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