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What This 101 yd Pioneer Taught Me

May 06, 2021

In 1942 she received her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan

 She was one of the first females to graduate from University of Michigan’s College of Engineering

In 1941 she was the first Michigan woman to receive an honorary associate membership from Tau Beta Pi. They were a MALE-ONLY organization and women weren’t granted full membership until 1969.

 Her requests to visit the oil fields while working for Shell Chemical Company were denied again and again because women weren’t allowed on the fields in those days.

 AFTER she raised 4 children she earned a Master’s degree in Mathematics from Western Michigan University with a specialty in computer science.

She taught computer science for 14 years at Western Michigan University during the second half of her career.

At 100 years old, she threw herself a Centennial Ball because she was a competitive ballroom dancer. Yep, you read that right!

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