Beloved professor Hilmi Ibrahim passed away on July 12, following a prolonged illness. A recipient of the Harry W. Nerhood Award for Teaching Excellence--one of Whittier College's highest honors for faculty--Ibrahim was a member of the Department of Kinesiology and Leisure Science for more than four decades, and is the author of several published texts in the subject. During the last several years, he also co-taught the popular course, Arabs and Muslims, with religious studies professor Joe Price, and served as advisor for the Thalian Society. Outside of academia, Ibrahim served as parks and recreation commissioner for the City of Whittier for 10 years, as well as president of the California Association of Parks and Recreation Commissioners.
A memorial service honoring the life of Professor Ibrahim will be held on Saturday, August 22, at 1:30 p.m., in the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts. All alumni, friends, and former colleagues are welcome to share in the celebration. For more information, please contact the Office of the Dean of Faculty, 562.907.4204.