Edward Alvey Jr. and a group of students conferred over a globe in what was then Trinkle Library in this photo from 1963. “Dean Alvey,” as he was known by students and faculty, came to Mary Washington in 1934 to teach and serve as dean of education; he was named dean and professor emeritus in 1984. When he died in 1999, The Free Lance-Star wrote that he was a “guiding force” at Mary Washington. He is perhaps best known today for his History of Mary Washington College, 1908-1972.
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