by Kevin Caruso
Jocelyne Couture-Nowak; French instructor; from Blacksburg, Virginia; earned her bachelor’s degree in education with a minor in French from St. Mary University in Nova Scotia, Canada.
She was born in Quebec, Canada, but lived for an extended time in Nova Scotia.
She enjoyed gardening and was an accomplished swimmer who won several medals in the 2004 Commonwealth Games.
Jocelyne was also passionate about the French language and was instrumental in the creation of the first French school in a town in Nova Scotia. She was one of three mothers who pushed for the founding of the Ecole acadienne de Truro in 1997.
Jocelyne was a loving, caring person who was well liked by everyone.
“She was so happy … a wonderful mother and wife,” said her husband, Jerzy Nowak.
She was “one of the most caring, loving teachers I have met on our campus, an incredible professor and woman,” said a former student.
Jocelyne Couture-Nowak is one of the greatest angels in Heaven.
We miss her.
We honor her.
We love her.
We will never forget her.