Anna N. Gryting (1895 - 1992)

Anna N. Gryting imageAnna N. Gryting (GREETing*) taught mathematics at Bowling Green State University from 1927 to 1965. Her parents immigrated from Norway. She was born about 1895 and graduated from the University of Minnesota, where she was initiated into the local chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Gryting obtained her masters degree from Columbia University, and she did graduate work at the University of North Dakota.

She was a charter member of the local Ohio Alpha Chapter of the Kappa Mu Epsilon mathematics honor society and eventually served as its Corresponding Secretary for several years. Gryting was well known for being an equestrienne and for having her dog accompany her everywhere, including to the classroom.

Anna Gryting died Oct. 19, 1992 in Red Lake Falls, Minnesota at the age of 97.

In her memory, Gryting's family established the Anna N. Gryting Mathematics Scholarship in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at BGSU. In addition she established scholarships at the University of Arizona in memory of her son, and at the University of Michigan and Morehead State University in Minnesota. Her son, Loyal, was prominent in education and graduated from Bowling Green State University. He earned a Ph. D. and taught french at the University of Arizona. He preceded her in death.

* per Fred Leetch, who knew her.

Updated: 06/12/2020 01:02PM