1950-1959

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Mrs. Frank F. Taylor, formerly Frances D. Rombach, of the class of 1954, died of a fractured skull and other injuries after her Volksagen crashed into a tree in Morristown, NJ.  She was a member of Pi Beta Phi, active in the Alumni Association, and a member of the Presbyterian Women's Circle in Morristown.  Mrs. Mary Davies Harrigan, of the class of 1924, died in Ridgway, PA, Hospital, where she had been a patient for six weeks.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.

Date: September 1958

Mrs. Katherine Smith Carpenter of the class of 1925, along with C. Richard Stover of the class of 1936, became the newest members of the Alumni Council at the Council's commencement meeting.  Mrs. Carptenter is the law partner of her husband, Clyde Carpenter, '26, and her son, Clyde, Jr., '48. 

Date: September 1958

Miss Edna Wickersham LaRoss, who first entered the college in 1896, then re-entered in 1938 and graduated in 1939, died of a heart attack at her home in Hummelstown, Pa.  She taught English in Peurto Rico and in Madrid, and was on the faculty of Greenbrier College in West Virginia, the Castle School in New York, and at the Milton Hershey School in Hershey.  She also did graduate work at Columbia University.  She also wrote children's stories and was a member of the D.A.R. and the Spanish-American Teachers Association.  Lina M.

Date: May 1958

Mary Louisse Rogers of the class of 1949 presented a paper before the Philadelphia section of the Society of American Bacteriologists on January 28, 1958.  Her research concerned the potential use of chemicals, or Chemotherapy, in treating cancer. 

Date: May 1958

Miss Sarah Gere Yocum, class of 1891, died December 9 in New Orleans.  Yocum painted many articles which she presented to the College, as well as much china which resides in the Dickinsoniana Collection.  Mrs. Helen Horn Jordan of Wilkinsburg, Pa., of the class of 1897, died December 15 in Bedford County Memorial Hospital.  A native of Carlisle,  Jordan was a member of the Gamma Zeta Sorority and the Harman Society while at Dickinson.  She had a "life-long interest in Dickinson and was a Life Member of the General Alumni Association."

Date: February 1958
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Mrs. Richard Hunsecker, formerly Helen L.

Date: February 1958
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Katherine Smith Carpenter, of the class of 1925, was elected president of the Lycoming County Law Association.  After waiting for her three children to go to school, Carpenter went to Dickinson School of Law and graduated in 1937.  She, her husband, and her children all live in Jersey Shore, PA, and her husband, Clyde Carpenter, is also a lawyer.  In addition to household duties and her law career, Carpenter is president of the Lycoming County Girl Scout Council, and does much welfare work in her region.  She is also a grandmother.
 

Date: February 1958
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Elizabeth Bowen, noted British author, is slated to receive an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters at a special April convocation ceremony.  Since her first work, Encounters, Bowen has published a book every two years.  She is the recipient of the Commander of the British Empire award for excellence in literature.  She is also very engaged in reviewing contemporary literature, and takes an interest both in all genres of reading and in various social hobbies, including cinema, painting, and social planning.

Date: February 1958
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Mrs. Howard G. Watson, formerly Helen Fooks Wright, of the class of 1903, died on May 31, 1957.  She was the principal of a high school in Perryville, MD, and the mother of one.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and of Pi Beta Phi, along with the Harmon Literary Society, the Navy League, and the Women's College Club of Cecil County, MD.  She was a also a former president of the Retired Teachers of Marylnd.  Miss Ruth E.

Date: September 1957
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Victoria Hann, of the class of 1950 and the Dean of Women at Dickinson College, was given a promotion by the Board of Trustees.  Hann was promoted to the rank of assistant professor.  Dean Hann graduated from Dickinson Phi Beta Kappa in 1950, and went on to earn a masters degree at Columbia University.  She was appointed dean of women in 1964.

Date: September 1957