About the Adele Ramos Salzer Lecture and Reading Series
Adele Ramos Salzer graduated from Newcomb College in 1940 with a degree in chemistry, then worked in hospital laboratories throughout the city. She balanced a full family life -- she and her husband raised seven children together -- with active roles in numerous community, church, and educational organizations.
Throughout her lifetime, Mrs. Salzer exhibited a love of learning and a sincere devotion to Newcomb College. She served as Newcomb Class Agent and coordinated the activities of her fifty year reunion in 1990. She initiated the Newcomb College Oral History Project in memory of her mother, and was a frequent and lively participant in activities and programs at the Center for Research on Women. Her interest in academic programs focusing on women's experiences led to the establishment of the Salzer lecture series at NCCROW. Her donation endowing the series has been generously strengthened through gifts in her memory from her family, friends, and classmates.
Past Salzer Lecturers have included Susie Bright, Lisa Ling, Felicity Hill, Jil Ker Conway, and Helen Caldicott.