In Memoriam - Karen Croake Heisler

Author: Stacey Stewart

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FTT mourns the death of our friend and colleague, Karen Heisler. Beloved by generations of students, Karen was a cherished member of the FTT family for more than 25 years.

Karen’s Sports and TV class was legendary, as was her dogged insistence on proper grammar – and  proofreading. As the department internship coordinator, she shepherded countless students through their first experiences in the professional world. When she retired in 2019, FTT renamed the Television Studies Award, given to a graduating senior for outstanding work in television studies, The FTT Karen Croake Heisler Television Studies Award.

There will be a local visitation on Monday, September 27 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at St. Pius X in Granger, as well as a memorial Mass on Tuesday, September 28 at 11:00 am, with visitation prior from 10:00 – 11:00 am.