Dr. Cora Smith-Eaton (1867-1939) graduated with UND's first class in 1889, with a BS degree. She was also a UND instructor in arithmetic, geography, spelling, and handwriting (1884-1889). She graduated from Boston University in 1892 with a degree in medicine. She was the first woman to take and pass the North Dakota medical board examination. She practiced in Grand Forks from 1892 to 1896 while also teaching calisthenics (1892-1895). She also lobbied for women's suffrage. On May 30, 1964, Cora Smith Hall, a women's dormitory on the UND campus, was dedicated in her name.
Photo contributor: Blackburn, Wm. M. (William Maxwell), 1828-1898
Cora Smith-Eaton; Fashion - clothing; Clothing and dress; Women college students; Universities and colleges - Faculty; Arithmetic - Study and teaching; Geography - Study and teaching; English language - Orthography and spelling - Study and teaching; Penmanship - Study and teaching
North Dakota--Grand Forks
University of North Dakota
Smith-Eaton, Cora, 1867-1939
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