Alice Drake

Alice Drake

Alice Drake received an M.A. degree from Columbia University and a Ph.B. from the University of Wisconsin.

She came to La Crosse in 1931 to teach in the English Department and also in rural education. In 1940, she became chairman of the rural education division, which offered both two and four-year curriculums. She was a nationally recognized expert on rural education and was invited to a White House Conference on the subject by President Franklin Roosevelt.

She taught for 31 years retiring in 1961. Miss Drake passed away in 1985.


The Alice Drake Endowment was established as a memorial scholarship. We are grateful for the many alumni and colleagues who supported this fund to honor a very influential member of the UWL family. This endowment fund will support education majors for generations to come.