Resolution In Memory of Senator Emily Couric, Champion of Public Education, 1947-2001
Resolution Number 2001-37
October 22, 2001
WHEREAS, Senator Emily Couric, a member of the Virginia Senate since 1996 and a stalwart in support of public education throughout her life, died on October 18, 2001; and
WHEREAS, Senator Couric is fondly remembered as a great champion for the cause of public education and as one who rose to the highest levels of influence, yet whose love for her fellow citizens made her a professional of unparalleled compassion and dignity; and
WHEREAS, Senator Couric leaves a widely known and highly respected legacy of service leading to improved programs of instruction in Virginia’s public schools, all of which will have a lasting and positive impact on young people for generations to come; and
WHEREAS, Senator Couric’s tireless work to apply her considerable gifts of heart and mind to provide steady, reasoned leadership calls forth warm respect from all persons dedicating their careers to the interest of the young people of the Commonwealth;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the members of the Board of Education salute the memory of Senator Emily Couric and extend their sincere sympathy to her husband, her children, and her family;
Be It Further Resolved that the members of the Board of Education express their respect and admiration for the life and work of Senator Emily Couric, whose service to her fellow citizens, especially to the young people of Virginia, brings honor to her family and to all associated with her memory.
Adopted in Staunton, Virginia, This Twenty-second Day of October in the Year 2001.
Kirk T. Schroder, President
Board of Education
Adopted in the Minutes of the Virginia Board of Education
October 22, 2001