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College of Education and Human Development at The University of Texas at San Antonio Online Magazine

In Memoriam

Dr. Marian Martinello
Photo courtesy of University Communications

Dr. Marian Martinello, UTSA professor emerita
and a retired faculty member with the College of
Education and Human Development,
died Friday, July 24, 2015.

Martinello’s career as a full-time faculty member lasted
25 years until her retirement in 2000. She was one of the founding members of the UTSA Retired Faculty
Association and served as its first president for
many years. The Marian Martinello Memorial Fund was established in her honor in care of the Office of External Relations. To contribute to the memorial fund, visit giving.utsa.edu.

Dr. Berry Sutherland
Photo courtesy of the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Berry Sutherland, UTSA professor emeritus
and a retired faculty member, died September 17, 2015.
He was 83 years old.

Sutherland was a longtime professor of education and environmental sciences. He began his career at
UTSA in 1972 and served as associate dean for
two different colleges from 1976 until his retirement
from the university in 1998. He was a member of the
UTSA Retired Faculty Association.

Laura Carter
Photo: Laura Carter (left) with her mother,
J’Ann Rodriguez-Carter (right);
courtesy of the Carter Family

Laura Carter, a graduate student in the College of
Education and Human Development’s Department of Counseling’s, died January 11, 2015. She was in
pursuit of her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling.

This past June, Carter’s parents, James Carter and J’Ann Rodriguez-Carter, established the Laura Carter Memorial Fellowship. The newly established fellowship awards
$5,000 annually to a student in the UTSA Counseling
Program. To contribute to the memorial fund,
visit giving.utsa. edu/lauracarter.

Dr. Miguel Agustín Alvarez
Photo: Miguel Alvarez (second in from left) with his wife, Aracely, and sons Miguel Alejandro and Andre

Dr. Miguel Agustín Alvarez, a doctoral graduate
from the Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies,
died November 26, 2015. He was buried with full military honors.

Alvarez dedicated his life to educational equity. His dissertation, entitled “The Role of Language in Students’ Reading Trajectory: Exploring a Summer Reading
Enrichment Program,” is an example of action research designed to improve the quality of education for language minority students, especially in the area of literacy. Alvarez was hooded at a special ceremony in October.


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