A pair of tap shoes. A blazer, a gym uniform, and a timeline. A directory of alumnae from the classes of 1922 to 1999 in the Women’s Physical Education Alumnae Association, or WPEAA.
These are memorabilia now on display in the lobby of Cooke Hall. This fall, alumnae of the WPEAA came to have a look and celebrate at a coffee reception with leadership from the School of Kinesiology.
The association officially disbanded in 2016 after nearly a century. But the warm comraderie continues. Lifelong friends, they sang happy birthday to Shirley Oehler Anderson, ’59, as well as the Minnesota Rouser. Next-generation faculty and guests gave moving tributes to the women’s example, leadership, inspiration, and philanthropy.
Read about the WPEAA legacy.
Story by Gayla Marty | Photos courtesy of the School of Kinesiology | Winter 2019