Tag Archives: 60s

In Her Own Words: The First African-American Woman to Become a Cabinet Secretary

In Her Own Words: The First African-American Woman to Become a Cabinet Secretary

“In Their Own Words” is a GW Today audio feature showcasing voices of historical figures with ties to George Washington University. Every month, GW Today will bring those characters’ words to life through archival recordings or interpretations by members of the GW community. If you have a suggestion for a featured voice, let us know

Patricia Diehl, CCAS BA ’66

Patricia Diehl, CCAS BA ’66, who retired in 2008 as a research assistant in Prince George’s Community College’s institutional research department, died July 14. Diehl, an Upper Marlboro resident, spent 25 years working at the community college. She was president of the Southern Maryland Community Gospel Choir and, until recently, music director of Hope Presbyterian Church

R. Tucker Winn, GSEHD MA ’62

R. Tucker Winn, GSEHD MA ’62, a retired Fairfax County schools teacher who later owned and operated a college counseling business, died June 23 at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. She was 85. Winn became a teacher with the Fairfax schools system in the early 1950s. She taught at Fairfax High School and W.T. Woodson High

Geraldine Markel GSEHD Cert. ’68

Geraldine Markel, GSEHD Cert. ’68, recently published her second book on the subject of productivity — ACTIONS Against Distractions: Managing Your Scattered, Disorganized, and Forgetful Mind. Creator of Managing Your Mind coaching programs and seminars, Markel is an educational psychologist specializing in learning and performance. Read her blog, Demons of Distraction, at http://demonsofdistraction.com/blog/.  

Kun-yen Huang, CCAS Phd ’67

Kun-yen Huang, CCAS Phd ’67, a doctor and former GW professor who later helped found the National Cheng Kung University College of Medicine in Taiwan, died Feb. 20 at the ManorCare nursing facility in Potomac. He was 78. Beginning in the early 1960s, Dr. Huang studied microbiology at George Washington University and later joined the

Oscar M. Wells, GWSB MS ’67

Oscar M. Wells, GWSB MS ’67, a former a mathematician and scientific adviser in the Army Department, died on March 22 at age 84. Wells was born in Huntington, W.Va., and joined the Army Department in the early 1950s. He went on to serve on the presidential commission to reorganize the armed forces during the