50 Outstanding Alumni
Frances E. Andrews
Knoxville, Tennessee. B.S. 1967; M.S. 1968. FNIM. Frances is Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies and a member of the faculty in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science, College of Home Economics, The University of Tennessee, where she received the Outstanding Teacher Award for the College in 1978. She holds the doctoral degree in nutrition from The Ohio State University and taught at Arizona State University before coming to Tennessee in 1976. Frances is an active member of numerous honorary and professional organizations; she served as Co-Chairperson for the Stokely-Van Camp Symposium at UT in 1980.
Nell McClure Arnold
Russellville, Alabama. B.S. 1946; M.A. 1954. H.E.Ed. Nell has been a vocational guidance counselor in the Russellville High School since 1968. She is also dietary consultant in nursing homes in Russellville. She was a teacher of home economics in the Russellville High School from 1950-1968. Nell served as delegate to national meetings of the American Vocational Association and to Title IV conferences and assumed responsible roles at the local and state level for Delta Kappa Gamma International. She has been an active participant in civic and church organizations.
Ruthie Sherrel Bass
Tallahassee, Florida. B.S. 1968; M.S. 1970. ID. Ruth is President and Design Director of Bass & Bass, Ltd., a position she has held since 1972. She is an active member of ASID, having served as state membership chairman and as a member of the Florida Board of Directors, 1976-1980. She is presently a member of the FIDER Board of Visitors. Her local design projects has appeared in the Tallahassee Democrat at various times. Ruth has participated in historic restoration projects, in the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, and the Junior League of Tallahassee. She is active in her church.
Dea Hanson Baxter
Atlanta, Georgia. M.S. 1973. FNIM. Dea is an Assistant Professor of Community Health Nutrition at Georgia State University, having previously served as a clinical dietitian at Northside and at Grady Memorial Hospitals in Atlanta. Her B.S. degree was earned at The University of Southern Mississippi; she is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree at Georgia State University. Dea has been active in the Georgia Dietetic Association, serving as president in 1979-1980. She is a member of numerous honorary and professional organizations and has been active through a variety of community services.
Peggy Lawrence Bishop
Albertville, Alabama. B.S. 1971; M.A. 1976. H.E.Ed. Peggy is Consumer Education Specialist for the Alabama Poultry and Egg Association and Secretary-Treasurer of Bishop's Pharmacy, Inc. She was Associate County Agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service in Tuscaloosa from 1971-1980. She prepared a weekly food column for the Tuscaloosa Graphic and has developed a similar service for the Sand Mountain Reporter. A member of the American and Alabama Home Economics Associations, Peggy served as president of the Tuscaloosa District Association in 1979-1980. She is active in church and civic groups and is a district representative of the Home Economics Society.
Judith L. Bonner
Birmingham, Alabama. B.S. 1969; M.S. 1973. FNIM. Judy is Assistant Professor and Director of Nutrition, Pediatric Pulmonary Center, University of Alabama, Birmingham. She completed work for the Ph.D. degree at The Ohio State University and was on the faculty in the division of Medical Dietetics and Department of Pediatrics at that University from 1976-1980. She completed a dietetic internship at Veterans Administration Hospital, Houston, and was a clinical dietitian at Crawford-Long Hospital, Atlanta. Judy has been active in the Georgia and Ohio Dietetic Associations. Her research activities have resulted in publications in Pediatric Research, and a section in each of two new textbooks in nutrition. Judy will become Chairman of the Department of FNIM at The University of Alabama in August, 1981.
J. Diane Bostick
New York, New York. B.S. 1951. CTD. Diane is Vice President, Fabric Design, Avondale Mills, New York. She has been associated with Avondale Mills since 1953 and was named to a vice presidency in 1970. She served as Vice President, University of Alabama National Alumni Association, in 1970-1972 and received the University "Distinguished Alumna Award" in 1974, and has been a speaker for college classes and a member of a number of advisory committees. Diane is a member of Women's Wear Committee of the Color Association of the United States and has served on various committees of the Fashion Group, Inc. since 1968.
Winona N. Brooks
Monterey Park, California. M.S. 1955. CTD. Winona is Chairperson, Department of Home Economics, California State University, Los Angeles, where she has held various instructional and administrative responsibilities since 1959. Her B.S. degree was earned at the University of Tennessee and her doctorate at the University of Southern California. Winona has been active in the American and California Home Economics Associations, the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, and the Association of College Professors of Textiles and Clothing. A sabbatical leave was spent in the study of historic textiles and the socio-psychological aspects of clothing.
