Notices sorted by graduation date.
Rhonda Adnan Saad (Col ’01 A/M) of Chicago died Sept. 11, 2010. She was a doctoral candidate in art history at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. She had just completed her second summer of study and research in Ramallah, Palestine; and Jerusalem and was preparing to start her dissertation. In addition to her academic endeavors, Ms. Saad served as treasurer for the Association of Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, was a contributor to Arab Studies Journal and was a teaching assistant in the art history department at Northwestern University.
Francis Edward Crippen (Col ’06 L/M) of Los Angeles died Oct. 23, 2010. At the University, he was a member of the swim team. He was an 11-time All-American and was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Swimmer of the Year in 2003 and 2004. He also earned the ACC’s Freshman of the Year award in 2003 and was the Most Valuable Swimmer of the 2004 ACC Championships. After graduation, Mr. Crippen competed in open water swimming. He earned a bronze medal in the 10K swim at the 2009 World Championships in Rome and collected silver medals in the 10K at both the 2006 and 2010 Pan Pacific Games. He was named the Male Open Water Swimmer of the Year by USA Swimming. During his career, he won six U.S. national titles: two in the 800 freestyle, two in the 5K and two in the 10K. Survivors include a sister, Claire M. Crippen (Col ’11).
Queonna Zophia Edmonds (Col ’07) of South Hill, Va., died July 25, 2010. She worked as an assistant director of sales services at Arena Stage, a nonprofit performing arts organization in Washington, D.C. She was also employed as a hostess at Open City in Washington, D.C.