Department of English

The Department of English Congratulates Sally Dee

Fri, May 12, 2006
Professor Alan Friedman, founder of the Oxford Summer Program, adds, ''After the London terrorist attack, which occurred the day before the group flight to Oxford, Sally took the initiative in calling all of the participants and their parents to assure them that everything was under control and that the Program was proceeding ? with due caution but also with every intention of giving the students the full experience that they had been promised. Her action had exactly the right effect: no students withdrew; all came cheerfully, if cautiously; and the group camaraderie was even greater than usual. Without Sally the program might well not have happened in 2005.''Sally was born in Ontario, Canada, and moved to Austin just before her fifth birthday. She has three younger siblings: Kevin, working as a chef in Honolulu, Lisa, studying biology in Austin, and Douglas, studying math and physics in San Antonio. Sally has lived in Austin since the family moved here in 1981, graduating first from Austin High School and later from UT Austin with a B.A. in English. In her twenties she held a variety of jobs, including working as a nanny and at a bookstore before joining the English Department in Spring 2004. Sally now lives with her two cats, Natalie and Eleanor, and enjoys cooking, reading and writing, drawing, yoga, spending time with her friends and family, and nurturing her loves of literature, history, and philosophy. Socially, she cares most about good health for everyone, elder care and rights, animal rights, and gender and sexuality issues, especially women's sexuality and gay and lesbian rights. She looks forward to her thirtieth birthday in June and to finding more favorite things in the future. Bookmark and Share