Memorial Service Honors Dr. Susan Colón

Sept. 24, 2012

The Honors College invites you to attend a memorial service in honor of Dr. Susan Colón at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 27, in the Alexander Reading Room.

Dr. Colón passed away June 24 after a six-month battle with cancer. She was 39. A Baylor alumna, she had served as associate dean of the Honors College, assistant director of the University Scholars program and associate professor of literature in the Honors Program at Baylor.

"She represented the finest things about Baylor and quickly established herself as a respected scholar, managed to become simultaneously one of our most demanding and most popular teachers, and eventually moved into leadership roles as mentor of our undergraduate journal, The Pulse, and as an associate dean in the Honors College," said Dr. Thomas Hibbs, dean of the Honors College and Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Culture at Baylor. "Beyond her own family, her great passion was teaching. And she taught us all a great deal. Her many virtues were never more evident than in the manner in which she accepted the struggles of her last few months."

An endowed scholarship fund has been established in Dr. Colón's memory. Memorials may be sent to the Susan Colón Scholarship Fund, One Bear Place #97050, Waco, Texas 76798.