UTC Professor Emeritus P.K. Geevarghese, 85, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 17. The Rev. Geevarghese taught at the university for 40 years, retiring in 2006.

His sons, Salin Geevarghese and Dr. Sunil Geevarghese, are UTC alumni and former Brock scholars in the Honors College.

A member of the sociology, anthropology and geography faculty, Geevarghese taught a variety of courses, from his popular 101 Introduction to Sociology and 101 Introduction to Anthropology classes for hundreds of underclassmen every year to advanced courses in Sociology of Religion, Statistics and Research Methods, Organizational Behavior and Families and Groups.

His book, A New Economic Order: A Revolutionary Plan to Eradicate Poverty from the World, was published in 1988. His research articles covered such topics as communism in India, changes in the caste system, the emergence of capitalism in the Third World and the Indian Orthodox Church.

Viewing and services will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, from 4-8 p.m. at the East Brainerd Chapel. The funeral service in the tradition of the Indian Orthodox Church will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, at Hickory Valley Christian Church, 6605 Shallowford Road.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.

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