Hannah Fitch Shaw, one of Theta's founders, wrote a college essay titled "On Choosing an Occupation" ca. 1871. In it she states:
When women have the courage to choose congenial occupations in which by proper application they may achieve honor and success, then will they attain their greatest influence and whether in the law office, at the merchants counter, in the school room, with sculptor's chisel or painter's brush, or engaged in the daily routine of home duties we shall everywhere find them cheerful and contented, and accomplishing the great work of life.
Over the years, our members followed the advice given by Hannah Fitch Shaw and have chosen "the great work of life." We take this opportunity to recognize some of our more "notable" members who are recognized for their contributions to their profession or to the larger community.