- Ellis, Ruth, Richey, Elizabeth, Sague, Mary, Drouilhet, Elizabeth
- [After 1960]
‘>5’ ” ALICE HLYILTGH BELDIKG _( 1ese;1eeo Alice Seldisg's some still vividly recalls to those wto knew Per an imaginative person full of enorsy, truly generous, and with s contagious enthusiasm for all sports. i ._ -JO Born in Poughkeepsie in l8$6, Fiss Beldinp received her A.8. degree from Vosssr is 1907 and her training in Ptysicsl Educa- tion ct the Ssrsent sctool the following year. In 1908, she west to Rssdclpk-Tscon College wtere she served es Frofessor of Ftysicel Education,...
Show more‘>5’ ” ALICE HLYILTGH BELDIKG _( 1ese;1eeo Alice Seldisg's some still vividly recalls to those wto knew Per an imaginative person full of enorsy, truly generous, and with s contagious enthusiasm for all sports. i ._ -JO Born in Poughkeepsie in l8$6, Fiss Beldinp received her A.8. degree from Vosssr is 1907 and her training in Ptysicsl Educa- tion ct the Ssrsent sctool the following year. In 1908, she west to Rssdclpk-Tscon College wtere she served es Frofessor of Ftysicel Education, Chairman of the Deosrtment, and else as Counsellor of Tones. In 1926, ste returned to Vesssr es Pro- , fessor and Chairmen of the Department of Physical Education. In i937, she retired end spent her recent years at Yellfleet on Capo Cod. tiss Eelding was lsryely responsible for the desiqn of Kenyon Fell. ﬂaring e semester's losve, she visited new cysessiums . throughout the country; then worked with the Trustees and architect to plan Kenyon to meet the needs not only of the Eepertmcnt but also of recreational sports for students and their guests, a new ides st that time. If not the first, Kenyon was certainly one of the earliest of women's gymsssiums to provide dressire rooms for men, sod shoes and equipment for their use. This was enough of an issovstion for the §etIYerk Herold Tribune to quote her: "In mixed recreation the college egsin approximates the condition of society - - ~ men like women who are in sympathy with their sports interests." Fenyon pro- vided not only facilities for men, but also en opportunity for ﬁiss Balding to extend the departmental program to include more of the individual sports which students could continue to enjoy after college ~ bowling, squssb, badminton. Ste started "Faculty Eights" in Kenyon, end for many years had the faculty competing in badminton for a Trophy she presented. As Secretory, Vice President, and President of the Eastern ﬁssocistion of Physical Education for Colleqo tomes, she was sole to extend her influence beyond Vassar, and sfter her retirement elected to honorary mem- bership in the Association. A Eiss~3elding's extracurricular activities, too, were not confined to the campus. In Poughkoopsio in 1933, she organized a series of lectures for the unemployed in cooperation with the Yayor's i Committee; she was closely associated with Lincoln Center, giv- ing full—timo to this work during 1937-33; in tellfleet, where she directed a summer camp from 1913-1925, she later organized a summer recreation program and was instrumental in establishing‘ "tellflcet Associates" to develop better relations between the tOWﬁSpGOpl6 and summer residents. 7 ;LIc"s: HAYZ? ~ BELDIZTG (Continued) _ ( “‘ ‘"3->~ -=1. .-.1‘ ¢-w-¢~. Z ; l I I v 1 1 l ,- '~ I . 1 _.--¢-- .1-. Q \ S \ 95 r -l £1 9 A popular teacher arousing interest in her field even among the most nonatbletic; an atklote whose baseball throw record remained unbroken for many years; a friend and cqlleague skar- in: For boundless energy and lively imayination; a citizﬁn continuously verking ta improve conditions and relations among people, Alice Gelding ttrougkout Yer life gave qoncrously of herself to family, to student, to friend, to collége, and to community, ‘ - Ruth Ellis l Elizabeth Rickey Kary Segue Elizaboth Drouilhet 1 ‘ XV - 2&1;-2145