Death of Jennifer Grabove

It is with great sadness that I write to let you know that Dr. Jennifer Grabove, a part-time instructor in the Department of History, died August 31 after a two-year battle with cancer. She will be missed by her colleagues who describe her as an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher, a congenial and generous colleague, and a wonderful person.

She received her Ph.D. in British Medieval History from the University of Hull in England in 2003 for a dissertation titled “Merlin: An Exploration of Prophecy, Magic and Sanctity in England in the Central Middle Ages.” Since 2004, she taught a wide range of History courses at the Mount, from the introductory HIST 1101 The West and the World to an advanced seminar on medieval myths, medieval truths and medievalism. She also developed the very popular HIST 2281 History of Childhood: The European Experience for distance education.

Jennifer’s father, Glenn Grabove, is planning a memorial service for her in late September or early October. Details will follow. He has said that Jennifer would appreciate donations in her name to support cancer research or any library, “as she loved to read and thought libraries a wonderful resource.”

Elizabeth Church, PhD
Vice-President Academic