Gorham Normal School - Green and White Yearbook (Gorham, ME)

 - Class of 1940

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Clifford o. .iz fuzeaeil CLIFFORD O. T. VVIEDEN At the end of the present school year, Mr. Wieden will sever his connection with the Gor- ham Normal School to become principal of the normal school at Presque Isle. During the sixteen years that Mr. Wieden has been an instructor, coach, athletic director, counselor, and friend at Gorham, he has con- tributed much of standing value for the beneht of the school as a teacher-preparatory insti- tution. Mr. Wieden was born in Wilmington, Dela- ware. When he was still young, his family moved to New Haven, Connecticut, where he began his elementary education. At the age of seven, he moved with his family to New Sweden, Maine. There he attended a rural school, and later' commuted to Caribou High School on the electric cars. He attended Colby College for one year and then transferred to Arcadia University in Nova Scotia. At Arcadia he majored in Biology and minored in Chemis- try. After receiving his B.S. degree from that school he became sub-master of Mapleton High School. He left Mapleton to come to Gorham. During his service here he has been furthering his own education by attending Bates College during the summer sessions, and there he earned his Master's Degree in Education. He has also earned credits toward his doctorate at Boston University, majoring in Educational Measurements and Social Sciences. This thorough training, together with six- teen years of service here at Gorham have placed him in an enviable position in the edu- cational field in Maine. Among the subjects he has taught here at Gorham are Economics, Sociology, Educational Measures, Political Sci- ence, and Introduction to Teaching. All of his classes have enjoyed his arguments, his inclina- tion toward statistical realities, his sly wit, and his invigorating manner. Besides his work in his classes, he has been coach of basketball, he has introduced and coached track, and has encouraged athletic com- petition between New England teacher training institutions. As athletic administrator, he has urged the adoption of a closer school-student financial cooperation in buying equipment. Cutside of his work here at Gorham, his talents as organizer and administrator have been recognized, he has been elected President of the New England Teachers' Athletic Con- ference and Secretary of the Western Maine Approved Basketball Officials. Mr. Wieden and Mrs. Wieden have taken an active part in the community life of Gor- ham. Mr. Wieden has been a past ofiicer in four lodges of the Masonic order, is a member of the Congregational Church, and has been interested in all town affairs. Mrs. Wieden is a member of the Eastern Star, has been Presi- dent of the Woman's Club, and has taken an active part in the Ladies' Circle, Cosmopolitan Club, Community Club, and Social Club. Gorham is going to miss Mr. Wieden greatly, but Presque Isle is benefiting by our loss. The whole school joins in wishing Mr. Wieden and his family best of luck in their future home!

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.qjean mellie gofzcfan NELLIE B. JORDAN "The heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, the hand to executef' Miss Jordan,s retirement this June is taking from us another of the Normal School's ad- ministrators whose ideals have helped make this school what it is today. For eighteen years Miss Jordan has played an important part in the daily life of the school as teacher and Dean of Women. Miss jordan was born in Chelsea, Massachu- settsg she received her elementary education in the schools there. She graduated from Gor- ham Normal School in 1901, did graduate work at both Harvard University and Boston Uni- versity, and received her Bachelor of Science degree from the latter in 1927. She taught in the elementary schools of South Portland and of Hingham, Massachusetts, for nearly ten years, was history instructor at Aroostook State Normal School, and was instructor of physical education in the State Department of Education before she became a member of the faculty here in 1922. Among the subjects she has taught here are English History, History Methods, Maine History, and Penmanship. -funius She has also been adviser of the House Com- mittee, has taken an important part in the annual May Ball plans, and this year has helped to organize the Walter E. Russell Chap- ter of the Future Teachers of America. She has also taken an active part in the life of the town as a member of the Annie Louise Carey Club and the Cosmopolitan Club and has been a loyal and helpful worker in the Methodist Church. Among her hobbies are photography, fishing and music, she is an accomplished pianist. She also enjoys travel and has been to Europe twice, once as hostess for a special excursion of Gor- ham alumnae. Perhaps we will remember her most, how- ever, for her friendly helpfulness, her quiet force and her dignity. All who have known her will agree with Dr. Russell in saying, 'll-ler leaving will be regretted not only by her fellow faculty members with whom she has cooper- ated so cordially all these years, but also by hosts of alumni who loolc upon her as a friendly teacher and wise counsellor."



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'T Dr. Russell -- Members of the Faculty -- Fellow Students,and Friends: We wish to announce that we are presenting in the pages of this book an answer to the question, 'How are teachers mBd6'f" Nell, we'11 try to show you 'now many ingredients Gorham Normal. uses to turn out a fin- ished teacher. We'11 try to show you, too, how each ingredi- ent is as necessary as every other. 'What makes e good teacher?" We answer your question 'oy show- ing you pictures. Life itseli is a series of pictures--goodn I IT M UST BE A GOQD SIGH T

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