RIT holds memorial service for murdered adjunct professor
Posted at: 03/05/2013 11:46 PM
The RIT professor found shot to death in Tryon Park last month was remembered by friends and family Tuesday night.
RIT held a memorial for Edline Chun at the Interfaith Chapel in the Student Alumni Union Building.
Chun worked in the university's College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. She was an adjunct professor for two decades, but friends said she spent most of her time giving back to the community.
Members of the RIT community, as well as the public, were invited to share their memories of Chun.
Twyla Cummings, the Senior Associate Dean in the college where Chun worked, told News10NBC what she hoped people would take away from the service.
“Hope that they have some fond memories and remember all the goodness and smile, even though it's a difficult time, that they can walk away with a little bit of peace,” said Cummings.
Chun was discovered in Tyron Park on February 6 by a Monroe County maintenance worker. Rochester police have charged Jerrell Henry and Natalie Johnson with second degree murder in connection with her death. Investigators say the two robbed Chun in her home, then shot her and brought her body to Tryon Park.