Commencement 1970 - two firsts for Rice
An article from Sallyport magazine titled 'Commencement 1970- two firsts for Rice'. The article is about the 55th annual commencement ceremony. It also mentions the first two African-American students to graduate from Rice University, Linda Faye Williams and Theodore Marshall Henderson. Also mentioned are the Jeffrey L. Cox, who gave the student address, Dr. T. Harry Williams, of Louisiana State University, who delivered the commencement address, as well as those Rice professors who received the George R. Brown Teaching Awards: Ronald Sass, Katherine Tsanoff Brown, Harry A. Deans, Alan Grob, Allen J. Matusow, C. William Philpott, and Harold E. Rorschach, Jr. Original resource is a magazine article.
Two firsts are described in the Sallyport issue of June 1970: Linda Faye Williams of Jones College and Theodore Marshall of Will Rice College, became the first African Americans to graduate from Rice. Former Student Association vice president Jeffrey L. Cox, became the first student ever featured as a speaker at a Rice commencement.
Events; Sass, Ronald--Faculty; Sass, Ronald; Award winners--Texas--Houston; Tsanoff Brown, Katherine, 1923-; More... Tsanoff Brown, Katherine, 1923-.--Faculty; Deans, Harry A., 1932-2014--Faculty; Deans, Harry A., 1932-2014; Grob, Alan, 1932-2007--Faculty; Grob, Alan, 1932-2007; Matusow, Allen J.--Faculty; Matusow, Allen J.; Philpott, C. William; Philpott, C. William--Faculty; Rorschach, Harold Emil, Jr., 1926-1993--Faculty; Rorschach, Harold Emil, Jr., 1926-1993; Williams, Linda F. (Linda Faye), 1952-; Henderson, Theodore Marshall; Commencement ceremonies--Texas--Houston; Rice University--Commencement ceremonies; College students--Texas--Houston; College graduates--Texas--Houston; African American college students—Texas—Houston; Cox, Jeffrey L.; Willliams, T. Harry (Thomas Harry), 1909-1979; Sallyport magazine Less...
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