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Elisabeth Hitchins, 1898 - 1972

Elisabeth Hitchins Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


Born in Frostburg, and upon graduating from Beall High School, Elisabeth Hitchins completed a two-year liberal arts curriculum at the Emma Willard School in New York. She then returned home to Frostburg, earned a diploma at Catherman's Business School in Cumberland and in 1926 accepted a position as secretary to the principal of the State Normal School in Frostburg, then a two-year institution for training elementary school teachers.

When the State Normal School became known in 1934 as the State Teachers College at Frostburg, Elisabeth Hitchins become the first college registrar. It was in 1957 that Elisabeth became the first Director of Admissions and it was in this capacity she served until her retirement in 1966.

Opened in 1978, the Frostburg State University Elisabeth Hitchins Administration Building was dedicated in her honor in 1982.


Text - Albert Feldstein, photograph - Vicki Day

The photograph is of the plaque on the Hitchins Building at Frostburg State University.

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Allegany County

Allegany County (Md.)--Biography; Allegany County (Md.)--Women.

Allegany County, (Md.)

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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