Pamela K. Heard, 50, passed away on March 29, 2013, following a long battle with breast cancer.
Heard was the director of the Counseling Center at Rutgers–Newark. During her 18 years of service to the campus community, Heard touched the lives of hundreds, if not thousands, of students. Her special interests included helping those with mood disorders, particularly depression, and working to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. Heard was chair of the Rutgers–Newark Mental Health Committee, and served as chair of the universitywide Mental Health Committee.
Heard lived in Montclair, New Jersey, and is survived by her daughter, Lauren.
Heard’s family and Rutgers colleagues will celebrate her life at memorial services later this spring.
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