100 Women Wall of Honor
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Hazel B. Paschall

The estate gift of Hazel Paschall (1907-2002) is a fitting legacy for this dedicated Human Ecology educator. In her 20 years as a Clothing and Textiles professor at UW, Hazel Paschall succeeded in bringing together academic learning and practical training in apparel design. She received her BS in Sociology at Southwest Missouri State, followed by a Master’s at Columbia in 1940. Paschall was appointed to UW in 1952, where she taught courses such as “Clothing Economics,” “Textiles in Merchandising” and “Advanced Apparel Dress Design.” After researching the job market for designers in Milwaukee and Dallas, she organized a program for apparel design students to spend their junior year at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Paschall also worked with the School of Business to develop the retailing major and co-authored two circulars on textile legislation with Lenore Landry. In 1968 she was recognized for her dedication to students with a nomination for “Outstanding Teacher Award” in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.