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Re: Ken Strange
« Reply #60 on: April 05, 2019, 06:35:50 PM »
Steven Dolley

I am so terribly sorry to hear this. One of my favorite judges ever and a great guy. Condolences to his family and many friends, students, and colleagues.

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Re: Ken Strange
« Reply #61 on: April 05, 2019, 06:36:12 PM »
Karrie Schwartz

So sad to hear this. Rest In Peace. He will be remembered well.

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« Reply #62 on: April 05, 2019, 06:36:35 PM »
Jonathan McCartney

What a loss. Ken was tremendous. He was a great teacher, and a terrific Coach and Judge. He was a Titan in the community long before I ever had the opportunity to meet him for the first time 23 years ago. I was fortunate to be in his lab summer of 1997, and fortunate again when he graciously offered me a summer job at Dartmouth’s debate camp after college. I felt honored to have one of my first jobs after college be working for a Legend.

Above all those things, Ken was particularly kind. He could be funny but still be kind. It was beautiful to witness.

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« Reply #63 on: April 05, 2019, 06:36:56 PM »
Pam Bowman

Ken changed my life. He was incredibly supportive of me in college (and afterwards). His friendly smile and kindness is something I will never forget.

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Re: Ken Strange
« Reply #64 on: April 05, 2019, 06:38:22 PM »
Jasmine Stidham


RIP Ken Strange, he was a real one.

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« Reply #65 on: April 05, 2019, 06:38:44 PM »
Brian Shah-DeLong


Pour one out for Ken. A legend and friend. Thanks for everything.

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Re: Ken Strange
« Reply #66 on: April 05, 2019, 06:40:05 PM »
Nae Edwards


RIP Ken Strange didn’t know him personally but i know his importance to Wake Debate history. Go Deacs ❤️

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Re: Ken Strange
« Reply #67 on: April 05, 2019, 06:44:37 PM »
Lynne Coyne


NO. NO. No!!! I cannot take more this week. RIP Ken Strange. For me you will always be my 3rd father in law. May the angels guide you on your way.

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Re: Ken Strange
« Reply #68 on: April 05, 2019, 06:45:11 PM »
Neil W. Blackmon


RIP Ken Strange. The world is dimmer tonight.

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Re: Ken Strange
« Reply #69 on: April 05, 2019, 06:46:07 PM »
Alyssa Corrigan

I will never forget what it was like to be on a panel w Ken, have him sit, and then still make you go first so he can roast you about why he was right to sit. Only true legends can do that, which he was. RIP Ken, you will be missed.

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Re: Ken Strange
« Reply #70 on: April 05, 2019, 06:48:49 PM »
Marcia Tiersky

I am saddened to learn of the passing of Ken Strange, a true giant of the debate community. I have no doubt that he, Duck, and Ross will be watching over CEDA Nats this weekend.

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Re: Ken Strange
« Reply #71 on: April 05, 2019, 06:52:40 PM »
From David Baker:


    John Turner has graciously offered to help with the memorial gift fund.  John says all gifts should be assigned to “The Dartmouth Forensic Union in memory of Ken Strange.”  For processing reasons, it is important to include “in memory of…” in the gift designation.  You may make a gift with your credit card by calling 603-646-0098.  Please mail gifts to:

 

Dartmouth College

Gift Recording Office

6066 Development Office

Hanover, NH 03753

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Re: Ken Strange
« Reply #72 on: April 05, 2019, 06:55:11 PM »
David Baker
   
Thu, Apr 4, 11:07 PM (21 hours ago)
   
Friends,

 

I am sorry to relay the sad news that Ken Strange passed away today in Gulfport, Mississippi.  Kay Strange (Ken’s sister) called us a few hours ago.  All of you know that Ken had heart surgery a few years ago.  He also had a bad fall last year that resulted in additional surgery and an extended stay at a rehab center here in Dallas.  You will not be surprised to learn that he insisted on returning to the casinos of Gulfport immediately after he was released.     

 

Kay assures me that Ken’s body is being well-tended and she will be traveling to Gulfport next week to arrange his return to Oklahoma City.  Kay said the immediate family will hold a graveside service sometime next week or the week after.  Some time ago, Ken told Kay that, when he passed, he wanted any memorial gifts to be sent to Dartmouth College.  She does not know the name of the fund, but I will find out, and I will forward that information to this list.

 

Within a few months, there will be a memorial service celebrating Ken’s life.  Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.  I will forward details as I have them.  In all our planning, we will defer to Kay’s wishes.  Please encourage others who should be on this email list to contact me.

 

There is nothing I can say about Ken that you do not already know or feel.  Peace to all.  More information about the memorial service will follow soon.

 

My best,

 

David

 

David Baker

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Re: Ken Strange
« Reply #73 on: April 05, 2019, 07:05:04 PM »
Mark Kelsey


This is just for my friends from the debate community who might have missed this sad news: one of the brightest stars in our constellation was extinguished this week. . .Dr. Ken Strange, Director of Debate at Dartmouth College for as long as anyone can remember, a top-shelf gentleman in every respect, and one of the most respected coaches and critics of argument in the lifetime of anyone reading this. He had a unique talent for making everyone feel included, respected, and ultimately better for having known him. RIP, Ken.

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Re: Ken Strange
« Reply #74 on: April 05, 2019, 07:07:09 PM »
Elijah Smith


#RIP to Ken Strange. Was really honored to work with him for a short time at Wake Forest. An afternoon in the squad room with Ken was like a week at debate camp for grownups. He was one of the greats. #godeacs