In the summer of 2003, Aquinas lost one of its most beloved colleagues when Dr. Lawrence Kielich (pictured at left) succumbed to lung cancer. A memorial service was held and the family requested that in lieu of flowers, money be donated to a fund in Larry's name.
Since that time, without fanfare, friends, colleagues, and alumni have contributed over $1,600. We are now ready to kick off a sustained fund raising effort.
Dr. Lawrence Kielich received his Ph.D. from the University of Montana in 1974. He was one of the senior faculty at Aquinas and one of its most enthusiastic classroom professors. His areas of specialization were social psychology and research methods. He taught SY 201, Social Psychology, SY 291, History of Sociological Thought, and SY 261, Criminology. Larry was loved and admired by students and colleagues alike and we will miss him.