Delta Gamma hopes to maintain a friendly and close relationship with its alumnae. Throughout the year, the Beta Eta chapter hosts various enjoyable events incorporating alumnae, their families, and current Beta Eta members.
Beta Eta’s most important alumnae event is Founders Day, held in the spring of every school year. The current Beta Eta chapter, its alumnae, and Austin DG alums are welcome to the Delta Gamma house to celebrate the 1873 founding of Delta Gamma. A presentation to honor alumnae, a “Through the Decades” slideshow of Beta Eta members, and time in fellowship with Beta Eta sisters makes Founders Day one of Beta Eta’s most meaningful events. Tracing our history back to the three original women, Anna Boyd Ellington, Eva Webb Dodd and Mary Comfort Leonard, we celebrate the fortunate snowstorm of 1873 in Oxford, Mississippi, at the Lewis School for Girls that began the now almost 140 year old organization.
Along with Founders Day, Beta Eta hosts an Alumnae Easter Egg Hunt, Babysitting Date Night, and other familial events. The alumnae Easter Egg Hunt is a festive occasion usually held the Saturday before Easter. All alumnae are invited to bring their kids for a fun egg-hunting adventure! The Babysitting Date night occurs twice a year, offering Beta Eta alumnae a relaxing and pleasant night away from the stressors of home.
For all Delta Gamma Alumnae that would like to stay in contact with the Beta Eta Chapter at The University of Texas, please email our Director of Alumnae Relations, Kimia Dargahi.
To visit Delta Gamma's Austin Alumnae Chapter, please visit www.austindg.org.
Alpha Psi - University of Mississippi
Best known as the mother to Eli and Peyton Manning, Olivia was a graduate at Ole Miss and the school's homecoming queen. She has played an intricate role in the success of her sons and has continued to be a positive role model in the community.
Epsilon - Ohio State
The Emmy Award winning actress currently portrays Debra Barone in Everybody Loves Raymond on CBS. Television credits include thirtysomething, Room for Two (1992), and Someone Like Me (1994). Film credits include Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) and Beethoven (1992). She is also the author of Motherhood and Hollywood.
Sigma - Northwestern
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a 1996 Emmy Award winner for her portrayal of Elaine Benes on NBC's Seinfeld. She has also won the 1993 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and three American Comedy Awards as Funniest Supporting Female/Television. She was a member of the Saturday Night Live cast from 1982 to 1985. Her film credits include Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Soul Man (1986), and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989).
Delta Eta - California State, Sacramento
Best known as former co-host of ABC's Good Morning, America, Joan currently stars in Behind Closed Doors with Joan Lunden (A&E), a compelling weekly series that takes viewers on exclusive and explorative journeys, like life with the Cirque du Soleil and on a U-2 spy plane. She is the author of several books, including Joan Lunden's Healthy Living (Crown Publishers, April 1997). She is also the national spokesperson for MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving.