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Daphyne "Dee" Cauble

Daphyne Vivian Smith graduated from Kansas State College with a Bachelor's degree in Home Economics in 1932. She was very active during her college career, being a member of the Ionian Literary Society, the Intersociety Council, the YWCA cabinet and the Home Economics Club Council in her junior and senior years, and Secretary of the Mortar Board and President of Kappa Phi her senior year. She earned her Master's degree in Home Economics from KSAC in 1937. Her thesis was entitled: "The Activities of a Selected Group of High School Girls with Reference to Clothing." She taught home economics in Kansas and Oklahoma for ten years. She married Wilbur Cauble, a surgeon and lived in Washington, D.C. during World War II. She became involved with the Sedgewick County branch of the AMA Auxiliary's Committee on International Health in 1965 and served as the State's international health chair for over twenty years. Cauble and her husband founded Wichita's Project Concern. In 1969, they started the Walk for Mankind and she received the Service to Mankind Award from Sertoma. Cauble was named Kansan of the Year in 1980 and shared the First Citizen's award for outstanding service with her husband in 1987. She received the Alumni Medallion Award from Kansas State University in 1990.

Sources of information:

Vertical File. Alumni Profiles
Vertical File. Alumni Medallion Award
Commencement Program Collection
Royal Purple, 1932