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Photograph of Beryl Warner Williams at the 1972 University of Maine commencement ceremony where Williams was awarded a honorary Doctorate of Pedagogy. Williams, a Bangor native attended UMaine in the 1930s. She was the first Black person to earn a bachelor’s degree in mathematics at the University in 1935. She went on to earn a master’s degree in mathematics from UMaine in 1940.

In May 2021, University of Maine System Board of Trustees approved renaming Little Hall to Beryl Warner Williams Hall.


Scanned item from William's alumni file created by the University of Maine Alumni Association and preserved by Raymond H. Fogler Special Collection's Department.


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