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University of Maryland 



Commencement Day :: 




Tuesday, June Seventh 
eleven o'clock, a. m. 



1927 



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Order of Exercises 



'^Fest March" from "Tannhauser" Wagner 

University Orchestra 

Invocation Reverend J. A. Myer 

Laurel, Maryland 

Valedictory Address Milford H. Sprecher 

"Spring Song" Mendelssohn 

University Orchestra 

Address "What Are the Prizes of Life ?" 

Honorable Frederick N. Zihlman, 
Congressman from the Sixth District of Maryland. 

"Gavotte from Mignon" Thomas 

University Orchestra 
Presentation of Diplomas and Certificates President 

Presentation of Military Commissions Major R. S. Lytle 

Presentation of Phi Kappa Phi Certificates President 

Presentation of Medals and Prizes President 

Announcements 

Benediction Reverend S. Tagart Steele, Jr., 

Baltimore, Maryland 

"Marche aux Flambeaux" Clark 

University Orchestra 



CANDIDATES FOR CERTIFICATES IN INDUSTRIAL 
EDUCATION 

Frank Allen Balsam Baltimore, Maryland 

John Elmer Elgert Baltimore, Maryland 

Henry LeRoy Raabe Baltimore, Maryland 

Howard Evan Townsend ..._. Baltimore, Maryland 

CANDIDATES FOR TEACHERS' DIPLOMAS 

Edward Marion Barron Hyattsville, Maryl-ind 

Amos Bowlus Beachley Middletown, Maryland 

William Paul Beatty Long Branch, New Jersey 

George Emerson Bishoff Oakland, Maryland 

Arthur Curtis Boyd Washington, D. C. 

Miel Day Burgee Monrovia, Maryland 

Helen Custer Friendsville, Maryland 

Elmore Roy Deibert Havre de Grace, Maryland 

Elise Dorsey Ellicott City, Maryland 

Mylo Suavely Downey Williamsport, Maryland 

William C. Graham, Jr North East, Maryland 

Mary Ethel Grove Hagerstown, Maryland 

Julia Myrtle Hileman Frostburg, Maryland 

Robert W. Hill College Park, Maryland 

Arthur Houston Holland Berwyn, Maryland 

William Lawrence Howard Federalsburg, Maryland 

Paul Elisha Huffington Allen, Maryland 

Gladys Marie Miller Westernport, Maryland 

Bernice Virginia Moler Hyattsville, Maryland 

William Hempstone Moore Boyd, Maryland 

Alexander A. Muzzey Homestead, Pennsylvania 

Kenneth Petrie Berwjm, Maryland 

Helen Gertrude Ryon Waldorf, Maryland 

Naomi C. Ryon Waldorf, Maryland 

Olive Marion Seltzer Washington, D. C. 

Alma Dorothy Shipley Westminster, Maryland 

Wallace Victor Smith Riverdale, Maryland 

Mary Spence College Park, Maryland 

M. B. Stevens Chevy Chase, Maryland 

Kathryn Claire Stevenson Mt. Lake Park, Maryland 

Viola Elizabeth Stewart Streett, Maryland 

Elizabeth Josephine Taylor ....Washington, D. C. 

Frank Hewey Terhune Ridgewood, New Jersey 

Phillip Browne Truesdell Waupaca, Wisconsin 

Grace Marceleau Warner Forest Hill, Maryland 

John Wilson Waters Washington, D. C. 

Roger S. Whiteford Baltimore, Maryland 

Alberta Alexandria Woodward Washington, D. C. 

Philip Avery Wright Federalsburg, Maryland 

Henry E. Yost Grantsville, Maryland 

CANDIDATES FOR THE BACHELOR'S DEGREE 

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE 

Bachelor of Science 

George Jenvey Abrams Washington, D. C. 

Charles Leslie Bennett Upper Marlboro, Maryland 

George Emerson Bishoff Oakland, Maryland 

Thomas Stevenson Bowyer Towson, Maryland 

C. S. Brinsfield, Jr Cordova, Maryland 

Rafael A. Chavarria Costa Rica, C. A. 

Richard Edwin Coffman Hagerstown, Maryland 

Cecil F. Cole, Jr Fulton, Maryland 

Marian Helen McGill Conner Washington, D. C. 

Harry Thomas Ccttman Pocomoke, Maryland 

Samuel Leland Crosthwait Riverdale, Maryland 



David Dallas, Jr Salisbury, Maryland 

Mylo Snavely Downey.. Williamsport, Maryland 

Norwood Augustus Eaton Washington, D. C. 

