April 1, 1989 |
Myrtle C. Applegate Davis, 85, a former Haddonfield resident and a teacher of business education for 35 years, died Thursday at the Wiley Home in Marlton. Mrs. Davis was born in Ocean Grove. She received her bachelor's degree in 1924 and her master's degree in 1933, both in business education, from Temple University in Philadelphia. She taught business education to high school students in public schools in Mount Holly and Metuchen for six years, and in the Philadelphia school system for 29 years.
March 25, 1993 |
The concluding line in such tales of success always seems to be, I never would have imagined . . . That's not Wendy Kopp's story. "I imagined exactly this," says Kopp, seated in her 33d-floor office that overlooks Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall. With a senior thesis - a simple idea, really - this Princeton graduate helped rekindle an interest in education and public service. The concept was to grab recent college graduates, exchange the standard year or so of teacher certification for a few months of mental boot camp, and send them to teach at inner-city and rural public schools that have teacher shortages.
March 9, 1995 |
The testimonials to Robert Kulp, Great Valley High School business education teacher and head soccer coach, would have made even the most hardened cynic blush. "When every other teacher had given up on my son, Bob Kulp stood by him," said Judy Radano of Malvern. "Bob Kulp spent $800 of his own money to hire an SAT tutor for a minority student so he could get into a good college," said Clifford Keevan of Malvern. "Bob Kulp teaches positive values," said another parent, William Westgate of Malvern.
July 13, 1994 |
Maureen Lockwood Dever, 68, known as a strict but fair disciplinarian and a generous individual during her nearly two decades as Moorestown High School's business education teacher, died Monday at her Moorestown home. Mrs. Dever moved to Moorestown in 1969 and began teaching at the high school the same year. She remained with the school until she retired in 1987. "She was a classy lady, very proud, energetic, giving and caring . . . and knowledgeable," said Peggy Morgan, who took Mrs. Dever's job. "She was so well organized" that Morgan said she was still using Mrs. Dever's approach to business education.
May 2, 2014 |
Joan Ann Carson Bryan, 74, of Little Egg Harbor, N.J., who retired in 2007 after 39 years as a business education teacher at Collingswood High School, died of heart and kidney failure Sunday, April 27, at the Lawrenceville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Her husband, Jay, died in March. Born in Lawrenceville, N.J., Mrs. Bryan earned a bachelor's degree in business education, six credits short of a master's degree, at Rider University in 1966. At Collingswood High, daughter Marianne Seabert said, "she was a true force for feminism.
December 28, 2000 |
Carmela Coppola Kingston Worthington, a professor emeritus at the College of New Jersey, died of complications from breast cancer Sunday at her Edgewater Park home. She had lived in the Burlington County township since 1983. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and raised in Burlington City. Dr. Worthington was chairwoman of the department of business education and administrative management at Trenton State College, now the College of New Jersey, where she was a professor for 30 years.
May 28, 1999 |
Olive Fitzgerald Wester, 84, retired chairwoman of the Clearview Regional High School business education department, died of heart failure Monday at Underwood-Memorial Hospital, Woodbury. She had lived in Pitman for more than 45 years, and was raised in Carlisle, Pa. Mrs. Wester taught at Clearview, in Mullica Hill, for 23 years before retiring in 1985. She had been the business education department chair since the early 1970s, and also ran the school's work-study program.
March 31, 1999 |
Elizabeth Jennie Quigley, 81, a longtime resident of Fort Washington who earned a teaching degree at age 49, died Thursday of emphysema at the Clara Burke Community, a nursing home in Plymouth Meeting. After earning a degree in accounting and business education from Drexel University in 1967, she taught business education at Springfield Township High School until her retirement in 1979. Her son, Stephen V. Quigley, said his mother waited until all five of her children were out of high school to get her degree.
March 14, 1991 |
An 18-month effort to revise business education in Lower Merion schools will reach fruition in September when new courses designed to update and keep the curriculum current with technology are introduced in the upper grades. "We decided to clean the slate of business education with the idea of how we could best serve the kids," Alan Rosenau, director of secondary education, said at a school board work session Monday night, where the changes were discussed. "We took a look at all the courses and decided what we wanted to keep and what we didn't want to keep.
December 19, 2008 |
Constance Wells Bevins, 92, of Overbrook, a retired business teacher at Haverford High School who served in the Marine Corps during World War II, died Monday at Wallingford Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of a stroke. Mrs. Bevins was teaching special-needs students at the Elwyn Institute when she defied her parents and joined the Marines. Her father, stockbroker Charles Wells, and mother, Viola, a homemaker, were appalled. They thought their daughter was crazy, said Alexandra Turner, Mrs. Bevins' cousin.