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Katharine Hill Ostrander ’46

A dedicated social worker who studied history and philosophy at Swarthmore, Katharine died Jan. 17, 2019.

Katy earned a master of social work from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and later founded the Department of Social Work at Salve Regina College in Newport, R.I. When the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Center in Newport was struggling, she took the helm and ensured its survival. A passionate, wide-ranging reader, Katy was also a life member of the Jane Austen Society of North America.

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