Kansas Woman, 90, Gets Sorority Invite

    Kristen Wynkoop, right, plays the guitar together with Grace Liang, center, as Molly Williams sings, at they start a chapter meeting at the Alpha Delta Chi  sorority on Wednesday, Oct 8, 2009, at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Ga.  A wave of Christian fraternities and sororities that has gained a foothold on U.S. college campuses, sometimes despite the wishes of school administrators. Members get pumped up about prayer, Bible study and service projects, passions they say campus officials should and often do embrace as fresh amid a Greek culture typically seen as centered on hazing, keg parties and little else.(AP Photo/Peter Prengaman).

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    Bertie McConnell was "absolutely shocked" on her 90th birthday when her lifelong dream was realized—she was invited to join a sorority. McConnell had wanted to join Zeta Tau Alpha in 1941 at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan. But after Pearl Harbor, McConnell left school to support the war effort by working at an ammunition plant. Her daughter teaches at Washburn and got the school's Zeta chapter to extend the invite.

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