Hyacinth Memorial honors North Campus employees who have passed away


The North Campus recently hosted the tenth annual Hyacinth Memorial, which pays tribute to North Campus employees who have recently passed away.

Those remembered at the ceremony include Phillip Cohen, retired International Business professor; John Johnson, retired registrar; Levi Smallwood, trustee emeritus; and Wanda Wiese, retired custodian.

Prelude piano music was provided by music professor Guillermo Hernandez. Amy Ammerman offered the invocation, and North Campus Interim Provost Dr. Richard Bailey welcomed guests. Solo selections were sung by Shalonica Dever, and Jennifer Mowdy, with piano accompaniment provided by Ron Ollis.

Ryan Navejar provided introductions, and eulogies were provided by Dr. Gary Friery, Joelena Eggebrecht, Dr. Bailey, and Charles Bailey.

Guests gathered in the foyer of the fine arts building for a processional, where Dr. Randy Snyder played “Taps” on trumpet, and Sharon Himes offered a benediction in dismissal.

The Hyacinth Memorial planning committee includes Dr. Bailey, Serita Dickey, Charlotte Jackson, Jerrel Wade, Dedra White, and LaVena Wilder.