Celebrating Helen C.’s Birthday

November 30, 2011

In honor of Helen C. White’s 115th birthday this month, College Library staff gave away 115 cupcakes (in less than 20 minutes) on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Helen, who was born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1896, was the the first woman to earn the rank of full professor in the UW-Madison’s College of Letters and Science. In 1955, she also became the first woman to chair the English Department. For more information on Helen C. White, please see the library’s Web site.

Helen C.'s 115th Birthday!