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Arts, Entertainment & Broadcast Journalism

  Jill Arrington, Beta Tau-Miami
A former CBS Sports reporter
 Sabrina Bryan Sabrina Bryan, Zeta Iota-Chapman
Sabrina is an actress, singer, dancer and was one of the members of the Disney Channel musical group Cheetah Girls. (She played the character Dorinda.) Sabrina has performed on ABC's Dancing with the Stars and also has her own dance/fitness video for girls titled BYOU.
Cheryl Crawford, Eta-Akron
Broadway producer of hit plays Brigadoon, The Rose Tattoo, and Paint Your Wagon. Founder of Group Theater and Actor's Studio.

ann_daly.jpg  Ann Daly, Alpha Sigma-UCLA
DreamWorks Animation’s chief operating officer since October 2004. Previously, head of the animation division of DreamWorks.
 deffenbaugh_stacey.jpg Stacey Deffenbaugh, Gamma Rho-Wittenberg
“Good Morning Southwest Florida” anchor on WZVN-TV (ABC 7) in Naples/Fort Myers, Florida.

 frann_mary.jpg Mary Frann (1943-1998), Sigma-Northwestern
Her television roles included Joanna Loudon in CBS's Newhart (1982-1990) and Amanda Howard Peters on NBC's Days of Our Lives soap opera (1974-1979). She won the America's Junior Miss title in 1961.
 heaton.jpg Patricia Heaton, Epsilon-Ohio State
She currently stars as Frankie Heck on the ABC sitcom The Middle. Awards won: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy for Everybody Loves Raymond in 2000 and 2001, Q Award (Quality Television Awards) Best Actress in a Quality Television Series in 1999 and 2000. She has also been nominated for many other awards. 
 hill.jpg E.D. Tarbox Hill, Beta Eta-Texas
Anchor for Fox News Channel's live morning show Fox and Friends. Hill was also a contributing reporter for ABC News' Good Morning America since 1995, covering family issues.
  Dagney Hultgreen, Beta Eta-Texas
Former channel hostess for E! Entertainment Television.
  Debbie Turner Larson,
Alpha Nu-University of Southern California

Played Marta Von Trapp in the 1964 Julie Andrews’ classic The Sound of Music.
 lahti.jpg Christine Lahti,  Xi-Michigan
The Emmy Award winning actress portrayed Dr. Kate Austin in the CBS television show Chicago Hope. Her feature film debut was in 1979 with the lead role in And Justice For All. Other film credits include Swing Shift (1984), Just Between Friends (1986), Running on Empty (1988), Gross Anatomy (1989), Funny About Love (1990), and Leaving Normal (1992). She won an Oscar in 1996 for Best Short Live Action Film, Lieberman In Love, in which she starred and directed.
 lunden.jpg Joan Lunden,
Delta Eta-California State, Sacramento

