|Carolyn Rizza, professor emeritus, taught in the
Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work from 1975 to
1999. She was instrumental in starting the university's Gerontology program, later becoming the president of the
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. As the only woman in her department when she was hired, and the
first female chair of a department at one time,
Rizza remarks on the changing roles of women on this campus.
A generous donation from her family allowed the University to renovate
West Hall, built in 1900 as the Model School. The building was renamed
the Paul and
Carolyn Carruth Rizza Hall in their honor. Since retiring, Rizza enjoys
and currently serves as chair of the advisory board for the Equestrian
September 23, 2008
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