Adeline E. Hicks is shown standing outdoors, in Tucson, Arizona, 1981. She is dressed in a colorful embroidered Chinese jacket, and is 92 years old. Adeline Hicks was the Founder of the Women's Physical Education Program at Massachusetts Agricultural College and an early proponent of modern dance. She resigned in 1937 after 20 years of service, and in 1949 she retired to Arizona with her husband, Curry S. Hicks. In retirement Mrs. Hicks' interest in modern dance turned toward the composition of music, and for ten years she composed in many different forms and for many different instruments and combinations, including symphonic forms. All of her symphonic pieces were performed by the University of Arizona Orchestra between 1970 and 1976, and many of her compositions for smaller groups were also performed there between 1967 and 1976.