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As an advocate for the elderly, Edna Chavis has made many improvements for seniors. She worked for the Social Security Administration for eleven years, where she recognized that “older people are the same as anyone = with the same wants and desires.” She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science and a teaching certificate from Eastern Michigan University, a Master of Science Degree in Adult Education from Tuskegee Institute, and a PhD Degree in Social Gerontology and Adult Education from the University of Missouri. At Lincoln University, Chavis emphasized to her students that aging is a natural process. Dr. Chavis is retired and resides in Indiana.
Lincoln University Archives
Jefferson City, MO
Lincoln University of Missouri alumni, Lincoln University women
Schleer, Mark and Bryant, Ithaca, "Legendary Ladies of Lincoln: Edna Chavis" (2019). Legendary Ladies of Lincoln. 5.