Joan Lunden's: "Best known as former co-host of ABC's "Good Morning, America," Joan currently stars in "Behind Closed Doors with Joan Lunden" (A&E), a compelling weekly series that takes viewers on exclusive and explorative journeys, like life with the Cirque du Soleil and on a U-2 spy plane. She is the author of several books, including Joan Lunden's Healthy Living (Crown Publishers, April 1997). She is also the national spokesperson for MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
  Leslie McLaren, Beta Beta-Alberta
Miss Canada 1991.
  Kari Michaelson (Kari Kathleen Markussen)
Alpha Sigma-California, Los Angeles
Television actress; played the oldest daughter on the former television series Gimme A Break. She is currently working on In the Spotlight, a local cable talk show in California.
 mills.jpg Donna Mills, Iota-Illinois
Donna Mills' role as Abby Cunningham on CBS's Knots Landing lasted for nine seasons. She has recently worked on Fox's Melrose Place as Sherri Larson. Film credits include Play Misty for Me (1971), Fire! (TV, 1977), Runaway Father (TV, 1991), False Arrest (TV, 1991), and Remember (TV, 1993).
  Terry Murphy, Epsilon-Ohio State
Emmy Award-winning journalist; Former Co-Anchor of Hard Copy.
  Helen O'Gorman, Beta-Washington
Sculptor, painter, and botanist.
  Cristina Perez, Alpha Sigma-UCLA
She is a successful lawyer, television personality, radio host, entrepreneur/business owner, author and national columnist. She is the judge of Cristina’s Court. And, she is the author of Living by Los Dichos: Advice from a Mother to a Daughter.
 kyra_phillips.jpg Kyra Phillips, Alpha Nu-Southern California ,
News anchor and correspondent for CNN/U.S. Based in the network's world headquarters in Atlanta, Phillips anchors the weekday newscast Live From along with CNN's Miles O'Brien.Reported from the USS Abraham Lincoln.
 saint.jpg Eva Marie Saint, Beta Mu-Bowling Green
Her film debut was in "On the Waterfront" (1954) for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other film credits include Alfred Hitchcock's "North By Northwest" (1959), and "Grand Prix" (1966). Television credits include "Moonlighting" (1985) and "Titanic" (1996 mini-series).
  Holly Shand, Phi-Colorado
Former MTV's Road Rules constestant.
  Jennifer Smith,Gamma Xi-Texas Tech
Producer for CNN's Crossfire.
 spencer.jpg Susan Spencer, Beta Xi-Michigan State
Susan Spencer has been a staff correspondent for 48 Hours, a weekly single-topic news show on CBS, since 1993. Her career at CBS News began in 1977 as a reporter in its Washington bureau. She became a correspondent in 1978, then was named CBS News'
medical correspondent in 1986. She substituted as anchor of the CBS SUNDAY NIGHT NEWS beginning October 1987 and anchored the Sunday Edition of the CBS EVENING NEWS (1988-1989). She became CBS News' national correspondent in May 1989. Previous to joining 48 Hours, she became White House correspondent and the primary correspondent for "Eye on America."
 sweeney.jpg Julia Sweeney, Beta-Washington
Cast member of "Saturday Night Live" from 1990 to 1994, and made famous by the character, "Pat." Film credits include "It's Pat!" (1994), "Pulp Fiction" (1994), and "National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation" (1997). Julia also wrote and starred in the one-woman movie God Said Ha! (1999).

(photo courtesy of
Fox News Channel)
Anita Vogel, Alpha Nu-Southern California
Joined FOX News Channel (FNC) as Los Angeles based correspondent in October 2001. Before joining FNC, Vogel worked as a reporter/fill-in anchor at KCRA-TV (NBC) in Sacramento, CA, where she covered the California State Legislature and the Governor's Office. Prior to that, Vogel served as a reporter for WTLV-TV (NBC) in Jacksonville, FL where she was part of a team that earned an Edward R. Murrow and Regional Emmy award for Best Newscast. Also, she worked as a reporter for WJET-TV (ABC) in Erie, PA, where she was honored with a Pennsylvania Association of Broadcaster's award for Best Documentary. Vogel began her journalism career at ABC News in Washington, DC as a desk assistant for This Week with David Brinkley. 
  Liz Winstead, Lambda-Minnesota
Creator of Comedy Central's The Daily Show.

