Aliza Kolker Dies

Posted: November 14, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Aliza Kolker
Aliza Kolker

Aliza Kolker, professor of sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, passed away on Friday, Nov. 7, after a long battle with cancer. A graveside service was held Monday at King David Memorial Gardens in Falls Church.

“She was a real treasure, to the department and the university,” says Joe Scimecca, colleague and former department chair. “We miss her and still haven’t recovered from the shock.” Kolker joined the university in 1975.

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology will be making a contribution in Kolker’s name to a project that was dear to her heart, the Jewish Film Festival at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. Anyone interested in making a contribution to this fund should contact either Scimecca at (703) 993-1442 or Karen Secrist at (703) 993-1447.

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