A memorial gathering to remember Dina Radjabalipour was held on Wednesday, April 22 at 6pm in the fourth floor hallway of Carpenter Hall. Faculty and friends of Dina shared memories that represented a short story about her personality, life experiences, and her time at WSU.
Dina had been battling cancer for the past few years and had taken an extended leave of absence from our graduate program in architecture. Those of us who remember her likely will recall her drive, determination, and intelligence coupled with a fantastic sense of humor.
Dina had been living in Irvine, California with her husband and receiving treatment; our most recent communication with her indicated that she had every intention of returning to Pullman to finish her Master of Architecture degree. She was with us in Pullman as recently as the Spring of 2014 when she was fully enrolled and participated on the graduate study tour to Amsterdam. She also worked as a teaching assistant during her tenure in the school and had only had one semester of coursework left.
Our sincerest condolences go out to her family and closest friends; they have set up a celebration of life page here.
Donations may be made in Dina’s memory to the Breast Cancer Foundation or the Evencina Cultural and Education Center; 15560-A Rockfield Blvd., Irvine, CA 92618.