Professor Emerita Mary Rogers, 1934-2016
It is with great sadness that we note the passing on July 15 of History Department Professor Emerita Mary Rogers.
Mary completed her education at the University of Pennsylvania and worked for almost a decade at Sweet Briar College before coming to the University of Guelph in 1966. She was trained in medieval religious history.
The Department knew Mary as a wonderful friend and colleague who served the University for thirty three years as an active member of the History Department, and continued to be a friend and mentor to many students after her retirement.
It was in her devotion to her students that Mary made her most long-lasting contribution. She truly poured herself into her work as a teacher and mentor, and was a kindly but trenchant critic of student essays and presentations. Her willingness to sit and listen to students in lengthy discussions in her office was striking. Many students found in those conversations not just academic enlightenment, but shrewd and helpful advice. For many years there were only one or two female members of the Department and Mary played an indispensable role as a mentor and model for many of our students.