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Thaddeus H. Spratlen Celebration of Life

Thaddeus Spratlen

Join us in celebrating Dr. Spratlen’s Legacy

We invite you to share your memories, photographs and gratitude to Dr. Spratlen by contributing to this virtual guestbook.

If you would like to honor Dr. Spratlen’s extraordinary life and work, his family requests that you make a donation to the Thaddeus H. Spratlen Endowed Scholarship for the Consulting and Business Development Center, in lieu of flowers.

Register to attend September 27 and September 28 events – in person or virtual.

Event Programs

Thaddeus H. Spratlen Memorial Tribute

Monday September 27, 3:30-5 pm

UW Foster Memorial Service

3:30 – 4:00 pm Reception
Mark Forehand Chair, Marketing & International Business
Frank Hodge Dean, Michael G. Foster School of Business
Townsand Spratlen Associate Professor, Sociology, Ohio State University
Myrna Varner The PhD Project
Video tributes – American Marketing Association, UW Foster community and Spratlen Legacy winners
Christina Fong Associate Dean for Inclusion & Diversity
Carolina Rodriguez MAP Scholarship Recipient
Naz Dessie Foster BA, Class of 2023
Ndalo Mwamba granddaughter and UW student
Closing Remarks by Mark Forehand
5:00 pm Adjourn to Welcome BBQ for Black Students

Download the Sept 27 Program

Thaddeus H. Spratlen Celebration of Life

Tuesday September 28, 8:30-10:30

University of Washington Kane Hall Rm 220

8:30 – 9:00 am Jazz Prelude
9 – 10:30 am Celebration of Life
Khalfani Mwamba Drumming
Pamela Spratlen Welcome
Patricia Spratlen Etem Poem
Paula Spratlen Mitchell Engagement
Gayle Robinson Remembering Papa Spratlen
Townsand Price Spratlen Acapella performance
Elise Y. Etem Video Tribute
Paul Merriman WWU alumni student
Diane Martin MAP & Diversity Initiatives
Robiel Isaac Spratlen Awardee
Michael Verchot Consulting & Business Development Center
Pamela Spratlen UW President Introduction
Ana Mari Cauce UW President
Emerson Albert Spratlen Etem, Elise Y. Etem, Martin Alexander Spratlen Etem, Thaddeus Elbert Mitchell Family Generational Legacy
Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway Come Ye Disconsolate
10:30 am Drumming Processional performed by Khalfani Mwamba

Reception to follow at Foster School of Business (Paccar Hall/Denny Yard)

With deep appreciation to these communities: UW Foster, CBDC, & OMAD, former colleagues, students & awardees, Mary Mahoney PNO, & the Celebration of Life family planning team.

Download the Sept 28 Program

Learn more about Dr. Spratlen’s Legacy and Impact
The Foster School honors Thaddeus Spratlen

Thaddeus H. Spratlen: Scholar and Philanthropist Generating Economic Change in Black America – Black Past article authored by Faculty Emeritus Bill Bradford

Purchase Journey Up from Down South, Dr. Spratlen’s memoir published in 2021