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This letter from Elizabeth Jane McWilliams, Ursinus College Class of 1949, congratulates Eleanor Snell on the occasion of her retirement from Ursinus College and remarks on Eleanor's philosophy and influence.

Publication Date

4-6-1970

Language

English

Keywords

Eleanor Snell, Ursinus College, retirement, George Kennedy, Cherry Hill School District, Jane McWilliams

Disciplines

Health and Physical Education | Higher Education | Sports Studies

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[April 6, 1970]

[Dear Miss Snell,]

[For several weeks I have been trying to find adequate words to express our thoughts of your tremendous influence upon our lives. Words are far too inadequate, however I do wish to express some thoughts -]

[For the past eight years I have been teaching Physical Education in the Cherry Hill School District and not a day passes that I don't use a skill, technique, or call upon your basic philosophy. Through you I have learned the importance of helping each individual reach his or her maximum capacity. I know I am far wiser in many areas and have more empathy toward my fellow man.]

[Your image shall last in each of your students the duration of their lives, along with the tremendous influence you have had on the field of hockey, basketball, tennis and lacrosse.]

[Both George and myself are so fortunate to have been a part of your life and to have the opportunity to be guided by one so great. Thank you for sharing all this with us and for giving so much of yourself.]

[Best wishes for your future endeavors. It will be hard for Ursinus to find anyone who can measure up to your high standard.]

[Most sincerely,]

[Jane ("Mac") and George Kennedy]

[Class of '49]

Letter From Jane

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