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UK Names Four to Human Environmental Sciences Hall of Fame

By Brad Duncan

 

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This year's inductees were:

  • Marjorie Smock Stewart, dean of the UK College of Home Economics from 1972 to 1982
  • Sue Cravens Stivers, a retired agent with the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service
  • Audrey Carr, the Committee Staff Administrator for the Interim Joint Committee on Education in Kentucky
  • Helen Horlacher Evans, director of the Vest-Lindsey House

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Nov. 1, 2002– (Lexington, Ky.) – The University of Kentucky College of Human Environmental Sciences inducted four people into its Hall of Fame on Oct. 24 as part of its HES Week celebration. The honorees were recognized in a ceremony at the William T. Young Library auditorium.

This year's inductees were:

  • Marjorie Smock Stewart, dean of the UK College of Home Economics from 1972 to 1982. Stewart earned her master's degree in home economics education from UK in 1963. After earning her doctorate from The Ohio State University in 1968, she returned to UK to direct the Home Economics Education program. Stewart established the Human Environmental Sciences Development Fund to enable faculty and staff of the college to purchase research equipment. She previously has been honored by the HES Alumni Association with a scholarship in her name for non-traditional students who have demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Sue Cravens Stivers, a retired agent with the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service and first recipient of the Adair County Woman of the Year award. Stivers earned her bachelor's degree from the UK College of Home Economics. She was responsible for securing the funding for an employment-training center in Adair County, which helped reduce the unemployment rate from nearly 30 percent to about 3 percent. Stivers is a very active volunteer serving on 28 boards.
  • Audrey Carr, the Committee Staff Administrator for the Interim Joint Committee on Education in Kentucky. Carr earned her bachelor's degree in home economics education, a masterís degree in education and doctorate from the University of Kentucky. As president of the HES Alumni Association (1999-2000), Carr spearheaded a drive for alumni to form the college's own endowed professorship. Under her direction, more than $20,000 was raised, with a pledge for an additional $30,000 and the funds were matched by $50,000 from the Research Challenge Trust Fund.
  • Helen Horlacher Evans, director of the Vest-Lindsey House and former director of the Kentucky Lt. Governor's residence in Frankfort. A UK graduate in home economics, Evans joined the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in 1942. She taught classes in Army Food Service and established a Bakers and Cooks School at the WAC Training Center. Evans assisted the army in a controlled study of food consumption of women. The study led to a Master Menu which in 1944 saved the army potentially $2.7 million annually. Evans has served as president of the Lexington Woman's Club and state president of the Kentucky Federation of Women's Clubs, and also served as a field representative for the Women in Military Service Memorial at the entrance to the Arlington National Cemetery.


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