Mildred

On May 6th, 1935, Mildred Hedges, a 22-year-old freshman home economics major, fell to her death from the third floor of Old Chapel, which is now College Hall. Hedges, who was holding an armful of books, caught her heel on the stair and toppled over the railing, falling 35 feet. The memory of her tragic death lingers in the lore of Simpson College.