Jewel Plummer Cobb Biologist

Jewel Plummer Cobb ... Jewel Plummer Cobb is a distinguished American biologist, cancer researcher, and academic administrator. She served as president of California State University, Fullerton from 1981 to 1989. Jewel Plummer was born in Chicago on January 17, 1924 to Frank V. Plummer, and Carriebel (Cole) Plummer. She is the great-granddaughter of a freed slave. Her grandfather was a pharmacist, her father Frank was a physician. Her mother Carriebel was a physical education teacher. Cobb showed an early interest in science. She concentrated on biology in high school. Cobb matriculated at the University of Michigan in 1942, but unsatisfied with segregated housing for African-American students at Michigan, she transferred to Talladega College in Alabama, where she graduated with a B.A. in biology in 1945. Cobb initially was denied a fellowship for graduate study in biology at New York University because of her race. However, following a personal interview, she was granted the fellowship. She received her M.S. degree from NYU in 1947 and her Ph.D. degree in cell physiology in 1950.

Personal details

Date of birth
January 17th, 1924
United States of America


1. New York University Colleges/University

New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian research university based in New York City, USA. NYU's main campus is situated in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. Founded in 1831, NYU is one of the largest private nonprofit institutions of American higher education.

Type Private university
2012. 2.83 bil. $
2011. 2.75 bil. $
Institution colors
70 Washington Sq South, 10012 - New York City, New York
2012. 22,498
2011. 20,815
2010. 22,097
2009. 21,759
2012. 18,557
2010. 21,700
Acceptance rate
2014. 34.0 %
2013. 35.0 %
2011. 30.0 %
2010. 32.0 %
Local tuition
2012. 43.2 K $
2010. 37.9 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended New York University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1926., Writer
b. 1926., Academic
b. 1920., Actor
b. 1924., Academic
b. 1919., Sociologist
b. 1924., Military Person
b. 1927., Rabbi
b. 1919., Military Person

2. Talladega College Colleges/University

Talladega College, located in Talladega, Alabama, is a private, liberal arts college. It holds the distinction as Alabama's oldest private historically black college. As of 2009 the school received full SACS accreditation.

Type Liberal arts college
2010. 4.85 mil. $
Institution colors
627 West Battle Street, 35160 - Talladega, Alabama
2010. 706
2009. 700
Acceptance rate
2010. 51.0 %
Local tuition
2011. 11.5 K $
2010. 10.2 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended Talladega College connected by profession and/or age

b. 1924., Lawyer
b. 1923., Politician
b. 1919., Lawyer
b. 1939., Award Winner
b. 1957., Poet
b. 1881., Writer
b. 1916., Organization founder
b. 1932., Writer


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