Mary Wales

Mary T. Wales

Following her graduation from Millersville State Normal School in 1893, Mary Wales taught together will fellow Millersville graduate Gertrude Johnson in Providence, Rhode Island at Bryant & Stratton Business School. She, along with Gertrude Johnson, went on to found Johnson & Wales Secretarial School in 1914 with the enrollment of just one student. The school founded by Wales and Johnson eventually grew to become Johnson & Wales University with an international enrollment of over 15,000 students. 

Photograph is used courtesey of Johnson & Wales University