The Deans' Bible: Five Purdue Women and Their Quest for Equality (Founders) (Paperback)

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Five women successively nurtured students on the Purdue University campus in America's heartland during the 1930s to 1990s. Each became a legendary dean of women or dean of students. Collectively, they wove a sisterhood of mutual support in their common-sometimes thwarted-pursuit of shared human rights and equality for all. Dorothy C. Stratton, Helen B. Schleman, M. Beverley Stone, Barbara I. Cook, and Betty M. Nelson opened new avenues for women and became conduits for change, fostering opportunities for all people. They were loved by students and revered by colleagues. The women also were respected throughout the United States as founding leaders of the Coast Guard Women's Reserve (SPARs), frontrunners in the National Association of Women Deans and Counselors, and pivotal members of presidential committees in the Kennedy and Nixon administrations. The Deans' Bible sheds light on cultural change in America, exploring how each of the deans participated nationally in the quest for equality. As each woman succeeded the other, they knitted their bond with a secret symbol-a Bible. The Bible was handed down from dean to dean with favorite passages marked. The word bible is often used in connection with reference works or guidebooks. The Deans' Bible is just that, brimming with stories of courageous women who led by example and lived their convictions.

About the Author

Angie Klink writes biographies, histories, children's books, essays, and advertising copy. She is the author of Kirby's Way: How Kirby and Caroline Risk Built their Company on Kitchen-Table Values, a spirited profile of one of the Midwest's leading businessmen, his wife, and their company, the Kirby Risk Corporation, published by Purdue University Press in July 2012. In her book Divided Paths, Common Ground: The Story of Mary Matthews and Lella Gaddis, Pioneering Purdue Women Who Introduced Science into the Home, Klink brings to life two remarkable female educators who improved the lives of American women. She also has authored the popular lift-the-flap children's books Purdue Pete Finds His Hammer and I Found U. Klink is published in four titles for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. She has won forty-four American Advertising Federation ADDY Awards and an honorable mention in the 2007 Erma Bombeck Writing Competition. She holds a BA from the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781557537652
ISBN-10: 1557537658
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Publication Date: January 15th, 2017
Pages: 510
Language: English
Series: Founders