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)
Ruth Leach Amonette First woman Vice President at IBM [1]
Dixie Carter President of TNA Entertainment [2]
Elizabeth McKay Founder, creative director, and namesake of the designer brand, Elizabeth McKay [3]
Virginia Rometty Chairwoman, President, and CEO of IBM Corporation [3]
Kate Spade Co-founder, designer, and namesake of the designer brand, Kate Spade New York [3]
Amber Venz Box Gamma Phi President & Co-Founder of rewardStyle and LIKEtoKNOW.it. and part of 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30
Whitney Wolfe Herd Gamma Phi Founder and CEO of Bumble, and a co-founder of the dating app Tinder

Entertainment[edit]

Sophia Bush
Jamie Chung
Ashley Judd
Name Chapter Notability Ref(s)
Jean Bartel Miss America 1943 [4]
Julie Marie Berman Daytime Emmy Award-winning actress on General Hospital [5]
Lo Bosworth Reality show contestant in The Hills and Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County [6]
Sophia Bush Actress, played Brooke Davis on One Tree Hill [7][8]
Gretchen Carlson Miss America 1989, former Fox News anchor, former The Early Show anchor [8]
Nancy Christy First female winner of $1,000,000 on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire [9]
Jamie Chung Actress and reality show contestant, known for her participation in The Real World: San Diego and the films Sucker Punch and Sorority Row [10]
Gretchen Cryer Stage actress and writer, known for her work on I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road [8]
Alexandra Curtis Miss Rhode Island 2015 [11]
Ann Elder Emmy Award-winning screenwriter for The Lily Tomlin Special [8]
Barbara Feldon Actress, Get Smart [8]
Jane Froman Singer, subject of the film With a Song in My Heart [8]
Elisabeth (Lis) Giolito International Model, known for her work with Forever 21 [8]
Annabeth Gish Actress, played Monica Reyes on The X-Files [8]
Greer Grammer Actress, Awkward. [12]
Mariska Hargitay Actress, plays Detective Olivia Benson on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit [citation needed]
Alexa Havins Actress, played Babe Carey on All My Children [13]
Kirstin Maldonado Singer, vocal group Pentatonix [8]
Kelley Menighan Hensley Actress, plays Emily Stewart on As the World Turns [8]
Margaret Hillis Grammy Award-winning conductor with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, founder of the Chicago Symphony Chorus [8]
Kate Jackson Actress, known for her work in Scarecrow and Mrs. King as well as playing Sabrina Duncan on Charlie's Angels [8]
Ashley Judd Actress, known for her roles in A Time to Kill, Kiss the Girls, Double Jeopardy [3]
Madelyn Pugh Television writer, known for her work on The Steve Allen Show and I Love Lucy [8]
Maggie Rose Country music singer [8]
Meghan Markle Actress, played Rachel Zane on Suits, and Duchess of Sussex [8]
Nancy Morgan Actress, Grand Theft Auto [8]
Sarah Jane Morris Actress, known for her work on Felicity and Brothers and Sisters [8]
Nancy Olson Stage and screen actress, known for her work on Sunset Boulevard [8]
Jo Ann Pflug Actress, MASH [8]
Casey Reinhardt Model and reality show contestant in Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County [14]
Gena Rowlands Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning actress [8]
Maria Sansone Correspondent and co-host of LX New York [8]
Savvy Shields Miss Arkansas 2016 and Miss America 2017[15] [16]
Kim Stanley Emmy Award-winning stage and screen actress, known for her work in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof [8]
Sydnee Stottlemyre Miss Missouri USA 2016 [8]
Lailee Taghdisi Cast Member, Big Brother Season 17 [8]
Helen Wagner Actress, played Nancy Hughes on As the World Turns [8]
Florence Woods Miss Indiana 1933 [8]

Literature[edit]

Ann Bannon
Name Chapter Notability Ref(s)
Ann Bannon Lesbian pulp fiction author [17]
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Author of Understood Betsy and philanthropist [18]
Neta Lohnes Frazier Children's author [18]
Julia Ward Howe
Phi (Honorary)
Poet of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic", abolitionist, and social activist [18]
Phyllis McGinley Pulitzer Prize-winning poet [3]
Alice Duer Miller Author and poet, wrote for the New York Tribune, suffragette [18]
Betty Jane Wylie Canadian writer and playwright, member of the Order of Canada [18]

Media[edit]

Name Chapter Notability Ref(s)
Jann Carl Former correspondent for Entertainment Tonight [19]
Martha MacCallum FOX News anchor [19]
Nancy Dickerson NBC News correspondent (1963–1970) [19]
Erin Moriarty Emmy Award-winning correspondent for 48 Hours [19]
Nancy O'Dell Former television co-host on Access Hollywood, entertainment journalist, and 1987 Miss South Carolina [19]
Maureen Orth Journalist, Vanity Fair correspondent (1993–present) [19]
Jane Pauley Television journalist, former anchor on Today and Dateline NBC [3]
Nora Waln Journalist and author whose book on Nazi Germany, Reaching for the Stars, was a bestseller [19]

