These Were Builders

Myrtle V. Caudell Hall

Cn a bitterly cold, day, April 3, 19^2, ground was broken for a new, one million dollar home economics building. Shivering against the cold and with fingers numb, Dr. Paul G. Bulger, college president and Dr. Margaret A. Grant, director of the home economics division, dug into the frozen earth. "The building will not be the most significant thing," Dr. Bulger said. "The people who teach in it will be the essence." Dr. Grant noted that the division had eighteen hundred alumnae. She also remarked, "This area of studies, now called home economics, was started at our college in 1910 as a two-year course under the title of Household Arts Department. There were seventy-two under ­ graduates taught by four faculty members." In April, 19°3 during Dedication Week, the building was formally dedicated and called Myrtle Viola Caudell Hall. At the present time, it houses two divisions: I. Caudell Division which includes home economics, nutrition and food science, environmental and consumer studies, and human development, family, and community relations. II. Vocational Technical Education. Previously, these divisions had been housed in Ketchum Hall.

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