University Mourns Loss of Photography Professor

University Mourns Loss of Photography Professor

The university community was left reeling when news broke that longtime photography professor John Bennett died in a traffic accident May 23 while riding his motorcycle in Oregon City, Oregon. He was 56.

A student favorite since he came to George Fox in 2004, Bennett was known for his deep interest in the lives of young people that extended far beyond the classroom. “He cared so well,” wrote 2017 graduate Corrie Mahr. “I’m beyond thankful for his life, for the meaningful conversations, for laughter-filled classes, for ice cream runs instead of finals, and for a figure who was a mentor and friend to each of his students.”

A memorial service was held May 28 at Bethany Church in Canby, Oregon. Bennett is survived by his wife and four daughters.