The Hankey Center, named in honor of Joan Hankey, USN (retired) ’59, and her family, was dedicated on June 7, 2003, to house the C. Elizabeth Boyd ’33 Archives and the Barron Blewett Hunnicutt Classics Gallery. It is also the home of the Wilson College Institute for Women in Science, Mathematics and Technology (WISMAT).
The Hankey Center is a scholarly center focused on the history and evolving education of women and girls, and provides space and facilities for study, research, and discussion.
The Hankey Center serves as the central resource on the history of Wilson College. We provide support for academic programs by making the Center’s staff and resources available to the Wilson community, as well as to scholars, independent researchers and educators in the broader community.
Amy Ensley, Director
(Educational Bio click here)
B.S. in Applied Statistics and Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University,
M.S. in Organizational Development and Leadership from Shippensburg University.
Amy began her career as a Market Research Analyst and Account Manager in the consumer packaged goods industry. She was the Manager of Marketing Decision Support Systems for the HJ Heinz Co. in Pittsburgh. She has done website development for the Mathematical Association of America and editorial work and writing in the education field.
As the Director of the Hankey Center, Amy promotes the education of women by developing programs and partnerships that empower women and girls to achieve their goals. Amy is available to speak on issues related to the history of the College, the history of the education of women, women's leadership, and the underrepresentation of women and girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
The Hankey Center is also dedicated to making the rich history of the College and the stories of the women who went here, available to the community, whether through rotating exhibits in the Exhibit Hall, online exhibits, or programs and presentations.
We encourage scholars of all levels to visit our facility and to use the Boyd Archives as a primary source for information about the history of women’s education. We offer internships to undergraduates and graduate students in history and archival studies, and we encourage inquiries from school teachers and students working on research papers and projects concerning women’s history.