The Duke family and hundreds of their closest friends and supporters filled Duke Chapel yesterday in Durham to say good-bye to Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans. Duke President Richard Brodhead described Semans as the university’s principal link to Duke’s founding generation. Leoneda Inge produced this audio postcard from Semans’ funeral.
Music performer: The Ciompi Quartet
The Rev. Dennis Campbell: When Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans was born Duke University was no more than a twinkle in her great uncle’s eye.”