WMU News

Lois L. Hamlin

June 30, 2000

Lois L. Hamlin, associate professor emerita of occupational therapy, died April 23 in Allegan. She was 87.

Hamlin, who retired in 1981, joined the WMU faculty in 1951, a year after earning a bachelor's degree from the University. An artist, she taught courses in how to apply arts activities in occupational therapy. She earned a master of fine arts degree from Columbia University in 1954 and continued post-master's degree work in arts and culture in Columbia's overseas program, studying in Greece, Italy, Algeria and Morocco.

During her career, she published two books and produced several educational films. Many of her paintings and other art works were featured in exhibitions in Michigan and New York. After her retirement, she was active in the historical restoration of the Regent Theatre in Allegan.


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