Popular Sandburg faculty member passes away at 49

Carl Sandburg College lost an influential member of their faculty this week as David Kellogg passed away Monday at the age of 49. 

Kellogg was an associate professor, coordinator of the criminal justice program and served as associate dean of career and corporate development, working at the college from 2001 until his death.

“He loved his job… and those he spent his career with” according to his obituary from McGuire and Davies Funeral Home.

Three of his Sandburg colleagues, G.W. Douglas, Lara Roemer and former President, Dr. Lori Sundberg, will speak at a celebration of life planned for Sunday at 2 p.m. at the college’s gym.

Kellogg also served in the U.S. Army Reserve and Illinois Army National Guard for nine years, before working in the McDonough County Sheriff’s Department in the 1990s.

He was selected as Sandburg’s Faculty Member of the Year in 2011, after a decade of educating there.

Kellogg is survived by his wife, Tricia, five children, and a grandson.

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