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1950s

Wilma Vaught

Wilma Vaught

Wilma Vaught graduated with a Business degree in 1952. As an alum, she became the first female Air Force Officer ...
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Phyllis Hill

Phyllis Hill

Phyllis Hill joined the University of Illinois faculty in 1952, and eventually began working on her PhD. During her time ...
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Nancy Brazell Brooks

Nancy Brazell Brooks graduated in 1953 with a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering. As a graduate student, Nancy secured a ...
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Jean Due

Jean Due received her Master of Science from the University of Illinois in 1950 and her Ph.D. in 1953, and ...
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Jane Hayes Rader

Jane Hayes Rader

Jane Hayes Rader graduated from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 1954 and eventually became a member of ...
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Duck Choo Oh

Duck Choo Oh

Duck Choo Oh, a Korea native, graduated with a degree in Sociology in 1956. She was named homecoming queen in ...
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Clarice Davis Presnells

Clarice Davis Presnells

Clarice Davis Presnells graduated in 1952 with a degree in political science. In her senior year, she became the first ...
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Chung Sul Yuon

Chung Sul Yuon

Chung Sul Yuon, an international student from South Korea, graduated in 1955 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. She was ...
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Betty Lou Bailey

Betty Lou Bailey

Betty Lou Bailey graduated from the University of Illinois in 1950 with a degree from the Mechanical Science and Engineering ...
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Ann Bannon

Ann Bannon

Ann Bannon graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in French in 1954. As an alum, Ann wrote ...
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