Authors and Publishing

  Marilyn Barrett, Beta Kappa-Kansas
Author of The Ten Biggest Legal Mistakes Women Can Avoid, she has also written multiple essays on tax law.
  Phyllis Battelle, Alpha Rho-Ohio Wesleyan
Nationally syndicated columnist and author of a book on Karen Ann Quinlan.
  Christine Clifford, Beta Chi-Denver
Author and motivational speaker, specializing in chronic illness, number therapy and recovery.
 clough_brenda_wang.jpg Brenda Wang Clough, Beta Nu-Carnegie Mellon
Brenda is a successful author who
writes science fiction, fantasy, and
occasionally non-fiction.
  Kate Coscarelli
Alpha Epsilon-Washington University, St. Louis
Best-selling author of Fame & Fortune and other romantic novels.
Heloise Cruse
Zeta Eta-Southwest Texas State
Best known for her Hints from Heloise column (syndicated in more than 500 newspapers in 20 countries), Heloise is the author of eight books and an undisputed expert on household advice.
Carolyn Englefield, Beta Mu-Bowling Green
Former Senior decorating editor for House Beautiful magazine and currently a freelance Producer for House & Garden, Elle Decor, Veranda, Vanity and House Beautiful Magazines stationed in Paris, France.
  Suzanne Farrow, Gamma Phi-Arizona State
Nationally syndicated cartoonist.
  Ellen Bromfield Geld, Chi-Cornell
  Donna Handly, Beta Pi-Willamette
Editor of Ms. magazine.


Jackie Martin, Rho-Syracuse
Became the first woman photo and art editor of the Washington Herald in 1931, and later served as a war correspondent and director of photo operations of the Marshall Plan.



Lauren Purcell, Beta Theta-Duke
Deputy Editor of Self magazine and recently wrote, Cocktail Parties, Straight Up!Easy Hors d’Oeuvres, Delicious Drinks, and Inspired Ideas for Entertaining with Style (with her sister Anne Purcell Grissinger). The book will be available October 2005. She has also written about food, entertaining and celebrities for Mademoiselle, American Health and Harper’s Bazaar, and she has had numerous television appearances.


Terry Tempest Williams, Beta Gamma-Utah
Nationally recognized environmental author of Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert (2001).

Business and Government

Edith Abbott, Kappa-Nebraska
First woman to become dean of a graduate school at an American university, the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, which developed under her leadership as the nation's first school of social work.
Grace Abbott (1878-1939), Kappa-Nebraska
The highest ranking woman in the United States government for over a decade as the head of the United States Children's Bureau from 1921-1934. She was the first woman to be nominated for a Presidential cabinet position—Secretary of Labor in the Herbert Hoover administration, and the first American sent to the League of Nations to represent the United States. Her work paved the way for programs such as the Federal Emergency Relief effort during the Depression, the Social Security Act, and UNICEF.
Kelly Ayotte, Alpha Chi-Penn State
Senator from New Hampshire; formerly New Hampshire's Attorney General

Carol Bellamy, Beta Lambda-Gettysburg
President and CEO of World Learning, an organization that focuses on enlightening U.S. youth about the world’s many and varied cultures. She was the former Executive Director of UNICEF (1995-2005), former Director of the U.S. Peace Corps (appointed by President Clinton) and former president of the New York City Council.
Molly Hering Bordonaro, Phi - Colorado
ppointed by President Bush as US Ambassador to Malta (2005).
  Patricia Lemay Burr,  
Beta Psi-University of Alabama
Administrator, Small Business Administration, appointed by President Carter.
  Ada Louise Comstock, Lambda-Minnesota
First full-time president of Radcliffe College, 1923-1943.

Rita Colwell, Beta Iota-Purdue
Chairman of Canon US Life Sciences, Inc. and Distinguished Professor both at the University of Maryland at College Park and at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a 2005 Purdue University Distinguished Alumni honoree.

Dr. Colwell was the first female to be named Director of the National Science Foundation (1998-2004).

Deborah Cook, Eta-Akron
Federal Judge for the Court of Appeals for the Sixth District.
Nancy Ann Min Deparle, Gamma Alpha-Tennessee, served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy in the administration of President Obama from January 2011 to January 2013. Previously, she served as the director of the White House Office of Health Reform.
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Jo Ann Herman Emerson, Alpha Rho-Ohio Wesleyan
U.S. Congressman, Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Susan Shannon Engeleiter, Omega-Wisconsin
First woman to head the
Small Business Administration.

