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VP sends message of condolence on death of staff member

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Vice President for Human Resources and Safety Services Mary Opperman issued the following message Jan. 26:

This morning we tragically lost a member of our Cornell family, Angela Stedwell, who died after being struck by a TCAT bus. Angela was a staff member in the College of Human Ecology. There is an ongoing investigation into the circumstances of the accident.

I offer my deepest sympathy to Angela’s family, friends and co-workers, who could not have prepared for their sudden loss. I ask all of you to keep Angela in your thoughts.

This is a difficult time for our community. Please take advantage of the resources available through Faculty and Staff Assistance Program and Gannett Health Services.

Support services:

Support services are available to all members of the Cornell community. Students may consult with counselors from Gannett Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) by calling 607-255-5155. Students may speak with a peer counselor by calling EARS at 607-255-3277.

Employees may call the Faculty Staff Assistance Program at 607-255-2673. The Ithaca-based Crisisline is available at 607-272-1616. For additional resources, visit