Dr. Mildred M. McKee
Mildred M. Parker McKee, who died five days after her 94th birthday in 2010, had a lifelong love for learning and education. She taught school in several locations, earning a doctorate in Home Economics from TU, where she ultimately became a full professor and Director of Community Service. Her interests were centered on the advancement and education of women, and she was instrumental in developing several community-based programs to enrich the lives of women and their families.
Although McKee and her husband, Wade, had no children, her outreach to her students encouraged them to excel. In her hometown of Mangum, Oklahoma, she is remembered for her generous gifts to the Mangum Public Library and for donating the McKee Reading Corner there.
Students at The University of Tulsa also will benefit from the Dr. Mildred M. McKee Women's Scholarship Fund, which provides a full-tuition scholarship to a female undergraduate majoring in education.