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5 > Image 5 of Kentucky Alumnus, 1991, no. 1

Part of Kentucky alumnus

{1 1} Name Change IIKCC Endowments 1 The University of Kentuckys College of Major gifts have boosted endowment { Home Economics has a new name. ust funds for both Hazard and Prestons- f . . . ` call it the College of Human Environ- burg Community Colleges. mental Sciences. The Kentucky River Coal Corpora- 1 . . An o en house to celebrate the tion has led ed 35200,000 to Hazard r ` { name change was held March 10th. Community College for scholarships g O ,_ I1 Wyllh I V, M ,_ __ A4 _ The college requested the new for nursing students from Perry, Letch- {_,7';:z. / ./'7 _ . . . . ,. . A ''1 ._ - | name to reflect the human ecological er, Knott, Leslie and Breathitt counties. _ g., fj. W -_ " { perspective that characterizes our re- Additionally, the Hazard Lions Club { if IL, _' HA _ ,/- / _ jr. search and instructional efforts," Dean has iven 10,000 to the Cam aivn for , V * i " { ' > pz gl vb { __ jk ,. J Peg Meszaros said. Hazard CO1Dl]]U1]1[\'C()ll0' toendowa { _ J { fi . .. rg;s-, : . . . . . s- _ , ;, 4,*- _ { " ! ' . { During the past two decades, the col- scholarship fund. Both gifts were mayor 1 2; ~1! al ~ { ___ [_,_ { lege has developed a science-based pro- boosts to Hazard`s campaign to raise " .."f if { _P { gram of instruction and research that $500,000 bv Februar *28 to receive a $1 " HT` ,_ m__ - ~ U # , *},977 { i x,. 4- rt deals with interaction between people, million matching grant from the U.S. El * * LL. .-I-1 > j ;_ { and the social, cultural, economic and Department of Education. " " ~ _ Chandra and Mahendra Varia have V ,. _ 7 __ I ' { established a 35100,000 endowment to ;_,,,,., . _ o \ {wl { *l"" I "Z$",., . li" .1,. V i " { t i '* i""l!"Tg- { support no-interest loans for nursing ._.s;,._ . r V ` ifi e e'. . FT .>2* f' 1 students at Prestonsburg Community { S, .' . `*. ~i*43e>2. ,_` ,s` "Y_-.j.. ': . ` K . i ,-~, { , ' ifv v, ,_(_:;Tk*' lvl } ,. { College. Dr. (.handra Varia is a l)l1}'Sl- . 1**?$;*I .&=;E?.2=:;?~xity*.:TJ!` l cian and operates a private clinic in since September to perform 1 Martin. no imstsamt, nr. ixisimtttm 1 * <'=_=- ==*_= v_ . _ V _ _. y ter for Applied at reducing the { ` Al1d,lb tl yetei maiian. Energy Research. ms, d Producing l ' located on the Ii uids from coal . { . q . north side of and exploring { Lexington on Iron the environmental 1 Feudrng . . Works Pike, has impact of waste _ ` "` fr received grants products from , political lives ofindividuals and families Two UK sociology professors are study- ']!"'9 $'5 ' "I"""" . . . . . , million. Recent lll their home, work, community and mg an Eastern Kentucky feud that isn t grams oi uhm., world environments. as famous as the Hatfield-McCoy feud, { $3 million will { Today, the college prepares its stu- but rivaled it in size, and challenges { |"""* " "'" { . .... . . , { dents in such fields as dietetics, interi- many ideas about what Appalachian { . . . . or design, family resource manage- family feuds were like. { ment, restaurant management, food Kathleen M. Blee and Dwight B. { 1 science, individual and family develop- Billings are studying lending from 1840 ment, human nutrition, merchandis- to 191() in Clay County, Kentucky. {{ ing, apparel and textiles, home eco- Based on information they gather { ` nomics education and applied child about the feud, the researchers are ex- { development. ploring the community conditions The college offers four master`s de- under which violent disputes develop, grees, an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in nu- and studying the effects of social, polit- tritional science, and holds specialized { ical and economic changes on feuding accreditation in dietetics, interior de- and dispute resolution among conflict- { sign, early childhood development and ing groups. .1 vocational home economics. A special The Clay County feud occurred be- { {{ accreditation is pending for a program _ tween members of apparently socially in marriage and family therapy. 1 and politically prominent families, in- { A majority of students, alumni and cluding one ofthe principal suspects in faculty support the name change, ac- the assassination of William Goebel, a . cording to polls and voting conducted Kentucky gubernatorial candidate in { { in the college during the past five years. , 1900. 1 { Spyinpi |99| licnuicky :\llllllIlll$ Il I {i