Dean Van's June 30, 2012 celebration of life is available for viewing by following the links below. You can also see photos on Flickr here.
|Part 1 of 3 (53 minutes)
Part 2 of 3 (12 minutes)
Watch a slide show of photos from Dean Van's life (prepared by Mark Peters '70) with a special song for her written and performed by Nancy Day '80.
Part 3 of 3 (12 minutes)
Prior to the ceremony, a tree was dedicated to Dean Van on the Towers Hall lawn.
|Prelude music ||Nancy Day '80 |
|Greeting ||Becky Fickel Smith '81, colleague, mentee |
|Invocation ||Rev. Monty Bradley, University Chaplain |
|"A Poetic Imagining of Van at Her Own Graduation" ||read by Karen Radcliffe Smith '80 |
Monologue written by Carter Lewis '73 from his play, O Beautiful
|Reflection ||Mary Day, family friend |
|Medley of Dean Van's favorite songs ||Dee Hoty '74 |
Todd Reagan '84
Maribeth Graham '82
|Reflection ||Mindy Day, niece of Dr. Marilyn Day '53 |
|Reflection ||Kathy Krendl, Otterbein University President |
|"Tribute to the Life of Joanne Van Sant" ||written and sung by Nancy Day '80 |
slide presentation by Mark Peters '70
|Reflection ||Bob Gatti H'03, colleague |
|Benediction ||Rev. Monty Bradley |
|Closing ||You'll Never Walk Alone from Carousel |
sung by a choir of students and alumni
|Postlude music ||Lori Kay Harvey, faculty |