I am saddened to inform you of the death of Emily Colleen Holm, a freshman criminology major from Freeport, on Wednesday, October 10.

Her family will welcome friends Saturday, October 13, from 4:00 p.m. until the time of services at 6:00 at Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg.

Emily's obituary and an online guestbook can be viewed on the funeral home's website.

The death of someone you knew can evoke strong feelings. The best way to cope is to talk to your closest friends, family members, or trusted teachers. There are people among us who have experienced similar events, and they are often more than willing to help others going through difficult circumstances.

Students who would like to speak with a counselor may call 724-357-2621 or visit the Counseling Center in the Rhonda H. Luckey Center for Health and Well-Being, Suites on Maple East. Walk-in hours at the Counseling Center are from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Counselors are available for crisis appointments and consultation and to offer guidance and support during difficult times.

Members of IUP's Council on Spiritual and Religious Life also are available. Please call 724-357-4040 to have a campus minister provide support.

Michael Driscoll