Notable ΣΔΤs

While we believe every SDT sister is notable in her own right, we are honored to have some very distinguished alumnae whom we call sister.

 

Dr. Joyce Brothers

Alpha-Cornell University

Psychologist/Advice Columnist/Writer/Actress

Named the founding mother of media psychology, Dr. Brothers worked in radio and television and wrote a syndicated newspaper column which was printed in over 300 newspapers; she published several best selling books.

Gloria Cohen

Alpha Rho-New York University

International President, Women’s League for Conservative Judaism

Gloria traveled the world to discuss Jewish women’s issues with the heads of state in Morocco, Jordan, Romania, Bulgaria,Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.  She also held the position of Vice President of MERCAZ, the political arm of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.

SuEllen Fried

Alpha Eta-Washington University

Social Welfare advocate for Children, Prisoners and Mental Health

2004 SDT Outstanding Alumna 
1984 SDT Achievement Award

SuEllen was instrumental in coordinating the philanthropic partnership between SDT and Prevent Child Abuse America. Her involvement with PCAA, serving as President and creating several programs, earned her a lifetime member appointment to the Board of Directors. Early in her career, her passion for dance led her work as a dance therapist at a psychiatric hospital, then she went on to become the president of the Kansas Mental Health Association. While there, she was involved in reviewing programs at the state’s prisons. SuEllen went on to found Reaching Out From Within, a rehabilitation program for prisoners. In 2015, she received the L’Oreal Paris Women of Worth Award for this program. She was also listed on George H.W. Bush’s Thousand Points of Light Foundation list. 

Lucy Jarvis

Alpha—Cornell University

Emmy Award Winning Producer

Acclaimed producer in television and theater, recognized for her groundbreaking work in the Soviet Union and China at the height of the Cold War, Lucy (Howard) Jarvis became one of television’s top-ranking producers in the 1950’s and 60’s, at a time when few women worked in news production. She served as an associate producer for NBC’s The Nation’s Future. Her 1963 documentary The Kremlin was recognized with an Emmy Award. In a career that spanned decades, she produced the documentary A Golden Prison: The Louvre which was recognized with six Emmy Awards in 1965. She produced several Barbara Walters specials for ABC and her production company produced a number of films and television movies. In 2017, she was recognized at the United Nations with the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Pioneer Award.

Sherry Lansing

Sigma-Northwestern University

Previous CEO of Paramount Pictures:  First female to head a Hollywood studio.  Named one of the most powerful women in America.

Current head of the Sherry Lansing Foundation, committed to making the world a better place by funding and raising awareness for cancer research, and by supporting education, art and culture.

Lynn Price

Kappa-University of Illinois

Social Entrepreneur, Coach, Speaker, Author

Lynn is a Thinking and Accountability Partner, guiding groups and individuals as a personal coach and inspirational speaker.  She is the founder of Camp To Belong, a summer camp to reunite siblings placed in separate foster homes and an award winning author.

Marilyn Salenger

Upsilon-Indiana University

Emmy Award Winning Anchorwoman – CBS

Marilyn is founder and President of Strategic Communications Services.  She was the first woman to solo anchor a newscast and later created the first all women’s television news program in the United States.

Phyllis Satinsky Sudman

Gamma-The Ohio State University

2014 SDT Outstanding Alumna

2014 L’Oreal Paris Women of Worth – National Woman of Worth Winner

Director of Client Services for eBay Enterprise

Simon’s Fund Co-Founder and member of the Board of Directors

Phyllis has been honored for her work in launching and maintaining Simon’s Fund, an organization which raises awareness about sudden cardiac arrest death in children. She was awarded the 2014 Alumna of the Year award in July 2014. In December, Phyllis received the L’Oreal Paris National Woman of Worth award at a star-studded event in New York City. 

Terry Savage

Chi-University of Michigan

Author and Nationally Syndicated Financial Columnist

Terry is co-host of a daily morning television show in Chicago, featuring talk about money, the markets, business and sports.  She is a best selling author and a frequent guest on radio and television shows.

Liz Schrayer

Chi-University of Michigan

2014 Jewish Women International Woman to Watch Honoree

Since launching the Washington D.C.-based Schrayer & Associates in 1994, she has developed numerous political advocacy campaigns and strategic plans to affect public policy for a wide range of clients including the Children’s Hospital Association, CARE, and Waiting for “Superman,” a documentary film about America’s failing public school system. She’s also the founder and president/CEO of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, which partners with the Gates Foundation to fight global poverty and promote engagement in the world through diplomacy and international development. Today, the 19-year-old coalition consists of over 400 top businesses, non-profits and leaders from across the political spectrum.

Phyllis Snyder

Alpha-Cornell University

National President, National Council of Jewish Women

Phyllis served as leader of the NCJW, a volunteer organization of 90,000 members nationwide.  Phyllis has been named to the Forward Fifty, a list of the most influential members of America’s Jewish community, for her work spearheading National public policy initiatives. 

Allee Willis

Alpha Nu—University of Wisconsin

2018 SDT Outstanding Alumna

Award-winning songwriter

Allee was a songwriter who came to fame for co-writing Earth, Wind, and Fire’s “September” and “Boogie Wonderland.” She won two Grammy Awards for Beverly Hills Cop and The Color Purple. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for writing “I’ll Be There for You,” the theme song for the hit TV show Friends. She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018.