October 29, 2015
On Labor Day weekend of 2015, Delta Zetas and Ashland University graduates from the 1970s gathered for a reunion.
"About 75 alumnae participated," said Karen Terhune Duncan, who chaired the event. They arrived from as far away as California, Oregon, Texas, Florida and Massachusetts and were students at Ashland from 1968 to 1979.
A group of eight alumnae from the class of 1974 have vacationed together every year since graduation. Another group of 10 have met around the country for decades.
While some did not know each other while they were at Ashland, because the reunion spanned all the classes of the 1970s, they all knew of each other through "family trees" or because someone held an office and another followed her lead. Hundreds found each other on an Ashland alumnae Facebook page. "Even for those who could not come, many have reconnected with a roommate or a big sister. It's been astonishing to see the friendships reunited through social media; something we could never have imagined when we were in college," Karen added.
The reunion included time with the collegiate members of the Theta Psi Chapter, "a remarkable group of young women<" Karen said. On Saturday evening, they held a Pink & Green Gala, raising more than $3,000 for a scholarship for collegiate members of the chapter.
"We felt privileged to have had the opportunity to attend such a college and to be part of the Delta Zeta sisterhood," Karen said. "And we are thrilled to be able to come back, together, to celebrate our remarkable friendships."