Marilyn Gaddis Rose, 85, distinguished service professor of comparative literature and co-director of the Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP), died Sunday, Nov. 15.
Gaddis Rose received her bachelor's degree in English from Central Methodist College in Fayette, Mo. in 1952. She was awarded a Fulbright Student Fellowship and spent the 1952-53 academic year studying French civilization at the Université de Lyon. She earned her master's degree in French from the University of South Carolina in 1955, Phi Beta Kappa, and her PhD in French from the University of Missouri in 1958. In 1987, she was recognized by Central Methodist College with an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.