Friends, coworkers and family members gathered in the Gallery at Shoreline Community College on Nov. 2, 2013 at a remembrance event on for Erin Walker.
Walker was killed in an automobile accident, Thursday, July 25, near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, while returning to her childhood home in Moscow, Idaho. She was an academic advisor in the International Education Program at the college. Walker was also an accomplished musician, leading the Women’s Chorale at the Music Center in Seattle, teaching voice classes and serving as choir director for retreats and international tours through the Music Center.
The Nov. 2 event started at the south side of the fountain square on campus near where a ginkgo tree is planted and soon to be marked with a memorial plaque. Walker’s family said the ginkgo tree was her favorite. Interim President Daryl Campbell noted Walker’s contribution to the many lives she touched.
The event moved inside to the College Gallery where friends, co-workers, students and others shared their memories of Walker. Katie Poor, a Shoreline music student, sang “Ave Maria,” accompanied by music faculty member Charles Enlow. Faculty member Amy Kinsel played “Gymnopédie , No. 2” on piano.
Those attending stayed in the Gallery for a continued fellowship opportunity an refreshments.
“Losing Erin was a terrible shock to our campus community; staff, faculty and students,” Campbell said. “This planting and plaque will be an ongoing reminder of what a wonderfully caring person Erin was and her contributions here at Shoreline.”