OU to hold remembrance for faculty, students and staff who recently passed away

OU to hold remembrance for faculty, students and staff who recently passed away
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A remembrance event will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11 in the Banquet Rooms of the Oakland Center. The event will celebrate the lives of students, faculty and staff and retirees who passed away during the past year.

UPDATE: This event has been moved. The Remembrance Event will take place at the Oakland Center in the Banquet Rooms.

The Oakland University community will gather in the Oakland Center for a remembrance event honoring faculty, staff, retirees and students who passed away during the past year.  

The remembrance, which takes place at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, will begin with a performance by OU’s carillonneur, Dennis Curry.

 

Jon Margerum-Leys, dean of the School of Education and Human Services, will deliver welcome remarks, which will be followed by remarks from OU President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz. OU Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, James Lentini, will read the names of the deceased, with a bell chime to follow each name.

President Pescovitz will present a framed Certificate of Accomplishment for students and a Certificate of Remembrance for staff and faculty, to all families who are present.

 

The names of those whose lives will be celebrated are as follows:

 

  • Guy Beauchamp, Student, Cinema Studies
  • Timothy Briggs, Special Lecturer, College of Arts and Sciences
  • James Clatworthy, Professor Emeritus, School of Education and Human Services
  • Chelsea Collins, Student, Social Work
  • Geraldine Palmer Coon, Retiree, Staff
  • Ronald Cramer, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, School of Education and Human Services
  • Cameron Docherty, Student, Computer Science
  • Michelle Dong-Dobson, Student, Pre-Nursing
  • Lucy Douglass, Retiree, Staff
  • Thomas Fitzsimmons, Professor Emeritus, English
  • Kenneth Harmon, Professor Emeritus, Organic Chemistry
  • Donald Iodice, Professor Emeritus, Modern Languages and Literatures
  • Clare McVety, Staff, Facilities Management
  • Sara Elizabeth Medon, Student, Business Administration
  • Samia Ragheb, Assistant Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
  • Nicholas Ritz, Student, Graphic Design
  • Shelby Seyburn, Student, Psychology
  • Dennis Weathers, Student, Engineering Management

 

In the event of rain, the event will take place in the Oakland Center Banquet Rooms. For additional information, contact the Office of the Provost at (248) 370-2190 or email provost@oakland.edu.