Pepperdine remembers Mary Drehsel
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Staff reports | The Christian Chronicle
MALIBU, Calif. — Mary Drehsel, professor of German and academic coordinator for Pepperdine University’s Heidelberg International Program in Germany, died Feb. 21 after a long battle with cancer. She was 61.
Drehsel came to Germany in the 1970s as a missionary and especially worked with children at the Gemeinde Christi (Church of Christ) in Heidelberg. She became a teacher of German at Pepperdine University in 1981 and later coordinator of the Heidelberg program in the 1990s.
“Mary was a courageous woman who bravely fought cancer for more than 18 years,” Pepperdine officials said in a news release. “She was a Christian role model to us all.”
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