As incoming freshman start classes this semester, our hearts can’t forget those who are no longer with us for this new year of learning. Students and faculty alike mourn these bright individuals who did their best to make VSU’s campus just a tiny bit better.
Amelia “Laney” Dowdy, 26, was born Feb. 10, 1992. She was a psychology major at VSU who was known for her kindness and willingness to help others. Amelia was someone who held an intense passion for family, nature and music. She basked in the experience of being a free spirit. We mourn her passing on May 26, 2018 in Tallahassee, Florida. She was surrounded by her family and loved ones as she entered eternity.
Pace Ervin Taylor, 19, was born Jan. 10, 1999. Pace was sadly swept away in the Mississippi River after a concert. He was someone who you could not describe with simple words. Described by his family and friends as someone who “never met a stranger,” Pace was a freshman and member of the Mu Nu Chapter of Sigma Nu fraternity. He’ll be missed by many after his passing on June 30, 2018.
Tanya Sue Enloe, 56, was born July 16, 1962. She served as an inspiration to those in the educational field. We remember her during these opening weeks as a woman of Christ who dedicated her life to the education of the next generation and the assistance of those less fortunate. She served as an Assistant Professor in the VSU Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders for 24 years until her passing on Aug. 3, 2018.
As we go about these next few months of school, we should remember these individuals as inspirations in our own works, both academically and socially. The outpouring of sentiment for these students and faculty proves that touching many people in our lives is important.
Written by Payton Fletcher, Staff Writer.
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