A Century of Memories
During the early 1900s, home economics provided academic and career opportunities for women. Graduates became teachers, Extension agents and dietitians, using their knowledge to help solve the problems of nutritional deficiencies, food scarcity, poverty, poor sanitation, and illness. Their work was especially important during World War I and the Great Depression. For our college, it all began in 1918 when the doors for women at the University of Georgia were finally opened..