A good friend and great colleague, Professor William Green, passed away on Monday, January 26, 2010. He was on Active Duty as a Naval Officer who had been called to duty in January 2009.
Prof. Green came to CSUSB in 1995. We worked closely together for the succeeding 15 years in developing the National Security Studies program. He brought a great deal of energy and enthusiasm, and helped us develop our fields of intelligence and Eurasian security studies. In fact, it is fair to say that without his hard work over the years, we would not be as successful with the CSU ACE grant. He substituted for me at the first Summer Seminar on Intelligence sponsored by the ODNI. His annual student-led, mock competitive National Intelligence Estimate exercises have been a feature of our annual Intelligence Colloquium. He also contributed to developing the curriculum for our annual High School Summer Institute, held at CSU Long Beach in June.
Professor Green will be remembered for being an outstanding teacher and great colleague. He was recognized by the university for his skill in the classroom by winning the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching for AY 2007-2008. He was innovative in developing new courses, having taught over fifteen different classes and seminars in our undergraduate and graduate programs. He will also be remembered, and missed, by the many alumni who have gone on to careers in the field of national security, many of whom I’ve heard from in the last few days.
Semper Fidelis, and Anchors Away, Bill.
The University memorial service of Dr. William C. Green
Dear CSUSB Community, Our University lost a great friend, teacher, and colleague. Please join us as we honor the life and memory of Dr. William C. Green. The University memorial service, with reception following, will be on Friday, February 26 at noon in the Santos Manuel Student Union Events Center on the campus of California State University, San Bernardino.
For our off-campus guests, parking has been arranged for this event. Please stop and pick up a pass at the Parking Kiosk, located at the main campus entrance from University Parkway.
For more information please contact Marilyn Gareis in the Department of Political Science at 909-537-5535 or email@example.com .
Funeral arrangements for Dr William C. Green have been set
Monday, February 8th: the Service for the Departed (funeral proper) begins at 7:00 PM, at St Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church, 20340 East Covina Boulevard, Covina, CA. This will be followed by a meal hosted by the faithful of Bill Green's church, St Peter the Apostle parish, in the social hall at St Nectarios Church.
Tuesday, February 9th: the Divine Liturgy begins at 8:30 AM. After a brief dismissal, the funeral procession will commence to the place of burial. We plan on departing from St Nektarios Church at no later than 10:45 AM. Dr Green will be buried at El Camino Cemetery, 5600 Carroll Canyon Road, San Diego, CA. The grave-side service of interment and military honors begins at about 2:30 PM, depending upon the time needed for travel. The mercy meal following the burial will take place at Christ Episcopal Church, 1114 9th Street, Coronado, CA, at about 4 PM. Eulogies may be given at the mercy meal. All are welcome to attend all of the services.
The family asks that memorial donations be directed to St Peter the Apostle Building Fund, 464 E. Bonita Ave, San Dimas, CA 91773. Please write "in memoriam Bill Green" on the memo line.
It is our Orthodox custom also to observe a special memorial service on the 40th day after death. Bill Green's 40th day memorial service will take place at his home parish, St Peter the Apostle Antiochian Orthodox Church, 464 E. Bonita Ave, San Dimas, CA, on Saturday, March 6th, at 8:30 AM.