Asst. Prof. Mary Joan Therese Valera-Kourdache (1969-2023)

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Assistant Professor Mary Joan Therese Valera-Kourdache, one of the gentlest souls in our College community. She departed this world today, leaving behind a legacy of kindness and wisdom.

Joan was a beloved teacher who touched the hearts of students and colleagues alike. Her gentle spirit and unwavering dedication to education made her a cherished member of our family.

Joan’s impact extended far beyond the classroom but also to the communities that she had served. Her memory will forever resonate in the minds of those she taught and worked with, and her legacy as a nurturing educator will continue to inspire us.

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