WSU sets memorial service for Dengerink



A memorial service for H.A. “Hal” Dengerink will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, on the Washington State University Vancouver campus, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave.

The memorial will be in room 110 of the Dengerink Administration Building. A reception will follow.

Dengerink, the campus’ founding chancellor, died Sept. 14 after battling glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, for nearly two years. He was 68.

At an Aug. 23 reception following Dengerink’s resignation, it was announced that the administration building was being named in his honor.

Dengerink was named the WSU system’s first chancellor emeritus by WSU President Elson S. Floyd.

Those who wish to honor Dengerink can contribute to the H.A. “Hal” and Joan Dengerink Endowed Fellowship. Visit and click on the “Dr. H.A. ‘Hal’ and Joan Dengerink Endowed Fellowship Fund” on the left side of the page.