Shryock, Rheva Luzetta Ott

Chapter

Beta Alpha

Initiation Date

03/03/1917

Birth Date

1896

Death Date

1989

Rheva was the last of the Grand Presidents, as she believed that "Grand" was too archaic, and the office should simply be called "President." This move was part of a larger revision of Fraternity Bylaws that took place during her term. Rheva had previously served as Vice President of Lambda Province and Province President. During her presidency, she proposed a new Kappa retirement home, and opened Hearthstone in Winter Park, Fl. in 1938. After serving in the highest office, Rheva was the first chairman of the Nora Waln Fund for refugee children during and after the Second World War. For this great service, King Haakon of Norway awarded her the Liberation Medal. She also received the Alumnae Achievement Award and the Loyalty Award, and in her honor, the Shryock Gavels are presented at every Convention to the distinguished alumnae associations.


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