Gazette Archive: In Memory

Memorial Tree for Leo Rigsby to Be Dedicated

Posted: May 4, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Leo Rigsby

The College of Education and Human Development, Initiatives in Educational Transformation, students and colleagues will plant a tree honoring the memory of faculty member Leo Rigsby, who died in February at the age of 70.

Mason Forensics Team Founder Dies

Posted: April 14, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Shortly before the Mason Forensics Team earned second place at the prestigious American Forensic Association National Individual Events Tournament on April 5, the team’s original founder, Margaret Cain Duffner, died at the age of 90.

Century Club Co-Founder James R. Ball Dies

Posted: April 9, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

James R. Ball, co-founder and first president of the Century Club of George Mason University, which later became the Business Alliance of George Mason University, died on Monday, April 6. He was 63.

IET Faculty Member Leo Rigsby Dies

Posted: March 25, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Leo C. Rigsby, associate professor of educational transformation, faculty member and former director of the Initiatives in Educational Transformation (IET) program in the College of Education and Human Development, died on Feb. 6 of an aneurism. He was 70.

Mason Benefactor J.J. Mathy Dies

Posted: February 16, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Joseph J. (“Sunny”) Mathy, whose quiet encouragement and leadership philanthropy to George Mason University spanned decades, died Feb. 11.

Scholarship Memorial for Mason Student Established

Posted: January 26, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On Monday, Jan. 26, the Andrews Osborne Academy in Willoughby, Ohio, will hold a tribute and scholarship fund raiser at the Melanie Williams Memorial Basketball game in honor of the Mason student who died in a car accident last November.

University Mourns Student’s Death

Posted: November 25, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason sophomore biology major Alana Melanie Williams lost her life in a tragic car accident.

Memorial Tree for Sharon Peek to Be Dedicated

Posted: October 15, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Sharon Peek

A memorial tree for Sharon Peek, a Facilities Management employee who died Oct. 3, will be dedicated at the Mason Pond memorial grove on the Fairfax Campus on Friday, Oct. 17, at 10:30 a.m.

Mason Mourns Death of Employee Sharon Peek

Posted: October 9, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Sharon Peek, plan and records coordinator in Facilities Management, was tragically killed in a car accident on Oct. 3.

Professor to Receive Distinguished Service Award Posthumously

Posted: September 15, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

At a memorial ceremony for School of Public Policy (SPP) adjunct professor Tony Wallace on Friday, Sept. 19, the SPP Alumni Chapter will present a special Distinguished Service Award posthumously.