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On Friday, February 3, 2017, Dominican University lost more than an employee. With the passing of Dr. Therese Hogan, Interim Director for the School of Education and Program Coordinator for Special Education, Dominican University lost a tireless and beloved colleague, a mentor, a leader, a teacher, a champion and advocate for Special Education, and a loving friend.
Therese came to Dominican University as a student and returned as an Associate Professor, a title she held for over 27 years. A former student writes, “Professor Hogan is one of the best teachers Dominican has to offer. You must show up to witness Dr. Hogan’s entertaining stories and personal accounts. She is one fantastic professor!” Her passion, drive, commitment, and vision led her to the position of Associate Dean and Interim Director of the School of Education.
Therese wore her heart on her sleeve, and as a result, she shared it with everyone who was fortunate enough to meet her. She will be sorely missed but never forgotten.
“I’d like to leave but daffodils
to mark my little way,
to leave but tulips red and white
behind me as I stray;
I’d like to pass away from earth
and feel I’d left behind
But roses and forget-me-nots
for all who come to find.
I’d like to sow the barren spots
with all the flowers of earth,
to leave a path where those who come
should find but gentle mirth;
And when at last I’m called upon
to join the heavenly throng
I’d like to feel along my way
I’d left no sign of wrong.
And yet the cares are many
and the hours of toil are few;
There is not time enough on earth
for all I’d like to do;
But, having lived and having toiled,
I’d like the world to find
Some little touch of beauty
that my soul had left behind.”