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More Honors for Pamela Simpson

— by on June 11th, 2012

Washington and Lee art historian Pamela Hemenway Simpson, who died in October after four decades at the University, has been honored by her alma mater, Gettysburg College.

Pam received a posthumous Distinguished Alumni Award from Gettysburg’s Alumni Association. It is the highest honor that the association bestows and is awarded for “extraordinary personal accomplishments, professional achievements, or humanitarian service” to alumni who exemplify Gettysburg’s “promise to prepare graduates to be leaders and active citizens in their professions, communities, nation, and the world.”

Pam received her bachelor’s degree in art from Gettysburg in 1968.

Meanwhile, a memorial to Pam will be unveiled in Hopkins Green in downtown Lexington at the end of June. It is the creation of Lexington stone sculptor John Mason and is based on conceptual drawings by Peter Simpson, Pam’s son. Mason told the Lexington News-Gazette that the sculpture is an effort to “capture Simpson’s spirit with its multiple surfaces, curves and upwards intent.” The objective, he said, “is to convey a sense of timelessness.”

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