'Just Call Me Joe': Joe Crowley campus memorial service set for Jan. 6

Crowley, University's longest-serving president, to be remembered through stories on Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. at JCSU

Among many passions in his life, the late Emeritus President Joe Crowley was a lover of dogs. Here he's pictured with the Crowley family dog, Patsy.


12/18/2017 | By: Staff Report  |

A campus memorial service for Emeritus President Joe Crowley, who passed away last month at age 84, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 6, at 2 p.m. in the Glick Ballrooms of the Joe Crowley Student Union.

Crowley, whose presidency from 1978-2000 was the longest in University history, passed away on Nov. 28.

The memorial service, "Just Call Me Joe: Stories in Celebration of the Life of Joe Crowley," will include several friends and colleagues of Crowley's who will speak about Crowley's life as a family man and husband (he was married to wife Joy for 56 years and all four Crowley children are University graduates), University president, political science professor (Crowley's career began at the University in 1966), and as a national figure who served as president of the NCAA.

Crowley's son, Tim, will serve as master of ceremonies. All four of Crowley's children, Tim, Margaret, Theresa and Neil are also scheduled to speak. The memorial is open to the public. In lieu of flowers, the Crowley family is asking friends and colleagues to consider donating to the Joe and Joy Crowley Scholarship Endowment at the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation, Mail Stop 162, Reno, NV 89557-0162.

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