Category: In Memoriam
May 21, 2022
Cypress College Celebrates 55th Commencement
"Cypress College hosted its 55th Commencement on Friday evening — the first in-person graduation ceremony in 3 years — with a record number of graduates and guests participating. The event was held in the college’s Gateway Plaza with more than 800 graduates from the classes of 2022, 2021, and 2020 in"
June 1, 2021
Remembering Alumnus Mark Eaton
"Mark Eaton’s path to a record-setting NBA career could have been a Hollywood script. But, dig deeper and it also accurately depicts the role of community colleges: an instructor sees possibility and sets a student on a path they never expected. Eaton — the college’s 2004 Alumnus of the Year, the"
July 16, 2020
Retired Professor, Coach Tom Lubin Remembered
"Cypress College is remembering retired professor and coach Tom Lubin. One of the college’s pioneering faculty, Lubin was a chemistry professor who is fondly recalled for his memorable lessons — including jumping off a building — and for his devotion to students, including standouts Swen Nater and Mark Eaton. The Lubin Family has"
January 25, 2020
Retired Journalism Chair Robert Mercer Remembered
"Cypress College is remembering Robert Mercer, a long-time Journalism Department Chair who died on Tuesday morning (January 21, 2020). Mr. Mercer retired from Cypress College in 2015, almost 20 years after being hired. Mr. Mercer brought the Cypress College Journalism Program into the digital age. He was a pioneer in convergence"
August 29, 2019
Don Tyrrell Remembered for His Guidance of Cypress College Students
"Cypress College is remembering Don Tyrrell, a 35-year employee who continued to support the campus following his retirement in 2005. Mr. Tyrrell, a resident of Westminster, died on August 22. He was 81. Mr. Tyrrell was a counselor serving business majors during his entire tenure at Cypress College — and was"
February 6, 2019
Don Johnson — Charter Faculty Member and State’s All-Time Wins Leader — Passes at 88
"By Wes McCurtis and Marc S. Posner Update: A celebration of life in honor of Don Johnson will be held Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Cypress College in GYM II Don Johnson Court. Refreshments will be available at 1 p.m. Parking will be free in Lots 4 and"
February 16, 2016
In Remembrance: Passing of Marion Dorn
"Former Physical Education faculty member Marion Dorn (center-left, holding the California trophy in the below photo) passed away on January 22, 2016 at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Palm Springs. Cypress College former Dean of Physical Education, Diane Henry provided the following about Coach Dorn: Marion Dorn was originally a physical education faculty"
September 22, 2014
Cypress College Athletics Mourns the Loss of its Biggest Fan, Sonia Travers
"Cypress College Athletics is mourning the loss of Sonia Travers, a longtime friend of the Chargers who passed away suddenly in early September after a pulmonary embolism. Travers was a constant fixture at Charger events and around campus for many years. She would often be seen at games handing out water"