A memorial service will be held Friday, September 26 in honor of the late Chair of the Computer Science, Engineering Science and Physics Department, Dr. Loretta Dauwe.
The service will begin at 3 p.m. in the University of Michigan-Flint Theatre. A tree will be planted on campus in her memory.
Dr. Dauwe was described by the Flint Journal as a professor, a physicist, a researcher and a nun who quietly broke through one glass ceiling after another. Throughout her career, she fought to make sure women had a role model in male-dominated science classrooms and to make sure that all her students excelled. She was a Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan – Flint since 1985. She had also performed research at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Dauwe had been a member of the Congregation of Sisters of Precious Blood since 1964. She headed up a scholarship program for undergraduate women pursing their bachelor's degrees.
Sr. Loretta Dauwe died of pancreatic cancer at her home on June 15, 2008. She was 61.