Allan Wilcox Mitchell ’35

Allan Wilcox Mitchell ’35 died on July 28, 2004, in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Born on September 6, 1912, in Dorchester, MA, he prepared for college at Newton (MA) High School and became a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1935, he was a buyer trainee with Wm. Filene’s Sons and Company in Boston for three years and then was a managerial trainee with the Hudson Worsted Company in Hudson, MA, for four years. In 1942, during World War II, he entered the U.S. Army and served for 25 years, retiring as a colonel in 1967. He received the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star with an Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Legion of Merit. He was president of Chesapeake Junior College in Virginia from 1967 until 1973, when he joined the staff of Tidewater Community College in Virginia, serving first for a year as coordinator of admissions and records and then as director of education until 1978, when he became a guidance counselor at Ryan Academy in Norfolk. He retired in 1986, and for some years after that was a volunteer counselor at Seton House, a crisis shelter for teenage girls in Virginia. He received a master of education degree from the College of William and Mary in 1962 and was a member of Baylake United Methodist Church and Rotary International and a board member of Seton House. He was married in 1945 to Constance L. Loehrs, who died in 1983, and he is survived by a son, Mark Mitchell of Eugene, OR, and a granddaughter.