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Dinner event at the International Center

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Dinner event at the International Center
A photograph of an International Center at Springfield College event. A group of people are gathered around a table filled with many dishes. Some people appear dressed in traditional attire. Dr. Ted Kidess is recognized at the left, wearing a plaid blazer.
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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College Archives Digital Collections
International Center e
Springfield College
Springfield College--International
Kidess, Attallah A.
International Students
Dining tables
Dinner Parties
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
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Dr. Attallah Alexander “Ted” 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. 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. Other photographs of the same event can be found under the name: international-center-folder05-picture07 and international-center-folder05-picture08