Tribute to Marc Richards set for May 4

Western Today staff

A tribute to Marc Richards will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, in Viking Union Room 565 to remember and honor his life. All are invited.

Marc Richards passed away April 9, after a heroic and short battle with cancer. Marc maintained his sense of humanity, love of nature and humor to the end. He was a devoted friend to many, with numerous close bonds spanning decades. Marc will be remembered for his great heart, his uncanny insight into other's feelings, his devotion as a friend, his intellectual curiosity, his adventurous spirit, his wacky sense of humor that so reliably lifted spirits, his love of teaching, and his loyalty to the Red Sox. He was an inspiration for lives lived with intention and with meaning.

In his 15 year WWU career, Richards taught more than 8,000 WWU students, primarily in History 103 and 104. Aside from being regarded as one of Western’s most popular professors, Marc’s teaching was also honored in the Center for Instructional Innovation’s Teaching Showcase in 2002.

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 10:48am