September 12, 2012
Contact: Jen Boyer
Public Information Officer: Media Relations & Social Media
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Kirkland, Wash.: Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWIT) will hold a public memorial honoring the life and accomplishments of college president Dr. David Woodall at 11 a.m., Sept. 27, 2012, in the LWIT Library. Dr. Woodall passed away from an apparent heart attack on Sept. 3, 2012.
Dr. David Woodall
"Dr. Woodall cared deeply for our college family, the community, our business partners, and, above all, our students," said LWIT Board of Trustees Chair Bruce J. Reid. "We planned this service around the first week of the fall quarter as it would only be fitting that our students be offered the opportunity to join our faculty, staff, and surrounding community in celebrating Dr. Woodall's life."
As Dr. Woodall believed passionately in involving LWIT students at every turn, students from LWIT's Funeral Service Education, Environmental Horticulture, Culinary Arts, and Multimedia Design & Production programs are planning and conducting the service.
For information and directions, please visit lwtech.edu/Woodall.
Additionally, the Lake Washington College Foundation created the Dr. David Woodall Vision Fund for those wishing to make a donation in Dr. Woodall's name. The Foundation's decision to create and name this fund stems directly from Dr. Woodall's passionate vision for the college, community, and LWIT students. Money in this fund will be used to help realize those visions he shared with us, including increasing scholarship support for LWIT students.
To donate, please visit the Foundation's website at lwtech.edu/Foundation and click on 'Donate.' Once on the donation page, type in "The Dr. David Woodall Vision Fund" in the 'Purpose' box and the donation will go toward that fund.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWIT) is a broad-based polytechnic college offering instruction in 36 areas of instruction toward a spectrum of more than 100 bachelor and associate level degrees and certificates designed to give students the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today's workplace. Founded in 1949, LWIT offers hands-on, real-world training in manufacturing, transportation, energy, business, allied health, computer and information systems, food and hospitality, and health and fitness. For information and news about LWIT programs, please visit lwtech.edu/press_room.