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Marjorie R. Kaufman

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November 14, 2012
As a rather anxious freshman, overawed by the fact that I was actually at MHC,I am eternally thankful that Marjorie Kaufman was one the first of many inspirational teachers I encountered. She had true charisma. I can picture her still after 50 years!
Marcia Kiehle Cunningham
Class of '61
November 14, 2012
She instilled in me my love for American Literature, and my love of writing about it.
November 14, 2012
What a great loss! She was an inspiration to so many of us. I last saw her at our 45th reunion almost ten years ago and was looking forward to another conversation. So sad that she is gone.
November 14, 2012
During my years at Mt.Holyoke there were no two cooler literary ladies than Jean Sudrann and Margery Kaufman. If I had felt better about life back then, I would have aspired to sit at their table, as so many alumnae before and after me did. We were indeed blessed. Hope to meet up with them in heaven some day and make up for the lost opportunities.
November 14, 2012
Misses Kaufman and Sudrann were our models of intellect and compassion. Welcoming hungry students to watch a public tv version of Waiting for Godot, unravelling Pnin, Under the Volcano, Lolita, Murphy, Watt. All during the philosophical angst of a wonderful English dept deciding how to handle the campus strikes of Cambodia/Vietnam. Revamping the English comprehensive exams. I feel their incisive reading skills and wicked humor every time I open a book. What an honor to be part of a college that gave Margery Kaufman a home -- where she could flourish, nurture and give to so many young women.
November 14, 2012
Marjorie Kaufman was one of the reasons I attended Mt Holyoke. Shakespeare with her was challenging and magnificent!!
November 14, 2012
"Miss Kaufman" was one of the best teachers I ever had and in my 48 year career in schools I have always carried her in my head and heart as my model.
November 14, 2012
Such a sharp mind and warm heart! She intimidated the heck out of me, mostly because I so admired her.
November 14, 2012
She not only was a great English teacher, she gave us, me in particular, a confidence in my writing that has helped me throughout my professional life. For that I am eternally grateful.
November 12, 2012
I have such a profound sense of loss. Marjorie so influenced my life as it was my comfort level with her that brought me to Mount Holyoke, and the whole new life that came to be mine. I am so grateful that our paths crossed in this life.

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