In Honor Of Florence Hale Stephenson
Beginning in 1918, Florence Hale Stephenson was the department chair for Physical Education at the San Francisco State Normal School. Throughout an extraordinary career, she dedicated her life to advancing opportunities and expanding possibilities for women in education and athletics. Florence broke down barriers and profoundly transformed the lives of countless scholars. She was a mentor to generations of educators and created a foundation for excellence. Florence’s legacy endures to this day with the support of faculty, alumnae and friends, many of whom have become mentors in their own right to new generations of scholars and educators. The scholarships they support honor students that demonstrate both professional promise and the enduring commitment to improving the lives of girls and young women exemplified by Florence Hale Stephenson and so many of the faculty and alumnae for whom she was a mentor and visionary.
The photo included in this profile was taken at the annual Florence Hale Stephenson Brunch, attended by just a few of the many generations of faculty Florence’s work and legacy affected.