Jack Williamson and ENMU

Jack WilliamsonAuthor Jack Williamson, often referred to as the "Dean of Science Fiction," published cutting-edge science fiction for nearly eight decades before his death in 2006. A Hugo and Nebula Award winner, he was named a Grand Master of Science Fiction by the Science Fiction Writers of America.

He was a faculty member for 17 years at Eastern New Mexico University, where his legacy of writing and teaching continues.

 

 

  • The Jack Williamson Science Fiction Library, started with donations from Jack in 1967, now ranks as one of the world’s leading science fiction collections.
  • The Williamson Lectureship, held annually since 1977, brings noted science fiction authors to Portales for presentations, panels and special events.
  • The Williamson Endowed Chair underwrites visiting faculty, speakers and performers.
  • El Portal, the literary magazine at Eastern New Mexico University, is published
    with an endowment from Williamson.
  • A bronze bust of the author, a gift of Mr. Huo Baozhu of Xi'an, China in 2004, is installed in front of the Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building, renamed in Williamson's honor in 1995.
  • Williamson endowed ENMU scholarships for students in English and modern languages as well as science and the humanities.

Contact

Dr. Patrice Caldwell
Executive Director, Planning and Analysis
Eastern New Mexico University
575.562.2315