Pancham Family Classroom dedicated to the memory of Prof. Frank Collom

Posted on November 14, 2012

Nov. 2, 2012 – Kingston Former colleagues, friends and family of the late Frank Collom (who passed away in 2005) gathered to mark the dedication of a classroom named in his memory. Donor Paul Pancham, BCom’89, MD’94, paid tribute to Prof. Collom in his remarks that recognized the pivotal role the former chair of the Commerce program had played in Paul’s success in pursuing a medical career. Paul also lauded his parents—his father, retired Queen’s professor Dr. Soni Pancham, and his mother Ira—who joined him in contributing to the Goodes Hall expansion. In recognition of their generosity, a classroom was named in their honour. A plaque notes that the Pancham Family Classroom is dedicated to the memory of Prof. Collom.

The photo shows Paul with Pat Collom, Frank’s widow, outside the Pancham Family Classroom. The pair are holding chalk in a light hearted nod to Frank’s idiosyncratic penchant for shocking his students by chewing on chalk during his lectures.