Glenda Sehested (1948 - 2013)

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Glenda Sehested

Sioux Falls, SD, Glenda Sehested, associate professor of sociology at Augustana College, died Monday, April 29, 2013. At age 64 she was in her 39th year teaching sociology at Augustana. Her memorial service will take place at 3:30, Friday, May 3, at the Augustana College Chapel.

Born in 1948 in Marlow, Okla., Dr. Sehested received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Colorado. She was among pioneers teaching in the field of gender studies and also specialized in the sociology of religion and social psychology. Among other distinctions, she was the first female elected to serve as chair of the Augustana College Social Sciences Division.

Sehested is survived by her mother Joyce Sehested, also of Sioux Falls; her brother Ken Sehested and his family in Asheville, N.C.; and an extended family of other relations.

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Published in The Argus Leader on May 1, 2013
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