Leo T. and Leah Jackson Wolford Dean`s Fellow In Mathematics
The Leo T. and Leah Jackson Wolford Dean's Fellow in Mathematics was established by their son, Thorp L. Wolford, and his wife, Evelyn C. Wolford, to commemorate the lives of two people that reflected all of the positive elements of a liberal arts education. Leo T. Wolford, a 1912 Franklin College graduate, 1947 honorary degree recipient and a trustee from 1932 to 1967, combined a long and successful career in law with active leadership in community affairs. He never abandoned his keen interest in mathematics and the sciences that had been cultivated at Franklin College. Though her life ended at age 25, Leah Jackson Wolford, also a 1912 graduate of Franklin College, established an outstanding reputation as an author specializing in Indiana folklore. The Leo T. and Leah Jackson Wolford Dean's Fellow in Mathematics represents both a tremendous opportunity to expand mathematics education for Franklin College students and a fitting tribute to two people who epitomized the virtues of a liberal arts education.