’45 graduate didn’t let obstacles hold her back

She wasn’t the first black woman to study at Ohio State or even in the School of Home Economics. But among the small, tightly woven cadre of female African Americans on campus, Gladys Cooper Jennings (’45) was perhaps the youngest and most gutsy.

Now, Jennings is 92 and has received the Hall of Fame alumni award from the College of Education and Human Ecology. Back when she enrolled in 1941, she was 16 and the only black woman studying dietetics.

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