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Eloise M. Jaeger Scholarship is recipient of bequest

The estate of Dr. Mary Ost has bequeathed a gift of $106,000 to the Eloise M. Jaeger Scholarship in the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport. Dr. Ost, a U of M alum, received her B.S. (1962), M.A .(1967), and Ph.D. (1973) in Physical Education. She taught school for several years before launching a successful computer programming career with Abbott Laboratories in Illinois.

Dr. Ost's gift will greatly enhance the Eloise M. Jaeger fund, which annually awards a scholarship to qualified undergraduate or graduate Kinesiology students. Dr. Jaeger was a preeminent educator and administrator at the U of M. She taught women's physical education for many years and was named the Director of the School of Physical Education (now Kinesiology) in 1971, becoming the first woman in a U.S. college or university to preside over both men's and women's physical education programs. She was a staunch promoter of opportunities for girls and women to participate in sports and physical activity.

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