Shay Sayre, professor emeritus of communications, died Oct. 30 at her home in Oracle, Arizona. She was 79 years old.
Sayre began her career as an advertising executive and marketing director. During her tenure at Cal State Fullerton from 1992 to 2006, she taught courses in those areas and published several texts on advertising, and entertainment and tourism marketing and research. She also served as the department’s graduate coordinator.
She is survived by her husband Dennis Abbey, children Ryan Seelbach and Aubyn Stahmer, and sister Lily Farrish.