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Went Kappa: A Bid Day to Remember

10/6/2021

When Hermine Granberry, Mississippi, went through Recruitment, she was looking for a group of women to call sisters and a place to call home away from home. With a younger sister of her own, Hermine knew how special the bond of sisterhood was and she was hoping to find connections that could replicate what she had with her sister.

Hermine Granberry and younger sister Clara Granberry, both Mississippi, in front of the Delta Rho house in 2010.

By the sisterhood round of Recruitment, Hermine loved Kappa. “It always felt like a place where I could take a deep breath. I didn’t have to put on a show and they saw me for me,” she says. The genuine conversations she had in the Kappa house meant so much to her.

When Bid Day rolled around, Hermine went Kappa. Everyone donned their blue and blue and welcomed new sisters to Delta Rho Chapter, Mississippi

Waiting for Hermine on the porch was her grandmother, Jane Partridge Herring, Mississippi, who is a founding member of Delta Rho. “She was in this beautiful blue suit. She was always dressed to the nines,” says Hermine. 

Jane Partridge Herring and Hermine Granberry on Hermine’s Bid Day in 2019.

“I remember her saying, ‘Hermine, I’m not just your grandmother, I’m your sister.’” Hermine says she’ll hold these memories for a lifetime. 

“I found a sisterhood in Kappa that has given me the most selfless and kindhearted people I have ever met,” wrote Hermine when sharing why she went Kappa on Instagram. “They demonstrate the same loving spirit that my grandmother showed me and everyone she met. I could never thank Kappa enough for giving me these memories and friendships to hold on to forever.” 

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I found a sisterhood in Kappa that has given me the most selfless and kindhearted people I have ever met. They demonstrate the same loving spirit that my grandmother showed me and everyone she met. I could never thank Kappa enough for giving me these memories and friendships to hold on to forever.

- Hermine Granberry, Mississippi

Jane Patridge Herring became a founding member Delta Rho Chapter in 1947.

Hermine Herring McLarty with her mother Jane Partridge Herring, both Mississippi, on Hermine’s Bid Day in 1977.

Hermine Granberry on Bid Day in 2019.

Jane Partridge Herring receiving her 65-year pin with her daughter and granddaughters.

Hermine Granberry on Initiation day in 2019 with her grandmother, Jane Partridge Herring and mother, Hermine Herring McLarty, all Mississippi.

Hermine Granberry with her younger sister, Jane Granberry on Clara’s Bid Day in 2020.


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