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College of Behavioral and Community Sciences


School of Social Work professor emeritus dies at 80

Photo of Dr. Marion Becker on CBCS branded background

School of Social Work Professor Emeritus Marion Becker died on December 16, 2021 from a heart attack. Dr. Becker left a long-lasting impact on many people and our college and will be truly missed. Dr. Becker's work focused on quality of care and quality of life outcomes for vulnerable populations, with a particular emphasis on older adults with co-occurring mental and physical health disorders. To share the words of her colleagues, Dr. Becker was "a dedicated and highly productive professor, a gifted teacher, an outstanding mentor to both students and younger faculty, and a good friend to many."

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