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Sigma Phi Chi sorority celebrates 100 years

8/17/2011 (Archived)

The Sigma Phi Chi sorority, the oldest chiropractic organization in the world, celebrated its 100-year anniversary this year during Palmer Homecoming. A special recognition video was presented during the Homecoming opening session, and the ladies of Sigma Phi Chi were given a standing ovation.    SigmaPhiChiGroup2011HC.jpeg

Sorority events during the weekend included the Dr. Esther Mork Hat & Tea Luncheon, the annual meeting, Sigma Phi Chi breakfast on Friday, and the black tie Centennial Celebration held at the Outing Club.

Sigma Phi Chi was founded in 1911 by Mabel Heath Palmer, D.C., and the sorority’s motto is “to love and defend chiropractic” and their goal is to empower women to become leaders in chiropractic. It was incorporated on May 25, 1914, by the state of Iowa. Only three women have had the role of Supreme Kiatrus, including Dr. Mabel Palmer, Agnes Palmer, D.C., and current Supreme Kiatrus Glenda Foy, D.C. The sorority welcomes all female D.C. students, C.T. students and the wives of male D.C. students.    SigmaPhiChiHC2011.jpeg