This award, established by the alumni of LSSU's Upward Bound program, is named
for Pam Williamson who worked for the program in various capacities from its
inception at LSSU in 1966 until she retired in 1996. The daughter of Hugo and
Jane Williamson (Jane was also a gifted educator in the Sault area), Pam was
born, raised, and returned to Sault Ste. Marie early in her career, to work
with the Upward Bound program.
In every position she held at Upward Bound, students and staff fondly remember
Pam and her gentle encouragement. She left a lasting impression on everyone
by encouraging all of us to constantly strive to improve ourselves, academically
and personally. It was Pam who created and nurtured the atmosphere of unconditional
positive regard that continues to this day at LSSU's Upward Bound program. Another
of Pam's legacies is the program's focus on instilling in our students a sense
that doing well for oneself is not enough; we all must be ready to give back
to our families and communities and try to make this world a better place.
At the LSSU Upward Bound Reunion held in June of 2004, attendees agreed that
the best way to thank Pam for all she has given to each of us, would be to create
an award that would help Upward Bound students achieve their dreams of college.
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