Politics and public service[edit]

Kirsten Gillibrand
M. Margaret McKeown
Beverly Perdue
Name Chapter Notability Ref(s)
Kay Barnes Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri (1999–2007) [20]
Mary Rumsey Founder of the Junior League for the Promotion of Settlement Movements [20]
Susan H. Black Judge, sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit [20]
Juliet Poyntz Co-founder of the Communist Party USA [20]
Mary Brooks Director of the United States Mint (1969–1977) [20]
Emily Gorman Director of the Women's Army Corps (1962–1966)
Shelley Moore Capito Republican member of the United States Senate representing West Virginia [20]
Diane Denish Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico (2003–2011) [20]
Kirsten Gillibrand U.S. Senator from New York (2009–present) [21]
Lucy Webb Hayes
Rho (Honorary)
20th First Lady of the United States and wife of Rutherford B. Hayes [20]
Lou Henry Hoover 33rd First Lady of the United States and wife of Herbert Hoover [22]
Mary Hickcox Kotker Author, founder of The Well Spouse Foundation [20]
Barbara McDougall Canadian politician, member of the House of Commons of Canada (1984–1993) [20]
Frances McGovern Member of the Ohio House of Representatives (1954–1959) [20]
M. Margaret McKeown Judge, sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [20]
Nancy Paterson International war crimes prosecutor [20]
Maryon Pearson Wife of Lester B. Pearson the 14th Prime Minister of Canada [20]
Beverly Perdue First female governor of North Carolina [20]
Kate Shelley Heroine; saved many lives from near train disaster in 1881 [23]
Mary Kingsbury Simkhovitch Social worker, member of the Committee of Fourteen [20]
Jane M. Swift First female governor of Massachusetts [20]
Jean Casselman Wadds Canadian politician, represented Grenville—Dundas (1958–1968) [20]
Helen Robson Walton Philanthropist and wife of Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart [23]
Mary Carlin Yates U.S. Ambassador to Burundi (1999–2002) and Ghana (2002–2005) [20]

Science and education[edit]

Emily Barringer
Name Chapter Notability Ref(s)
Emily Barringer First woman resident at New York City's Gouverneur Hospital [24]
Sarah Gibson Blanding President of Vassar College (1946–1964) [24]
Edith 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 [24][25]
Kathy Cox Georgia superintendent of public schools [24]
Mary Maxwell Gates Served on the board of regents University of Washington (1975–1993), mother of Bill Gates [24]
Virginia Gildersleeve Dean of Barnard College (1911–1947), delegate at the 1945 United Nations Conference on International Organization [20]
Sarah Lee Lippincott Astronomer, professor emerita at Swarthmore College [24]
Louise Pound Folklorist and professor at the University of Nebraska [24]
Gertrude Van Wagenen biologist and professor at Yale University, pioneering primate research on reproduction and contraception [26]
Mareta West First female astrogeologist, chose the site for the first manned lunar landing [24]

Sports[edit]

Helen Wills Roarke
Name Chapter Notability Ref(s)
Roberta Alison Professional tennis player, runner-up at the 1965 Cincinnati Masters [18]
Kristin Armstrong Cyclist, two-time Olympic gold medalist in the individual time trial in 2008 and 2012. [27][28]
Peggy Kirk Bell Professional golfer, won the 1949 Titleholders Championship [18]
Patty Berg Professional golfer and a founding member of Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), inductee of the World Golf Hall of Fame [29]
Jane Blalock Professional golfer, member of the LPGA [18]
Doris Hart Professional tennis player, won the U.S. Women's Open in 1954 and 1955, inductee of the International Tennis Hall of Fame [18]
Kelley O'Hara Professional soccer player, Sky Blue FC. Olympic gold medalist with the U.S. Women's National Team at the London games in 2012. 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Champion. [18]
Helen Wills Roarke Professional tennis player, won the French Championships four times, the U.S. Championships seven times, and Wimbledon eight times [18]
Betty Robinson Schwartz Received the gold for the 100 m at the 1928 Olympics, and again at the 1936 Olympics for the 4 × 100 m relay [18]
Hollis Stacy Professional golfer, won the U.S. Women's Open in 1977, 1978, and 1984 [18]
Donna de Varona Swimmer, received two golds at the 1964 Olympics, and again at the 1963 Pan American Games [18]
Sharon Weber Gymnast, judge at the 1984 Summer Olympics [18]
Beth Whittall Canadian swimmer, won the Lou Marsh Trophy [18]
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman Professional tennis player, won the U.S. Championships in 1909, 1910, 1911, and 1919 [18]
Genevra (Gevvie) Stone Zeta Phi Rower, Single Sculls, competed in London 2012, earned Silver medal in Rio 2016
Eleanor (Elle) Logan Beta Eta Deuteron Rower, first American rower to win a gold medal in three consecutive Olympics (2008, 2012, 2016)

References[edit]

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