D and parathyroid extract and to observe that pantothenic acid deficiency damages the adrenal glands.
Morgan's honors were just as numerous as her discoveries. She received the Garvan Medal from the American Chemical Society in 1949 and the Borden Award from the American Institute of Nutrition in 1954. In 1950 her colleagues elected her to deliver the Faculty Research Lectures (she was the first woman to be elected), and the University of California awarded her the honorary LL.D. degree in 1959. The new home economics building at the University of California, Davis, campus was named A. F. Morgan Hall in 1961; and in the next year she was elected a fellow of the American Institute of Nutrition. The San Francisco Examiner presented her with the Phoebe Apperson Herst Gold Medal in 1963 for being one of the ten outstanding women in the Bay Area. A commemorative symposium was held in her honor in 1965, and she was named an honorary member of the California Dairy Council in 1966. At the Iota Sigma Pi Society's 1969 convention, its research award was named for her.
Agnes Fay Morgan "was an active member of twenty-one professional societies." 5 These included the American Chemical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Institute of Nutrition, and the Society of Biological Chemists.
Morgan retired from the University of California in 1954 and died of a heart attack on July 20, 1968, in Berkeley, California. She was a versatile person: a chemist, a nutritionist, a teacher, and an administrator. She was also a consultant to private and government agencies. Her teaching, substantial research, and courage in a men's world were and continue to be an inspiration to women chemists.