Mom Achieved Dream of Learning, Teaching; at a Time When Some Ivy League Schools Weren't Accepting Women, Gloria Pfost, Then 44, Returned to College with Students Half Her Age to Earn a Teaching Degree. [Derived Headline]

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Mom Achieved Dream of Learning, Teaching; at a Time When Some Ivy League Schools Weren't Accepting Women, Gloria Pfost, Then 44, Returned to College with Students Half Her Age to Earn a Teaching Degree. [Derived Headline]


Smith, Craig, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


At a time when some Ivy League schools weren't accepting women, Gloria Pfost, then 44, returned to college with students half her age to earn a teaching degree.

Her three oldest daughters were put in charge of cooking and cleaning in the family's home in Monroeville while she spent Monday through Friday on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus and their late father, Warren, worked as the municipality's director of Recreation and Parks.

"I wouldn't say we did it perfectly ... the fur flew on Thursday night when we knew she was coming home," said her daughter, Roxanne Huss of Belle Vernon.

Gloria Landis Pfost died Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, in Redstone Highlands, Murrysville, from complications related to Alzheimer's disease. She was 90.

Born Oct. 27, 1924, in Elizabethtown, she was a daughter of the late Spenser and Lucretia Klein Landis.

Mrs. Pfost earned an associate degree in the 1940s and worked as a bank teller. She went to IUP in 1968 to obtain a degree in home economics and went on to teach in the Gateway School District.

"I don't think I appreciated (how unusual the arrangement was) then, I was too young," said her youngest daughter, Lee Liermann of Harrison City.

Mrs. Pfost got her degree in 1970, the year Huss began her studies at IUP toward a degree in home economics. …

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