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The Trident of Tri Delta Volume 127 Convention 2018

An inside look at Convention 2018‌ Read about the celebration, award winners and new leadership!

HOUSING Tri Delta Housing is committed to ensuring the success of all Tri Delta properties. To provide premier living environments, Tri Delta Housing offers a suite of services for our local house corporations, including property maintenance and management support, risk management guidance, communications and capital campaign support. These services and resources are specifically designed to empower and support our housing volunteers at the local level as they help provide our members with a place to live, learn and lead. For more information on all the services and resources Tri Delta Housing offers, log in to My Tri Delta and select Housing Services under the Resources tab.

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On the Cover: Pictured from left is the 2018 Ernestine Block Grigsby Award Winner Carol Bussing Farmer, Baker; Fraternity President Kimberlee Di Fede Sullivan, Pepperdine; and 2018 Sarah Ida Shaw Award Winner Julie Confer, Oklahoma. Above: Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States (2001 - 2009), speaks at LEADDD 2018 on July 2. Convention 2018 The Trident


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in this issue from the president


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“I hope that Tri Delta's exceptionally

interesting history informs and inspires all of us. I hope that preserving it, interpreting it and displaying it will excite and energize us all to be part of a present and a future that are distinctive, that are dynamic, that are worthy of the best that is in us, not only now but always, both as individual members and as an assembly of women with shared values.�


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-GINGER HICKS SMITH Photo, above: Ginger Hicks Smith, Emory, (pictured, holding scissors, along with NHC Board Chair Judy Barth, Cornell, Fraternity President Kimberlee Sullivan, Pepperdine, and Foundation Board Chair Tori Campbell, Wyoming), cuts the ribbon at the dedication of the new Ginger Hicks Smith Museum & Archives. Photo, right: Martha Parker, Toronto, was the recipient of a Trilogy grant from the Tri Delta Foundation.

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Dear Sisters,

Tri Delta’s 58th Biennial Convention was an incredible experience. We had a chance to celebrate Tri Delta’s successes over the past biennium and lay the ground work for an even more successful future. We introduced the world to “Our Kind of Kind” with a powerful video created by Sara Hirsh Bordo’s, Texas/ Christian, firm Women Rising. From welcoming six new sisters into our sisterhood with our beautiful Ritual to celebrating lifetime membership with our Silver and Golden Circle ceremonies, Convention 2018 renewed and strengthened the perpetual bonds of friendship we all hold dear. If you weren’t able to join us in Dallas-Fort Worth, you can read all the Convention highlights on pages 28-34, and on pages 3641, you can meet our amazing award winners who we celebrated at our Cerulean Celebration Awards Gala. These brave, bold and kind women continue to be an inspiration as they give back to Tri Delta. Prior to Convention, we also launched LEADDD, our inaugural leadership development conference for women, which you can read more about on page 24. More than 325 women joined us for a day of impactful workshops and speakers, including Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States (2001-2009). I am proud of how Tri Delta is boldly leading the way to empower and develop women, and I’m excited that we’re taking this new conference on the road this spring—details coming soon! As if the excitement of LEADDD and Convention weren’t enough, we also had the honor of dedicating the Ginger Hicks Smith


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Museum & Archives at Tri Delta’s Executive Office. Thanks to the kind generosity and leadership of Ginger Hicks Smith, Emory, Tri Delta has a beautiful new home for its special treasures. You can get a sneak peek of the new museum on pages 18-23, and if you’re ever in Dallas, be sure to stop by for a tour. I am humbled to serve a second term as your Fraternity President and so honored to serve Tri Delta alongside incredible women leaders for the 2018-2020 biennium. Meet the dedicated volunteers who are serving on Tri Delta’s three Boards on pages 8-11. Beyond our Boards, we have more than 3,000 committed volunteers serving on committees, task forces, house corporations, and helping our collegiate and alumnae chapters and members live, learn and lead — with Purpose. Tri Delta wouldn’t be what it is today without them. To all of my sisters: thank you for your support, your service and your passion. And thank you especially for your willingness to Bring You to Tri Delta. I am grateful for our many accomplishments over the past two years and excited about what the next two years hold for Tri Delta. Loyally,

Kimberlee Di Fede Sullivan, Pepperdine Fraternity President P.S. Be sure to mark your calendar for Convention 2020, July 10-12 in Orlando, Florida. We hope to see you there! Copyright 2018 Delta Delta Delta Fraternity

Two years ago, it was hard to envision standing in front of 600 of my sisters at Convention 2018 and delivering the State of the Fraternity as your Fraternity President, but in July I did just that. It’s amazing how Tri Delta has a way of preparing you for things you had no idea you’d be called upon to do. I remember two years ago someone asking me how I would know I was successful as Fraternity President. I remember pausing and thinking to myself that if Tri Delta were still here in two years, I’d be successful. And you are, and I am so grateful!


The Trident of Tri Delta Convention 2018 Volume 127 Number 4 Editorial Team

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reader’sguide The Trident of Delta Delta Delta, the official publication of Delta Delta Delta Fraternity, has been published continuously since 1891. Its mission is to reflect the Tri Delta experience; to bring the Purpose and shared values of Tri Delta to life; to instill and sustain pride in the Fraternity; to educate and entertain the undergraduate members, alumnae, parents and others interested in the Fraternity and to contribute to the historical record of the Fraternity.


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Through a letter to Sarah Ida Shaw, Tri Delta’s “Our Kind of Kind” video, created by Women Rising, shows current members telling our Founder what her words mean to us today. At Convention 2018, we asked our members, “If you had a chance to write a letter to Sarah Ida Shaw, what would you say? What would you tell her about Tri Delta today?” Sisters shared their responses on social media, and you can too. Use #LetterToSarah or email your letter to, and you could be featured in the next Trident!


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L EADING WITH K INDNESS Meet Tri Delta’s 2018-2020 Leadership


t the 58th Biennial Convention, Tri Delta elected and officially installed its 20182020 Executive Board. This past spring, both the Foundation Board of Trustees and the National House Corporation Board were also slated and elected by their respective entities. All three Boards comprise the Tri Delta Enterprise and officially assumed their two-year term on Aug. 1, 2018.

Tri Delta's Executive Board, made up of the Fraternity President and four volunteer directors, is responsible for setting the strategic vision of the organization and for ensuring the goals of the enterprise are met through the work of the staff and the more than 3,000 tireless volunteers who support our sisterhood. The Tri Delta Foundation Board of Trustees is focused on supporting and engaging our members through personal outreach and sharing stories of impact, while raising funds for core services and educational programs designed to support our members in every possible way. The National House Corporation owns and manages 48 chapter facilities across the country. With an eye toward the future, its focus is planning for the ongoing maintenance, upkeep and renovation of these facilities to ensure a safe and attractive living and learning environment for our members.

Fraternity President Kimberlee Di Fede Sullivan, Pepperdine

Kimberlee is board certified in women’s health physical therapy. She owns a physical therapy clinic in Austin, Texas, where she manages and employs 14 women. In 2017, Kimberlee’s clinic was named woman-owned business of the year by Austin Woman’s Way and in 2016 was named the small business of the year by the chamber of commerce. Kimberlee received the Warren C. Smyth Outstanding Service Award from the Texas Physical Therapy Association in 2016, recognizing her professional clinical and educational expertise, innovative delivery of care and community service. Megan Shaw James, Millsaps Megan is the Alumni Engagement Associate at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She focuses on establishing strategic relationships


with a wide range of alumni to ensure positive relationships with volunteers and campus constituents. Megan previously served as the Assistant Dean of Students at Millsaps College where she advised fraternity and sorority life in addition to new student orientation.

at Accenture. During her 17 years at Accenture, Jenni primarily served clients in the chemical, utility and energy industries. Jenni served as Chief of Staff to the North America CEO for three years prior to leaving Accenture in late 2014.

Sandra Beach Lin, Toledo

Lenora Oeters, Cincinnati

Sandy built her career through the sales and marketing functions, leading to general management roles, the most recent of which was Chief Executive Officer of Calisolar Inc. (now Silicor Materials), a provider of raw materials for the solar industry. She is co-chair of the Paradigm for Parity® Coalition, which is focused on achieving gender parity in corporate leadership. Jenni Stork Oaks, Baylor

Following her time as a chapter development consultant, Jenni was hired as a Change Management Consultant

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Lenora serves as the National Strategic Director, Distinguished Partners Events for the American Cancer Society. In this role, she oversees the development of the nationwide strategy and training for the American Cancer Society’s $30 million-dollar Gala product. Lenora was named the Tri Delta Atlanta Alumnae Chapter’s Woman of the Year in 2015 and was recognized as a member of Atlanta’s 30 Under 30 community in 2017.

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Together, these Boards—supported by professional staff and volunteers who give generously of their time, talent and treasure—are working to elevate Tri Delta’s brand as a premier women’s organization.

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2018-2020 T RI DELTA E XECUTIVE B OARD From left is Megan Shaw James, Millsaps; Lenora Oeters, Cincinnati; Jenni Stork Oaks, Baylor; and Sandy Beach Lin, Toledo; seated is Kimberlee Di Fede Sullivan, Pepperdine. Convention 2018 The Trident


2018-2020 FOUNDATION B OARD OF T RUSTEES From left is Mary Ann Lillie, Iowa State; Mary Ann Wright, William & Mary; Amanda Stewart, Utah; Michelle Shimberg, Florida; Laura Cole, Valparaiso; and April Voris, Alabama; seated from left is Stacey Cox, Southern Methodist; Janet Miller, Toledo; and Tori Campbell, Wyoming. Board Chair – Victoria “Tori” Campbell, Wyoming

Tori is co-founder and president of an energy company after having worked for publicly traded energy companies for over 20 years. She is also a board member for a privately held medical communications company and for the College of Business at the University of Wyoming. Laura Hamilton Cole, Valparaiso

Laura has dedicated her professional career to helping raise money for fraternities and sororities. She currently serves as the Director of Strategic Initiatives for OmegaFi. Vice-Chair – Stacey Dickenson Cox, Southern Methodist

Stacey is the Director of Member Services at the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce. She is a trustee of the Winter Park Public Library and corresponding secretary of the Winter Park High School Foundation.

Mary Ann Shriner Lillie, Iowa State

Mary Ann is the Operations Director/ Executive Director for the Junior League of Chicago. Mary Ann is a long-standing member of the Woman's Athletic Club of Chicago where she served on the Board of Directors. Secretary/Treasurer – Janet Timmerman Miller, Toledo

Janet earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1985. She is the senior partner in Rowland & Company, a registered investment advisory firm. Michelle Popp Shimberg, Florida

Michelle is a past Fraternity President. She serves as a board member for Starting Right, Now, Men of Vision, Inc. and The Circle of Sisterhood and is a mentor for several at-risk teenagers. Amanda Young Stewart, Utah

Amanda serves the University of Denver as Executive Director of Development

for Parent and Family Giving. Other professional experiences include the University of Colorado, Ballet Nouveau Colorado, and Red Butte Garden. April Mathis Voris, Alabama

April owns her own marketing firm in Atlanta where she works with clients in various industries around the world. She also served on the Board of Directors for CURE Childhood Cancer. Mary Ann Heyser Wright, William & Mary

Mary Ann holds a Ph.D. in urban studies which allowed her to direct and manage her own consulting business, working with organizations to design training materials, deliver curriculum, and develop leadership skills of employees. Now retired, she focuses on volunteer board work.

2018-2020 NATIONAL HOUSE CORPORATION B OARD From left is Nicole Hughes, Washington State; Kim Campbell, Oklahoma; Levester Johnson; Judy Barth, Cornell; and Executive Board liaison Megan Shaw James, Millsaps.

