Ethel Frances Singer

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Ethel Frances Singer, 1935. UNB Class Composite & Group Photographs Database.

Ethel Frances Singer (BA'35, MA'38) was believed to be the first Jewish woman to graduate from UNB. After completing her education, she moved to Moncton and became a teacher, maintaining her close ties with UNB through the alumni chapter there. She died after a brief illness in 1961 at the age of forty-six. Her sister, Sadie Rebecca Singer, who had lived with Ethel and knew how important the university had been to her, left a substantial bequest to UNB at the time of her death in 1970. In 1987 these funds, along with monies from the province, alumni, and friends, were used to construct Singer Hall, a $3.2 million addition to Tilley Hall, to house the Faculty of Administration and the Department of Economics.


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