History 303: Research and Writing Seminar in History
In 1908, a woman by the name of Margaret Chase set foot on the Cal Poly campus. She was the epitome of a strong leader in her school and community. The respectability cast upon her by her peers has shown the influence she has given to the faculty and students. Chase represents a role model, whose story has not been told; however, it should be. The school motto of Cal Poly is “Learn By Doing” and Margaret Chase lived her life on those accords. The school expects every student to live and study by that motto, but Miss Chase shows that the faculty must as well.