I was fortunate enough to arrive at ISU in the fall of 1975; 125 freshmen entered forestry that year. It was in that same year that acting department head, Dr. George Thompson, gave his famous "I'm happy as a clam to have all you women here" speech to the forestry club. I sincerely did not know until that moment (despite the preponderance of men in my classes) that choosing forestry as a profession was the least bit unusual for my gender.
"Life as a Forester,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 82
, Article 3.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/amesforester/vol82/iss1/3