Loudine Hill was a faculty member at Ellsworth Community College from 1953 until her retirement in 1969. She was born December 5, 1900 in Harrison County, Missouri to John Colson and Caroline Shepher Hill. She attended a rural school in Harrison County and then the Academy at Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa. She graduated from Northwest Missouri State College at Maryville, Missouri in 1943 with a baccalaureate degree in elementary education and did post-graduate work at George Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1950, she received her M.A. degree from the University of Minnesota in curriculum and supervision. Prior to coming to Ellsworth, she served as an elementary school teacher in rural Missouri, Maryville, Missouri, Moline, Illinois and as principal in Lamoni, Iowa. Ms. Hill was totally committed to student learning and to that end she served with distinction as a Psychology and Education teacher, department chairperson, faculty leader and as long-time chairperson of the Ellsworth Community College Curriculum Committee, a position she held when Ellsworth went through its first NCA Accreditation process. Following her retirement, she lived in Iowa Falls until 1982 then returned to her native state of Missouri and lived in Trenton. She died on August 19, 2002 at the age of 101. She was a member of the Wesley Methodist Church in Trenton, a 50-year member of the Eastern Star #346 in Iowa, the Dorcas Richardson Chapter DAR, and the RSVP, Delta Kappa Gamma since 1947 and was a charter member of Beta Theta Chapter and served as its first president. She also was a life member of the Iowa State Education Association. In 1997, Ms. Hill very generously provided the funds necessary to establish the Loudine Hill Scholarship to be given to a student who is morally responsible, has financial need and is pursuing a baccalaureate or higher degree. It is indeed a pleasure and an honor for the Ellsworth College Foundation to present this award to a deserving student. She passed away August 19, 2002.