Monday, March 12, 2001

Long line of achievers with links to UC




        That Darwin T. Turner made academic history was no surprise.

        At 18, his mother, Laura Clarice Knight Turner, was the youngest person to earn a baccalaureate degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1926. By 1928, she had two undergraduate degrees and two masters', and had begun teaching at Harriet Beecher Stowe School.

Turner
Turner
        His father, Darwin R. Turner, worked as a research chemist, and received a UC graduate degree in pharmacy.

        Grandfather Charles H. Turner earned BS and MS degrees in the 1890s from UC and a PhD with high honors in biology/zoology at the University of Chicago. His wife, Adeline Campbell Turner, was a nurse.

        Maternal grandmother Laura Troy Knight earned a master's degree from UC and was a school principal.

        Maternal great-great-grandfather Owen T B. Nickens founded the city's first successful school for black children in 1834.

        At 15, Darwin T. Turner became the youngest member of UC's chapter of the national honorary society, Phi Beta Kappa, and UC's youngest baccalaureate at 16, exceeding his mother's undergraduate triumph by two years.

        Source: The University of Cincinnati

       



Fleeing suspect backs over cop
Racial profiling scrutinized
Airborne danger alert
RADEL: Jammy Day
Titanic show set record
Minority scholarship marks 25 years
- Long line of achievers with links to UC
Ethnic slurs rattle family
Loveland may revise dismissal times
Mason water tower is up for a hearing
Virtual class expands high-school course list
Capital punishment foes count small steps
Closings cause concern
Ex-boxing champ still hospitalized
Family farm may soon be developed
Fire destroys house in Newport
Girl, 12, killed in ATV accident
Man thought to be hero charged in fire
New life for an old hotel
State had plan to fix support payments 3 years ago
You asked for it
Tristate A.M. Report