An abstract of this interview is available below. A transcript is linked above and to the right. An essay summarizing themes that emerged from interviews conducted about Myers in 2016 is available: Portrait of a Collector: Reflections on an Influential Bibliophile.

This interview subject is affiliated with IWU and/or President Myers in the following ways: Class of 2002.


Galloway shares the story of how she became a candidate in the Wade McCree, Jr. Scholarship Program as a Middle School student in Detroit. The year she entered the program was the first time a private college out of state became part of the program. She recalls Myers learning about her when she was 14 through an introduction by C. Robert Berg, Class of 1965, and that Myers kept in touch throughout her high school year. They had additional interaction throughout her four years and describes herself as a challenge for Myers. She describes the efforts she led during her time at IWU to make recruitment of underrepresented populations a regular part of IWU's activities and the encounters she had with Myers, including making business cases for speakers she and her peers wanted to bring to campus.

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scholarship, personal characteristics, student support, racism, books, Portrait of a Collector, Alumni


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