When Adele Hagner Stamp became the Dean of Women at the University of Maryland in 1922, there were only 93 undergraduate women pursuing a degree. Over the 38 years she served at UMD, Adele Stamp worked tirelessly to support women in higher education and to foster a sense of community between students. She started the first Women’s Student Government Association, the College Park Branch of the American Association of University Women and was an active member of the National Democratic Women’s Club. When she retired in 1960, she became the first woman at the University of Maryland to receive the title of emeritus. She is commemorated here in the Stamp Student Union because what better way to celebrate a campus leader who championed student involvement than to name the student center after her?
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