In Memoriam

Lorenzo Long (1958-2011)

The Rev. Lorenzo Long, pastor of the Central Baptist Church in West Baltimore and longtime media technologist at Bowie State University, died last month from complications of surgery at a hospital in Columbia, Maryland.

Dr. Long also taught photography at Bowie State and was the university’s official staff photographer until he resigned in 2007 to devote his full time to his pastoral duties.

Long was a 1983 graduate of Bowie State and earned a master’s degree and a doctorate in divinity from Family Bible Institute, College, and Seminary in Baltimore.

Elton Ward Long (1943-2011)

Elton Ward Long, a longtime professor of criminal justice at Sacramento State University in California, died last month from complications resulting from a series of strokes. He was 67 years old.

A native of Oak Park, California, Long earned bachelor’s and law degrees at Howard University in the nation’s capital. He joined the faculty at Sacramento State University in 1972.