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The Anniversary Story

24 Women Who Changed the University

In 2018-19, we celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the arrival of 24 young women as students at William & Mary. Some were daughters of local faculty members. Others came from as far away as Lynchburg, Roanoke, and the Eastern Shore. A few of them went on to become teachers; one became a doctor. We are proud to honor them all today.

Twenty-four women enrolled at W&M in the fall of 1918.Lillian Hope Baines
Martha Elizabeth Barksdale
Florence Margaret Bridges
Lucille Woodford Brown
Alice Burke
Janet Coleman Kimbrough
Ruth Taylor Conkey
Catherine Teackle Dennis
Winifred Goodwin
Mary Virginia Haile
Emily Moore Hall
Florence Mae Harris
Ruth Harris
Elizabeth Lee
Margaret Marrion Lee
Evelyn Palmer
Alice Saunders Person
Gladys Powers
Edna Reid
Laura Reid
Celeste Prince Ross
Elizabeth Scott
Margaret Thornton
Marie Hovey Wilkins