Manitowoc native, Sally Murphy Morris (BS 1961 Textiles & Clothing), followed a long line of family members who graduated from the UW. A devoted wife, loving mother of two daughters, and dedicated community volunteer, Sally found employment opportunities utilizing all aspects of her degree. Throughout her life she passionately promoted all disciplines of home economics as a member of the Diablo Home Economists, a professional organization for those living in and around Walnut Creek, CA, where Sally and her husband, David (BS 1962 Chemical Engineering) made their home.
Sally realized her dream of writing a book when she was employed to develop recipes for microwave cooking. In fact, she wrote one of the earliest published general cookbooks on microwave cooking and authored five more. Her love of textiles and knowledge of color theory fueled a passion for quilting. A frequent attendee at local and national quilt shows, Sally garnered several local quilting awards.
As longtime supporters of the University and proponents of lifelong learning, Sally and Dave proudly joined the collaborative campaign to endow the 100 Women Chair in Human Ecology.