Here at EO, we've heard some pretty interesting versions of Tri Delta history over the years. Everything from alleged sisters to facts about our badge to company names that supposedly have something to do with us - they're all rumors that have been thrown around out there in Delta-land. So this year, we're setting the record straight. Follow along as we tell you what's true and what's just wishful thinking.
Kelly was a Tri Delta. She even wore her badge when she married Prince Rainier
Grimaldi III of Monaco.
FALSE. We would love for this to be true, really we would. Unfortunately, it's not. Grace did not attend college, choosing instead to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. This means she never had the opportunity to be a sister or get herself a Stars & Crescent badge to wear in her wedding. We're not really sure how this one got started, but hopefully we can put it to rest.
- When Neil Armstrong placed the flag on the
moon, he attached his wife's Tri Delta badge.
FALSE. Aside from the fact that Mr. Armstrong did not actually place any badges on the moon (including his from Phi Delta Theta), his wife is actually a member of Alpha Chi Omega. Capt. Alan Bean's wife is a Tri Delta (Sue Ragsdale Bean, Texas), but he did not place a badge on the flag either. Additionally, the flag on the moon is actually made of plastic, which would make pinning a badge to it incredibly difficult.
- Katie Couric , Deborah Norville, and Hoda Kotb
are all proud Tri Delta sisters.
TRUE. It would appear that Delta Delta Delta has a monopoly on producing anchors for the most-watched morning news show in America. Katie (Beta Sigma), Deborah (Alpha Rho), and Hoda (Beta Nu), are all proud sisters, in addition to being current or former anchors for Today. Additionally, they have all been named as Women of Achievement in 2002, 2006, and 2008, respectively.
What are some Tri Delta myths you've heard? Let us know here, and we'll confirm or deny them throughout 2012.