Patricia Radford Fell
Patricia Radford Fell’s family has a deep affinity to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Her husband, William, attended the University for two years before leaving to pursue studies at Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. Their daughter graduated in 1972 from UW Oshkosh with a bachelor’s degree in speech. Patricia’s mother, Elizabeth, attended the then-named Oshkosh Normal School and graduated in 1906. Her father, Frank Radford, also attended as a special student. Frank served on the Board of Regents and was later honored by the Board of Regents by naming Radford Hall after him. Both Elizabeth and Frank received a distinguished alumni award from the University in 1965.
Patricia felt great affection toward the University and was very involved with the music department. She established the Patricia Radford Fell Scholarship in 1998 to encourage excellence in piano performance. She was involved with several organizations, including the Leisure Hour Art Club and the Paine Art Center. She traveled extensively in her favorite foreign countries, France and England. Her love of life and family was endless. She passed away in August 2019.