Elizabeth Stroupe, wife of longtime faculty member Henry and mother of current faculty member David (’68), passed away on Nov. 4 a week after she had turned 100. Henry Stroupe began teaching history on the Old Campus, and he retired in 1984. The Stroupes were married for 67 years until Henry died in 2009.
Elizabeth Stroupe served as president of the University Club, and as wife of the chair of the history department and dean of the Graduate School, she was hostess for many faculty and student events both at home and on campus. Elizabeth and Henry were avid sports fans, attending all home football and basketball games until both were well into their 90s.
David Stroupe is a lecturer in Health and Exercise Science.