Edith Morrow Brown Douds, Ph.D., professor emerita of French, died
on October 1, 2001 at the age of 95. Dr. Douds taught at Albright
for 22 years. During her tenure at Albright she served as chair
of the French department and as assistant professor of English.
In 1964, she was awarded Albrights Lindback Foundation Award
for Distinguished Teaching, and in 1993, received the Alumni Association
She was married to the late John B. Douds, professor emeritus of
English. Together, they served as hosts and benefactors to many
foreign students as well as generations of Albrightians.
Dr. Douds was a 1925 graduate of the University of Mississippi.
She received her masters degree from the University of Mississippi
in 1926 and her doctorate from Cornell University in 1934.
Among her civic leadership roles, she served as chair of the Reading
Shade Tree Commission, which honored her as a friend to trees
and students with a tree planted near Memorial Chapel.
A devoted benefactor of Albright College, she established the Robert
Calvin Douds Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of her late son
Robert C. Douds. Among her gifts to the College was her home, now
a faculty residence. In 2000, she was inducted into the Presidents
A memorial service was held in Memorial Chapel on November 11.
Gifts in her memory may be made to the Robert Calvin Douds Memorial
Scholarship Fund, c/o the Albright College Development Office, 13th
& Bern Streets, P.O. Box 15234, Reading, PA 19612-5234.