In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Alice Emerson

Alice Emerson, a former counseling psychologist at EWU, passed away in fall 2022. A former co-worker in Counseling and Wellness Services (formally CAPS when Emerson worked here) says “Alice worked thy rough many, many of her lunches to see students in need. She truly went above and beyond to put … Read more

In Memoriam: Mary Jo Van Bemmel

Eastern Washington University is sad to report the death of long-time employee Mary Jo Van Bemmel. Declining health forced her to retire from Eastern on April 1, after more than 33 years at the university. Van Bemmel passed away July 3 after a long battle with brain cancer. She was … Read more

In Memoriam: Jerry Krause

Hall of Fame Eastern basketball coach Jerry Krause passed away May 24 at the age of 87 after a battle with cancer. See complete story on

In Memoriam: Carol Golden Sanders

The university is saddened to report that EWU retiree Carol Golden Sanders passed away on March 21, 2023.  Golden Sanders started working at EWU in 1988 and retired after nearly 32 years of service. She worked in various departments prior to retiring from the School of Social Work. 

In Memoriam: Michael Green

The university is saddened to report the loss of Professor Emeritus Michael Green, PhD, who died on Feb. 23, 2023.  Green taught in the History Department from 1967, retiring in 2001 after 33 years of service. 

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