Maryly V. Peck

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Maryly V. Peck
Polk Community College
Term 1982 – 1997
Predecessor Fred Lenfestey
Successor J. Larry Durrence
Born 1930
Washington, D.C.
Alma mater Vanderbilt University
University of Florida
Profession Community college president
Spouse Edwin L. Carey

Maryly VanLeer Peck (1930–2011) was an American academic, and the former President of Polk Community College. Peck graduated with her Bachelors degree from Vanderbilt University in 1951. She received her Masters degree in chemical engineering from the University of Florida in 1955. In addition she received her Doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Florida in 1963. In 1982 she was selected to be President of Polk Community College, and she served in this position until 1997.[1]

Peck first started hear career as a Professor of Mathematics. Peck was the first woman to be named president of one of Florida's 26 community colleges. Peck was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Florida, and in 2007 she was inducted into the Florida Women's Hall of Fame.[1].[2]


  1. ^ Chambliss, John (November 4, 2011). "Maryly VanLeer Peck, Former PCC President, Dies at 81". Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ "M.Peck". FCSW. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 

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