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FOUR ARE INDUCTED INTO
HUMAN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
HALL OF FAME

By Selena Stevens

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The inductees are Sarah Tabb Henry, Marianne Smith Edge, Doris Tichenor and Myra Tobin.

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March 1, 2000 – (Lexington, Ky.) – The University of Kentucky College of Human Environmental Sciences will induct four people into its Hall of Fame today.

The inductees are:

• Sarah Henry, former assistant HES dean. Henry graduated from the UK School of Home Economics in 1956 and taught home economics at Scott County High School while completing her master’s degree, which she earned in 1959. After working as a curriculum development specialist for the Kentucky Department of Education and earning her doctorate in education in 1977, she taught at Morehead State University and the University of Louisville before returning to UK in 1980. She served as assistant dean in HES for 13 years. Following her retirement, she served as special assistant to the dean for five years. She was named the college’s outstanding alumnus in 1996 and is a UK Fellow and a member of the HES Erikson Society.

• Marianne Smith Edge, owner of MSE and Associates and UK Board of Trustees member. Edge is founder, president and consulting dietitian for MSE and Associates, a food service and nutrition management consultant service. She also is a corporate marketing consultant and accounts manager for Diamond Crystal Brands Inc. After graduating from UK in 1977, Smith Edge worked for the Cooperative Extension Service as a county Extension agent for 4-H. In 1981, she completed her master’s degree in public health/nutrition at Western Kentucky University. She is president-elect of the American Dietetics Association and has served as national president of the UK National Alumni Association, receiving the UK Alumni Distinguished Service Award in 1994. She is a UK Fellow and a member of the Erikson Society and the UK Capital Campaign Board of Volunteers.

• Doris Tichenor, former assistant director of Extension for Home Economics and Community Development and associate dean of HES. Tichenor received her doctorate in animal sciences from UK in 1969. She served as assistant director of Extension for home economics and community development and as associate dean of the college from 1969 to 1984. She was director of home economics programs and chairperson of the home economics department at the University of Florida from 1984 to 1994 and is a professor emeritus in that university’s Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. She has served with numerous organizational and legislative groups and has been an active leader in the Association of Administrators of Home Economics, among others.

• Myra Tobin, co-chairperson of UK’s National Campaign Steering Committee and former senior vice president of Marsh and McLennan Companies Inc.

After graduating from UK in 1962, Tobin earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Ohio State University in 1965 and a master’s in business administration in corporate finance from New York University in 1971. She was elected assistant vice president and became division casualty manager in 1973 for Mash and McLennan Cos. Inc., a New York-based insurance firm. She served as vice president, manager of the national services casualty group, senior vice president and managing director before retiring after 28 years. She is an active leader in several professional and community organizations and has been recognized for her outstanding leadership and service. She was selected Insurance Woman of the Year by APIW in 1984, honored as the Helen Garvin Outstanding Achiever by the National Association Insurance Women in 1986 and chosen to receive the National 4-H Alumni Award in 1994. She served as president of the National Alumni Association from 1991 to 1992 and was a 2000 inductee of the UK Hall of Distinguished Alumni.


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