TWU community remembers those who have passed

Nov. 2, 2021 — DENTON — Each year, Texas Woman’s sponsors Pioneers Remembered, a memorial service that acknowledges those who have passed away and provides an opportunity for friends and family to gather and share in remembrance. 

While the ceremony has traditionally been held in the spring, due to the pandemic and other considerations, Texas Woman’s has decided to permanently move the ceremony to the fall semester. This year’s program will be held on Nov. 19, 11 a.m., at Pioneer Circle. In the event of inclement weather, the program will move indoors to the Margo Jones Auditorium to allow for adequate social distancing.

“We feel that it’s important to provide space for our campus community to acknowledge those who are no longer with us and hopefully provide a sense of connectedness and closure,” said Monica Mendez-Grant, Ed.D., Vice President for Student Life.

As in previous years, the event will open with a few words from campus leaders then when names are read, an individual representing that person will symbolically place a red or white rose in an arrangement as a way of commemorating their passing. 

This year’s ceremony will recognize students, faculty and staff who died between January 1, 2019, and May 31, 2021. See our Pioneers Remembered page for a full list and consider adding a tribute to our guest book that may be used on our digital remembrance page or in our program.

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