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Helen L. Wardeberg: 30 Years of Teaching
Followed by Bequest

Photo of Helen L. WardebergBy Gwen Glazer

The late Professor Emerita Helen L. Wardeberg (1920–2011) devoted more than three decades to supporting teaching and scholarship at Cornell—and, thanks to her $650,000 bequest, a new generation of students will benefit from her legacy.

Wardeberg, who served as chair of Cornell’s Department of Education from 1968 to 1986, designated half of her gift to establish the Helen L. Wardeberg Fund for Mann Library to support library services and purchase books and digital resources. The other half will support scholarships for transfer students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS).

Wardeberg, who served as chair of Cornell’s Department of Education from 1968 to 1986, designated half of her gift to establish the Helen L. Wardeberg Fund for Mann Library to support library services and purchase books and digital resources. The other half will support scholarships for transfer students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS).

“This generous gift … enhances our ability to support the work of the next generation of CALS faculty at the highest level and demonstrates the value that the faculty place on the library,” said Mary Ochs ’79, director of Mann Library.

Wardeberg earned her master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Minnesota. After teaching elementary school and working as an assistant professor at Cortland State Teachers College, she joined Cornell in 1954. She researched curriculum effectiveness and career awareness among children, co-authoring the 1960 book Evaluating Elementary School Pupils (available at Mann Library at http://cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/781972). She retired in 1986.

“It is doubly gratifying when a gift arrives from our emeriti faculty who have already given so much to the college,” Boor added. “To me, it speaks volumes about their dedication to the college, its mission, and the critical importance of the work we do.”

Gwen Glazer is the staff writer and editor at Cornell University Library.