Sarah Eliza <I>Pollard</I> McGee

Sarah Eliza Pollard McGee

New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 8 Jul 2002 (aged 72)
Long Branch, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Oceanport, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 6602795 · View Source
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She was a registered art therapist in joint practice with her late husband, psychologist Dr. Scuddie E. McGee, Jr. in Eatontown, NJ. She began her career as a mechanical and medical illustrator at Fort Monmouth.
She worked as an art therapist in various school systems and programs for migrant workers, battered women and troubled youth. She was a long time member of the Monmouth County Arts Council and former chair of the Count Basie Scholarship fund.
In 1989 she received the Project Impact-Special Arts New Jersey Award for Outstanding Arts Educator for students with special needs, and the Governor¹s Award in Arts Education. In 2001 she was recognized as one of three Women of Color Pioneers in her field by the American Art Therapy
Association, and was one of four art therapists nationally recognized for the Amanda¹s Easel Art Therapy program.
Mrs. McGee received a Bachelor¹s Degree in Art and psychology from Thomas Edison State College and a Certificate Pratique de Medeciné Traditionnelle from the University of Dakar, Senegal, West Africa.
Dr. McGee was also known as Nam Samay Ndiaye, a priestess of ³Ndepp², a ritual ceremony of the Lebou of Senegal, West Africa, where she and her late husband traveled extensively. She was trained under the guidance of Hajj Fatou Seck of Rufisque, Senegal, West Africa.
She was a senior elder of the Council of Elders of DanceAfrica, USA, Brooklyn, NY for more than 25 years.
In 2000 she and her husband were both designated Senior Elders Emeritus. For more than 20 years she was also a Senior Elder of the annual ODUNDE celebration in Philadelphia, PA.

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  • Created by: Rodney Snell
  • Added: 13 Jul 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6602795
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Eliza Pollard McGee (2 Jan 1930–8 Jul 2002), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6602795, citing Woodbine Cemetery and Mausoleum, Oceanport, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Rodney Snell (contributor 18269966) .