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Harry E. Stucke, 1933-2013, Business Professor at LIU Brooklyn

Respected educator remembered as mentor to thousands; memorial service Nov. 11 at Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts


Morgan Lyle,Associate Director of Public Relations
LIU Brooklyn,
Long Island University

Harry Stucke speakingBrooklyn, N.Y. – Colleagues at LIU Brooklyn this week remembered Harry E. Stucke as a dedicated teacher, mentor and community leader.

Stuckey, 80, died Oct. 15.

“Harry was a true legend in the School of Business,” said Ken Colwell, dean of the School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences at LIU Brooklyn. “I have never been to an alumni event where someone did not come up to me and tell me how much he meant to them. His students from decades ago vividly remember his lectures and can often quote them word for word. He will be deeply missed.”

Stucke joined the faculty of LIU Brooklyn in 1961. By the time he retired in the summer of 2013, he was director of the Master of Business Administration program and one of the university’s best-known professors. His students praised him as a challenging teacher and supportive mentor who brought invaluable real-world experience to the classroom and cultivated an entrepreneurial atmosphere that prepared them for success in the world of business.

He was one of the 75 honorees chosen in 2001 to represent Long Island University’s finest at the institution’s 75th anniversary celebration. He was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Service and the David Newton Award for Teaching Excellence, the university’s top academic honor, as well as the AT&T Best Teacher Award.

Along with his academic work, Stucke established New York State’s first Small Business Development Center at the LIU Brooklyn campus. He also researched and developed innovative methods of snow removal that saved New York City tens of millions of dollars, an effort that resulted in a Certificate of Commendation from the city. In addition, he was the recipient of the Who’s Who in Consulting Award from Cornell University.

Stucke is survived by his wife, daughter, son, daughter-in-law, son-in-law and several grandchildren.

A memorial service in his honor will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11 at Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at LIU Brooklyn.

In lieu of flowers, gifts and other expressions of sympathy, a memorial contribution may be sent to LIU Brooklyn, 75 DeKalb Avenue Room L208, Brooklyn, NY 11201-5497 to help establish the Professor Harry Stucke Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Please include your address and make checks payable to Long Island University Brooklyn with "Stucke Memorial" in the memo portion.  To make a gift online, please visit, select “other” as the designation and type Stucke Memorial.  To make a gift by phone and for any questions about your donation, please call (718) 780-6562.

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Posted 11/05/2013

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