A celebration of the life of Rose Marie Economou, Associate Professor of Journalism and Emmy-Award winning television producer, will be held at Columbia College Chicago on Thursday, November 17th.
The celebration will begin with a program from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Stage 2, on the second floor of 618 S. Michigan Avenue, and conclude with a reception ending at 7:30 p.m.
If you would like to be considered to speak at the memorial, please contact Jennifer Halperin in the Journalism Department, email@example.com, with your name, relationship to Rose and what you would like to talk about. We are also compiling a video and a memory book for the event. We welcome your contributions to those projects , including still photos, video clips, and written remembrances. Please get that information to Jennifer no later than Nov. 1, 2011.
The Journalism Department of Columbia College Chicago, where Rose taught for 21 years, has established a scholarship in her honor. This scholarship will help students pay for international travel courses, which Rose developed and championed. Even at the time of her passing, she was planning a course for January 2012 called "Covering Europe from Greece and Turkey". Rose believed passionately that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy and investigate other cultures.
Contributions to that fund should be made payable to
Columbia College Chicago
c/o Chris Richert, Journalism Department
600 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
or contact, firstname.lastname@example.org.