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Board Chair – Judith Barth, Cornell

Judy holds a Ph.D. in human resources from Colorado State University, and she serves as Director of Operations (fiscal and human resources) for Colorado State University Extension, having been in Extension administration at CSU for over 20 years. In addition, she has served on regional and national leadership development training teams and has held numerous national offices in professional associations. In 2013 she was presented with the Distinguished Extension Alumni Award from Colorado State University. Vice-Chair – Kimberly Campbell, Oklahoma

Kim is currently the Senior Property Manager for Macerich, owners, operators and developers of diverse retail properties. She has over 25 years of commercial real estate experience, predominantly in the retail real estate sector. She is currently

responsible for the operations of FlatIron Crossing in Broomfield and Twenty Ninth Street in Boulder, both flagship shopping destinations for Macerich. Nicole Hughes, Washington State

As an undergraduate at Washington State University, Nicole earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication/journalism and was a staff writer for the campus newspaper, The Daily Evergreen. Professionally, Nicole is a program manager and solutions architect within IBM’s Data Science and Business Analytics unit.

at Butler University. Within his campus leadership roles, L.J. has demonstrated a commitment to campus safety and student well-being through fostering environments which empower students and campus community members to engage in healthy behaviors, to support others trying to do the same, and to look out for one another. He has a strong track record of creating signature approaches to campus residential programs and facilities as well as advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Dr. Levester Johnson

Dr. Levester Johnson, better known as L.J. to colleagues and friends, began service as the Vice President for Student Affairs at Illinois State University in July of 2016. L.J. has more than 30 years of experience within student affairs, including 20 years as the Vice President for Student Affairs Convention 2018 The Trident



Creating a Legacy in Tri Delta MARY ANN SHRINER LILLIE , Iowa State, gives back to Tri Delta in a variety of ways: She has served as alumnae chapter president of the Chicago Loop Group Alumnae Chapter, as a chapter advisor to Upsilon Chapter at Northwestern University, as a member of the Brand Innovation Team, and is currently serving on the Tri Delta Foundation Board of Trustees.

Mary Ann is also a longtime Foundation donor and has recently become a member of the Heritage Society after making a planned gift to the Tri Delta Foundation. Mary Ann shared more about what prompted her to give back to Tri Delta and leave a legacy for future generations. Why is giving to the Foundation important?

What encouraged you to become a Foundation donor? I became a Tri Delta Foundation donor early in my career. I attended a Chicago Loop Group Alumnae meeting and heard about the Crescent Fund and how it helped Tri Delta sisters in financial need. I figured that I could make a small donation each year from my fairly modest salary to assist other sisters. As my career and salary progressed, I started making annual gifts to the annual fund in memory of my mother and have become a donor to the Trilogy Fund, as well as other Founders’ Day giving campaigns. I have seen the impact my gifts can make in lives of other sisters and it is a very gratifying feeling of giving with Purpose. What drew you specifically to planned giving and becoming a member of the Heritage Society? I always knew that I would leave something to Tri Delta at the end of my life but never made it official. After discussion with my husband, I decided to join the Heritage Society. The Tri Delta Foundation made it so easy to sign up as a Heritage Society member and make my end of life donation wish known.


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What legacy would you like to leave for future generations of Tri Deltas? I would like to leave a legacy of love and lifetime service to Tri Delta. I would also like to leave a legacy that encourages other Tri Delta sisters to join me in giving back to an organization that has given us so much—the perpetual bond of friendship for a lifetime. Why would you encourage other Tri Deltas to consider planned giving? I would encourage other sisters to consider joining the Heritage Society. It is an easy process to make your wishes known. The paperwork is simple to complete and it is such a great feeling to know that I will continue to support Tri Delta sisters in perpetuity. Among the many ways to support Tri Delta is through planned giving. Members who designate the Foundation in their wills or estate plans are recognized as members of our prestigious Heritage Society. For information on giving to Tri Delta through your will or estate plan, please contact Tawnya Braeutigam at 817.471.1908 or

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Giving to the Tri Delta Foundation is important because it is truly "sisters helping sisters." Of all the donations I make to worthy organizations, my gifts to the Tri Delta Foundation are the only gifts that directly go to assist other Tri Delta sisters in need.

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More than 150 generous members have remembered Tri Delta in their wills or estate plans. They are recognized as members of our prestigious Heritage Society, sustaining our sisterhood for generations to come. Join us in celebrating these loyal and steadfast sisters. Elizabeth Gowans Ahrens, Michigan State June Rickard Aldridge, William & Mary Mary Estelle Kanning Amberg, Minnesota Gail Anderson, Iowa State Marilyn Muldoon Arendt, New Mexico Gael Salter Baggett, Louisiana State Dorothy Coseboom Baker, Maryland Evalyn Torppa Baker, Idaho Roxanne Barnes, Southwestern Judith Barth, Cornell Erika Loen Beatty, Minnesota Maureen Laffey Bills, Cornell Bethany Blakey, Pittsburgh Mary Gray Bolin, Louisiana State Lynne Cellio Brown, Transylvania Beth Burkes, Wake Forest Harryette Campbell, Missouri Tori Campbell, Wyoming Jeanne Carlson, Oregon Barbara Schutt Castano, Texas/Arlington Camille Clark, Michigan State Marilyn Kotter Clauder, Nevada Gayle Knight Colman, Auburn Joan Meland Dana, Minnesota LuAnn Riegl Daniel, Villanova Kelly Hyde Delattre, Florida State Athina Eslick Dever, Butler Nancy Devine, Minnesota Isabelle Harner Donahey, Ohio State Angela Hackett Driver, California/Berkeley Diana Druley, Texas/El Paso Vivian Wilkinson Dunnaway, Arkansas Susan Pert Earley, Cincinnati Carolyn Mullenax Edwards, Tulsa Molly Maloney Evangelisti, Nevada Roberta Messic Faigle, Syracuse Jan Griffin Farrington, Mississippi Georgianna Schuyler Fernandes, Cornell Adelaide Gonzalez Few, Randolph-Macon Angela Ficht, Cal State/Long Beach Leslie Eisen Fort, Colorado State Ellen Quarterman Friedman, Pacific Jan Purdy Futhey, Ohio Wesleyan Jean Hunt Gaines, California/Los Angeles Polly McWherter Gast, Ohio State Mary Bayless Greenlee, Denison Nancy McDonald Griggs, Florida State Emily Bourne Grigsby, Vanderbilt Barbara Bock Guerra, Florida Beverly Nelson Gunsenhouser, Indiana Tricia Halamandaris, California/Berkeley Susanna Currie Harper, Texas Carol Knoche Helmus, Millikin

Debbie Wahl Hembree, Georgia Pam Herring Hicks, Franklin Barbara Snyder Nelson Hinds, Texas Tamara Marinkovic Hines, Southern Methodist Cora Peters Horger, Cal State/Long Beach Paula White Huffman, Pennsylvania State Andi Hughes, Vanderbilt Nicole Hughes, Washington State Chrys Grafrath Hyde, Coe Rebecca Jackson, Stephen F. Austin Jeanne Jamell, Arkansas Deborah Johnson, Nevada Darlene Dahl Jones, Washington Jennifer Ritter Kelly, Cornell Joyce Gottschalk Koehler, Cincinnati Tasha Kostantacos, Arizona State Sandra Williams Young Krieger, Mississippi Marian Hummel Kurz, Miami/Ohio SueBeth Crockett Lain, Texas Tech Dawnell Dean Lamb, Washington Neilanne Parker Lange, Louisiana State Mary Ann Shriner Lillie, Iowa State Kelly Clarkson Loy, Oklahoma State Sue Malmberg, Simpson Mary Lynn Manning, Kansas State Deborah Daley Martin, Iowa Kathy Salisbury Massie, Minnesota Michele Stephens McGeeney, Texas Tech Kathryn Miller McKee, Kansas State Linda Wolf McLinden, Pittsburgh Mary Haley McWhorter, Tennessee Anne Parsons Michael, Minnesota Milly Bland Miller, Maryland Meredith Nye Moran, Kentucky Yvonne Gardner Newhouse, Ohio State Ginny Nicklas, Michigan Sherry Shrout Norton, West Virginia Linda Glascock O'Bryant, Missouri Joan Kalmanek Overbeek, Illinois Mary Kay Linzell Palmer, Ohio State Karen Metzger Parry, Colorado Peggy Marshall Payne, Miami/Ohio Debbie Lawton Pickens, Florida State Penny Purviance, Mount Union Kathy Ragan, Wyoming Becky Haas Ramsey, Syracuse Cathleen Snider Raymer, Texas Christian Janice Kent Reish, Oregon Eve Woods Riley, Southern Methodist Jane Chaffee Ripp, Wisconsin Jean Wiggin Roach, Texas Christian Patricia Arthur Rouse, Colorado State

Susan Abrahamson Routh, North Carolina Brooke Pearson Sanders, Arkansas J Kim Scholes, Tennessee Jeri Sedlar, Michigan State Kelly Shacklett, California/Los Angeles Michelle Popp Shimberg, Florida Laura Simic, Oregon Ginger Hicks Smith, Emory Lynn Zoll Smith, Michigan State Robyn Rever Smith, Mississippi State Jean Smith Snodgrass, Southern Methodist Sandie Wood Spain, Mississippi Jane DeWald Spikes, Texas Tech Kathy Hamilton Steinwedell, William & Mary Jackie Thurber Stenger, Puget Sound Laura Stenovec, Denver Judy Hutchison Stevenson, Florida Mary Martha Gibson Stinnett, Southern Methodist Christine Wilson Strom, Ohio State Margaret Sulkowski, Pennsylvania State Kimberlee Di Fede Sullivan, Pepperdine Ann Michele Shaffer Sweeney, Richmond Shirley Shull Tart, Texas Nancy Teich, DePauw Joyce McEwen Therkildsen, Iowa State Donna Burger Thoelecke, Colorado State Janet Tomlinson, Beloit Laura Shapiro Torrey, Florida Brenda Hester Towe, Oklahoma State Joyce Krogen Ursin, Wisconsin Linda Vedane, Simpson Dr. Nancy Guinn Vitola, Texas Charlene Rulifson Voge, Pennsylvania State Nancie Clouser Waldron, Miami/Ohio Barbara Walters, Stetson Elizabeth Ware, Idaho Sally Watkins Ware, Louisiana/Lafayette Ann Clark Webb, Georgia Rebecca Wynn Weiler, Rhodes Elizabeth Hankins Wendorff, Baker Karen Hughes White, Georgia Dr. Linda Garrett Whitson, Duke Donna Axum Whitworth, Arkansas Karen Williams, Virginia Tech Martha Toler Williams, Texas Kathy Kruger Wilson, Ball State Mary Ann Heyser Wright, William & Mary Lois Cone Wtulich, Syracuse Karla Yale, Northwestern Convention 2018 The Trident



Trilogy: Changing Lives Launched in 2012, Trilogy was created by Tri Deltas for Tri Deltas as a Board-directed endowment to meet the most urgent needs of our members across the Foundation’s spectrum of giving. For our members, a grant from Trilogy is transformational and lifechanging. Convention 2016 celebrated the announcement of the inaugural Trilogy recipient, Sarah Shore, Rhodes, who received a $16,000 grant from the Foundation, allowing her to graduate on time and begin pursuing plans to attend medical school. The Foundation made its second life-changing Trilogy grant in 2017 to a courageous young breast cancer survivor and Tri Delta alumna, Martha Parker, Toronto, allowing her to take much-needed time off to focus on her health and healing.

Recently, Sarah and Martha shared an update on their life today:

Sarah Shore I am proud to say that I achieved my dream and was accepted to attend medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. I have chosen to defer my acceptance into medical school to pursue a master’s degree in global health policy. Because of Trilogy, I was able to graduate on time and continue on to exciting post-graduate plans. Currently, I am living in Memphis, Tennessee, and working as a research assistant in a clinical neurology lab. Research has taught me to ask questions and think critically, skills I will carry with me and continue to hone throughout my career. While working, I also took several graduate courses in public health at the University of Memphis, which sparked my interest in health policy.


