Members

The Richmond Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota has an active membership, including several patroness members, distinguished members and future affiliates. If you are interested in joining the Richmond Alumnae Chapter, please contact us for more information.

Santina Adkins
Initiated: Mu Beta, Virginia State University, 2011
BA, Clarinet, Virginia State University

Anna (Abby) McChesney Baird
Initiated: Gamma Kappa, Longwood College, 1977
BME, Voice and Piano, Longwood College
Level I-III Orff Certification, Western Carolina University
25-year Certificate
Sword of Honor, 2007

Jane Benson
Initiated: Sigma Iota, Syracuse University, 1952
BM, Piano Performance, Syracuse University
25-year Certificate
50-year Certificate

Amber Breckenridge

Francile Bilyeu
Initiated: Alpha Kappa, Kansas State University, 1960
BM, MM, Flute, Education Certification, Kansas State University
25-year Certificate
50-year Certificate

Kim Catley
Initiated: Gamma Iota, James Madison University, 2001
Affliated: 2008
BS, Media Arts and Design; minor in music industry, James Madison University
Outstanding Chapter Member, 2009
Iota B Province Officer, 2009-2012
Sword of Honor, 2013

Cheryl Brown Davis
Initiated: Gamma Iota, James Madison University

Ellis Dunton
Initiated: Gamma Gamma, Shenandoah Conservatory, 1972
BME, Piano, Organ and Voice, Shenandoah Conservatory
MM, Catholic University
25-year Certificate
Outstanding Chapter Officer, 1997
Sword of Honor, 1998

Betty Ann Fleenor
Initiated: Iota Zeta, University of Georgia, 1977
BME, Cello, Georgia College
ME, Music Education, Georgia Southern College
MM, Vocal Performance, Virginia Commonwealth University
25-year Certificate
Sword of Honor, 1999
Outstanding Chapter Officer, 2001
Rose of Honor, 2005
Rose of Dedication, 2009

Molly Frazier

Marcena Davis Harman
Initiated: Alpha Eta, Oklahoma Baptist University, 1950
BM, Voice, Oklahoma Baptist University
25-year Certificate
50-year Certificate
Outstanding Chapter Officer, 2003
Sword of Honor, 2009

Joanna Love

Melissa Wuslich Marrion
Initiated: Eta Iota, Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, 1959
BM, MM, Piano and Voice, Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music
25-year Certificate
Sword of Honor
Rose of Honor, 1999

Lauren Merritt

Megan Miller Osborn
Initated: Gamma Iota, James Madison University, 2003
BM, Music Industry, Viola, James Madison University
Outstanding Chapter Member, 2011

Carol Purcell
Initiated: Beta Zeta, Meredith College, 1971
BM, Voice, Meredith College
MME, Virginia Commonwealth University
25-year Certificate
Sword of Honor, 2008

Stephanie Ransome
Initiated: Gamma Iota, James Madison University, 1999
BM, Music Education, Oboe, James Madison University
MM, Conducting and Music Education, James Madison University
Sword of Honor, 2001
Rose of Honor, 2009
Iota B Province Officer 2003-2009

Nichole Savage

Betty Ann Spiers
Initiated: Gamma Kappa, Longwood College, 1961
BME, Piano, Longwood College
MM, West Virginia University
25-year Certificate
50-year Certificate
Sword of Honor
Rose of Honor, 1998
Diamond Sword of Honor, 2009

Inactive members

Tracia Everton Austin
BM, James Madison University
MM, Voice Performance, Virginia Commonwealth University
Iota B Province Officer, 1992-99
Sword of Honor, 2003
Rose of Honor, 2008

Mary Breeden
Initiated: Gamma Kappa, Longwood College, 1978
25-year Certificate
Outstanding Chapter Member, 2007
Sword of Honor, 2010


Rebecca Gilbert Flaherty
Initiated: Beta Eta, Western Michigan University, 1993
Affliated: 2008
BS, Statistics and Music, Western Michigan University, 1996
MS, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, DePaul University, 2001

Outstanding Chapter Officer, 2010

Marjorie Gottschalk-Trone

Maria Whitehead Grove
Initiated: Alpha Theta, Columbia University, 1966
BA, Hollins College
Mus. B, Yale University School of Music
MA, Piano, Teacher’s College, Columbia University
25-year Certificate
50-year Certificate
Outstanding Chapter Member, 2004


Kristin A. Holberg
Initiated: Gamma Kappa, Longwood College, 1977
BME, Piano, Flute and Voice, Longwood College
MM, George Mason University
25-year Certificate
Sword of Honor
College Leadership Award, 1980
Community Music Award, 1985
Outstanding Chapter Officer, 1995, 2000
Rose of Honor, 2001
National Treasurer’s Award, 2009


Angela Simmons Ingram
Initiated: Gamma Kappa, Longwood University, 1999
BS, Therapeutic Recreation; minor in music

Sara Kronstain
Initiated: Gamma Iota, James Madison University, 2006
BS, Liberal Studies, James Madison University
MAT, Elementary Education, James Madison University
Sword of Honor, 2009

Dana McNulty
Initiated: Gamma Iota, James Madison University, 1994
BS, Cultural Anthropology, Minor in Music, Horn, James Madison University

Peg Shaw
Initiated: Sigma Iota, Syracuse University, 1941
BM, MM, Piano, Syracuse University
50-year Certificate
60-year Certificate
70-year Certificate
Sword of Honor
Rose of Honor
Rose of Dedication, 1997
Alumnae Leadership Award, 1997

Susan Walker Travers
(patroness member)
BM, Organ Performance, Salem College
MSM, Organ Performance, Emory College
Teaching Certificate, Virginia Commonwealth University

Distinguished members
Allan Blank, National Arts Associate

Robert Spiers, Friend of the Arts

Deceased Members
Dika Newlin 1923-2006
Initiated: Sigma Xi, University of California-Los Angeles 1939
Affiliated:
Charter Member, 1990
BM, Composition, University of California-Los Angeles
Sword of Honor, 1956
Member Laureate, 1956
Ring of Excellence, 1962

Joanne Turner d.2010

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