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

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Nola4Women is challenging attitudes and changing behaviors. We celebrate the vital contributions women have made to creating a vibrant city while promoting a future to improve the lives of women and girls in New Orleans – and beyond.

Dr. Elizabeth Bass
Dr. Mary Elizabeth Bass was a pioneering woman in the School of Medicine, being one of the first two women appointed to its faculty to finally break the gender barrier in 1911. Elizabeth was born in Mississippi to Isaac and Eliza Bass. After…

Kathryn Davis
Kathryn Davis was born in Mexico to Dr. and Mrs. Roy Edgar Davis, and she received a BA in History from Tulane in 1939. Kathryn became Rufus Harris' executive secretary four years earlier, in 1935, when he was Dean of the Law School. Two years later…

Josephine Louise LeMonnier Newcomb
Josephine Louise Newcomb was originally from Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of Mary Sophia Waters and Alexander Le Monnier. However, after the passing of her mother in 1831, she moved in with her sister in New Orleans. During a vacation in…

Corinne "Lindy" Claiborne, senior portrait, 1935 Jambalaya yearbook
Marie Corinne Morrison Claiborne was born on a Louisiana sugar plantation March 13, 1916, the only child of Roland Claiborne and Corinne Morrison. She was given the nickname Lindy – short for Rolindy—by a nurse who thought she resembled her…

Dr. A. Cherrie Epps
Anna Louise Cherrie Epps was born in New Orleans into a family who firmly believed in education. Her father, Ernest Cherrie, Sr., was a physician, and her mother, Anna, was a former schoolteacher. Cherrie attended Corpus Christi Elementary School and…

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If you polled Tulane’s 20th century alumni and asked them who was the one person they remembered the most from their years at Tulane, many would not hesitate to respond with the name of former Director of Alumni Affairs, Beatrice “Bea” Field.…

Miss Anna Estelle Many
Anna Estelle Many exemplified the characteristics of a great leader, having spent her life in service to Newcomb College. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Anna moved to New Orleans at age 5. She entered Newcomb as a freshman in 1903 and was active in…

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Any girl who has ever been part of their high school or college cheerleading squad can thank Rosa Hart for paving the way. Rosa Lucille Hart was born in Woodville, Miss., and she moved to Lake Charles, La., with her family as a child in 1910. In…

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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…

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,…

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…

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…

Barbara Farris in a team shot
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…

Caroline Durieux, 1937
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…

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,…

Dr. Barbara Guillory, 1974
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…

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. 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…
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