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Molly Doughten '45 Receives Zeisberger Heckewelder Medal

Molly Doughten '45 Receives Zeisberger Heckewelder Medal

March 18, 2008

East College Sun Spring 06.jpgMarch 18, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Molly (Loop) Doughten, a 1945 graduate of DePauw University, and her husband, Dr. Philip T. Doughten, are recipients of the 28th Zeisberger Heckewelder Medal. The award is presented by the Tuscarawas County (Ohio) Historical Society and recognizes the couple's outstanding contributions to the community.

"Mary Katherine 'Molly' Doughten was born in Belvidere, Ill., graduated from DePauw University and received a master's degree in social administration from Western Reserve University," notes a story in the Times-Reporter of New Philadelphia, Ohio. "Molly, a retired English teacher, was one of the first to propose the Tuscarawas campus of Kent State University and still serves on its board." Her husband served as the county coroner.

The medal is named after the early Moravian missionaries, Rev. David Zeisberger and Rev. John Heckewelder, who led the formation of Christian Indian missions in the Tuscarawas Valley in the mid-1700s.

Access the complete article at the newspaper's Web site.