Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Delta Chapter


Founder Little was raised by a family friend because both of her parents were killed when she was three. She graduated from shortridge High School in 1915 and received a diploma from the Indiamapolis Normal School ain 1918 when she began teaching. In 1928, Soror Little moved to Los Angeses with her husband and finished her undergraduate training in UCLA. She taught in the Los Angeles school system until her retirement in 1967. The Mary Lou Allison Loving Cup Award is presented at each Boule to the chapter reporting the most successful program.

Founder Whiteside graduated from Shortridge High School and entered the indianapolis Normal School. In 1922, when in training as a cadet teacher she met the teachers who became her best friends and Founders of the sorority. She taught school until 1951 when she retired and later helped her husband to develop a business. She also started her own millinery business and worked with her church and various organizations. After the death of her husband she ran their business from 1955-1957 and returned to teaching in 1959 where she remained until her retirement in 1970.

Fonder Marbury attended Shortridge High School and the Indianapolis Normal School. She received a B.S. from Butler University and a Master's from Columbia University in New York City. Her professional Career included teachingat Morehouse College in Atlanta, Director of Practice Training of teachers from Butler University, Indianapolis University. She taught in the Indianapolis school system for nine years. Founder Marbury organized Public School 87 which grew from a 4 room portable school to 18 rooms and 24 teachers, where she was principal for 39 years until her retirement in 1967. She married in 1929 and was the mother of two children.

Founder Johnson was a product of the Indianapolis Public School system and received both B.S. and M.S. degrees from Butler University. In 1923, she received her first teaching assignment and over the years she was promoted to principal of one of the largest elementary schools in Indianapolis. She was also very involved with many clubs and organizations dedicated to community service and retired in 1966.

Redford graduated from South Bend Central High School cum laude, from Indiana State Teachers College with a B.S., and Butler University with an M.S. She also studied at Western Reserve in Cleveland and indiana University Extension. She taught one year in Terre Haute, and thirty seven years in Indianapolis, IN. She was Grand Epistoleus, Grand Tamiochus, Financial Consultant and received various awards and honors from the sorority. Plaques are awarded in Founder Redford's name at each Boule for exhibits for chapter acievements.

Founder Martin was the youngest of six children and attended grade school in Indianapolis. She graduated from the Manual Training High School and the City Teachers Normal. Founder Martin taught school for over 25 years. She married twice and was a devoted wife and hard worker in the school and the sorority.

Founder McClure graduated from Shortridge High School, the Indianapolis city Normal School and attended Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio. She won the Gregg Scholarship which she planned to use to attend Columbia University, but due to illness she could not accept the scholarship. McClure was talented in art and she helped design te sorority pin. She died very young on August 24, 1924.