Dr. Annie Dove Denmark: South Carolina's First Female College President

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A woman ahead of her time, the remarkable Dr. Annie Dove Denmark dedicated her life to higher education and the youth of her day. As the first female college president of both Anderson College and in the state of South Carolina, Dr. Denmark faced many challenges in keeping the school open and thriving through the Great Depression and World War II. Through her commitment to both the school and her faith, Dr. Denmark was able to accomplish what many thought was impossible. This compilation of materials, written by the friends and colleagues who knew her best, includes a biography of Dr. Denmark written by Kathryn Copeland, her coworker for twenty-seven years, and features a collection of wonderful images straight from the college archives.
ISBN: 9781609492120
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: South Carolina
Images: 26
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Kathryn Copeland graduated from Southwest Baptist Junior College, obtained a diploma in religious education and a BMT degree from Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and received her BA and MA from Baylor University. Miss Copeland arrived in 1926 at Anderson College, where she taught Bible and English. While Miss Denmark was president of the college, Miss Copeland served as dean of the faculty during the transition to junior college status. She was later appointed dean of the college and served as recording secretary for the Board of Trustees. She left Anderson College in 1954 and moved to Gardner-Webb College in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, to continue her career before retiring to Charlotte, North Carolina. Miss Copeland died on August 16, 1977, in Huntersville, North Carolina.
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