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Dr. Henry Hedrick

Professor of Russian
Difference Maker

Nominator: Carole Miller '63

Carole's Memories: Henry Hedrick taught Russian in the early 1960s.

He encouraged me to apply for a fellowship in the teaching of Russian at the University of Chicago, which I received. Although my educational path changed greatly in the next few years, I will always be grateful for his efforts to push a young Pennsylvania-Dutch kid out into the big world.  

Although I have forgotten much of the Russian I learned, I find the folk songs we learned make amazing lullabies for soothing cranky children to this day.