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While I am very eager to begin healing and building relationships with patients, I want to make endemic change. My inquisitive nature and knack for problem solving has pushed me to pursue a medical career involving research. My desire to help others on an individual level is what led me to pursue a career in medicine. However, I have realized I am passionate about serving and impacting larger populations. The grant was given to me at a time when I was questioning the feasibility of pursuing a career in medicine. Trilogy and Tri Delta have been instrumental in fostering my growth. Each of you made the realization of my dreams possible, and I sincerely thank you for donating to this fund and investing in my and Tri Delta’s future.

Martha Parker My life today is very different from what it was a year ago and even more different than what it was two years ago. I am currently two and a half months out from my last breast cancer treatment and a year out from my double mastectomy surgery. I am happy to know today that I am cancer-free, and stronger in mind and body than I’ve felt in a long time. In the past few months I’ve taken more time for myself to focus on what motivates and inspires me. I was excited last winter when the opportunity came up to volunteer as alumna advisor for Canada Alpha alongside one of my closest Tri Delta sisters. Being back in the house that I spent so much of my time in during undergrad is both nostalgic and energizing. It has allowed me to feel as though I’m giving back in even a small way to the organization that I’ve been fortunate to have gained so much from, but also has allowed me to work closer with other alumnae and the current collegians. I’ve continued to receive support from my Tri Delta sisters as I have moments of reflection back to my experience through cancer, and they continue to be there for me while I get my bearings back into life post-cancer.

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As our sisterhood continues to grow and the challenges facing women today continue to mount, the need to help our sisters has never been greater. Over the next three years, our goal­­— announced at Convention 2018 — is to triple the impact of Trilogy, raising an additional $1 million by 2019. To date, the Tri Delta Foundation has raised $875,000 toward that goal. We all strive to Live Kind, Lead Kind, and supporting Trilogy is a beautiful way to be our kind of kind. To learn more about how you can support Trilogy, contact Director of Development Audrey Moore at, or go to

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life loyal By giving back to Tri Delta through Life Loyal, Kelly Schlegel, New Mexico, wants to ensure Tri Delta is there for the next generation. She wants women to have the wonderful college memories she had while being accepted for who they are, building lifetime friendships and being encouraged to meet their life goals. “I was a very immature 18-year-old when I started at UNM,” recalls Kelly. “So having the benefit of instant friendships and older sisters at our Tri Delta chapter to show me the college ropes was invaluable to me having a total positive college experience and helping me to grow in a safe environment. Those friendships have lasted a lifetime to this day.” Kelly also had a chance to witness lifetime membership in action at Tri Delta’s 2018 Convention, where she was inspired to become a Life Loyal Tri Delta. “At 2018 Convention, I met mom and daughter Tri Delta pairs, honor initiates, and a 90-year-old Tri Delta getting her 50-year pin. This experience taught me that Tri Delta is here for my lifetime and not just college. It is a set of values and sisterhood bonds that are as deep or deeper than family, for good times and bad, through thick and thin, and for giving a helping hand to a sister in need.”

giving Kelly Schlegel, New Mexico 2018 Woman of Achievement

With a donation of $300, Life Loyal donors help support the Tri Delta Foundation’s commitment to helping our members live, learn and lead through scholarships, needs-based assistance and leadership training and development. Life Loyal Tri Deltas receive a subscription to The Trident, an exemption from national alumnae dues, a 10% discount on Tri Delta Shop merchandise and exclusive Life Loyal updates. To learn more about becoming a Life Loyal Tri Delta, call (855) 713-0655 or go to foundation.

Thank you to these Life Loyal Tri Deltas who pledged their support to Tri Delta by making an unrestricted gift of $300 or more to the Tri Delta Foundation from May 1, 2018 through July 24, 2018. Alabama Kristin Ramsey Clyde Arkansas Margaret Mayfield Gammill

Cal State/Long Beach Jennifer Jacildo Metrose Laurie Hargrove Cal State/Northridge Kayla Nehorayan

Arkansas/Little Rock Jennifer Gasaway Caldwell

Carnegie Mellon Janet Westover Hogle

Baker Sierra Wallace

Charleston Jennifer Kay Bilbro

Baylor Kelly Boren Hogan

Cincinnati Beth Vaughan Cole Jacqueline Shetterly Lockwood

Boston Christine Rinehart Kaylie Coleman Bucknell Joy Cooper Fernandes

Coe Janet Fryrear Riley Colorado Sunni Becker Markowitz

Duke Anne Kellam Nancy Pond Halula Emory Cathy Cornett Fox Kristin Livingston Napier Indiana State Christy Hill Lybass Iowa State Joyce Fisher Gibney

Louisiana State Anna Morrison Lee Jennie Schmidt Laurie White Adams Margaret Fortson Holt Margaret Winders McCharque Shannon Sullivan Morgan Miami/Ohio Barbara Horner Millikin Kay Dees Mason

Kansas State Mount Union Dorinda Harwick Hunt Melissa Atzel Brooks Joan Brown Flannelly Margaret Ann Vanderlip New Mexico Beedles Kelly Maxfield Schlegel Kentucky North Dakota Gaby Duffey Kelsey Solberg Roth Muriel Penna Moore

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California/Berkeley Janet King Crandall

Rose-Hulman Jessica Will

Toledo Susan Carlson Lapp

Ohio State Catherine Jones LeSourd

Southeast Missouri State Pattie Tynes Stolze

Vanderbilt Melinda Young Britt

Southern Methodist Brenda Beach White

Virginia Margaret King Murray

Southern Mississippi Barbara Guinn Tidwell Marie Newton

Washington Jann Driver Martelli

Ohio Wesleyan Jordan Larkin Oklahoma Kay Blackburn Tangner Mary Sue Thompson Smith Rebekah Martin Burchfiel Oregon Jennifer Elling Omner Susan Robblee Pepperdine Madison Witte Pittsburgh Holly Goodling Bell

Southwestern Diane Crucian Bordelon Texas Cindy Hicks Jeffers Janette Guthrie Prichard Leslie Fowler Brittain Randi Turken Sallye Sorenson Henderson Texas Christian Karen Moore Dahlke Linda Wilson Barlow

Washington/St. Louis Dorothy Wind Kinyon Washington State Christina Carter Haigh William & Mary Julia Bray McPhillips Wyoming Kim Johnson Michele Portwood Robinson

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A Gift of History When Tri Delta relocated its Executive Office in August of 2016 from Arlington, Texas, to nearby Dallas, the new space provided a great canvas for telling Tri Delta’s story. Ideas and visions began to form for what Tri Delta might want in a new museum and how we might display some of our most precious historical items. A generous donation from long-time Tri Delta volunteer leader Ginger Hicks Smith, Emory, put Tri Delta’s dreams within reach. Ginger’s long experience as an archivist and library administrator for her alma mater added a special connection to Tri Delta’s historical collection.

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a treasure into your keeping. Hold it in the secret recesses of your heart—love it, cherish it. Let its radiance be a glowing, warming, strengthening influence in the lives of all with whom you, at anytime, come into contact.


ri Delta’s large collection of its early records and artifacts stretches back to our founding at Boston University in 1888. Alpha Chapter at Boston was the original repository for its early papers and artifacts. When Founder Sarah Ida Shaw became Grand Historian in 1897, it seemed natural that the preservation of the Fraternity’s earliest records should fall to her. Bessie Leach Priddy, Adrian, took over the position in 1902 and moved our early treasures to her home. The preservation efforts of these two were continued by Amy Olgen Parmelee, Northwestern, and R. Louise Fitch, Knox,

who not only cared for the collection but used many of the Fraternity’s original documents to write two definitive histories of the organization. Margaret Haller, Cornell, and Eva Noll, Pennsylvania State, continued the care of Tri Delta’s treasures and began the task of organizing and cataloging the collection. Margaret’s brief notes about significant items and events are still found in folders and boxes throughout the collection. Eva’s detailed essays on many Tri Delta topics still serve as a starting point for many Trident articles and other research. Among Tri Delta’s earliest documents are Alpha’s first


By Fraternity Archivist Beth Dees Applebaum, Texas Christian

Pictured above is the entrance to the Ginger Hicks Smith Museum & Archives. In this area, visitors can learn more about Tri Delta's four Founders as well as the history of our early chapters. Pictured at right are Ginger Hicks Smith, Fraternity President Kimberlee Di Fede Sullivan and Foundation Board Chair Tori Campbell at the ribbon-cutting and museum dedication on July 2.

The Ginger Hicks Smith Museum & Archives includes two mobile displays that can be transported to events and to Convention, allowing more members to experience Tri Delta's history. The display pictured above highlights the history of The Trident magazine, and shows how the magazine has evolved through the years.

Pictured above is the reproduction of the mural titled "Founders' Day," originally painted in 1998 for Tri Delta's Executive Office in Arlington, Texas. constitution, the original Rituals written by Sarah Ida Shaw and the first minutes of Alpha Chapter.

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rom storage in Bessie Leach Priddy’s upper parlor, our treasures were later stored in a simple 3 x 5 foot safe at our offices in The Chicago Daily News building. The first official “archives room” was located in the building on Michigan Avenue where our memorabilia were displayed for the first time on 40 bulletin-board “leaves” arranged on a stand like the pages of a book. It wasn’t until we moved our headquarters to Arlington, Texas, that we had our first official museum space, a formal museum displaying historical items from Tri Delta’s archives and featuring smaller displays throughout the building. As a vision for the new museum progressed, it was important to use the collection to tell our history not only through multi-media and engaging interactive displays, but to incorporate much of the original museum into the new

space. Museum Arts, Inc. of Dallas was selected as our partner in the conceptualizing, fabricating and installing the new museum. Initial meetings with Museum Arts helped determine what stories Tri Delta wanted to tell, what key pieces and events we wanted to highlight, where we wanted the displays to be located in our new space, and other important requirements. Once our vision and messages were fixed, Museum Arts produced conceptual designs, including a miniature scale model, with several options allowing us to further tailor the museum experience to Tri Delta’s needs. Models, conceptual drawings and floorplans allowed us to see how each exhibit would work in our space. Then electrical and power diagrams, reflected-ceiling plans, and other drawings were needed to ensure the exhibits and the building were a perfect fit. The creative process drew from the talents of a dozen Executive Office staff members whose contributions included copywriting, proofing,

graphic design and video creation. The results included a mix of static and interactive exhibits, many favorite pieces from Tri Delta’s previous museum, and fresh and engaging new displays. Visitors to Executive Office are greeted by the first of these new displays in the entry foyer in a large interactive fixture that features a choice of seven short videos, allowing a quick introduction to Tri Delta, our history and values. The current videos include an overview of Tri Delta, our Kindness initiative, our Founding, a Trilogy recipient, our Distinguished Deltas, an interview with Ginger Hicks Smith regarding her contribution to the new museum, and details regarding historical items on display in a lighted case below. The heart of the museum is flanked by glass etchings of Founders Sarah Ida Shaw and Eleanor Dorcas Pond. In the cases located behind each Convention 2018 The Trident


“I hope that

Tri Delta's exceptionally interesting history informs and inspires all of us. I hope that preserving it, interpreting it and displaying it will excite and energize us all to be part of a present and a future that are distinctive, that are dynamic, that are worthy of the best that is in us, not only now but always, both as individual members and as an assembly of women with shared values.”

etching, Sarah’s badge and Eleanor’s silver teapot are displayed. All four Founders are featured in a biographical exhibit that includes items such as Sarah’s jewelry and photos of Eleanor. A short timeline gives visitors background on our founding and early history. The history of our earliest chapters is highlighted in an exhibit which also features an interactive chapter map. Alpha charter member Blanche Seaver Johnson’s 1897 silk wedding dress occupies a handcrafted display case. Lighted jewelry cases feature antique Stars and Crescent badges as well as the Fraternity’s Heritage jewelry. Two large kiosks highlight the importance of Convention, the history of The Trident, and the experiences of our collegiate and alumnae members. A Sister Search touchscreen display allows members to find lost sisters. We honor the leadership of our past Fraternity Presidents in a wall of individual portraits which faces a biographical display of our current president, Kimberlee Di Fede Sullivan, Pepperdine. Those interested in finding out more information about these extraordinary women can use the Fraternity President interactive display to explore detailed biographies and photos of each president.

