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July 12, 2005
Georgeanna Hubbard, who taught home economics in Baltimore public schools for many years, died of cancer Wednesday at Joseph Richey Hospice. The longtime Powhatan Avenue resident was 80. Georgeanna Jones was born in Northumberland County, Va., and moved to Baltimore with her family in 1928. She was a 1942 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School and earned a bachelor's degree in home economics from then-Hampton Institute in 1946. Mrs. Hubbard began teaching in the late 1940s and spent most of her career at Northern High School, where she retired in 1989.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2012
Betty Christine Jackovitz, a retired Baltimore County home economics teacher and Perry Hall activist, died of dementia Dec. 1 at Oak Crest Village. She was 81. Born Betty Christine Xenakis in Clarksburg, W.Va., and raised in nearby Weston, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. She moved to Baltimore to live with her sister and taught home economics at Kenwood High School and later at Stemmers Run Junior High School. She also taught at Overlea High School and retired from Chesapeake High School.
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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,Staff Writer | January 18, 1993
"Home ec" hasn't been cooking and sewing just for girls for a long time. It has been coeducational for nearly two decades in Baltimore County schools and has included such topics as child development and family dynamics for longer than that.Now, officials say, it's time the name catches up with the content.So the Baltimore County school board has decided to let home economics become family studies, moving the emphasis into relationships within and between families.The new name "more clearly communicates the shift in philosophy . . . and responds to the needs of society to address the well-being of the family," says Peggy Mahlstedt, coordinator of the schools' Office of Home Economics, which will officially become the Office of Family Studies.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2012
Dr. Evelyn P. Valentine, a veteran Baltimore public school educator who was founder of the Pasteur Center for Strategic Management Ltd., died Thursday of heart disease at her Northeast Baltimore home. She was 77. The daughter of a furniture maker and a homemaker, Evelyn Pasteur was born and raised in Beaufort, N.C., where she graduated from Queen Street High School. She was the eldest of 15 children. She started attending school when she was 4, and entered college at 15. She was 19 when she landed her first teaching job. "I had to hurry and get out of the way because there were so many behind me," she told the old Sunday Sun Magazine in a 1975 interview, explaining that her brothers and sisters who were out of college helped those who were still studying for their degrees.
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By DAN BERGER | October 14, 1992
At long last: A Nobel Prize for home economics!George has decided to run against his own budget chief, Treasury secretary and chief economic adviser. Bill already was.Never trust anyone who makes everything sound as simple as Ross says it is.Bring back Senator Bentsen!The Columbus Center is going to be a combined science lab and theme park -- on the theory that that is what most universities are, anyway.
NEWS
September 11, 1990
Ellen "Betsy" Davis, a former home economics teacher, died Saturday at the Manor Care Nursing Home in Towson after a long battle with cancer. She was 65.Services for Mrs. Davis were being held today at Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St., where she was a deacon and taught Sunday school.Born in Bedford, N.Y., the former Ellen Ross graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor's degree in home economics and earned a master's degree in education at what is now Towson State University.
NEWS
September 11, 1990
Services for Ellen "Betsy" Davis, a former home economics teacher, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St., where she was a deacon and taught Sunday school.Mrs. Davis died Saturday at the Manor Care Nursing Home in Towson after a long battle with cancer. She was 65.Born in Bedford, N.Y., the former Ellen Ross graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor's degree in home economics and earned a master's degree in education at what is now Towson State University.
NEWS
April 17, 1991
Carroll County's Board of Education honored several teachers and staff for their achievements at last Wednesday's monthly meeting:* Janice Byrd and Lisa Schrodel, home economics teachers at Sykesville Middle, for presenting "The Mission Possible" at the Home Economics Regional Teacher meetings March 5 and March 23. The presentation was aninteractive session exploring the mission statement of the new Conceptual Guide Framework for Home Economics Curriculum in...
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November 30, 1990
Inez Duffin Key, 98, who headed home economics departments at two Baltimore high schools, died Nov. 16 at Keswick after a heart attack.A memorial service will be held at noon tomorrow at the Russ funeral establishment, 2222 W. North Ave.Mrs. Key lived on Druid Hill Avenue for many years. She retired in 1965 from Frederick Douglass High School. She also headed the home economics department at Dunbar High School and supervised home economics teaching in evening school programs during more than 40 years in the city school system.
NEWS
November 30, 1990
A memorial service for Inez Duffin Key, who headed home economics departments at two Baltimore high schools, will be held at noon tomorrow at the Joseph L. Russ Funeral Home, 2222 W. North Ave.Mrs. Key, who was 98 and lived on Druid Hill Avenue for many years, died Nov. 16 at Keswick after a heart attack.She retired in 1965 from Frederick Douglass High School. She also headed the home economics department at Dunbar High School and supervised home economics teaching in evening school programs during more than 40 years in the Baltimore school system.
