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Mereb E. Mossman
Mereb Ethna Mossman was born in Winfield, Kansas, on December 1, 1905. In 1930-1935 she served as head of the Department of Sociology at Ginling College, Nanking, China. Mossman came to Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina (WCUNC, now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, or UNCG) in 1937 as faculty in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Later she became the principal academic officer of the college, first as Dean of Instruction (1951-1958), then Dean of the College (1958-1962). She also served as Dean of Faculty (1962-1968) and as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, a position she held from 1968 until her retirement in 1973. In 1971 Mossman returned to full-time teaching in the Department of Sociology. Always abreast of her field, she contributed much to the development of the Departments of Sociology and Anthropology. The Mossman administration building on UNCG's campus was named after her in 1977.