Paul Benjamin Gunby Marion Station, Maryland 

Warren Thornton Higgins Hyattsville, Maryland 

Charles Aloysius Johnston Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

John Gerard Krein Baltimore, Maryland 

Henry L. McCabe Anacostia, b. C. 

William Hempstone Moore Boyd, Maryland 

Alton Everett Nock Stockton, Maryland 

Engelbert Herrling Schmidt Washington, D. C. 

George Myron Shear Rosslyn,Virginia 

Norwood Charles Thornton.... Chesapeake City, Maryland 

George Melville Worrilow North East, Maryland 

Henry E. Yost Grantsville, Maryland 

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 

Bachelor of Science 

Elmer Arthur Beavens Washington, D. C. 

Arthur Matthews Halper New York, N. Y. 

Emmett H. Markwood Washington, D. C. 

Milford Harsh Sprecher Fairplay, Maryland 

Bachelor of Science in Arts and Nursing 

Sister Mary Vincent de Paul Dunnigan Baltimore, Maryland 

Sister Mary Hildegard Holbein Baltimore, Maryland 

Bachelor of Arts 

Rachel Belle Atkinson Washington, D. C. 

George M. Baumgardner Emmitsburg, Maryland 

Eugene Irving Baumgartner Oakland, Maryland 

Charles Clarke Beach Washington, D. C. 

Julia Louise Behring Washington, D. C. 

Rudolph Berkowitz Bronx, New York 

Luther F. Bromley Stockton, Maryland 

John Howard Burns Sparrow's Point, Maryland 

Elizabeth Gilbert Chaffinch Easton, Maryland 

Leland Haney Cheek Washington, D. C. 

William Alfred Fisher Washington, D. C. 

Harry Merrill Flaxman Hartford, Connecticut 

Solomon Irving Ginewsky Hartford, Connecticut 

Maxine Heiss .....Washington, D. C. 

Fred Conrad Heizog ..Washington, D. C. 

William Sasscer Hill, Jr Upper Marlboro, Maryland 

John Harla"^ Hornbak'ir Hagerstown, Maryland 

Marius Pitkin Johnson Hartford, Connecticut 

Harry James Kelchner Palmerton, Pennsylvania 

Wilbur Munro Leaf Washington, D. C. 

Robert Burneston Luckey Hyattsville, Maryland 

Mary Winifred McMinimy Washington, D. C. 

George Edward Melchior, Jr College Park, Maryland 

Alexander A. Muzzey Homestead, Pennsylvania 

Lillian Bland Nevitt Colonial Beach, Virginia 

Roger O'Donnell, Jr Washington, D. C. 

Cecil Loy Propst Laurel, Maryland 

Edwin Early Rothgeb Washington, D. C. 

Eleanor Campbell Seal Washington, D. C. 

Olive Marion Seltzer Washington, D. C. 

Leroy Waters Sheriff Wadsworth, Ohio 

J. Linwood Parks Shipley Hyattsville, Maryland 

Wilbur Newman Snyder Randallstown, Maryland 

Mary Spence College Park, Maryland 

Kathryn Claire Stevenson Mt. Lake Park, Maryland 

Elizabeth Josephine Taylor Washington, D. C. 

Frank Hewey Terhune Ridgewood, New Jersey 

Phillip Browne Truesdell Waupaca, Wisconsin 

Alton Adam Wentzel ..: Carlisle, Pennsylvania 

Robert James Wilson.... - Buffalo, New York 



COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 
Bachelor op Science 

Miel Day Burgee ._... _ ..._.. Monrovia, Maryland 

William Lawrence Howard.. _Federalsburg, Maryland 

Gladys Marie Miller Westernport, Maryland 

Grace Marceleau Warner Forest Hill, Maryland 

Bachelor of Arts 

Amos Bowlus Beachley Middletown, Maryland 

William Paul Beatty —Long Branch, New Jersey 

Arthur Curtis Boyd-— Washington, D. C. . 

Helen Custer Friendsville, Maryland 

Elmore Roy Deibert Havre de Grace, Maryland 

Elise Dorsey Ellicott City, Maryland 

William C. Graham, Jr. North East, Maryland 

Julia Myrtle Hileman Frostburg, Maryland 

Robert W. Hill College Park, Maryland 

Bernice Virginia Moler Hyattsville, Maryland 

Kenneth Petrie _. Berwyn, Maryland 

Helen Gertrude Ryon Waldorf, Maryland 

Naomi C. Ryon Waldorf, Maryland 

M. B. Stevens Chevy Chase, Maryland 

Viola Elizabeth Stewart Streett, Maryland 

John Wilson Waters Washington, D. C. 

