Instructor memorial to be held Thursday1 min read

La Voz Staff

A celebration of the life of Ellen Crannell, a De Anza College speech instructor who passed away on Feb. 15, will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday in Conference Room A.

Crannell passed away a few weeks before her 36th birthday.

She began working in De Anza in 1996 for the Intercultural/International Studies division. She later joined the speech department.

Crannell is survived by her husband and her 16-month-old girl.

A scholarship fund was created to pay for the education of her daughter. For those wishing to donate can pick up pre-paid envelopes in the Language Arts division office.

"She was a teacher of teachers in how to create a comfortable community in the classroom," said John Swensson, dean of Language Arts on a e-mail letter.

The event is open to everyone at De Anza.


What – A celebration of the life of speech instructor Ellen Crannell

Where – Conference Room A

When – Thursday, March 10 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.