Hamilton Chapel

Hamilton lost a member of its community yesterday when Annalise Curtis ’18 passed away in Washington, D.C. In a campus email, President David Wippman wrote:

April 25, 2017
Dear Members of the Hamilton Community,

With profound sadness, I write to inform you about a terrible tragedy involving one of our students. Annalise Curtis '18 passed away yesterday in Washington, D.C., where she had been studying as part of our Semester in Washington Program. The cause of her death is not yet known, and may be related to a medical complication.

Nothing can prepare us for the shock and heartbreak we feel when a member of our community dies so suddenly. The pain is felt even more acutely in this case since Annalise spent much of her time at Hamilton helping others as an EMT.

We will be talking with Annalise's family about holding a campus memorial service in the coming weeks to celebrate her life and many contributions to our community. In the meantime, an informal gathering has been scheduled tonight from 8 to 10 p.m. on the third floor of the Chapel for friends to come together, seek the comfort of loved ones and remember Annalise.

Members of the Counseling Center and Chaplaincy are also available to assist you. As a reminder, the Counseling Center offers 24-hour coverage, the details for which are available on the center's website. In addition, the Counseling Center will offer extended hours today and tomorrow from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and peer counselors will be available today from 4 to 10 p.m. and tomorrow from 4 to 7 p.m. 

We extend our deepest and most profound condolences to Annalise's family.  


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