In Memoriam

Annie Parena Woodard (1935-2010)

Annie P. Woodard, the first African-American woman to hold a faculty position at Polk State College in Lakeland, Florida, has died after a battle with cancer. She was 74 years old.

Woodard joined the faculty at what was then Polk Community College in 1968. She remained on the faculty for 35 years until her retirement in 2003.

Dr. Woodard was a native of Alabama and graduated from Tuskegee University. She held a master’s degree from Indiana University and an educational doctorate from the University of Alabama.