[Congressional Record (Bound Edition), Volume 146 (2000), Part 11]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page 15529]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]



                            HON. BARBARA LEE

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, July 18, 2000

  Ms. LEE. Mr. Speaker, I rise with a great sense of loss as I pay 
tribute to Ms. Marsha Corprew, a prominent Oaklander and educational 
leader, who left us on July 3, 2000 at the age of 51.
  Ms. Corprew was a resident of the West Oakland community for all her 
life. After graduating from Oakland public schools, Ms. Corprew 
attended Merritt Community College and California State University, 
Hayward. She completed her class work at the University of Hawaii and 
the University of California, Berkeley. After her years of education, 
Ms. Corprew returned to the community and through the course of her 
life, she donated a generous amount of time and energy to keeping her 
community alive.
  After her education, Ms. Corprew went on to teach and counsel youth 
at McClymonds High School, Elmhurst Junior High School, and in a number 
of Oakland's public school programs. In addition to her educational 
efforts, she served as a volunteer to a number of community 
organizations concerning Oakland's educational and political life.
  For 22 years, Ms. Corprew served as a volunteer on the Oakland Parks 
and Recreation Commission. During that time, she was also an officer 
for the Oakland Education Association, the National Association for the 
Advancement of Colored People, Black Political Action Committee, 
Friends of Parks and Recreation, and the Alameda County Education 
  Through the course of the last two decades, Ms. Corprew's 
contributions have been honored. She won the Peralta College 
Chancellor's Award in 1987 and College Bounders Award in 1983 for her 
volunteer work.
  She will be missed by her family, friends, colleagues and the 
community. At Ms. Corprew's request no funeral was planned, but a 
``Celebration of Life'' in her honor will be held on July 19, 2000, at 
the Lakeside Park Garden Center.