Memphis, Tennessee. B.S. 1965. CTD. Rosemary is Vice President-General Merchandise Manager, Goldsmith's, Memphis. She joined Goldsmith's in 1966 and had a wide variety of responsibilities before being named vice president in 1978. She has assisted in the development of on-site experiences and programs for college and university students from The University of Alabama, Auburn University, Arkansas State, and The University of Tennessee. Rosemary is a member of foreign market development of the Associated Merchandising Corporation Advisory Committee and has traveled extensively in Europe and the Orient to project fashion leadership and develop private label programs.
Ann W. Carothers
Sylacauga, Alabama. B.S. 1940. H.E.Ed.; M.S. 1947. CTD. Ann is Fashion Coordinator-Social Director for Avondale Mills, Sylacauga. She was a teacher of vocational home economics five years before joining Avondale Mills in 1947. She has received numerous awards in recognition of her contributions to professional and civic projects in her community and in the state. Ann was one of six home economists who received Distinguished Service Awards on the 25th anniversary of the School of Home Economics. She has been active in the American and Alabama Home Economics Associations, serving as President of the Alabama Association, 1968-1970. She has also been a strong supporter of the School through her work in the Home Economics Society.
Emma F. Clinkscales
Wetumpka, Alabama. B.S. 1937; M.S. 1947. FNIM. Emma retired, February, 1981, as Director, WIC Division, Alabama Department of Public Health. She was named Director, Nutrition Division, of the Department in 1960 after serving as nutrition consultant with the North Carolina State Board of Health and as food specialist at the USDA Research Center, Washington, D.C. She has been active in the American and Alabama Dietetic Associations and is a past president of the Alabama Association. Emma also held office in the Alabama Public Health Association and in the southern branch of the national Association. She has been a member of advisory councils at The University of Alabama and Auburn University.
Harriet Hold Cloud
Birmingham, Alabama. M.S. 1967. FNIM. Harriet is Director, Division of Nutrition, Center for Developmental and Learning Disorders, UAB. Prior to accepting her present position in 1968, she served as nutrition consultant with the Jefferson County Health Department and dietitian at Carraway Methodist and Johns Hopkins Hospitals. She completed the B.S. degree at Kansas State University and a dietetic internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Harriet has served as president and chairman of delegates for the Alabama Dietetic Association and also has been active in the American Association on Mental Deficiency and in the Jefferson County and Alabama Nutrition Committee.
Richard L. Coleman
Ruston, Louisiana. M.S. 1970. HDFL. Richard is Associate Professor of Child Development, Louisiana Tech University, a position which he has held since 1978. He earned the doctoral degree at Florida State University and taught child development at Georgia Southwestern College in Americus before going to Ruston. Richard presently is president-elect of the Louisiana Association on Children Under Six. He has been active as an interpreter for the deaf.
Alicia Skinner Cook
Fort Collins, Colorado. B.S. 1972; M.S. 1972. HDFL. Alicia is Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University. Her doctorate was completed at Arizona State University and she served as school psychologist for the Glendale School District before going to Colorado State in 1976. In addition to participation in the American Psychological Association and the National Council on Family Relations, Alicia has taught at Banares Hindu University, Banares, India; has been involved in planning a rural development program in Varanasi, U.P. India; and has served as a textbook reviewer for publishing companies. She has been active in parent workshops and planning in response to community needs.
Susan Y. Cooper
Birmingham, Alabama. B.S. 1973. H.E.Ed.; M.S. 1975. HDFL. Susan is Faculty/Director, Child Development Center, Jefferson State Junior College. She has also been a teacher of Consumer and Homemaking Education and Coordinator of the HERO Program in the Birmingham schools. Susan serves as editor of an educational newsletter for parents and teachers of young children; was local arrangements chairman for the Alabama Home Economics Association state meetings in 1977 and 1979; and was editor of the AHEA Newsletter in 1978. Susan has also served on the Membership Committee of The University of Alabama Home Economics Society.
David Roswell Cox
Berea, Kentucky. M.S. 1967. HDFL. "Ros" is Associate Professor, Child Development and Family, Berea College. He earned his B.S. degree from Berea College and his Ph.D. in family and child development from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He returned to Berea in 1970 where he has held responsible positions with the Berea Child Care Association and the Kentucky River Foothills Headstart Program. He has also been consultant to numerous programs and projects related to young children. Ros is a member of the Southern Association on Children Under Six, the Southern Council on Family Relations and state and national professional organizations.
