Sylvia Kendrick MacColl Rudy 62
Sylvia Kendrick MacColl Rudy ’62, of cancer, December 31, 1993, at her home in Berkeley Heights, New York. She had been a professor of anthropology at Upsala College, East Orange, New York, since 1973. She earned a master's degree from Brandeis University in 1967 and a doctorate from Washington University in 1969. A devoted teacher, she served as chairperson of the department of sociology, anthropology, and social work at Upsala and directed the microcomputer laboratory and the office of institutional research. She was a fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology and the American Anthropological Association, and she served as an outside evaluator for colleges, workshops, and grant programs. While her research work centered on kinship systems, she also provided research to support the Ramapough Mountain Indians in their petition for federal recognition. She was active in the Berkeley Heights League of Women Voters and served as president from 1982 to 1985 and again from 1989 to 1991. She is survived by her husband, Donald A. Rudy ’62, and three grown children, including Sylvia A. Rudy ’93.
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