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Alpha Sigma Alpha's Interactive History

Alpha Sigma Alpha’s
Interactive History

Category: Shining StarsX

A growing sisterhood

The first initiation was held Jan. 3, 1903. Hattie Kelly Thomas, Louise Pettigrew Price and Louise Gordon Baskerville became the newest members of Alpha Sigma Alpha. The second initiation was held Jan. 29, 1903. Lucy Hannah Daniel, Edn...
1903
Jan
03

Alpha Sigma Alpha meets Ida Shaw Martin

Alpha Sigma Alpha began communicating with Ida Shaw Martin, founder of Delta Delta Delta, who at the time was editing The Sorority Handbook. Ida would later become a shining star in the Sorority, becoming an honorary member, national...
1904
Fall

First grand council

The following women were elected as members of grand council: Edna Elcan Jones, A, grand president; Jeanne Pelham, Γ, grand vice president; Effie Mealy, B, grand secretary; Lucy Hannah Daniel, A, grand historian; and Anna Thraves, Γ,...
1905
December 2-3

The Sorority’s second national president

Lina Wakefield Mattison, Γ, elected as national president. She served until 1912....
1908
Summer

Susan Duane Galt elected national president

Susan Duane Galt, Γ, was elected national president. She would serve until 1914...
1912
June

Ida Shaw Martin elected national president

Ida Shaw Martin was officially elected national president. She would serve as national president until 1930....
1914
Nov
28

Wilma Wilson Sharp elected

The convention body elected Wilma Wilson Sharp as national president. Mrs. Sharp, a charter member of Zeta Zeta Chapter, went on to serve 17 years as national president, the longest in the history of Alpha Sigma Alpha to date....
1930
Jul
03

Evelyn Bell elected national president

Evelyn G. Bell, Pi Pi, was elected as national president. She served until 1941....
1936
Aug
21

Emma Coleman Frost receives Wilma Wilson Sharp Award

Emma Coleman Frost was honored with the Wilma Wilson Sharp Award in 1945. She was the third recipient of this award. For Alpha Sigma Alpha, Emma served as the national alumnae secretary, 1947-48 and national alumnae organizer, 1948-53....
1945
Nov
01

The first recipient of the Recognition of Eminence Award

The first Recognition of Eminence Award was presented to Dr. Ethel J. Alpenfels, BB, an internationally known authority on anthropology and social behavior. Ethel received numerous awards throughout her distinguished career, including ...
1952
Apr
08