AGNES LOUARD
LOUARD--Agnes A. Social Work Educator, age 96, died peacefully at home in New York City on March 28, 2018. Born: Savannah, GA. Education: University of Pennsylvania (BA '44), Fiske (MA '45), Columbia School of Social Work (MSW '48). Retired Associate Professor CSSW (1962 -1992), Outstanding Teacher Award (1993), Alumni Medal (1998). New York State Gubernatorial Appointee to shape and launch Head Start nationwide. Agnes is survived by her children, Rita, Diane, Ken; grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, V. Benjamin Louard. Funeral: April 10, 10:30am at The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave., NYC. In lieu of flowers, please donate to: Louard Scholarship Fund: https://socialwork.givenow.columbia.edu/#.
Published by New York Times on Apr. 6, 2018.
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Agnes was a strong and independent voice for reason, for mercy, and for justice. She knew her mind, and this confidence, I think, was an important factor in her deep capacity for empathy enabling her to bridge social divides with insight and grace. As an advisor she was more than supportive; she was resourceful and challenging, too. Her acceptance and humor, along with the above traits, have had a real influence on my life.
Kay Stewart
April 11, 2018
So sorry for your loss, may aching hearts be comforted by prayers, memories, and the promise of our Heavenly Father to erase the effects of sin and death, making eternal life in paradise possible. John :3:16
April 10, 2018
She was one of my mentors at CUSSW along with Dr. James Hackshaw. Elegant, articulate and exceptionally smart, she helped me navigate a graduate experience that would later encourage me to apply to med school and get accepted. She was also the godmother of one of my favorite authors, the late Bebe Campbell Moore. I could speak volumes about the wonders of Prof. Louard. RIP, dear angel. You have certainly earned your wings.
Linda Burke-Galloway, MD MS
April 6, 2018
Grateful for her years of service and contribution to Columbia University School of Social Work
John Robertson
April 6, 2018
My deepest sympathy for the family and friends for the loss of your loved one. May God give you the strength and the peace so that you may stay strong.
EB
April 6, 2018
Please accept my sympathy. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4: 14 can bring comfort to you knowing that there is hope for your love one that passed on in death.
MV
April 6, 2018
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