We are deeply saddened by the passing of Pamela Howland, Fulbright alumna and friend of the Commission. Pamela was a pianist and educator. She came to Poland on a Fulbright grant in the 2017-18 academic year. During her grant, Pamela taught the history of American music at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. It was, however, neither her first nor last trip to our country. Pamela was in love with Chopin’s music and she had a circle of close friends in Warsaw.
Pamela was a person with a big heart who was always ready to help others and share her talent. It is largely because of her that the Michael Gilmor Fund for Leadership and Empowerment, which commemorates another tragically deceased Fulbright alumnus, was created.
Pamela died of cancer, surrounded by her loved ones. She passed away way too soon, leaving us all in grief.
We express our sincere condolences to Pamela’s husband, Wendell, their daughters, family and friends.