bleeding heartsRochester College students and employees often refer to the college community as a family. The Rochester College family expresses its sympathy for the loss of the following alumni and former employees during the last twelve months. If you know of other alumni or former employees who have passed away, please contact Larry Stewart at

Howard Hagerman, a member of the Rochester College Board of Trustees from 1973-2009, passed away Dec. 6, 2018. Lois (French) Hagerman, a 1976 graduate of the college, is married to Dan Hagerman, the son of Howard and Joan. The daughter of Dan and Lois, Bethany (Hagerman) Rossetti, is a 2016 graduate. Obituary

Janie (Stewart) Keating, a member of the class of 1971, passed away Nov. 27, 2018. Three of her siblings and two of their spouses are alumni: Bob (’68) and Vivian (Hale-’67) Stewart, Larry (’70) and Lynne (Yoakum-’74) Stewart, and Ken Stewart (’82). Several of her nephews, nieces, and their spouses are alumni as well: Bob (’90) and Laura (Snyder-’89) Stewart, Ben Stewart (’92), Brian (’08) and Beth (Stewart-’02,’10) Bowers, Kevin (’04) and Sara (Bodine-’08) Stewart, Jared Cramer (’04), and Carmen (Stewart-’10) Chowning. Obituary

A 1975 graduate, Keith Sliter, died on September 14, 2018. Obituary

Karen (Bennett) Kennamer, a member of the class of 1965, passed away June 9, 2018. Karen’s daughter, Andrea (Kennamer) Tolchard, is a member of the class of 1998. Obituary

Shannon (Hall) Flores, a 2002 graduate, passed away May 2, 2018. Obituary

A member of the class of 1996, Jason Wright, died April 8, 2018. Obituary

Belinda (Hipkins) Slouber, class of 1977, passed away April 2, 2018. Belinda’s sister, Simone (Hipkins) Thomas, is a 1985 graduate. Obituary

A member of the class of 1967, Nina (Houghton) Nelson, died Feb. 1, 2018. Obituary

Joan (Counsell) Case, class of 1960, passed away Jan. 12, 2018. Joan’s husband, Ron Case, is a member of the class of 1961. Obituary

Tammy (Smith) DiStefano passed away Dec. 28, 2017. Obituary