Tributes paid to Maria Wowk, who has sadly passed away

I am sorry to announce that Maria Wowk, Principal Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, passed away on 25th June having been diagnosed with cancer earlier this year.

Maria was widely known across the institution given her long service of over 35 years which brought her into contact with staff in all faculties.  A renowned scholar in her field she was also committed to providing the highest of standards to students at all levels.  We will miss Maria very much.

There will be a memorial service for Maria at Hutcliffe Wood crematorium in Sheffield on Thursday 13 July at 1:15pm.  A minibus has been arranged to transport people from Manchester to Sheffield, leaving the All Saints campus at 10.30am.

There are still a few seats spare on the bus and if you would like to come then contact Gary Pollock and Julia Owen for further details.

g.pollock@mmu.ac.uk  j.b.owen@mmu.ac.uk.

Maria’s family have asked that no flowers be sent, there will be an opportunity to make a charitable donation to the hospice where she stayed.

Best wishes,

Gary Pollock