William and Yvonne Allenson
William Allenson, late Professor Emeritus, Art Studio Department, SUNY New Paltz Raised in Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn. In 1963, he received an academic appointment to the Art Studio Department at SUNY New Paltz. During this time he created the BFA in Wood Design major. He always said it was his dream job. He loved the interaction with his students and it is where he met his wife of 47 years, Yvonne. Shortly before Bill’s death he said: “Is this a great life, or what!” It was a great adventure from birth to death.
The late Dr. Yvonne Allenson, former emeritus professor and chair emerita of the Division of Health, Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation, a now-retired program at SUNY New Paltz. She began her career at the New Paltz in 1965 and spent nearly 30 years at the College before retiring in 1994. She was known for her intellect, kindness and interest in local politics. She lived in New Paltz with her husband, Emeritus Professor William Allenson, until his passing in Sept. 2015.