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Community invited to memorial service for Rosemary Park, former CC president

May 28, 2004
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For immediate release - May 28, 2004
Contact: Barbara Nagy (860) 439-2673;

NEW LONDON, Conn. - A memorial service for Rosemary Park, president of Connecticut College from 1947 to 1962, will be held on the campus Friday, June 4, at 10:30 a.m. in Harkness Chapel. The public is invited to attend.

Park played a key role in shaping Connecticut College. She oversaw a major revision of the curriculum, raised $3.1 million in a capital campaign marking the college´s 50th anniversary and oversaw a major expansion of facilities. After leaving Connecticut College, Park was president of Barnard College and vice chancellor of the University of California at Los Angeles. She traveled widely and was an international education consultant.

Park died April 17, 2004, in Los Angeles. She was 97.

Ranked among the most selective private liberal arts colleges in the nation, Connecticut College has an enrollment of 1,850 men and women from 45 states, the District of Columbia, and 35 countries. The college is particularly known for interdisciplinary studies, innovative international programs, paid internships, a wide range of student-faculty research opportunities and service learning. Founded in 1911, the college operates under an 82-year-old honor code and has no Greek system. The scenic 750-acre campus is managed as an arboretum and overlooks Long Island Sound. For more information, see Connecticut College is located at 270 Mohegan Ave., New London. -CC-