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Dr. John Boehm Jr., former faculty member of Alliance, OH, passed away on January 14, 2018 at the age of 76. Dr. Boehm earned tenure as a full professor, teaching at the University during the 1980s and early 1990s, and also served as a University Marshal at JU. He secured funding for the first language lab for the Department of Foreign Languages and served as department coordinator. Known by faculty and students alike as outgoing and friendly, with a “bigger-than- life” personality, he planned and implemented yearly Oktoberfest celebrations at the old Rathskeller bar on campus that engaged the students and the community while raising funds for the University. Helen Irene Glenn, 99, born in Atlanta, GA raised in Macon, GA passed peacefully on May 21, 2018. A WWII veteran in the European theater, Major Glenn commanded the 1st all woman Woman’s Army Corps( WAC) battalion. She served in London, Paris, and Belgium during the war. She worked with American prisoners of war who communicated through the Red Cross passing intelligence information which was decoded by her unit. After the war, Major Glenn earned a Master’s degree from Indiana University in Journalism to follow her Bachelor of Arts degree from Mercer University. After being recruited by Dr. Robert Spiro, Helen moved to Jacksonville, FL to work as Dean of Women for Jacksonville University and later held several administrative positions for the University. After her retirement, Major Glenn moved to St. Simons Island, where she continued her community service through affiliations with Rotary, Public Library Board, Veterans of Foreign Wars, St. Simons United Methodist Church and many other groups. St. Simons twice honored her as their veteran of the year. Cyrus “Russ” Jollivette, a former Jacksonville executive who was the founding board chairman of the Ritz Chamber Players, passed away April 30, 2018 in Miami. He was 71. Mr. Jollivette, a native of Miami, enjoyed a long and complex career in journalism, education and business. He was a trustee of Jacksonville University; a board member and chairman of the United Way of Northeast Florida; a member of United Way’s Tocqueville Society in Jacksonville; a board member and chairman of the Jacksonville Aviation Authority; and a W.E.B. DuBois Legacy member in Jacksonville’s Gamma Beta Boulé. Coach Barry Myers, Head JU Baseball Coach from 1967-1973 passed away on August 10, 2017. Myers loved baseball and spent more than a half a century sharing the all-American sport with young athletes. Dean Emeritus Terence “Terry” Netter, former Dean of the College of Fine Arts passed away on June 27, 2018 at his home in Setauket, NY. He is fondly remembered by faculty, administration, and alumni as a faithful steward of the fine arts during his seven-year tenure beginning in 1998. Jacksonville’s Commodore League and was a Flag Commodore. He also served on the Advisory Board for the Salvation Army. To memorialize and celebrate the life JU alum Jon “Jay” Thomas Terrell '72, Swisher Theatre now features a black permanent seat (pictured below) to serve as a reminder of his talents while inspiring those who seek a career as distinguished as his. Thomas, beloved actor comedian and radio personality best known for his roles in the classic sitcoms "Murphy Brown" and "Cheers " died last year at the age of 69. Raised in Bronxville, NY, Terry later graduated from Georgetown Prep and entered the Jesuit Order, where he was ordained in Innsbruck, Austria, in 1960. Dean Netter is counted among many arts champions whose legacies have left an indelible mark on Jacksonville University, and who both challenged and inspired the JU Community. Netter is survived by his wife Therese, son Dylan and his beloved dog, Pip. Jack Hoffmann Quaritius, 94, died peacefully at home on July 11, 2018. He was born on Long Island, NY and served as Dean of the College of Business (now Davis College of Business) at Jacksonville University. He also served as a trustee at JU for 18 years. As part of an extensive list of civic activities, Jack served as president of the United Way of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Trustees for Jacksonville University, Timuquana Country Club, the downtown Rotary Club, where he was a member for over 50 years, and for the Board of Trustees of Bartram (now part of The Bolles School). He served as a member of board for The Duke Fuqua School of Business, Boys Club of America, Children’s Home Society, Gator Bowl Assoc., Peninsular Pension Trust, and Penney Retirement Community. He was a long time member of the WAVEMAGAZINEONLINE.COM 49