Obituary: Kesha Curtis Hondo

Speech Professor Kesha Curtis Hondo died July 5, the victim of a suspected murder suicide.

Mrs. Curtis Hondo is described by friends, colleagues and students as an energetic, generous and an amazing woman and educator.

Teaching at SAC made her proud to serve the community that her family blossomed from.

“Kesha was outgoing, intelligent, and most of all committed to her students. The community showed how deeply they loved and respected her,” said Sylvia Turner, Dean of Fine and Performing Arts.

As a child, no one could have expected Mrs. Curtis Hondo to become a speech professor.

“People made me that nervous,” Mrs. Curtis Hondo once said.

Mrs. Curtis Hondo earned her M.A. in Speech Communication and Master’s degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Long Beach. She is survived by her two daughters, mother Diana Smith, father Isaac Curtis, Jr., and brother, Isaac Curtis, III.

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