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Excellence in Education: Celebrating the Artistic, Academic, Athletic, and Administrative Achievements of the Women of Tulane University

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Excellence in Education: Celebrating the Artistic, Academic, Athletic, and Administrative Achievements of the Women of Tulane University

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Tulane University Digital Library

Items in the Excellence in Education: Celebrating the Artistic, Academic, Athletic, and Administrative Achievements of the Women of Tulane University Collection

Dr. Ruth Rogan Benerito
Ruth Mary Rogan Benerito was born and raised in New Orleans by parents who believed very strongly in women’s rights and education. During a time when very few women studied science, Ruth entered Newcomb College at 15, ready to pursue a degree in…

Bessie Margolin
Bessie Margolin was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Russian Jewish immigrants. Her family soon moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where tragedy struck – Bessie’s mother died of cancer leaving her father unable to care for Bessie and her siblings.…

Dr. Barbara Guillory Thompson
In addition to a lifelong career as an educator and public servant, Dr. Barbara Guillory Thompson helped change the face of higher education by leading the desegregation of Tulane in the 1960s.

Born in New Orleans in 1936 to Merix and Gay Williams…

Shirley Ann Grau
Shirley Ann Grau was born in New Orleans in 1929 and spent her childhood in New Orleans and Montgomery, Alabama. She graduated from Ursuline Academy and attended Newcomb College where she earned a BA in English in 1950. While a student at Newcomb,…

Caroline Wogan Durieux
Caroline Wogan Durieux was born into a Creole (French and Spanish heritage) family in New Orleans and showed an early talent for art, drawing by the age of four and taking up watercolors by the age of six. She began taking lessons from Newcomb art…

Barbara Farris
Barbara Farris is a Naturally N’Awlins alumna of Tulane. Born in Harvey, she attended St. Martin’s Episcopal School in Metairie and was a shining star for the Saints, leading them to back-to-back state titles in 1993 and 1994 with a combined…

Clara Gregory Baer
Clara Gregory Baer was born in Algiers, Louisiana, in 1863, at the time of the Union siege of New Orleans during the Civil War, and was given the nickname “Dixie”. As a sickly child, she was encouraged to participate in tomboyish activities to…

Elizabeth Delery
Elizabeth Delery was born in North Carolina and stayed locally to attend college, earning both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from campuses within the University of North Carolina system. During the summers of her college years, she worked as…

Linda Tuero
A native Louisianian, Linda Tuero “the Pixie from Dixie” began playing tennis at the age of ten, and was something of a prodigy – she won her first tournament, the New Orleans City Championships sponsored by New Orleans Recreational Department,…

The Honorable Paula A. Brown
Paula Brown attended Tulane from 1982-1986 on a basketball scholarship, an experience she said has helped her succeed in legal and judicial world, including her current position as judge of the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal.

“I have…