Ms. Debby C. Klein and her late husband, Albert R. Klein, arrived at Mary Washington in 1952. Dr. Klein became the head of the Department of Dramatic Arts and Speech. Debby assisted with theater productions, worked in the Mary Washington library, taught drama at James Monroe High School, and helped found the Fredericksburg Theatre Company, serving as its first president. She is known for her community and volunteer work as well as for hosting the Town Journal radio show on WFLS. A scholarship was named in Dr. Klein's memory in 1971 and Debby was honored with a scholarship in 2012.