Dr Lucille S <I>Stoeppler</I> Baker

Dr Lucille S Stoeppler Baker

Birth
Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Death 6 Oct 2010 (aged 91)
USA
Burial Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 155510444 · View Source
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Dr. Lucille S. Baker, 91, of Groton, passed away unexpectedly on October 6, 2010 at the Cayuga Medical Center. Dr. Baker was born August 4, 1919 in Bronx, NY and was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Henrietta Kramer Stoeppler. Dr. Baker was awarded degrees from the College of Mount St. Vincent (Bachelor of Science, 1941), Fordham University (Master of Arts, 1942) and Cornell University (Ph.D, 1969). Dr. Baker devoted an extensive career to the field of education and had served as Executive Director of the Area Girl Scouts of America in Manchester, CT. She taught in Connecticut and at several Department of Defense base schools throughout the world, including Portugal and Puerto Rico, as she accompanied her late husband, Colonel Walter H. Baker (USAF, Ret.) in his assignments. Dr. Baker began her career at Tompkins Cortland Community College, teaching Sociology as an Adjunct in September 1969. She became an Assistant Professor (1970) and was promoted to Associate Professor (1972) and Professor in September 1978. She retired from the college in 1993 after 24 years of service and was awarded the college's first Professor Emerita status in March 1993. In 2007, Dr. Baker received the "Friend of the College Award" in honor of her long-standing philanthropy to TC3, including an extraordinary gift to the college's first-ever Capital Campaign. "The Dr. Lucille S. Baker Learning Commons" at the college was subsequently named in her honor. Dr. Baker was a member of the American Sociological Assn., the NYS Sociological Assn., the American Anthropological Assn., the Delta Kappa Gamma International Honor Society for Women, the College Consortium for International Education, and the NYS Association of Community and Junior Colleges
Commission of Instruction. Additionally, she was a member of the American Association of University
Professors and the American Association of University Women. She was a member of Zonta International and the Cornell Women's Clubs of Cortland and Tompkins County. Dr. Baker was a life member and Past President of the Groton Town Historical Association. Dr. Baker is survived by her brother, Charles K. Stoeppler of Aiken, SC; and nieces, nephews, friends and colleagues. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, October 21, at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 103 Lincoln Ave., Groton. There will be no calling hours. Private interment has been held in Poughkeepsie, NY Rural Cemetery. Contributions in her memory are graciously directed to any local SPCA.


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  • Created by: Alan
  • Added: 29 Nov 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 155510444
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Lucille S Stoeppler Baker (4 Aug 1919–6 Oct 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 155510444, citing Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Alan (contributor 48077864) .