Emma E. Vogel
Emma Vogel, an MSU alumna, entered the U.S. Army in 1918 and retired as a colonel in 1951. Colonel Vogel established and organized the first army physical therapy branch during World War II, and was the first army-wide director of physical therapists. She championed regular Army status for women in the Army Medical Department; Congress granted such status in 1947 and established the Women’s Medical Specialist Corps, with Colonel Vogel as its first director. At the time of her death, her sisters established this scholarship in her memory.