Delta Kappa Gamma

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


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 structureEdit

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]

Notable membersEdit


  1. ^ "History". Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  2. ^ "About Us". Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  3. ^ 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.  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.

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