12 Notable alumni of
Rockford University

Rockford University is 3366th in the world, 1123rd in North America, and 1067th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 12 notable alumni from Rockford University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Jane Addams

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    Jane Addams
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    Years
    1860-1935 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    journalistphilosopherwritersociologistsocial worker
    Biography

    Jane Addams was an American settlement activist, reformer, social worker, sociologist, public administrator and author. She was an important leader in the history of social work and women's suffrage in the United States and advocated for world peace. She co-founded Chicago's Hull House, one of America's most famous settlement houses. In 1910, Addams was awarded an honorary master of arts degree from Yale University, becoming the first woman to receive an honorary degree from the school. In 1920, she was a co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

  2. Ellen Gates Starr

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    Ellen Gates Starr
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    Years
    1859-1940 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    sociologist
    Biography

    Ellen Gates Starr was an American social reformer and activist. With Jane Addams, she founded Chicago's Hull House, an adult education centre, in 1889; the settlement house expanded to 13 buildings in the neighborhood.

  3. Julia Lathrop

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    Julia Lathrop
    Born in
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    Years
    1858-1932 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Julia Clifford Lathrop was an American social reformer in the area of education, social policy, and children's welfare. As director of the United States Children's Bureau from 1912 to 1922, she was the first woman ever to head a United States federal bureau.

  4. Deb Patterson

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    Deb Patterson
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coach
    Biography

    Deb Patterson is currently the director of player personnel and program analytics for the Washington State women's basketball team. Patterson is the former women's basketball program head coach at Kansas State. She was relieved of her coaching duties on March 9, 2014. She is the school's all-time winningest head coach record, with 350 wins.

  5. Helen Douglas Mankin

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    Helen Douglas Mankin
    Born in
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    Years
    1896-1956 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Helen Douglas Mankin was an American politician. She was the second woman to represent Georgia in the United States House of Representatives.

  6. Ellen Spencer Mussey

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    Ellen Spencer Mussey
    Born in
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    Years
    1850-1936 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Ellen Spencer Mussey was a lawyer, educator, and pioneer in the field of women's rights to legal education. She was the daughter of Platt Rogers Spencer, a reformer and promoter of the Spencerian Method, the widely used form of handwriting.

  7. Mary Esther Murtfeldt

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    Mary Esther Murtfeldt
    Born in
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    Years
    1839-1913 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    biologistzoologistentomologistlepidopteristeditor
    Biography

    Mary Esther Murtfeldt was an American entomologist, botanist, botanical collector, writer and editor. She undertook research on the life histories of insects, describing several species new to science and wrote extensively on entomology. Murtfeldt created a collection of plant specimens that contributed to the scientific knowledge on the plants of Missouri.

  8. Catharine Waugh McCulloch

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    Catharine Waugh McCulloch
    Born in
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    Years
    1862-1945 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudgesuffragettesuffragist
    Biography

    Catharine Gouger Waugh McCulloch was an American lawyer, suffragist, and reformer. She actively lobbied for women's suffrage at the local, state, and national levels as a leader in the Illinois Equal Suffrage Association, Chicago Political Equality League, and National American Woman Suffrage Association. She was the first woman elected Justice of the Peace in Illinois.

  9. Belle L. Pettigrew

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    Belle L. Pettigrew
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1839-1912 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Belle L. Pettigrew was an American educator and missionary. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Anti-Saloon League. She served as head of the missionary and training department of the Woman's American Baptist Home Mission Society, and as South Dakota State superintendent of the press department for the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (W.C.T.U.). Hailing from Vermont, she traveled extensively around the world and lived in many cities in the United States before settling, like her brother Richard, a United States Senator, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she died.

  10. Jeannette Durno

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    Jeannette Durno
    Years
    1876-1963 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Jeannette Durno was a Canadian-born American pianist.

  11. Harriet G. R. Wright

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    Harriet G. R. Wright
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1845-1928 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    suffragistpoliticianartist
    Biography

    Harriet Goodrich Rosenkrans Wright was an American politician and suffragette who served in the Colorado House of Representatives.

  12. Katherine Tanner Fisk

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    Katherine Tanner Fisk
    Years
    Died in 1926
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Katherine Louise Tanner Fisk (1860s – June 27, 1926) was an American contralto. Thanks to her singing and acting qualities, she received considerable acclaim for her performances in London, Illinois, New York and California.