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Ida Benjamin ’50

Ida Benjamin ’50, January 19, 2003, in Portland. Benjamin once reported to her friend, Ruth Cederstrom Wolfe ’50, that after years of working in a cannery in Southeast Portland, she made the decision to attend the (Portland) Museum Art College. She was encouraged by the college’s director to enroll in the joint degree program with Reed, which she did, studying education, amongst other subjects, and graduating with a bachelor’s degree in art. Her nontraditional entrance to higher education was followed by a meaningful career in social services and as a teacher for children’s art

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2003

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