University Libraries lost a dear Friend when Dr. Lewis K. Shupe passed away on June 26, 2016. One of the early faculty members at Wright State, Lew was dedicated to serving Wright State students, faculty and staff long after his retirement in 1993. Read more about Lew’s dedication to education and the arts on his memorial page.
A celebration of Lew’s life will be held in the Berry Room of the Nutter Center on August 31st at 4:30 p.m. All who knew him are invited to attend and help us remember and honor Lew.
When notable Wright State alum, Eddie McClintock hosted the campaign kickoff banquet for the Rise. Shine. campaign, he shared a story about testing his limits and finding forgiveness from one of his favorite Wright State professors. He was talking about Dr. Shupe.
In addition to his service with the Wright State Retirees Association and the American Rose Society among others, Lew was a dedicated supporter of the University Libraries. After serving several terms on the Friends of the Libraries Board, Lew stayed an active member of the Friends. He was quick to volunteer new ideas and served as an advocate for the University Libraries, the Friends of the Libraries group, and especially Special Collections and Archives, which he often called the “jewel in the crown” of Wright State. Read about Lew’s work with Special Collections and Archives and Digital Services on the Retirees Oral History Project on SC&A’s Out of the Box blog.
Thank you, Lew, for your dedication, service, leadership, teaching and friendship. You are already greatly missed.