Joan Tossell Slade and her granddaughter, Megan Joan Stanbrough, both proud members of the Epsilon Chapter
Joan Tossell Slade is a proud member of the Epsilon Chapter (Indiana University). Initiated in 1951, Joan received the Order of the Golden Rose in 2016 for 65 years of membership. In April of 2017, marking her 66th year of membership, Joan joined the Epsilon Chapter in welcoming her granddaughter, Megan Joan Stanbrough, to the chapter.
Newspaper clippings from the 1950s show Joan as part of the final Junior Prom Queen Court.
"Joanie" was originally a Business major, but changed her major to Voice. She and her younger sister, Jane Tossell Smith, who initiated into the Epsilon Chapter in 1952, were known as "The Tossell Sisters" and serenaded fraternities all over IU's campus, singing in campus competitions and variety shows, and even recorded albums together.
Joanie represented Delta Zeta as their Junior Prom Queen nominee (modern day Homecoming Queen) and was eventually chosen as one of the five finalists. In the end, she was a member of the Junior Prom Queen's Court.
She has been married for 61 years, lives with her husband Bob in Indianapolis, Indiana, has four children and 11 grandchildren. Megan is her youngest.
Megan is studying Broadcast Journalism at IU, loves being an Indiana Hoosier and is from Carmel, Indiana. When asked by her father if being in a sorority is what she thought it would be, she replied, "It has far exceeded my expectations! I've never felt more loved and accepted than I do by this amazing group of women."