A campus memorial celebration and reception for Dr. Patricia Howe will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, in the Great Room (Room 100) of McNeely Hall on the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas.

All are invited to attend.

Dr. Patricia Howe

Howe, a member of the university’s History Department since 1990, died of pancreatic cancer on Jan. 13 at a hospice in North Carolina. She was 71.

Originally from Washington, D.C., she earned her undergraduate degree at The College of William and Mary, her master’s at the University of Hawaii, and her doctorate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before coming to St. Thomas, she taught at North Carolina State University and Salem College. She is the author of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Era.

The dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Terry Langan, said of Howe: “Her students knew her as a dedicated professor who maintained high standards and who helped them to attain those standards. Her history colleagues recognized her as an accomplished scholar of European history and, in particular, French history.”

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, and is survived by her daughter, Kari, and two grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be given to the Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607, or to the University of St. Thomas’ History Department Scholarship Fund, History Department #JRC 431, University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105.

Obituaries may be found here and in Bulletin Today.