November 15, 2013
by Betsy Chapman
Our hearts are very heavy today. Yesterday we received an email from President Hatch saying that one of our students, sophomore Andrew Pillow, had passed away. Read his full email here.
Some of you may have students who are feeling Andrew’s loss profoundly and are grieving. President Hatch’s email had great advice for our campus at this time of sadness:
“Each of us is affected by loss in different ways. Wake Forest offers support and counseling services for all students, faculty and staff. The Counseling Center (118 Reynolda Hall) may be reached at 336-758-5273 and the Office of the Chaplain (22 Reynolda Hall) may be contacted at 336-758-5210. For faculty and staff, there is also the Employee Assistance Program at 336-716-5493. Please do not hesitate to seek support.”
The Counseling Center has some good information about the grieving process. Please urge your students to talk to others and get assistance and support in the grieving process. And to be gentle with themselves and each other in the coming days and weeks.
On behalf of the Daily Deac, our thoughts and prayers are with the Pillow family, as well as Andrew’s many friends.
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