A celebration of dynamic changes in home economics at uw-stevens point
Stevens Point Normal School’s (now UW-Stevens Point) first specialty program was Domestic Science in 1902. This was a pioneering move for the young school since domestic science, later called home economics, was a new field located on only a few other campuses, none in Wisconsin. May Secrest was appointed director and teacher for the domestic science course, consisting of eight women. In 1913, Bessie May Allen was hired to head the Domestic Science Department and remained in that position for 39 years.
120th Anniversary Events
Thank you for joining us during our events in celebration of 120 years of home economics at UW-Stevens Point!
Jessica B. Harris – High on the Hog
The culinary historian who wrote the book that inspired the Netflix miniseries “High on the Hog” visited UW-Stevens Point Oct. 25-27, 2022.
Textile Arts and Design Application (TADA) Events
Partner tours, fashion show, alumni workshops and more!
History of Home Economics
From 1902 until today, home economics is woven through the fabric at UW-Stevens Point.
Centennial Garden Project
The garden serves as a lasting tribute to the 100+ year heritage of home economics at UWSP.
Make a Gift
Please consider a contribution in honor of this milestone to support our program.
UW-Stevens Point is Founded
Domestic Science begins at UWSP
Jennie Culver and Florence Pray were the first two grads in 1903
Meet our Faculty and Staff
- Associate Professor – Family and Consumer Sciences
- Coordinator – Family and Consumer Sciences Education Program (Undergraduate and Graduate)
- Professor – Food and Nutrition
- Director – Didactic Program in Dietetics
- Coordinator – M.S. in Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems
- Professor – Nutrition
- Director – Graduate Programs
- Major Gifts Officer – College of Professional Studies