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Agnes Mary McQuarrie ’39

A picture of Agnes McQuarrie

Agnes McQuarrie ’39 (left) received the Helen I. Pontius award in 1974.

Agnes Mary McQuarrie ’39, March 9, 2006, in Pullman, Washington. Aggie received a BA from Reed in biology, and an MS from Washington State University in physical education. She joined the faculty at WSU as a teaching assistant in women’s physical education, and in 1951 became the first professor in the recreation and park administration program, which she helped to create. In 1963, she earned a doctorate degree in recreation and park administration from Indiana University. In 1974, she received the Helen I. Pontius award from Chi Kappa Rho, the national organization for professional women in recreation. Aggie also was president of the Pullman Parks and Recreation Commission and a member of the board of directors for the Pullman Council on Aging. She retired as professor emerita of physical education for women in 1978.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2006

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