Carol B. Craig
Birmingham, Alabama. B.S. 1955; M.S. 1966. FNIM. Carol is Associate Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, and Director, Division of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Allied Health, UAB. She has been active in the American and Alabama Dietetic Associations, having served as president of the Alabama Association and a member of committees and councils of the American Association. Carol has also held offices, including the presidency, in the Southeastern Hospital Conference for Dietitians. In addition to activities in professional organizations, she has provided leadership and service to numerous civic projects and groups.
Margaret Alice Curry
Birmingham, Alabama. B.S. 1966; M.S. 1967. HDFL. Margie is Assistant Director, Day Care Services, Inc. Birmingham. Her professional service began when she became instructor and head teacher for a group of young children at The University of Georgia. This experience was followed by a five-year period as Child Development Specialist, Parent/Volunteer Coordinator and Curriculum Specialist at the Center for Developmental and Learning Disorders in Birmingham. Margie also served as a faculty member in Early Childhood Education, UAB. She has been active in the Alabama Association for Children Under Six, the Home Economics Society, and her church.
Thrath Cobb Curry
Columbus, Mississippi. B.S. 1943; M.A. 1962. H.E.Ed. Thrath is Dean, School of Home Economics, Mississippi University for Women. She earned the doctoral degree in education at The University of Alabama and served as Assistant Dean, School of Home Economics, and as Associate Professor in the College of Education at the University, She has been active in the Home Economics Association in both Alabama and Mississippi and also has held responsible positions in the American and Alabama Vocational Associations and the National Education Association. Thrath has served as consultant to various groups in the preparation of curriculum materials and development of competency based education in home economics.
Mildred Brown Davis
Greensboro, North Carolina. M.S. 1949. FNIM. Mildred is Coordinator, Continuing Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her B.S. degree was earned at Auburn University. Before going to the American Home Economics Association as Director, Division of Program and Field Service, in 1965, she held positions as Supervisor of School Food Services for the Jefferson County Public Schools and as Nutritionist with the Home Economics Extension Service at The University of Alabama. Mildred has been active in support of home economics, serving on the National Advisory Board of the Future Homemakers of America and earning the designation of Master Builder, in the AHEA Capital Fund Drive.
Montevallo, Alabama. B.S. 1936. H.E.Ed. Sue retired in 1979 as District Supervisor, Home Economics Association, Alabama State Department of Education. She has an impressive record of service as a teacher of vocational home economics in high schools in Alabama. She earned her M.S. degree from Iowa State University and served as an Instructor at Alabama College before joining the State Department of Education. She held a number of responsible positions in support of the Future Homemakers of America at both the state and national levels. She also held elective and appointive offices in the Alabama Home Economics Association.
Birmingham, Alabama. B.S. 1968. H.E.Ed. Cheryl is Manager of Sales Training and Consumer Information, R.P. McDavid Company, a position which she has held since 1976. Other experiences include teacher of home economics, Consumer Consultant for Alabama Gas Corporation, kitchen designer, and free lance home economist. She has served as treasurer and as chairman of the Birmingham group, Home Economists in Business, and has just completed a two-year team as Vice President for Program Development, Alabama Home Economics Association. Cheryl has represented her company at Litton Annual Meetings in six major cities and has participated in development and fund-raising for civic groups in the Birmingham area.
Nancy Thomas Golonka
Bloomfield, New Jersey. M.S. 1973. CSM. Nancy is Director of Consumer Affairs, Insurance Information Institute, New York City. A graduate of the University of Montevallo, her experiences include program leader with the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Educational Specialist with the J.C. Penney Company and Assistant Director, Life Skills Center, Montclair State College. Nancy is active in the New York City HEIB group, a contributor to newsletters and journals and a speaker on behalf of home economics at state and national conventions. She is a member of numerous professional and honorary organizations.
Eugenia Brascomb Hobday
Sheffield, Alabama. B.S. 1965; M.S. 1967. HDFL. Eugenia resigned a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Home Economics, University of Texas, in preparation for joining her husband for an assignment in Australia. Previously she served on the faculty and directed the preschool laboratory in the School of Home Economics at Louisiana State University and as principal of St. John's Diocesan School Preprimary, Pietermaritzberg, South Africa. Eugenia also served as consultant and speaker to organizations and programs concerned with preschool education. She is a member of professional and honorary organizations.
