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Rita B. Garman

Rita B. Garman

Rita B. Garman graduated from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 1965. While a student, she graduated with ...
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Patsy Parker

Patsy Parker

Patsy Parker graduated from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 1968. During her junior year in the spring ...
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Nina Baym

Nina Baym

Nina Baym joined the English Department’s faculty in the 1960s and remained a professor for over 40 years. Nina helped ...
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Nicole Hollander

Nicole Hollander

Nicole Hollander graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1960 and is known for ...
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Nancy M. O'Fallon Dowdy

Nancy M. O’Fallon Dowdy

Nancy M. O'Fallon Dowdy graduated with a Master of Science in 1961 in Nuclear Engineering and received her PhD in ...
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Nancy Goodman Brinker

Nancy Goodman Brinker

Nancy Goodman Brinker graduated in 1968 with a degree from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She is the ...
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Mary-Elizabeth Hamstrom

Mary-Elizabeth Hamstrom

Mary-Elizabeth Hamstrom began in the Mathematics department in 1961 and taught in the department for 38 years before retiring. She ...
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Marianna Tax Choldin

Marianna Tax Choldin

Marianna Tax Choldin began as a professor of Library Administration at the University of Illinois in 1969 and remains an ...
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Lynn Morley Martin

Lynn Morley Martin

Lynn Morley Martin graduated in 1960 with a degree in the teaching of English. Lynn served in the Illinois House ...
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Lorella Margaret Jones

Lorella Margaret Jones

Lorella Margaret Jones joined the Physics faculty in 1968 and was the first woman in the College of Engineering to ...
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Karol Kahrs

Karol Kahrs

Karol Kahrs began at Illinois in 1966 as an instructor in the College of Physical Education and spent many years ...
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Jill Wine-Banks

Jill Wine-Banks

Jill Wine-Banks graduated from the U of I in 1964 with a degree in Journalism. While a student, she was ...
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Jane Loeb

Jane Loeb

Jane Loeb joined the Psychology Department in 1968, and retired as Professor of Educational Psychology and Psychology. She also served ...
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Greta Hogan

Greta Hogan joined the Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA) around 1965. She was known for her outstanding service and ...
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Gayl S. Pyatt

Gayl S. Pyatt

Gayl S. Pyatt graduated from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 1964. She later became the first female ...
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Doris Kelley Christopher

Doris Kelley Christopher

Doris Kelley Christopher graduated with a degree in Home Economics in 1967. She is best known as the founder and ...
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Carol Moseley Braun

Carol Moseley Braun

Carol Moseley Braun attended the University of Illinois in the 1960s, but ultimately received her degree in Political Science from ...
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Carol Lee

Carol Lee

Carol Lee graduated with a degree in Secondary Education, specializing in English, in 1966. She has been instrumental in helping ...
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Beth Dohme Wallin

Beth Dohme Wallin

Beth Dohme Wallin graduated with a degree in Home Economics in 1961. As a student, she was heavily involved in ...
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Alyce Cheska

Alyce Cheska started working in Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois in 1966. She was Head of ...
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