Our beloved and legendary JMC School
founder, Dr. Dwight Bentel has
He died May 16, 2012 at the age of
103. Truly he had a long life,
fulfilled by an enduring
journalism which inspired tens of
thousands of students and graduates
he start the journalism program at
San Jose State University in 1936.
The JMC School family worldwide
shares a collective feeling of
but we look forward to honoring him
and celebrating on our campus in the
ahead his many great accomplishments.
Dr. Bentel would be very proud to
know the faculty and staff of the
Spartan Daily student
worked overnight to post online the
first story of his life and passing.
We invite you to read and watch
their video tribute to Dr. Bentel:
Dr. Charles Bullock, Dean of the
College of Applied Sciences and
Arts, and I are
working to contact as many alumni as
possible to let everyone know that
we have begun
planning a major
campus tribute to Dr. Dwight Bentel
during the fall semester.
At this time, in lieu of flowers,
the JMC School suggests gifts of
Dwight Bentel's memory be sent to
the newly established
at San Jose State University.
Our good thoughts, prayers and warm
embrace go out to all of Dr.
friends, media colleagues and former
We welcome any remembrances you
might want to offer and have posted
or on the SJSU Journalism School
website and SJSU JMC Facebook page.
We also welcome any photos you have
of Dr. Bentel,
or photos from your time at SJSU.
Please email them to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you. May God rest and reward his
Prof. Bob Rucker
School of Journalism and Mass
San Jose State University