1930's In Memoriam: Alumni

Willie Pearl (Kelker) Porter, DIP.N. 1936, died March 15, 2017. After graduating from Howard, she became a registered nurse and public health nurse. She was appointed supervisor of nurses at the Florida A&M College Hospital. She was the health instructor, school nurse and worked in several other capacities for the College’s Luch Moton High School for 28 years. She earned a B.S. in sociology from Florida A&M University and a master’s degree in medical and surgical nursing at Indiana University. She was 105.

Mary Ann Vincent Clarke, DIP.N. 1938, died February 20, 2017. After graduating from Howard, she earned a B.A. in sociology from West Virginia State College in 1941. She moved to St. Louis to work at Homer G. Phillips Hospital for 35 years until her retirement in 1976. She was an active volunteer and member of organizations such as AARP and the NAACP. She was initiated into the Alpha Delta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. in December 1940. She was 103.




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