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Charles G. Dawes, Class of 1884

Lillian Sinclair, Class of 1923

Marietta College Registrar, Faculty Archivist, and Devoted Alumna

Lillian Sinclair

No member of the Marietta College community has known or cared more deeply about the College and the men and women who have constituted it than Lillian Spindler Sinclair. The personal friend of a host of students and alumni, over the years she became a veritable encyclopedia of valuable information. Her insights, cheerful willingness to be helpful at all times, and obvious love of the College have benefited the institution beyond measure.

Sinclair earned her A.B. in modern languages from Marietta College in 1923, having financed her education with a scholarship and through part-time campus employment as assistant to the Financial Secretary. Following graduation, she continued in that position full time until 1926, when she was appointed Registrar. From 1942 until 1972, Sinclair also served as Secretary to the Faculty. Although she retired in 1967, she agreed to stay on as Faculty Archivist a position she held until 1972, after a total of fifty-three years at Marietta College.

A charter member and past president of the Association of Ohio College Registrars, Sinclair was named Marietta's "Woman of the Year" by Zonta International in 1976. She received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Marietta College Alumni Association in 1978.