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Remembering Frances Horowitz ’54

Antioch College mourns the loss of Trustee Emerita Frances Degen Horowitz ’54, a great champion of progressive liberal arts education over her more than six decades in higher education. Her dedication, vision, intelligence, generosity, kindness, and extraordinary leadership brought out the best of the alumni to save and revitalize our college.

This page will be updated in the days to come with more information about Frances’ contributions to Antioch and stories from those whom she inspired.

Submit remembrances to post on this page to with the subject, “Remembering Frances Horowitz.” Selections may be published in an upcoming issue of The Antiochian magazine as well.


A Shiva memorial gathering open to Antioch Friends will be held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, March 23, 7:00 EDT. If you wish to attend, please contact Anita Brown for details.

Scholarship Honors the Legacy of Frances Degen Horowitz ’54

The Frances Degen Horowitz ’54 Scholarship provides financial assistance to students with significant financial needs who are a member of an underrepresented group majoring in psychology and or social sciences. Special consideration will be given to students in their third and/or fourth year of study to assist them in completing their degrees.

For more information and to contribute to the scholarship, please contact the Office of Advancement:, 937-767-2341.

Frances Degen ’54 in 1950

Frances Degen Horowitz ’54 delivering the Antioch College commencement address in 1986

Frances Degen Horowitz ’54 in 1991