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Florence Kauffman Diehl ’28 will Receive Award for 80th Reunion


Allentown, PA (June 4, 2008) – Florence Kauffman Diehl, a member of the Cedar Crest Class of 1928, will travel to the College this weekend to celebrate her 80th Reunion.  She will receive a special award acknowledging her as the oldest returning alumna at the Reunion Luncheon on Saturday, June 7th at 12:30 p.m. in the Hamilton Boulevard Building.

Florence Diehl

Accompanying Diehl is her daughter Nancy Diehl Elliston, who received her bachelor of science in biology from Cedar Crest in 1966.  The two now reside in North Branford, CT.

During the Reunion Luncheon on Saturday, with more than 300 guests to cheer her, Diehl will receive the Mary R. Little Prize, established in memory of Mary R. Little of the Class of 1909, who only missed one Cedar Crest reunion up until her death.

“We are thrilled to have Florence Diehl return to Cedar Crest to celebrate this milestone reunion,” says Susan Cox, executive director of Alumnae Affairs.  “She is famous for her positive attitude and love of dancing at reunion!  Florence’s spirit is an inspiration to us all.”

Born March 3, 1908 in Allentown, Florence Kauffman Diehl attended Allentown High School before  graduating from Cedar Crest College with a bachelor of science in home economics in 1928.  While at Cedar Crest, Diehl was actively involved in the Athletic Association, the hockey team and the Home Economics Club.

Upon graduation, she taught home economics in the Allentown School District for a number of years, and her late husband was an engineering graduate of Lehigh University.

Diehl has stayed connected to Cedar Crest over the years, often using her love of knitting to provide beautiful handmade baby clothes for various College auctions and raffles, including a donation to this weekend’s reunion raffle.  She also visited the campus in to celebrate her daughter’s 40th reunion and her own 70th, 75th, and 78th reunions.

Cedar Crest will welcome nearly 500 people from 25 states, and as far as Hawaii, for its 2008 Reunion Weekend beginning Friday evening June 6 and ending Sunday, June 8th.

For more information, please contact the College Relations Office at 610-740-3790 (M-F until 4PM), or after hours contact Allison Goodin at 610-428-8207.





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