In Memorian

In Memorian

Howard H. Earle, (Emeritus, Criminal Justice, 1975-1993), died of cancer at the age of 66. Earle, who had an illustrious career in law enforcement, received his bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees from USC. A Sheriff’s Department deputy, he rose rapidly through the ranks, becoming Assistant Sheriff in 1972. He joined the Criminal Justice Department in 1975, subsequently serving as chair. He authored three textbooks and was an international consultant in his field. In 1993 he was a delegate to the Beijing International Police Science Research Exchange Program. He is survived by his daughter, Debra, sons Lawrence and Brad, stepson Dean, and seven grandchildren.

Jessie Gustafson, (Emerita, Business and Economics, 1952-67) died on July 16 at the age of 95. She joined the Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts and Sciences faculty in 1952. Gustafson organized the Department of Business Education and served as its first chair, laying the groundwork for one of California’s outstanding business education programs.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics at USC, she taught at Fullerton Junior College and managed the student branch of Security National Bank. Gustafson found banking and teaching so challenging that she remained at Fullerton at 13 years. She completed her doctorate at UCLA in 1952 and came to CSLA, where she remained until her retirement in 1967.

Elise S. Hahn, a professor of Speech Pathology in the (then) Dept. of Speech Communication and Drama, 1963-77, died at the age of 84. She taught at UCLA for 18 years, retiring in 1980. She was president of the Speech Association of America, receiving national and state awards. She received a B.A. from UCLA, M.A. from Wayne University and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. She is survived by her longtime companion Laurie Schumann, her son Eugene, and three grandchildren.

Carolyn Johnson (Sociology) passed away on November 18, 1995. She had been a secretary with the Department of Physics and Astronomy since August 1987, prior to joining Sociology in 1994. She is remembered by students, faculty and staff as a sincere and compassionate human being whose courage helped her remain conscientious and dedicated to her work in spite of her illness.

Dan Rankin (Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering) passed away in December 1995. He joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty in September 1960 after a long and distinguished career in industry. In 1977 he retired after 17 years of distinguished service. He continued to teach part-time through 1980. Rankin served two terms as chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department, 1965 -1970. He is survived by his wife Lola.