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This month we are highlighting influential women at Post University in honor of Women’s History Month. Read more at Women of Post.

In an interview with Brown College in 1986, Rose Traurig said her parents believed “education was the most wonderful thing in the world.”  Rose served on the boards of many philanthropic organizations and was a longtime trustee at Teikyo Post College, receiving an honorary degree in 1989.

Born May 3, 1905 in Waterbury, CT to William Tobias and Nettie Raydner Traurig, Rose was the youngest of seven children.  After graduating college in 1928, she worked as a buyer at Lord and Taylor in New York. At the onset of the Great Depression, Rose returned home and worked with her family in the Waterbury Title Company until retirement

traurig family photoIn 1968, as a testament to her support of Post, our campus Library was dedicated in her name. Scholarships given in the Traurig name to this day include The Edward/Rose Traurig Scholarship, The Louis D. Traurig Scholarship, The Max Traurig Scholarship, The Rose Traurig Endowment Scholarship, and The Rose Traurig Female Athlete Scholarship.  Rose passed away in 1993.

In 2015, to celebrate Rose’s spirit of giving and lifetime learning she was inducted posthumous into the Post University Hall of Fame.  Her family members in Florida proudly accepted the honor on her behalf.