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Janice Crandall and Dr. Condoleezza Rice Photograph, July 2000

Janice Crandall and Dr. Condoleezza Rice Photograph, July 2000

National President Janice Crandall (Beta Epsilon, Michigan State University) introduces Dr. Condoleezza Rice (Gamma Delta, University of Denver) to speak at the 2000 National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Rice Still Stretching Her Horizons Newspaper Clipping, c. 1992-93

Rice Still Stretching Her Horizons Newspaper Clipping, c. 1992-93

This article discusses the work of Dr. Condoleeza Rice (Gamma Delta, University of Denver) in the George H.W. Bush administration and as a professor at Stanford University; a photo of Rice is included. The second portion of the article discusses her political aspirations, childhood and impact in Washington, as well as quotes about various foreign policy subjects.

Julie Brown Confident of Good Run in Trials Newspaper Clipping, c. 1983

Julie Brown Confident of Good Run in Trials Newspaper Clipping, c. 1983

This article discusses the prospects of distance runner Julie Brown (Alpha Psi, UCLA) in the women's U.S. Olympic marathon trials.

Julie Brown Receiving Award of Achievement Photograph, 1985

Julie Brown Receiving Award of Achievement Photograph, 1985

Olympic distance runner Julie Brown (Alpha Psi, UCLA) stands at the podium after winning the Award of Achievement at the 1985 National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. Julie competed in the first-ever women's Olympic marathon in 1984.

Marcia DeRocco, Art Teacher and Sculptor, Dies Newspaper Clipping, c. June 23, 1987

Marcia DeRocco, Art Teacher and Sculptor, Dies Newspaper Clipping, c. June 23, 1987

Marcia DeRocco (Alpha Chi, Butler University), a famous sculptor and Award of Achievement winner. The newspaper clipping describes her notable career and loving connection to Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity.

Gamma Delta Chapter Photograph, c. 1972

Gamma Delta Chapter Photograph, c. 1972

Photo of Gamma Delta chapter members posed in front of chapter house. On the top step to the right you can see Dr. Condoleezza Rice, smiling with her chapter sisters.

Martha Baird Portrait Photograph, c. 1916

Martha Baird Portrait Photograph, c. 1916

Martha Baird (Zeta, New England Conservatory) was initiated in 1915. She placed first in the conservatory’s annual piano competition and then graduated summa cum laude from the conservatory's soloist program. That same year (1917), she made her debut in recital at Jordan Hall in Boston on November 17, garnering solid reviews from the arts sections of major newspapers, including The Boston Globe. She then pursued further advanced studies in Berlin, Germany with the legendary pianist Artur Schnabel. Her third and final marriage – to John D. Rockefeller Jr. – enabled her to take her philanthropic work to even greater heights. On the day of her marriage (August 15, 1951) she was given a sizable trust fund by Rockefeller, which she used to establish the Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund for Music in 1957. When her third husband died in 1960, she then redirected a significant portion of her $48 million inheritance to that fund. In operation until 1982, the Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund for Music provided critical scholarship and grant support to solo artists and ensembles for a quarter of a century before it was dissolved.

Winifred Byrd Continues Her Sensational Pianistic Success Flier, 1923

Winifred Byrd Continues Her Sensational Pianistic Success Flier, 1923

This flier contains positive reviews for concerts by pianist Winifred Byrd (Zeta, New England Conservatory).

Dr. Condoleezza Rice in the White House Photograph, c. 2001

Dr. Condoleezza Rice in the White House Photograph, c. 2001

Dr. Condoleezza Rice joined Alpha Chi Omega at the Gamma Delta chapter at the University of Denver. Until her senior year, she was the only African American member of the chapter. She was 19 years old when she graduated cum laude from the university in 1974. She was named Outstanding Senior Woman and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Mortar Board. She earned a master's from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of International Studies. In 1993, she became Stanford University’s first woman provost and served in that position until 1999. In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed her national security advisor. Rice later was named the U.S. Secretary of State, the first black woman to serve in that capacity. A professor, consultant and author, she has won many awards. She is an articulate speaker, accomplished pianist and a football aficionado. She received Alpha Chi Omega's Award of Achievement in 1990.

Gail Sheehy Portrait Photograph

Gail Sheehy Portrait Photograph

Gail Henion Sheehy (Alpha Iota, University of Vermont) was initiated in 1955. An American author, journalist and lecturer, she wrote 17books, even having a movie made based on her book "Hustling" in 1975. She also wrote numerous high-profile articles for magazines such as New York Magazine and Vanity Fair. She won the Award of Achievement in 1985.