Dick and Linda, We just learned of Dick's fathers death and wanted to express our sympathy to you. We cherish our memories of getting to know you on the Nile River and seeing you at Myers Park from time to time. We know you were so proud of Dick, Sr. May your thoughts and memories stay with you as you share your faith with others.
Blessings to you,
Tom & LaVon Sigmon
My first full-time job was at Central Piedmont where I provided back up support for the Office of the President. I always admired Dr. Hagemeyer and his work at CPCC. Praying that your memories and God's love will bring you comfort now and in the future.
To the family of Mr. Richard Hagemeyer Sr.: I am extremely sorry for your lost. I myself have gone through a death in the family and I can definitely say it is not an easy thing. What gave me comfort though was revalation chapter 22 where it talks about a time when there will be no sickness or death or any pain and we will be able to see our loved ones again. I hope this will be of some comfort to you all during this hard and difficult time.
The loss of a loved one is always devastating, and although I Do not know you I am still sorrowed by your loss. Unfortunately, we are all faced with the loss of a family member or someone we know.
My family and I offer our deepest sympathies.
Jinny: John and I have been out of town for the holidays and just returned Sunday to learn of Dick's death. We wanted you to know that we are so sorry to hear of your loss and that we were unable to attend the funeral. Dad does not know of Dick's passing. I am having lunch with him today and will tell him. Love Susan Schatz McClave
Jinny, I share in your pain in the absent of Dr. Hagemeyer. Know that if there is any thing that I can do for you in the future please let me know.
Dr. Hagemeyer was a role model to many of us. As a student and as an employee at CPCC, I admired him and always aspired to be a little like him at some point. I am so honored to have spent time with him and I am glad I was able to help in creating the history album for him and the family.
My prayers are with all of you.
Dr. Maha Gingrich
Dick, Our prayers are with you, Linda and your entire family.
Dick and Linda,
Our deepest sympathies are with you all at this time. I know he will be missed greatly by you all and the grand children. May God give you peace and blessings at this difficult time.
Jinny, You and Dick have been a valued friend and neighbor to my parents for so many years. I am so sorry to hear of our loss. Sincerely, Ann & Fred Lekson's daughter- Mary K Hudome and Family
Dear Dick & Linda, we never ceased to thank God for having crossed our pathways with Dr. Richard Hagemeyer & Janet. The key to the most successful English as a Second Language Program was in the hands of him, as President of CPCC. Soon that Program was the third largest in the USA. Through CPCC and with the President's support we also became a success story in the City, State and the USA!
May God comfort all of us!
Zilda & William DePaula
I remember fondly the years shortly after Dick's retirement. He was so generous with advice and wise with insight - a great help to me at that early staqe of my career in higher education. But it's most warmly that I remember those early years of the Charlotte Hornets. Our season tickets were side by side so we got to know you and the family as we cheered on Dell, Mugsy, Larry, etc. When he wasn't at a game I knew he was traveling to some exotic place - like those in this wonderful slideshow - and I anxiously awaited the next game to hear all about it. Dick was a great yet gentle man; a true visionary yet a humble leader. We are all diminished by his loss - but better for having had him among us.
With warmest regards and deepest sympathy,
Wishing you time's peace and love's memories.
Love & Prayers,
Bill and Jacqui Claypool
Jinny, May the Holy Spirit provide comfort to you and your family during this time of loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if you need anything.
Linda and Dick, We were sorry to hear about Dr. Hagemeyer's death. I know you will miss him very much and we will continue to think of you during this time. Sincerely, Phyllis and Bob
AS A STUDENT AT CPCC MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE HAGEMEYER FAMILY.GOD BLESS YOU ALL.C.MOORE CHARLOTTE
Jinny, my heart, thoughts, and prayers for comfort are for you during this difficult time. Ann Mudge
Dick and Linda -- your Dad helped a lot folks through CPCC -- like my Mom who never got to go college but whe DID study Russian at CPCC when she was in her 60s.
Russ Robinson South Mecklenburg 1965
Barbara Helms Robinson South Mecklenburg 1966
Dick and Linda, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
I am very sorry for the loss of you dear loved one. You have my deepest sympathies. May the "God that supplies comfort and endurance" be with your family at this difficult time.
— A Williams, charlotte, North Carolina
Dick and family:
Not only do Brenda and I cherish our friendship with you, Linda and family, but your father was a great source of help to my father, Ray Craig, in the founding of Gaston College in Dallas, NC in the mid 60's. Dad was first Board Chair at Gaston and spent countless hours to make the school happen. Along with Bill Friday they gave great guidance to the Gaston founders.
I know you shared your father with many people thru his career to make CPCC a school for all.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you celebrate his long life of service.
Love to you and the family ---What a tremendous honor for me to be given the only television interview with dr. Hagemeyer years after his retirement. What a man---what a story.
I worked at CPCC in the early '70s. Dr. Hagemeyer did so much for community college growth in this county. He was a fine man. It is wonderful you had him for so many years.
Dick, Jr, my prayers are with you & your family during this time. Trust in the Lord & He will help you deal with your loss. God Bless.
I worked in the North Carolina Community College System for many of the years that Dr. Hagemeyer served as president of CPCC. He was respected and admired for the leadership and innovation that he brought to the flagship institution in the NC Comm. College System. Many of us at other NC Comm. Colleges learned much from the innovation that took place during his tenure at CPCC. He is missed but his foot prints remain for others to follow. Bill Davis
I enrolled in CPCC in 1980 after relocation to the queen city and needed training since i was a single mom and desired a better life. Dr, Hagemeyer stopped me on campus frequently and inquired about my progress. What a testament to compassion about others. He was a real gem. always enjoyed conversing
with him and seeing him stroll the grounds
knowing he was sincere about the needs of others.
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Beth & Jack,
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dick Hagemeyer was one of the great community college presidents of his time. He cobbled together an industrial center and a junior college into Central Piedmont Community College which became, under his leadership, the flagship community college on the Eastern Coast. His greatest talent was identifying great leaders, and CPCC was blessed with the likes of Bill McIntosh, Mel Gay, Tom Griffin, David Hunter, and Margaret Hobbs. I always thought of CPCC as my second home. When Ruth Shaw replaced Dick I gave her inaugural address; I was the dissertation chair for the current president, Tony Zeiss. I miss CPCC and will long remember and greatly admire Dick Hagemeyer and the great group of colleagues he brought together in this Carolina Camelot.
Terry O'Banion, President Emeritus, League for Innovation in the Community College
Our heartfelt sympathy to Aunt Jinny and family. In our hearts and prayers. Love John & Kim