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Against the far wall is a reproduction of the beloved Founders’ Day mural painted by Parks Lowe for the Arlington office in 1998. The mural serves as the background for a large display of historical items belonging to early Fraternity leaders or chapters.


e celebrate our passion for serving others in a display highlighting the history of our philanthropic efforts including the Tri Delta Foundation and its dedication to serving sisters in need with scholarships, Crescent Fund, and Trilogy grants. This display also commemorates our commitment to children’s cancer charities, dating back to 1947, including local and regional efforts and our national partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The entire museum is focused on technology, interactivity and content that can be changed and updated easily. Also, portability will allow us to share the archives with as many people as possible as we “spread Tri Delta’s influence abroad” by transporting the two mobile displays to events and Conventions. On Monday, July 2, 100 guests attended the official dedication ceremony and were treated to a sneak peek at the museum. At the dedication, Ginger Hicks Smith spoke about how being part of building Tri Delta’s museum is the perfect connection between her membership in Tri Delta and her 38-year career as an archivist at Emory University. “I hope that Tri Delta’s exceptionally interesting history informs and inspires all of us,” Ginger said. “I hope that preserving it, interpreting it and displaying it will excite and energize us all to be part of a present and a future that are distinctive, that are dynamic, that are worthy of the best that is in us, not only now but always, both as individual members and as an assembly of women with shared values.”

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Pictured above is the area of the museum dedicated to past Tri Delta leadership. The back wall includes the portraits of all 35 Fraternity Presidents, while the touch screen display provides extended bios for each. To the right of the Fraternity President column is one of the mobile displays highlighting the lifetime membership experience. Pictured at right are Ginger Hicks Smith and Fraternity Archivist Beth Dees Applebaum, Texas Christian, admiring a display of Fraternity jewelry. Convention 2018 The Trident


Empowering Women at LEADDD By Content Manager Amanda Milford, Texas/Arlington

The conference officially kicked off on July 1 with an opening “regiception” and welcome from Fort Worth Mayor and Tri Delta alumna Betsy Price, Texas Tech, who spoke about her Tri Delta experience. “I don't think of myself as a politician, I think of myself as a servant,” Betsy said. “My time in Tri Delta solidified my commitment to serve.” On Monday morning, attendees were treated to a oncein-a-lifetime opportunity, as they heard from Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States (2001-2009), who shared the importance of giving back to our communities and service to others and participated in a Q&A session with Tri Delta sister and Emmy-awarding winning journalist Karen Borta, Texas/Arlington.

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Throughout the day, attendees had the opportunity to attend a variety of workshops addressing topics such as: Women & Networking, Women & Wages, Women & Transition, Women & Leadership, Women & Investing and Women & Philanthropy. In her workshop, “Collecting Relationships,” Tri Delta alumna, volunteer and Managing Director for Beautycounter Laura Stenovec, Denver, shared best

practices and resources to help attendees master the art of networking. “As a younger alumnae member, LEADDD not only taught me about the importance of connecting and networking with your sisters but also provided me with the tools and opportunities to do so,” said Faith Liptak Gilchrist, Oregon. In Women & Investing, Honor Initiate Emily Musser, Millikin, Vice President, Client Relations & Business Development for AMG National Trust Bank, and Tri Delta Foundation Trustee Janet Timmerman Miller, Toledo, senior partner in Rowland & Company, an Atlanta-based investment advisory firm, participated in a panel discussion. They shared insights into developing personal investment policies, socially responsible investing and getting your money to work for your purpose. In the Women & Philanthropy workshop, President and CEO of Dallas Women’s Foundation Roslyn Dawson Thompson shared the importance of supporting women philanthropies and inspired attendees to think about the way they give and to whom they give. “It doesn’t matter if it’s one dollar, one million dollars or one billion dollars; every dollar and every hour you give really counts in this world. With those dollars and hours, you truly are making it better for all,” Roslyn said. In her impactful keynote address, Heidi Guest, California/Davis, Senior Director of On-Air Media and Leadership Development for philosophy, shared the power of personal leadership, encouraging everyone to “lead from where they stand.” “One critical element as you begin or continue your personal leadership journey is acceptance – accepting who you are and making the most of it,” Heidi told attendees, as she stressed the importance of discovering what you do better than anyone else and focusing on doing that with excellence.


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As a younger alumnae member, LEADDD not only taught me about the importance of connecting and networking with your sisters, but also provided me with the tools and opportunities to do so.

July 1-2, more than 325 women gathered at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas, Texas, for LEADDD 2018, Tri Delta's inaugural leadership development conference hosted by women for women. The event featured keynote speakers and workshops designed to empower women to lead and serve in their careers, communities and families.

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LEADDD also provided an opportunity for Tri Delta to tackle the challenges women face in the workplace, including the gender pay gap and the gender gap in corporate leadership. Tri Delta partnered with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to offer AAUW’s Start Smart and Work Smart Workshops at LEADDD to help women take an important step toward closing the gender pay gap. Attendees had the opportunity to attend the AAUW Start Smart session to learn how to negotiate their salary and benefits package for their first or a new job. And through facilitated discussion in AAUW’s Work Smart session, attendees learned how to “work smart” and develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other negotiation strategies, and how to articulate their personal value to help them negotiate a raise, promotion or improved benefits. Closing out the conference was Tri Delta Executive Board Director Sandy Beach Lin, Toledo, who spoke about Paradigm for Parity, a coalition of business leaders dedicated to addressing the corporate leadership gender gap. Sandy built her career through the sales and marketing functions, leading to general management roles, the most recent of which was Chief Executive Officer of Calisolar Inc. (now Silicor Materials), a provider of raw materials for the solar industry. Sandy is a founder and co-chair for Paradigm for Parity and it was hard to not be passionate about creating change after her inspirational closing remarks. As Sandy explained,

Paradigm for Parity is committed to achieving full gender parity in corporate leadership positions by 2030. “Our goal as P4P leaders is to create corporate cultures where women can succeed and thrive as leaders,” Sandy said. “Tying this back to Tri Delta, I want to see business environments where our collegians can succeed and grow as they enter the workforce. I want to see corporate cultures where each of you can grow and succeed. From this group of women who were dissatisfied with the status quo came a movement. From today’s great content will come steps that each of you can take to make the changes most important to you.” Attendees left LEADDD feeling empowered and inspired. Amanda Conklin, Stockton, said, “Attending LEADDD was one of the most impactful experiences I’ve ever had. The workshops were extremely eye opening and empowering. I felt like a new person by the end!” “LEADDD gave me the opportunity to connect with experienced, inspiring women across generations and in many different professional fields,” said Jillian Stoewer, Puget Sound. “Being surrounded by such strong women who were all looking to improve and grow was a truly rewarding experience.” LEADDD is another example of how Tri Delta—as an organization founded by women for women—is boldly leading the way in developing and empowering women. And 2018 was just the beginning. After piloting LEADDD in Dallas, Tri Delta will take this new conference on the road beginning in spring 2019.

Photos, from left: Karen Borta, Texas/Arlington, facilitated the Q&A session with Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States (2001-2009); Laura Stenovec, Denver, leads a workshop on networking; Executive Board Director Sandy Beach Lin, Toledo, speaks about Paradigm for Parity.

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I want to see corporate cultures where each of you can grow and succeed. From this group of women who were dissatisfied with the status quo came a movement. From today's great content will come steps that each of you can take to make the changes most important to you.

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Leading with Kindness Celebrating Convention 2018 By Content Manager Amanda Milford, Texas/Arlington

For kindness to prevail it will take all of us. Brave, bold and kind women who have Our Kind of Kind learned how Convention officially opened with Ritual as we to live and lead welcomed six women into our sisterhood through Honor Initiation: Marie Theresa Arnone, Louisiana with Purpose. State; Johnna Lynn Meadows, Iowa; Emily PatriciaKindness has Nelson Musser, Millikin; Lisa Louise Nagy, Texas/ Arlington; Doris Marie Parker, Texas A&M; and been woven Margaret A. Schmitt, Wisconsin. In addition to into the fabric Initiation these women also celebrated Circle Degree with other alumnae in attendance. of Tri Delta since our At the Opening Session following Ritual, Fraternity President Kimberlee Di Fede Sullivan, Pepperdine, founding. It is shared Tri Delta’s successes over the past biennium part of who we and reiterated Tri Delta’s commitment to kindness. are and now, Building upon that commitment, the Opening Session more than ever, debuted Tri Delta’s “Our Kind of Kind” video, created it's how we are by Women Rising, founded by Tri Delta alumna Sara Hirsh Bordo, Texas Christian. being asked to show up in the Through a letter to Sarah Ida Shaw, the video shows current collegiate and alumnae members telling world. our founder what her words mean to us today and

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pledging to take on the challenges in front of us today because of the strong foundation she laid for Tri Delta 130 years ago. Her call to be kind alike to

all still holds great significance to our members and guides us still today. “For kindness to prevail it will take all of us. Brave, bold and kind women who have learned how to live and lead with Purpose,” said Kimberlee. “Kindness has been woven into the fabric of Tri Delta since our founding. It is part of who we are and now, more than ever, it's how we are being asked to show up in the world.” The Opening Session concluded with a call to action from Kimberlee: “If YOU had the chance to write a letter to Sarah Ida Shaw, what would you say? What would you tell her about Tri Delta Today? What would you ask her?” “Tell her about our kind of kind. And then go tell others. Why? Because kindness only works when it's shared. Widely. And generously. Without expectation. Share the film. Share your story. Share our sisterhood. We came to join. The world is asking us to lead. Let's show them our kind of kind.” That evening, we celebrated our brave, bold and kind members at the Cerulean Celebration Awards Gala. (Read about the award recipients on pages 36-40). At the Awards Gala, the Tri Delta Foundation also announced its goal to raise $1 million by 2019 for the Trilogy Fund to continue making life-changing grants to Tri Deltas. Since 2016, more than 140 kind and generous sisters have stepped up to support our members through Trilogy. Attendees had a chance to hear from Trilogy grant recipient Martha Parker, Toronto, who thanked her sisters for their kindness. (Learn more about Trilogy on page 14).

Passionately Serving Others

On the Fourth of July members attended the Alumnae Celebration Luncheon, which recognized how Tri Deltas Live Kind. Lead Kind. through their

Photos, opposite page, top right: Attendees decorated gingerbread houses as part of the Alumnae Celebration Luncheon; middle left: Past Fraternity President Jeanne Johnston Phillips, Southern Methodist, participates in the processional; bottom left: Attendees celebrate 25 years of membership with the Silver Circle Degree ceremony; bottom right: The Past Fraternity Presidents in attendance at Convention gathered for a photo with Fraternity President Kimberlee Sullivan.

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- hundred Tri Deltas from across North America gathered at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, for Tri Delta's 58th Biennial Convention on July 3-5! The week was filled with sisterhood, celebration and—most importantly —kindness, as Tri Delta introduced the world to our kind of kind.

