Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:04am
Richard Nowland was born in Ann Arbor in 1932. He grew up on Eighth Street. He recalls family stories about Lower Town, including his Irish ancestor Andrew Nowland who settled in Ann Arbor in the 1820s. After serving as a social worker in the U.S. Army, Nowland returned to Michigan and got his master’s degree. He was a counselor at Washtenaw Community College and a principal at Clague Middle School for twenty years.
Richard Nowland was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2018 as part of the Legacies Project.
Ann Arbor News, October 31, 1956
MRS. KATE RANKIN, center, was honored Tuesday afternoon by the Friends and Family Circle of Ypsilanti State Hospital and the Psychiatric Social Workers of all state hospitals when the Circle was host at a luncheon during the two-day conference. Ethelbert Thomas, left, co-chairman of the Social workers, presented Miss Rankin with an orchid, Mrs. William Kelly, president of the Circle, read a resolution honoring Miss Rankin and Mrs. Barbara O'Brien, Ypsilanti State Hospital social worker, presented her with a bouquet of red roses. Dr. O. R. Yoder, second from left and Jack Mitchell, co-chairman with Mr. Thomas, second from right, also offered their congratulations.