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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: February 4, 2019 12:48 PM
From: Representative Rob W. Kauffman
To: All House members
Subject: Resolution Honoring Wilson College on 150th Anniversary
In the near future I am planning to introduce a Resolution honoring Wilson College as it celebrates the 150th (Sesquicentennial) anniversary of its founding.

Wilson College was founded as a college for women in 1869. The college is named after Sarah Wilson who provided the initial gift for the establishment of the college. Sarah was the first living woman in the United States to endow a college specifically for women. The college’s intended purpose was to provide an education for young women in literature, science and the arts. The October 19, 1870, edition of the Franklin Repository stated that the “effort will not be to cram the minds of pupils with facts, but to spend the time in development of thought so that the pupils will learn to think for themselves, and thus become leaders, instead of followers, in society.”

Today Wilson College continues to educate by doing such things as creating a continuing education program for adult students, pioneering a residential program for single mothers with children and anticipating and meeting the needs of the community.

Please join me in cosponsoring this important Resolution.

Introduced as HR95