About Hannah Amgott


Hannah Amgott was the Associate Director of Career Advising and Planning Services at Widener University in Chester, PA. She had a rich career in teaching and educational program administration. Hannah held a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Connecticut, a master’s degree in Counseling and Human Relations from Villanova University, and a master’s degree in German from Middlebury College. In addition to German, she spoke some French, Russian, and Cantonese. She was a great proponent of remembering and celebrating one’s “shining moments,” and truly enjoyed helping others “find their bliss.”

Hannah was the published author of several poems and of professional articles in the field of career development. In the Year of the Ox was her first book of creative non-fiction. Her essay, “Leap of Faith,” appeared in Chicken Soup for the Grandma’s Soul.

Hannah Amgott passed away on September 8, 2005 after a valiant battle with cancer.