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Faculty Obituaries

Each year, our office writes a limited number of obituaries about Texas A&M faculty members, doing so when an individual's death is of such consequence that the news media will likely report on it.

We rely heavily on the deceased professor's department or college for help gathering information for the obituary and, at times, for help writing it. In such cases, our media relations team  plays an advisory role to these writers, then edits the final copy and releases it to the media.

We are most likely to write an obituary for a faculty member who was very prominent in his/her field, made contributions that the general public could appreciate, and who has colleagues on campus who are knowledgeable about his/her academic contributions and can be quoted in the obituary and by reporters.

Obituaries must be written in a timely manner for the news media.

A faculty obituary requires: