Goble, Eva L. (1910-) | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
Name: Goble, Eva L. (1910-)
Historical Note: Goble was the Dean of Home Economics at Purdue from 1967 to 1973. She was born on May 28, 1910 in southern Clay County and attended school in Jasonville, Indiana where she participated in girls' basketball and was instrumental in starting her high school's first library. Goble applied and was accepted to Indiana State University. However, due to the stock market crash, Goble had to leave school and find a job in order to save money. With some financial help from her father, she returned to Indiana State University and graduated from the Teaching College in 1941. During her career, the Extension Homemakers Clubs of Indiana had the largest enrollment of any state in the nation. In 1967, Goble was named Dean of the School of Home Economics and also received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Indiana University in 1968. In 1972, she received one of the first Frederick L. Hovde Awards for Excellence in Educational Service to the Rural People of Indiana. Purdue's College of Consumer and Family Sciences established the Eva Goble Lecture Series in 1992, and Dean Goble, now emeritus, received an honorary doctorate from Purdue in 1999.