Christine Messina

The personal connection between students and faculty in the Women’s Studies program is one of the main things that attracted me to the minor.
– Christine Messina ’07, English major, women’s studies minor

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.

Featured in Plymouth Magazine

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Helping to Heal Broken Hearts

PSU researcher hopes to improve cardiovascular patients’ long-term outcomes » A broken heart and a heart attack may not have very much in common, but they’re both painful in their own way, and both can leave scars. Unlike the scars that follow heartbreak, scars following heart attack don’t fade with time, and they often prove […]

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Giving Back Is Its Own Reward

Servant Leadership: The Key to Business and Success » By most measures, Colin Graham ’01 is a success. But giving back to his alma mater, including the endowment of a university scholarship, provides an opportunity to display the type of leadership that defines him best. Graham counts success as finding whatever feeds one’s heart and […]

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From Korea with Gratitude

When Dan Lee stepped off the plane in California back in 1990, the 20-year-old South Korean émigré was seeking the American dream. After earning an advanced degree in economics, he accepted a job offer at PSU, believing the small-town New England setting would be a good place to raise his young family. As an associate […]