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“My favorite memory of Lisa would be when I first met her! I walked into class with Twana and was amazed at this woman, so full of excitement over painting on someone face! She was incredible. This being the first time I met her, I was shocked at how personal she was with everyone. I took her class because of my wonderful experience with Twana that day and I am truly grateful for knowing her!”

-Jasmine Hall

“My favorite memory of Mrs. Sturtridge was how when we were in her class and she would always tell us one of her childhood stories. Especially when she pointed out that she grew up with one of my friends, and classmates, Craig Desjardin’s family and growing up on the street where I now live and how she told me all about the people that used to live there.”

-Brittany Vermeersch

Lisa Sturtridge, Adjunct Theatre Discipline Instructor, working with students in her fundamentals of stage makeup class, fall 2011.  Photo Credit: Twana Pinskey

Lisa Sturtridge, Adjunct Theatre Discipline Instructor, working with students in her fundamentals of stage makeup class, fall 2011. Photo Credit: Twana Pinskey

“My favorite memory of Lisa was the stories she told me of my family. You see, my dad’s brother and sisters grew up with Lisa on the same block. She would tell me stories of what my father used to do and how they used to play baseball in this field behind there street. She also told me about how my grandmother taught her how to sew dresses. Her stories brought back memories of my grandmother, and, for that hour, she felt like another Aunt, or even my grandmother, for she would always call me Paul, the name of one of my uncles, just like my grandmother.”

-Craig DesJardins

“We had been worrying about a particular student and something the student was struggling with. And we had this long conversation about what kind of options there were, and what might happen, and how to best do what would be useful for the student. We had come up with this very interesting, sort of formal ‘this is what you can do and what you can’t do and here’s the plan and here’s how you help and these are the suggestions you can make.’ About 20 minutes later I walk out into the hallway and Lisa has literally taken the student by the hand, she’s holding the student by the wrist, and she’s saying ‘Yes I know, but you’re coming with me, no, you’re coming with me, you’re coming with me right now, right now, and we’re going over there and I’m not letting go until you do.’ And I looked at her and I said, ‘Lisa this is the plan?’ And she said, ‘Well, whatever it takes, right?’ If she had a student that was struggling, she was just determined that she was going to do whatever she had to do to help.”

-Elaine Schatzline-Behr

“We were working on one of those blood and gore makeup things for an arts festival in town. Lisa showed up and there was a teenage boy who had just finished doing a big, gooey, wound, burn thing on his arm, and she walked over and she looked over at it and she said ‘Ohhh…that’s gross! That’s disgusting! I love it!’ Really well done make-up, she just loved it no matter how gross it was.”

-Elaine Schatzline-Behr

“Watching her interaction with the students, her enthusiasm. She had great recipes; her recipe for Febreeze is cheap vodka and water in a spray bottle.”

-Karen Jezewoski

“My sister, who was in the band, symphonic band with Lisa in high school. And Sue and Lisa were always fighting for first chair, and my sister was a pretty decent French horn player…she said Lisa was the most beautiful French horn player.”

-Holly Pennington

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