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Campus Memorial Planned May 24

UC Riverside to Hold Memorial Service for the Young and the Old

May 24th Event Honors 66 members of UCR family, from age 20 to 106

(May 15, 2005)

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( -- The University of California, Riverside will hold a campus memorial service at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 at the Botanic Gardens to mark the passing of faculty, staff, students and campus donors.

This is the first of what is intended to be an annual campus event. Among the 66 people to be honored in this first ceremony are Homer Chapman, a citrus research pioneer who died at the age of 106, founding faculty members Christena Schlundt and Arthur Campbell Turner, and student George Ragheb, who died in January in an effort to help another motorist at the age of 20.

The ceremony, which is open to the public, is designed to allow family, friends and colleagues to reflect on the important roles of individuals at UC Riverside, and how their passing impacts the UC Riverside family. It will include a reception, music from the carillon tower, remarks from Chancellor France A. Cordova, a poetry reading, the reading of the names of those who have died, and the playing of a lone bagpipe.

Reservations are requested, through Diane Viero, (951) 827-3289

Those who will be recognized are:

Faculty: Charles R. Adrian; John H. Ashe; Homer D. Chapman; Glen E. Everett; Morris J. Garber; Martin J. Kolbezen; Keith Macfarlane; Christena Schlundt; Edwin J. Simon; Deloy I. Simper; Arthur Campbell Turner; John T. Williams, Guenther C. Rimbach.

Academic: Neil A. Campbell, Michael Stern.

Staff: Jack Adame; Alina Alas; Frank J. Bailey; J. Blair Bailey; Betty J. Bayle; Andre Jean Chagnon; Pete Alvarran Colunga; Mary Crawford; Precious Jean Crockett; Mary Crosley; John W. Druary; Ronald Ebert; Sithampara Ganeshalingam; Melisa Jernigan Garay; James E. Gardner; Robert A. Gray; Albert D. Hawkins; Thomas W. Hendricks; James L. Higley; Frank H. Imus; Phyllis Kettler; Marion A. Mann; Robert A. Medved; Virginia M. Moyette; Gladys Murphy; Donald Pennels; Erica O. Pierce; Laurence M. Riddle; Diana M. Riley; Geneva R. Sanders; Jane Shaw; Patricia C. Shinn; Linda J. Terry; Jan R. Wolfinbarger; Fernando A. Zubiate; Kathleen Hobbs; Lloyd J. Bender and Mary P. Wales.

Students: George Ragheb; Thomas Jeremy Truong, Ann Paeth.

Special Friends of the University: Vernon Eady; Kathleen M. Gonzalez; Rosalie Ketchersid; Ronald Lossett; Patricia Downey McSweeny-McCauley; Abraham Schwartz; Harrison Silver; Victor Tyler; James M. Wortz, Roberta Nichols Yakel.
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Homer Chapman

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Christena Schlundt



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