9 things the Founders taught us about academics

  1. Brains equal beauty, and Mary Campbell Jones Batte knew all about this. After all, she was the recipient of the strawberries from a secret admirer (which is how ZTA first named the strawberry a symbol). Just sayin’. 9 Things the Founders Taught Us About Academics
  2. Prioritization is an essential skill. Alice Bland Coleman knew a thing or two about prioritizing academics while balancing ZTA and other activities. This skill later helped her as the first Secretary of ZTA. 9 Things the Founders Taught Us About Academics
  3. Be on time and be present. Maud Jones Horner was insistent about people showing up on time and never skipping meetings…the same goes for class. Pay attention and take good notes! 9 Things the Founders Taught Us About Academics
  4. Always be prepared. Ethel Coleman Van Name—known as the “poised” founder—would want you to be calm, cool and collected before your tests! 9 Things the Founders Taught Us About Academics
  5. Organization is key. Della Lewis Hundley was big on doing things in an orderly fashion, which helped her to feel confident in her academic endeavors. 9 Things the Founders Taught Us About Academics
  6. Always be humble in your academic success. Helen May Crafford, with her background in teaching, would also want you to use your success to help tutor or mentor your sisters! 9 Things the Founders Taught Us About Academics
  7. A strong commitment to your academics is a great foundation for your next steps after graduation. You could be like Frances Yancey Smith and go on for a second degree, or be smiling proud after landing your first job! 9 Things the Founders Taught Us About Academics
  8. Utilize your resources, like the Crowning Achievements program, and also share knowledge with others. Ruby Leigh Orgain was all about learning and sharing resources with others, like many of her writings that were published by the Fraternity. 9 Things the Founders Taught Us About Academics
  9. Being an active student and member of ZTA will encourage others to do the same! Alice Grey Walsh—the lively and involved sister—always modeled the way to her fellow founders. 9 Things the Founders Taught Us About Academics

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