Alpha Chapter

Austin, Texas

Area VII, Number 1

Organized June 3, 1929

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.

A Message From the President

Alpha Chapter was founded on May 11, 1929 by 12 women educators in Austin,Texas. The chapter was envisioned by Dr. Annie Webb Blanton, the first woman elected to public office in the state of Texas. According to Dr. Blanton, she was told by a man that women would never advance because they would not work together. In starting Alpha Chapter of Delta kappa Gamma Society International, she determined to prove him wrong. She wanted to show that women could unite to accomplish important goals such as gender equity, school legislation, excellence in education, good teaching conditions, networking and financial help for women preparing to teach. These original goals became the basis of our current Seven Purposes. Alpha Chapter still stands strong along with 2600 other chapters in 80 state organizations in 18 countries. Being a member of Alpha Chapter is an honor that carries a responsibility to be an outstanding chapter and to continue opportunities for women educators to be all that they can and should be.

Annie Webb Blanton