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Faculty Passings

The UW mourns the passing of these distinguished former faculty and university supporters:

Rheba De Tornyay, dean emeritus of the School of Nursing from 1975 to 1986. She led the school to the No. 1 national ranking in 1984, a position it still holds today. She died Sept. 27 at the age of 87.

Vincent G. Kokich, ’71, ’74, affiliate professor of orthodontics who helped establish the School of Dentistry as one of the world’s leading centers or orthodontics education. He died July 24 at the age of 68.

Arthur Whiteley, professor emeritus of biology and a renowned sea urchin expert. He founded the Helen Riaboff Whiteley Center at Friday Harbor Laboratories. He died April 15 at the age of 96.

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