Alice Hagar- Elementary Education Scholarship
Alice Hagar of La Crosse passed away on April 10, 2002, 84 years of age. She was born in Welland, Ontario, Canada on June 6, 1917 to Joseph Ward and Flossie (Durk) Hagar. She was educated in the schools of Welland, Ontario and upon her graduation from the Welland High and Vocational School she went to Nashville, Tenn., to attend George Peabody College for Teachers and the Peabody Library School. She recieved her B.S. and her Library Science degree in 1957, from Peabody. She accepted a position as librarian and English teacher in the high school of Greenbrier, Tenn., 1941. After two years in Greenbrier she went to Fayetteville, Tenn., as the high school librarian of the Fayetteville High School. In the summer of 1944, she returned to the George Peabody College Campus as the Children’s Librarian of the Peabody Demonstration Library, where she remained until September 1947, when she accepted the position librarian of the Training School Library on Campus of La Crosse State Teachers College in La Crosse, WI. When the Campus School was closed in June 1974, she was asked to develop the Curriculum and Instruction Center for the College of Education for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She remained in this position as the librarian of the Curriculum and Instruction Center of Morris Hall until her retirement in August 1982.
During her years at the University she also taught a class in children’s literature. Alice was a member and a past president of Delta Kappa Gamma, Theta Chapter in La Crosse. She was also a member of A.A.U.W., the Retired Teachers Association and the American Library Association.