Des Moines Kappa Alpha Theta Alum Chapter 

The Des Moines Area Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae Chapter was chartered when Beta Kappa (Drake University) was chartered in April 1921.

Kappa Alpha Theta  Founders 

Beta Kappa Chapter is established at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa on August 27th, 1921 .
In the picture bellow, Beta Kappa went to great lengths in decorating its chapter house for a
Drake-Grinnell football game of the late 1920s.


Hannah Fitch Shaw, one of the founders, wrote in a college essay "On Choosing an Occupation" ca. 1871:

When women have the courage to choose congenial occupations in which by proper application they may achieve honor and success, then will they attain their greatest influence and whether in the law office, at the merchants counter, in the school room, with sculptor's chisel or painter's brush, or engaged in the daily routine of home duties we shall everywhere find them cheerful and contented, and accomplishing the great work of life.

Over the years, our members followed the advice given by Hannah Fitch Shaw and have chosen "the great work of life." We take this opportunity to recognize some of our more "notable" members who are recognized for their contributions to their profession or to the larger community.

We present some of our most notable members.

The Archives is a program financially supported by Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation.

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