Alicia Gonzalez

Dear Wake Forest Students, Faculty and Staff,

I am saddened to inform you that Alicia Gonzalez, a junior from Charlotte, died Friday morning, May 11, in Salamanca, Spain, where she was studying in a study-abroad program.

We extend our condolences to her family and fellow students, as well as faculty and staff who knew her.

Alicia’s passing is a loss for the entire Wake Forest community.  May her family and friends find comfort and support as they grieve her loss and remember her life.

The University will share information on services for Alicia when that information is available.

Each of us is affected by loss in different ways, and there is no right way to grieve. I encourage you to take care of yourselves and your fellow Deacs during this difficult time.

Wake Forest offers support and counseling services for all students, faculty and staff. The University Counseling Center may be reached at 336-758-5273 and the Office of the Chaplain 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.


Nathan O. Hatch


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If Your Student Has a Problem

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Orientation 2018 slide shows

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