ELLENSBURG, Washington – The Central Washington University (CWU) community mourns the loss of one of their own.
“She was very passionate about pushing her students to really learn and grow as much as they could,” said Austin Clark, a CWU student, who was taking two classes at Roditeleva-Wibe this fall. “She showed the other faculty in the department that it’s okay to subject your students to a rigor and that you can unleash the potential of a lot of people by doing so. She inspired us all in this way.”
From an early age she loved music, even attending a school for musically gifted children. According to her obituary, after graduating from a regional conservatory in Bashkivia, an autonomous division in south-central Russia, she obtained a doctorate in world music in St. Petersburg, specializing in Russian folk music.
KHQ contacted the university who declined to make a statement.