In Memoriam

Ivy Denise Locke (1957-2009)

Ivy Denise Locke, vice president for administration and finance at Rhode Island College, died late last month from complications of a respiratory illness. She was 52 years old.

A certified public accountant, Dr. Locke was a native of Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from Emory University and earned an MBA from Washington University and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida.

From 1990 to 1998 she was an assistant professor of finance at Florida State University. She then took the position of vice president for fiscal affairs at Stillman College in Alabama before joining the administration at Rhode Island College in 2006.

Willie E. Jenkins (1924-2010)

Willie E. Jenkins, a former Tuskegee Airman and longtime administrator at Florida A&M University, died late last month at a hospital in Tallahassee. He was 85 years old.

A graduate of Virginia State University, Colonel Jenkins led the ROTC program at Florida A&M from 1959 to 1963. In 1968 he began an 18-year stint as dean for university development.

Geraldine Ramona Hastings Anderson (1920-2010)

Geraldine R.H. Anderson, longtime faculty member at Grambling State University in Louisiana, died late last month in Houston, Texas. She was 89 years old.

Dr. Anderson earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Tuskegee University in Alabama. She taught in the Tuskegee public schools before joining the Grambling faculty in 1953. She later earned an educational doctorate at Pennsylvania State University in 1964. Dr. Anderson served as chair of the department of home economics at Grambling until her retirement in 1982.