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Induction Category & YearGeneral 1978
Home TownVermillion, SD
BirthAug. 22, 1905
Meckling, SD

   Grace Beede
Champion of Excellence

 Dr. Grace Lucile Beede devoted her life to the development of the classics. She received her Bachelor degree at the University of South Dakota (USD) and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. In 1928, she joined the staff of the USD and continued teaching until 1970.

Dr. Beede was not a self-serving, detached teacher. For many of her students, she was a friend and loyal counselor. Her faith in her students was unfaltering and she always gave generously of her time and money to prove that faith. <p>Beede's interest in the classics lead to her service as the secretary for the Shrine to Music Museum in Vermillion, SD, which contains the unique collection of Arne B. Larson's rare instruments. Dr. Beede served her community during its centennial and helped to establish the Danforth Meditation Chapel at USD. Also, on the campus of USD, a building was named after Beede, along with a gallery at the National Music Museum.

Home Town (Vermillion, SD)
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