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Association History

Association History

You have to know where you’ve been to know where you are going. Kappa holds a special place in its heart for Fraternity history, but every association of our organization has unique beginnings of its own. Each plays a part in shaping us today and continuing the Kappa tradition beyond college.

The Northwest Suburban Alumnae Association was founded in 1966 by a group of women with the desire to expand the Kappa sisterhood beyond college into a lifetime in the Northwest Chicago suburbs.

These ladies applied to be recognized as an association and were officially recognized by the Fraternity on April 19, 1966. From the date of our founding, we have striven to connect with Kappas to continue the tradition of community, leadership, philanthropy, and friendship.


NWSAA Past Presidents

Thank you to our past association presidents for their tradition of leadership and service!

1966-68 Joan Goins
1968-69 Meg Parsons
1969-70 Marilyn Fletcher
1970-71 Jeanne Gallagher
1971-73 Nancy Stautzenbach
1973-75 Nancy Meeker
1975-77 Cathie Gelhaar
1977-78 Nancy Slowinske
1978-80 Jean Pollard
1980-81 Pat Mayo
1981-82 Gere Neupert
1982-83 Marsha Fitzgerald
1983-85 Nancy Keiffer
1985-87 Edith Auchter
1987-89 Gretchen Towers
1989-91 Susan Farr
1991-93 Carolyn Schmidt
1993-95 Sam Fetcho
1995-97 Jan Swenson
1997-02 Katie Mangiardi
2002-04 Edith Auchter
2004-08 Susan Smith
2008-11 Nancy Worsley
2011-14 Erin Howe