Olive Doggett and Dr. Atallah "Ted" Kidess
- Olive Doggett and Dr. Atallah "Ted" Kidess
A photograph of Dr. Attallah "Ted" Kidess and Olive Doggett. Kidess is leaning against a table underneath a photograph of Mrs. Olive Doggett's husband and Springfield College President, Laurence Locke Doggett. Mrs. Doggett is seated and looking up at him. The photograph is most likely taken in the International Center, which was funded and established through Mrs. Doggett's generous donation and support in 1974.
- Grimaldi, Matthew F.
- Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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College Archives Digital Collections
Attallah A. Kidess Collection
Springfield College--Alumni and alumnae
Kidess, Attallah A.
Doggett, Olive E.
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Kidess was born in Jerusalem on December 25, 1910. Kidess earned his BS in pre-medicine from Queens College in Oxford, England (1933), his MA in physical education from Springfield College (1935), and his doctorate from Springfield College (1958). From 1935 to 1947, he served as director of health, physical education, recreation and athletics at the Jerusalem YMCA. During this time, he was also the country’s national soccer coach and national tennis coach. He even coached and was captain of the Middle East Soccer Team during the 1936 Olympics. Kidess returned in 1948 as a faculty member to Springfield College, where he dedicated himself to international education. He served the college in a variety of capacities, perhaps most notably as the founder and director of the Doggett International Center, until his retirement in 1978. Dr. Kidess passed away on May 25, 1999.