Evabelle Winning

(1903-1992). Dean of women. Born near Healdsburg, California, during the Great Depression, she was offered a full-time position with a large company that would have required her to work on Sabbath. She told her boss that if arrangements could not be made for her to have Sabbaths off, she would leave for college the following week. Thinking she was bluffing, he let the matter ride, and she left for Pacific Union College. She was 30 years old. During the next four years she worked as an assistant to the dean of women, finished her last two years of high school, and completed a two-year secretarial program for which she received an associate degree in 1937. From 1937 to 1940 she completed a bachelor’s degree while continuing as assistant dean, a position that she continued after graduation....

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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