Susan Mosely Grandison 1885
Born in Calhoun County, Missouri, Mrs. Grandison completed instruction at Mt. Pleasant High School before entering Iowa Wesleyan University in 1881. After graduating in 1885, she dedicated her life and career to education. She taught for two years in Iowa before moving out of state to teach at Clark University in Atlanta, Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Wiley University in Marshall, Texas.
Mrs. Grandison was the first Black student to graduate from Iowa Wesleyan University and was among the first 2,000 Black college graduates in the U.S.