On Monday, Oct. 22, junior Robert Cumming, Jr., passed away. On Tuesday, President Antoinette Iadarola set this letter to faculty and staff.
“Our hearts are heavy and saddened with the recent news of the death of one of our students, junior Robert Cumming, Jr. As some of you may know, Robert was a business administration major, with a minor in finance, who planned to make a difference in the lives of many. With a 3.2 average, he was a very good student with a promising future.
“While we cannot explain the mystery of life and death, we can be there for each other to offer comfort, support and love. The student development office, with campus ministry, is working hard to help all of us with our grief. Counselors are available to meet with students every Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The counselors are also available every Thursday evening until 8 p.m. A campus-wide memorial service will be held on campus at a later date to celebrate the life of our friend.
“When funeral arrangements have been made, I will be sure to tell you about the details. I know Robert’s family, friends and loved ones will be in your prayers today and in the days that will follow.”