Faculty Member; Virginia Normal and Industrial Institute
Edna Colson was born in 1888 to James and Kate Hill Colson. She graduated from Peabody High School in 1904 and Fisk University in 1908. She continued with her education earning a B.E. from Fisk University, a B.S. from Teacher's College and a...
University Secretary; Virginia Normal and Industrial Institute
William Rogers came to Virginia Normal and Industrial Institute in 1903 to teach manual science. He retired in 1947, during his time he was the football coach, athletic director, and cashier. The university football stadium is named in his honor.
University of the District of Columbia;
University of the District of Columbia – Presidents
Dr. Rafael Cortada (1934- ) served as fourth President of UDC, serving from 1987 through 1990. Cortada received his BA in philosophy from Fordham in 1955; his MA in secondary education from Columbia University, in 1958; and his P.D. from Fordham...
College presidents – Washington (D.C.) -- Wilson Teachers College;
Higbie, Edgar C.;
Wilson Teachers College;
Wilson Teachers College -- Presidents
Dr. Higbie (1875- 1944) was appointed president of Wilson Teachers College in 1931. Dr. Higbie retired as President of Wilson Teachers College in February 1941, because of ill health. He remained on the faculty until his death in 1944.
Hamilton, West A.;
Miner Teachers College;
Miner Teachers College – Alumni and alumnae
Many Miner alumni achieved prominence in the community, both in teaching and other fields of endeavor. Brig. Gen. West A. Hamilton owned a printing company and served as a member of the DC School Board for 21 years until he retired at age 81.
College presidents – Washington (D.C.) -- Miner Teachers College;
Miner Teachers College;
Miner Teachers College -- Presidents;
Matthew Whitehead (1918-1990) was the last president of the Miner Teachers College, before it merged with Wilson Teachers College to become part of the District of Columbia Teachers College, in 1954 in the aftermath of the US Supreme Court’s...
College presidents – Washington (D.C.) -- District of Columbia Teachers College;
Cooke, Paul P.;
District Of Columbia Teachers College;
District Of Columbia Teachers College – Presidents
Upon the merging of DCTC, FCC, and WTI, to form the University of the District of Columbia, Dr. Cooke retired as President of DCTC. He remained active with the University of the District of Columbia, and chaired its History Committee. In 1986, UDC...
Homecomings; Luncheons; College presidents; Universities & colleges;
The President's Affability Shows as He and Mrs. Torrence Host a Homecoming Day Brunch in the WRC Cafeteria. Pictured are Dr. Torrence, Mrs. Torrence, Retired Art Teacher Miss Frances Thompson, Designer of University Seal, Former First Lady Mrs. W....
The Baton Rouge Academy, an institution sponsored by the Fourth District Missionary Baptist Association of Louisiana for black boys and girls. In 1892, a suggestion was made that the Fourth District Association purchase a tract of land for...
Mayberry, Emma N. [Nesbit]; Home economics teachers--Louisiana; Southern University and A & M College--Faculty
Black and white portrait of Emma N. Mayberry, Southern University's first Director of Home Economics. She also started the first sorority chapter on the campus of Southern in 1932. This sorority is: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.