Memory Book
Donald J Dunn
November 09, 1945 - January 05, 2008

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 7:48 PM

I first met Don in 1991 when I was applying for a faculty position at Western New England College School of Law. He impressed me from the very first meeting as a genuine person who was good hearted and straight forward. After becoming a faculty member at WNEC I frequently sought his wise counsel as I thought through various professional dilemmas. I always trusted him to give me honest advice, even when he was telling me something I didn't want to hear. I wasn't the only person who found Don to be a trusted advisor. When our faculty was enduring a serious schism in the mid 1990s we naturally turned to Don to be our dean. He was the only person everyone trusted. He was the "honest broker" that could relate to everyone. Without his efforts the law school might have careened out of control, but he kept it together throught he force of his personality, his wise judgment and his commitment to the school. I've always admired him for those qualities. He was, indeed, a quality guy and I'll miss him very much.
Eric Gouvin (Longmeadow, MA)

Thursday, February 28, 2008 5:46 PM

Thank you for your support and guidance Dean Dunn. Your presence at the law school during my time at the law school always brought me confidence. Your friendly, kind and welcoming demeanor brought me strength and reassured me. You provided me the opportunity to enjoy my law school career in many ways, you encouraged me to flourish in public interest law and have contributed to my life in many ways. I will remain indebted to you and offer my sincerest condolences to your family and loved ones.
Cynthia Carrasco (National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, NV)

Sunday, February 24, 2008 9:23 PM

Although I did not have many personal experiences with Dean Dunn, he has had a huge impact on my career. If it were not for him, I would not be able to say I went to an ABA accredited law school. I am also grateful to him for taking time out of his busy schedule to meet with me personally, during my third year at La Verne.

Our community has lost a valuable person.
Candice Garcia (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 6:44 PM

I met Don the day we registered in the first grade. We attended elementary, jr. high, high school, jr. college and The University of Texas together. We were life long friends.
When I returned from Viet Nam in 1969, he drove from Austin to Tyler to see me. He asked what my plans were. I said that I didn't know. He remarked, "Do you remember when we were boys, we always talked about going to Texas?"
I sold everything that I owned and bought a bus ticket to Austin.
A Bachelor's and Master's Degree later from Texas, my life changed because of my friend, Don.
Don was a great athlete in football, basketball and baseball. I have so many fond memories, from our youth, that we shared.
When he became sick, I called him everyday.
Glenn R Malone (Tyler, TX)

Thursday, January 17, 2008 9:48 PM

Supporting the San Bernardino County Bar, Dean Don encouraged faculty and students to join and participate. Leading ULV to higher standards, he maintained and shared his humor and humility.

We appreciate his service and example
Allen Turner, Esq. Former Exec Dir. SBCBA (San Antonio Tlayacapan, Chapala, Jalisco Mexico)

Thursday, January 17, 2008 2:22 PM

I was very sad to hear the news. Dean Dunn had open door policy and really cared for students. After my 1st year as a part-time student, had he not intervened, I could never finish my JD. He batted for me and I will be always Thankful to him for rest of my life. Without him, University of La Verne probably could not have got an ABA accreditation. May his soul rest in peace!
Yogesh Tendulkar (Walnut, CA)

Thursday, January 17, 2008 10:40 AM

I had the privilege of knowing Don Dunn for about twenty years. I was also fortunate to work with him on the Fundamentals. Don was always a true professional and colleague plus a delight to know. He will be missed in the legal profession. I also want to send my condolences to his family.

Mary Ann Nelson
University of Iowa Law Library
Mary Ann Nelson (Iowa City, IA)

Monday, January 14, 2008 4:06 PM

Dean Dunn was a wonderful & delightful person, he always had a smile on his face and a few words of encouragement to get you through the day! He will be greatly missed!
Tara Durbin (Riverside, CA)

Saturday, January 12, 2008 8:18 PM

I was saddened to hear of Dean Dunn’s recent passing. He was a warm and kindhearted individual whose hello was always accompanied by a smile. He was and will continue to be a source of inspiration for many. Rest in Peace Dean Dunn.
Lucio Leon (Redondo Beach, CA)

Saturday, January 12, 2008 11:48 AM

In addition to being a terrific teacher and administrator, Don had a great sense of humor and a love for trivia. Those of us who were lucky enough to have taught Legal Analysis and Writing with him laughed with him during every one of our weekly meetings. He often found some bit of trivia to make our assignments more interesting and fun for students. When one assignment included the case of Namath v. Sports Illustrated, Don found the magazine cover that caused the lawsuit and a videoclip of "Broadway Joe's" pantyhose commercial. His excitement about teaching was contagious. He was funny, warm, and kind, and we will miss him.
Kathy Garcia (Ontario, CA)
[1]   2   3   4  
About Us | FAQ | Take a Tour | Create a Memorial Website | Pricing | Contact Us |