|Hazel Belle Abott started school at the age of four and graduated as salutatorian from Yankton Academy. In 1912, she graduated from Yankton College and in 1916, she received a degree from Columbia College of Expression in Chicago. She studied for her master's degree at Columbia University.
While in South Carolina, Hazel pursued a full career. From 1927 - 1956 Hazel was on the faculty of Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. In addition to her teaching duties, she directed plays, did extensive writing and lecturing, and produced radio dramas. She became the head of the Drama and Speech Department at Converse College and gained national acclaim in theatre circles for her staging, costumes, and directing.
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