Dr. Liz Ahl

When we speak of putting learners at the centers of our classrooms and enabling them to be active participants (rather than passive recipients) in their education, we owe a debt to Women’s Studies.
- Dr. Liz Ahl, from her 2005 Kalikow Award acceptance speech.

About Sally Boland

Sally Boland

Sally Boland taught at Plymouth State University for twenty-eight years. During her time on campus, she served as the Chair of the English Department, Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program, and head of the Writing Across the Curriculum program. Instrumental to the founding of the Women’s Studies minor, Sally served as chair of the Women’s Studies Council, and in 1997 she received the Theo Kalikow Award to recognize her outstanding contributions to women’s issues on campus.

Sally died from breast cancer in 1999, at the age of fifty-seven. She is remembered for her contributions to writing, teaching, and Women’s Studies as well as her intellectual rigor, zest for life, sense of humor, and willingness to fight for what she believed in.

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