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P.E.O. was founded on January 21, 1869, by seven students at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. This circle of kindred spirits - bonded by their enthusiasm for women's opportunities - eventually expanded to include women off campus, as well. T...
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An Outstanding Idea in an Expanding Frontier! | P.E.O. International
Mary Allen Stafford and Hattie Briggs
Mary Allen Stafford
"dimitted" to four chapters and Alice Bird Babb contributed to P.E.O.
throughout her long life including speaking at conventions and writing articles for The P.E.O. Record.
Founder Mary Allen Stafford ...
Founder Mary Allen Stafford said this, "It should be our purpose to not only make P.E.O. greater, and better, all the time, but womanhood and humanity, greater and better, because of P.E.O."
Undoubtedly each one of us can state P.E.O.'s vision for a greater and better world in her
own relevant terms based upon our two dynamic dimensions-our internal support system of respected friendship for one another and our external outreach with higher educational opportunities for qualified women.
As individuals, each one of us must take herself she
P.E.O. Customs and Procedures | P.E.O. International
Founder Mary Allen Stafford recalled that, as the seven formulated the procedures for P.E.O., "We talked, we thought, we planned, over and over, at different meetings, and not infrequently between meetings, with each other, to work out the problem of how to be.
Mary Allen Stafford was born ...
Mary Allen Stafford was born in 1848 and lived to be 79 years old.
a popular student who had a wonderful sense of humor and a true gift for
She was the last living founder, and saw P.E.O. progress until
her death in 1927.
She summarized the oft-quoted P.E.O. challenge to "do