1987 Approximate
Material: metal. Size: 13" W. x 20" L. Description: metal hanging award plate - rectangular - eagle at top center above a gold nameplate - printed in black on plate: "UMWEA Lora Means Memorial Student Gift" - oak branch accent on each side of name - fourteen nameplates hange below indicating name and year of student scholarship winner - the last nameplate for 1993 is blank - small brass plate at bottom engraved in black: "Donated by UMW Student Assn. 1982".
Donated by Gail Burgess, treasurer of the University Education Association, Waseca. This plaque honors those students who received scholarships from UEAW in memory of Lora Means, who taught sociology, English and humanities. In August 1912, the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents purchased 246 acres of land half a mile to the south and west of Waseca on the edge of the city limits. The Southeast Demonstration Farm and Experiment Station began operations in 1913. In 1925, the Southeast Demonstration and Experiment Station became the Southeast Experiment Station. In 1941, with an additional land purchase, the station totaled 598 acres. Land was set aside for the Southern School of Agriculture (SSA) which admitted its first students in 1953. In 1969, the Southern School of Agriculture evolved into the University of Minnesota Technical College-Waseca then it was renamed as the University of Minnesota-Waseca (UMW), sharing land with the newly named Southern Experiment Station (SES). In 1992, UMW graduated its final class and then the UMW campus buildings were sold to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. In 1999, the Southern Experiment Station became the Southern Research and Outreach Center (SROC).