In Memory

Alice C. Hersh

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08/26/08 01:40 PM #1    

Katherine Seavey (Bryant)

I was devastated to see Alice Hersh's name (in addition to those of Karen Loube, Rochard Cordtz, and others) on the list of those classmates who have died since we graduated.

While at Whitman, Alice and I were both very active in the French Honor Society, and I will be forever grateful to Alice for introducing me to the Experiment in International Living, a summer exchange program (now part of Word Learning) through which Alice enjoyed a homestay with a French family in Besancon (Alsace-Lorraine) during the summer of 1968, and through which I stayed with a family in Lorient (Brittany) the following year. It was a transformative experience for me, and I have Alice to thank for it.

I just googled Alice's name, and learned that she died suddenly in 1997. She was evidently quite well-known and respected in the field of health services research. "The Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award recognixes scholars early in their careers as health services researchers who show exceptional promise for future contributions. This award commemorates the dedication of Alice Hersh to supporting the next generation of health services reserachers. Ms. Hersh was the founding Executive Director of the Association for Health Services Research (AHSR)."

Qu'elle repose en paix.

Kate Seavey Bryant

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