Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Association

HAPA President



Debbie Young Jones,
Kappa Kappa Gamma



Debbie Jones

Debbie was born in Kansas City, Missouri.  She joined Kappa Kappa Gamma at Northwestern University, along with her older sister, Cinda Young Matthews, who also lives in Houston.  Debbie’s younger sister, Gail Young Browne, resides in Richmond, Virginia.  Debbie served her undergraduate chapter as Treasurer.  Following graduation, Debbie taught school in Davis, California, and then moved to Houston to teach English, Spanish, and Texas History at Arnold Jr. High School in Cypress Fairbanks School District.

Debbie met her husband, Frank Jones, a Rice graduate, on a blind date to a Northwestern-Rice football game.  (Rice beat Northwestern by a score of 56-6).  Debbie and Frank were married in Kansas City in 1969.  Frank is a retired Partner of Fulbright & Jaworski.  They have two sons, residing in Virginia and  Los Angeles, and a Kappa daughter, Sarah Lane, living in Houston.  The Jones have three grandchildren.

Debbie has served Kappa as the President of both the Alumnae Association and the Kappa Kappa Gamma Charitable Foundation of Houston, Treasurer and Membership/Director of the Alumnae Association and the Charitable Foundation, Underwriting Co-Chair of the Foundation, Pilgrimage Ticket and Security Co-Chair, serving multiple times as Registrar, and has chaired many other committees.  In 1992, Debbie received the Kappa Loyalty Award.



Kappa Kappa Gamma:
(Top) Martha Mills, Sarah Almy, Dorothy O'Shea, Kim Rexford, Jan Sellers, Mary Dee Neal,
Claudia Huthnance, Susan Meyers, Therese Moore, Jennie Beckham, Linda Greendyke

(Third) Gwen Ribe, Ottley Sims, Pegi Dosher, Kimberly Connell, Ruthee Meric,
Charlotte Craft, Laurie Vanderploeg, Ruth Anne Douglass, Kathleen Barndt
(Second) Stuart Hudson, Dana Parkey, Carolann Moore, Carrie Fisher, Carol Bowman,
Nancy Ellison, Merry Templeton, Lynn West, Ginny McDavid, Mary Kennedy,
(Bottom) Kimberly Dominy, Nancy Wilson, Martha Blecher, Jane Sangalis, Kim Martin, Sue Brennig,
Debbie Jones, Sarah Lane, Cinda Matthews, Muffin Clark, Carole Monday, Cynthia Urguhart



In 2002, Debbie joined the HAPA Board, serving twice as Yearbook Chair, Ways & Means Co-Vice Chairman and Co Chairman, Scholarship Selection Chair, Treasurer, and First Vice President.  In 2014, Debbie received the coveted “Citation Award.”  In addition, Debbie has served on the Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Foundation as Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and Trustee.

Debbie has also shared her time and talents at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Houston Junior Forum, Blue Bird Circle, TIRR, Houston Bar Association Auxiliary, River Oaks Garden Club, St Joseph’s Hospital, and St. John’s School, while working at The Needle House on Bammel Lane.



  Kappa   Kappa  
Kappa Kappa Gamma:
Claudia Huthnance, Carol Bowman, Carolann Moore, Debbie Jones (HAPA President 2015-2016), Ruth Anne Douglass, Kimberly Dominy, Kimberly Garrett Connell (Fraternity Director of Alumnae)
Kappa Kappa Gamma:
Kimberly Dominy, Claudia Huthnance, Sue Brennig, Debbie Jones, Ruth Anne Douglass, Ginny McDavid


Melanie Frank, Sigma Kappa
(Outgoing HAPA President 2014-2015),
Debbie Jones, Kappa Kappa Gamma
(Incoming HAPA President 2015-2016),
Sandy Lewis, Zeta Tau Alpha
(HAPF President 2014-2015 and 2015-2016)
  HAPF   Debbie Jones  
    Sue and Debbie  
Sue Brennig (Honorary Board Member Emerita and
2015 Luncheon Honorary Chairman) and
Debbie Jones (HAPA President 2015-2016)
Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Foundation (HAPF):
(Back) Kay Newman, Mimi Hagedorn, Lorie Coffelt, Sharon Shelton-Pease,
Pam Jarrett, Sherry St. Aubin, Joni Landon, Dianne Hammelman, Julie Vowell-Ramirez (Front) Toni Post, Melanie Frank, Debbie Jones, Sandy Lewis,
Ginger Niemann, Connie Zieba



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