Some years back, I helped a talented undergrad create and teach a course on the “Post Modern Comic.” The course was a success largely because of the friendly and smart tech support provided by Jamie Bishop. I talked a little with Jamie and learned about his various interests — German, science fiction, digital illustration, an active and imaginative life. I was delighted to hear from him that both he and his wife had gotten jobs in Blacksburg, VA.

Then last week Jamie was shot down in the classroom.

Some of his friends alert us of a Support Fund in his name:

Dear Friends,

Jamie Bishop was our friend and colleague. He died tragically on Monday, April 16th while teaching German at Virginia Tech. He leaves behind a grieving family that faces financial challenges as they mourn. Many of you have offered support and condolences to his widow, Stefanie Hofer. We are grateful for this outpouring and in response we, his colleagues and friends, have created the “Bishop-Hofer Support Fund” to offer you a way to support Steffi and her family at this difficult time.

To make contribution, please make out a check to:

The Bishop-Hofer Support Fund

And send it to:
The Bishop-Hofer Support Fund
c/o Wachovia Bank
Blacksburg Financial Center
200 North Main Street VA7044
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Please feel free to pass this information to anyone you believe is interested in helping with this effort.

Robert Stephens
Heather Gumbert
Karl Larson
Greta Kroeker
Grace Kao