Ernest Albert Vuilleumier, Ph.D.
       Acting Dean of the College in 1933

   Education and Career
    B.S. in Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, 1914; Ph.D., University of Berne, Switzerland, on Rosengarten
    Traveling Scholarship; Industrial Chemist, 1914-15.

    Member of the American Chemical Society, American Electrochemical Society; Fellow of the Association for the
    Advancement of Science; Institute of Chemists; Verein fuer der Universitaet, Berne, member of Phi Beta Kappa and
    Omicron Delta Kappa.

    Inventor of the Dickinson Alcohometer and the Dickinson Solids Hydrometer.

    Involvement with Dickinson College
    Vuilleumier joined Dickinson College in 1920 as an Associate Professor of Chemistry. He became Professor of Chemistry
    in 1924. He was the Dean of the Junior Class in 1927 and the Freshman Class in 1928. Vuilleumier became the acting
    Dean of the College in 1933 when Montgomery Porter Sellers took a leave of absence. Vuilleumier's office was located in
    the Tome Scientific Building.

    Josephine Brunyate Meredith, A.M.
       Dean of Women

    Education and Career
    A.B., Dickinson College, 1901; A.M., 1902; Instructor of English in High Schools of Pleasantville, New Jersey, Atlantic
    City, New Jersey and Trenton, New Jersey; Instructor of English and Assistant Principal of High School, Woodbury, New
    Jersey, 1917-19.

    Involvement with Dickinson College
    Meredith joined the Dickinson faculty in 1920 as the Dean of Women and an Associate Professor of English. While a
    student at Dickinson College she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, an honorary society. Her office was located in room 2
    of Denny Hall.

    Lewis Guy Rohrbaugh, B.D., Ph.D.
         Dean of Freshman Class

  Education and Career
    A.B., Dickinson College, 1907; A.M., 1910; B.D., Drew Theological Seminary, 1910; in Pastorate, Kansas and Iowa,
    1910-18; Director of Wesley Foundation Work at State University of Iowa, 1918-21; Ph.D., State University of Iowa,

    Member of the Baltimore Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, American Philosophical Association, Committee
    on Christian Education of the Pennsylvania State Sabbath School Association, Middle Atlantic Area Permanent Regional
    Committee of the Religious Education Association, American Association for the Advancement of  Science, Pennsylvania
    State Educational Association, Alpha Chi Ro, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Pi Gamma Mu.

    "Religious Philosophy," "The Science of Religion," and contributor to the Christian Student, the Christian Advocate, The
    Methodist Review, and other periodicals.

    Involvement with Dickinson College
    Rohrbaugh joined the faculty of Dickinson College in 1922 as an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious
    Education. In 1930, he became Professor of Philosophy and Religion. Rohrbaugh was appointed Dean of the Freshman
    Class in 1933. His office was located in room 3 of Denny Hall.

    William Weidman Landis, Sc. D
       Dean of the Sophomore Class since 1920

   Education and Career
    A.B., Dickinson College, 1891; A.M., Dickinson College, 1894; Student of Mathematics, Physics, and Astronomy, and
    Student Assistant in Mathematics, Johns Hopkins University, 1891-1894; Professor of Mathematics, Thiel College, 1895;
    Professor of Astronomy and Mathematics, Dickinson College, 1895; Sc. D., Franklin and Marshall College, 1906;  on
    leave of absence from Dickinson College, 1918-1919 to serve in World War I.

    Member of the American Mathematical Society; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science;
    Member of the Circolo Mathematico di Palerno; Member of the Society Belge d'Astronomie; member of Phi Delta Theta
    and Phi Beta Kappa.

    Third Italian Army in charge of the Y. M. C. A. work in Istria; awarded Italian War Cross and Cross of the Third Army;
    Cavaliere della Corona d'Italia; Major (honorary) in the Italian Army.

    Involvement with Dickinson College
    He joined Dickinson College in 1895 and taught until 1942.Landis was the Susan Powers Hoffman Professor of
    Mathematics. During this time he taught mathematics and history of art. During the 1933-1934 school year at Dickinson
    College Landis's office was located in room 109 Denny Hall. He lived at 145 West Pomfret Street.

    Wilbur Harrington Norcross, Ph. D.
        Dean of Junior Class

    Education and Career
    A.B., Dickinson College, 1907; A. M., 1913; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1920; Fellow in Psychology, Johns
    Hopkins University, 1916-17; Professor of Greek and Latin, Dickinson Seminary, 1908-15; Dean of Dickinson Seminary,
    1912-16; Professor of Psychology, Johns Hopkins University, Summer Session, 1928-33.

    Member of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church since 1905; Fellow of the American
    Association for the Advancement of Science; American Psychological Association, Southern Association of Philosophy
    and Psychology, Phi Kappa Sigma, Phi Beta Kappa, and Omicron Delta Kappa.

    Served in the United States Army Sanitary Corps attached to the Air Service Medical Department; First Lieutenant, 1918;
    Captain, O. R. C., 1919; Major, 1924.

    Involvement with Dickinson College
    Norcross joined the Dickinson College faculty in 1916 as an Associate Professor of Psychology and later became a
    Professor of Psychology in 1920. His office during the 1933-1934 school year was located in the Psychology
    Building. Later Norcross was bestowed with the R.V. C. Watkins Professor of Psychology chair.

    Cornelius William Prettyman, Ph. D.
        Dean of Senior Class

    Education and Career
    A.B. Dickinson  College, 1891; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1899; Instructor, Mt. Holly Academy, 1891; Instructor,
    Davis Military Academy, 1892-95; Summer of 1895 in Leipzig; Graduate Student and Fellow in Germanics, Johns
    Hopkins University, 1895-97; Student Assistant in German, University of Pennsylvania, 1897-99; Student of Germanics,
    University of Berlin, Spring Semester, 1898; Senior Fellow in Germanics, University of Pennsylvania, 1899; in charge of
    the German Department of New York University Summer School, 1901, Director of Camp Mossilauke, Pike, New
    Hampshire, 1920-30.

    Edited Fulda's "Der Talman," Schiller's "Geschicte des Dreissjaeharigen Krieges Drittes Buch," Wildenbruch's "Neid"

    Involvement with Dickinson College
    Prettyman joined the faculty of Dickinson College eight years after he graduated from Dickinson in 1899 as an Adjunct
    Professor of German. Two years later he became Professor of German. Prettyman was an advisor to the Beta
    Theta Pi fraternity and the Phi Beta Kappa honorary fraternity. While a student at Dickinson he was selected into Omicron
    Delta Kappa. His office was located in room 114 in Denny Hall.

All information from 1934 Dickinson College Microcosm and 1933-1934 Dickinson College Student's Handbook. Both sources are available at the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections.

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-Cynthia L. Mackey '03
Class of 1934     Chronicles

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Dickinson 1934 is a project of Prof. Osborne's History 204 Class, Fall Semester 2000.