List of Kappa Kappa Gamma sisters

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The list of Kappa Kappa Gamma sisters (commonly referred to as Kappas) includes initiated and honorary members of Kappa Kappa Gamma.

Notable alumnae[edit]

Business[edit]

Dixie Carter
Name Chapter Notability Ref(s)
Amonette, Ruth LeachRuth Leach Amonette First woman Vice President at IBM [1]
Carter, DixieDixie Carter President of TNA Entertainment [2]
Spade, KateKate Spade Co-founder, designer, and namesake of the designer brand, Kate Spade New York [3]
McKay, ElizabethElizabeth McKay Founder, creative director, and namesake of the designer brand, Elizabeth McKay [3]

Entertainment[edit]

Sophia Bush
Jamie Chung
Ashley Judd
Name Chapter Notability Ref(s)
Bartel, JeanJean Bartel 1943 Miss America [4]
Berman, Julie MarieJulie Marie Berman Daytime Emmy Award-winning actress on General Hospital [5]
Bosworth, LoLo Bosworth Reality show contestant in The Hills and Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County [6]
Bush, SophiaSophia Bush Actress, plays Brooke Davis on One Tree Hill [7][8]
Carlson, GretchenGretchen Carlson 1989 Miss America, Fox News anchor, former The Early Show anchor [8]
Chung, JamieJamie Chung Actress and reality show contestant, known for her participation in The Real World: San Diego and the films Sucker Punch and Sorority Row [9]
Cryer, GretchenGretchen Cryer Stage actress and writer, known for her work on I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road [8]
Elder, AnnAnn Elder Emmy Award-winning screenwriter for The Lily Tomlin Special [8]
Feldon, BarbaraBarbara Feldon Actress, Get Smart [8]
Froman, JaneJane Froman Singer, subject of the film With a Song in My Heart [8]
Gish, AnnabethAnnabeth Gish Actress, played Monica Reyes on The X-Files [8]
Grammer, GreerGreer Grammer Actress, Awkward. [10]
Hargitay, MariskaMariska Hargitay Actress, plays Detective Olivia Benson on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit [citation needed]
Havins, AlexaAlexa Havins Actress, played Babe Carey on All My Children [11]
Hensley, Kelley MenighanKelley Menighan Hensley Actress, plays Emily Stewart on As the World Turns [8]
Hillis, MargaretMargaret Hillis Grammy Award-winning conductor with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, founder of the Chicago Symphony Chorus [8]
Jackson, KateKate Jackson Actress, known for her work in Scarecrow and Mrs. King as well as playing Sabrina Duncan on Charlie's Angels [8]
Judd, AshleyAshley Judd Actress, known for her roles in A Time to Kill, Kiss the Girls, Double Jeopardy [3]
Pugh, MadelynMadelyn Pugh Television writer, known for her work on The Steve Allen Show and I Love Lucy [8]
Rose, MaggieMaggie Rose Country music singer [8]
Morgan, NancyNancy Morgan Actress, Grand Theft Auto [8]
Morris, Sarah JaneSarah Jane Morris Actress, known for her work on Felicity and Brothers and Sisters [8]
Olson, NancyNancy Olson Stage and screen actress, known for her work on Sunset Boulevard [8]
Pflug, Jo AnnJo Ann Pflug Actress, MASH [8]
Reinhardt, CaseyCasey Reinhardt Model and reality show contestant in Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County [12]
Rowlands, GenaGena Rowlands Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning actress [8]
Sansone, MariaMaria Sansone Correspondent and co-host of LX New York [8]
Stanley, KimKim Stanley Emmy Award-winning stage and screen actress, known for her work in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof [8]
Wagner, HelenHelen Wagner Actress, played Nancy Hughes on As the World Turns [8]
Taghdisi, LaileeLailee Taghdisi Cast Member, Big Brother Season 17 [8]
Maldonado, KirstieKirstie Maldonado Singer, vocal group Pentatonix [8]

Literature[edit]

Ann Bannon
Name Chapter Notability Ref(s)
Bannon, AnnAnn Bannon Lesbian pulp fiction author [13]
Fisher, Dorothy CanfieldDorothy Canfield Fisher Author of Understood Betsy and philanthropist [14]
Frazier, Neta LohnesNeta Lohnes Frazier Children's author [14]
Howe, Julia WardJulia Ward Howe
Phi (Honorary)
Poet of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic", abolitionist, and social activist [14]
McGinley, PhyllisPhyllis McGinley Pulitzer Prize-winning poet [3]
Miller, Alice DuerAlice Duer Miller Author and poet, wrote for the New York Tribune, suffragette [14]
Wylie, Betty JaneBetty Jane Wylie Canadian writer and playwright, member of the Order of Canada [14]

Media[edit]

Name Chapter Notability Ref(s)
Carl, JannJann Carl Former correspondent for Entertainment Tonight [15]
Dickerson, NancyNancy Dickerson NBC News correspondent (1963–1970) [15]
Moriarty, ErinErin Moriarty Emmy Award-winning correspondent for 48 Hours [15]
O'Dell, NancyNancy O'Dell Former television co-host on Access Hollywood, entertainment journalist, and 1987 Miss South Carolina [15]
Orth, MaureenMaureen Orth Journalist, Vanity Fair correspondent (1993–present) [15]
Pauley, JaneJane Pauley Television journalist, former anchor on Today and Dateline NBC [3]
Waln, NoraNora Waln Journalist and author whose book on Nazi Germany, Reaching for the Stars, was a bestseller [15]

Politics and public service[edit]

