Remembering Ryan Woodward: A Classmate’s Tribute

ryanWhen Ryan Woodward (1989-2013) passed away in a swimming accident in September, I wanted to find a way to remember him within our Simpson community. With his contagious smile, Ryan was a friend to everyone he met. He was a junior in the Continuing & Graduate Programs, double majoring in marketing and management. The first class Ryan and I had together was Corporate Finance. In a class with a total of three students we quickly formed a bond and kept each other accountable and provided support needed to finish the course. Devoted to his family and friends, Ryan’s love for children and education led him to a position working at the Indianola Child Care Program and as a one-to-one associate at Wilder Elementary. Ryan will be remembered for his sense of humor, love of family, faith in God, and of course–his smile.

by Korey McKasson