I must tell you with great sadness that Richard Bergen lost his courageous battle with leukemia on April 9, 2020. He was a close personal friend for more than 20 years and a huge asset to the school. Richard took dozens and dozens of classes over the years and assisted in most of the beginning classes for many years. Every studio photograph of the school furniture projects was done by Richard – free of charge! Richard never hesitated to jump in and help out any time we needed it, and he was a huge help to hundreds of students. He will be sorely missed.

Bob Van Dyke