Andrew Conrad, retired professor of English at Mercer County Community College, died peacefully Aug. 28, 2017, after an 11-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 75.

Conrad graduated from Barrington College in Vermont in 1963. He earned a master’s degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1971. He then enrolled at Princeton University’s Graduate School and in 1975 earned a master’s degree and in 1977 a Ph.D. degree in linguistics.

Conrad spent most of his career at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, N.J. He joined the faculty as a professor of English, then became dean of liberal arts, after which he again was a professor of English. He touched the lives of thousands of young people and colleagues.

His daughter, Heather, said her father was “a teacher whose students unfailingly found him a kind and interested mentor.” Conrad was an APGA board member from 1993 to 1996.

He is survived by his former wife, Mary Ann; two children; and three grandchildren.

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Graduate Class of 1977