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1970-1980

Alpha Phi’s Centennial Celebration in 1972
An eventful century had passed since ten women decided to try the experiment of fraternity life, and in 1972, our Fraternity celebrated 100 years. At this time, there were ninety-four active collegiate chapters and 204 alumnae chapters. Omega (Texas) and Delta Mu (Purdue) were the largest collegiate chapters with over 120 members each, and some alumnae chapters numbered more than two hundred members.

For this eventful celebration, the Fraternity held a contest for all alumnae and collegians to design the Alpha Phi Centennial emblem. The contest winner was Irene Nielsen Kendall (Nu – Nebraska), whose design stylized the letters “Alpha” and “Phi” together with the dates 1872-1892. In the photo above, President Sara Ann Wheeler Hatton (1966-1970), displays the Alpha Phi Centennial emblem present in the program.
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