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Watlington, Sally, 1938-

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: May 6, 1938-

Biographical Information

Sarah J. Watlington, also known as Sally Watlington, is a retired Captain of the U.S. Navy and was the first female executive officer of an NROTC unit at Purdue University. She was born May 6, 1938 to William Thomas and Margaret Watlington in Denver, Colorado. She graduated from Purdue University in 1960 with a BA. She received her MS in 1970 from the Naval Post Graduate School. Since retiring from her career in the Navy, Watlington has been highly active in her community and with philanthropic endeavors. In 1995, she was awarded a Sagamore of the Wabash Award by Governor Evan Bayh.

Citation

Sarah Jane Watlington | Prabook. Accessed June 4, 2019. https://prabook.com/web/sarah_jane.watlington/324635

Citation

MSO 1, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program collection, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Collection on Helen B. Schleman

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 536
Content Description This collection includes a collection of papers and artifacts that were collected during Helen Schleman's life and posthumously by individuals who were close to her, such as Dorothy Stratton and Betty Nelson. Some items were donated after they were removed from an exhibit on Schleman that was previously installed in Schleman Hall.

Helen B. Schleman papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 334
Overview The Helen Schleman papers contain papers, clippings, speeches, and photographs documenting Helen Schleman’s life. The collection has particular emphases on her role as Purdue's Dean of Women and as an adovcate for women's rights.