Margarete Christine Corbitt Riddick Todd was from Sunbury, North Carolina and attended Elon College from 1918 to 1922, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Music. According to the 1922 Phi Psi Cli yearbook, her activities and achievements at Elon included the following: Psiphelian Literary Society; Delta Upsilon Kappa; Class Vice-President (1919); Marshal Freshman-Sophomore Debate (1919); Glee Club (1919-20); Cantata (1919-1921); Class Secretary (1920); Y.W.C.A. Cabinet (1921); Head Proctor (1921); Certificate in Piano (1921); Treasurer Ophelia Dramatic Club (1921); Ophelia Dramatic Play (1921); Y.W. Delegate to Guilford (1921); Football Sponsor (1922); Social Editor of Phi Psi Cli (1922); Undergraduate Representative Y.W.C.A. (1922); Draftswoman of Class Will (1922); Music Lovers’ Club (1922); Diploma in Piano (1922); and Lyceum Marshal (1922). All of Margarete’s siblings attended Elon College (John E. Corbitt, Jr., Thomas Savage Corbitt, and Irene Joyner Corbitt), as well as several other members of the family. After graduating, Margarete returned to Sunbury, NC and taught music there. Her scrapbook also includes documents from Elon’s 1971 Homecoming, which included a 50th anniversary celebration of the 1921 football team (for which Margarete was the team sponsor). She passed away September 2, 1980. Her daughter, Mary Anne Cesario of Santa Rosa, California graciously donated Margarete’s scrapbook to the Belk Library Archives and Special Collections at Elon University in 2011.





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