Significant Sigma Kappas

  • Members of Sigma Kappa have excelled in their fields, advanced their scholarly interests, and have helped make the world a better place in humanitarian terms. Some, recognized as being “first,” were pioneers who opened fields of endeavor for women of today. They are all an inspiration and source of pride.

    While some are known internationally by colleagues in their chosen fields and others are well-known to members of the public, the knowledge that they are also Sigma Kappas is often an insight only Sigma Kappas share.

    Their fields of endeavor are diverse, and the following lists are meant to serve as a sampling of the diversity in Sigma Kappa excellence.

    Margaret Chase Smith Sarah Weddington Rhea Seddon Susan Eisenhower
    Alpha
    The first U.S. woman senator, first woman to sit in both houses of Congress and the first woman to represent Maine in either.
    Zeta Nu
    The first woman elected from Austin to be a member of the Texas House of Representatives.
    Lambda
    A physician and retired NASA astronaut. She is a three-flight veteran with more than 722 hours in space
    Epsilon Epsilon
    The granddaughter of former United States President Dwight Eisenhower and chairman Emeritus of the Eisenhower Institute.
    Anna C Harper Theresa Grantz NancyLopez AngelaStanford
    Lambda
    Won the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon 1931 and has won other numerous state and national tennis championships. 
    Theta
    The former head coach of the women’s basketball program at the University of Illinois, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and St. Joseph’s.
    Theta Xi
    A professional golfer with 48 LPGA Tour victories and three major championship wins to her name.
    Kappa Eta
    A professional golfer who currently competes on the LPGA Tour. She has six professional wins.
    Fay Burnett Ashley Huff  No Image  Virgie Hyman Cone
    Sigma
    The first nutritionist for Weight Watchers International. She wrote their first maintenance plan.
    Epsilon Epsilon
    A First Lieutenant in the United States Army was the first known sorority casualty in the current conflict in Iraq.
    Sigma
    President of the National Mental Health Association in 1986.
    Omega
    The first woman principal of a high school in Duval County Florida.
     Susan Johne  Judith Guest MaryJaneClark No Image
    Alpha Chi
    Kentucky State senator in 1994.
    Alpha Mu
    The author of Ordinary People, the first unsolicited manuscript to be accepted by Viking Press since 1949.
    Phi
    An American author of 13 suspense novels.
    Epsilon Epsilon
    Was on-board for the creation of Barney, the popular purple dinosaur featured on PBS, managing the worldwide publishing division.
     Lindsay Czarniak Nina Davuluri    
    Delta Rho
    American sports anchor and reporter and a SportsCenter anchor at ESPN.
    Alpha Mu
    Miss America 2014 winner and the first Indian American to be chosen as Miss America.