Founder - Dr. Helen R. Messenger

Professor of Education, Northern Illinois State Teacher's College, DeKalb, Illinois (1920-1953).

Dr. Messenger was a charter member of Alpha Chapter where she served actively and loyally until her death in 1962.

During her teaching years, Dr. Messenger was prominent in the work of education associations at all levels, serving on many committees and as president of the Rock River Division of the Illinois Education Association.

Much of Lambda State's future was shaped through Dr. Messenger's guidance as state founder and as first state president, and by her subsequent service on a number of committees. The first Illinois Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship was named in her honor. She was national parliamentarian and second vice president

Deceased, 1962.

Last update: 1/01/2009