Monday, December 19, 2011

Notable Phi Mus in History

To lend to those less fortunate a helping hand. To think of God as a protector and guide of us all. To keep forever sacred the memory of those we have loved and lost. To be to others what we would they would be to us. To keep our lives gentle, merciful and just, Thus being true to the womanhood of love. To walk in the way of honor, guarding the purity of our thoughts and deeds. Being steadfast in every duty small or large. Believing that our given word is binding. Striving to esteem the inner man above culture, wealth or pedigree. Being honorable, courteous, tender, Thus being true to the womanhood of honor. To serve in the light of truth avoiding egotism, narrowness and scorn. To give freely of our sympathies. To reverence God as our Maker, striving to serve Him in all things. To minister to the needy and unfortunate. To practice day by day love, honor, truth. Thus keeping true to the meaning, spirit and reality of Phi Mu.

Every time I see or speak our creed, I get a bit tingly inside. It amazes me that so many women have come before me and have stayed steadfast to the ideals of noble womanhood.

According to my good friend Wikipedia, the following women have paved the path in the past 159 years and made great strides along with Mary Ann Dupont (Lines), Mary Elizabeth Myrick (Daniel), and Martha Bibb Hardaway (Redding) in making waves in history! All of these women are awesome! And every other Phi Mu too :)

Arts and Entertainment



  • Evett Simmons (Alpha Tau) - president of the National Bar Association
  • Pat Mitchell (Alpha Alpha) - president, PBS
  • Toria Tolley (Beta Nu) - VP/consultant, The Psychological Advantage, former CNN weekend anchor
  • Tammy Cohen (Alpha Lambda) - owner and founder of Employers Reference Source, Inc. (ERS)

Politics & Public Service

  • Carol Laise (Gamma Delta) - U.S. Ambassador to Nepal 1966-1973, first woman director general of the Foreign Service
  • Betty Montgomery (Delta Kappa) - first female Attorney General of Ohio
  • Melinda Schwegmann (Alpha Eta) - first female Lt. Governor of Louisiana
  • Elizabeth Weaver (Delta) - former Michigan Supreme Court Justice and chief justice
  • Tova Wiley (Eta Alpha) - first woman to hold the rank of Commander in the U.S. Navy, winner of the Legion of Merit Award
  • Beverly B. Martin (Alpha Iota) - U.S. Federal Judge, sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit



  • Gail S. Barron (Alpha Alpha) - winner of the Boston Marathon, 1978.

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