Dorothy Felton, Alpha Omega-Arkansas
Former Atlanta State House of Representatives
  Mary Gladwin, Eta-Akron
Red Cross nurse who served in three wars from 1898 to 1919. For her work she was decorated by the United States, Russian, Japanese and Serbian governments.
  Jan Hart, Alpha Iota-Oklahoma
Former Dallas City Manager.
Melissa Hart,
Epsilon Delta-Washington & Jefferson College
U.S. Congresswoman, Pennsylvania
Sarah Tilghman Hughes (1896-1985),
Psi II-Goucher
Judge Sarah Tilghman Hughes was the first female federal judge, and the first woman to swear in a U.S. President (Lyndon B. Johnson, on the day of the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963). In 1961 she was appointed to the federal bench by President Kennedy, and in the 1930s she served two terms in the Texas House of Representatives.
  Merry Hull, Alpha Rho-Ohio Wesleyan
Her redesign of the basic construction of the glove in 1939 became the industry standard and is the design we wear today.
Mary Landrieu, Gamma Zeta-Louisiana State
U.S. senator, state of Louisiana, and immediate past Louisiana State Treasurer.
  Francess Lucas-Taucher,
Delta Lambda-Mississippi State
President of Millsaps College.
  Patti McGill Peterson, Alpha Chi-Penn State
Currently the Executive Director of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) and Vice President of the Institute of International Education (IIE). CIES, which administers the Fulbright Scholar Program and other high education programs, is part of IIE, which has developed partnerships between the public and private sectors to sponsor programs in education, science and technology, business, the environment and the arts.
  Gretchen P. Purcell, MD, Ph.D., Upsilon-Stanford
The first woman to graduate with MD and PhD degrees in medical informatics, a multi-disciplinary field that addresses problems in information management in biology and medicine. She is completing a pediatric surgery fellowship at Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital and in August 2006; she will begin as an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt.
  Cylda Stokes Rent, Gamma Mu-Florida State
President Emerita of Mississippi University of Women.
Ruth Bryan (Owen) Rohde (1885-1954),
The daughter of William Jennings Bryan, Ruth Bryan Owen became a member of the Seventy-first Congress in 1929 (as Florida's first woman elected to Congress),
and was re-elected to the Seventy-second Congress in 1931; during this time her proposals included designating the Florida Everglades as a national park and establishing a cabinet-level department to oversee the health and welfare of families and children. In 1933 President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed her Minister to Denmark; she was the first woman to represent the United States in so high a diplomatic post.
 Sharen Turney, Alpha Iota-Oklahoma Sharen Jester Turney, Alpha Iota-Oklahoma,
President and CEO of Victoria's Secret.
Kathleen “Kathy” Higdon Wilson, Mu-Missouri
Chairwoman of the National Women’s Political Caucus from 1981-1985. Lobbied on behalf of women’s issues including the proposed equal rights amendment to the right to an abortion.


  Judy Bell, Alpha Pi-Arizona
First female president of USGA (United States Golf Association).
Emilee Klein, Gamma Phi-Arizona State
Professional golfer, victories include: 1996 Ping Welch's Championship, 1996 Weetabix Women's British open Championship, 2001 Michelob Light Classic. Top 90 from 2001 money list through Asahi Ryokukun International Championship.
  Bonnie Lauer, Beta Xi-Michigan State
Professional golfer; named Rookie of the Year in 1977.
  Susan Nattrass, Beta Beta-Alberta
Became the first woman trap shooter in the Olympic Games in 1976 as a member of the Canadian Olympic team. She was named Canada's best athlete, male or female, amateur or professional, in 1981.
Jill Savery, Gamma-California, Berkeley
Member of the U.S. synchronized swimming team that won a gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
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Carin Cone Vanderbush, Gamma Sigma-Houston
A 1956 Olympic silver medalist (100m Back) and six-time world record swimmer. Vanderbush was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honor Swimmer in 1984.
  Anne White
Alpha Nu-Southern California
Nationally-ranked tennis player in 1980.


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