On June 15, 2007, a new fund was established (for which fundraising began in late 2003), by her family and friends, in the memory of a REL minor and New College major, Amy Petersen (pictured at left), who died quite unexpectedly in October of 2003.
The Amy Lynn Petersen Endowed Support Fund was originally dedicated to providing a book for each student in our REL 490 Capstone Senior Seminar — a course required of all majors and minors and offered each Spring semester. But, after being used in this fashion for several years, now the fund is used at the Chair’s discretion and is dedicated to assisting REL students in need. It is the department’s hope that, through this kind gift, Amy’s memory will live on through her family’s interest in the work we do.
If you would like to make a gift to the Amy Lynn Petersen Endowed Support Fund, please do so via the University’s online giving website, give.ua.edu.
If you are interested in learning more about this award, or more about the exceptional student in whose memory this award has been named, please see Remembering Amy Peterson.