CSUN Faculty Member Laurie Cartwright
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In Memoriam: CDS Faculty Member, Laurie Cartwright

January 5, 2024

With heavy hearts, the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences (CDS) shared via Instagram about the passing of beloved faculty member, Ms Laurie Cartwright, (’70, Cred. ’92, M.S. ’92)  Communication Disorders and Sciences). Cartwright served as an instructor, Clinical Supervisor, and Speech Language Pathologist, and had served as an Alumni Chapter representative.

Cartwright began working in the department as a Supervisor/Preceptor in the Language, Speech and Hearing Center in Fall 2003.  As a graduate student in the Program, she was a Clinic Assistant in 1991 and 1992 for the Early Intervention Program before she graduated with her Master’s Degree.

The department expressed that, “Ms. Cartwright’s commitment to education and her dedication to giving back to the community have left an enduring imprint on the CDS family. She was not only a mentor but also a cherished colleague and friend to many. Her absence will be deeply felt and her legacy of compassion and expertise will be fondly remembered.”

Cartwright was among several CSUN Alumni Chapter representatives honored at the 2012 CSUN Volunteer Service Awards Luncheon.

Cartwright’s family members shared the following:

“We never imagined we would have to make this post and are devastated to announce that our beloved Laurie Sanson Cartwright passed away on December 15, 2023 after a brief battle with blood cancer. Laurie was passionate about giving back to her community and supporting the performing arts in every way imaginable. Her presence is sorely missed and her loss is deeply felt. If you would like to celebrate her further, donations can be made in her honor to a charity or organization close to your heart. She was an equal opportunity supporter and giver of everything that she loved and supported.”

A Celebration of Life was held in January 3rd in Palos Verdes CA. The College of Health and Human Development extends sympathy to our friends and colleagues in CDS and to the family of Laurie Cartwright.

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