Fordham Notes: University Mourns FCRH Student Patrick Rubin

Friday, May 14, 2010

University Mourns FCRH Student Patrick Rubin

Patrick Rubin, a senior at Fordham College at Rose Hill, died on Friday, May 14 at Columbia University Medical Center from a sudden illness.

"The Fordham community is deeply saddened by Patrick's death," said Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham. "I cannot begin to fathom the grief his family, classmates and the faculty of Fordham College at Rose Hill must feel at his loss; a grief intensified, perhaps, in losing him at what would have been one of the milestones of Patrick's young life. Today our hearts and prayers are with Patrick's family, friends and loved ones."

Patrick is survived by his parents, Leslie and Richard, and his brothers, T.J. and Christopher.

All members of the Fordham community are invited to celebrate Patrick’s life tonight, Friday, May 14, at 7 p.m. in the basement of University Church. Staff from Campus Ministry, and Counseling and Psychological Services will be available on site.

Additional counseling services may be obtained by calling Campus Ministry at (718) 817-4500 or Counseling and Psychological Services at (718) 817-3725. Students may also contact their resident assistant or resident director for assistance. Faculty and staff should call Christopher Rodgers, dean of students at Rose Hill, at (718) 817-4755.

All of the above can also be reached by Fordham’s Safety and Security Department, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at (718) 817-2222.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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