Alice Ball


8:30am–10:00am, Mon Feb 28, 2022

Event Details

Alice Augusta Ball was the University of Hawaiʻi’s first female and first African-American graduate. Honored alongside Marie Skłodowska-Curie (a.k.a. Madam Curie) and Florence Nightingale in 2019, she was also the first person in the world to develop a treatment for Hansen’s disease in 1916 using oil from the Chaulmoogra tree. Fittingly, the Alice Ball celebration will be held at the chaulmoogra tree next to Bachman Hall.

LaJoya Shelly, PhD student in the Department of Educational Administration, will deliver a speech during the celebration.


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