Helen Rose White College Park, Maryland 

Roger S. Whiteford Baltimore, Maryland 

Alberta Alexandria Woodward Washington, D. C. 

Philip Avery Wright Federalsburg, Maryland 

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING 

Bachelor of Science 

William George Bewley Berwyn, Maryland 

J. Henry F. Bittner Berwyn, Maryland 

Clifford Elmore Boteler Beltsville, Maryland 

Charles William Butler Washington, D. C. 

Forrest Coakley Havre de Grace, Maryland 

Oscar Bechtol Coblentz, Jr Catonsville, Maryland 

Robert Beauchamp Davis Baltimore, Maryland 

Henry J. Easter Baltimore, Maryland 

Wade Hampton Elgin, Jr Washington, D. C. 

Adelbert G. England Raspeburg, Maryland 

Harold Wellington Finch Washington, D. C. 

Harry Franklin Garber Washington, D. C. 

Nathan Dorsey Glover Mt. Airy, Maryland 

Howard Edward Hassler Washington, D. C. 

Malcolm Hickox Washington, D. C. 

William Frederick Korff Baltimore, Maryland 

Benjamin W. LeSueur Baltimore, Maryland 

Roland Arthur Lynn Smithsburg, Maryland 

Edward Burns Marks Washington, D. C. 

George Washington Morrison Port Deposit, Maryland 

Herbert Spiese Murray Washington, D. C. 

William LeRoy Peverill Washington, D. C. 

Robert Maurice Rohrbaugh Mt. Rainier, Maryland 

Oliver Wilson Runkles * Mt. Airy, Maryland 

Floyd F. Schrader College Park, Maryland 

Herbert Alexander Smither Cumberland, Maryland 

Kenneth Franklin Spence.— Hancock, Maryland 

Raymond Latimer Stevens ..Hyattsville, Maryland 

Wilbur Arthur Streett Govans, Maryland 

William Ramey Trimble Washington, D. C. 

Paul Waldo Triplett Cumberland, Maryland 

Charles Swan Weber Oakland, Maryland 

Edward Minor Wenner Point of Rocks, Maryland 

Wilbur Marion White Princess Anne, Maryland 



COLLEGE OF HOME ECONOMICS 

Bachelor of Science 

Helen Grace Beyerle Baltimore, Maryland 

Josephine Mudd Blandford .—College Park, Maryland 

Gertrude Vorhees Chestnut Hyattsville, Maryland 

Mary Ethel Gi'ove Hagerstown, Maryland 

Ellen Jane Keiser Washington, D. C. 

Jane Lavinia Mankin Washington, D. C. 

Ruth H. McRae Riverdale, Maryland 

Jessie Franklin Muncaster Rockville, Maryland 

Helen Alberta Orton Takoma Park, D. C. 

Grace Adeline Ripple ' Cheltenham, Maryland 

CANDIDATES FOR THE MASTER'S DEGREE 

Masteb of Science 

Benjamin H. Bennett— _ Washington, D. C. 

Arthur Charles Dillman Washington, D. C. 

Ruth Bailey Engle Forstburg, Maryland 

Huldah Elizabeth Ensor Sparks, Maryland 

John Edgar Faber, Jr Washington, D. C. 

William A. Hambright Bel Air, Maryland 

Joseph Darlington Hoopes Bel Air, Maryland 

Charles Archer Jones Clay Center, Kansas 

William Leslie Kerr Ottawa, Canada 

Paul Knight Frederick, Illinois 

Semuel Lieberman Bronx, New York 

Harold Henry Shepard Hyattsville, Maryland 

Charles Linton Smith Covin, Alabama 

William Carleton Supplee . Washington, D. C. 

Earnest Artman Walker Mount Airy, Maryland 

Milton Stewart Whaley Washington, D. C. 

I. Evan Wheaton Greenwich, New Jersey 

Master of Arts 

Edward Marion Barron Hyattsville, Maryland 

Eugenia W. Clement - Washington, D. C. 

Bess Mary Crider _ Jefferson, Oklahoma 

Ruth Allison Hudnut Crothers Washington, D. C. 

