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.
- Budding Scientist Chooses a Women’s College – By Mercedes Adame, Scripps College, Class of 2018, Human Biology Major (Pre-Med)
- Why Attending a Women's College is the Best Decision I've Ever Made – By Sofia Lyons, Barnard College, Class of 2017, American Studies with a concentration in Media and Pop Culture Major and a Minor in French
- The Right College Choice for Me – By Shanee’ Herd, St. Catherine University, Class of 2017, Nursing Major
- Hidden College Gems - Women's Colleges -- By Sarah Hwang, Mount Holyoke College, Class of 2017, Major: Art and Policy
- Finding Home in the Least Likely of Places -- By Gabrielle Thompson, St. Catherine University, Class of 2017, Major: Speech Communications
- A Unique Experience -- By Khoobi Gangdev, Douglass Residential College, Class of 2014, Major: Marketing
- "Clicking" with a Women's College -- By Kathleen "Kit" Kazmier, Moore College of Art & Design, Class of 2016, Illustration major with a Graphic Design minor
- Why Ashley is a Katie -- By Ashley de los Reyes, St. Catherine University, Class of 2015, English and Theology Major
- Family Tradition - Wesleyan College -- By Auburn Davidson, Wesleyan College, Class of 2017, Double Major: Psychology and Neuroscience
- Women’s Colleges are Dedicated to You -- By Michelle Niewald, Stephens College, Class of 2014, Integrated Marketing Major
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.