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commitment to philanthropy. Executive Board Director Nicole Hughes, Washington State, shared more about Tri Delta’s passion for serving others and how our local alumnae chapters demonstrate kindness through philanthropy. “We’re so proud of the work of our alumnae at the local level and regional level,” said Nicole. “Thank you for modeling bravery, boldness and kindness for our collegiate members. Because of you, Tri Delta continues to lead the way in philanthropy – often setting the standard for fraternities and sororities. From the nearly $3 million in grants and scholarships awarded by the Tri Delta Foundation over the last biennium to $30.3 million raised for our current 10-year commitment to St. Jude, and the amazing work of our alumnae being celebrated here today, Tri Delta’s philanthropic story is powerful.”


The love and

appreciation all the women at Convention have for our organization is captivating and contagious.


Members of both the local Dallas and Fort Worth Alumnae Chapters were on hand to share more about the chapters’ Cookies & Castles fundraisers, a gingerbread-decorating event held every year around the holidays to raise money for Cook Children’s in Fort Worth, Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, and the Tri Delta Foundation. Tri Deltas got hands-on experience in hosting their own event by decorating their own gingerbread cottages. To get into the holiday spirit, the Convention Chorus serenaded the group with popular holiday songs, and by the end of the luncheon, the ballroom was filled with hundreds of unique and colorfully decorated gingerbread cottages.

After the Alumnae Celebration, attendees and their families had a chance to explore Dallas/Fort Worth. Tours included the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. But one of the most popular destinations was the brand new Ginger Hicks Smith Museum & Archives at Executive Office. Tri Deltas celebrated the Fourth of July with a family picnic, followed by a fireworks extravaganza to close out a day filled with fun, family and friendship.

Convention wrapped up Thursday morning with Pansy Brunch, with Fraternity President Kimberlee Di Fede Sullivan conducting special milestone ceremonies for our sisters celebrating 25 and 50 years of Tri Delta membership. Fifty sisters celebrated 25 years of membership with the Silver Circle ceremony, while four sisters celebrated 50 years with the Golden Circle ceremony. Following the ceremonies was the official installation of the 2018-20 Executive Board and a meaningful and touching volunteer oath, led by Kimberlee, which left a lasting impression. “The love and appreciation all the women at Convention have for our organization is captivating and contagious,” said Stephanie Lamb, Cal State/Northridge. “President


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Photos, from top: Tri Delta's 2018-2020 Executive Board was elected during the Business Meeting; Attendees participate in the Candle Lighting Ceremony to close out Convention; Kimberlee Sullivan is joined on stage by her daughter, Allison, as Tinkerbell to announce Convention 2020 at Disney World!

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Kimberlee Di Fede Sullivan’s emotional closure to the officer installation ceremony stuck with me as it shows how truly dedicated our volunteers are to strengthening and supporting our sorority.” Convention 2018 concluded with a favorite Tri Delta tradition, roll call and candle lighting, followed by 600 sisters joining together to sing Alpha Theta Phi. As Julia Griffith, Wisconsin, so eloquently described: “The roll call of chapters will probably always be the most meaningful and memorable part of Convention. It starts with just a few candles and then suddenly you look around and the room glows with the warmth of the generations past and those Tri Deltas to come. It reminds me that my bonds aren't just with my chapter and close friends but with this immense network of strong women. It also reminds me that when I feel like my single candle isn’t enough light to guide the way, I have others I can rely on, who burn and love steadfastly.” But before Tri Deltas left Dallas-Fort Worth, they were treated to a special announcement about Convention 2020. Fraternity President Kimberlee Sullivan’s daughter, Allison, joined her mom on stage to announce that Tri Delta is going to Disney

World! Convention 2020 will be held in Orlando, Florida, July 10-12, 2020. Closing Convention, Kimberlee said, “I hope our time together has renewed and strengthened the perpetual bonds of friendship we all hold dear and that you — my brave, bold and kind sisters — are inspired to live, learn and lead – with Purpose – in all that you do.” No doubt, sisters left reconnected, reinvigorated and inspired to lead with kindness. Alta Valliant Compton, Colorado State, had this to say about her Convention experience: “I knew when I joined this sisterhood 14 years ago I was joining something bigger than myself but I don’t think I really comprehended how much bigger until this week. Being in a room of over 600 women listening to the words of our Founders and being reminded of the promise we all made was incredibly powerful. Knowing I helped to shape our future by voting at the business meeting, seeing the selfless leadership of our current and past board members, the joy and excitement of our collegiate members, and the dedication of alumnae from all over North America made me so grateful that 18-year-old me said yes and joined this group of brave, bold and kind women.”




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2018 Women of Achievement The Women of Achievement Award was created to recognize Tri Deltas who have demonstrated achievement and leadership in their volunteer, philanthropic, civic or professional pursuits. The unique accomplishments of each award winner honor the values of our sisterhood and illustrate Tri Delta’s commitment to our members’ growth and development into well-rounded, successful women. The following five women were honored at the Cerulean Celebration Awards Gala on July 3 as the 2018 Women of Achievement!

Nora Tyson served over 38 years on active duty in the United States Navy, retiring as a Vice Admiral. She is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, and a graduate of Vanderbilt University. She received her commission through Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island, and earned her Naval Flight Officer wings in 1983. She is a 1995 graduate of the U.S. Naval War College with a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Affairs. Nora’s operational assignments include leading the Navy’s initial disaster relief efforts on the U.S. Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and deploying twice to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She also led the USS George H.W. Bush Strike Group on its maiden deployment in support of combat operations in both U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. Nora’s last active duty assignment was Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet, commanding all Naval Forces on the West Coast to the International Dateline. She serves on the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust, the Los Angeles Fleet Week Leadership Council and is active as a motivational/leadership speaker and a defense and leadership consultant. Her current passion is playing golf and traveling with her husband, Wayne, also a Navy Veteran.

member of Little Pear Garden Dance Company. Her volunteerism as a community advocate and collaborator across many organizations has been recognized with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award, Heritage Toronto’s 2017 Special Achievement Award and Tri Delta Toronto Alumnae’s 2016 Dorothy Cody Award. In 2016, she was selected to present the Annual Toronto History Lecture by the City of Toronto Archives. She is especially honored to be a two-time member of the Canadian National Women’s Dragon Boat Team that won eight gold medals at the World Championships in Tampa, Florida, (2011) and Hungary (2013).

Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes, Vanderbilt Elizabeth moved to Rwanda a few days after graduating from Vanderbilt University in 2006. After volunteering with grassroots projects, she co-founded the nonprofit Amani Africa to provide scholarships to street children, support an orphanage in Kigali, and organize reconciliation and conflict resolution conferences for genocide survivors.

Arlene graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in English and psychology, and a master’s in library sciences. Now a retired librarian, she shares her passion about Chinese Canadian history at schools, libraries and community organizations. She is the author of seven books about the history, culture and traditions of the Chinese in Canada, several distinguished with award nominations, including the Heritage Toronto Book Award.

In 2008, Elizabeth and her husband, Dave Hughes, began working with business and civil society leaders to analyze the training needs of the Rwandan private sector. In 2010, they founded the Akilah Institute — the only women’s college in Rwanda — to provide marketrelevant education and career development to promising young female leaders. Today, the Akilah Institute is an accredited college offering diplomas in entrepreneurship, information systems and hospitality management.

Arlene is the founding President of the Jean Lumb Foundation that supports a Canadian national scholarship program for students of Chinese heritage, and a board

Newsweek and The Daily Beast recognized Elizabeth as one of the 125 Women of Impact. She was recognized as one of the World’s Most Influential Female Social Entrepreneurs by

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Vice Admiral Nora Wingfield Tyson, Vanderbilt


want to extend my sincerest congratulations to the other awardees, all incredibly accomplished professionals whose company I am honored to be in! I am honored to have been selected for this award and accept it with pride on behalf of all the men and women who are serving or have served this great nation of ours.


Vice Admiral Nora Wingfield Tyson in her letter of acceptance

Forbes Magazine. Acumen founder Jacqueline Novogratz named Elizabeth one of The 5 Most Powerful Women Changing The World With Social Entrepreneurship. Elizabeth received the Woman of Peace Award from the Women’s Peace Power Foundation in October 2009.

Kelly Schlegel, New Mexico Kelly has 35 years of experience at the Boeing Company in system engineering, software engineering and executive program management for large military development programs.

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She provided leadership and engineering to many programs over her career, including Secure Border Initiative Network program for Department of Homeland Security and military communications such as Family of Advanced Line of Site Terminals, which modernized military satellite communications for the Air Force, and Joint Tactical Radio System Ground Mobile Radio for the Army. She is now retired from the Boeing Company and owns a small consulting firm called SchlegelTech. She has expanded her engineering consulting to include career counseling and lifestyle coaching especially for early career people. Kelly donates her time to many ministries at church and has a passion for young people getting started on the right foot. Kelly graduated with a B.S. from the University of New Mexico, and she holds an MBA from the University of Redlands. She has been married 37 years to a high school science teacher and has two sons. Kelly enjoys cooking, camping and holistic health studies.

Catherine Crier, Texas An Emmy and duPont-Columbia Award-winning journalist, number one New York Times bestseller and the youngest elected state judge in Texas, Catherine Crier has had a remarkable career in the fields of law, journalism and publishing. A Dallas native, Catherine earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and international affairs from the University of Texas and her Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University School of Law. First an Assistant District Attorney and Felony Chief Prosecutor, then a civil litigation attorney handling complex business and corporate matters, Catherine’s legal career culminated in her 1984 election to the 162nd District Court in Dallas County. In September 1989, Catherine was hired to co-anchor the premiere evening newscast on CNN. Additionally, she coanchored Inside Politics, all election coverage, and hosted Crier & Company, a talk show covering news, politics and international issues. Crier joined ABC News in 1993, and was awarded a 1996 Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for her work on the segment “The Predators” which examined nursing home abuses throughout the United States. Catherine joined Court TV’s distinguished team of anchors in November 1999. She served as Executive Editor, Legal News Specials, while hosting her daily interview program, Catherine Crier Live, until joining Cajole Entertainment in 2007 as a founding partner. Catherine released her first book, the New York Times bestseller, “The Case Against Lawyers” in October, 2002. Her second book, “A Deadly Game: The Untold Story of the Scott Peterson Investigation” became a number one New York Times bestseller. Convention 2018 The Trident


Governing Tri Delta By Director of Public Relations Jason Paul Gomez

The Bylaws of Delta Delta Delta guide the Executive Board’s governance of the organization, and are one of the most important legal documents of any organization, corporation or association. They outline the day-to-day rules of the organization and provide guidelines for running Tri Delta smoothly. In essence, the Bylaws could be compared to a blueprint of a house, providing a solid structure, foundation with windows and doors for exits. At Convention 2018, there were 31 amendments proposed by the Bylaws Committee to the voting delegation and presented by the Bylaws Committee: Chair Melissa Hunter Muller, Wichita State, Deborah Johnson, Nevada, and Andrea Schaneman Stritzke, Nebraska. The Business Meeting was presided over by Fraternity President Kimberlee Di Fede Sullivan, Pepperdine, who served as Convention Chair. Additionally, the conduction of the Business Meeting was overseen by Parliamentarian Carol Bussing Farmer, Baker. As each amendment was presented, there was discussion allowed on the floor. All members of the Fraternity are allowed a voice, yet only the voting delegates of the Convention are allowed to vote on the business of the Fraternity. Many of the amendments proposed made slight changes to technical wording of existing Bylaws. Other specific amendments allowed members to engage in healthy debate on whether they stood in favor or opposed. 34

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Amendment 14 proposed the establishment of a new standing committee within Tri Delta, the Fraternity Membership Status Committee. This committee, piloted during the 2016-2018 biennium, focuses solely on individual member discipline and membership status matters – thus relieving the members of the Executive Board of this responsibility and allowing them to focus on governance. Chair of the piloted Membership Status Committee Melissa Booth Hall, Centre, provided vital information on the work of the committee this biennium, including the time commitments, responsibilities and qualifications of the committee members who would take on this very important responsibility in Tri Delta. Another amendment which provided engaging conversation was Amendment 24, which deleted the requirement for every new member to have a written reference from a collegiate or alumna member before being extended a bid for membership. While Tri Delta continues to encourage the use of references during the recruitment process, this amendment changes the operations dynamic for chapters who do not receive many references who must then complete the required paperwork as they are inviting PNMs to membership. Collegiate and alumnae members on the Convention floor discussed the value and importance of references – specifically in “mega” chapters with over 400 members. These chapters may see an upwards of 3,000 potential new members in recruitment and a reference allows for the chapters to place more value on those PNMs with a reference. Further points were made by members of the Inclusion Task Force that eliminating the requirement to have a reference also removed barriers to membership for PNMs who may not have connections to the Greek community. Following respectful and healthy debate on all 31 amendments, the Convention body voted on and approved all proposed amendments to the Bylaws. Tri Delta held a successful Business Meeting and the future of the Fraternity remains strong in part to the diligence and dedication of the delegates and Convention attendees.

