[eDebate] [CEDA-L] Matt Grindy

Veronica Guevara veronica_m_barreto
Wed Feb 13 15:01:14 CST 2008





Regina Paulose asked me to forward this to the listserv:


To: veronica_m_barreto at hotmail.comSubject: Can you forward to edebate?Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 14:55:21 -0500From: reginapaulose at aol.comHello everyone,It has been a long time since I have spoken to many of you. I hate to post to the listserv at a time when there was no great news coming from myself. However, as you all know Matt Grindy passed away last night. He was a tremendous spirit to be reckoned with. I had the pleasure of coaching him for my last year involved in debate. Coaching him and the others that year meant a lot to me.We can all sit here and be sad that we lost someone great for our community. But it would be better served if we all carried out what he was passionate about. Recently an article was posted to edebate that Matt had his PHD conferred on him. He believed that this activity, policy debate, meant the world to him, and carrying it on, was important to him because of all the great things that he got from it.So I would ask all of you to remember not only that you are part of a special community and be glad that you have one more round to coach, to judge, or to debate in, but that bringing people IN to this community is just as important so that we continue to grow and evolve as a community.  Now we have one more person in spirirt to help us with this task.
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Veronica M. Guevara
 
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 > From: berchnorto at msn.com> To: Steven.Woods at wwu.edu; dave at miami.edu; edebate at ndtceda.com; ceda-l at ndtceda.com> Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 14:03:33 -0500> Subject: Re: [eDebate] [CEDA-L] Matt Grindy> > I wasn't sure if I was going to tell this story, but Steve's email from > Bellingham made me decide to. Hopefully, it will give people a smile on a > sad day.> > Several years ago, Matt talked to me about perhaps doing a Ph.D. in his > undergraduate major, Political Science. When he told me he'd done his > undergraduate work at Western Washington, I kind of surprised him by telling > him I knew Professors W, X, Y, and Z from being in graduate school together. > He responded by telling me how much he enjoyed Professors W, Y, and Z. I > told him that I'd been closest to Professor X, who had also been a housemate > for 3 years (she was also the toughest of the bunch). He hesitated for just > a second and then said, "Please don't ask Professor X about me. I did the > worst in her class." (a level of honesty that few potential graduate > students would practice).> > Of course, Matt didn't go into political science, and I never talked to any > of them about him. This past summer, I was in Seattle, and Professor X came > down for lunch and a short hike. I told her the story. She said, "He would > have been a great political scientist. I only would have had positive > things to say about him."> > --Neil Berch> West Virginia University> > > >From: "Steven Woods" <Steven.Woods at wwu.edu>> >To: "Steinberg, David L" <dave at miami.edu>, > ><edebate at ndtceda.com>,<ceda-l at ndtceda.com>> >Subject: Re: [CEDA-L] Matt Grindy> >Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 10:34:44 -0800> >> >I had the chance to work with Matt just 1 year at Western. He was the> >nicest and most polite debater I have ever known. There really are no> >words for the loss.> >> >> >> >My condolences to the family and to Matt's team at Florida State.> >> >> >> >I can understand the great void Matt's physical presence brings, but I> >also know that what made Matt great inspires that greatness still in> >those of us lucky enough to have known him.> >> >> >> >Steve> >> >> >> >Dr. Steve Woods> >> >Associate Prof. Communication and Director of Forensics> >> >Western Washington University> >> >> >> >________________________________> >> >From: ceda-l-bounces at www.ndtceda.com> >[mailto:ceda-l-bounces at www.ndtceda.com] On Behalf Of Steinberg, David L> >Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 7:39 AM> >To: edebate at ndtceda.com; ceda-l at ndtceda.com> >Subject: [CEDA-L] Matt Grindy> >> >> >> >Matt Grindy passed away last night. This is from his wife, Amber,> >> >> >> >Our sweet Matt left this world at 9:40 p.m. last night. He is at peace> >and forever free from pain. He will forever be remembered and loved for> >being an amazing man, son, brother, friend, and husband.> >> >Thank you.> >> >Love,> >> >Amber> >> >> >> > > >_______________________________________________> >CEDA-L mailing list> >CEDA-L at www.ndtceda.com> >http://www.ndtceda.com/mailman/listinfo/ceda-l> > > _______________________________________________> eDebate mailing list> eDebate at www.ndtceda.com> http://www.ndtceda.com/mailman/listinfo/edebate
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