Dr. Evilina Orteza
Dr. Evelina Orteza (PhD in Philosophy) was hired 1966. Dr Orteza passed away on July 26, 2014.
“And then there was the intelligent young Evelina Orteza from the Philippines, who had recently graduated with a PHD in Philosophy from an American university. She had arrived just the year before. She and I were interested in many of the same ideas, and became close friends almost immediately. From the first week of my arrival, we began to spend much of our time during coffee breaks and lunch hours in the faculty lounge, engaged in deep theoretical discussions. Evelina also got into the habit of coming over to our house in the evenings, along with Bernie. She would play classical music on the piano, and also accompany Bernie’s spirited renditions of the popular songs of the fifties and sixties, such as those of Pete Seeger.” (p. 221) “Chiefly because of the leadership of Evelina Orteza, the widespread sexism of the time was kept out of this enterprise. [ theGeneral Education lecture series] (p. 223). From Lonely Trail: The Life Journey of a Freethinker by Pat Duffy Hutcheon