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April 14, 2005 • Volume 13 Number 15

Katherine 'Kay' Cotter, One of First SOE Faculty, Dead at 83

Funeral services were held March 30 at Our Lady of Assumption Church in Osterville, Mass., for retired Prof. Katherine C. "Kay" Cotter, one of the original faculty members in the Lynch School of Education, who died March 25. She was 83.

Prof. Cotter, who taught a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in education and psychology during her 35-year career at Boston College, also initiated the University's teacher-certificate programs in special education.

A graduate of the former Hyannis State Teacher's College, Prof. Cotter earned advanced degrees in education at Fordham University. She taught at Fordham for a year after receiving her doctorate in 1951 and then joined the faculty at BC's new School of Education in the fall of 1952. She retired in 1987.

Prof. Cotter is survived by three brothers and two nieces. Burial was in Cotuit's Mosswood Cemetery.

-Reid Oslin

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