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Delta Zeta Founder - Alfa Lloyd Hayes, 1880-1962, served as the Sorority's first NPC representative and was Historian from 1912-1916. She presided at installations and initiations of early chapters and helped found the first alumnae chapter in Indianapolis. Her 1908 wedding to Orison Hayes took place in a Miami Univ. campus auditorium that was built by her father. Her attendants were Delta Zeta sisters attired in rose and green. Alfa Lloyd Hayes became part of the Flame Eternal in March…

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Delta Zeta Founder - Julia Bishop Coleman, 1881-1959. A lifelong diarist, she provided many of the stories about Delta Zeta's first year that have been handed down for a century. A reproduction of Julia's diary was given as a Convention favor in 1985. Julia graduated from Miami University in 1904, serving her class as vice president and poet. She served a term as National President from 1924 to1926. She entered the Flame Eternal in 1959.

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Elizabeth “Bess” Coulter Stephenson, Miami University - Elizabeth “Bess” Coulter was the first woman to be pledged to Delta Zeta. Bess was approached by Founder Anne Simmons in the main hall of Miami University in 1903 and asked to become a member of the new Sorority, the first on Miami’s campus. As a collegian, she served on the Miami Student newspaper, played for the women’s basketball team and was active in the newly-formed Y.W.C.A.

Delta Zeta Founder: Anne Simmons Friedline, 1879-1932. Anne married Justus Friedline in 1909 and moved to Colorado Springs, CO. She served as Alumnae VP during Julia Bishop Coleman's presidency and was elected National President in 1926. She refused a second term to care for her ailing husband, but following his death, turned her energies toward the Sorority, serving as Iota Chapter housemother in 1929-30. She was to take a similar position in CO, but unexpectedly passed in September…

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Delta Zeta Founder - Julia Bishop Coleman, 1881-1959. Julia Bishop Coleman's contributions to Delta Zeta, from the earliest moments and continuing throughout her life, are unique among the Founders. She was the only one to marry a college sweetheart who witnessed the events leading to the Sorority's founding; she is the only one to have daughters who both became Convention initiates; and she was the only one to return to school in that critical year, 1903.