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CHUNN II , Dr. Jay Carrington Dr. Jay Carrington Chunn II , a renowned education leader, professor, and author, passed away at his home in Columbia on January 31, 2013. He was 74. Dr. Chunn's illustrious career spanned over 50 years. He held many notable posts, including serving as Dean of Howard University's School of Social Work. At the time of his appointment, he was the youngest dean in Howard University's history at age 34. Among his many honors, Dr. Chunn was a past President of the National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW). He also served as President of Medgar Evers College, City University of New York in Brooklyn, New York; Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research at Alabama A & M University in Normal, Alabama; Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, and most recently, Director and Principal Investigator for the National Center for Health Behavioral Change and Professor for the School of Social Work at Morgan State University. Dr. Chunn authored and edited several books, including Mental Health and People of Color: Curriculum Development and Change, Howard University Press, 1983 and The Survival of Black Children and Youth, Nuclassics and Science, 1974. The last book he edited and co-authored was The Health Behavioral Change Imperative: Theoretical, Educational and Practice Dimensions, 2002, published by Kluwer Academic Press. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jannette Chunn of Columbia; his three children: Dr. Tracey Chunn of Perry Hall; Mr. Jay Chunn III of Upper Marlboro; and Ms. Lauren Chunn, J.D. of Costa Mesa, CA; granddaughter, Ms. Taylor Chunn; sister, Ms. Iona Chunn Smith, as well as a niece, Ms. Celia Smith, both of Cleveland, OH.
The wake will be held on Thursday, February 7 from 5 to 8 pm in the main chapel at Vaughn Greene Funeral Services, 4905 York Road, Baltimore 21212. The funeral service will be held on Friday, February 8. The family hour will begin at 10:30 am and the funeral service will begin at 11 am , both will be held at New Shiloh Baptist Church, 2100 North Monroe Street, Baltimore 21217. Interment will follow immediately at Columbia Memorial Park. Flowers may be sent to Vaughn Greene Funeral Services, 4905 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212.
Published in Baltimore Sun on Feb. 6, 2013
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