In Memoriam


Throughout the years, the College Language Association have lost many valuable members--individuals whose commitment to education and to the study of language, literature, and culture has inspired us all. Though it is impossible to catalogue all who have gone on to be with the ancestors, we recognize their service with a memorial moment at the Business Meeting of the annual CLA convention, and we strive to honor all of their lives and legacies in the work that we do through the College Language Association each and every day. The obituaries provided below are just a few of the members who have blessed our ranks, starting in 2017 when we began cataloguing that information on the CLA website. To read more about their lives, please click on their names for a full obituary. If there is a name of a CLA member you would like to add to this list, please reach out to the Public Relations Director.


Miriam DeCosta-Willis


Yvonne McIntosh - Obituary

Yvonne E. McIntosh


James Coleman - Obituary
James W. Coleman

Gregory Hampton Obituary - Elkridge, MD

Gregory J. Hampton

Marva Stewart - Obituary

Marva Stewart

Dr Tiffany Austin  April 26 1975  June 23 2018 (age 43)

Tiffany U. Austin


J. Lee Greene