A Celebration of the Legacy of Dr. Amy Williamsen

A Celebration of the Legacy of Dr. Amy Williamsen

September 17, 2019 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm | Virginia Dare Room

Dr. Amy Williamsen, Professor of Spanish, UNC Greensboro Recipient of the 2019 Dean’s Award for Diversity & Inclusiveness

“Amy’s efforts to make UNCG a more inclusive institution are almost legendary and will have a lasting impact on the lives of many students, faculty and staff.” – Dr. Carmen Sotomayor

Dr. Amy R. Williamsen was born on December 31, 1959, in Walnut Creek, California.  She earned a BA from the University of Missouri-Columbia at age nineteen and a Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Southern California by age twenty-three.  Amy was a widely published authority on Spanish Golden Age Literature, a popular and beloved professor, and a wise administrator.  She taught at Occidental College; was Associate Head of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona; and was the inaugural Head of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.  She brought people together with her happiness, humor, friendship, superb cooking, joyful dancing, laughter, and wisdom informed by experience.

Funds from the Amy Williamsen Memorial Scholarship will be used to support students in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.
Online gifts can be made to this fund on the Advancement Website.

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Checks may be mailed to:
UNC Greensboro
University Advancement
PO BOX 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
Put “Amy Williamsen Memorial Scholarship” in the memo line.

Please come, all are welcome.

Please contact Shannon Lovett at 336-334-5241 or srlovett@uncg.edu at least one week prior to the event to request disability accommodations. In all situations, a good faith effort will be made to provide accommodations.