In memoriam: Ellen Maurer

Dorothy “Ellen” Allbeck Maurer, who enjoyed a vibrant career as a teacher, writer, editor, photographer, and international science communications consultant, passed away on June 11, 2017 of congestive heart failure.

Ellen held a number of roles at CALS over the years. She was a publications editor in the Department of Agricultural Journalism (now Life Sciences Communication) and taught courses in news and feature writing. From 1995 until her retirement in 2005, she worked as a CALS senior university relations specialist, developing information campaigns–including stories, events, exhibits and publications–for prospective students, alumni, stakeholders and the general public.

She received the college’s Academic Staff Service Award in 2005.

A Service of Celebration for the life of Ellen A. Maurer will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ, 1501 Gilbert Rd., Madison, WI 53711. A gathering in the Friendship Hall will follow the Service.

Read Ellen’s full obituary.