In Memoriam of Steve Seum

In Memoriam of Steve Seum Steve and English Studies Department Faculty after graduation December 17, 2017.

The Writing Center experienced a tremendous loss in December 2017 with the unexpected passing of former tutor and recent Lewis graduate, Steven Seum. Steve was a father, a friend, and a writer. He had a great passion for writing because it helped him convey his thoughts, his feelings, and infuse his cynical humor onto the page. Steve was very excited to return to college to study creative and professional writing, always eager to learn all he could to strengthen his writing. Steve’s family said they had never seen a bigger smile on his face than when he walked across the stage on Dec. 17th, 2017 and finally earned the degree he had worked so hard for, a Bachelor’s in English. Steve passed just 12 days later at the young age of 39, leaving behind a wife and two young daughters.

Click here to read Steve’s This I Believe essay, “Collecting Pets,” presented in Spring 2017.

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