Seton Hill Alumni Relations
March 26th, 2013 @ 8:51 am

This morning I received a response from the Director of Alumni Relations at Seton Hill University.   David, I am very sorry to learn of the recent death of your mother. I apologize for the delay in my response but thank you for your inquiry regarding information about your mother’s attendance at Seton Hill. I […]

Seton Hill
March 16th, 2013 @ 2:38 pm

Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania has — sadly — been in the news all day today. 1 It’s a strange coincidence, because for my whole life I thought mom had attended Seton Hall University. 2 It was only a few days ago that I found a few ancient copies of her student newspaper, The Setonian, […]

Masters in Social Psychology
April 23rd, 2001 @ 7:44 pm

In late April of 2001 my mom sent the following email to the graduate coordinator of the sociology department at the University of Florida. I have no idea if she ever received a response. I know it’s really late to apply for the fall program, but I am interested in a Masters degree in Sociology […]

Gagne, A Personal “Ethnography”
December 3rd, 1996 @ 12:00 pm

In 1994 mom returned to school to finish her degree. She went to UCF and got her BA in 1998 at the age of 50. She was incredibly proud of this accomplishment, and we were all very proud of her, too. She submitted a paper for ANT 3422 on December 3, 1996 titled Gagne, A […]

College Graduation
May 3rd, 1996 @ 12:00 pm

Mom sent me so many cards and letters over the years. She’s been gone for a little more than a decade now and I am still finding ones in drawers and folders, tucked into books or hidden in between the pages of old instruction manuals for electronics I no longer own. Today (October 12, 2022) […]

hi from home
May 1st, 1996 @ 8:22 pm

Notes before graduation

Words of Wisdom
August 23rd, 1991 @ 12:00 pm

In which mom writes me a letter shortly after I left for college