E is for EPPLEY
Geary F. Eppley (1895-1978) was Dean of Men from 1936 to 1964 and also served as an assistant professor of agronomy, track coach, director of student welfare, and athletic director. Eppley was a 1920 graduate of the University of Maryland and served in the Army in both World War I and II. To honor his many years of service to his alma mater, the university renamed the recreation center for him in 2006.
The University Archives holds Eppley’s personal papers, and you can find more information about this collection here and access these materials in the Maryland Room on the first floor of Hornbake Library.
This is the fifth post in our series on Terrapin Tales called ABC’s of UMD! Posts will come out twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays, throughout the semester. If you want to learn more about campus history, check back weekly to see what we’ve picked to highlight, and you can also visit our encyclopedia University of Maryland A to Z: MAC to Millennium for more UMD facts.
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