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Katheryne (Kate) Brooks Kay Willock, who has been an ardent supporter of the Libraries since 2002, passed away on January 4, 2017 at Tucson Medical Center. Kate established the Katheryne B. Willock Director of Special Collections Endowment, currently held by Stephen Hussman. As a noted territorial archaeologist for the Caribbean basin, she had a deep appreciation for the importance of primary sources for research. Kate was generous in her support of student scholarship as well. She underwrote graduate assistantships and endowed the annual Library Research Awards in her name to recognize graduate and undergraduate students who made use of the Libraries’ information resources.
An informal public celebration of Kate’s life will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 10 a.m. in Special Collections.