Regent Emerita and Former Dean of the College Marie McNeff, 1937-2013

Dear Members of the Augsburg Community:

This morning we learned that Dr. Marie McNeff passed away after a yearlong battle with cancer. Marie was a faculty member and an academic leader at Augsburg. Her faithful and dedicated service to the College will be long remembered and greatly missed.

Marie’s ties to Augsburg College span more than four decades. She joined our faculty in 1968 as a member of our Education Department. In 1995, Marie moved into the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College. More recently, Marie has served as a member of the Augsburg Board of Regents, shaping what Augsburg is today and what it will be for years to come.

As an educator, leader, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Marie was deeply committed to the vision for the Center for Science, Business, and Religion. The McNeff family has asked that memorial gifts be directed toward this project at Augsburg College.

A memorial service followed by a reception will be held at Augsburg College on Saturday, September 14, at 10 a.m., in the Hoversten Chapel. We will post information about the service in Amail and on the Inside Augsburg calendar so that members of our community may share the information with others.

We hold Marie’s husband Larry, son Clayton ’91, daughter-in-law Denise ’94, and all who knew Marie in our thoughts and prayers.


Paul C. Pribbenow

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