Wendt, Fern G. (1914-1999)

Wendt, Fern G. (1914-1999)

Date Updated



Nutrition and Food Science

Academic Rank

Associate Professor

Year Retired from SJSU


Educational Background

Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, IL, 1938 Cert. Dietetic Internship

Kansas State University, 1937 BS

Teaching Experience

San Jose State University, 1944-1976 (Part‑time teaching and Cafeteria Director until Spring 1957, then full‑time teaching)

Administrative and Professional Experience

I was a hospital Dietitian at Norwegian‑American Hospital in Chicago, IL., then to Ohio Valley General Hospital, Wheeling, West Virginia. Then I went into school food service. I was the director of the college cafeteria at Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, Rustin, LA. Then to Northwestern State University, Louisiana, Natchitoches, LA, as Director and Dietitian of Residence Halls and Student Union Food Service until 1944.

During WWII, I served a V‑S Navy Unit as well as the students living in the residence halls.

Personal Commentary

I was active in our American Dietetic Association‑‑state and local. I helped to organize the San Jose Peninsula Section.

I enjoyed my 31‑1/2 years at SJSU, and shared in the many activities and committees we had. I especially enjoyed the contact with our students‑‑I still hear from some of them.

Date Completed: 10/96

Adapted from: Biographies of Retired Faculty San Jose State University 1997: A Project of the Emeritus Faculty Association of San Jose State University. San Jose, CA: The University, 1997.


Wendt, Fern G. (1914-1999)