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Lucille Clarke Dumbrill - Diamond Jubilee Outstanding Alumna
Bachelor of Arts - Mathematics - 1949
Master of Arts - Mathematics - 1951
Lucille Clarke Dumbrill, a daughter of Nina and L. Floyd Clarke, long-time Zoology Department head, virtually grew up on campus, and remembers skating with her sister on the sidewalk from Old Main to the corner of Ninth Street. "It had just the right slant, and we could work up a good speed," she says.
A tireless and talented community volunteer, she is a leader in rural health care and historic preservation. She has been president of the Weston County Historical Association and of the Wyoming State Historical Society. She's chaired Historic Preservation on the UW Alumni Board, and is on the Wyoming Historical Foundation's Board of Directors. Governor Herschler named her to the Wyoming State Lib', Archives, Museums and Historical Board, where she served six years and was elected Vice President. In 1988, President Reagan appointed her to the President's Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, where she served with distinction. Her efforts helped save and preserve, among others, the oldest standing building in the Black Hills, the National Guard Cavalry Stables (now the site of the Anna Miller Museum), and the historic stone building now housing the UW Alumni Office. Her published articles on Wyoming history include the award-winning Isabell McLean Guthrie, Pioneer Mother. She's served on Weston County's Medical Planning Committee, and its Hospital Foundation, and chaired the Northern Wyoming Mental Health Board. Dumbrill says, "We never know in what direction life may lead us. A broad-based education with a solid foundation in useful skills provides for us the necessary tools for living rich and rewarding lives. With this diverse background, we are prepared to take advantage of unexpected opportunities and cope with the challenges we encounter."