I am sorry to share news of the recent passing of Jennifer Margolis, a student in the Educational and School Psychology graduate program. Jennifer died January 1. 

Memorial arrangements have not yet been announced. 

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.

Members of IUP’s Council on Spiritual and Religious Life are available to provide support; please email spiritual-life@iup.edu to contact a campus minister. Another option for support is the Armstrong-Indiana 24-hour crisis line at 877-333-2470.

Please join me in sending your thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace to Jennifer’s family and friends, as well as to everyone at IUP and in the community who knew her and who is affected by her passing.

Michael A. Driscoll