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Kappa Alpha Theta
400 Lyons Hall
University Park, PA 16802
May 30, 1931
Beta Phi Nikê Response
Pennsylvania State University, in south central Pennsylvania, was founded in 1855. The first club for women established at Penn State selected its name — Nita-Nee — in honor of a mythical Indian princess believed to have ruled a beautiful valley in central Pennsylvania. The women of Nita-Nee petitioned the Fraternity and the flourishing club became Beta Phi Chapter in 1931.
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Beta Phi Grand Convention Awards
Theta has been presenting awards to college chapters at Grand Convention since 1917. Award categories have changed frequently. The following listing includes only those who finished first.
  • 2014 Bronze Kite Award
  • 2000 Golden Kite Award
  • 1992 House Corporation Award - non-owned facility
  • 1980 Most Improved Scholarship Award
  • 1968 Newsletter Award, Printed
  • 1958 Scholarship Award - highest
  • 1936 Efficiency Award
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Fraternity Officers

Listed in alphabetical order are members from your chapter who have served in selected fraternity-level officer positions.
  • Baker, Eleanor
    • Province Chairman
      1987 - 1988
  • Baldwin, Eleanor
    • District Officer
      1961 - 1965
  • Bayfield, Caroline
    • College District President
      1956 - 1961
    • State Chairman
      1961 - 1969
    • State Chairman
      1961 - 1969
  • Coskery, Barbara
    • College District President
      1965 - 1967
  • Kendig, Deborah
    • Educational Leadership Consultant
      1985 - 1986
  • Neyhart, Judith
    • State Chairman
      1975 - 1999
  • Petri, Gretchen
    • State Chairman
      1996 - 2002
    • State Chairman
      1996 - 2002
  • Potts, Annetta
    • Alumnae District President
      1980 - 1982
    • Grand Council Member at Large
      1982 - 1984
    • Grand Council Member at Large
      1986 - 1988
  • Rittner, Kathleen
    • Chapter Bylaws Supervisor
      1988 - 1992
    • Foundation Trustee
      1992 - 1994
  • Romano, Anne
    • Alumnae District Officer
      1999 - 2001 (PennEast)
    • Alumnae District Officer
      1999 - 2001 (NewJersey)
    • Alumnae District Officer
      1999 - 2001 (Delaware)
  • Wharton, Marcia
    • College District President
      1987 - 1991