VP sends message of condolence on death of senior

Vice President for Student and Academic Services Susan Murphy issued the following message Jan. 24:

Funeral information (Updated Feb. 1)
Services for Olu Onuora will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 3 Carhart Ave., White Plains, NY 10605. Viewing will be 9-11 a.m.; service is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Kenisco Cemetery, 273 Lakeview Ave., Valhalla, NY 10595.

I am deeply saddened to tell you of a tragic loss to our community. Oluchukwu Onuora, a 23-year-old senior in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, died this morning at Cayuga Medical Center due to injuries sustained after being struck by a car.

Oluchukwu was a member of the Class of 2015. He came to Cornell in fall 2012 after attending Morgan Community College in Fort Morgan, Colorado. His advisor, Professor Andrew Novakovic, describes Oluchukwu as a global citizen. He was born in Nigeria and came to the United States as a young child. His hometown is West Harrison, New York. Plans for a commemoration of his life will be made in the coming days.

On behalf of the entire Cornell community, I extend our heartfelt sympathy to Oluchukwu’s family and friends. Please join me in remembering Oluchukwu and acknowledging what is truly a sad day for our community.

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 caringcommunity.cornell.edu.

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