Annette Dyar Sherman ‘41
The Alumni Award of Merit recognizes lifetime excellence in one’s profession or service to one’s community. Recipients of this award have distinguished themselves in their chosen profession and/or in service to church and/or community throughout their lifetime and maintained a significant and enduring relationship with the college, demonstrating their support through attendance of college events and alumni meetings.
This year’s recipient is Annette Dyar Sherman, Class of 1941. Annette has been an active member of the Eureka College Community for over 60 years. While a student, Annette was active in the Delta Delta Pi sorority, Central Assembly, and Chapel Choir. Following her graduation from Eureka, Annette attended the University of Illinois and received a degree in Library Science, after which time she moved to Washington, D.C. to work for the U.S. Army Signal Corps in support of the war effort during WWII. After the war, Annette went to New York City where she worked in the circulation department of the New York Pubic Library. While living in New York, Annette married and raised a family of one son and two daughters.
In 1970, Annette and her family moved to Florida and continued her career as a Branch Librarian until her retirement in 1986. Upon her retirement, Annette received a certificate of appreciation from the Mayor and City Council of Miami Springs, recognizing her years of outstanding service to the community.
Annette returned to Eureka several years ago and is a classic example of a lifelong learner. She can be found on
Annette Dyar Sherman & President Arnold
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campus several times a week, attending classes and college events. Last year, Annette completed a term as a member at large on the Eureka College Alumni Board of Directors.