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Stephens College

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1833 as the Columbia Female Academy, changed 1856 to Columbia Female Baptist Academy. In the 1860's, James L. Stephens gave the college a $20,000 endowment, and the name was changed to Stephens Female College. It remains a women's college, though 6% of undergraduates are men.

Location:
Columbia, MO

Founding Date:
1833

Enrollment:
771

Official Website:
http://www.stephens.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Eugenie Anderson
Diplomat
26-May-1909 31-Mar-1997 Second female US Ambassador
Patricia Barry
Actor
16-Nov-1921   Character actress
Chris Cooper
Actor
9-Jul-1951   American Beauty
Leslie Easterbrook
Actor
29-Jul-1949   Drill Instructor in Police Academy
Susan Flannery
Actor
31-Jul-1940   The Bold and the Beautiful
Tammy Grimes
Actor
30-Jan-1934   The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Diane Johnson
Novelist
28-Apr-1934   Fair Game
Jeane Kirkpatrick
Government
19-Nov-1926 7-Dec-2006 Reagan's UN Ambassador
Elizabeth Mitchell
Actor
27-Mar-1970   Juliet Burke on Lost
Carrie Nye
Actor
14-Oct-1936 14-Jul-2006 Theater actress
Annie Potts
Actor
28-Oct-1952   Mary Jo Shively on Designing Women
Jennifer Tilly
Actor
16-Sep-1958   Bound, Monsters, Inc.
Dawn Wells
Actor
18-Oct-1938   Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island
Paula Zahn
Journalist
24-Feb-1956   CNN's Paula Zahn Now

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Clarence Cannon
Politician
11-Apr-1879 12-May-1964 Congressman from Missouri, 1923-64
William Least Heat-Moon
Author
27-Aug-1939   Blue Highways

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Frederick M. Bohen
Business
c. 1937   COO of Rockefeller University, 2002-05
Annie Potts
Actor
28-Oct-1952   Mary Jo Shively on Designing Women


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