In Memoriam -- Jean Arrington (T-17)
December 24, 1946 - January 5, 2022
New York - Jean Pierce Arrington died at home in Brooklyn January 5. Jean
grew up in Ramer, Alabama, and after graduating from Wellesley College and a
year teaching English in Alabama, she served in the Peace Corps teaching in
Turkey and then the Ivory Coast.
Between Peace Corps assignments, she married Thomas Bauso, also a Peace
Corps Volunteer. After earning her PhD in English (Rutgers) and the birth of
Kate, they moved to Raleigh where Louise and Anne were born.
At Peace College, Jean was a professor of English, served as chair of the
department, chair of the Promotion and Tenure Committee, and chair of the
Humanities Division. She won the Outstanding Teacher Award twice and also
the Outstanding Advisor Award. Jean led student trips abroad to Europe and
continuously inspired students with her passion for literature and her
engaging teaching style.
In 2005, Jean moved to New York City where she continued teaching and, taken
with the city's public school architecture, created tours based on the
schools and researched and wrote From Factories to Palaces: Architect
Charles B.J. Snyder and the New York City Progressive-Era Public Schools
(Fordham University Press, May, 2022).
Along with granddaughters Sylvia and Marion, Jean was often with family for
cultural events and vacations, including for her 75th birthday, shown in the
by The News & Observer on Mar. 25, 2022.