Pi Beta Phi

Photo courtesy Lisa Scott

Members of the local San Juan Pi Beta Phi alumnae club gathered May 9 at the lakeside home of Paula Tennant to celebrate Founders’ Day and welcome back Lynn Constan, a charter member of the group visiting from Tennessee. Left to right, standing: Mary Bailly, Paula Tennant, Carole Howard, Melissa McDonald and Marilyn Chipps. Seated, left to right: Lisa Scott and Lynn Constan. Pi Beta Phi is the oldest national sorority in the U.S. and the first to be modeled after men’s Greek-letter fraternities. It was founded on April 28, 1867, at Monmouth College in Illinois by 12 creative and courageous women at a time when only five state universities admitted women. Today, there are 204 collegiate Pi Phi chapters and nearly 300 alumnae clubs.