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consumer services educator

Norma Elizabeth Peden Walker-Gras, American consumer services educator.

Background

Walker-Gras, Norma Elizabeth Peden was born on September 26, 1921 in Grove City, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of David Stanton and Mary Louella (Giebner) Peden.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Indiana University, Pennsylvania, 1958. Master of Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, 1968.

Career

Homemaking teacher Marion Center (Pennsylvania) Area High School, 1958-1960, teacher, head homemaking department, 1961-1963. Graduate research assistant Pennsylvania State University, 1960-1961, instructor, 1963-1968. Associate professor clothing and textiles Texas Tech University, Lubbock, 1968-1969, associate professor, chairman clothing and textiles, 1969-1970, professor, chairman, 1970-1975, Margaret W. Weeks professor, 1975-1977.

Professor consumer services Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1977-1983.

Religion

The ultimate goal to be attained is not only to be saved from something. The purpose God has is to be saved to something.

Politics

When peaceful alternatives have failed, the force of arms may regretfully be preferable to unchecked aggression, tyranny and genocide.

Views

All Christians need to be familiar with the Bible, that contains a wide variety of literature, including history, law, poetry, gospels, letters, polemic, stories and apocalyptic visions, and try to immerse themselves in it.

Membership

Volunteer Oakwood Family Hospital, 1984-1988. Member American Association of University Women (chairman research 1981-1982), American Home Economics Association, American Society for Testing and Materials, Association College Professors Textiles and Clothing, Indiana County History Society (assistant curator costume), Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa Omicron Phi, Delta Kappa Gamma (chairman education 1981-1982), Phi Delta Kappa. Clubs: Pierian Sorosis Study (president 1986-1987).

Connections

Married Charles Linn Walker, May 14, 1940 (deceased). Children– Edward Erdman, Charles Linn, Rebecca Walker Mihelcic, Ellen Walker Torrey (deceased), Esther Walker Habla, Charlotte Corl Whatley. Married Russell Gras, September 17, 1983.

father:
David Stanton Peden

mother:
Mary Louella (Giebner) Peden

spouse:
Charles Linn Walker

spouse:
Russell Gras

child:
Edward Erdman Walker-Gras

child:
Charles Linn Walker-Gras

child:
Rebecca Walker Mihelcic Walker-Gras

child:
Ellen Walker Torrey Walker-Gras (deceased)

child:
Esther Walker Habla Walker-Gras

child:
Charlotte Corl Whatley Walker-Gras