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Alice L. Beach ’43

Alice L. Beach ’43, November 7, 2003, in Palo Alto, California. Blackie attended Reed for two years, then transferred to Stanford University, from which she received a BA in 1943 and an MA in 1958 in psychology. In 1967 she earned a PhD in education for counseling and psychology, which she applied to a position in the Santa Clara Unified School District. She retired as lead psychologist from the district in 1984. Blackie served on the board of directors for the Palo Alto Historical Association, and volunteered for the Mid-Peninsula Access Corporation, the public access channel for her local cable television company. She developed a great interest and skill in videotaping local history lectures, and expanded her subject matter to include records of travel, special occasions, family events, and Reed reunions. During World War II, she was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy WAVES.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2004

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