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Tau Beta Sigma Historical Timeline

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1950
March 25, 1950

Tau Chapter installed at University of Houston

Tau Chapter installed at University of Houston

The Tau chapter (#19) was installed at the University of Houston on March 25, 1950. Tau Beta Sigma National Council members Frances Martin Lumley and Norma Eiring Parrish served as the installing officers. Charter members include: Eloise Faith Adams, Christine Isabelle Roos, Ruth Wanell McLain, Barbara Maxine Canant, Joyce Elaine..Read More

April 28, 1950

Upsilon Chapter installed at Eastern New Mexico University

Upsilon Chapter installed at Eastern New Mexico University

The Upsilon chapter (#20) was installed at Eastern New Mexico University on April 28, 1950. Future Kappa Kappa Psi Grant President Ronald D. Gregory’s wife served as the installing officer. Charter members include: Gloria Faye Caudle, Margaret Cole, Betty Crozier, Elizabeth Greene, Evelyn Hogue, Jo Ann Lackey, Grace Melendez, Jean..Read More

April 29, 1950

Chi Chapter installed at The Ohio State University

Chi Chapter installed at The Ohio State University

The Chi Chapter (#022) was installed at The Ohio State University on April 29th, 1950. Mrs William Revelli, wife to University of Michigan Director of Bands, was the installing officer. The Lambda Chapter at the University of Michigan was the Advising Chapter. Charter Members Include: Phyllis Mattern, Jean Kelly, Joan..Read More

April 30, 1950

Phi Chapter installed at Drury College

Phi Chapter installed at Drury College

The Phi Chapter (#21) was installed at Drury College on April 30,1950. Charter members include: Marilyn Addison, Anita Collier, Lela Fulbright, Fern Holmes, Dorothy Keltner, Jacqueline Leavitt, Rozella McDonald, Betty Peterson, Mary Ramsey, Mary Routh, Shirley Shields, Jenny Wrenn, Gertrude Rockwell, and A. Rockwell.

May 12, 1950

Alpha Alpha Chapter installed at Colorado State Teachers College of Education

Alpha Alpha Chapter installed at Colorado State Teachers College of Education

The Alpha Alpha Chapter (#25) was installed at University of Colorado on May 12, 1950. Lois Duncan from the Gamma Chapter served as the installing officer Charter members include: Elsie Bixby, Nola Bottger, Mildred Dillman, Dorothy Haeske, Alice Hovlicek, Mary Kurtzer, Alice Peterson, Betty Scott, Enid Vondy, Patricia Whittaker, Jacqueline..Read More

May 14, 1950

Omega Chapter installed at University of Arizona

Omega Chapter installed at University of Arizona

The Omega Chapter (#24) Installed at University of Arizona was installed May 14, 1950. The installing officer was Elizabeth Fain. Charter members include: Jean Amalong, Betty Snell, Juanita Prusha, Claire Chamberlain, Betty Horst, Gwendolyn Noon, Lois Broome, Edna Wyman, Ferris Kiehler, Abbie Bond, and Sally Hicks.

November 11, 1950

Psi Chapter installed at University of Arkansas

Psi Chapter installed at University of Arkansas

The Psi chapter (#23) was installed at the University of Arkansas on November 11, 1950. Tau Beta Sigma National President Dorothy Nichols and Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma National Executive Secretary A. Frank Martin served as the installing officers. Charter members include: Jeannine (Hartley) Bankstone, Vivian Marie Jorgensen,..Read More

1951
February 4, 1951

Alpha Beta Chapter installed at University of Tulsa

Alpha Beta Chapter installed at University of Tulsa

The Alpha Beta chapter (#26) was installed at the University of Tulsa on February 4, 1951. Tau Beta Sigma National President Dorothy Nichols served as the installing officer. Charter members include: Elizabeth Ellen Haines, Mary Oleta Worden, Gayle Bossard, Florine Phillips, Sylvia K. Boettcher, Neva Williams, Alpha Savenius, Ramona F...Read More

February 25, 1951

Alpha Gamma Chapter installed at Kent State University

Alpha Gamma Chapter installed at Kent State University

The Alpha Gamma Chapter (#027) was installed at Kent State University on February 25th, 1951. National Executive Director A. Frank Martin was the Installing Officer. The Chi Chapter at The Ohio State University was the Advising Chapter. Charter Members Include: Alice Emmett, Adelaine Metcalf, Kathryn McGrail, Miriam Derks, Jean Fritchley,..Read More