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of the most important parts of Tri Delta’s Convention is the legislation that occurs during the Business Meeting. As the governing body of the Fraternity, the collegiate and alumnae voting delegates gather to hear, discuss and vote on amendments to the Bylaws and resolutions presented before the assembled delegation. Every Convention, the Bylaws are amended through proposed amendments submitted by members, volunteers, committees, Executive Office staff and the Executive Board.

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With the help of sponsors, Convention 2018 was an incredible display of Tri Delta’s commitment to empowering our members to become the best version of themselves as they continue to live, learn and lead – with Purpose – for a lifetime. Thank you for your generous support.



Phi Theta Chapter at Auburn University was one of three recipients of the 2018 Haller Award.

2018 Cerulean Celebration Award Winners At Convention 2018, we celebrated all things Tri Delta! Our collegiate and alumnae chapters were recognized at the Cerulean Celebration Awards Gala for their outstanding performance as they elevate Tri Delta through passion for service, leadership, communication and member experience. Awards were also presented to individuals who have demonstrated steadfast love and rendered willing service to Tri Delta as they continue to be an inspiration as they Live Kind and Lead Kind. Congratulations to all of our award recipients!

Margaret Paddock Haller, past President, to recognize collegiate chapters who have shown outstanding achievement during the biennium. The winners were recognized for their successful recruitment, well-balanced programming, outstanding academic achievement, strong sisterhood, commitment to Tri Delta’s Purpose and Rituals, financial responsibility, good alumnae relations, strong risk management, and good campus and Panhellenic relations. Congratulations to our three recipients: Phi Theta Chapter at Auburn University, Gamma Xi Chapter at Furman University, and Gamma Rho Chapter at Pepperdine University.


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Photo, left: Kimberlee Sullivan presents the Haller Award to Gamma Xi Chapter at Furman University. Right: Members from Gamma Rho Chapter at Pepperdine receive the Haller Award from fellow Gamma Rho sister Kimberlee Sullivan.

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The Haller Award was established in 1994, in honor of

Ernestine Block Grigsby Award Ernestine Block Grigsby, Colorado, served as Fraternity President in 1936-1940 and Chairman of the National Panhellenic Conference from 1959-1961. She demonstrated lifelong loyalty to Tri Delta and to the fraternal world as an alumna. This prestigious award is presented by the Executive Board each biennium to an alumna who, through her loyalty and dedication to Tri Delta, has given outstanding service to her local alumnae chapter.

2018 Awardee Carol Bussing Farmer, Baker Alumnae and collegiate members in the Kansas City, Missouri, area view Carol Bussing Farmer, Baker, as the epitome of a brave, bold and kind Tri Delta woman. She has been a driving force in keeping the Kansas City, Missouri/Shawnee Mission, Kansas Alumnae Chapter and Lambda Chapter at Baker going strong since she became a member in 1966. Carol’s involvement in Tri Delta began when she was initiated into Lambda Chapter, but it didn’t end there. Her volunteerism with the Fraternity spans four decades and counting which proves her lifelong loyalty to Tri Delta. “The opportunities that Tri Delta has afforded me the last 52 years are beyond words for me,” Carol said. “Tri Delta shaped who I am today because of the opportunities I received to work with inspiring women, to lead others to realize their potential and to build cherished friendships.”

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Since 1972, Carol has served Lambda Chapter as an alumna advisor, scholarship advisor, centennial celebration chair, a member of the Lambda House Corporation Board – 21 years as vice president and 10 years as major renovation co-chair – and as Panhellenic advisor from 2012 to present. In addition, Carol founded the Baker University Alumnae Greek Council several years ago in order to promote the Greek life system on Baker’s campus. She has served as president of this council since 2012. She even received Lambda Outstanding Alumna of the Year in 1979. As a member of the Kansas City, Missouri/Shawnee Mission, Kansas Alumnae Chapter, Carol has been in charge of membership since 1983 – continually keeping the chapter around 100 dues-paying members. She has also served the

alumnae chapter as president, yearbook chair, newsletter chair, Pansy Brunch chair and Founders’ Day chair. As a volunteer, she has served in the philanthropy roles of the Tri Delta Art Auction, A Chance for Children and Brush Away the Tears committee member. Her sisters speak highly of her as someone who consistently makes herself available to offer knowledge, guidance or even just an extra set of eyes or hands to any alumnae chapter projects. “Carol has shown her love for Tri Delta and her members since her college days,” said Beth Roller, Baker, alumnae chapter president. “She has spent countless hours working to ensure that our alumnae chapter succeeds, and is always willing to volunteer when a sister needs assistance.” Upon receiving the Ernestine Block Grigsby Award at Convention 2018, Carol offered these words in her acceptance speech: “It was 50 years ago that I attended my first Convention as a collegiate president. There were future Fraternity leaders and lifetime volunteers in that room in 1968. And as we sit here tonight, Tri Delta’s future is here in this ballroom. I hope you will choose a lifetime of steadfast fidelity to Tri Delta. I promise that your life will be enriched by your loyalty far beyond your expectations.” Congratulations to the 2018 Ernestine Block Grigsby Award Honorable Mentions: Donna Larson, Minnesota State/Mankato Kathy Parr, Texas Mary Kate Walton, Southern Mississippi Convention 2018 The Trident


The Atlanta, Georgia Alumnae Chapter received the 2018 Eleanor Dorcas Pond Award.

Alumnae Awards Eleanor Dorcas Pond Award

Excellence in Philanthropy with Purpose Award

Recognizes the top alumnae chapter who has exhibited overall exceptional and rewarding experiences to their members while maintaining a viable roster, promoting lifetime membership, offering diversity in activities and reflecting a commitment to sisterhood and the Purpose of Tri Delta.

Recognizes the two top alumnae chapters who exhibit an unselfish and steadfast commitment to leading the way in philanthropic endeavors to benefit the Tri Delta Foundation, local children’s cancer charities and initiatives and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Congratulations to the Atlanta, Georgia Alumnae Chapter!

Excellence in Member Experience Award Recognizes the two top alumnae chapters who exhibit engaging and meaningful membership activities to promote sisterhood and lifelong involvement with Tri Delta and the local community. Toronto, Ontario Alumnae Chapter Dallas, Texas Alumnae Chapter

Excellence in Serving Others Award Recognizes the top alumnae chapters who give generously of their time and talent to serve others within Tri Delta and their local community through hands-on engagement opportunities. Indianapolis, Indiana Alumnae Chapter Southern Orange County, California Alumnae Chapter

Houston, Texas Alumnae Chapter Fredericksburg Area, Virginia Alumnae Chapter

Excellence in Communication Award Recognizes the top alumnae chapters who exhibit timely and meaningful communication among members, the local community and Executive Office to ensure an engaging membership experience. Fort Worth, Texas Alumnae Chapter Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota Alumnae Chapter

conventionawards Vision Award The Vision Award honors our valued partners who have made significant contributions to Tri Delta’s success as a premier women’s organization. Tri Delta has experienced a substantial amount of growth over the last several years – across all aspects of our business – with the help of these partners.

raising more than $11.5 million for Tri Delta housing projects and campaigns. Many thanks and congratulations to our three recipients: McCallum Reese Consulting, Frost Bank and Pennington & Company!

McCallum Reese Consulting helped “position our organization for premier” by helping Tri Delta realign staff roles and responsibilities and improve key processes, specifically related to cascading communication and project management. In addition, they’ve assisted our Boards in streamlining Tri Delta’s approach to governance. Frost Bank demonstrated their commitment to Tri Delta in a most significant way over the last biennium by enabling the continued growth of Tri Delta Housing. With the professional advisory services, outstanding customer support and additional financial resources made available to us by our friends at Frost Bank, Tri Delta looks forward to enhancing the living and learning environments of Tri Delta members across North America.

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Pennington & Company has been instrumental in inspiring a new approach to major gift fundraising in Tri Delta – inspiring more than 500 personal visits with donors, providing guidance around Tri Delta’s Trilogy efforts and

Shirley Cox, Texas/Arlington, of Frost Bank

Emily Schulhoff, Baylor, of McCallum Reese Consulting

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From left: Erika Beatty, Kimberlee Sullivan and Christi Guzik

Volunteer Service Awards The Volunteer Service Award recognizes dedicated Tri Delta volunteers who have demonstrated outstanding service and commitment to the Fraternity, members and chapters they serve. Congratulations to this year’s three winners!

Kathi said, “Erika is a lifelong learner who is committed to bettering herself through examining strengths-based leadership and emotional intelligence. She is an unselfish leader and lives her life as a brave, bold and kind Tri Delta woman.” “Friends like her are a rare treasure,” she added. “Tri Delta is so lucky to have her in her role.”

Erika Beatty, Minnesota

This past year Erika has gone above and beyond in her role as national alumnae volunteer coordinator. She has created multiple programs and committees to support alumnae volunteer team efforts and the alumnae chapters they serve, and she has worked to ensure each volunteer has a positive experience during their term of service while also providing them with opportunities for personal growth and leadership development. “She strives to make each volunteer’s experience a positive one and is always open to making changes to better serve each member of the team,” said Kathi Sjoberg, Utah. Those who work closely with Erika also describe her as an outstanding leader, friend, sister and confidant who takes on her volunteer role with style, grace and a smile.


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Christi Guzik, Carnegie Mellon As an alumnae specialist in the Central Region, Christi Guzik has had a tremendous impact on her chapters, her regional team and her committee over the last five years serving in this role. Christi never fails to discover new ways to streamline communications and processes so that the clearest directions and messages are delivered to everyone she works with. Most recently, she has worked on rebuilding an alumnae chapter in her region by providing consistent direction, leadership and taking on numerous assignments to set the chapter up for success. Fellow volunteers describe Christi as a dedicated volunteer who puts her heart into her position. She remains patient and maintains high energy and excitement even when things are challenging or the work load is heavy. She is a team player and is always there for those who need her by boosting their

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As national alumnae volunteer coordinator, Erika Beatty consistently leads by example and always finds time to advise and assist each Tri Delta volunteer.

confidence and providing them with growth and leadership opportunities. “I have always known her to be passionate when it comes to serving Tri Delta,” said Erika Beatty, Minnesota. “She allows every person to be heard, redirects to a positive approach when needed and then moves the conversations steadily forward.” She added, “I believe she makes everyone she comes in contact with feel valued and that they are working for a greater purpose.”

Noel van Aartrijk, Virginia Tech

As collegiate chapter coordinator in the Northeast Region, Noel van Aartrijk continues to show her dedication to our Fraternity by assisting its members and her team in every possible way. An honest and positive person who always sees the best in others, Noel constantly encourages fellow Tri Delta volunteers to work for positive change and remain ever loyal to Tri Delta’s members. Those who work closely with Noel appreciate the way she guides others in making the most informed decisions possible while providing additional support if needed.

