Home Furnishing & Design
The area of home furnishings and housing develops a joint program with the Art Department in the College of Arts and Sciences.
New textiles science labs
Seven new science buildings on the south campus bring faculty in several disciplines to the doorstep of home economics. New textiles science research labs are established in the Physics building.
First African-American students
The University of Georgia admits its first African-American students. Among the first African-American students to graduate from the School of Home Economics are Cathy Dunaway, child development/mental retardation; Marian Turnipseed, clothing and textiles; and Bridget Weaver, dietetics.
The Institute on Human Development and Disability is established to create opportunities for people with disabilities. IHDD is assigned to the College of Family and Consumer Sciences from the College of Education in 1989. Zo Stoneman is named director.
First male graduate
Peter Stegmayer becomes one of the first male graduates of the School of Home Economics, majoring in dietetics and institution management.
Extension programs expanded
Home economics Extension programs expand to meet the growing needs of families in metropolitan areas of Georgia.
Child Development Lab expansion
Funds are designated for the expansion of the Child Development Lab ($442,000), and an addition on Dawson Hall ($1,293,000) is completed.