Beloved Professor Passes Away
Thursday, January 17, 2008
From President Mike O'Neal:
We are very sad to report that this community has lost a very good friend and colleague. Tony Alley won the victory just a few minutes ago, and now he is in the care of our loving heavenly Father. Tony demonstrated for all of us exceptional courage and faith as he faced the reality of his mortality. Many of us have been blessed to watch and pray for him as cancer gradually took its toll on this vibrant and servant life. As late as last Friday he was asking what he could still do for his friends and students at OC.
Please be praying for Priscilla, Ryan, and Elise.
The memorial service for Tony will be at the Edmond Church of Christ
, this Friday, January 18, at 10 a.m.
Those of you on campus may be aware that we have begun a new tradition by flying the Oklahoma Christian University flag at half-mast upon the death of a member of the OC faculty, staff, students, or trustees. It will remain at half mast through the memorial service.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers that gifts may be made in Tony's honor for the Dr. Tony Alley Computer Design and New Media Library Collection
at the Beam Library at Oklahoma Christian University by either purchasing a book from Tony's Amazon.com wish list at www.oc.edu/tonysbooks
, or making a gift to the library for that purpose.
The University will be seeking additional ways to honor the legacy of this beloved member of our family.
Click here to read a C4D Cafe interview with Tony Alley.
Click here for a feature page on Dr. Alley from his publisher, Thomson Delmar Learning. This page includes comments from Tony and links to some of his students' modeling and animation work.
Click here for an audio interview with Dr. Alley after he and three OC students attended an international computer graphics conference in 2006.
Click here to view a special article on Dr. Alley featured in OC's 2005 View.
Click here to read a feature on Dr. Alley featured in the November 2007 issue of the Edmond Outlook.
Click here to read a the kind words of remembrance from the computer animated graphics community, 3D Attack.
Click here for a photo gallery of Dr. Alley.