Eminent historian and mentor to a generation of other eminent historians while a professor of history at the University of the Philippines. A prolific writer, some of her historical writings have already become classics, particularly her A History of Education in the Philippines. For her El Legado de Espana a Filipina, she received the Lone Prize awarded by the Congress de Hispanistas de Filipinas in 1954.
Dr. Alzona has the distinction of the first woman Ph.D. in the Philippines. She has practically received every distinguished award the country can bestow upon her: Apolinario Mabini Centennial Award (1964), Rizal Centennial Award (1961), Republic Cultural Heritage Award for historical writing (1966) and Rizal Pro Patria Medal of the Republic of the Philippines (1971).
Birthdate: 25 March 1895
Died: 13 March 2001
- B.S., M.A. - University of the Philippines 1913-1918
- A.M. - Radcliffe College, Harvard University 1920
- Ph.D. - Columbia University 1922