In Memoriam: Madelon Delany Stent

stentMadelon Delany Stent, the former vice president for academic affairs at the University of the District of Columbia and professor emerita of education at the City College of New York, died late last month in New York.

Dr. Stent was a native of Washington, D.C., but grew up in New York City. She was the daughter of Hubert T. Delany, one of the first African American judges in New York and brother of the Delany sisters who authored the best-selling book Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years (1994).

Dr. Stent was a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. She earned a master’s degree in Spanish education and a doctorate in education from Teachers College at Columbia University.

Dr. Stent was the co-author of Minorities in the United States Institutions of Higher Education (Praeger, 1977).

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  1. Madelon Delaney Stent was a brilliant and sophisticated woman. I met her in New York City in the nineteen sixties when I worked for her company, Urban Ed., Limited. She was charming, protective and demanded the best of her workers. Starting out in New York, it was good to have such a mentor who really cared. She personified what it means to be black, brilliant and caring. May God be with her wherever she is.

  2. Many years ago Madelyn and I were students at George Washington High school in New York City. She was beautiful in and out, with smarts to match. Never lauded the fact that she was a Delaney. GOD rest her spirit.

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