The Beginning of Mu State
Mu State of Kappa Kappa Iota was organized on March 17th, 1961, at the King Edward Hotel in Jackson, Mississippi. Corrie Freeman, National President, and Loretta Doerr, First Vice-President, installed the first state officers and initiated new members. Christine Reeves of Amory, founder, became the Charter President; Loretta Doerr, the State Mother, and Louisiana, Eta State, became the Mother State.
The first Mu State Officers were: President, Christine Reeves; First Vice-President, Elizabeth Myrick; Second Vice-President, Etoile Hopkins; Treasurer, Margaret Oliver; Post Board Member, Eudora Kemp.
Previous to the state organization, three conclaves (now known as chapters) had been organized. Alpha, in Amory, was organized on December 12, 1960, in the home of Christine Reeves with thirteen members. In February, 1961, Beta was organized in Columbus, and Gamma in Booneville. Loretta Doerr assisted in the installations. After the state organization in March, Delta was organized in Clarksdale, Epsilon in Natchez, and Zeta in Forest. Other conclaves (chapters) were formed and Mu State now has 11 chapters including one Campus Kappa, Blue Mountain College.
Mu State is honored to have two Mississippi Kappas to have served as the National President, Nannie Whitten who served in 1975-1976 and Eudora Kemp who served in 1994-1995.