May 5, 1951

Alpha Epsilon Chapter installed at Midwestern University

Alpha Epsilon Chapter installed at Midwestern University

The Alpha Epsilon chapter (#29) was installed at Midwestern State University on May 5, 1951. Kappa Kappa Psi Board of Trustees Chair D.O. Wiley served as the installing officer. Charter members include: Regina M. Oliver, Bettieloyd Green, Norma Jean Willen, Katy Merle Sumrall, Mary Jo Kennedy, Nancy Mitchell, Dorothy Cox,..Read More

May 12, 1951

Alpha Zeta Chapter installed at Southern Methodist University

Alpha Zeta Chapter installed at Southern Methodist University

The Alpha Zeta chapter (#30) was installed at Southern Methodist University on May 12, 1951. Future Tau Beta Sigma Board of Trustees Member Norma Moore served as the installing officer. Charter members include: Zelda Sandler, Geneva Redwine, Bonnie Resler, Gailya Reese, Anita Carlin, Eva Huffman, Aline King, Elizabeth Pittman, Lucia..Read More

May 17, 1951

Alpha Eta Chapter installed at Abilene Christian College

Alpha Eta Chapter installed at Abilene Christian College

The Alpha Eta chapter (#31) was installed at Abilene Christian University on May 17, 1951. Abilene Christian University Band Director Robert E. Holland served as the installing officer. Charter members include: Fredlena Johnson, Margaret Sue D’Spain, Patricia Nommi Stanyer, Robert Emory Holland, Peggy Jean Davis, Shirley Janice Davis, Jane Roslyn..Read More

June 4, 1951

Alpha Theta Chapter installed at North Dakota Agricultural College

Alpha Theta Chapter installed at North Dakota Agricultural College

The Alpha Theta Chapter (#32) was installed at the North Dakota Agricultural College on June 4, 1951. Charter members include: Harriet Amble, Janice Auman, Barbara Crank, Carol Gray, Phyllis Hans, Edith Hawkins, Barbara Lazenby, Patricia Lazenby, Lila Lucas, Marilyn Meier, Jane Preuss, Beverly Selland, Judy Souers, Ardyn Thurn, Betty Topp,..Read More

July 28, 1951

Alpha Delta Chapter installed at Ohio University

Alpha Delta Chapter installed at Ohio University

The Alpha Delta Chapter (#28) was installed at Ohio University on July 28th, 1951. Tau Beta Sigma Past National President, Dorothy Allen Nicols, served as the installing officer. The Lambda Chapter at the University of Michigan and the Chi Chapter at the Ohio State University served as Advising Chapters. The..Read More

July 29, 1951

4th National Convention held at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN

4th National Convention held at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN

The 4th Biennial Convention of Tau Beta Sigma was held at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. The following members were elected to the National Council and Board of Trustees and served until June 28, 1953: National President: Frances Martin Lumley (Alpha) National First Vice President: Frances Brockman (Epsilon) National Second..Read More

1952
February 2, 1952

Alpha Iota Chapter installed at University of Minnesota

Alpha Iota Chapter installed at University of Minnesota

The Alpha Iota Chapter (#33) was installed at University of Minnesota on February 2, 1952. Charter Members include Emmy Weir, Marian Knudson, Nancy Sawtelle, Mary Everson, Helen Anacker, June Sorenson, Glenice Churchill, Mary Farrier, Eugenia Forster, Ella Gustavson, Lois Indihar, Donna Johnson, Carol Lothringer, Louella Lund, Marlis Hanson, Ethel Laskey,..Read More

May 3, 1952

Alpha Kappa Chapter installed at Ricks College

Alpha Kappa Chapter installed at Ricks College

The Alpha Kappa Chapter (#34) Installed at Ricks College on May 3, 1952. The installing officer was Ronald Gregory, Kappa Kappa Psi National Officer. The installing chapter was Omicron at the University of Utah. Charter members include: Tessie Schiers, Adele Shuldberg, Claudean Lewis, Nita, Kearsley, Lynne Crofts, Ilene Crofts, Pat..Read More

