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Alpha Sigma Alpha's Interactive History

Alpha Sigma Alpha’s
Interactive History

Decade: 1950 - 1959X

Dallas Alumnae Chapter installed

The Dallas Alumnae Chapter was installed....
1950
Feb
14

Alumnae chapter handbook published

Alumnae in Action introduced by National Alumnae Director Evelyn G. Bell, ΠΠ, as the official handbook for alumnae chapters....
1950
Summer

Two chapters installed

Beta Tau Chapter, New York State College for Teachers (SUNY-Oswego), was installed on Oct. 13, and Beta Upsilon Chapter, Indiana State Teachers College (Indiana State University), was installed on Oct. 6....
1951

Alumnae chapters installed

Seven alumnae chapters were installed in 1951: Hartford Alumnae Chapter, CT, North Jersey Alumnae Chapter, Terre Haute Alumnae Chapter, IN, Erie Alumnae Chapter, PA, Kalamazoo Alumnae Chapter, MI, Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter and the Shr...
1951

Recognition of Eminence established

The Recognition of Eminence Award was established to honor those alumnae whose professional or community achievement has attracted recognition beyond the Alpha Sigma Alpha membership....
1951
August

Alpha Sigma Alpha’s Golden Anniversary

Alpha Sigma Alpha celebrated its Golden Anniversary; the Golden Anniversary Convention was held at Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, VA, in 1952....
1951
Nov
14

Alpha Sigma Alpha becomes member of National Panhellenic Conference

Alpha Sigma Alpha was officially welcomed as a full member of the National Panhellenic Conference. From this point, the Sorority had the right to establish chapters at any and all campuses meeting NPC qualifications....
1951
Nov
27

Mrs. Sharp arrives in Richmond

National President Wilma Wilson Sharp, ZZ (center), is greeted by Ella Pilkinton Adams, A (left), president of the Richmond Alumnae Chapter and Jean Raup Grady, BE (right), national registrar, at Byrd Airport in Richmond, Virginia. Mrs...
1951
Nov
27

Sorority’s first central office in New York

The Sorority’s first central office, now known as national headquarters, was established in Kenmore, NY....
1952

First history book published

The Years Behind Us: A History of Alpha Sigma Alpha was first published....
1952