Wallace "Wally" Cameron, 83, a professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Modern Languages, died on Dec. 18.
Cameron worked at Ohio University from 1956 until his retirement in 1992. He actively participated in Faculty Senate and served as the group's first chair.
Cameron also worked to provide his students with enhanced opportunities to learn the Spanish language. He developed and directed several study abroad programs, including the Mayab and Portales programs in Mexico, and was a leader in establishing the Latin American Studies program at Ohio University.
"He had a very contagious love of Mexico and all things Hispanic," said Professor Emerita of Spanish Maureen Weissenrieder. "There are a lot of students who remember him as the individual who took them to Mexico and gave them that love of Mexico."
Graveside services will be conducted in Alexander Cemetery near Athens in the spring of 2010, according to Cameron's obituary in the Athens Messenger. Arrangements are by Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home of Athens. Messages of sympathy can be sent to the family at www.hughesmoquinfuneralhome.com.*