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Associate Professor Van Newenhizen dies

Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Jill Van Newenhizen, a 1981 alumna of the College, died at her home on September 6.

President Stephen D. Schutt sent the following email to students, faculty, and staff that day:

Dear Faculty, Students and Staff,

I am very sorry to inform you of the death, early this morning, of Associate Professor of Mathematics Jill Van Newenhizen. She collapsed suddenly and without warning at her Lake Bluff home, according to her husband John, and paramedics called to the scene were unable to revive her.

Professor Van Newenhizen’s brother John Van Newenhizen and his wife are now together with Jill’s husband, supporting him and helping with arrangements in this painful time.  The College will plan a memorial service on campus at a future date.  More details will be supplied as they become available.

A Lake Forest College alumna who graduated in the Class of 1981 and received her PhD from Northwestern University, Professor Van Newenhizen taught hundreds of our students over the past three decades.  She will be deeply missed.

Stephen D. Schutt
Lake Forest College