Hazel Bolin Solhaug, 1915
Ph.D., Denison University
Citation awarded on Saturday, June 12, 1965
A Minnesota homemaker, Hazel Bolin Solhaug’s qualities of character, mind, and spirit are esteemed and widely recognized.
Selected Minnesota Mother of the Year in 1964, Mrs. Solhaug has seen two of her sons become doctors, a third son a Chicago sales executive, a daughter married, and has become the grandmother of 14 and the great-grandmother of one. Her husband, also a doctor, died in 1963. She has served on scores of civic, cultural, and youth organizations in her community and state over the years. She is still active on the board of directors of Camp Fire Girls, Inc., Zonta International, Unesco, United Fund, the boards of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre. A painter and sculptor, she is currently co-chairman of the Art Committee of the Minneapolis Woman’s Club and corresponding secretary for the Society of Minnesota Sculptors. Church life has been integral to the family and she has served St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Minneapolis as guild member and choir mother. She was made Honorary Citizen of Minneapolis last year, honored with Good Neighbor Awards from Radio KTIS (1962) and WCCO (1964), and the Gulick Award of the National Board of Camp Fire Girls, Inc. (1949). She has dedicated her exemplary life and work to her home, her church, her community, and her state.