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A L U M N I L I F E S U M M E R 2 0 1 7 U o f L M A G A Z I N E | 6 5 In Memoriam The university family offers condolences on the passing of the following alumni and friends. Families may submit information by email to Dr. Wendell Gilbert Rayburn Dr. Wendell Gilbert Rayburn passed away Dec. 27, 2016 at the age of 87. Rayburn was dean of the former University College at UofL from 1972- 1980, becoming UofL's first African American dean. He had a special understanding of teacher education and program development for minority and disadvantaged students. Rayburn began his career as a public school science teacher and administrator. After leaving UofL in 1980, he had successful presidencies at Savannah State Univer- sity in Savannah, Georgia and Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. Jacqueline R. Kanovitz, 67A, 67L Jacqueline Kanovitz passed away Jan. 18, 2017. She was the first female professor at the University of Louisville School of Law, where she received a Juris Doctorate, Summa Cum Laude. She was the author of the leading book on constitutional law for criminal justice, currently in its 14th edition. She was a loving and humble person who adored her husband, children, and all of her nieces, nephews and cousins. She was a devoted and generous friend to all. Thruston Ballard Morton, Jr. Thruston Ballard Morton Jr., former executive-in-residence at the College of Busi- ness, passed away Jan. 3, 2017. Morton was a partner of J.J.B. Hillard & Son, the president and CEO of Orion Broadcasting and former owner of WAVE TV. Morton created a course in leadership in the MBA program he taught for 18 years. Teaching and writing were his passions. He published two books, "Gladly Learn (about Leadership)" and "My Words!" which was a collection of his own words and quotations he liked. Charles "Randy" Cissell Charles "Randy" Cissell, 61, of New Albany, Indiana, passed away on Jan. 10, 2017. He was an employee at the University of Louisville for more than 30 years, where he served as an executive video producer. Cissell's passion was shooting, editing and producing video. He loved having the ability to capture life and be able to see the fruits of his labor. He also possessed a love for music and was an avid guitar collector. Cissell had a love for all sports, from coaching his children to dominating in his fantasy football leagues. At his core, he was a generous man who would do anything for his family and adored his grandkids.

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