Patricia Brantley Todd, Martha Allen Nall and the late Elizabeth Cromwell Kremer became the newest members of the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Hall of Fame during the induction ceremony at the UK Hilary J. Boone Center on Oct. 18. These three alumnae made distinctive, positive contributions in their professions, their communities and in the School of Human Environmental Sciences.
Patricia Brantley Todd ’68 AFE began her career as a high school nutrition teacher in Massachusetts. As first lady at UK, Todd worked to improve the aesthetic and functional qualities of the university and its grounds. Her many awards include the UK Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award in 2011 and the 2013 Winner’s Circle Award presented by the Lexington Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Today she focuses on philanthropic work linked to human environmental sciences and currently serves as the honorary chairwoman for the UK Plaid Project.
Martha Allen Nall ’70 AFE served as president of the Kentucky Association of Future Homemakers of America and as vice president of the Student Association of the American Home Economics Association. She worked with the UK Cooperative Extension Service from 1974 -2012 and received Epsilon Sigma Phi Distinguished Service and Meritorious Service Awards. Nall served as a past president of the Human Environmental Sciences Alumni Association and played an active role in the merger with the College of Agriculture Alumni Association.
Elizabeth Cromwell Kremer ’25 AFE worked in food management in New York, N.Y, Louisville and Cincinnati, Ohio, until becoming a homemaker for her two daughters. In 1967, she returned to work and became the vice president for food service at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg where the Trustees Office Dining Room gained national prominence, served more than 2.5 million meals and sold more than 153,000 copies of “We Make You Kindly Welcome,” a cookbook of Shaker recipes.