In Memory of Dr. Sumako Kimuzuka
Dr. Sumako Kimuzuka, or "Dr. Kimi," was our Founding Donor whose generous donation to CATESOL marked the beginning of the CATESOL Education Foundation. Some of these funds were used to cover the start up costs of the Foundation and have been used to support non-political events at CATESOL Conferences.
A 50-year resident of Pasadena, Dr. Kimi was dedicated to teaching and to her many students, friendly & outgoing, gracious, enthusiastic, appreciative, loved beauty, was always fashionable and kind. She graduated from Tsuda College, Japan; came to the US on a Fulbright scholarship in the early 50's; studied at Mills College, Oakland and Occidental College, LA; and completed her Doctorate of Education at University of California at Los Angeles, 1962. After that, she served as Associate Professor of Linguistics and was Emeritus Associate Professor at USC. A member of TESOL and CATESOL, she authored a textbook and numerous articles on Linguistics.
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