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1920s

Eleanor Frances Seiler

Eleanor Frances Seiler

Eleanor Frances Seiler earned her B.A degree in 1913 and M.A. in 1914 from the University of Denver. Two years ...
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Virginia Bartow

Virginia Bartow

Virginia Bartow graduated in 1921 with a Master’s degree and received a Ph.D. in 1923 (both degrees were in Chemistry) ...
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Pauline Chiang

Pauline Chiang became a student in the College of Commerce in 1922 and was the very first female Chinese student ...
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Maria Leonard

Maria Leonard

Maria Leonard joined the University’s Administration in 1923. She was appointed Dean of Women and remained on campus until 1945 ...
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Louise Woodroofe

Louise Woodroofe

Louise Woodroofe attended the University of Illinois from 1913-1917 before transferring to Syracuse to complete her undergraduate education. She returned ...
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Louise Dunbar

Louise Dunbar

Louise Dunbar graduated with a PhD in History in 1920. That same year, she joined the History faculty at a ...
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Irna Phillips

Irna Phillips

Irna Phillips graduated in 1923 from the University of Illinois and was the first alumnae to receive the Alumni Achievement ...
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Florence Bell Robinson

Florence Bell Robinson

Florence Bell Robinson joined the Department of Landscape Architecture in 1929. She was an instructor known for "breaking the tenure ...
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Carita Robertson

Carita Robertson joined the Physical Education Department in 1925 and later became head of the department. Carita helped sponsor the ...
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