Volunteer Engagement Manager Rachel Lamey holds up her phone with Noel van Aartrijk on FaceTime to accept her award!

Fellow volunteers describe her as someone who enjoys networking and bringing people together who share similar passions and backgrounds. Most importantly, she always embraces our Tri Delta sisterhood.

“Noel exudes Tri Delta’s Purpose on every level,” said Leslie Hatch Skinker, Virginia Tech. “No situation seems to be too much for her and she is always friendly and positive in her written and spoken language. Noel encourages me to continue my volunteer role by modeling kindness and compassion while continuing to make Tri Delta a priority in her life.”

Phi Theta Chapter Advisory Team at Auburn

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Mentoring with Purpose Award This award recognizes collegiate advisory teams that provide hands-on and meaningful coaching and guidance to support collegiate members to develop leaders and encourage a strong sisterhood. Julie Vinson, Alumna Advisor for Phi Mu Chapter at Southeast Missouri State University Phi Theta Chapter Advisory Team at Auburn University Camille Wolfe, Alumna Advisor for Gamma Psi Chapter at Wofford College

Local House Corporation Award This award recognizes the local house corporation that provides outstanding service to their respective collegiate chapter, ensuring members are empowered to live, learn and lead in a safe, engaging and comfortable housing environment. Theta Beta House Corporation at the University of Colorado, Boulder Convention 2018 The Trident


inmemoriam Kelly, Joan Cobb ‘42 d. 03/98

Struven, Maralyn Baker ‘43 d. 01/17 Wood, Shirley Klinge ‘48 d. 01/17



Arrasmith, Anne Harper ‘65 d. 02/17 Crow, Margaret Mahoney ‘55 d. 01/18 Culp, Margaret Schackelford ‘44 d. 08/16 McCool, Rosalie Tutwiler ‘39 d. 08/15 Mullis, Lucille Kuykendall ‘45 d. 02/16 Owen, Camilla Foil ‘51 d. 03/17 Watson, Fleta Montgomery ‘44 d. 11/17

Holm, Patricia Johnson ‘43 d. 08/17 Olney, Norma Callaway ‘45 d. 05/15 Stewart, Mary ‘40 d. 01/14


Richards, Judith Worswick ‘61 d. 12/17

Purvis, Dorothy Loughlin ‘50 d. 12/15 Walsh, Margaret Mannix ‘34 d. 10/97


ARIZONA Gallagher, Judith Anderson ‘60 d. 02/14 Laveen, Ruth Haase ‘51 d. 12/13 Wells, Ruth Wiggins ‘46 d. 10/17

Curran, Mary Freeman ‘48 d. 02/17 Olds, Elizabeth Quinn ‘36 d. 05/15


AUBURN Bradley, Mildred Collins ‘58 d. 08/17

Anderson, Rheta Frierson ‘36 10/07 Mitchell, Peg Adrian ‘99 d. 01/16 Stokley, Clara Auld ‘44 d. 10/17


Mabry, Prudence Ronan ‘63 d. 10/17 Munroe, Lynn Phillips ‘64 d. 01/18 Pasley, Martha Watson ‘58 d. 07/17 Walker, Nancy Doggett ‘40 d. 01/16 Wedding, June Amaral ‘60 d. 04/17 Wilson, Adelaide Duval ‘32 d. 10/04

GEORGIA Brantley, June Walton ‘46 d. 01/87 Brown, Fran Heard ‘42 d. 01/15 Divers, Jean Bacon ‘52 d. 07/17 Dodd, Julia Quigg ‘42 d. 12/13 Pember, Martha Louise King ‘36 d. 01/05


Biscevic Beals, Nancy Lunsford ‘55 d. 10/17 Kaufman, Jane Mess ‘58 d. 06/08 Lark, Patricia Fullerton ‘44 d. 12/11

Clark, Mary Dorner ‘35 d. 11/02 Davis, Barbara Lukens ‘41 d. 03/02 Eck, Jeanne Neville ‘47 d. 09/17 Lewis, Karen Pawlowski ‘75 d. 03/17 Nelson, Jane Beasley ‘35 d. 02/13



Phillips, Helen Moore ‘45 d. 08/17


Hill, JoAnn Soxman ‘51 d. 12/17 Rhodes, Elizabeth Harvey ‘38 d. 03/13

Bush, Joan Peterson ‘46 d. 02/09 Paustian, Judy Low ‘54 d. 03/14 Smith, Jane Schneberger ‘47 d. 06/17





Green, Martha Carlock ‘36 d. 11/13 Meredith, Mary Chupp ‘66 d. 10/17


Wilbourn, Edith Kilcrease ‘63 d. 12/03

Johnson, Virginia Ramay ‘87 d. 04/87


Gatlin, Catherine Combs ‘65 d. 01/17 Schrader, Elizabeth Brown ‘84 d. 03/11





Arledge, Amelia Sample ‘64 d. 07/17 Graves, Betty Hardeman ‘42 d. 10/17 Proctor, Sandra Rutherford ‘61 d. 11/17 Queen, Anne Misenhimer ‘47 d. 07/17 Wilson, Jane McGraw ‘55 d. 10/17

Newcomer, Julia Douglas ‘58 d. 09/17 Pickering, Jeanie ‘82 d. 12/17 Stapleton, Irene Brown ‘53 d. 09/17

Peterson, Johanna Stergios ‘67 d. 10/17 McCausland, Nancy Davis ‘53 d. 03/17 Moore, Mary Brown ‘46 d. 11/13 Rubin, Eunice Brunn ‘50 d. 07/17 Salisbury, Dorothy Tattersall ‘46 d. 09/14


Reichold, Judy Hoagland ‘80 d. 04/16


Bechill, Lucy Purnell ‘46 d. 09/17 Mouritsen, Margaret Patterson ‘43 d. 02/97 Roob, Joan Grinde ‘45 d. 12/17

Connor, Virginia Conrey ‘42 d. 01/01 Ragsdale, Geraldine Bullard ‘31 d. 03/99 Savoini, Marilyn Young ‘54 d. 08/17

Baumeister, Elizabeth Schmidt ‘42 d. 04/13 Burton, Patricia Glossbrenner ‘42 d. 04/17 Gerichs, June Pollock ‘46 d. 04/14 Hapak, Charlotte Haydon ‘48 d. 07/17 Miracle, Patricia Alexander ‘54 d. 04/17 Speckman, Casey ‘08 d. 11/16



Gottling, Barbara Johnson ‘52 d. 01/18 Harries, Jean Baldwin ‘50 d. 11/17 Kiligas, Ruth Dillenbeck ‘39 d. 06/12 Ready, Shelia McMullen ‘51 d. 05/17 Staehle, Clara Mosmann ‘41 d. 09/17


Parish, Martha Faus ‘47 d. 06/17 Weis, Eleanor Dillon ‘41 d. 09/04

BRENAU Carville, Doris Lasseigne ‘37 d. 01/18 Morrison, Ilione Schenk ‘47 d. 05/16 Schleussner, Bertha Mathews ‘41 d. 10/16 VandeNoord, Margaret Neal ‘42 d. 02/17

DELTA STATE Holder, Angela Hart ‘84 d. 10/13



Scott, Alice Byall ‘43 d. 07/17 Williams, Virginia Vernon ‘47 d. 03/17

Ferren, Helen Frazee ‘51 d. 07/17 Updike, Carolyn Fulton ‘57 d. 07/17


BUTLER Johnson, Ruthie Cabalzer ‘40 d. 07/16 Matzke, Jacqueline Braun ‘47 d. 11/13




Fossum, Nora Mann ‘58 d. 07/17 Teich, Nancy ‘66 d. 09/17 Willkie, Nancy Zwickel ‘46 d. 04/17

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Graham, Peggy Svoboda ‘73 d. 06/17 Taylor, Margaret Lakin ‘85 d. 11/17

IOWA Brown, Elizabeth Calta ‘82 d. 09/17 Fane, Cathie Chandler ‘64 d. 11/17 Johnson, Linda ‘70 d. 01/08 Mapes, Anita Beattie ‘44 d. 01/17 Palme, Betty Garten ‘52 d. 09/17 Werling, Jean Cone ‘47 d. 10/16

IOWA STATE Gartner, Ann Clausen ‘57 d. 11/17 Loveall, Susan Walter ‘49 d. 06/17 O’Neil, Jane Crossan ‘41 d. 08/16 Ragland, Beverly Risk ‘61 d. 11/16 Renken, Kathryn Ohland ‘52 d. 07/17

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Horvath, Laura Hess ‘77 d. 09/15 Toot, Mary Tibbet ‘48 d. 05/15



Arturo, Julie ‘07 d. 01/17 Bornholm, Lucie Claytor ‘78 d. 07/17

Alden, Barbara Plumer ‘37 d. 05/10 Dormont, Eleanor Milligan ‘34 d. 03/16 Manning, Marjorie Jolivette ‘41 d. 04/17


Bigham, Shirley Beeler ‘58 d. 05/06 Ellifrit, Jean Anderson ‘51 d. 02/17 Jones, Mary Kindsvater ‘46 d. 12/17 Kent, Joan Burleigh ‘54 d. 05/17 Mitchell, Marjorie Scidmore ‘47 d. 10/13


Brown, Nancy Langmead ‘50 d. 04/17 Dollinger, Sunni Cox ‘68 d. 05/17 Flynn, Sarah ‘66 d. 09/16


Prohofsky, Diane ‘81 d. 07/15 Roy, Joan Lundquist ‘46 d. 02/17


Chestnut, Elizabeth Noel ‘45 d. 07/03 McMillen, Janice Austin ‘53 d. 12/16 Palmer, Jocelyn Swartz ‘48 d. 12/14 Smith, Ruth Pickett ‘54 d. 05/11

Johnson, Mildred Burns ‘35 d. 09/14 Shide, Marijo Loomis ‘47 d. 05/17

Bowen, Jean Gerber ‘61 d. 09/17 Cotter, Barbara Genre ‘52 d. 08/16 Keller, Margaret Andelman ‘64 d. 05/14



Carroll, Anne Harrison ‘45 d. 07/17 Caudill, Lynda Gray ‘69 d. 03/12 Clark, Virginia Raynor ‘44 d. 05/17

Harman, Harriet Denham ‘49 d. 04/16 Madison, Frances Patty ‘41 d. 04/16 Neely, Elizabeth Rowan ‘79 d. 12/17 Poole, Angela Roark ‘91 d. 08/16 Schabel, Carolyn Carpenter ‘40 d. 06/16



Greer, Betty Clouston ‘46 d. 12/16

Davis, Suzan Cox ‘59 d. 03/13 McDonald, Jean Vaughn ‘43 d. 11/17 Meyers, Leota Durham ‘50 d. 10/17 Niedringhaus, Jessie Putney ‘47 d. 12/17 Reich, Jane Fisher ‘47 d. 10/17 Wardlow, Betty English ‘40 d. 11/17 Zachman, Charlotte Jones ‘51 d. 04/17


LOUISIANA STATE Atkinson, Dale Gay ‘35 d. 08/05 Daugherty, Maggie Burke ‘05 d. 11/17 Walker, Jane Trust ‘47 d. 01/16

LOUISIANA/LAFAYETTE Callender, Patricia Dycus ‘61 d. 06/17

MAINE Carter, Joyce Ramsay ‘40 d. 03/17

MARYLAND Smith, Kaley ‘14 d. 03/14 Beattie, Helen Crane ‘39 d. 12/15 Fritz, Ruth Talbert ‘46 d. 12/15 Klein, Pamela Fitzgerald ‘87 d. 07/17 Rothar, Grace Regus ‘53 d. 02/17

MIAMI/FLORIDA Cahill, Elizabeth Allen ‘50 d. 06/17 Jensen, Barbara Rohrer ‘56 d. 10/14 Peale, Patricia Crawford ‘56 d. 08/17


