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Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Family Life, 4-H Center


In 1972, a new building for the College of Home Economics became a reality largely through the determination of College's Dean, Katherine Kilbourne Burgum. Using her clout and reputation she repeatedly informed state legislators of the need for a new building. The increased enrollment of students in the College's six academic programs caused the Home Economics building to become cramped. The enrollment swelled to 1,048 by 1972 leading to the rallying cry "Ten forty-eight and growing." The problem was the State Legislature did not have a new home economics building on its construction list. Burgum's persistence resulted in the State Legislature appropriating $1,500,000 in 1973 for the construction of a new home economics building.

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