Victoria Frels

Victoria Frels


Jun. 6, 1879 Birth
Frelsburg, TX
1922 Member of English Department,
Oct. 29, 1955 Death


Victoria Frels was a professor of English at Sam Houston State Teachers College.

Frels was a graduate of SHNI and earned degrees from the University of Texas (B.A., 1921) and Teachers College at Columbia University, New York (M.A., 1926).

Returning to Texas, Frels taught in elementary and high schools from 1897 until she returned to SHNI to become an Associate Professor of English in 1922. She also served as Dean of Women in the summer of 1927 and as the Acting Head of the English Department in the summer of 1928. She retired from the university in 1944.

The Frels Apartment building carried her name. The Victoria Frels Memorial scholarship fund was also named in her honor and available for students majoring in English.

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