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College Mourns the Passing of Undergraduate Haley Cremer

BOSTON (June 16, 2014) — The College community mourns the passing of undergraduate student Haley Cremer. Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Student Life Sarah Neill sent the following letter to the student body.


Dearest Simmons Community,

It is with deep sadness that I write to let you know of the death of one of our undergraduate students. We learned last evening that Haley Cremer '16 was struck and killed by an automobile near her home in Sharon, Massachusetts. Our deepest condolences go out to Haley's family and friends.

Haley has been an active member of the Simmons community for two years and was on track to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She was a very strong student, beloved by her faculty and peers, and a Simmons Hall community member, where she cultivated many strong friendships. She had a passion for fitness which was most recently reflected in a service learning project where she developed a successful 5k run in April. She had a warm and positive spirit. A friend and classmate described her as always having a smile on her face and a hug for everyone. A faculty member who worked closely with her noted that Haley was incredibly hard working and put 100% of herself into everything she did. Amid her busy course load she had dreams of studying abroad.

It is terrible to lose a community member, particularly someone so young and vibrant with such a bright future. Student Life and Counseling Center staff will be on hand in the coming days to offer support to those who wish it. Please be in touch with us in the Student Life Office at (617) 521-2124 if needed. We will provide more information at a later date about any community gatherings, and abiding by the family's wishes, we will share information regarding services as soon as they are available.

Our hearts go out to Haley's family and friends.

My best,

Sarah Neill
Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students
Simmons College
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115-5898
p. (617) 521-2123
f. (617) 521-3049

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