Rohm Professor in Oceanographic Education
Alice Rohm was born in Chicago and moved to California at age 17. After her husband's death and her own retirement as postmistress of Petrolia, California, she moved to Eugene. In the early 1980s she began a friendship with Oregon State University that lasted until her death in 1989.
Although Rohm did not attend OSU, she was proud that her cousin Ken Teter did, and that he was the first member of the family to have attended college. Her interests included music, Native American culture, athletics, books and libraries, the education of young people, and oceanography. She visited campus often, made generous gifts, and derived great enjoyment from contact with members of the faculty and administration, as well as with students to whom she provided scholarship support.
In her will, Alice Rohm left OSU funds for the Arnold and Alice Rohm memorial fund that became the basis for establishing the Rohm Professorship in Oceanographic Education in 1991.
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