Nan Harvey, Ed.M. '87 & B.S. '78, the university's associate director of athletics whose life and career were profiled in the fall 2003 issue of UB Today, died September 2, 2003. She was 46.
Truly, Harvey's forceful personality and ambitious plans for women's athletics programs could not be held back, despite her long struggle with ovarian cancer. She had continued to play an active role in UB athletics even though she was undergoing regular chemotherapy treatments.
In May 2003, Harvey was present for a special ceremony when the softball field was renamed Nan Harvey Field, in recognition of her bequeathed gift to the university of a minimum of $200,000.
"Never one to complain, Nan simply put her efforts into making an impact in the lives of others through her work and her friendship," says Bill Maher, interim director of athletics. "For that, we all have benefited."
Harvey served the Bulls for almost 30 years-first as a student, then as a coach and administrator. As senior women's administrator, she was responsible for day-to-day management of the intercollegiate athletics program and represented UB on all issues concerning women's athletics.
Contributions in Harvey's memory may be made to the UB Division of Athletics, UB Women's Athletics or the UB Athletic Scholarship Fund.