Alumna letter to President Jerome
Pennington, Jolene A. “Alumna letter to President Jerome.” Digital Gallery. BGSU University Libraries, 18 June 2020, digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/item/19842. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.
|Title||Alumna letter to President Jerome|
|Subject||Pennington, Jolene A.|
|Jerome, Wm. Travers (William Travers), 1919-|
|Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970|
|Bowling Green State University -- Administration|
|Description||A letter from Jolene A. Pennington to BGSU President William T. Jerome expressing her pride in BGSU for remaining peaceful in the aftermath of the Kent State Shootings.|
|Creator||Pennington, Jolene A.|
|Source||William T. Jerome presidential papers; UA-0002f; Center for Archival Collections; University Libraries; Bowling Green State University|
|Spatial Coverage||Bowling Green (Ohio)|
|Rights Holder||Pennington, Jolene A.|
May 5, 1970
Dear President Jerome,
I am very proud today to say I am a graduate of Bowling Green State University. I wanted to write you a short note to say I support your decision to assure the students that the National Guard would not be called onto the campus for any reason.
As a 1966 graduate, may I say I have always felt you to be a president with the good of the students as first priority. You've proven it again, as I heard on the radio today.
I feel it is my duty to write you of my opinion--that it is better to have students throwing rocks around than possibly untrained, possibly prejudiced Guardsmen throwing bullets around.
Miss Jolene A. Pennington
425 N. Gould Rd #G
Columbus, Ohio 43209