Laureate of Arts degree awarded to Sarah Ray, Westbrook Seminary, 1885Item 29221 info
Abplanalp Library, UNE
Julia S. Quinby and Ella M. Morrill became the first two recipients of "Lady of Liberal Learning" degrees bestowed by Westbrook Seminary and Female Collegiate Institute in 1863.
The L.L.L., or "Lady of Liberal Learning," and the L.E.L., "Lady of English Learning" degrees became laureate degrees two years later.
Though no charter name change had been authorized, the name of the collegiate department became "Westbrook Female Collegiate Institute."
For the next three years, Julia S. Quinby was a member of the Board of Instruction at the school, teaching French, Latin and English.