Remembering those Delta community has lost

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Delta College has recently lost current and former staff members.

The Collegian believes it is important to remember these members of our community, particularly since they’ve impacted students, faculty and staff.

We join our administration and fellow colleagues in sending condolences to the families of these Delta community members.

“We’ve lost several very significant Delta folks over the past month or so… I think it’s appropriate to recognize them,” said Dr. Kathleen Hart, President of Delta College, in a campuswide email remembering these individuals.

Hazel Hill
Hill retired as the Dean of CTE and Workforce Development, Hill was the face of the college in the community for many years, according to Dr. Hart.

Ben Beam
Beam lost his battle with cancer. Beam was a beloved agriculture/animal husbandry professor.

Van Sweet
Sweet coached Delta’s golf team until he was 88 years old. He also coached UOP’s men’s basketball team for 11 seasons. He passed away at age 94 from complications from pneumonia.

Bill Fulton Williams
Uncle to Professor Will Story, Bill Fulton Williams spent 30 years teaching art at Delta.
He also arranged and financed a scholarship that is awarded annually to a Delta art student.

Mary Fiori
Fiori was Delta’s oldest retiree, retiring at 99 years old.