2010-2011

The Passing of WPI Student Jon Rowell

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the loss of one of our students, Jonathan “Jon” Rowell, a senior majoring in Management. Jon passed away last evening after being rushed from his off-campus apartment to St. Vincent’s Hospital. Information about the circumstances is still developing.

To Members of the WPI Community,

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the loss of one of our students, Jonathan “Jon” Rowell, a senior majoring in Management.  Jon passed away last evening after being rushed from his off-campus apartment to St. Vincent’s Hospital.  Information about the circumstances is still developing.
 
Members of the WPI professional staff are actively reaching out to Jon’s family and friends.  Plans for any funeral and/or memorial services will be shared with the community as they become available.  
 
This loss is unthinkably painful for Jon’s family and friends, and we can only imagine how difficult it will be for students, faculty and staff, who knew him. Our Student Development and Counseling Center (SDCC) staff are offering their support and counseling to all.  Anyone in need of their assistance, or who simply wishes to talk to someone, is urged to meet with these counselors.  They are extending their hours - both today and tomorrow - and will be available until 9:00 p.m.  You may find them in the Campus Center Lobby for a “drop-in” visit or, if you would prefer a confidential conversation, please contact them directly at x5540 or stop by their office at 157 West Street.
 
On behalf of the entire WPI community, we extend our deepest and sincerest sympathy to all of Jon’s family and friends.
 
Dennis Berkey

February 16, 2011

 
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