Laura Scales

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Laura Woolsey Lord Scales (November 13, 1879 – June 12, 1990) was an American educator and college dean. She served as Dean of Students at Smith College in Massachusetts for 22 years (1922–1944).[1]

As Smith College's warden, Scales was in charge of housing students, chaperoning on-campus activities, and arranging guest visits to the College.[2] In addition, Scales chaired the committee of social activities and was a member of the conference committee. Scales was extremely dedicated to improving the campus atmosphere for students, and was also Dean of Women at Carnegie Institute of Technology.[3]

In 1936, Smith College showed their appreciation for all that she had done for the school by naming one of the new dormitories the Laura Scales House. One of the quotes she used throughout her life was that "education was the backbone of living. It makes the world interesting."[4]

Scales died in 1990 at the age of 110 years, 211 days, one of the oldest people in the world at the time.

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  1. ^ Smith College: Living at Smith
  2. ^ Smith Alumnae Quarterly
  3. ^ "Laura Woolsey Lord Scales Papers". Five College Archives & Manuscript Collections. Smith College Archives. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Laura Woolsey Lord Scales Papers". Five College Archives & Manuscript Collections. Smith College Archives. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 

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