(1897 – 1990)
Elizabeth Fredricka Collings began her career with the Extension Service as Assistant Home Demonstration Agent for Macon County in 1923. After two years in her first position, she moved to Elmore County as Home Demonstration Agent and served there for two years. In 1927, she became Home Demonstration Agent in Tuscaloosa County and remained there until retirement on December 31, 1958.
Miss Collings graduated from Lanier High School in Macon, Georgia. She completed two years at Georgia State College for Women, Milledgeville, Georgia, and promptly entered Auburn University and graduated with a B.S. in 1925. Prior to coming to Extension, Miss Collings was a dietician at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, and hospitals in New York and Selma.
Miss Collings received much praise for her pioneer work with Extension’s leadership training for women. She also taught other home demonstration agents the techniques of leadership training.
District and state supervisors cited her on many occasions for her professional and dedicated work. She was a real asset to Alabama’s Extension program. In tribute to her life’s work, the name Elizabeth F. Collings is inscribed on the dedicatory plaque of the Extension Memorial Chapel.
Chapel Plaque Inscription Number: 137