Mary Edgett Scholarship


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Mary Edgett was, no doubt, WestConn's oldest living treasure beloved by many who came through her classrooms. Due to the great outpouring of sentiments after running her story in the Spring 2008 issue of the AlumniNews, a scholarship was created in her honor.

“Mary was one of the most beloved teachers in Danbury,” notes WCSU President Dr. James W. Schmotter. “What better way to immortalize her than with a scholarship that supports the work to which she devoted her entire life?”

The Mary Edgett Scholarship will be awarded to a WestConn elementary education major. For more than a half century, Edgett fostered a love for education, living and teaching middle school primarily in the Danbury area. Many of those she taught went on to become luminaries in their field. Edgett received a teaching certificate from the Danbury Normal School and later earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the Teacher’s College of Connecticut in New Britain (now Central Connecticut State University). Afterwards, she did graduate work at the University of Hawaii.

“I am so honored to be recognized in this way by my alma mater,” said this proud alumna when her scholarship was created in 2008. She added, “I hope this award encourages more students to go into teaching.”

Mary Edgett Scholarship committee member the late Guido J. Tino ’64, a former student of Edgett’s, donated the first $1,000 to her scholarship fund.

You can donate to the Mary Edgett Scholarship by calling the Office of Institutional Advancement at (203) 837-8279.

*The WCSU Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and contributions are tax deductible.

Send your memories of Mary Edgett to alumni@wcsu.edu.

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