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Elisabeth Ward said she was happy to see the way the college has continued to grow since she graduated in 1952. Ward is practically family at Bennington College. Her father was the assistant to one of the college’s founders so she spent the first three months of her life living in faculty housing and her aunt, Vermont author Gladys Ogden Dimock, was a member of Bennington College’s first graduating class.

“Bennington exposed me to things I had never been exposed to before – music, dance, drama,” she said.

Ward said one of the most prominent change is the presence of male students. Until 1969, the college only accepted women.

“We all dated Williams (College in Massachusetts) men,” she said with a laugh.

Frank Uible ’57 could not be reached for comment on this story.

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