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Brandman University teacher placement coordinator, Henry Grennan, passes

May 05, 2017
Henry Grennan

Henry Grennan

Brandman University mourns the loss of one of the School of Education team members. Henry Grennan, 80, died on Monday, May 1, after battling cancer. Grennan, who advocated for education and parks in Santa Maria, was the teacher placement coordinator and worked at the Santa Maria campuses for more than a decade.

“Our Brandman School of Education family is saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague, Henry Grennan. Henry provided sage guidance and mentoring to Chapman/Brandman teaching credential candidates in the Santa Maria Valley for decades. His contributions not only made a lasting impression on these educators but significantly impacted the educational community on the whole as well. He will be greatly missed,” said Dr. Christine Zeppos, dean of Brandman University’s School of Education.

“Henry was such a positive influence on so many Chapman/Brandman credential students for the many years he worked for the university. His unwavering and enthusiastic support of education in the Santa Maria Valley and beyond contributed to our students’ success in the teaching profession. He was a wonderful colleague to all of us, and his legacy will live on throughout our local education communities,” said Patricia Graham, Brandman’s Santa Maria Valley campus director.

Grennan leaves behind his wife Beverly, five children and grandchildren. Read more about the life and contributions of Henry Grennan here. Send condolences to his family at 1314 Emerald Way, Santa Maria, CA 93454.

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