Juliana, Augustini and I are deeply saddened to inform you of the unexpected loss of one of our beloved and active faculty members and COTSEAL colleagues, Zeny or Zenaida Fulgencio, who taught Filipino at the University of Michigan (U-M). Zeny lost her life in an automobile accident in Los Angeles last weekend. We join her family and the U-M’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies community in grieving for her sudden departure. Her genuine smile, kindness, and contributions to teaching Filipino, will be long remembered. When we learn more about the funeral arrangements, we will make an announcement again.