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Welcome to Kitchen 8

Elizabeth Miller Watkins, through generosity, creativity, and foresight, created Watkins and Miller Scholarship Halls at the University of Kansas with the "dream to aid self-supporting girls to get an education."

As all Miller and Watkins residents know, each hall has 7 small kitchens. Although the use of the 7 kitchens has evolved over time, they still remain an integral part of life and camaraderie within the halls. Our organization serves as a link between the past and present women of Miller and Watkins as a metaphoric "Kitchen 8."


Upcoming Meeting and 2015 Election Year

Plans are underway for the 2015 Kitchen 8 Annual Meeting, Luncheon and Elizabeth Miller Watkins Memorial Scholarship Awards! Save the date of Saturday, April 26, 2015, beginning at 9 A.M. at the Lawrence Country Club.

"Roommates" is our theme and program this year, so contact your "roomie" and make plans to come to Lawrence and enjoy all the fun and reminiscing! Sunday, April 27th will be the Alumnae Teas, held at the Halls, in the afternoon.

This 2015 K8 Annual Meeting is also an election year for K8 officers. If you are interested in giving some time back to Watkins and Miller Halls, please consider running for an office. Even if you don't live in the KU area, you can help. Let us know what your interests are: mentoring, history, activities with the residents, Newsletter, etc. For information or to place your name on the ballot, contact:normahoagland@kitchen8.org by February 26. Thanks - you'll be glad you did!


Our Mission

Kitchen 8, K-8, is an alumnae organization comprised of residents, past and present, of these halls and other supporters of Mrs. Watkins' tradition. As the official keepers of her legacy we endeavor to provide a community of support for previous, current and future residents through mentorship, charitable contributions through the Elizabeth Miller Watkins Memorial Scholarship Fund with the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, staying informed of the condition of Watkins and Miller Scholarship Halls and striving to follow her example of compassion and selflessness.