Hunter College mourns the loss of Sally-Anne Milgrim
Hunter College mourns the loss of Sally-Anne Milgrim, a professor of English education in the School of Education from the late 1960s until her retirement in 2009. She was 87 years old.
Both before and after her retirement, Professor Milgrim was a vivid and beloved presence on campus. She mentored students, was involved in the Hunter Faculty Senate and regularly attended campus and alumni events.
Wherever she went, usually wearing one of her signature floppy hats, Professor Milgrim carried her camera with her. She used it to document life on campus, and today many of her framed photographs hang on the wall of the 9th floor of the West Building. Professor Milgrim was also a poet, and she would often spontaneously compose poems that she would share with faculty, students, staff and alumni.
Sally-Anne Milgrim received her BA in English from Hunter College in 1948, her MA from Hunter in 1957, and her PhD from NYU. She sat on the Board of Trustees of the New York State Theatre Education Association and was a fellow of the New York State English Council and a past president of the NYC Association of Teachers of English.
She is survived by two daughters.