In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Martha Brzoska

Eastern Washington University has been notified of the death of retiree Martha (Marti) Brzoska on Feb. 27. She came to EWU in 1985 as a faculty member in the Art department and transitioned to an administrative position in 1988 as an academic advisor in General Undergraduate Advising.  Brzoska retired from … Read more

In Memoriam: Alice Emerson

Alice Emerson, a former counseling psychologist at EWU, passed away in fall 2022. A former co-worker in Counseling and Wellness Services (formally CAPS when Emerson worked here) says “Alice worked thy rough many, many of her lunches to see students in need. She truly went above and beyond to put … Read more

In Memoriam: Mary Jo Van Bemmel

Eastern Washington University is sad to report the death of long-time employee Mary Jo Van Bemmel. Declining health forced her to retire from Eastern on April 1, after more than 33 years at the university. Van Bemmel passed away July 3 after a long battle with brain cancer. She was … Read more

In Memoriam: Jerry Krause

Hall of Fame Eastern basketball coach Jerry Krause passed away May 24 at the age of 87 after a battle with cancer. See complete story on

In Memoriam: Carol Golden Sanders

The university is saddened to report that EWU retiree Carol Golden Sanders passed away on March 21, 2023.  Golden Sanders started working at EWU in 1988 and retired after nearly 32 years of service. She worked in various departments prior to retiring from the School of Social Work. 

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