We are saddened to share the passing of Assistant Professor of Journalism John Heckathorn this morning. John suffered a heart attack on Christmas day. An Ivy League Ph.D., local editor, food critic, and best of all to us, an inspiring teacher and person, we were so happy that he was finally able to join us and teach at HPU. His students loved him. I and the faculty will miss him as a friend and as a peer. I will remember him as a happy soul that lived a full life. Our condolences to the Heckathorn ‘ohana.

Memorial service is January 10, 2012 at Diamond Head Memorial Park 5pm-6pm. Service at 6pm.

John Hart, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor Department of Communication