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Margaret Chase Smith, Alpha, was the first U.S. woman senator, first woman to sit in both houses of Congress. She was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award presented by President George Bush in July 1989.

Rhea Seddon, Lambda, serves as a mission specialist for NASA. Her first flight into space was aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1985. She took her Sigma Kappa badge on her flight into space.

Sarah Weddington, Zeta Nu, was the first woman elected from Austin to be a member of the Texas House of Representatives. Sarah later became President Jimmy Carter assistant. Her first book, A Question of Choice, detailed the Roe v. Wade case which she argued before the U.S. Supreme Court and won in 1973.

Anna Harper, Lambda, was inducted into the California Women Athletes Hall of Fame. She was a Wimbledon tennis champion in 1931 and has won other numerous state and national tennis championships.

Susan Johne, Alpha Chi, Kentucky State senator, 1994

Judith Guest la Vercombe, Alpha Mu, is the author of Ordinary People, the first unsolicited manuscript to be accepted by Viking Press since 1949, and has since become a motion picture.

Betty Jo Peacock Hay, Sigma, was president of the National Mental Health Association in 1986. She has received many awards for her contributions to higher education and children's mental health.

Margaret Andrew, Chi, was a distinguished pioneering experimental engineer and the first woman to graduate from The Ohio State University. As an inventor, Margaret secured two patents and was inducted into the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame.

Fay Burnett, Sigma, was the first nutritionist for Weight Watchers International. She wrote their first maintenance plan.

Linda Cross Dowdy, Epsilon Epsilon, is managing editor for The Lyons Group, the creator and owner of Barney, the popular purple dinosaur featured on PBS.

Theresa Grentz, Theta, has been the women's head basketball coach at the University of Illinois since 1995. Theresa led her team to 50 wins in 76 games in her first year. In 1997 they won the first-ever Big Ten title and appearances in the Sweet Sixteen in both 1997 and 1998.

Maitland Ward, Gamma Theta, rising star of Boy Meets World and formerly of CBS's The Bold and Beautiful, was an active sister at California State University, Long Beach.

Lauren Roman, Theta Zeta, was on "All My Children," from 1995 -1998. In 1999, she joined the cast of The Bold


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