In Memory - Dr. Sallie Henry
Dr. Sallie Henry died March 7, 2006.
She came to the Computer Science department at the University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse, in 1979. Her energy and enthusiasm were a real boost. She encouraged many students - most of the CS people I know from those days are still actively in the software business. At LaCrosse, she brought in undergraduate research opportunities, and she helped push the programming team to prominence.
In the mid-80s, Sallie moved to Virginia Tech. There she continued a focus on teaching, the programming team, and research in the area of software metrics.
Sallie retired a few years ago, and I've hardly had contact with her since then. But I can't let her passing go by without an acknowledgment of how much she meant to me and my peers.