Portrait of Maria Mabel Roberts. One of George Washington Carver’s professors. Maria Roberts graduated from Iowa State in 1890 and shortly afterwards became a member of the Mathematics Department faculty. In 1908, she was named Vice-Dean of the Junior College--the term then used for the Freshman and Sophomore Classes. In 1920 she was named Dean of the Junior College. She continued as Dean and Professor of Mathematics until 1933, when she became Dean Emeritus and Director of Student Loans. Throughout her career, Miss Roberts was concerned with the plight of talented students who had a difficult time completing college because of financial problems. She was instrumental in developing the college loan funds do the needs of such students could be met. Through the Alumni Association, she also worked to set up scholarship funds for needy "B" or better students. Neg. # 0051763
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