Delta Iota, Arkansas, celebrated their Centennial in grand style on the weekend of November 1-3. Fraternity president, Phyllis Grissom spoke to a group of over 400 collegiate Delta Iota members and noted, "The celebration really highlighted the dedication and loyalty that Delta Iota alumnae feel for their school and their chapter. Being with sisters in a reunion setting is probably one of my most favorite Tri Delta events. It was an honor to share in the warm and welcoming sisterhood of the Arkansas chapter".
Attendance for the Friday night event totaled 960 collegiate and alumnae making it one of the largest gatherings of Tri Deltas ever. Guests attending were two Delta Iota members from the class of 1942, Mary Carolyn Cherry Pendleton from Fayetteville and Charlene Majors Springgate from Katy, TX. They have been best friends since their collegiate days as Tri Delta sisters!
In the Tri Delta spirit of giving, the proceeds from the Centennial weekend will help establish the new Delta Delta Delta Centennial Scholarship. The committee announced an initial donation of $10,000! Support was also given to St Jude Children's Hospital in the form of a Centennial Walk which raised over $5,300.
The best part of the weekend was the laughter, hugging, smiles and memories relived. Great weekend, great fall foliage and wonderful remembrances of how Delta Delta Delta played a big part in members' college experience.