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This letter from Betty Brown, Ursinus College Class of 1945, congratulates Eleanor Snell on the occasion of her retirement from Ursinus College and remarks on Eleanor's far-reaching influence on young women.

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Wyncote, Pennsylvania




Eleanor Snell, Ursinus College, retirement, Charles A. Dando, Betty Dando


Health and Physical Education | Higher Education | Sports Studies


[May 18th, 1970]

[Dear Eleanor,]

[A mathematician I am not, but I would like to attempt a geometric progression. I would estimate you have taught or coached 900 young women during your term of duty at Ursinus. I would guess sixty percent of your students have spent three years in the field of education. Let's assume that each of these gals has taught an average of 900 girls during these years. Our number is now 810,000, a modest estimate of the number of girls who have been influenced by you.]

[I'm sure all of these students don't share my memories of your blue cars, love of dogs, waffle parties, lining hockey and softball fields, hospitality in Lincoln, gourmet cooking, etc. I'm sure they all don't know about your dictionary on the stand - a symbol of your constant quest for knowledge.]

[They have all shared, however, in having an outstanding image of a physical educator. Your code of ethics has been the highest. Your demand of one hundred percent performance at practice as well as in competition sets high standards. Your verbal perfection has been an ongoing example to all students. Your concern about individual problems has revealed compassion.]

[If these 810,000 students share in any phase of these examples, they are the richer for it. Charlie and I send our best wishes to you tonight - and always.]


[Betty Dando]

Letter From Betty Dando to Eleanor Snell, May 18, 1970



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