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BCA News: Summer 2019

Remembering Dwayne Hayden
Alan Goldstein, FBPA

Dwayne Hayden 1939 – 2019

Dwayne Hayden, a valued BCA member and friend to many passed away on July 2, 2019. Dwayne was born January 18, 1939.

On January 18, 2019, Bob Turner, Chuck Griner, Martin Elbogen, Tom Merrill, and Alan Goldstein celebrated Dwayne's 80th birthday. Dwayne talked for weeks what a great time he had.

Dwayne was a long time member of the BPA/BCA and attended his first annual meeting in 1975. The trip to the meeting was the start of a friendship with Bob Turner, RBP, FBPA, who drove with Dwayne from Southern California to Phoenix, AZ.

For many years, Dwayne was the Chairperson of Southern California BCA Chapter at the time there was over a 100 members in the Chapter. Dwayne was a judge for BioImages and worked on several annual meetings. He presented many papers at local and national meetings as well as being the photographer for meetings.

Dwayne was a student at El Camino College in 1960-61, where he was President of the Xi Iota Chi fraternity. After a stint in the US Army, Dwayne began employment at El Camino in fall 1967 in the Biology Lab, where he met his future wife, Sue. Dwayne and Sue had three sons, Allen, Brian, and Craig – all of whom attended El Camino.

Dwayne then helped start the Audio Visual Department where he assisted professors and staff producing lecture slides, 16mm films, video tapes, and digital media. He donated his time for years photographing and videotaping many on-campus events, including Athletic Hall of Fame, commencement, and Warrior football games. He retired on July 1, 2016 after more than 48 years of service to ECC.

Chuck Griner, Dwayne and myself (Alan Goldstein) are known as the "Three Amigos", sharing rooms and going to BBQ places. We would drive for miles to get good BBQ! For years Dwayne and I would talk two to three times a week on projects we were working on. He was a friend to many, but to me his passing is like losing a close family member.

Dwayne's ashes will be spread at sea near Pt. Fermin Park in San Pedro, where he and Sue loved to exercise and socialize with the Pt. Fermin Flyers and where her ashes were spread in 2009.

Farewell Dwayne, you will be sorely missed!

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