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Alice E. Chatlos

AChatlosAlice E. Chatlos enrolled at Practical Bible Training School (PBTS) in the Fall of 1932 and graduated in 1935 as the Vice President of the senior class.

Ms. Chatlos began working for PBTS immediately after graduating. She is listed in the 1936 Theologue as the Assistant in Greek and also as the Assistant to the Superintendent of Women. Ms. Chatlos worked alongside of Mrs. Etta Carr Davis (John A. Davis’ widow) and Mrs. Hazel B. Davis (Gordon C. Davis’ wife).

In 1938, according to school records, Ms. Chatlos became the Class Teacher for the senior class, a role normally reserved for senior faculty. By 1938 Ms. Chatlos had achieved her Th.B. degree and was teaching English at PBTS. She also continued as the Assistant in Greek and Assistant to the Superintendent of Women.

Ms. Chatlos left the school in 1943 on a leave of absence due to poor health and was not able to return to teaching at PBTS. However this did not prevent her from becoming a successful Floridian business woman. Alice’s efforts and generosity through the Chatlos Foundation funded the completion of the Alice E. Chatlos Library in 1970.

While Alice Chatlos did not serve as the librarian she had a great love for books and learning. She was also subsequently instrumental in providing philanthropic support to other worthy institutions.

The library building proudly bears the name of Alice E. Chatlos in honor of her memory and generosity through her commitment to the work and legacy of Davis College.