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Skidmore Retirees

Alice F. Warren

Alice F. Warren,longtime professor of history, was on leave when she died January 24, 1962, in Bedford Hills, N.Y.

Alice graduated from Radcliffe College and earned master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Wisconsin. She joined the Skidmore faculty in 1937, specializing in both medieval and American history. In the mid-1950s she and two other professors worked with the students’ College Government Association to establish the Periclean honor society for high-achieving students.

During a 1956 fire in the Social Science Building, Alice was among the first to sound the alarm, and when she threw a stack of term papers down the fire escape ahead of her, President Henry T. Moore called it “really the sign of a professional teacher.” Four years later Alice was named by Skidmore faculty to receive the Willet Teaching Award for excellence in teaching. In 1961 she succeeded Grace Cockcroft as chair of the History Department.

Her survivors are unknown.