19 Feb Obit: Dr. Pat Zezula
Dr. G. Blair Dowden, President of Huntington University
Huntington University is mourning the loss of a long-time professor and alumnae of Huntington University. Dr. Patricia Zezula (right) passed away Monday, February 18, 2013. She taught at Huntington for 37 years as a professor of physical education. Upon her graduation from Huntington College in 1969, she was hired as an instructor, assistant athletic director, and coach. At various times during her first 15 years on staff, she assumed head coaching responsibilities of every woman’s sport the college offered.
In 1982, she was promoted to athletic director, giving her the distinction of becoming the first female intercollegiate athletic director in Indiana.
Dr. Zezula was a significant part of Huntington for more than one-third of our history and has greatly impacted our academic community. She was a caring professor who effectively taught and mentored thousands of students. She was loved by many students, faculty and friends. She will be missed by many.
Our prayers are with her husband, Harry, and her son, Josh and his wife Bethany, the grandkids and the entire family.