Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Upcoming Concert this Saturday!

In case you  missed it, from Keith: 

I just wanted to note here that this coming Sat., Dec. 7, there will be a performance ofDenise's beautiful choral piece "A Christmas Carol" by her devoted friends at the Community Singers of Queens, for whom Denise served as accompanist for 10 years. Details below:

We still miss Denise terribly and think of her fondly. Working on this piece we feel a bit of her wonderful presence in the room with us again, and give thanks for that. 

Monday, June 11, 2012

I'm remembering a look she gave me once. It marked the end of acquaintanceship and the beginning of friendship. I miss you, Denise.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Just thinking of her

And have been.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

NCC memory wall

Several weeks ago, on a beautiful sunny day, I represented the Broadhurst family at a little event officially "unveiling" new bricks in the NCC memory wall. The family had gotten a brick in our beloved Denise's memory, which now will be a permanent fixture of the campus she loved so much. I took great pride in being able to say that she was not only a respected colleague of mine but also a very dear friend.

One nice moment came after the "ceremony" (such as it was) came to a close: a woman rushed up to me to let me know that she worked with Denise on several campus committees and had loved her (of course). I'm afraid her name and department didn't register with me: I apologize to her for not being more careful to make note of both. In any event, this woman said that her sister was diagnosed with breast cancer at about the same time Denise was, so she had taken it as a mission to e-mail Denise regularly with supportive and encouraging messages. Clearly, she wanted to do something, anything, to help Denise in any way that she could. Didn't we all.

I'm not often on that side of campus, but now, every time I am, I will stop by to touch Denise's brick, just to say hello, and to let her know she is missed.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Celebrate Denise's 40th by giving in her name

The Denise Broadhurst Memorial Scholarship at Nassau Community College is given annually to a music major of great promise. The amount of the scholarship is $1,000 ($750 tuition, $250 cash award).

Thanks to the generosity of so many of you, the scholarship has reached a balance high enough so that the annual accrued interest is equal to the scholarship amount.

But we can do this one better-

Our goals are to get the scholarship fund to the point that we can substantially increase the amount of the award and ultimately make more than one scholarship available annually.

Let's celebrate Denise as a great teacher and honor her 40th birthday by making sure that her spirit and legacy live on in the school where she made such a great impact on her students. Please consider making a contribution to the following:

The Denise Broadhurst Memorial Scholarship
c/o The NCC Foundation
One Education Drive
Garden City, NY 11530

Thank you,

Harry Marenstein
Scholarship Committee

Monday, March 22, 2010

I just miss her, and I wish I could call her up tonight and see if she wants to get some coffee.

That's all.

Monday, November 16, 2009


I intended to post to my teaching blog--thought that was the page I was on--but when I posted, it came up on Denise's page. This is strange because I've had Denise on my mind a lot lately (not like I don't always have her in mind, but more prominently than usual). I can't think of anything specific to say, just a sense of her presence and lost of memories cropping up. She's always there in one way or another. There is still a huge hole in my life where she was, our day-to-day interactions, but I'm more aware of all the ways she will always be with me, as long as I have any memory left.