Two of my favorite professors while at Wellesley and beyond were Lilian Armstrong ’58 and Peter J. Fergusson (“In Memoriam,” spring 2022). I took at least three of Professor Armstrong’s classes, and two of my last classes were Olmsted and Wellesley with Professor Fergusson and Architecture of Boston with Professor James O’Gorman. I will never forget all that they taught me. The relationship I had with Professor Armstrong was filled with warmth, generosity, grace, and encouragement to be successful, without any suggestion that it should be any different for me as a Davis Scholar rather than a traditional age student. I will never forget her and will always remember the extraordinary gifts of learning and friendship she gave to me.
Barbara Elfman CE/DS ’05, Cambridge, Mass.
Of the various professors who stand out from my time at Wellesley, Lilian Armstrong ’58 (“In Memoriam,” spring 2022) was one of my favorites. When I arrived on campus as a Davis Scholar in 1991, Venetian Renaissance was a particular interest for me, and her instruction in that specialty, as well as her advice and support in planning my graduate path beyond Wellesley, was so affirming. I always sensed her belief in me and my abilities. Her calm demeanor and kindness were splendid gifts for which I will always be thankful.
Patricia “Sue” Canterbury CE/DS ’94, Dallas