Share Your Story - Young Champions of Women’s Colleges: Student Stories

March 8, 2014

In honor of M. Elizabeth P. Tidball, I’ve added this content area to my blog: Young Champions of Women’s Colleges: Student Stories. As the title implies, it’s a space where current students of women’s colleges can share their college stories and experiences.

If you have a story to tell, please contact me via my "Contact Diane" gadget.

                       ***** More About M. Elizabeth P. Tidball *****

Lee was a strong supporter and advocate of women's colleges, having graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1951. Below is additional information about Ms. Tidball from her Alma Mater's Web site:

"M. Elizabeth (Lee) Tidball, leading researcher and advocate on behalf of higher education for women, is the renowned author of the 1970 landmark study showing that graduates of women’s colleges are two to three times as likely as women graduates of coeducational institutions to be recognized for their career accomplishments.

She has also documented that the success of women graduates of all types of institutions is significantly correlated with the number of women faculty available as role models. Since her first study, she has become a sought-after authority on education for women, and has recently been a member of a study group of the U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Research on improved research on women’s colleges."

While I never had the pleasure of meeting Lee, we were in correspondence last year. I'm sad to report Ms Tidball passed away in early February.

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