THE HISTORY OF SIGMA THETA CHI
established may 17, 1969
In the spring of 1969, Gary McCaleb, the Director of Public Relations at the time, recognized a need for another women's social club on the Abilene Christian College campus. He looked for women with the potential to take on a responsibility, such as chartering a new club, and found a freshman named Zoe Conner who was willing to take that challenge on.
On May 11, 1969, Zoe Conner and Gary McCaleb met in the President's dining room to discuss the future of this new club. A week passed and on Saturday May 17th, 1969 at the 1:00PM Student Senate meeting, the decision was made to instate a new women's social club. The first selected name for the club was Sigma Tau Omega, but was changed one week later to Sigma Theta Chi. With colors of bright yellow and white, and the yellow rose as the club flower, started Sigma Theta Chi.
Pam Melton, Judy Bell, and Sheryl Kuenstler were appointed to write the club song which we still sing today. Officers were selected from the 33 charter members and Gary McCaleb's wife, Sylvia McCaleb and friend Nancy Zickefoose agreed to serve as the first sponsors. Charter President, Zoe Conner, and Charter Vice president, Sheryl Kuenstler drafted a constitution to be approved, jerseys and drops were ordered and everything was ready for the first meeting on Wednesday, September 3, 1969 at the McCaleb house.
The constitution set the club motto "Seek Through Christ," and the club purpose was taken from Matthew 6:33. Thus starting the tradition and the key to success that is the Women of Sigma Theta Chi.
2014 Owls, 2013 Raindrops, 2012 Fireworks, 2011 Pigs, 2010 Cupcakes, 2009 Carmen San Diego, 2008 Bowling Pins, 2007 French Fries, 2006 Penguins, 2005 Ants, 2004 Grass, 2003 Bridesmaids, 2002 Little Mermaid, 2001 Cowgirls, 2000 Chili Peppers, 1999 Annie, 1998 Crayons, 1997 Ronald McDonald, 1996 Waitresses, 1995 Peter Pan/Tinkerbelle, 1994 Girl Scouts, 1993 Stars, 1992 Strawberry Shortcake, 1991 US Flag, 1990 Broadway Musicals, 1989 Crayons, 1988 Penguins, 1987 Grapes/Raisins, 1886 Sylvester & Tweety, 1985 Popcorn, 1984 Onions, 1983 Waitresses, 1982 Traffic Lights, 1981 Jalapenos, 1980 Cosmic Cowgirls, 1979 Vultures, 1978 Stars, 1977 Austrian Mountain-Climbers, 1976 Rabbits, 1975 Wives, 1974 Campers, 1973 Mice, 1972 Moon Girls, 1971 Singing in the Rain, 1970 Peter Pan
HOMECOMING PARADE HISTORY
2022 Christmas Elves, 2021 Alice in Wonderland, 2019 Hippies, 2018 Cadets, 2017 Diner Girls, 2016 Cinderella, 2015 Siggie Sunshine, 2014 Firefighters, 2013 Golf Balls & Tees, 2012 Candles, 2011 Siggie Sweethearts, 2010 Shipwrecked Sailors, 2009 Gold Miners, 2008 Milkshakes, 2007 Peanuts, 2006 80's Workout Girls, 2005 Bakers, 2004 Bees & Butterflies, 2003 Oompa Loompas, 2002 Yellow Roses, 2001 Postmakers, 2000 Train Conductors, 1999 Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe, 1998 Angels, 1997 Bees, 1996 Planet Siggie Wood, 1995 Baseball Players, 1994 Hot Air Balloon, 1993 Cowboys & Indians, 1992 Big Tex, 1991 Storybook Theme, 1990 Wizard of Oz