Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History
Milne, Rachel E. (Hollister), 1900-1981
Rachel E. (Hollister) Milne (1900-1981), J1922, served for two terms on the Board of Trustees of Tufts College as an Alumni Trustee and was recipient of the Distinguished Service Award.
The daughter of a Universalist and Tufts alumnus, Milne was born in North Montpelier, Vermont, on January 13, 1900.Before entering Jackson College, she graduated as valedictorian from Goddard Seminary, where her father was headmaster, in 1918.Milne was the college organist, president of the student government, leader of the Jackson Musical clubs and a member of Chi Omega sorority during her undergraduate years.
Following her graduation in 1922, Milne taught music for one year in Westbrook, Maine. She married George E. Milne in 1924, with whom she had three children. They moved to Barre, Vermont,in 1927, where Mrs. Milne was active in several community organizations, including the Barre Branch of the American Association of University women and the Hastings Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
In 1950, Milne was elected to the first of two consecutive five-years terms as an Alumni Trustee. During her terms she was a member of the Executive Board of the Trustees of Tufts College. She received the Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award in 1957. In October of 1981, Milne died at home following a long illness.
Milne House, located on the Medford Campus and long used as a dormitory for Jackson students, is named in her honor.