypsi lanti and Helen McBane R obison of Wayne, Michigan. Among the thirty-four members and guests to enjoy the colorful buffet luncheon was R obena Hooks Vogwill of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and Brighton, Michigan. Happy landings everyone!- EsTHER BRYANT SPRAGUE

DETROIT, MICHIGAN-SIGMA RHO CHI Detroit Alpha Sigs have left one very successful year behind and are looking forward with eagerness to the next one. Last year was highlighted by our very successful Michigan State D ay wi th our own Alice Bishop PX as general cha irman. Alice coun ters any personal commendations by emphasizing the wonderfu l cooperation she received from Alpha Sigs all over the state. Ninetyseven sorority sisters came together and we are looking forward to seeing them a ll again next spring. Our Betty Sowell was the honored guest at the Seventh Annual Campus D ay of Women of Wayne State University Alumni and the recipient of the 1966 W omen of Wayne Service Award. She was honored for her active membership in professional and community organizations as well as her educational activities. Betty is a past president of National Women of Wayne Alumni and presen tl y is organizer of the expanding alumni clubs of the university. By the way, Betty is also going to be the president of our chapter next year. While Betty organizes new alumn i groups, Mary Ellen Busch PX will serve as president of the D earborn Club . T wo of our members are exuding motherly pride. Wil liam Turner, the son of J ean T yler Turner PX, is a National Merit Scholar this year. Mike McCrum, son of J oanne Parker McCrum 88, has received an app ointment to the Air Force Academy. Betty Sowell PX and Barbara Grisdale PX spent the summer in Europe. Elizabeth D ickieson PX went to California. Most of us went to cottages m our Water Wonderland of Michigan.- MARY ELLEN BuscH

to Gamma Kappa chapter. National awards were presented to the following: M odel pledge, Carolyn Hudkins ; Elizabeth Bird Small Award, Sandra Sa lyers; Frost Fidelity Award, Ruth Conrad. Chapter scholarship award to an active was given to D onna Pittman. Anne Stukey received honorable mention. Chapter scholarship award to a pled ge was presented to J o Ellen Luzader. Carolyn Hudkins received honorable mention. Anne Stukey was the recipient of the Alumnae Achievement Award. Miss Sandra L eGrande, president of the college chapter, presented the alumnae with a gavel bearing the sorority crest. Chapter adviser, Mrs. D eel, was presented a pearl and ruby sorority badge. Guests included Gamma K appa chapter, D ean Ruby Charles Higginbotham, and sorority patroness, Clarissa Williams.MILDRED NocmA

HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI H attiesburg a lumnae chapter held its installation of officers for 1966-1967 at a luncheon June 9 at the H attiesburg Country C lub . D orothy H olifield Thomsen, president, presided at the business meeting. During the eveni ng Sidney Gremi llion Allen, National Fellowship and Philanthropic Chairman, presented the new yearbook. The programs for the yea r wi ll include a book review, a m usicale, a Founders' D ay celebration and several activities held jointly with the Bete D elta collegiate chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha at the University of Southern Mississippi. The lu ncheon table held a mixed spring bouquet in a silver bowl, an d place-cards embossed with the same motif marked places for the following members and guests: Sidney Gremillon Allen, Mildred Gillis Bai ley, Ethel M erle Cranford Graves, Pa tsy Burt H aralson, Bertie M org~n L evere tt, Minna Vera Chapman Phelps, Mary Alice P1 c~el Maxey, L ouise H arrington McElhaney, D orothy H ohfield Thomsen, Mrs. J ohn Frazier and two collegiate m~mbers from the University of Southern Mississippi, M1ss D orothy Manell and Miss Susan T aylor.

ELKHART-GOSHEN, INDIANA Mrs . Michael Constantinou and J oyce H ardebeck rep resented ou r a lumnae chapter by attend ing State D ay at Terre Haute in May. On June 1, Mrs. J . M. Watson opened her home to us for a family picnic. Everyone enjoyed the good food and the company of husbands and child ren. We were invited to the home of Sue Snyder in South Bend on June 4. The girls went Hawaiian for us, from clothes to food , and everyone had a most enjoyable time. Now that summer is here we are looking forward to cleaning house, attending summer school relaxation and whatever else the summer may bring.- GOLDIE BEN,NETT

GLENVILLE, WEST VIRGINIA Glenville alumnae were hosts at the annual awards dinner in honor of the college chapter May 19 in the multi-purpose room of the Pioneer Center. Miss Mildred ocida acted as mistress of ceremonies in the absence of Mrs. Sail~ White, president of the local alumnae group. Presentmg the awards was Mrs. Martha D ee! wife of the Dean of Men of Glenville State College ancl adviser


Newly electe~ officers of the Hattiesburg alumnae chapter are, left to nght, Mrs. Sidney Gremill ion Allen, vice president; Mrs. Dorothy Holifield Thomsen, president; Mrs. Patsy Burt Haralson, editor-historian; and Mrs. Minna Vera Chapman Phelps, secretary. Not present for the picture was Mrs. Mary Sue Cox Taylor.


Profile for Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority

Asa phoenix vol 52 no 1 fall 1966  

Asa phoenix vol 52 no 1 fall 1966