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Sunday, May 31, 2020

From the Editor

Letter from the editor: Farewell to more than a legacy


Cougars, we’ve done our fair share of celebrating this past week. There were numerous activities held throughout the New University Center as a result of ribbon-cutting ceremonies, open houses and memorials. As a Daily Cougar family, we held a special celebration in our home at the Center for Student Media for our advertising manager Delores Crawford, who retired Friday. Crawford has been with The Daily Cougar for 12 years, and in those years, she’s sold millions of dollars in advertisements for the newspaper. That’s not just a lot of money, but a lot of time Crawford has invested in our newspaper.

At the retirement party, many faculty and staff were in attendance, such as Vice President for Community Relations and Institutional Access Elwyn Lee, who said Crawford’s initials exemplify dedication and creativity, symbolizing The Daily Cougar. As a staff, we’d never thought of it that way, but it’s true. Crawford is The Daily Cougar. She worked long hours, even when she was sick, stayed persistent with clients and trained students to be prepared for jobs after graduation. She never worked a day in her life because what she did wasn’t work; it was a labor of love, and not many can say that. Seeing her go was a bittersweet moment for our staff, but it was delightful for her family, who will now regain the time we once spent with her in our office. She’s left her legacy at the Cougar, and we will hold it dear to our hearts.

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