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Epsilon Iota

Duquesne University

Apr 4th, 1970

Founding Date

April 4th and 5th was a beautiful spring weekend for the installation of Epsilon Iota. The inspirational ceremony took place Friday evening at the university with the members of Beta Omega (Kent State), chapter advisors and alumnae present. Initiation was held in the Student Union Saturday morning, with Beta Omega the installing chapter, and was followed by a model chapter meeting.


Saturday evening the new initiates were honored at a banquet at the William Penn Hotel. Collegiate members from Beta Omega, Beta Iota and Delta Phi as well as alumnae were present. Elizabeth Fairchild Brady (Eta-Boston), District Governor, served as toastmistress, and Miss Camille Walton, Assistant to the Dean of Women, extended a welcome to the new chapter from the university. Mary Carr Boyd (Omicron-Missouri), Director of Extension, gave the welcome from Alpha Phi, and Sally Betts, president of Beta Omega, represented all Alpha Phi collegians. Joy Flowers, president of Epsilon Iota, responded for the chapter. Special recognition was given to Dorothy Gross Engelder, Beta Alpha charter member and 50-year member. Frances Rauch Marti (Alpha-Syracuse), Director of Chapters-East, gave the main address. Collegiate initiates were introduced by Bette Giordano (Delta Gamma-Northern Colorado), Extension Coordinator, and gifts were presented to the new chapter by Barbara Goen Pray (Gamma Alpha-San Diego State), District Alumnae Chairman. Acknowledgement of other gifts was given by Nancy DeWitt Elmer (Gamma Omicron-Drake), chapter advisor. The Loving Cup ceremony was conducted by Dorry Morgan Effron (Beta Chi-Bucknell), Scholarship Administrator. 


Sunday morning the initiates attended church services at the Duquesne Chapel. That afternoon a reception for parents and friends was held at the William Penn Hotel, and the charter was presented to Epsilon Iota by Mary Carr Boyd.