Notable Kappas

We applaud each of these outstanding Kappas who are notable in their chosen fields.
* Indicates Dallas Alumnae Association member or former member, or Gamma Phi (SMU) Kappa

Charlotte Jones Anderson*  - Beta Eta (Stanford) 1985
Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Achievement Award Recipient 2014
Dallas Cowboys Executive VP and Chief Brand Officer, highest ranking female executive in the the National Football League, chairman of The Salvation Army’s National Advisory Board

Jean Bartel
- Gamma Xi (UCLA) 1942
Former Miss America 1943

Peggy Kirk Bell - Delta Epsilon (Rollins) 1942
Golf specialist, and charter member of the LPGA

Lo Bosworth - Epsilon Psi, Gamma Xi (UC Santa Barbara, UCLA) 2005
TV actress; credits include Laguna Beach and The Hills

Sophia Bush - Delta Tau, (USC), 2000
TV and film actress; credits include One Tree Hill, The Hitcher, and Van Wilder

Miley Tucker Frost* - Beta Xi (Texas) 1961
Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Achievement Award Recipient 1989
Sculptor whose work appears on the $50 gold bullion coin

Jann Carl Sears - Theta (Missouri) 1979
Anchor for Entertainment Tonight

Rebecca Powell Casey* - Beta Theta (Oklahoma) 1970
Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Achievement Award Recipient 1999
Former CEO for Harold’s Stores, Inc., men’s and ladies’ apparel

Gena RowlandsGena Rowlands Cassavetes - Eta (Wisconsin) 1949
Movie and television actress, nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal of Mabel Longhetti in A Woman Under the Influence, played Allie Calhoun in The Notebook

Mary Shuham Dore - Gamma Gamma (Whitman) 1947
Established a parent support group that became the National SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) Foundation

Lucy Webb Hayes – Rho (Ohio Wesleyan - honorary member) 1880
First Lady and wife of 19th President of the United States, Rutherford B. Hayes

Kelley Menighan Hensley* - Gamma Phi (SMU) 1986
Actress who has played “Emily Stewart” on As the World Turns since 1992

Lou Henry Hoover - Beta Eta (Stanford) 1894
First Lady and wife of 31st U.S. President, Herbert Hoover

Kate Jackson - Delta Rho (Mississippi) 1967
Actress who portrayed Sabrina Duncan on the television series Charlie's Angels

Ginnie Johansen Johnson* - Beta Omicron, Gamma Phi (Tulane & SMU) 1978
Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Achievement Award Recipient 1986
Artist and design entrepreneur

Ashley JuddAshley Judd - Beta Chi (Kentucky) 1987
Actress whose credits include A Time to Kill, Where the Heart Is, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, and Norma Jean & Marilyn

Helen Knox - Beta Xi (Texas) 1904
Banker, author, and Red Cross volunteer

Prudence Mahaffey Mackintosh* - Beta Xi (Texas) 1963
Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Achievement Award Recipient 1988
Author of books and magazines about life in Texas and other subjects

Erin Moriarty - Beta Nu (Ohio State) 1971
CBS News reporter and correspondent for 48 Hours

Sarah Jane Morris* - Gamma Phi (SMU) 1999
TV actress who plays “Julia Walker” on Brothers and Sisters, and whose other credits include Boston Public, Cold Case, and Felicity.

Nancy O'DellNancy Humphries O'Dell - Epsilon Mu (Clemson) 1985
Co-Anchor of Access Hollywood

Maureen Orth - Pi (UC Berkeley) 1963
Broadcast journalist and author

Josephine Paddock - Beta Epsilon (Barnard) 1903
Artist; painter noted for oils and watercolors in collections throughout America and Europe

Nancy Paterson - Delta Lambda (Miami - Ohio) 1973
International lawyer and promoter of social justice

Jane Pauley - Delta (Indiana) 1969
Former anchorwoman for Today on NBC

Jane Cahill Pfeiffer - Gamma Psi (Maryland) 1951
One of few female managers for IBM Corporation, Chairman of NBC, and White House Fellow with Department of Housing and Urban Development

Jo Ann Pflug - Delta Kappa (Miami) 1959
Actress who played Lt. Maria "'Dish" Schneiderstar in the movie version of M*A*S*H, and on TV in The Fall Guy, and Candid Camera

Jeanne Linder Phillips* - Gamma Phi (SMU) 1974
Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Achievement Award Recipient 2006
Statesman and political ambassador

Lisa Spain Short - Delta Upsilon (Georgia) 1981
1984 NCAA Singles Champion, First All-American in women's tennis at the University of Georgia who achieved All-American status from 1981-1984

Constance Ramos - Epsilon Alpha & Gamma Alpha (Texas Christian & Kansas State) 1982
Actress and designer on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Laurie Hickson SmithLaurie Hickson Smith* - Gamma Phi (SMU) 1990
Interior designer on The Learning Channel's (TLC) Trading Spaces and author

Katherine 'Kate' Brosnahan Spade - Omega (Kansas) 1982
Fashion designer and co-founder of "Kate Spade” brands


Constance Cornell Stuart*
- Gamma Phi (SMU) 1957
Deputy Director of the Office in International Visitors Program, and Mrs. Nixon's Staff Director and Press Secretary

Jane Swift - Zeta Theta (Trinity) 1985
First woman governor of Massachusetts and youngest governor in 2001

Elizabeth Hemphill Wilson* - Gamma Phi (SMU) 1939
Artist and needlepoint expert