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Claire Burghardt Hodge '66

Claire Burghardt Hodge '66 lives in Hinsdale, Illinois. She was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Claire graduated from William Woods with AA and BS degrees in education.

She taught 2nd grade in Overland Park and Topeka, Kansas. She earned an MS from Kansas University. She served as President of KU Dames. She moved to Illinois in 1971 and lives in the Hinsdale area. Claire has 2 married daughters, and one grandson. Claire was a member of the Junior League of Chicago where she served as treasurer and was recognized as outstanding volunteer.

She was a board member of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago's Clarendon Hills chapter. She was named one of the Outstanding Young Women of America. She worked as an administrator of the Hinsdale Science Center. She served as a tutor, a softball coach, a Brownie and Girl Scout leader, and was active in the WWC Chicago Alumni group, serving as an officer. She is active in her church and pursues her many interests, including gardening, working out, traveling, reading, family, friends, and her dog, Ellie.

She enjoys finding old friends, like WWC roommate Gail Kurtz, and enjoys giving back to the college that helped make her the person she is today.