Faculty, family and friends celebrate Hall’s life

Longtime English and FYS adjunct, Shelly Hall, passed away on Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, from cancer. Hall held a doctorate in religious studies from University of Iowa and an MFA from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop.

A member of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, Hall was well known for her profound talent for poetry. Two books of her work are published with Popcorn Press, “Tonguebones” and “Mind of Cups.” In addition to her livelihood for poetry, Hall also possessed a deep love for music and helped to found local drum circles.

A celebration of her life was held on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at the Todd Wehr Memorial Library coffee shop and was followed by a gathering at House of Guinness, a place in which she spent much of her time outside of work. Donations in her honor can be sent to Waukesha’s Order of Julian of Norwich.

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  1. I was a colleague of Shelly’s at Iowa. We celebrated the mystics.

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  2. Shelly was the first teacher I had at Carroll. She offered a challenging course, but I’m glad I had the opportunity to take it. This is a significant loss to Carroll’s community.

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  3. Shelly was my FYS teacher, and the first faculty member at Carroll I spoke to. She helped me schedule my classes and get started off at Carroll. I am saddened to hear that Carroll and the world has lost such a considerate and wonderful woman. My condolences go out to her family and friends.

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