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Zissis, Cecilia

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: February 23, 1919 - May 4, 2000

Biographical Information

Dr. Cecilia Zissis (1919-2000) served at Purdue for 37 years, including as Assistant and Associate Dean of Women at Purdue from 1950 until 1974. She received her B.S. in English in 1949 and her M.S. in Counseling in 1953, both from Purdue. In 1962, she received her Ph.D. in Counseling and Guidance from the University of Michigan. Zissis succeeded Helen Schleman as director of the Span Plan Program in 1970, which assisted older-than-average and non-traditional students acclimate to the university environment. In 1972, Zissis began teaching "Educational Planning for Women," a class which is offered at Purdue to this day. She was a co-advisor of the Old Masters student organization, and was also active is was active in organizations such as the International Center and the Purdue's Women Caucus, amongst many others. She is was a recipient of the Helen Schleman Gold Medallion Award for her distinguished contributions to Purdue (1974); the Award of Distinction from the Indiana Deans (1986); the Citation of Recognition from the National Association of Women Deans, Administrators and Counselors (1987); an American Association of University of Women (AAUW) National Board Citation; and the YWCA Salute to Women Award (1987).

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Barbara Cook papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 467
Overview The Barbara Cook papers predominantly document Barbara Cook's career in the Dean of Women and Dean of Students office and as professor of education at Purdue University (1956 - 1989), including her leadership roles in Mortar Board and NAWDAC -- National Association of Women Deans, Administrators, and Counselors. Types of material include correspondence, speeches, teaching material, articles and essays, and biographical information.
Dates: 1932 - 2012; Other: Date acquired: 11/04/2009