Lionel Bevery Howland Upper Marlboro, Maryland 

Paul Elisha Huffington Allen, Maryland 

Joseph Thomas Pyles, Jr Frederick, Maryland 

Mary Earnestine Savage— Rockville, Maryland 

Wallace Victor Smith —.Riverdale, Maryland 

CANDIDATE FOR ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL DEGREE 

Mechanical Engineer 

Alfred Sellman Best Washington, D. C. 

CANDIDATES FOR DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY 

Perley Floyd Brookens Hyattsville, Maryland 

Albert Lawrence Flenner College Park, .Maryland 

Daniel Thomas Ordeman College Park, Maryland 

Emil Gaston Vanden Bosche Detroit, Michigan 



Degrees and Certificates Conferred Since Last Commencement 

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE 

Bachelor of Science 

Lewis P. Ditman Ernest Hughes Shipley 

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 

Bachelor of Science 

Christian Matthew Fleming Joseph Hing-Liong Tan 

Bachelor of Arts 



Mason Henley Hopwood 
Catherine Perdue 
Mary Ernestine Savage 



Edward Markley Lohse 
Terrence G. Riley 
Archie Spinney 



Iris White 
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 

Bachelor of Science 

Earl Downin Huyett 

Bachelor of Arts 

George Hamilton Fettus, Jr. 

Teachers' Diplomas 
Elizabeth Hall Bear Mary Miller Browne 

George Hamilton Fettus, Jr. Earl Downin Huyett 

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING 
Bachelor of Science 
Millard Arnon Pinney 



Mary Miller Browne 
Elizabeth Hall Bear 



WAR DEPARTMENT AWARDS OF COMMISSIONS AS 

SECOND LIEUTENANTS IN THE INFANTRY 

RESERVE CORPS 



Amos Bowlus Beachley 
William George Bewley 
Norwood Augustus Eaton 
Wade Hampton Elgin, Jr. 
Harry Franklin Garber 
James Gustavus Gray, Jr. 
Paul Benjamin Gunby 
Howard Edward Hassler 
William Sasscer Hill, Jr. 
Eldred Sarell Lanier 
Wilbur Munro Leaf 
Robert Burneston Luckey 



Edward Burns Marks 
George Washington Morrison 
Kenneth Petrie 
William LeRoy Peverill 
Cecil Loy Propst 
Edwin Early Rothgeb 
Leroy Waters Sheriff 
Kenneth Franklin Spence 
M. B. Stevens 
William Ramey Trimble 
Roger S. Whiteford 
Mallery Onthank Wooster 



AWARDS OF PHI KAPPA PHI CERTIFICATES 



Charles Clarke Beach 
Julia Louise Behring 
Helen Grace Beyerle 
George Emerson Bishoff 
J. Henry F. Bittner 
C. S. Brinsfield, Jr. 
Richard Edwin Coffman 
Marian Helen McGill Conner 
William Alfred Fisher 
William Sasscer Hill, Jr. 
Ellen Jane Keiser 
William Frederick Korff 
Mary Winifred McMinimy 
Ruth H. McRae 



Gladys Marie Miller 
Jessie Franklin Muncaster 
Alton Everett Nock 
Marguerite Childress Reinmuth 
Helen Gertrude Ryon 
Engelbert Herrling Schmidt 
J. Linwood Parks Shipley 
Kenneth Franklin Spence 
Elizabeth Josephine Taylor 
Norwood Charles Thornton 
William Harold Upshall 
Emil Gaston Vanden Bosche 
Helen Rose White 



MEDALS AND PRIZES 

Citizenship Medal, offered by Mr. H. C. Byrd, Class of 1908, to the member 
of the senior class who, during his collegiate career, has nearest typi- 
fied the model citizen and who has done most for the general advance- 
ment of the interests of the University. 

Awarded to Kenneth Franklin Spence 

Citizenship Prize, offered by Mrs. Albert F. Woods, to the woman member 
of the senior class who, during her collegiate career, has nearest typi- 
fied the model citizen and has done most for the general advancement 
of the interests of the University. 

Awarded to Helen Grace Beyerle 

Silvester Medal for Excellence in Athletics, offered by the class of 1908, to 

the man who typifies the best in college athletics. 
Awarded to M. B. Stevens 

Athletic Trophy for women, offered by Dr. Albert F. Woods, to the senior 

woman student who typifies the best in college athletics. 
Awarded to Maxine Heiss 

American Chemical Society, National Prize Essay Contest — First place and 

One Thousand Dollar Prize. 

