Dr. Denise Askin, a former English instructor who also served as a trustee emerita, lost her battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) on June 6. Her battle against the disease was lengthy and valiant, and she fought it with all of her strength until the end. Dr. Askin has been a member of the Board of Trustees from the moment that she stopped working for the organization in 2009 (when she retired) until the year 2020 (when she will no longer serve), when she will finally step down from her post. As a result of her victory in the election, she will be able to assume her position as Trustee emerita beginning in 2022.
The following is a message that was issued to the student body of the institution by the president of the college, Dr. Favazza. He said, “there is no doubt that many of you have stories and memories of Denise from the many roles she held.” “On a more personal level, she provided me with an incredible amount of support and assistance during the first few months of my term as President, when I was still getting acclimated to my new role and dealing with some difficult difficulties. During this time, she was there for me when I needed her the most.”
“She was there for me when I needed her the most, and our lives will feel a profound void without her presence,” “She was there for me when I needed her the most,”In memory of the individual who has passed away, a visitation will be held on Sunday, June 11 from 3 to 7 o’clock in the evening at the Lambert Funeral Home, which is located in Manchester, New Hampshire at 1799 Elm Street. At eleven o’clock in the morning on Monday, June 12, there will be a celebration of the Mass of the Resurrection that will take place at the Abbey Church. The date of this event is Monday, June 12.
Both friends and colleagues, Dr. Askin values his relationship with Dr. Bindu Malieckal. At the college, the head of the English Department is Dr. Malieckal, who serves as chair. Further down on this page, you’ll find a beautiful reflection that Dr. Malieckal has written about the life of Dr. Askin and her long involvement with the college. You may read it by clicking here.