Lucile Burdette Tuttle, 1925
B.A., Denison University
M.A., Harvard University-Radcliffe College
Citation awarded on Saturday, June 12, 1965
A creative teacher and administrator in the development of education for women, Dean Lucile Burdette Tuttle participated in the first experiment in coeducation at the college level in Assam, India, as warden of the American Baptist Hostel for women enrolled in Cotton College, Gauhati.
Returning to this country, she taught at three institutions founded for the higher education of women: Abbot Academy, Emma Willard School, and Wellesley College. Her effectiveness was recognized by the board of trustees of Emma Willard in choosing her as director of admissions and later dean of the school, the position she currently holds. Her talents in the recruitment and counseling of students and in the formation of unique curricula and extra-curricula have provided the entire field of education with inspiration and guidance. By her work in educational, civic, cultural, and Baptist church groups, her influence has extended far beyond her campus.
Member of a distinguished Denison family, she has added to Denison in leading women’s education from strength to greater strength as preparation for the increasingly complicated and difficult role women must play in modern society.