Dee Smith Cauble Receives 1990 K-State Alumni Medallion
Daphyne "Dee" Smith Cauble, Wichita, Kan., regional director for Project Concern and state co-chair of International Health and Medical Concern, received the 1990 K-State Alumni Medallion.
The Alumni Medallion Award, the most prestigious of Alumni Association honors, provides recognition for the achievements of Kansas State University alumni. Nominees are selected for humanitarian service to society, significant contributions to community, state, or nation, and outstanding work in their chosen field.
Cauble is a 1932 and 1937 graduate in home economics. At K-State she was a member of Mortar Board, and after graduation she taught home economics in Kansas and Oklahoma for 10 years. Her husband, Dr. Wilbur Cauble, a retired surgeon, was at Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, D. C., for three years, and two of their three children were born there during World War II.
She became involved with the Sedgwick County branch of the AMA Auxiliary's Committee on International Health more than 25 years ago. She is past president of the auxiliary, and served as state international health chair for more than 20 years.
After hosting Dr. Jim Turpin, founder of Project Concern, Cauble and her husband founded Wichita's Project Concern. The Caubles started the Walk for Mankind in 1969 and have remained active with it since.
Over the past 27 years, the Caubles have been actively engaged in sending medical equipment, as well as clothing and hygiene kits, all over the world. All the preparing, packaging and sending of the barrels and packages of supplies takes place in Cauble's basement, where she is assisted by scores of volunteers.
The Caubles have gone on medical missions to Castaner, Puerto Rico; Montero, Bolivia; Kimpesie, Congo; Santiago, Guatemala; Baptist Haiti Mission Hospital and Hualien, Taiwan.
While helping people in other countries, Cauble has also looked after the people of Wichita and Kansas. Her work has assisted may local service organizations such as the Colvin Center, the Rescue Mission, World Impact Village and the Salvation Army.
She has been very active in East Heights United Methodist Church, where she serves on the board. She has served as superintendent of youth, chair of the global missions committee, chair of the United Methodist Women. She has also served on the local board at Wichita State University on United Christian Ministry and on the state board of Christian Ministries. The Caubles have also served with Stephen Ministries.
Cauble has received many awards, including the Service to Mankind Award from Sertoma (1969); Women of Achievement from Women In Communications, Inc. (1974); a good citizenship medal from the Sons of the American Revolution (1977); an honorary lifetime membership in the Kansas State Medical Auxiliary (1979); Kansan of the Year (1980). Also that year a scholarship in her name was awarded by the Wichita branch of the A.A.U.W.; Favorite Volunteer by KSN TV (1983), and she received the One Who Cares Award from KAKE in 1984, The Caubles shared the First Citizen's Award in 1987, which was given by First National Bank for outstanding service, especially medical assistance, to Wichita. Recent awards the Caubles have received are the Others Award from the Salvation Army and the Golden Lion Award from the Wichita Downtown Lions Club, both in 1989, and the A. Price Woodard Jr. Award from the Kansas region of the National Conference of Christians and Jews in 1990.