Barbara Robinson Becker graduated from WSU in 1942 with a degree in Home Economics. She was the first in her family to get a college degree. While at WSU she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority and she maintained ties with the sorority for many years. Barbara married Carl Becker and moved to Portland where Carl was an engineer with Kaiser Shipyards during World War II. They then resettled in Seattle where they raised a family of two boys, Peter and Paul. Throughout her life, Barbara remained a loyal Cougar and followed the successes of the school both academically and, of course, in athletics. In giving this gift to WSU, Barbara, and her husband Carl, re-affirmed her loyalty and trust in the values and worth of the University, and the departments of Home Economics in particular.
Distributions from this Fund shall be used to fund one or more scholarships for students who are studying Home Economics [(Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles, Food Science & Human Nutrition, Human Development, Interior Design)].