Alzona was a reputed historian and guru to a generation of other famous historian's and at the same time as University of the Philippines professor in history. She acknowledged the Lone Prize awarded by the Congress de Hespanitas de Filipinas in 1954 for her El Legado de Espana a Filipina. She is a prolific writer; a number of her historical writing’s have already becomes Classics, mainly her A History of Education in the Philippines.
She was born on March 25, 1895. 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 1961, Republic Cultural Heritage Award for historical writing 1966, and Rizal Pro Patria medal of the Republic of the Philippines 1971.