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‘My Last Words’ Presentation Honors Late Faculty Member

Sandra Lakey delivers 'last words' A touching photo tribute honors David A. London Maize presents a commemorative plaque Inspirational tribute and tearful remembrance filled Klump Academic Center on Tuesday, as the semester’s first program in the “My Last Words” lecture series renamed in honor of the late David A. London drew hundreds of people to the building’s auditorium. London, an associate professor of speech communication/composition, died May 3. Taking the stage, as London himself had several times as chair of College Council, was Sandra Lakey, associate professor of speech communication/composition and one of London’s closest friends and colleagues. In addition to Lakey’s lecture, attendees saw a montage of photos of London, accompanied by Simon and Garfunkel’s “Old Friends.” Also taking part in the evening’s event were Shadra D. Smith, assistant director of student activities for student services and involvement; Clifford P. Coppersmith, dean of integrated studies; John D. Maize, instructor of speech communication/composition; and Kimberly R. Cassel, director of student activities.
Photos by Cindy Davis Meixel, photo editor, and Jessica L. Tobias, student photographer

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