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Edith Eger

2006 Alumni Service to Whitworth Award: Odin, '47, and Nearine "Deede" (Marcus, '48) Baugh

Odin and Deede Baugh have been serving Whitworth since before they graduated. Odin was student body president in 1946-47 and received the Alumni Ideals Award for his class. After receiving his M.Div. from Princeton in 1950, he was elected president of the Whitworth Alumni Association in the 1950s and received an honorary doctorate from the college in 1968. Deede was secretary to one of Whitworth's vice presidents in the late '40s, and also served in the office of President Frank Warren. More recently, she served for much of the past decade as the alumni representative to the Whitworth Board of Trustees Recognitions Committee.

Odin is pastor emeritus of Opportunity Presbyterian Church, in Spokane Valley, and has written two books; Deede is an oil painter. Both of the Baugh children attended Whitworth, and Michelle graduated in 1973. Several years ago, the Baughs established the endowed Baugh Family Scholarship, which will provide annual awards to future international students attending Whitworth.

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