Resolution to Honor the Memory of Dr. Yvonne E. McIntosh Print

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Vice President and Program Chair of the College Language Association, 2018-2020

Whereas the College Language Association, Florida A & M University, and the scholarly world of literature and world languages lost a valuable member and leader with the death of Dr. Yvonne E. McIntosh on January 27, 2020;

Whereas Dr. Yvonne E. McIntosh was a devoted scholar of the French language, an Associate Professor of French, a former chairperson of the Department of Foreign Languages at FAMU, and the Associate Dean  in the FAMU College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities;

Whereas Dr. McIntosh earned her B.A. in French from Grambling State University; her M.A. in French from the University of Illinois, Champaign/ Urbana; spent two years in Paris;  and then earned her Ph.D. in French from Florida State University;

Whereas Dr. McIntosh conducted research on West African Francophone literature and film, along with Caribbean literature, especially the folklore of that region;

Whereas Dr. McIntosh participated in the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program, teaching in France from 2006-2007;

Whereas, Dr. McIntosh participated in numerous international study programs, having served ably as the Project Group Leader on three Fulbright Group Abroad Programs, including the summer of 1997 in Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire, the summer of 2000 in Morocco and Tunisia, and the summer of 2004 in Turkey;

Noting that she has also been a participant on two Fulbright Group Abroad programs, including Indonesia in the summer of 1986 and Egypt in the summer of 1992;

Realizing that Dr. McIntosh spent ten days with two of her colleagues in Austria and Italy investigating study abroad sites for students and faculty in 2016;

Whereas Dr. McIntosh served as Assistant Secretary of the College Language Association from 2010-2013 and 2016-2018;

Whereas Dr. Yvonne McIntosh was elected to serve as Vice President and Program Chairperson of the College Language Association in 2018 and was poised to ascend to the Presidency of the CLA on Friday, April 3, 2020, during our convention in Memphis, Tennessee;

Be it hereby resolved that the College Language Association on behalf of its members, honors Dr. McIntosh for her years of dedicated service and extends our deepest condolences to all of the family, colleagues, students, former students, and friends of Dr. McIntosh. She will be remembered and sorely missed. Access the obituary here.