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Interview #456: Chapman, Emily E. (1994)

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00:11:25–00:13:03 As an older student with a family, EC...

As an older student with a family, EC was not able to participate in many extracurricular activities. However, she was a member of Omicron Nu, the home economics honor society.

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BT

You mentioned in your letter to me and today that as a nontraditional student—was that term used when you were--

EC

Oh, no!

BT

You were just an older student, right?

EC

I was a student. And nobody seemed to notice. I mean, what was I? I was in my late thirties. I didn’t look very old, I didn’t think. [laughter]

BT

So as a student who’s a little older than most and with a family, you didn’t have the time, you said, for joining organizations much? Or hanging out at the Union?

EC

I was elected to Omicron Nu, which was the home ec honor society. Then, when I dropped out of school, I resigned. Because I figured geez, that’s very sweet of them, but I may not finish my degree. And it was because I had high grades that I was elected to--

BT

Did that entail any kind of responsibilities? Did you go to any meetings?

EC

Theoretically. I found out that it entailed paying some dues. [laughs]

BT

Oh, the honor of paying money, huh?

EC

And it, one of my good friends is a member. And she thought it was wonderful. But we were not very wealthy. In fact, we were about dirt poor while we were going through all this.

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