Gardner, Charlotte B.

Remembering Fellow 1896 Classmates


In the 1896 class history there is an included section to remember some of their fellow classmates, including a few women. The loss of Angella E. Harry is mentioned right away. They speak kindly of her presence on campus stating that "she still abides in our memories as a true lady and a model student. Her worth while among us could not but impress us all." Then they also mention two female students gone on to other colleges. The section states that an "A. R.

First Known Sorority is Secret


The first mention of a sorority is documented in the 1893 Microcosm amidst the pages of fraternities. All that is stated is the initials A.H.L. as well as their colors, gold and lavender. The members include Mary A. Humrich, Eurania R. Mapes, Margaret A. B. Line, Elizabeth Root, Charlotte B. Gardner, and Margaret S. Maxwell. No further explanation is given about the chapter and it is never mentioned again in any subsequent yearbooks.