Rachel Jane "Jennie" Nicol

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Pi Beta Phi Founder's Day

Today's Pi Beta Phi members go to local cemeteries to plant flowers at the graves of their founding members. Jennie's burial site at the Little York Cemetery is close enough, and yet still quite the distance from Monmouth College, to receive flowers from the Monmouth College Chapter on occasion. The sisterhood and camaraderie that Pi Beta Phi celebrates on Founder's Day echoes the sentiment that Jennie lived her life by.

The sorority of I.C. Sorosis was founded on April 28th, 1867. The change from I.C. Sorosis to Pi Beta Phi has not affected their founding which is why Pi Beta Phi celebrates their Founder's Day on April 28th. This celebration welcomes all members to come together, whether in college or having graduated, and attend a ceremony. This ceremony allows members of all generations to come together and spend the day celebrating their opportunity for sisterhood and reflect upon the impact the founding members have had in their lives.

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