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BC Mourns Loss of Student


The Bridgewater College community is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of senior Rasheda Alestock. Rasheda, a business administration major, attended BC as a commuter student and passed away on Sunday, September 16. The College extends its deepest sympathies to Rasheda’s family and friends.

The Carter Center Stone Prayer Chapel will be open Monday, September 17 from 8:30 to 10 p.m. for students, faculty and staff who wish to reflect, pray and light a candle for Rasheda. A member of the College staff will be present for anyone who would like to talk about this tragic loss to the campus community.

On Tuesday, September 18 from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. in the Stone Prayer Chapel there will be a brief Service of Prayer and Remembrance for Rasheda. All in our campus community are invited to attend.

Counseling and spiritual services are available to students, faculty and staff:

Robbie Miller, Chaplain
Office: Rebecca Hall Room 207
Phone: 540-828-5383

Randy Hook, Director of Counseling Services
Office: Rebecca Hall Annex 218A
Phone: 540-828-5358

Amy Ghaemmaghami, College Counselor
Office: Rebecca Hall Annex 218B
Phone: 540-828-5379

Members of the campus community in need of assistance during evening or night hours should contact the campus police and safety department at 828-5609 to be connected to the counseling staff member on call.

Media Contacts

Charles Culbertson
Director of Media Relations and
Editor of Bridgewater Magazine
Office: 540-828-5720
Mobile: 540-255-1831

Mary Kay Heatwole
Media Relations Assistant
Office: 540-828-5486

Abbie Parkhurst
Executive Director of Marketing & Communications/College Spokeswoman
Office: 540-828-5782
Mobile: 540-294-1441