Charles Hays and the, Families, Colleagues, Students & Friends of Alice Gillam
The Dr. Alice Gillam Scholarship celebrates the legacy of outstanding service, teaching, and research in English by Professor Alice Gillam (1944-2020). Dr. Alice Gillam was an Associate Professor Emerita and former Chair of the English Department. For 12 of her 27 years at UWM, Alice directed the Composition Program and frequently taught graduate and undergraduate courses on the history and continuing relevance of classical rhetoric. Alice additionally founded the UWM Writing Center, which today continues to serve thousands of students each year.
Not only was Alice an incredible teacher, but she was a fair, accessible and highly competent leader whose grasp of the field of Rhetoric and Composition inspired her students, as did the significant collaborative intellectual projects she undertook.