Department mourns passing of long-time lecturer

Posted 10-17-2013 by Barrie Hill

UTA Department of Communication students, faculty and staff are mourning the death of long-time lecturer Daniel Rudy Bechtel. Mr. Bechtel died Oct. 15 after suffering an apparent heart attack.

Services were held Oct. 17, at St. Stephen Presbyterian Church, 2700 McPherson Ave. in Fort Worth.

Department of Communication Chair Dr. Charla Markham Shaw noted in an email to faculty and staff that Mr. Bechtel had been a part of the Communication Department for eight years, teaching in the advertising sequence. Mr. Bechtel was known as the department’s creative genius and set an inspiring example for his students.

Mr. Bechtel's obituary can be viewed via the following link: