Our view: In memory of Gertrude “Trudy” Steuernagel, political science professor at Kent State

DKS Editors

August 25, 1948 – February 6, 2009

A celebration of her life is planned for 3 p.m. Friday on campus, location to be announced. Family and friends ask that memorial attendants sign a petition to urge the university to cover the family members of Kent State employees who have autism.

“As I’ve moved through this week of tragedy and grief, the thought that I had more than anything is I consider myself fortunate that I was able to be Trudy’s friend. That’s something that I’ll never lose.”

-Molly Merryman, associate professor of justice studies at Trumbull Campus