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Eriksmoen: First female ND higher education institution president also in theater

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The woman who appears to have been the first female president of an institution for higher education in North Dakota had earlier been the leading lady and co-owner of a popular touring theatrical company.


As an actress, she employed the stage name Helen d’Este (pronounced des-tay) and co-starred with her husband, J. G. Stuttz, in almost all of the company’s productions.

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