Warner Loses Friend and Colleague Frank Beltran

After a long battle with cancer, Warner doctoral student Frank Beltran passed away on December 26, at the age of 36. He had been an active and cherished member in the Warner community for the past 18 months while he pursued his dream of earning an Ed.D. in higher education.

Frank earned the respect of his professors, the staff, and his fellow classmates, and he developed deep friendships with many at the Warner School.

“Less than three weeks before his death, Frank, with his usual confidence, stood in front of the Program Evaluation course and shared his piece of his group’s final project, offered his thoughts and reflections in the Entrepreneurs in Education class, taught his classes at SUNY Brockport, and like everyone else worried about getting his own papers and those of his students done on time,” said Judi Fonzi, associate professor and director of the Warner Center. “In the last two weeks, while in the hospital in great physical and emotional pain, he maintained his commitment to his studies and the Warner School community.”

Friends and colleagues attended a remembrance gathering on January 20 at the Interfaith Chapel to celebrate Frank’s life and share their memories of him. He will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him.

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