Myrtle Rodden was a member of Beta Chapter, who served as chapter president 1949-1952.
She was elected president of Alpha Epsilon State in 1953 and has been credited with the formation of the Indianapolis Council of four Marion County chapters during her state biennium. The chief purposes were to plan state functions being held in Indianapolis and to clear lists for membership among the four chapters. This council is the forerunner of the coordinating councils across the state today.
During her biennium Mrs. Rodden was able to complete Indiana’s portion of the Silver Anniversary Scholarship Fund, making the state the first to reach its goal in honor of fellow Hoosier, Dr. Carolyn Guss, national chairman of the fund. Two chapters, Alpha Sigma and Alpha Tau, were installed.
Myrtle Rodden was the first women to serve as high school principal – Warren Central High School in Indianapolis. Previously she was vice-principal, dean of girls, guidance director, and taught English and Latin. Myrtle was honored by many professional organizations for her dedication to youth and the teaching profession.