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President McNelis continues his
tour through Rome.
At last, a vacation
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the educational institutions across the continent.
lVIcNelis' trip is unique, because few administrators
take such leave, the sabbatical usually being associated
Although this is the first family trip abroad, it is
not lVIcNelis' first tour of Europe. He was there in 1937
tenant during World War Il.
lVIcNelis' replacement during his leave, Dr. Marie
Martin, became Valley's fourth president, and first
woman president. As the year progressed, the presi-
dent's chair at Valley was again to change passengers
awaiting the return of lVlcNelis.
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Dr. Marie Y. Martin holds open
house for the local press upon
assuming the presidency of Los
Angeles Valley College
Va11ey's first Woman president
'll never dreamed I would one day become
a college presidentf' said Dr. Marie Martin
shortly after she was appointed head of Valley
College. Expressing excitement over her new
position, she said, 'LTO say the least, I am
"Life7s over-all purpose is productivity in
the sense that each of us Wishes to make the
highest contribution of self to society by using
to the maximum our powers and resources,"
said Dr. Martin, relating her philosophy of
The road that led to her appointment as
Valley's first woman president was a thorny
one. Educators in the field advised her to choose
another course instead of administration. alt
was suggested to me," Dr. Martin said, "by
members of the doctoral committee at USC not
to write my doctoral dissertation on adminis-
tration, because this field was almost entirely
limited to menf'
Instead, she chose a second subject, "Work
Experience Programs in Los Angeles High
Schools." This choice eventually played a part
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