A memory submitted by Nell Hutto Usiak-Maha, Class of 1954

I will never forget or fail to appreciate the kindness shown to me by English Teacher Dr. Perrin. I was certainly not his most outstanding student but he refused to give up on me. He even remembered me years later when he met my father, Nelson Hutto. My father was also a writer and he and Dr. Perrin were both attending a book signing event.

Also I was one of only two women in the Business School in 1954 and by some instructors I felt less than welcomed. By the time my son, David Usiak graduated with a BBA in 1978 there were more women than men.