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Jewel Plummber Cobb, 1924 - 2017

Jewel Plummber Cobb, 1924 – 2017

Jewel Plummber Cobb, 1924 – 2017

Jewel Plummer Cobb was an American biologist, cancer researcher, professor, dean, and academic administrator. Cobb was an advocate for increasing the representation of women and students of color in universities, creating programs to support students interested in pursuing advanced education in graduate schools. Cobb served as a professor of Zoology and as Dean of Arts and Sciences at Connecticut College from July 1969 until July 1976. Cobb was the first black Dean in the College’s history. During her time at Connecticut College, she implemented a Black Scholarship program that provided financial assistance to at least 37 Black undergraduates at the college. Cobb was named Vice President of the Board for the 21st Century Foundation, dedicated to supporting the development of Black institutions that addressed issues in the Black community. She was also a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which supported both women and people of color in the field.

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  1. Jewel Plummber Cobb, 1924 – 2017

    Jewel Plummer Cobb was an American biologist, cancer researcher, professor, dean, and academic administrator. Cobb was an advocate for increasing the representation of women and students of color in universities, creating programs to support students interested in pursuing advanced education in graduate schools. Cobb served as a professor of Zoology and as Dean of Arts and Sciences at Connecticut College from July 1969 until July 1976. Cobb was the first black Dean in the College’s history. During her time at Connecticut College, she implemented a Black Scholarship program that provided financial assistance to at least 37 Black undergraduates at the college. Cobb was named Vice President of the Board for the 21st Century Foundation, dedicated to supporting the development of Black institutions that addressed issues in the Black community. She was also a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which supported both women and people of color in the field.

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