Maryly V. Peck

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Maryly V. Peck
President of
Polk Community College
In office
1982–1997
Preceded by Fred Lenfestey
Succeeded by J. Larry Durrence
Personal details
Born (1930-06-29)June 29, 1930
Washington, D.C.
Died November 3, 2011(2011-11-03) (aged 81)[1]
West Palm Beach, Florida
Spouse(s) Edwin L. Carey
Alma mater Vanderbilt University
University of Florida
Profession Community college president

Maryly VanLeer Peck (June 29, 1930–November 3, 2011) was an American academic, and the former President of Polk Community College. Peck graduated with her Bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University in 1951.[2] She received her Master's 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.[3]

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.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chambliss, John (4 November 2011). "Maryly VanLeer Peck, Former PCC President, Dies at 81". The Ledger. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Van Leer Family Papers". Georgia Tech Library. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Chambliss, John (November 4, 2011). "Maryly VanLeer Peck, Former PCC President, Dies at 81". TheLedger.com. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.polk.edu/news!/Archive/Peck_Bio.htm
  5. ^ "M.Peck". FCSW. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 

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