Kirsten Gillibrand
M. Margaret McKeown
Beverly Perdue
Name Chapter Notability Ref(s)
Barnes, KayKay Barnes Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri (1999–2007) [16]
Black, Susan H.Susan H. Black Judge, sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit [16]
Brooks, MaryMary Brooks Former director of the United States Mint (1969–1977) [16]
Capito, Shelley MooreShelley Moore Capito Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing West Virginia [16]
Denish, DianeDiane Denish Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico (2003–2011) [16]
Gillibrand, KirstenKirsten Gillibrand U.S. Senator from New York (2009–present) [17]
Hayes, Lucy WebbLucy Webb Hayes
Rho (Honorary)
20th First Lady of the United States and wife of Rutherford B. Hayes [16]
Hoover, Lou HenryLou Henry Hoover 33rd First Lady of the United States and wife of Herbert Hoover [18]
Kotker, Mary HickcoxMary Hickcox Kotker Author, founder of The Well Spouse Foundation [16]
McDougall, BarbaraBarbara McDougall Canadian politician, member of the House of Commons of Canada (1984–1993) [16]
McGovern, FrancesFrances McGovern Member of the Ohio House of Representatives (1954–1959) [16]
McKeown, M. MargaretM. Margaret McKeown Judge, sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [16]
Paterson, NancyNancy Paterson International war crimes prosecutor [16]
Pearson, MaryonMaryon Pearson Wife of Lester B. Pearson the 14th Prime Minister of Canada [16]
Perdue, BeverlyBeverly Perdue First female governor of North Carolina [16]
Shelley, KateKate Shelley Heroine; saved many lives from near train disaster in 1881 [19]
Simkhovitch, Mary KingsburyMary Kingsbury Simkhovitch Social worker, member of the Committee of Fourteen [16]
Swift, Jane M.Jane M. Swift First female governor of Massachusetts [16]
Wadds, Jean CasselmanJean Casselman Wadds Canadian politician, represented Grenville—Dundas (1958–1968) [16]
Walton, Helen RobsonHelen Robson Walton Philanthropist and wife of Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart [19]
Yates, Mary CarlinMary Carlin Yates Former U.S. Ambassador to Burundi (1999–2002) and Ghana (2002–2005) [16]

Science and education[edit]

Emily Barringer
Name Chapter Notability Ref(s)
Barringer, EmilyEmily Barringer First woman resident at New York City's Gouverneur Hospital [20]
Blanding, Sarah GibsonSarah Gibson Blanding President of Vassar College (1946–1964) [20]
Clarke, EdithEdith Clarke First woman to earn an electrical engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.S., 1919), first woman elected fellow of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers [20][21]
Cox, KathyKathy Cox Georgia superintendent of public schools [20]
Gates, Mary MaxwellMary Maxwell Gates Served on the board of regents University of Washington (1975–1993), mother of Bill Gates [20]
Gildersleeve, VirginiaVirginia Gildersleeve Dean of Barnard College (1911–1947), delegate at the 1945 United Nations Conference on International Organization [16]
Lippincott, Sarah LeeSarah Lee Lippincott Astronomer, professor emerita at Swarthmore College [20]
Pound, LouiseLouise Pound Folklorist and professor at the University of Nebraska [20]
Van Wagenen, GertrudeGertrude Van Wagenen biologist and professor at Yale University, pioneering primate research on reproduction and contraception [22]
West, MaretaMareta West First female astrogeologist, chose the site for the first manned lunar landing [20]

Sports[edit]

Helen Wills Roarke
Name Chapter Notability Ref(s)
Alison, RobertaRoberta Alison Professional tennis player, runner-up at the 1965 Cincinnati Masters [14]
Armstrong, KristinKristin Armstrong Cyclist, two-time Olympic gold medalist in the individual time trial in 2008 and 2012. [23][24]
Bell, Peggy KirkPeggy Kirk Bell Professional golfer, won the 1949 Titleholders Championship [14]
Berg, PattyPatty Berg Professional golfer and a founding member of Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), inductee of the World Golf Hall of Fame [25]
Blalock, JaneJane Blalock Professional golfer, member of the LPGA [14]
Hart, DorisDoris Hart Professional tennis player, won the U.S. Women's Open in 1954 and 1955, inductee of the International Tennis Hall of Fame [14]
O'Hara, KelleyKelley O'Hara Professional soccer player, Boston Breakers [14]
Roarke, Helen WillsHelen Wills Roarke Professional tennis player, won the French Championships four times, the U.S. Championships seven times, and Wimbledon eight times [14]
Schwartz, Betty RobinsonBetty Robinson Schwartz Received the gold for the 100 m at the 1928 Olympics, and again at the 1936 Olympics for the 4 x 100 m relay [14]
Stacy, HollisHollis Stacy Professional golfer, won the U.S. Women's Open in 1977, 1978, and 1984 [14]
Varona, Donna deDonna de Varona Swimmer, received two golds at the 1964 Olympics, and again at the 1963 Pan American Games [14]
Weber, SharonSharon Weber Gymnast, judge at the 1984 Summer Olympics [14]
Whittall, BethBeth Whittall Canadian swimmer, won the Lou Marsh Trophy [14]
Wightman, Hazel HotchkissHazel Hotchkiss Wightman Professional tennis player, won the U.S. Championships in 1909, 1910, 1911, and 1919 [14]

Fictional[edit]

Name Chapter Notability Ref(s)
Charlotte YorkCharlotte York Character on Sex and the City [citation needed]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "1940's - Decade in Review". Miss America. 2008. Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
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  10. ^ "Greek of the Week: Greer Grammer". The Odyssey. 2012-01-26. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
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  17. ^ Olin, Dirk (2007). "Climbing the Hill". Dartmouth Alumni Magazine. Nov./Dec., 2007. p. 47.
  18. ^ Mayer, Dale C. (2004). Lou Henry Hoover. Nova Publishers. p. 33. ISBN 1-59033-806-5. 
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