Hicks Hall is a residence hall in East Campus at the University of Connecticut, named after Elizabeth Hicks. Painter, philanthropist, and consultant to the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture (named after her father), Elizabeth Hicks was born in Tolland, Connecticut in 1884. She graduated from the Veltin School in New York in 1902 and studied law at New York University under Dean Ashley. She also studied painting under Robert Henri and William Chase; her work was exhibited at the National Academy and the Allied Artists. She lived in New York for many years and maintained an apartment in Hartford for the fifteen years prior to her death in 1974.

    While in Connecticut Ms. Hicks became a founding member and later director of the Tolland Public Library. She provided a trust fund for the Ratcliffe Hicks Memorial School in Tolland. The junior high and Meadowbrook schools in Tolland were built on land which she donated in memory of her aunt. Ms. Hicks served as director of Hicks Realty Company in Meriden, Connecticut.

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