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Marilyn Fordham ’57
2014 Silver and Gold Award Recipient
The former international president of Delta Gamma fraternity, Marilyn Fordham ’57 always found time to devote to leading University of Idaho students. She was a featured speaker at Greek leadership events whenever possible.
"She has made a significant difference in the lives of college students and has made important contributions to higher education. Her experience at the University of Idaho has been the foundation for excellent services and remarkable accomplishment," said Bruce Pitman, vice provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, in a letter of commendation.
While serving Delta Gamma, she was asked to be a member of the Delta Gamma Educational Foundation. She was also a fellow for the United States Department of Education’s Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention. A nationally known advocate for student safety, she was a Greek life task force member for the University of Idaho, advising the dean of students in 2013.
She graduated in 1957 with a degree in business administration.
Fordham was honored with the Silver and Gold award at a public ceremony April 10 in Boise.