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Class of 1949

The members of the Class of 1949 established a scholarship in honor of their Golden Anniversary Reunion in 1999. The scholarship is awarded to a student who enters the University of Mary Washington as a "DEVIL" (a freshman entering in the fall of an odd-numbered year, as the "49ers" did.)  “Hurrah, hurrah, for devils, red, Hurrah for odds so true; be careful, goats that you stay in, or it’ll be hot for you!” Class representative Erma Whitaker Bockoven '49 grew up in Morristown, Tenn., and earned a bachelor’s degree in 1949.  She later married Beverly Henry and the couple had two sons. After being widowed, she married Frederic Bockoven.  Ms. Bockoven has established additional scholarships at Mary Washington.

Photo: Battlefield yearbook, 1949

Scholarships associated with Class of 1949
  • Class of 1949 Scholarship