Edel, William Wilcox

Academic Procession at Commencement, c.1955

Professor David I. Gleim carries the college mace as he leads the academic procession at a Commencement around 1955. President William Edel ('15) and Boyd Lee Spahr ('00) are directly behind Professor Gleim.

Tom Beckley at Commencement, 1955

Tom Beckley, a member of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps, receives his commission certificate from President William Edel during Commencement. The event is held in the Alumni Gymnasium on June 12, 1955.

Paul Burkholder, Priestley Award, 1953

Dr. Paul Rufus Burkholder '24 (center) receives the Priestley Award on March 10, 1953. 

Left: President Edel.  Right: John Watson Pedlow (Class of 1929 and Trustee)

Donald P. Bush Jr., 1953

President William Edel (Class of 1915) presents the football homecoming M.V.P trophy to Donald P. Bush Jr. (Class of 1954) in November 1953. Bush plays center and linebacker on the football team.

Class of 1915 Gateway, 1955

President William Edel (Class of 1915) and Vice President Gilbert Malcolm (Class of 1915) stand in the Class of 1915 Gateway with the President's House in the background.

Left to Right: Malcolm ; Edel

Commencement, 1949

President William Edel '15 (left) stands with Honorary degree recipient Dr. Paul Rufus Burkholder '24 (center) at Commencement on June 5, 1949.

Commencement, 1954

A group of alumni, faculty, trustees, and honorary degree recipients stand on the porch of Drayer Hall on June 13, 1954. Trickett Hall, as well as several other Dickinson School of Law buildings, are visible in the background.

The back row from right to left is Ernest Vuilleumier (...

Commencement, 1955

A student receives her diploma from President William Edel ('15) in the Alumni Gymnasium during Commencement on June 12, 1955.

Karl Taylor Compton, Priestley Award, 1954

Priestley Award recipient Karl T. Compton (third from left) poses with Professor Vuilleumier (second from left) and President Edel (far right) next to Priestley's burning glass on April 22, 1954.

Karl Taylor Compton, Priestley Award, 1954

Karl Taylor Compton receives the Priestley Award from President William Edel on April 22, 1954. 

Far left: Chemistry Professor Ernest A. Vuilleumier ; Third from left: C. Scott Althouse

Drayer Hall cornerstone laying ceremony, 1951

President William W. Edel, History Professor Whitfield J. Bell Jr. ('35), Superintendent of grounds and buildings George Shuman Jr. ('37), and acting Dean of Women Mary M. Kellogg at the cornerstone laying ceremony for Drayer Hall on March 8, 1951. They were placing a time capsule into the...

Sumner Mathias Drayer, 1957

View of Sumner Mathias Drayer (center) at the unveiling of his portrait, standing beside President William Wilcox Edel (Class of 1915).

Drayer is a prominent member of the Board of Trustees and was awarded a degree by appointment as a member of the Class of 1902. 

President Edel at Homecoming, 1950

View as President William Edel (Class of 1915) holds the Mermaid and the Little Brown Bucket at the Homecoming football game against Gettysburg College at Biddle field in November 1950.

William Wilcox Edel, c.1946

President William Wilcox Edel is a member of the Class of 1915.

William Wilcox Edel, 1946

Boyd Lee Spahr ('00), President of the Board of Trustees, shakes hands with William Wilcox Edel '15 (right) on President Edel's Inauguration Day on October 26, 1946.

William Wilcox Edel, 1959

President William Wilcox Edel is a member of the Class of 1915.

The photograph illustrates the presentation of President Edel's portrait by classmate and trustee, David M. Wallace (right).

William Wilcox Edel, c.1990

William Wilcox Edel was a member of the Class of 1915 and College President from 1946 to 1959. In the photograph Edel is with his second wife, Joscelyne.

Faculty Procession at Commencement, 1949

The procession of Dickinson College faculty into the Alumni Gymnasium for Commencement on June 5, 1949. President William Edel ('15) is walking behind the faculty marshal holding the baton.

Edgar M. Finck, 1958

Education professor Edgar Finck, left, with College president William Edel standing next to the chair presented to Finck upon his being awarded the Henry Ford Chiar of Education, in Februar 1958.

Founders Day Convocation, 1952

A group picture taken in Memorial Hall on the occasion of the Founders Day Convocation, May 1, 1952.  This special Founders Day, in honor of Dickinson women, was held to celebrate the dedication of Drayer Hall, the first residence hall built by the college for the express purpose of housing...

Founders Day Convocation ceremony, 1952

President William Edel (class of 1915) awards an honorary degree to Ethel Wagg Selby (class of 1915) during the Founders Day Convocation ceremony in Bosler Hall on May 1, 1952.

Honorary degree recipient Marianne Craig Moore is the third person sitting from the left.

Robert Frost with President Edel, Arts Award, 1959

Arts Award recipient Robert Frost sits on the steps of Old West with Dickinson College President William Edel (left) and Dean of the College Frederic Ness (right) in May 1959.

Robert Frost with President Edel, Arts Award, 1959

Arts Award recipinet Robert Frost takes a tour of the campus with Dean of the College Frederic Ness (left) and College President William Edel (right) in May 1959.

Robert Frost, Arts Award, 1959

Students join Arts Award recipient Robert Frost on the steps of Old West in May 1959. President William Edel sits to the left of Frost.

Edgar Rohrer Heckman, 1935

View of trustee Edgar Rohrer Heckman (second row, far right), a member of the Class of 1897, in academic regalia with members of the Board of Trustees and other college administrators in 1935.

Boyd Lee Spahr (Class of 1900), Gilbert Malcolm (Class of 1915), and William Wilcox Edel (Class...


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