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Stamp celebrates distinguished alumna

Stamp celebrates distinguished alumna

The United States Postal Service recently released a new stamp in its Distinguished Americans series commemorating Oveta Culp Hobby. Hobby, who attended Mary Hardin-Baylor in the 1920s, was the first secretary of the US Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and the first commanding officer of the Women’s Army Corps during World War II. The portrait on the stamp is based on an undated black-and-white photograph of Hobby in her WAC uniform, wearing the legendary service cap, the “Hobby hat.” The portrait was painted by Richmond, Va.-based illustrator Sterling Hundley.