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University Community Saddened by Death of Professor Marian Stankovich

The Department of Chemistry and the University community was saddened to learn of the death of Professor Marian Stankovich on Tuesday, June 19, 2007, at the age of 59. Marian was a long-serving member of the department and university. She was a dedicated and sensitive mentor, a hard-working and well-respected scientist, and, to many of us, a friend. We all mourn her passing.

Marian received her B.A. degree in chemistry from the University of St. Thomas – Houston, Texas, in1970. She received her Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1975 under the direction of Professor Allen J. Bard. Marian was a postdoctoral scholar with Professor Vincent Massey in the Biochemistry Department at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, from 1975 through 1977. Dr. Stankovich joined the chemistry faculty at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1977 as an Assistant Professor and joined the Chemistry Department at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, as an Assistant Professor in January, 1981. She is survived by her brother, Joseph Stankovich; sister-in-law, Patrizia Stankovich; and niece, Emily Stankovich, all living in Houston; and by many colleagues, friends, and neighbors at the University of Minnesota, City of Minneapolis and Houston, Texas.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 26 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church.
Memorials may be given to St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 2136 Carter Ave., St. Paul, MN, 55108


Link to the University of Minnesota's Institute of Technology's Marian Stankovich Memoriam

Link to the Minnesota Daily's Story: "University professor paved way for women" featuring Professor Pete Carr's thoughts on Professor Marian Stankovich.


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