From: Leila Dabbagh
My sincere condolence for Alice's passing. May you find comfort in the beautiful memories she leaves behind.
From: Mueller Kay
Alice and I shared the same thesis advisor, Jim Dinsmoor, for our Ph.D.’s. I heard her name frequently as a student, always in the most positive way, and was so pleased to meet her much later as Jim’s ex-students got together periodically. Jim is gone now, but he thought the world of Alice. (In fact, I think it was Jim’s opinion of Alice that cleared the way for me to become his student when in my 30’s, as Alice was when she began her Ph.D. program.) Alice was bright and worked hard and became a successful IU faculty member.
Alice was one of the most thoroughly nice people I have ever known. She seemed to approach everyone with kindness, and everything with the expectation that it would be good. At the same time, she could be assertive—always with a big smile—if she needed to insist on something. She was very wrapped up in her family, whom she adored. I know Jim Dinsmoor and his late wife Kay would want to add their own appreciation of Alice and her life.
From: Melinda Neumann
Dara, I was so sorry to hear about your mom's passing when my parents called to tell me. I pray that you and your family will be able to celebrate her life even in the midst of the saddness of her loss.
Know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers at the this time.
MelindaFrom: Gerald Marker
I wish I were able to attend the service for Alice but I’ll have to settle for this response. Alice and I worked together for several years and also co-authored several publications. We also team taught seminars on the topic of educational change.
Alice was a real professional and a wonderful person. Her pleasant, accepting personality, not to mention her knowledge in the field of change, made her a real hit with students as well as her colleagues. I haven’t seen nor heard from Alice for perhaps twenty years but I was saddened to learn of her passing. The human family is a bit less bright without her.
Gerald Marker, Professor Emeritus
From: Linda Gobert Dean
I worked for Wadie for a short time at IU in the late 1970's. (He was so proud of his daughters!) When Alice would occasionally pop into the office, it was like a dose of fresh air and sunshine. She was lovely on the inside and out. Alice was and is a beautiful spirit. I am glad to have known her.From: Stephen Duplantier
In 1970, Alice was my professor of courses in Diffusion and Adoption of Innovations at I.U. That was a long time ago, but what I remember about her is kindness and patience. And although I did not realize it at the time, this oddly-named major field of study has finally come into the forefront of the latest advanced philosophy of Object Oriented Ontology of Graham Harman and Bruno Latour. This long recursive detour goes back to Gabriel Tarde, the French sociologist, who is the intellectual ancestor of Everett Rogers, author of The Diffusion of Innovations, the text we used in Alice's classes. Like most students, I only wish I had paid closer attention to what this wonderful teacher was trying to tell us. And I wish I had known Wadie. Condolences and best wishes to family and friends from Stephen in Costa Rica.From: Bill Manifold
Dara and Layl...I had not heard of your moms passing. I think of her often. Alice and you ladies were a big part of my life in college. I have been a teacher for 33 years and still use some of the models she taught. Hope all is well for you. Love...Bill