Dr. Athanase served 9 years at EAC for several years as a Professor, VP for Academic Affairs, and President. He was a very kind and compassionate person with a strong commitment to an SDA Christian education. He loved his EAC colleagues and students. The EAC family is saddened about losing a professional with the caliber of Dr. Athanase. We express our deep condolences to his wife, Mrs. Marie, and other family members. May the Lord comfort and uphold the family with his caring hands.