Our Far-Flung Alumni: Jewell Spears

February 7, 2011

Jewell Spears, native of Richmond (IN), was the first African-American promoted to director of nursing at Reid Memorial Hospital in 1977.  A 1957 graduate of Earlham, she is honored today in the Palladium-Item’s series honoring local figures in Black history.

She also served on Earlham’s Board of Trustees.

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About Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett is Emeritus President and Professor of Politics at Earlham College. He has a wife, Ellen, and two sons, Tommy (born 1984) and Robbie (born 2003).
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