Meet the 2020 Phi Mu History Makers!

We are excited to announce our 2020 class of Phi Mu History Makers, an initiative that was launched in 2018 to honor the achievements of noteworthy alumnae and celebrate our historic alliance with the National Women’s History Museum. Each year, we will honor as many as 19 women, a nod to the 19th Amendment.

*indicates deceased






Gayle S. Barron, Alpha Alpha (University of Georgia)
Boston Marathon Winner, Businesswoman and Philanthropist







Lauren Berger, Alpha Epsilon (Florida State University)
CEO and Founder of






Dr. Creagh Boulger, Delta Omega (Case Western Reserve University)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Director and Associate Director -Division of Ultrasound, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center


Joan Cronan, Alpha Eta (Louisiana State University)
Athletic Director Emeritus, UT-Knoxville; Speaker and Consultant






Dima Elissa, Rho (Hanover College)
CEO and Founder, Vis-Med3D







Alicia K. Haynes, Kappa Iota (Northwestern State University of Louisiana)
Employment Rights Attorney






Michelle Hughes, Alpha Nu (University of Florida)
Human Rights Attorney and Educator






Josephine W. Johnson*, Zeta Epsilon (Washington University in St. Louis)
Youngest Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction






Pamela K. Long, Theta Alpha (University of North Alabama)
Actress, Producer and Emmy-Award-Winning Writer






Rikki Ragland Marver, Phi Theta (Towson University)
Actress and Media Relations Professional






Gail Giese Mattson, P.E., CHMM, PMP, Zeta Alpha (Baker University)
Senior ES&H Specialist, Longnecker & Associates, Inc.
Past National President, Society of Women Engineers






Beverly Fitch McCarthy, Eta Alpha (University of California, Berkeley)
Feminist Activist and Philanthropist






Jill McCorkle, Gamma Lambda (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Best-Selling Author






Capt. Kathleen D. Morrison, Eta Beta (University of Washington)
First Female Commanding Officer, Naval Health Clinic Annapolis
United States Naval Academy

Alice Ramsey, Alpha Alpha (University of Georgia)
Creator of Delta Airline’s Pink Dress






Joanne Rogers*, Alpha Omega (Rollins College)
Concert Pianist, Author and Mrs. Fred Rogers






Dorothy Clay Sims, Alpha Nu (University of Florida)
Attorney, Author and International Speaker






Dorothy Rogers Tilly*, Alpha (Wesleyan College)
Civil Rights Activist






Mary S. Zappone, Gamma Tau (Johns Hopkins University)
CEO and Director, Brace Industrial Group
Director and Audit Chair, Blucora