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  • James D. Caldwell

    May 02, 2017

    The Rev. Dr. James D. Caldwell, former director of Planned Giving, died April 26, 2017.

    Caldwell served as Trinity's first full-time director to develop support for the University primarily through estate and planned gifts. He served in...Read more

  • Gerald N. Pitts

    January 05, 2017

    Gerald N. Pitts, professor emeritus of Computer Science, died on Dec. 23, 2016 following a courageous battle with leukemia.

    Pitts joined the Trinity faculty in 1981 and served for many years as the chair of the computer science department...Read more

  • Robert "Bob" Tiemann

    January 05, 2017

    Robert "Bob" Tiemann, professor emeritus of Art, died Dec. 29, 2016, in Odessa, Texas. He was 81.

    Tiemann joined the Trinity faculty in 1965, teaching studio art and art history. He was appointed chair of the art department in 1982, and...Read more

  • William F. Trench

    December 12, 2016

    William (Bill) Trench, faculty emeritus and the former Cowles Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, died Dec. 4 in Hopkinton, New Hampshire. He was 85 years old.

    Trench joined the Trinity faculty as the Cowles Distinguished Professor in...Read more

  • Richard "Dick" Gentry

    November 09, 2016

    Richard "Dick" Gentry, professor emeritus of communication, died Nov. 3, 2016, at his Burnsville, N.C., home. He was 87.

    A long-time professor of journalism and communication, he began teaching at Trinity in 1968. He was the Lozano...Read more

  • Norman Sherry

    October 24, 2016

    Norman Sherry, the former O. R. and Eva Mitchell Distinguished Professor of Literature and Professor Emeritus of English, died on Oct. 19, 2016. He was 91 years old.

    Born in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, Sherry was a professor of English...Read more

  • Fredrick John Bremner

    August 10, 2016

    Fred Bremner, professor emeritus of psychology, died June 30, 2016. He was 80.

    A specialist in the relationship between the brain and behavior, Bremner joined the Trinity faculty in 1965 as an associate professor. Promoted to full...Read more

  • Phil Evett

    August 10, 2016

    Phil Evett, professor emeritus of art and noted sculptor, died Aug. 5, 2016. He was 93.

    Born in Swanscombe, Kent, England, Evett studied at the Cambridge College of Art. During WWII, he was a member of the Royal Air Force who, after the...Read more

  • Matthew “Matt” Rowan

    August 04, 2016

    It is with deep sadness we announce the death of Matthew “Matt” Rowan, an adjunct professor of chemistry.

    His family reports that he and his wife, Sunday, were two of the 16 people on a hot air balloon that crashed near Lockhart, Texas, on...Read more

  • Daniel R. Spiegel

    May 13, 2016

    It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dan Spiegel, professor of Physics and Astronomy, who died last week. He was 53.

    Professor Spiegel completed his Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1989, working...Read more

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