Mary Estella Sprague

She was the first woman to serve as the dean of an academic department at UConn, overseeing the Division of Home Economics from 1920 to 1926.

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Lubbie Harper Jr.

The third African American to serve as a Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, Justice Harper cast the deciding vote to legalize same-sex marriage in the state.

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Our Librarian

Edwina Whitney (1868–1970) was the second and longest-serving head librarian at UConn, then Connecticut Agricultural College. Hired in 1900, she first worked in a cramped two-room library lit by kerosene lamps.