WOMEN WHO RECEIVED
AWARDS ON WOMEN'S DAY
Other award winners and their accomplishments are listed below.
The American poet, Marianne Craig Moore, received an honorary Doctor of Letters. Miss Moore was one of the most famous poetesses of the century. She won numerous awards for her poetry, including a National Book Award for Poetry, the Bollingen Prize in 1951, Dial Award in 1924, Helen Haire Levinson Prize in 1933, Harriet Monroe Poetry Award in 1940, John Simon Guggenhiem Memorial foundation Fellowship in 1945, and the American Academy of arts and Letters grant in 1946.
Mrs. Millicent Todd Bingham from Washington D.C., who was a geographer and author, and received the honorary doctorate of Letters. Bingham was the daughter of Professor David Peck Todd. She established Todd Wildlife Sanctuary in memory of her mother.
Mrs. Mary Collins, of Cincinnati, was a lawyer and the national president
of Chi Omega. She received a doctorate of Humane Letters. She was
a Dickinson graduate, class of 1902, and became the president of Chi Omega
in 1910. She served as the attorney of the United States Bureau of
Internal Revenue during World War I.
Mrs. Howard W. Selby, from Boston, was a Methodist Church leader,
and received an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters. Selby was a
member of the class of 1915. She participated in the ceremonies for
the dedication of the new hall. Her husband was Dickinson board of
trustee member, Howard Selby, also a member of the class of 1915.
Cora L. Handwork, who was the head of the Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
public schools, received an honorary doctorate of Pedagogy. She graduated
from Dickinson in 1914. At the time of the ceremonies she was the
principal of Birdsboro public schools, a position which she held since
1933. She also was an author of a guidance syllabus for grades 7-12.
Dr. Josephine B. Meredith, from Urbana, Illinois, was a former dean at Dickinson. She received a Doctor of Letters degree. A member of the class of 1901, at the time of the ceremonies she was a professor of English and a famous former dean of women. She was at the College for over fifty years, much of the time as a highly influential administrator of female student affairs.
Mrs. Vashiti Burr Whittington, from Washington D.C., was a former Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania. She received an honorary doctorate of Jurisprudence. She was the first woman to be appointed as Attorney General. In 1926, she was appointed and served until 1930. From 1937-41 she was the president of the professional Panhellenic Association and from 1936-38 she was president of Phi Delta Delta. At the time of the ceremony she was the president of the All Pennsylvania College Alumni Association of Washington D.C.
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