Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Helen Ross at ISU

Helen Ross
This one is captioned Helen Elizabeth Ross, ISU, Iowa City, Iowa. Helen was my great grand aunt, the sister of my great grandmother Clara (Ross) Fowlie.

Update: After a web search I found out that this is the same photo that was used in her 1928 college yearbook. Helen apparently was one of only three women to graduate from the UI College of Law in 1928. See this link for the yearbook page. It is captioned...
Helen Elisabeth Ross
Rockwell City
Kappa Beta Pi, Bethany Circle, Interprofessional Sorority Council.

Apparently, Kappa Beta Pi was "the first legal sorority in the U.S., was founded in 1908 at the Chicago-Kent College of Law to promote high professional standards among women law students and lawyers."

I stumbled across this info when I found this page that had a photo mentioning the class of 1928 and Helen E. Ross.