April 5, 2001
Lauren Hughes, associate director of the Groundwater Education in Michigan Regional Center, died March 13 after a long illness. She was 50.
Hughes was an alumna of WMU, having received a bachelor's degree in biology in 1985 and a master's degree in hydrogeology in 1995. Prior to joining WMU, she worked at Upjohn Company Labs. A memorial service was held March 16. Donations may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society.