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June 15, 2005
Contact: Lynn Bretz, University Relations, (785) 864-8866.

Provost's statement on death of KU doctoral student Margery E. Ridgeway

University of Kansas Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor David Shulenburger made the following statements in response to the May 25 death of Margery E. Ridgeway of Topeka, a doctoral student in the School of Education. Before her life was cut short by cancer, she had been completing her dissertation in English as a second language with an emphasis on Native American languages.

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor David Shulenburger:
"We are saddened to lose such a talented and personable individual as Margery. Her pursuit of her doctorate while fighting cancer was an inspiration. We express our heartfelt condolences to all who knew her."

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