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Vol 57 No. 16 : Sept. 1, 2005
Vol 57 No. 16 | Sept. 1, 2005
In Memoriam

Lenora Duncan, staff emeritus, died June 10 in Long Beach. Duncan served as secretary to Dr. Ray Lindgren, who was dean (later titled academic vice president) of Long Beach State College from 1961-67, and Leo Goodman-Malamuth, who also served as academic vice president. She moved to the Department of Nursing, where she was the secretary to the chair. Duncan retired from CSULB in 1983.

Helen Marie Lindquist, associate professor emeritus of social work, died Aug. 1 in Long Beach. She was 79. Lindquist also worked as a therapist for Long Beach Mental Health, where she advanced to supervisor and district chief.

Ruth D. Lindsey, professor emeritus of physical education and gerontology from 1976-88, died May 29. Along with a Meritorious Performance Award from CSULB in 1987, Lindsey was awarded the Julian Vogel Memorial Award by the American Kinesiotherapy Association in 1988. She is listed in the Marquis Who’s Who ’71, ’74, ’75, ’94, ’95 and ’99 editions. She served as editor of Perspectives, the Journal of Western Society for Physical Education College Women, from 1988-95 and was author or co-author of 13 textbooks on physical fitness. Fitness for Life, 4th Edition, which Lindsey co-authored with Charles Coburn, won the Texty Award in 1997.

Ronald Douglas Lossett, assistant professor of business from 1968-72, died on Feb. 24. He was 63. He served as an associate professor of finance at the Graduate School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University, chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer at Pacific Physician Services Inc. and was the president and CEO of Epic, L.P.

C. Patricia Reid, professor emeritus of women’s physical education, died May 4. She was hired at CSULB in 1951 to start the Physical Education Department, and she also served as the chair of the Women’s Physical Education Department. Reid retired in 1974.

Neil V. Sullivan, professor emeritus of educational psychology and administration, died Aug. 6 in Meredith, Mass. He was 90. Sullivan was Massachusetts’ education commissioner during the struggle over forced busing to achieve integration in Boston schools in the early 1970s. During the 1968 presidential campaign, he was a key adviser on education to Sen. Robert Kennedy. In 1972, he joined CSULB and served as chair of the education department, retiring in 1986.

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