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TESOL Thanks and Remembers Sumako Kimizuka (September 2007)

Sumako Kimizuka, a founding member of TESOL (1966), left a thoughtful gift of over US $5,000 to TESOL.

Sumako Kimizuka (affectionately called Dr. Kimi) was Emeritus Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA. In addition, Professor Kimizuka was cofounder of the American Association of Japanese University Women (AAJUW), and author of Teaching English to Japanese (1977).

Professor Kimizuka came to the United States from Japan in the early 1950s on a Fulbright Scholarship, completing her Doctorate of Education in 1962 at the University of California in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Professor Kimizuka died on January 7, 2006.

TESOL accepts with appreciation the thoughtful gift of Professor Sumako Kimizuka.

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