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Delta Kappa Gamma Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_Kappa_Gamma

Delta Kappa Gamma
ΔΚΓ
The crest of Delta Kappa Gamma.png
FoundedMay 11, 1929; 93 years ago (1929-05-11)
University of Texas at Austin
TypeProfessional, non-collegiate
AffiliationIndependent
EmphasisWomen Educators
ScopeInternational
MottoLeading Women Educators
Member badgeThe pin or key of Delta Kappa Gamma.png
Colors  Red and   Green
SymbolRose
FlowerRed Rose
PublicationBulletin Journal
   DKG News
Chapters500 ?
Headquarters416 West 12th Street
Austin, TX 78701
US
WebsiteOfficial website

Delta Kappa Gamma (ΔΚΓ) is a professional society for women educators.

History[edit]

The society was founded on May 11, 1929, at the Faculty Women’s Club at the University of Texas, Austin, Texas. The idea was conceived by Annie Webb Blanton, member of the faculty of the University of Texas and a former state superintendent of public instruction in Texas. Eleven women educators from Texas were initiated: Mamie Sue Bastian, Houston, Texas; Ruby Cole, San Antonio, Texas; Mabel Grizzard, Waxahachie, Texas; Anna Hiss, Austin, Texas; Ray King, Fort Worth, Texas; Sue King, Fort Worth, Texas; Helen Koch, Austin, Texas; Ruby Terrill Lomax, Austin, Texas; Cora M. Martin, Austin, Texas; Lalla M. Odom, Austin, Texas; Lela Lee Williams, Dallas, Texas.[1]

Organizational structure[edit]

The society is structured in three levels: local chapters, state, and international organizations. Its Constitution and Standing Rules govern activities at all levels. Member countries as of October 2020 are the United States, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Mexico, Finland, Guatemala, Iceland, The Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Great Britain, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Germany, Estonia, Panama, and Japan.[2]

The DKG Rose may be used as a simpler branding option than the official crest.

Symbolism and traditions[edit]

The red rose logo was developed in a recent rebranding effort.

The colors of the Society are Red and Green.[3]

Notable members[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History". www.dkg.org. Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  2. ^ "About Us". www.dkg.org. Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  3. ^ Usage of various graphical properties is explained on the Society's "Use of Society Graphics PDF", accessed 12 December 2021.
  4. ^ Binheim, Max; Elvin, Charles A. (1928). Women of the West: A Series of Biographical Sketches of Living Eminent Women in the Eleven Western States of the United States of America. Los Angeles: Publishers Press. Retrieved August 6, 2017.Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. ^ Verenca, Tereza (May 13, 2017). "Remembering Barbara Howard: 'They loved her'". Burnaby Now. Archived from the original on 2021-04-11. Retrieved 2021-04-19.

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