These Were Builders

1915) Dr. Neumann came back to the United States and earned his Masters at Columbia University, Teachers College, then returned to China for further teaching. As delegate from West China, he attended many educational conventions at Shanghai and Peking. He was also appointed superintendent of the foreign maintained schools in West China. At Union University, he became head of one of its colleges and served on its Senate. In 1924, Dr. Neumann re-entered Teachers College at Columbia University and earned a doctorate in 1926. Dr. Neumann came to Teachers College as one of the six new head professors in 1926 when the old Normal School adopted the four year basis. He soon became one of the most popular men on the faculty because of his great understanding of young people and their inter ­ ests. He was a most generous man and helped many students financially, lent them money, a characteristic carried over from his work in China where he helped so many. For many years, Dr. Neumann was dean of men. He was chairman of the Assembly Committee which selected well-known speakers for lectures at the college. Also, he was active on the social program committee and worked frequently with the students. Besides all his duties on the State College campus, he taught courses in the evening sessions at the University of Buffalo. The Neumanns had two sons: Bradford and Stanley. The former died six years previous to his fathers death from infantile paralysis at the age of eleven. Dr. Neumann died after a short illness on

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