Vincent D'Amico, educator, Robert Frost scholar, dies at 90

Feb 13, 2021 415

BY: Brittany Britto

Vincent D’Amico, Robert Frost scholar, retired educator and proud University of St. Thomas alumnus, died of cancer at his home on Jan. 31 at age 90. During his lifetime, he decided that like Frost he would acquire acres of land of his own. In 2019, he donated 50 acres of land near Conroe to the University of St. Thomas to help it establish a nursing program and to raise capital for the college’s new micro-campus.

“(I decided) I was going to do something and that it’s going to make me excited until I die — a campus in the woods,” D’Amico said more than a year before his death. D’Amico, a dedicated alumnus, donated more than $1 million in support of the students and programs at the University of St. Thomas, officials said. His donations funded endowed scholarships in various programs, including music, education, communications, environmental studies, creative writing and nursing.

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