CK History

Frederick L. Curran received a diploma through the Stout Institute's two-year program, and later in 1921, he earned his bachelor of science degree in industrial education when Stout became a four-year college.

Curran joined the faculty at Stout in 1908, and over the years, he taught a variety of courses. Courses included woodworking, cabinetmaking, Venetian iron work, history of manual training and English.

In 1918, Fred Curran was appointed the supervisor of industrial education student teachers. He also was the part-time director of the Menomonie Vocational School from 1918 to 1929. After 32 years of service, Frederick Curran retired in 1940.

Curran Hall was dedicated in 1966.


kranzusch_headshot_1 Ray F. Kranzusch taught radio, electrical work, auto mechanics and general shop. He is credited with creating the first driver's education program at Stout. His work with the Craft Club offered opportunities for many students to develop hobbies and crafts, as well as participate in social events. Kranzusch's genial manner endeared him to all. He retired in 1964 after 40 years of service. Kranzusch Hall was dedicated in 1966.

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