Jeanne Johnston Grimes (now Phillips) studied at Southern Methodist University, where she was initiated as a member of Theta Kappa Chapter in 1942. As an undergraduate, she was deeply involved with both Tri Delta and campus life, serving as chapter president, treasurer of the freshman class, and president of the geography club.

Phillips graduated in 1945 with a degree in geography and went on to earn a master’s in the same subject in 1953. She also taught geography at Southern Methodist University and chaired the university’s Sororities Council. After graduating, Phillips remained deeply involved with Tri Delta. She was scholarship and alumna adviser for Theta Kappa Chapter, district president for five chapters in Texas, and national program chair for pledge trainers (now called new member educators).

Phillips served as a member of the Fraternity Council from 1970 to 1984, becoming its chair in 1980. During this time, she held a number of leadership positions within the Tri Delta: collegiate vice president from 1972 to 1976 and president from 1976 to 1980. Phillips also served on several committees, including the Nominating Committee, the Foundation Crescent Fund Committee, and the Theta Kappa Chapter House Corporation Board.

In addition to her work with Tri Delta, Phillips is passionate about music. She was an organist for a small church and has played piano for the Presbyterian Rehab Center and a number of nursing homes. She is a member of The Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution.

  • First Name
  • Jeanne
  • Maiden Name
  • Johnston
  • Last Name
  • Phillips

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