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…

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…

Delta Zeta Founder - Alfa Lloyd Hayes, 1880-1962. Alfa Lloyd had already had a degree from the Oxford College for Women when she enrolled at Miami University in 1902, but her desire to be the best  in her profession, teaching, led her to pursue a degree in pedagogy. A born leader, it was natural that she associated with women of similar ideals and goals. She was elected Delta Zeta's first President, serving from 1902 to 1912, and her birthday, October 24, was set as Founders Day.

Delta Zeta Founder - Alfa Lloyd Hayes, 1880-1962. Alfa Lloyd had already had a degree from the Oxford College for Women when she enrolled at Miami University in 1902, but her desire to be the best in her profession, teaching, led her to pursue a degree in pedagogy. A born leader, it was natural that she associated with women of similar ideals and goals. She was elected Delta Zeta's first President, serving from 1902 to 1912, and her birthday, October 24, was set as Founders Day.

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.

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 - 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.

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.

Julia Bishop Coleman, a founder of Delta Zeta Sorority, also served as a P.E.O. State President. http://wp.me/p20I1i-iu #PEO #PEOInternational #DeltaZeta

Julia Bishop Coleman, a founder of Delta Zeta Sorority, also served as a P.E.O. State President. http://wp.me/p20I1i-iu #PEO #PEOInternational #DeltaZeta

Pat Priest, right, Alpha Chi (UCLA); actress in "The Munsters" TV show of the 1960s as the pretty blonde cousin, Marilyn. Legacy of Ivy Baker Priest (Stevens), Alpha Chi, second female Treasurer of the United States under President Dwight D. Eisenhower, pictured (center) with her two daughters, Nancy and Pat Priest. Pat also starred in the Elvis Presley film "Easy Come, Easy Go" (1967).

Pat Priest, right, Alpha Chi (UCLA); actress in "The Munsters" TV show of the 1960s as the pretty blonde cousin, Marilyn. Legacy of Ivy Baker Priest (Stevens), Alpha Chi, second female Treasurer of the United States under President Dwight D. Eisenhower, pictured (center) with her two daughters, Nancy and Pat Priest. Pat also starred in the Elvis Presley film "Easy Come, Easy Go" (1967).

Delta Zeta Founder Julia Bishop Coleman, had two DZ legacies. Her oldest daughter, Mary Coleman, was the 1933 Convention Initiate. And in 1936 her younger daughter, Jean Coleman Lisle, pictured here with her mother as a girl, was also a Convention Initiate.

Delta Zeta Founder Julia Bishop Coleman, had two DZ legacies. Her oldest daughter, Mary Coleman, was the 1933 Convention Initiate. And in 1936 her younger daughter, Jean Coleman Lisle, pictured here with her mother as a girl, was also a Convention Initiate.

Leggy lady: The 38-year-old model is seen posing in front of a series of opulent decorations and antique furniture as she models the dark designs littered with metallic detail

Kate Moss swaps boho chic for Italian elegance as the new face of Salvatore Ferragamo

Leggy lady: The 38-year-old model is seen posing in front of a series of opulent decorations and antique furniture as she models the dark designs littered with metallic detail

@DeltaZetaNatl: #TBT Among the Convention attendees at the 1912 Convention at Winona Lake, Indiana were Mabelle Minton, Ada May Burke, and Alfa Lloyd.  Almost 100 years later 2014 Delta Zeta Convention attendees are sure to be taking a dip at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort!

@DeltaZetaNatl: #TBT Among the Convention attendees at the 1912 Convention at Winona Lake, Indiana were Mabelle Minton, Ada May Burke, and Alfa Lloyd. Almost 100 years later 2014 Delta Zeta Convention attendees are sure to be taking a dip at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort!

Delta Zeta Founder - Mary Collins Galbraith, 1879-1963. In 1911 she accepted a position in Columbus, Ohio, and was responsible for the establishment of the Theta Chapter at Ohio State University. Her granddaughter, Carolyn Galbraith Thompson, was later an initiate of the Theta Chapter. An adventuresome person, she worked and studied in Wyoming and Michigan before marrying George Galbraith in 1919. She became part of the Flame Eternal in 1963 at age 84.

Delta Zeta Founder - Mary Collins Galbraith, 1879-1963. In 1911 she accepted a position in Columbus, Ohio, and was responsible for the establishment of the Theta Chapter at Ohio State University. Her granddaughter, Carolyn Galbraith Thompson, was later an initiate of the Theta Chapter. An adventuresome person, she worked and studied in Wyoming and Michigan before marrying George Galbraith in 1919. She became part of the Flame Eternal in 1963 at age 84.

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