Virginia Wilson Monroe '48 grew up in Fountain City, just outside of Knoxville, Tennessee. After college, she returned to Knoxville and started an art program at her high school. Virginia later earned an M.A. degree from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University, taught elementary school, and became the first Art Supervisor for Knox County Schools. She married James W. Monroe in 1951 and the couple had two children. A talented and creative artist, Virginia taught countless children to dream big and exceed their own expectations. In 1998, Mrs. Monroe established a scholarship in memory of her grandparents, H.L. and Belle Chichester. Mrs. Monroe passed away in 2013. Her daughter and son-in-law are the scholarship representatives.
Photo: Virginia Wilson Monroe '48, Battlefield yearbook, 1948