Saturday, June 02, 2012

College Women from 1904 to 2010.

Wesleyan College, at Macon, Georgia was the first college chartered to award degrees to women. It was a Methodist school chartered in 1836 as the Georgia Female College.

The present name of Wesleyan College was adopted in 1919.

These pictures of our Cousin Blance Burch Harp's 1904 Wesleyan College graduation and pictures of other Wesleyan College's 1904 students.

Blance Burch Harp in her Graduation Dress at her graduation from Wesleyan College in 1904.

How does Blance Burch Harp graduation from Wesleyan College in Macon Georgia in 1904 compare with College women graduating this year?

My granddaughter, Lillian Matthews Shaw graduated from Mercer University, Macon Georgia on May 29, 2010.

I do not know the history of the change from women wearing evening dress for Graduation to the beginning of todays Cap and Gown attire?

Lillian's graduation took place in the same city, just a few miles across town and 108 years after the 1902 graduation of her cousin, Blance Burch Harpe.

1 comment:

Carol said...

What a nice contrast - showing the photos of the two graduations - 108 years apart.