Dr. Evans, Coeta Grimes 1997

Variety best describes the career of Dr. Coeta Grimes Evans, whether in education, French, foods or research. Dr. Evans, professor emeritus, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, graduated from Oklahoma College for Women in 1951. She studied at Phillips University; University of Clermont-Ferrand in Vichy, France; Univesity of Grenoble in Grenoble, France; Oklahoma State University; and completed a licensed dietitian internship in Dallas, Texas. Many varied career experiences include high school teacher; French teacher; acting director of Department of Public Welfare, Kingfisher County; faculty advisor to Future Homemakers of America on local and district levels; foreign student advisor to French speaking students; and chairperson and associate professor of Home Economics at Northwestern State University. She advised the United States Department of Agriculture Research Teams from Kansas and Oklahoma. Research also includes curriculum guide for Oklahoma Vocational Home Economics Experimental foods and recipes; and DAR Woods County Wall for the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Oklahoma Centennial Celebrations. She has completed many projects and displays in the Cherokee Strip Museum. Honors include National Golden Circle of Friends and State Honorary Member of Future Homemakers of America; Honor Board Member of the Cherokee Strip Museum; and State Regents Recognition as Home Economics Emeritus. The American Institute for Foreign Study also honored her with special recognition for outstanding service.

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