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Jon Winterton, PhD, 1940-2013

Jon Winterton, PhD, 1940-2013

Jon Winterton with former Dean Dan Howard at his retirement celebration in 2011

Jon Winterton, retired Emeritus Associate Professor in the Department of Communications and then in Sociology, passed away last week.  Winteron was a CU employee from 1969-2010.

On the occasion of his retirement Danny Martinez said of Winterton, “In 1990, Jon, in keeping with is strong sense of social responsibility and egalitarian philosophy of education, conceived of a highly innovative approach to motivating non college-bound, underrepresented high school students to go on to college.  He was convinced that the best way to motivate these students was to give them an early exposure to college by having them take courses in the safe and supportive environment of their own high school. Jon came to me for assistance in developing the administrative infrastructure for what became known as the CU Succeed Program.  It was entirely because of Jon that 17 of the 19 students in the [first] class went on to college within a year after graduating from high school.”

Services will be held on Sunday, October 13th, and more information will be sent via email to faculty and staff as it is received. For more information contact Rachel M. Gallegos, Sociology Program Assistant, at 303-315-2148

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