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  • Cary William "Bill" Spinks

    June 27, 2019

    Cary William “Bill” Spinks, faculty emeritus in the department of English, died June 22, 2019. He was 76. 

    Spinks, a leading semiotician, whose career included years of scholarship and research in the study of signs and symbols embedded in...Read more

  • Mary Lopez

    June 13, 2019

    Longtime Trinity staffer Mary Lopez passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on May 22, 2019, after a yearlong struggle with health issues. She was 77.  

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  • Rosendo Torres

    May 21, 2019

    Having served Trinity for 19 years, Rosendo Salazar Torres III died on May 14, 2019, at the age of 57. He started at Trinity as a groundskeeper in April 2001 and was quickly promoted that same year to maintenance assistant.

    Jim Baker,...Read more

  • Edward "Chip" Boland

    May 06, 2019

    It is with great sadness that we share news of the death of our colleague Edward "Chip" Boland, husband of Diane Smith (Department of Geosciences) and visiting faculty member in both the Departments of Biology and Computer Science, first teaching...Read more

  • Debra Lynn Kimbell

    April 17, 2019

    Longtime Trinity staff member Debra Lynn Kimbell died on April 9, 2019 at the age of 69. Kimbell joined the Trinity University staff in 1977 and served as building supervisor for the Coates Student (then-University) Center until she retired in...Read more

  • Flora C. Crichton

    March 12, 2019

    Flora Cameron Crichton, Trustee Emerita and generous Trinity benefactor, died on March 2, 2019. The prominent San Antonio philanthropist, civic and business leader, and national Republican volunteer was 94.

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  • Abram "June" Dominguez

    February 22, 2019

    Abram “June” Dominguez passed away on Feb. 15, 2019, at the age of 78. Dominguez spent more than half a century serving Trinity University as part of the physical plant staff, beautifying the campus.  

    Initially beginning his work at...Read more

  • David Y. Burkett

    February 21, 2019

    David Y. (Dave) Burkett, former Trinity staff and faculty member died peacefully with his beloved wife, Lynnell, at his side on Nov. 4, 2018, following a long illness.   

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  • Trinity Remembers Trustee Emeritus Baker Duncan

    January 24, 2019

    Trinity University Trustee Emeritus, San Antonio businessman, and philanthropist Baker Duncan passed away on Jan. 16, 2019, at the age of 91. His beloved wife, Sally Witt Duncan, passed away on Jan. 24, 2019.

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  • Melanie Rush Davis

    November 26, 2018

    Melanie Rush Davis, who taught photography at Trinity as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Art and Art History for seven years, died on Nov. 12, 2018, after a more than two year battle with brain cancer. She was 63.

    Davis was...Read more