A memorial service celebrating the life of Winifred Asprey, computer pioneer and professor at Vassar College, will be held on Friday, December 14, at 3:00 pm in the Vassar Chapel. A reception will follow in the Rose Parlor (2nd floor) of Main Building at Vassar. The public is welcome to participate in this service for our teacher, colleague, mentor, and friend.
Asprey passed away peacefully at her Town of Poughkeepsie home on October 19, 2007. She was 90. Asprey, or "Tim" as she was known to her friends, earned her undergraduate degree from Vassar in 1938, and eventually returned to Vassar to teach mathematics and computer science before her retirement in 1982.
Under her leadership, Vassar College became one of the first liberal arts colleges in the United States to establish a computer science program (1967) and the second college in the country to acquire an IBM System/360 computer (1967).
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Professor Winifred "Tim" Asprey (Photo courtesy, Archives & Special Collections, Vassar College Libraries)
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