Deborah Jean Johnson
Houston, Texas. M.S. 1976. HDFL. Debbie is currently Sales Administrator, Steelcase, Inc. Her B.S. degree was earned at Auburn University. Her professional experiences include teacher in Head Start and Family Life Specialist, Texas A&M University. She has been active in the Council on Family Relations, Association of Childhood Education International, and Altrusa International. Debbie has been a contributor to Texas Agricultural Extension publications and a speaker and program participant for church and civic groups.
Bethesda, Maryland. B.S. 1941. FNIM. Edith is Chief Dietitian, U.S. Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center, Nutritional Department. She completed an internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the M.S. degree at The University of Tennessee. She has held a variety of responsible appointive and elective positions in the American and District of Columbia Dietetic Associations and served as President of the American Dietetic Association, 1962-63. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the School of Home Economics at The University of Alabama, she received a Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her professional leadership in dietetics and her exceptional ability in organizing hospital dietary departments. Other awards in recognition of her leadership in nutrition dietetics are the McLester Award, ADA Marjorie Hulsizer Copher Award, and the USPHS. Edith is one of two alumnae of the School of Home Economics designated Sesquicentennial Professor (Honorary) as a part of the University's 150th Anniversary.
Sarah R. Jordan
Cleveland, Mississippi. M.S. 1971. FNIM. Sarah Sue is serving as Chairperson, Division of Home Economics, Delta State University. The B.S. degree was earned at The University of Mississippi; the Ph.D. at The University of Tennessee. She has served as Director, Bureau of Nutrition, Jefferson County Health Department, Nutritionist with the Knox County Health Department in Tennessee and on the faculties of The Universities of Tennessee and Kentucky. Sarah Sue holds membership in numerous professional and honorary organizations and has been an active participant in the American and Alabama Dietetic Associations.
Sonya B. Kelley
Nashville, Tennessee. B.S. 1970. ID. Sonya holds the title Professional Associate with Gresham and Smith where she has been professionally employed since 1974. She received the M.S. degree from The University of Tennessee. Sonya has served as state chapter officer of ASID, has a special interest in barrier-free design and was appointed Advisor to the Government Committee on Handicapped. She has been active in support and promotion of civic organizations and projects.
Mesa, Arizona. B.S. 1966. ID. Michael is Associate Professor, Department of Design Sciences, College of Architecture, Arizona State University. He earned his Ph.D. degree at The University of Tennessee, and has served on the faculty at Colorado State University and The University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Michael has held responsible positions at the state, regional, and national levels of the Institute of Business Designers. He holds memberships in honor and civic organizations.
Jean Wickstrom Liles
Birmingham, Alabama. B.S. 1964. H.E.Ed. As Foods Editor for Southern Living and Progressive Farmer magazines, Jean plans and coordinates the food sections, is responsible for research and writing for the sections and handles correspondence with the food industry. She works with Oxmoor House in publishing Southern Living cookbooks. Jean has served as treasurer of the Alabama Home Economics Association and as a member of the National Board of Home Economists in Business. She has been active in support of home economics at The University of Alabama and at Auburn University.
Helen Nix Macon
Wetumpka, Alabama. B.S. 1940. FNIM. Helen has served as Food Service Director of the Elmore County Hospital since 1974. Her experiences include consultant for hospitals and a nursing home, lunchroom supervisor, and high school home economics teacher. Helen holds memberships in numerous professional and civic organizations and has been active in church related activities. She is presently serving on the Board of Trustees, Samford University.
Andalusia, Alabama. B.S. 1940. H.E.Ed. Anna is County Agent, 4-H, Auburn Cooperative Extension Service, Andalusia. She has also been a vocational home economics teacher and a piano teacher. Anna has participated in numerous service projects in her local community and was named Andalusia Citizen of the Year in 1975 in recognition of her contributions. She is a member of civic and professional organizations and has been active in her church.
Martha Ann McInnis
Montgomery, Alabama. B.S. 1959; M.S. 1962. CTD. Martha serves as Executive Vice President, Alabama Environmental Quality Association, and President of EnviroSouth. Previous positions included Program Development Director, Alabama Farm Bureau Federation; faculty member at Arizona State University; and Adult Education Consultant, McCall Corporation. Martha has been a leader in civic and professional organizations serving as President, Alabama Home Economics Association, 1973-1974. She was the recipient of the Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson Award from Keep America Beautiful in 1973.
