31 Mar '12, 12pm

FLOTUS christened the Stratton in 2010; it is named for Capt. Dorothy C. Stratton

Captain Dorothy C. Stratton, USCGR (W) was born in Brookfield, Missouri on 24 March 1899. Her father was Reverend Richard Lee Stratton and her mother the former Anna Troxler. Her father, a Baptist minister, traveled with his family all over the mid-west. She attended the Ottawa University in Kansas, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1920. She alternated between teaching at high schools and studying, receiving degrees of Master of Arts in Psychology from the University of Chicago and Doctor of Philosophy in Student Personnel Administration from Columbia University. She joined the staff of Purdue University in 1933 as Dean of Women and Assistant Professor of Psychology. She was the first full-time Dean of Women at Purdue. At the time only 500 women were attending Purdue and most were studying home economics. During her nine-year tenure the university's female enrollment n...

Full article: http://www.uscg.mil/pacarea/cgcStratton/History.asp