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Runge, Dorothea Dunagan ‘40 d. 06/17 Whitney, Helen Woods ‘31 d. 07/09

Anderson, Judith MacDonald ‘57 d. 04/15 Downie, Betty Bekeny ‘50 d. 11/17 Fey, Catherine Rentsch ‘65 d. 05/17 Loss, Phyllis Bradford ‘47 d. 11/17 MacBrayne, Mildred Hubbs ‘34 d. 11/15

MICHIGAN Ross, Dorothy Whittemore ‘43 d. 06/16 Swanson, Jan Denham ‘49 d. 11/17

MICHIGAN STATE Frankowski, Lisa Geiger ‘80 d. 04/17 Hastings, Julianne Michalski ‘66 d. 12/17

Atkinson, Virginia ‘61 d. 07/17


OHIO WESLEYAN Cook, Helen Link ‘49 d. 07/17 McCormick, Marjorie Shaw ‘28 d. 05/07 Moore, Arline Miller ‘44 d. 12/17 Moseley, Nancy Camp ‘49 d. 08/17 Vanas, Helen Masters ‘38 d. 05/95

OKLAHOMA Chancellor, Suzanne Patterson ‘44 d. 10/17 Gilbert, Betty Gafford ‘44 d. 01/18 Gray, Mary Nichols ‘44 d. 04/17 Hamm, Mary Sarber ‘47 d. 06/17 Harrison, Judith Dalke ‘61 d. 07/15 Huckin, Freda Croom ‘45 d. 10/17 Johnson, Paula Hargraves ‘54 d. 10/17 Loard, Gretchen ‘86 d. 10/17 Mahone, Betty Abbott ‘43 d. 06/16 Richard, Sara Wallace ‘37 d. 01/18

OKLAHOMA STATE Elias, Mary Walker ‘65 d. 10/17

MONTANA Ayers, Jacqueline Thomas ‘57 d. 10/09 Cheetham, Freda Rosholt ‘39 d. 08/14 Emerson, Marian Bell ‘47 d. 02/16 Golder, Violet Degolier ‘45 d. 02/12 Restad, Irene Caras ‘42 d. 06/17 Schott, Dorothy Trzcinski ‘50 d. 01/16 Swanson, Janet McGuire ‘50 d. 11/15




Black, Martha Robbins ‘31 d. 07/12 Hoaglin, Jane Davis ‘39 d. 01/95 Sax, Shirley Anderson ‘52 d. 10/16

Brissenden, Marjorie Fairclo ‘39 d. 05/16 Knutson, Anne Lampman ‘59 d. 04/15 Wiley, Elinor Dick ‘31 d. 02/17

NEBRASKA Blevins, Shari Lewis ‘56 d. 02/18 Degrow, Ruth Grant ‘40 d. 09/17 Gaard, Beverly Weichel ‘42 d. 11/17 Hamilton, Rachael Lock ‘41 d. 01/18 Means, Marianne Hansen ‘53 d. 12/17

NEVADA Hanchett, Phyllis Snyder ‘45 d. 07/17 Harrison, Mary Potashnick ‘50 d. 07/17 Markham, Patricia Thomas ‘43 d. 09/16 Sullivan, Nedine Fagg ‘52 d. 01/18

NEW MEXICO Lewis, Carol Haviland ‘49 d. 03/16 NORTH CAROLINA Spalding, Anne Gowen ‘51 d. 08/17

Delker, Judith Morris ‘60 d. 10/17 Fairclo, Ann Stevenson ‘45 d. 09/15 Husen, Marilyn Miller ‘44 d. 11/17 Huycke, Gwendolyn Byers ‘27 d. 10/00 Vincenti, Beryl Clarke ‘22 d. 04/96 Williams, Joan Dean ‘51 d. 06/06

PACIFIC Jensen, Ann Gallagher ‘69 d. 02/17

PENNSYLVANIA Barrett, Loretta ‘61 d. 10/14 Blair, Margaret Perry ‘51 d. 08/17 Chisholm, Edith Griffiths ‘43 d. 09/17 Kubacki, Mary Stockler ‘38 d. 03/12 Luke, Marjorie Miller ‘36 d. 11/17 Masterman, Patricia Caterson ‘54 d. 01/17 Van Zandt, Joanne Dill ‘47 d. 04/17 Woodruff, Winnie Lamb ‘45 d. 10/17

PENNSYLVANIA STATE White, Priscilla Wasilko ‘58 d. 11/16 Convention 2018 The Trident


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Sternbeck, Beth Schmied ‘49 d. 12/17

Bandy, Missy Jones ‘62 d. 07/17 Calhoun, Sue Easley ‘51 d. 08/15 Hayes, Barbara Booz ‘53 d. 12/16 Hodges, Nancy Hippard ‘50 d. 12/17 Launey, Jeannette Cobb ‘36 d. 09/14 Lundquist, Cynthia Cobb ‘66 d. 07/17 Maresh, Mollie ‘89 d. 08/17 Nash, Dorothy Moore ‘45 d. 02/17 Schutts, Kathryn Lowdon ‘44 d. 09/17 Sullivan, Lynn ‘57 d. 06/17

PORTLAND STATE Coulson, Sharron Easley ‘61 d. 05/17

RANDOLPH-MACON Lawrence, Mary Woolford ‘32 d. 10/08 Price, Helen Coles ‘50 d. 11/13

RHODES Greenlee, Sara Bryant ‘49 d. 08/17

SAINT LAWRENCE Ackerman, Dorothy Blue ‘36 d. 10/03 Clifford, Eileen Ryan ‘52 d. 05/96

SOUTH CAROLINA Belser, Mary Johnson ‘38 d. 08/00 Bizzel, Elizabeth White ‘55 d. 12/11

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Grayson, Mary Hensler ‘38 d. 12/17

SOUTHERN METHODIST Bradley, Mary Peak ‘51 d. 07/17 Burgess, Jo Brindley ‘45 d. 07/16 Cochran, Mary Bergen ‘41 d. 05/14 Coe, Carolyn Van Camp ‘61 d. 10/16 Conner, Annie Pritchett ‘35 d. 04/17 Herron, Carolyn Henenberg ‘60 d. 05/12 Neely-Ranck, Marilyn Hawkins ‘58 d. 10/16 Palmer, Mary Myers ‘52 d. 12/17 Radford, Ellabelle ‘32 d. 08/95 Shaver, Suzanne Butler ’60 d. 09/17 Todd, Leonora Hawkins ‘55 d. 04/12 Wells, Elizabeth Moore ‘55 d. 06/12

SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI Davis, Carolyn Dearman ‘56 d. 12/17 Hays, Lillian Gayden ‘59 d. 03/13

SOUTHWESTERN Davis, Louise Crowder ‘49 d. 10/17 Dees, Joann Jones ‘48 d. 02/17 Harris, Ruth Knox ‘56 d. 07/17 Harris, Clellia Reese ‘37 d. 01/13 Henderson, Mary Wood ‘52 d. 07/17 Melbert, Catherine Walden ‘40 d. 01/17 Morse, Mary Dodd ‘46 d. 03/17 Winn, Sharron Marshall ‘64 d. 08/17





Anderson, Debra ‘71 d. 01/17 Cibley, Bonnie Weiner ‘06 d. 11/16

Baldwin, Hazel Wagoner ‘27 d. 11/98 Minzel, Ruth Robertson ‘27 d. 01/93



Adkison, Patricia ‘53 d. 06/15 Suggs, Mary Marasovich ‘44 d. 09/16

TOLEDO Chapman, Martha Crans ‘46 d. 09/05 Murtagh, Kathryn Sullivan ‘45 d. 09/17

Gyllenhaal, Linda Throckmorton ‘66 d. 03/17 Mortensen, Vicki Sailor ‘58 d. 06/94


Attersley, Mary ‘65 d. 10/17 Sutherland, Jean ‘46 d. 04/17

Atkinson, Jane ‘44 d. 09/16 Holland, Jo Ann Dotson ‘60 d. 07/17 Jensen, Patricia Bailey ‘65 d. 09/17 Wickham, Barbara Crovo ‘51 d. 03/17 Young, Katherine Christian ‘54 d. 05/17




Millenbruch, Patsy Miracle ‘53 d. 03/14

TULSA Laird, Dorothy Sottong ‘50 d. 01/18 Sears, Eleanor Hahn ‘43 d. 10/17

UTAH Hathaway, Larue Maw ‘43 d. 09/17 Johnson, Marjory Gray ‘42 d. 09/17 Neilson, Joan Butler ‘49 d. 01/13 Pendleton, Ruth Hunter ‘50 d. 10/17 Van Wagoner, Joy Beck ‘47 d. 08/03 Yarabeck, Kathryn Snow ‘41 d. 07/17

VANDERBILT Benz, Jeanne Stevens ‘41 d. 03/17 Fay, Bette Smith ‘41 d. 12/17 Ramsey, Ann Ross ‘32 d. 02/09 Strate, Agnes Hale ‘51 d. 12/16




Carlson, Jeanette Justus ‘55 d. 10/17 Dance, Beverly Sharpe ‘47 d. 10/17 Hardwick, Dr Ellen ‘67 d. 07/15 Lawhon, Betty Payne ‘58 d. 09/17 Murphy, Joan Perry ‘45 d. 11/17 Williams, Edith Pickell ‘49 d. 01/18

Brett, Jackie Steffan ‘51 d. 11/17 Dwinell, Barbara Sells ‘43 d. 10/17 Hinea, Marion Ford ‘42 d. 08/17 Kieburtz, Theodora Smith ‘28 d. 01/89 Porter, Jean Austin ‘62 d. 07/17 Prescott, Nancy White ‘46 d. 10/16


DeVleming, Genevieve Watson ‘47 d. 08/17 Fielding, Joyce Schofield ‘52 d. 11/17 Jones, Lois Sorensen ‘48 d. 11/17 Krekow, Edna Carnine ‘27 d. 11/05 Morse, Elizabeth Allan ‘42 d. 01/18 Snead, Kathryn lyon ‘31 d. 08/99 Joiner, Joanne Stoll ‘48 d. 01/99 Smith, Rosemary Hall ‘48 d. 07/14

Buell, Doris Perry ‘40 d. 02/17

Baxter, Frances MacDonald ‘43 d. 02/17 Nehl, Evelyn Hall ‘50 d. 01/11


Sykes, Deborah Douglas ‘74 d. 01/17


Baldwin, Marilyn Holden ‘44 d. 01/17 Brown, Sally Smith ‘50 d. 07/17 Carrico, Kathleen Ubelhart ‘74 d. 05/09 Madden, Barbara McGeever ‘45 d. 05/17 Margerum, Margaret Palmer ‘41 d. 12/16


Reder, Gingie Speckart ‘34 d. 03/13

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Arnold, Catherine Cavanaugh ‘52 d. 05/17 Blasch, Carol Evenson ‘55 d. 09/09 Drew, Lenora Garrett ‘42 d. 09/17 Johnson, Patricia Riley ‘66 d. 01/17 Mountan, Ann Field ‘53 d. 10/17 Stoffel, Catherine Williams ‘26 d. 01/96 Torresani, Jo Ellen Powles ‘82 d. 06/16

WYOMING Buckert, Jacquelyn Larsen ‘50 d. 01/18 Doerr, Vicki Hartman ‘60 d. 01/16 Drake, Ellen Hulme ‘40 d. 10/17 Harmer, Joan Bowen ‘49 d. 01/17 Turner, Jean Laughlin ‘63 d. 10/17 The list represents deceased members reported to Executive Office from Oct. 1, 2017, through March 7, 2018. To report a deceased member, send name, date deceased, chapter, married name and name and address of closest living relative to The Trident at Executive Office. See contact information on page 5. Copyright 2018 Delta Delta Delta Fraternity











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