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Dean Van's Celebration of Life

Dean Van's Celebration of Life

Photo of people singing onstage

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)

Photo of the tree dedication
Prior to the ceremony, a tree was dedicated to Dean Van on the Towers Hall lawn.

The Program

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