Wakefield Faculty/Staff Deceased: In Memoriam

Evelyn E. Wilson
b:              d: 7/8/2004

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Evelyn Wilson MISS EVELYN WILSON, Senior Counselor and College Counselor
The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. - July 14, 2004

Evelyn E. Wilson, of Arlington, Virginia died on Thursday, July 8, 2004 at her home.  She is survived by her beloved sister, Lois Steffey and brother-in-law, Richard Steffey of Arlington.  She was born in Rural Retreat, Virginia, graduated Valedictorian of the Senior Class in 1944, received a degree of B.A. in education from Radford University in 1948.  In 1956 at Wakefield Senior High School in Arlington she became a Guidance Counselor and rose to the position of Director of Guidance and Counseling.  She attended Boston University on a fellowship and received her Masters degree in Pupil Personnel Administration and Counseling from Columbia University in New York . She has appeared on T.V. and testified before the U.S. House of Representatives on the subject of "high school graduates financing college education."  She authored "Instructions On How to Administer the SAT" for College Scholarship Services of Princeton, NJ.  She worked for the Educational Testing Bureau for over three decades.  She received numerous awards and honors for her public service and professional achievements.  She served as President of the Northern Virginia Personnel and Guidance Association and Vice President of the Virginia State Personnel and Guidance Association.  During her 49 years residency in Northern Virginia, she was very active in New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC, Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Arlington, Virginia and Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, DC.  During her retirement she was an invigorating worker in Arlingtonions Meeting Emergency Needs (AMEN) serving as a volunteer, member of the Board of Directors, and President.  She willed her body to the George Washington University School of Medicine Department of Anatomy and Cellular Research.  A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 18 at 1:30 p.m. at Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 16th St., NW, Washington, DC.  In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Arlingtonions Meeting Emergency Needs, PO Box 7429, Arlington, Virginia 22207.

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