I LEARNT with nice unhappiness of the passing of The Star’s Training editor Karen Chapman. I’m the curricular senior assistant at a faculty in Negri Sembilan and I’m immensely indebted to her for the articles she wrote about my college prior to now six years.
All of the information clippings are nonetheless displayed on the varsity discover board and college students have learn them through the years Every time I e-mailed her about something education-related, Karen would promptly reply inside 48 hours regardless of her heavy workload as an editor. Her replies had been all the time well mannered and sincere.
It got here as a shock to me as I flipped by means of my Sunday Star to find that she had died because of pneumonia on the comparatively younger age of 49. We academics who knew her will all the time keep in mind her in addition to her loss of life, coming because it did on Instructor’s Day, Could 16. It was certainly touching to learn the glowing tributes from her colleagues at The Star and former colleagues at The Solar.
It’s my hope and prayer that her workers at The Star’s Training desk will keep on with Karen’s good work to maintain her schooling legacy going for the good thing about hundreds of readers like me for years to return.
Farewell, Karen, and should your pricey soul relaxation in peace.
Dr JOSEPHINE ONG KUI HUA