Lois Trice, retired assistant professor
of English, died on March 17, 1987. She was 91.
Professor Trice was born on September
20, 1895, in Dallas, Texas. She received bachelor's and master's degrees
from The University of Texas at Austin in 1917 and 1929, respectively.
She became a member of the faculty of the University in 1940 and taught
in the Department of English until her retirement in 1966. She also
taught Plan II courses in freshman English.
Professor Trice's contributions to UT
Austin were recognized by a teaching excellence award from the Students'
Association in 1958. In 1986 the UT System Board of Regents established
the Lois Trice Endowed Scholarship in Plan II. In 1989, with a large
gift from the Trice estate, the regents established the Trice Professorship
in Plan II.
After her retirement, Professor Trice
continued an active association with UT Austin, directing the Ruth Stephan
Poetry Center for several years.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta
and posted on the Faculty Council web site on December 20, 2000.
Additional biographical sources can be found in the Barker Texas
History Center and the UT Office of Public Affairs.