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Clark, Thresa E.



Thresa E. Clark, UNO's 2014 Legendary Woman, believed strongly in the power of education. After graduating from Omaha South High School in 1930, Thresa attended UNO, then University of Omaha, where she graduated in 1934 with a B.A. in English and History.

While employed full time as an elementary school principal she began graduate studies at OU and in 1948 earned an M.A. in Education. Thresa continued to support her alma mater and during 1957-58 she served as President of the University of Omaha Alumni Association. The education of young people was a life-long passion. Thresa served as an educator in the Omaha Public School system from 1940 to 1976, including as an elementary school teacher or principal at Webster, Rosewater, Webster/ Jefferson, Robbins & Corrigan and Benson West.

Despite a significant array of professional honors, the opportunity to work with students was all the reward she needed. Thresa Clark understood that a quality education under the guidance of committed and passionate teachers would bring out the best in youngsters.

Source: University of Nebraska at Omaha, "Thresa E. Clark, 1912-2009," Legendary Women of UNO, 2014,

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

UNO Legendary Woman Collection

Identifier: UNO-0158
Scope and Contents Each year, the University of Nebraska at Omaha selects a Legendary Woman who is announced and honored at the annual luncheon of the UNO Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW). The requirements for UNO Legendary Woman honorees include that they must have ties to the University of Nebraska at Omaha or its predecessor the University of Omaha, have done something especially noteworthy for the university or the community, and be deceased. An exception to the last requirement was...
Dates: 1920 - 2018