Campus Memorial Service May 21
Leroy Joesink-Mandeville, Emeritus Professor
May 14, 2004 :: No. 248
Leroy Joesink-Mandeville, emeritus professor
of anthropology at Cal State Fullerton, died May 8 of heart failure.
He was 69. The recipient of two Fulbright awards, one in
1982 and the second in 1989, the Placentia resident conducted archaeological
fieldwork in search of ancient village remains in Honduras.
A memorial service is scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday,
May 21, in McCarthy Hall, Room 420.
A member of the Cal State Fullerton faculty since
1966 — one year after the Anthropology Department was created
— he served as chair from 1979-1982. From 1981 until his death,
he directed the Yarumela Archaeological Project under the auspices
of the Honduran Institute of Anthropology and History. He also served
as contributing editor of Mesoamerican Archaeology for the Handbook
of Latin American Studies, published in 1976 for the Library of
Congress. He authored dozens of papers and was widely published
in the Journal of New World Archeology.
Joesink-Mandeville earned his bachelor’s degree
from California State University, Sacramento, a master’s degree
from Mexico City College in Mexico City and Ph.D. from Tulane University
While conducting field research in Honduras, several
anthropology students from Cal State Fullerton accompanied him.
He advised upwards of 50 CSUF master’s degree students.
Following his retirement in 1998, he received the
CSUF Anthropology Department’s Anthropological Vision Award
for his commitment to students and his wide-ranging interests. He
will be remembered as a gentle teacher who lectured on a variety
of topics, including archeology, military history, ship-building
and medieval castles, as well as the Olmec, Mayan, Toltec and Aztec
Joesink-Mandeville is survived by his wife, Sylvia.
||Susan Parman, Department of
Anthropology. at 657-278-2844 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Valerie Orleans, Public Affairs, at 657-278-4540
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