Nadia Shahin died in a hit-and-run car accident in the early
morning hours of November 11, 2005, on her way home from studying
that night at Murray State University, in Indianapolis, Indiana,
where she was to have graduated this December with a masters
degree in TESOL. Nadia Shahin, 62 years old, was the Egyptian-born
mother of three Murray State graduates, and by all accounts was
a very friendly, outgoing, and generous part-time ESL teacher
in the intensive English program at Murray State.
On Wednesday evening, November 16th, there was an overflowing
crowd at Woods Hall Lobby, where family, friends, and university
colleagues gathered to honor Nadia Shahin. The president of
the university spoke at the ceremony.
Sue Sroda, coordinator of the TESOL program at Murray State,
was quoted in the student paper as saying that "it is in
remembering that she stays with us and we understand the
difference one life can make."
A fellow student called Nadia Shahin "a wonderful spirit."
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Report compiled from online news sources
2005 ESL MiniConference Online