Passing of Emeritus Faculty Member John James

John James, an emeritus faculty, died peacefully in his home on Monday, February 27, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. John came to the college in 1975 in the capacity of Technical Services and Reference Librarian. He served the college for thirty plus years—working with students, faculty, staff, administration, and the community to help the college meet its complex and challenging mission.

His focus and energy both inside the Library and with the college in general was always on improving on the work of teaching and learning for our students. His patience and vision for a more inclusive and dynamic college learning environment were noticeable across the campus in many projects and initiatives that helped employees, students, and community members connect their learning across disciplines and programs.

Memorial Service: March 31, 2017; 3:00 PM; St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church – Seattle, WA

~Submitted to the President’s Office by John Backes, retired Shoreline Faculty Member & Administrator

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