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Helen Bishop Thompson

Helen Thompson, 1903 Helen Bishop Thompson graduated from Kansas State Agricultural College in 1903 and worked as an assistant in the Preparatory Department at KSAC, 1903-1907. She earned her Master's degree in Home Economics at KSAC in 1907. Her thesis was entitled: "Fireless Cookery." She was Head of the domestic department in Lincoln College, IL, 1907-1909, and Professor of home economics in the Rhode Island College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, 1909-1912. Thompson was a lecturer in Brown University Extension courses, 1911-1912, and a student in Columbia University in 1912. She was Dean of Home Economics and professor of nutrition and dietetics at KSAC, 1918-1923. Phi Kappa Phi elected her President in 1921. During the summer of 1922, she was a guest lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley and became Head of home economics at the University of California at Los Angeles in 1923. In her honor, KSAC renamed the college cafeteria Thompson Hall in 1925. She moved to Palo Alto, CA, in 1956.

Sources of information:

History index - Thompson, Helen B.
Vertical File. Thompson Hall
Alumni Record, 1914