|Six young women were indeed
pioneers when they dared to march into the most public part of the
Monmouth College campus, its chapel, on October 13, 1870, wearing
their golden keys in their hair.
The six young founders of Kappa Kappa Gamma
were among the first women to avail themselves of the privilege of
Greek-letter societies, that is, to organize into a congenial social
group for the cultivation of friendships and intellectual
The six collegians who started the Kappa
journey were: Hannah Jeannette Boyd, Mary Moore Stewart (Nelson,
Field), Anna Elizabeth Willits (Pattee), Mary Louise Bennett (Boyd),
Martha Louisa Stevenson (Miller), Susan Burley Walker (Vincent).
This historic event is remembered every year
on Founders Day, October 13, a day on which the founders are
honored. Founders Day is also a time for Kappa members of all
generations to come together in sisterhood and friendship.