Steiner, Helen Vivienne Snyder


Beta Pi

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Helen represents many firsts for Kappa. She was the first Field Secretary (now Traveling Consultant), as well as the first Director of Standards. Helen lived and breathed Kappa, even sharing the same birthday, October 13. Her term was marked by scholarship, finance, and programming. She was also the Director of Standards, but believed that standards and ideals should reflect real experience. Her work in this position reflected her belief in intellectual and personal development, particularly for pledges. Her term as Grand President came in the middle of the Great Depression, and strongly advocated for scholarships as a significant in keeping young women in college. Pregnancy cut her presidency short, but she continued her dedicated work for the Fraternity as Panhellenic Delegate, Scholarship Chairman, supervisor to Graduate Counselors (now Chapter Consultants), and Director of Chapters. In 1980, she was presented with the Loyalty Award for over a half century of service.



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