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Elson Floyd Memorial

At a ceremony Wednesday afternoon at WSU’s Beasley Coliseum, thousands gathered to celebrate the university’s 10th president, Elson Floyd, who died of colon cancer June 20 at the age of 59.

Before the Elson S. Floyd memorial, WSU student Tania Perez hands Amaria Carr, 8, a free t-shirt imprinted with a Floyd inspirational message, Wed., Aug. 26, 2016, at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, Wash.

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The God’s Harmony Gospel Choir performs at former WSU President Elson Floyd’s memorial, Wed., Aug. 26, 2015, at Beasley Coliseum.

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at the Elson S. Floyd memorial, Wed. Aug. 26, 2015, at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, Wash.

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Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers speaks at the late WSU President Elson Floyd’s memorial in Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, Wash., Wed., August 26, 2015.

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Carmento Floyd, widow of former WSU President Elson Floyd, sings the WSU fight song at the end of the memorial for her husband, in Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, Wash., Wed., August 26, 2015.

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WSU football coach Mike Leach greets Carmento Floyd after the memorial for her late husband, former WSU President Elson Floyd, in Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, Wash., Wed., August 26, 2015.

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