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Reinhardt gathered to celebrate the lives we've lost in the past two years.

In the past year, the loss of those dear to us has become too familiar as many experienced this pain without the opportunity to honor their memory and celebrate their life. As the world collectively experienced a new way to mourn, the Reinhardt University community also endured loss, commemorated at the annual Campus Memorial Service on Monday morning.

The Campus Memorial Service offers those connected to the University a moment to acknowledge the loved ones who passed away since last spring. This moment allows a space to gather around our community, providing comfort to those grieving.

The Reinhardt Community celebrated the lives of loved ones and those affected by COVID-19 at the Donor Plaza. President Mark A. Roberts, Ph.D, began the event with the poem “In Memorium A.H.H.,” by Alfred Tennyson.

“We have but faith: we cannot know; 

For knowledge is of things we see 

And yet we trust it comes from thee, 

A beam in darkness: let it grow. 

Let knowledge grow from more to more, 

But more of reverence in us dwell; 

That mind and soul, according well, 

May make one music as before...” 

The poem was followed by a prayer and the singing of “Amazing Grace” by Jared Brooks ’24. Campus Pastor Joshua Garner then read each name of the lives lost connected to the University one by one, with Rev. Brian Smith of the Waleska United Methodist Church ringing a bell after each name. The list concluded with a bell ringing for the 570,000 American lives lost to COVID-19 and 57 seconds as a moment of silence to commemorate those losses.

We will never forget those who live on in our hearts and minds:

Laney Barnett

Anne V. Barton ’65

Maurice Brosio

Ronnie G. Burgess ’70

Michael Caldwell

Robert T. Carmichael ’64

Sarah Sue Cleghorn

David L. Cline

Alvia Cook

Jeanne Marie Cox

Paula C. DaSantos ’94

Karen Domb

Russell H. Earnest ’72

Glenn L. Ethridge

Russell L. Flynn

Ben Gilleland

Susan H. Gordy

Daniel D. Griffin ’69

David Harrison

Tom Hopson

Robert P. Hunter, Jr.

Diane Jones

James E. Jordan, Jr. ’78

Cheul W. Kang ’56

Inez A. Kennemore

Marilyn Vines Knight ’56

Jack J. Liptak

Kyle Marsh

Guy F. Mathis

David Matson

J. Sanford McDonald ’48

Flora Ella McIntire

Gilbert Miller

Stephen C. Morse

Edith D. Morton ’47

Dot Oscher

Garland F. Pinholster ’96H

Barbara Mitchell Poole ’71

Carol Richards

Claire Stringer Rivera

Don K. Russell

Pat Harbin Satterfield

David W. Schwenk

John N. Seay

Norman Sosebee

Don F. Stevens

Brent Trembley

David Vaughan

Wiley W. Virden

Bernice D. Weaver ’46

Joyce Eubanks Wheeler ’55

Charles E. Wiggins, Jr. ’60

Sara Kendrick Wood ’56

Elree Bridges Worley ’48

Jerry T. Wright ’56

George Richard Wright ’99

James Robert Young

Rebekah A. Young ’66