Lewisville, Texas. B.S. 1968. Kennon is Nutritional Coordinator, Dallas Kidney Disease Center. She completed a dietetic internship at Baylor University Medical Center and was Clinical Dietitian-Renal, at St. Paul Hospital in Dallas. She has held various positions in the local and Texas Dietetic Associations and in the National Kidney Foundation-Council on Renal Nutrition. Kennon is a member of the Speakers Bureau, Council on Renal Nutrition of the National Kidney Foundation. She is President-Elect, Texas Dietetic Association.
Kay B. Ponder
Tuscaloosa, Alabama. M.S. 1971. FNIM. Kay is Project Nutritionist, DESEMO Project, Center for Development and Learning Disorders and Clinical Instructor, Division of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB. She earned the B.S. degree at Iowa State University and served as a nutrition consultant with the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, Tuscaloosa. Kay has held responsible positions in the Tuscaloosa and Alabama Dietetic Associations and has served as session moderator for the nutrition subdivision of the American Association on Mental Deficiency.
Mary Lynn Porter
Auburn, Alabama. B.S. 1958; M.S. 1959. HDFL. Mary Lynn is Director, Auburn Day Care Centers, Inc., and an instructor in Child Care/ECE related courses, Continuing Education, Auburn University. Other experiences include Director/Teacher, Laboratory Preschool, Berea College and Day Care Licensing Worker, Georgia Department of Family and Child Services. She has been active in advocacy roles for young children. An organizer and first president of the Alabama Association for Young Children, Mary Lynn has held responsible positions in the Southern Association on Children Under Six, National Day Care Council of America, and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. She is presently serving as President of the Home Economics Society and as a member of the President's Cabinet, The University of Alabama.
Katharine Gibbs Powell
Hixson, Tennessee. B.S. 1959; M.S. 1965. Katharine is Education and Residential Specialist, Tennessee Valley Authority, Chattanooga, having served previously in that role in Muscle Shoals. She is presently teaching "Housing and Energy Management" for the Home Economics Department, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. Katharine has held numerous responsible positions in the Alabama Home Economics Association, has written articles for the Alabama Press Association and served as newsletter editor for the East Tennessee Chapter of the Electrical Women's Roundtable.
Pat Langley Rewald
Long Beach, California. B.S. 1947, H.E.Ed. Pat is Home Economics Teacher and Department Chairman, South Gate High, Los Angeles City Schools. She completed a M.S. degree in Home Economics at California State University, Long Beach. She is a co-founder of AHEAD, Home Economists for Action and Direction, a political action group focusing attention on issues that influence jobs and welfare of home economists. Pat was chosen Home Economics Teacher of the Year--State of California in 1978 and National Home Economics Teacher of the Year, 1978, under sponsorship of Family Circle Magazine and AHEA. She has served as organizer and supporter of various civic projects.
Merrell L. Rogers
Tupelo, Mississippi. B.S. 1969. FNIM. Merrell serves as consulting dietitian for hospitals and nursing homes in the Tupelo area. She completed a dietetic internship at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis. Merrell has been active in the Mississippi Dietetic Association, serving as President in 1979-1980. Merrell has also been active in civic organizations and projects in Tupelo. She is a model for a local fashion shop.
Pensacola, Florida. B.S. 1966; M.S. 1967. HDFL. Hilde is Associate Professor, University of West Florida, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1973. She has also been a preschool teacher at Colegio Bolivar, Cali-Columbia, South America. She received the Doctor of Education degree from The University of Alabama in 1975. Hilde has served as an advocate of the handicapped through her work in a variety of organizations and committees. She is active in the Florida Association of Children Under Six, The Council for Exceptional Children and the American Association of Mental Deficiency.
Joy A. Schrage
Berrien Center, Michigan. B.S. 1957. CTD. Joy has been with Whirlpool Corporation in Benton Harbor since 1968 and received her most recent promotion to Manager of Communications in April, 1981. She holds a Master of Science degree from Auburn University and is working toward a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University. Past positions include Extension Specialist in Household Equipment, Texas A&M University, and Home Service Supervisor for the Georgia Power Company. Joy is one of two Sesquicentennial Honorary Professors in the School of Home Economics. She holds memberships in a variety of professional organizations and serves on the advisory councils or boards for colleges/schools for home economics at Cornell, Ohio State, Auburn and the Home Economics Society of The University of Alabama.
