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Alyce Lorraine Smith

April 29, 2008

Alyce Lorraine Smith, a staff member at Western Michigan University for 22 years, died Nov. 8, 2007, it was recently learned. She was 77.

Smith came to WMU in 1968 and initially served as a secretary in the women's unit of the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. She was later promoted to coordinator of student services for the department and retired in 1990.

Keenly interested in helping students, Smith served informally as a mentor to some, a shoulder to cry on for others and a problem solver for many. She was known for her warm smile and kind heart, and developed many lifelong friends while at the University.

Smith resided in Galesburg, Mich. She was active in 4-H and a past member of the Galesburg Planning Commission.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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