Remembering Jenny Chang

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Jenny Chang (1977 - 2006)

Jenny Chang, 28, died on Saturday, April 29, 2006. Born in Taiwan, Jenny’s family moved to Raleigh when she was three. Jenny grew into a vivacious young woman who was among the first Park Scholars at NC State University, a Caldwell Fellow, student body president, senior class president, and dean’s list student, graduating in 2000 with a degree in biochemistry and minor in economics. She was also awarded a Truman Scholarship. After graduation, Jenny worked on Capitol Hill with US Reps. David Price (NC-04) and Carolyn Maloney (NY-14).

Jenny lived with intention, integrity, courage and kindness and expected the same of others. She valued good friends, good food and the thrill of bargain shopping. A world traveler, she explored Taiwan, Europe, Australia and much of the U. S., often in the midst of rigorous treatments for breast cancer.

Jenny is survived by her husband, Dom McCoy of Washington, DC; her mother and brother, Bonnie and William Chang of Raleigh, NC; her beloved dog, Honey; and a diverse and devoted band of friends collected and cherished through many adventures.