Awarded to Catherine Douglas Barnsley 

James Douglas Goddard Memorial Medal, offered by his sister, Mrs. Anna 
K. Goddard James, to a student from Prince George's County for 
excellence in scholarship and moral character. 

Awarded to William Sasscer Hill, Jr. 

Sigma Phi Sigma Medal, offered by the Delta Chapter, to the freshman 

who makes the highest scholastic average during the first semester. 

Awarded to Ruth Charlotte Lawless 

The Dinah Berman Memorial Medal, offered by her son, Benjamin Berman, 

to that sophomore who has attained the highest scholastic average of 

his class in the College of Engineering. 
Awarded to Rudolph Wachter Dauber 

Public Speaking Prizes, offered by W. D. Porter, to the students who show 
the greatest advancement in Public Speaking. 

Awarded to Hazel J. Tenney and Raymond L. Stevens 

Woman's Senior Honor Society Cup, offered to the woman student of the 

three upper classes having the highest scholastic average during the 

two semesters preceding its award. 
Awarded to Virginia Spence Price 

The Oratorical Association of Maryland Colleges offers each year gold medals for 

the first and second places in an oratorical contest. 

Medal for second place awarded to Wilfred Asquith Hearn. 

Alumni medal for excellence in debate. 

Awarded to Grace E. Laleger. 

National Oratorical Association award of Four Hundred Dollars to the winner of the 

regional contest. 
Awarded to Charles Clarke Beach, who will compete in the final contest in San 

Francisco for the Fifteen Hundred Dollar award. 
The Diamondback Medals awarded for efficient and faithful service on the 

student weekly paper. 
Awarded to Milford Harsh Sprecher, Amos Bowlus Beachley, Cecil Loy 

Propst, Frank Hewey Terhune, Egbert Fuller Tingley 

The Reveille Medals awarded for efficient and faithful service on the stu- 
dent year book. 

Awarded to Reese L. Sewell, Ruth Tefft Williams, Daniel Cox Fahey, Jr. 

"President's Cup," offered by Dr. H. J. Patterson, for excellence in debate. 

Awarded to New Mercer Literary Society 

"Governor's Cup," offered by His Excellency, Honorable Albert C. Ritchie, 
Governor of Maryland, to the best drilled company. 

Awarded on Drill Day to Company A, Commanded by Captain Wade H. 

Elgin, Jr. 



First Honoi'E 



Prize offered by Di'. Albert F. Woods, to the student who has done most 
for the Reserve Officers' Training Corps. 

Awarded on Drill Day to .Cadet Lieut. Col, Leroy W. Sheriff 

The Military Medal, offered by class of 1899, to the member of the battalion 
who proves himself the best drilled soldier. 

Awarded on Drill Day to - Cadet Francis John Porter 

Washington Chapter Alumni Cup, offered to the best drilled platoon. 

Awarded on Drill Day to First Platoon, Company A. Commanded by 

Lieutenant Harry Franklin Garber 

The Rifle Cup offered to the winner of the inter-class rifle competition. 

Awarded on Drill Day to Freshman Class, Captained by Alfred Floyd 

Hultquist 
University of Maryland Prize (Sword), to the best company commander. 
Awarded on Drill Day to Cadet Captain Wade H. Elgin, Jr. 

HONORABLE MENTION 

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE 

Engelbert Herrling Schmidt 
Rafael A. Chavarria 
Richard Edv/in Coffman 

Second Honors — 

C. S. Brinsfield, Jr. 
Alton Everett Nock 
George Emerson Bishoff 

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 

First Honors — 

Mary Winifred McMinimy 

John Howard Burns 

William Alfred Fisher 

J. Linwood Parks Shipley 

Charles Clarke Beach 
Second Honors — 

Julia Louise Behring 

Elizabeth Josephine Taylor 

William Sasscer Hill, Jr. 

Maxine Heiss 

Mary Spence 



First Honors- 



COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 

Helen Rose White 
Helen Gertrude Ryon 



Second Honors — 

Gladys Marie Miller 
Julia Myrtle Hileman 
Naomi C. Ryon 



First Honors- 



Second Honors- 



First Honor's — 
Second Honors — 



COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING 

William Fi-ederick Korff 
Kenneth Franklin Spence 
J. Henry F. Bittner 

Wilbur Arthur Streett 
Wade Hampton Elgin, Jr. 
William LeRoy Peverill 
Harry Franklin Garber 

COLLEGE OF HOME ECONOMICS 
Ellen Jane Keiser 
Helen Grace Beyerle