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Shiela O'Gara, associate professor of of kinesiology and health education, died on January 5, 1968.
Professor O'Gara was born on April 10, 1908, in Worcester, Massachusetts. She earned a diploma from Sargent College of Boston University in 1929. She earned a bachelor's degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 1934. She was awarded a master's degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, in 1941.
Professor O'Gara became a member of the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1932 and was instrumental in the growth and development of her department. Over her long association with the University, Professor O'Gara taught hundreds of coeds enrolled in required physical education courses. She directed the women's physical training and intramural sports progam for eight years. Actively involved in numerous professional organizations, Professor O'Gara was recognized for her work by the Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation in 1967.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on December 20, 2000. Additional biographical sources can be found in the Barker Texas History Center and the UT Office of Public Affairs.