Tuesday, September 21, 2010

COLLEGE NEWS: The Laura Scudder Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Suite and Conference Room Dedication!

John Scudder shares stories of his grandmother Laura Scudder.
The Laura Scudder Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Suite and Conference Room was dedicated today in Roosevelt Hall. John Scudder, Laura Scudder’s grandson and family historian, represented the family at the dedication.

Scudder had complied and cared for the collection of his late grandmother for many years, but saw that so much more could be accomplished if the collection was displayed in an area where it could be cared for and made accessible to students and scholars.

The beautiful and one-of-a-kind display is an exhibit honoring the life of Laura Scudder and is now a permanent display in the conference room. The materials that make up the exhibit in Roosevelt Hall represent only a fraction of what the Scudder family has given to Chapman University. More on  Laura Scudder’s life resides in the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections & Archives in Leatherby Libraries.


(Left to Right: Chapman President James Doti, Dean of Wilkinson College Patrick Quinn, John Scudder, Former Dean of Wilkinson College Roberta Lessor)

Thanks to the generosity of Laura Scudder’s relatives and the Marjorie Mosher Schmidt Foundation, Chapman students of history, marketing, business and law will have access to an incredible archive of materials showcasing and honoring Laura Scudder’s career  as a nurse, lawyer, inventor, business owner and humanitarian.

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