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Olive Mae Draper began her tenure at Taylor in 1914 in the Chemistry Department, the year after she graduated from Taylor. Throughout the course of her 41-year career, she taught mathematics, physics, astronomy, and chemistry, often filling teaching gaps when classes were offered but no one else was available for instruction. The 1942 yearbook, which was dedicated in her honor, says that she “has become an integral part of the university both academically and spiritually, who has proved herself a friend to those who needed friendship and a counsellor to those who might need help.”