Della S. Schultz
Mobile, Alabama. B.S. 1963, Gen. H.E.; M.S. 1967. FNIM. Della is presently Supervisor, WIC Food Program, Mobile County Health Department. She completed a dietetic internship at the University Hospital, Birmingham, and has served with the Mobile County Health Department since 1968. Previous experience included Extension Home Economist in Lauderdale County. She has held numerous positions in the Alabama and Mobile District Dietetic Associations, serving as President of the Alabama Dietetic Association in 1975-1976. Della has also been active in the Alabama Home Economics and the Alabama Public Health Associations. She serves on a committee of the Home Economics Society.
Jessie Sue Smith
Prattville, Alabama. B.S. 1956; M.A. 1963. H.E.Ed. Sue is Home Economics State Specialist, State Department of Education, Montgomery. She is pursuing doctoral studies at Auburn University. Positions as teacher of vocational home economics and vocational counselor preceded her position as District Specialist with the State Department of Education. She has served as President of the Alabama Vocational Association, Home Economics Section. She is also active in the Alabama Home Economics Association, having served as secretary, as Chairperson of the Elementary and Secondary Education Section, and as President of her district. She has served on numerous task forces concerned with the education and well-being of adolescents.
Margaret Lynch Stough
Tuscaloosa, Alabama. B.S. 1935. CTD. Margaret may be classified as "retired" but has been active in her interest in and support of home economics at The University of Alabama. She held one of the first positions in a Distributive Education Program in Alabama. Margaret also held fashion related positions in a number of New York stores and served on the staff of Charm Magazine.
Broxie C. Stuckey
Gordo, Alabama. M.A. 1955. H.E.Ed. Broxie has been a teacher of home economics in the Gordo High School since 1952 with the exception of a brief interval when she served as a Coordinator of Home Economics in the Tuscaloosa City Schools. She has been active in the Alabama and District Home Economics Associations and in the Alabama Vocational Association. Broxie has held numerous positions in civic organizations in Gordo and Pickens County and serves as representative to the Home Economics Society from Region Eight.
Auburn, Alabama. B.S. 1966; M.S. 1968. Jo is Family Resource Management Specialist, Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, Auburn University. Her doctoral degree requirements were completed at Purdue University. She has also served as a faculty member in the School of Home Economics, Oregon State University, and a member of the home economics faculty at The University of Southwestern Louisiana, and Texas Tech University. Jo is active in the Alabama Home Economics Association, having been elected treasurer, 1981-1983. She is the author of numerous extension publications.
Albuquerque, New Mexico. B.S. 1959; M.S. 1967. HDFL. Polly is Assistant Professor and Director, Manzanita Day Care, The University of New Mexico. Her doctoral degree was earned at The University of Texas and she has served on the faculty at The University of Texas and Southwestern Texas State University. Polly has been active on state and community councils concerned with problems of children and families. In addition to serving as consultant to programs in child care and vocational education, she is President-elect of the New Mexico Home Economics Association.
Claudia Ellis Wells
Aiken, South Carolina. B.S. 1931; M.S. 1933. FNIM. Claudia retired as Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Food Science, University of Kentucky, in 1976 after twenty years of service in that department. A member of the first graduating class in the year the School of Home Economics was established, she entered the graduate program with an assistantship. Before accepting the position at The University of Kentucky, she taught home economics and science in Alabama and Georgia high schools. Claudia was active in the Institute of Food Technologists and in the Kentucky Home Economics and Dietetic Associations. She presented a research paper at the 6th International Dietetic Congress held in Hanover, Germany. She has encouraged and supported undergraduate and graduate students in professional and campus activities and holds memberships in a variety of professional and civic organizations.
Ervin B. Wyatt
Miami Beach, Florida. B.S. 1943. CTD. Ervin is "owner and creator" of Mister Wyatt, Custom Designers, Miami Beach. The first male student to receive a bachelor's degree from The University of Alabama with a major in clothing, textiles and design, he continued his education through special programs in design in New York and Paris. Ervin's work has been recognized nationally and abroad. He has been generous in support of benefits for charitable organizations.
Marsha S. Yessick
Hixon, Tennessee. B.S. 1970. ID. Marsha is interior designer for Interior Design by Marsha Yessick in Hixon. Prior to opening her own business, she was an interior designer for Miller's Inc. in Chattanooga and for a firm in Atlanta. She has also been an instructor in interior design for The University of Tennessee--Chattanooga and has served on the Advisory Board of the School of Home Economics there. Marsha has been active in civic programs and organizations in the Chattanooga area. Her projects have received publicity in Chattanooga papers.