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In Memoriam: Susan Galyen, Alumna and Long-Time Employee of Lewis & Clark

March 16, 2015

On Saturday, March 7, 2015, Lewis & Clark lost a wonderful and beloved colleague, Susan Galyen, alumna and long-time employee of the college. For some years, Susan suffered from a debilitating disease. She passed away surrounded by friends and family. She is survived by her mother, sister, brother, and several nieces and nephews.

Susan earned her bachelor of science degree from the College of Arts and Sciences with a major in elementary education in 1970. Five years later, she returned to campus and worked in the bookstore. She later became a valued addition to the staff of CAS Registrar Bob Wilkin.

In 1987, she was promoted to the position of assistant registrar of the law school, working with Vesta Harrison. When Vesta retired in 1988, Susan was promoted to registrar, a role in which she served commendably until her retirement in 2013. Throughout Susan’s career in both the undergraduate and law registrar’s offices, she set and maintained the highest of standards. Providing service to students, faculty, administration, and alumni, she guided her office with a cheerful heart, fortitude, and eagerness to embrace the newest technology.

Susan devoted her life to students and fellow employees at Lewis & Clark. As a result of her efficiency and organization, students and faculty alike received information they needed in a timely way and in a personalized manner. Her quick smile, sense of humor, and lively debates are legendary.

A memorial service will be held in Agnes Flanagan Chapel on Sunday, March 22, at 1 p.m. The campus community is invited.


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