Beverly Crabtree

Memorial Union Service Medallion

By the Iowa State University Memorial Union

This award honors and commemorates those who have demonstrated outstanding efforts related to the furthering and improvement of Iowa State University’s Memorial Union.

Beverly CrabtreeBeverly J. Crabtree
1965, Home Economics Education

As a member of the Iowa State Memorial Union Board of Directors from 1988 to 1996, Beverly Crabtree held many leadership roles and spearheaded many important changes and events for the Union. She was a member of the development committe, chaired the nominating committee for two years, was on the executive committee for five years, and served as vice president, president, and past president.

During her presidency, a number of important activities took place. An operational masterplan was updated and accepted, food service consultants who prepared and submitted a report for a comprehensive food service plan were hired, contract management services for the ground floor renovation project were determined, the Board of Directors approved borrowing $7 million to finance the ground floor renovation project, and the board structure was completely revised. Crabtree accomplished all this while also serving as dean of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, the position she held from 1987 until her retirement as dean emerita in 1997.