Profiles

Mackey Dutton

Class of 1951
Major/Minor: History

Mackey was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001. Her citation is copied below:

The Washington College Athletic Hall of Fame on many previous occasions has honored individuals we classify as special. This category well suits Mackey Metcalfe Dutton, a 1951 graduate and former alumni director with strong family ties and deep allegiance to Washington College. Because of her concern for all that takes place on campus, especially with respect to alumni functions, she could certainly bear the title “Mrs. Washington College.” Since she first joined the Alumni Office in 1983, she has been instrumental in directing and organizing the Washington College Athletic Hall of Fame, which had its beginning two years earlier. Mackey served the Hall of Fame Committee primarily as alumni secretary-treasurer. Her additional duties included coordinating all the myriad details related to the annual reception and induction ceremony. After all those years in the Alumni Office, Mackey knows how to throw a party. Those of you here tonight have her to thank for arranging the particulars of getting you here and making you comfortable.

Mackey matriculated to Washington College from Hannah More Academy in Reisterstown, Md. She majored in history and was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. During her college years she was a member of the Washington Players, the Elm staff and the Canterbury Club. Since the college at that time did not have varsity sports for women, she participated in field hockey, basketball and badminton at the intramural level and served on the Girls’ Intramural Athletic Association Board, the student governing body for women’s sports. Before joining the College staff in 1983, Mackey was a social worker in Baltimore and a guidance counselor at Kent County High School. Upon her retirement from the College this spring, she was awarded the Alumni Service Award.

Washington College is honored and proud to induct Mackey Metcalfe Dutton into the Washington College Athletic Hall of Fame on this 6th day of October, 2001.