May 4, 1952

Alpha Mu Chapter installed at Municipal University of Wichita

Alpha Mu Chapter installed at Municipal University of Wichita

The Alpha Mu chapter (#36) was installed at the Municipal University of Wichita on May 4, 1952. National President Frances Martin served as the installing officer, and members of the Alpha and Alpha Beta chapters performed the Ritual and Installation Ceremony.  Charter members of the Alpha Mu chapter include:Patricia Bauman,..Read More

May 10, 1952

Alpha Lambda Chapter installed at Louisiana State University

Alpha Lambda Chapter installed at Louisiana State University

The Alpha Lambda chapter (#35) was installed at Louisiana State University on May 10, 1952. Future Tau Beta Sigma Board of Trustees Member Norma Moore served as the installing officer. Charter members include: Suzanne Mouton, Margaret Catherine Alach, Anna Rose Bilbo, Dawn Cailloust, Rose Marie Carey, Beth Freeman, Barbara Herwig,..Read More

May 22, 1952

Alpha Nu Chapter installed at Panhandle Agricultural and Mechanical College

Alpha Nu Chapter installed at Panhandle Agricultural and Mechanical College

The Alpha Nu chapter (#37) was installed at Oklahoma Panhandle Agricultural and Mechanical College on May 22, 1952. William O. Latson served as installing officer. Charter members include: Texanna C. Barker, Alice Louise Clark, Doretta Davison Gregory, Ann Lynell Dawson, Arliss Lorene Lake, Geraldine F. Payne, Mary Anita Miller, Patricia..Read More

November 7, 1952

Alpha Xi Chapter installed at Bowling Green State University

Alpha Xi Chapter installed at Bowling Green State University

The Alpha Xi Chapter (#38) was installed at Bowling Green State University on November 7th, 1952. Mrs. William Revelli served as the Installing officer. The Lambda Chapter at the University of Michigan was the Advising Chapter. Charter Members Include: Joan Barnhill, Margaret Wepler, Nancy Abbott, Patricia Borchard, Barbara Herbner, Laura..Read More

November 21, 1952

Alpha Omicron Chapter installed at Sam Houston State Teachers College

Alpha Omicron Chapter installed at Sam Houston State Teachers College

The Alpha Omicron chapter (#39) was installed at Sam Houston State Teachers College on November 21, 1952. Kappa Kappa Psi 2nd Vice President Donald I. Moore’s wife served as installing officer. Charter members include: Vera Mae Boenig, Jean (Winkelmann) Reyna, Lila (Clanton) Peters, Paula Wallace, Florrie Bateman, Toinette Hillboldt, Pat..Read More

1953
February 16, 1953

Kappa Chapter re-installed at Texas Western College of The University of Texas

Kappa Chapter re-installed at Texas Western College of The University of Texas

The Kappa chapter (#10) was re-installed at the Texas Western College of The University of Texas on February 16, 1953. Charter members include: Norma Bachelor, Jan Cartney, Rita Daniel, Jerry Dickson, Alberta Dodson, Maria T. Garcia, Joyce Hilton, Gwen Randell, Danice Royer, Durae Soniat, Elizabeth Stauffenberg, Barbara Vanlandingham, Liz Woodul,..Read More

March 21, 1953

Alpha Rho Chapter installed at the University of South Dakota

Alpha Rho Chapter installed at the University of South Dakota

The Alpha Rho Chapter (#41) was installed at the University of South Dakota on March 21, 1953. Lucille Marks Served as the installing Officer. The Charter members include: Joanne Burges, Dorla Dries, Genevie Ernst, Velma Kucha, Ita Loe, Carol McManis, Pat Miller, Margaret Montgomery, Sally Olson, Choice Pier, Barbara J...Read More

March 21, 1953

Alpha Pi Chapter installed at Nebraska State Teachers College at Wayne

Alpha Pi Chapter installed at Nebraska State Teachers College at Wayne

The Alpha Pi Chapter (#40) was installed at Nebraska State Teachers College at Wayne on March 21, 1953. Charter members include; Darlene Anderson, Dorothy Byers, Jolene Benning, Jo Hemenway, Helen Hopkins, Mary Hume, Karol Kay, Billee Leonard, Rosemary Meysenberg, Darlene Murphy, Phyllis Oblander, Jo Pack, Pearlene Stading, Marion Vollenweider, Emily..Read More