Florence Eloise Petzel (PhD Home Economics/Clothing and Textiles, 1954) will celebrate her 100th birthday on April 1, 2011. Petzel was a professor at various colleges and universities from 1938 to 1975, with the key part of her career spent at Oregon State where she served as a department head from 1954 to 1961, as a faculty member from 1967 to 1975, then professor emerita. She is author of Textiles of Ancient Mesopotamia, Persia and Egypt (1967) as well as articles in professional journals. Petzel resides in South Carolina.
Florence Eloise Petzel, 1960 and 1993