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In Memoriam: September 2009

Published: September 15, 2009

Enid V. Blaylock, professor emerita of educational psychology and administration, died June 17 in Lomita, Calif. Trinidadian by birth from the small village of Siparia, Blaylock enrolled at Caribbean Training College, now known as the University of the Southern Caribbean. She migrated to the U.S., where she furthered her studies at Loma Linda University and graduated in 1953 with her B.S. in nursing. In 1960 she received her M.S. from UCLA and, in 1966, her Ph.D. in higher education from USC. Blaylock joined the CSULB faculty in 1966 and retired in 1983.

Roger V. Wetherington, faculty emeritus and Daily 49er advisor, died July 26 at the age of 67. Wetherington graduated with a degree in journalism from Columbia University and began his career with the New York Daily News, first as a copy boy, then as a medical reporter and finally as the Manhattan, Bronx and Staten Island editor. He continued his education at University of Southern California and received his Ph.D. in mass communication/journalism. While earning his doctorate, Wetherington joined CSULB in 1976 as a visiting associate professor, then returned in 1987 as a lecturer. He also served as an advisor for Cal State Northridge’s student newspaperSundial. After leaving CSULB, he joined the faculty at St. John’s University in New York and also worked as a copy editor and national edition editorial writer for the New York Times. From August 2004-June 2005, he was a visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research, which is part of KIMEP, a 3,000-student, English language university in the commercial capital of Almaty. After teaching 60 undergraduate and master’s degree students in journalism and lecturing in the community, he received an award from KIMEP for his efforts on behalf of freedom of the press in Kazakhstan.