In Memoriam

Todd Ransom, a senior public information officer in the Office of Strategic Communications, died on Nov. 24.

Mr. Ransom worked at UCR for more than two years. He was assigned to cover news out of SOBA, GSOE and the College of Engineering.

Before that he worked in corporate communications at the headquarters of H&R Block in Kansas City, Mo., where he did media training for hundreds of executives. He is survived by his mother, Millie, and his sister, Kerry.

A celebration of his life has been set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Friendship Center at 5899 Venice Blvd. in Los Angeles. The family has identified Pet Orphans of Southern California and AIDS Healthcare Foundation as two possible places for memorial donations.

Staff Elected to PRSA

Bettye Miller, a senior public information officer for the Office of Strategic Communications, has been elected to the board of the California Inland Empire Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. She will serve as the Assembly delegate for 2010. Miller has worked at UCR since March 2007, covering the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.