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June 22, 2011
Editor: After 39 years of teaching Life Skills (Family and Consumer Sciences), formerly known as Home Economics, to approximately 15,000 students, I have decided to retire. North Harford Middle School has been my base for 34 of those years and Havre de Grace Middle School the previous five years. Those years have afforded many wonderful teaching experiences and I hope that my students have enjoyed their time in my classroom as much as I have enjoyed watching them learn and mature.  Some of my students experienced their very first candlelight meal with a formal table setting; others enjoyed learning to cook delectable dishes; still others were able to sew items for themselves or for gifts. Hopefully, all of them learned the value of a dollar and the economics of running a household, babysitting skills, first aid, as well as the importance of community service. I am deeply grateful to the parents of my students and to the many businesses that supported our various school projects. A special thanks to Saubels, formerly Graceton, for all the patience, kindness and great service they provided me for my classroom.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,andrea.siegel@baltsun.com | December 21, 2008
Rob and Amy Clement moved from Pittsburgh to Baltimore last year, to be closer to family in Maryland. After they landed jobs - she's an accountant, he's an engineer - the newlyweds rented an apartment downtown. But their hearts were set on buying a house. In their 30s and 40s, each was tired of repeated moves; they wanted to put down roots. Amy Clement had lived around Baltimore several years earlier, and the couple quickly focused on the Lutherville area. Their assessment of their finances and house style preferences kicked off a seven-month house hunt, and about a week ago, they moved into a three-bedroom, two-bathroom brick Colonial.
NEWS
February 13, 2006
Dorothy B. Tevis, an oil company board chairwoman and Carroll County patron of the arts, died in her sleep Friday at her Westminster home. She was 91. Dorothy Berry was born in Baltimore and raised in the 1900 block of W. Mulberry St. She was a 1931 graduate of Western High School and earned a bachelor's degree in home economics from Western Maryland College in 1935. She also did graduate work at the University of Wisconsin and the Johns Hopkins University. From 1937 until 1941, she taught home economics in Baltimore public schools.
NEWS
January 17, 2006
Esther L. Shriver, who loved home economics and history, died Thursday of heart failure at Carroll Hospital Center. The Union Mills resident was 77. She was born Esther Schracengost in Rural Valley, Pa. She received a bachelor's degree in home economics from Pennsylvania State University in 1950 and was a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority. While in college, she met her future husband, James M. Shriver Jr. They married March 2, 1951, at St. Mary's Chapel in Westminster. Mrs. Shriver first taught home economics to high school students in Pennsylvania, but she soon moved to Maryland and began teaching at Westminster High School, where she worked for about three years.
NEWS
July 12, 2005
Georgeanna Hubbard, who taught home economics in Baltimore public schools for many years, died of cancer Wednesday at Joseph Richey Hospice. The longtime Powhatan Avenue resident was 80. Georgeanna Jones was born in Northumberland County, Va., and moved to Baltimore with her family in 1928. She was a 1942 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School and earned a bachelor's degree in home economics from then-Hampton Institute in 1946. Mrs. Hubbard began teaching in the late 1940s and spent most of her career at Northern High School, where she retired in 1989.
NEWS
October 30, 2003
Myrtice K. Bennett, a retired Baltimore County home economics teacher, died of pneumonia Sunday at Sinai Hospital. The West Baltimore resident was 84. Born in Chester, Pa., Myrtice Knight earned a bachelor's degree in home economics from Virginia State University in Petersburg. She moved to Baltimore in the 1930s and taught for more than three decades at Sollers Point, Carver, Banneker and Lansdowne high schools. She retired in 1975. A memorial service will be held at noon tomorrow at Union Baptist Church, 1219 Druid Hill Ave., where she was a member and belonged to its welcome circle, child care board, and archives and cultural arts committees.
NEWS
January 17, 2006
Esther L. Shriver, who loved home economics and history, died Thursday of heart failure at Carroll Hospital Center. The Union Mills resident was 77. She was born Esther Schracengost in Rural Valley, Pa. She received a bachelor's degree in home economics from Pennsylvania State University in 1950 and was a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority. While in college, she met her future husband, James M. Shriver Jr. They married March 2, 1951, at St. Mary's Chapel in Westminster. Mrs. Shriver first taught home economics to high school students in Pennsylvania, but she soon moved to Maryland and began teaching at Westminster High School, where she worked for about three years.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | February 22, 1996
In a county where agriculture remains the biggest industry, even 4-H isn't getting sacred-cow status as Carroll County officials ponder budget cuts to erase a projected $5 million budget shortfall.One of many cuts proposed for the 1996-1997 budget is the elimination of up to $139,548 for 4-H and home economics programs provided by the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service.Outraged supporters of 4-H warn that if the county pulls its money from the program, agriculture will be hurt because 4-H helps promote farming careers.
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