Emma Jane Stevens Walker
BS in Commerce, 1929
Emma Jane Stevens Walker was the first woman to graduate from the College of Commerce at the University of Kentucky; she did so at the top of her class. She financed her education by working at UK's library as secretary to Margaret I. King. She was actively involved in the Kentucky Historical Society, church organizations, the Daughters of the Confederacy and the Daughters of the American Colonists. She also held office at the state and national level with the Daughters of the American Revolution. One of the primary loves of her life was genealogy and genealogical research and she compiled and published books of genealogical records over a fifty-year period of her life.