Death of Terry “T.J.” Morrison

Posted on October 10th, 2015 by

TJPresident Bergman wrote the following to the Gustavus faculty, students and staff:

I am saddened to share the news that Terry Morrison, professor of math, computer science, and statistics, has died after a short and courageous battle with cancer.

T.J., as he was fondly called by students and colleagues, began teaching at the College in 1978. He was selected by students as the winner of the Swenson-Bunn Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence in 1998. Described by colleagues as “the rock of the MCS department” and “extremely supportive of his students,” Terry was known for his ability to unite his passion for theory with the skill set necessary to teach complex concepts to generations of Gustavus students. He was instrumental in the creation of the computer science major at Gustavus and spent time as a faculty member at the University of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.

Terry is survived by his wife Kathy, daughters Cheri and Gedam, and three grandchildren. A memorial service will take place in Christ Chapel at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15.

Please join me in expressing sorrow for the family’s loss and gratitude for Terry’s years of dedicated service to the College and its students.

[Update: a more complete obituary is available on the funeral home website.]


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