A transfer student from the College of the Sacred Heart in Clifton, Adele Pohl was the first graduate of Our Lady of Cincinnati College, which later became Edgecliff College, and the lone member of the college’s Class of 1936.
Here, the Most Rev. John T. McNicholas (right) buttons the hood on Pohl for the graduation ceremony, which took place June 4, 1936. That evening, Pohl’s parents hosted a dance for their daughter and other students of the college at the Hyde Park Country Club. When asked by a reporter about her summer plans, she replied, “I plan to rest this summer, studying meanwhile how I can best make use of my education.”