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Briefs..........September 29, 1997
University community mourns student
"The University joins Nicole's family and friends in mourning her death," President Philip E. Austin said. "I was deeply distressed to hear of her untimely passing. Nicole was a friendly young woman with great ambition, and her loss is a tragedy for the entire University community. I extend my deepest condolences to Nicole's family."
Johnson, of New Hempstead, N.Y., lived in Eddy Residence Hall in West Campus. She majored in pre-sports and leisure studies and hoped to be a physical therapist, working with athletes. She also was a soprano in the UConn Voices of Freedom choir.
The funeral took place on September 20 in New York. Two buses transported about 80 friends and officials from Storrs to the funeral. Among those who attended were Dean of Students Sharon Kipetz, African American Cultural Center Director Willena Price, and Cyrus Williams and Marie McCain of the Center for Academic Programs.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, at the African American Cultural Center, with Johnson's family.
Support needed for chronically
ill friend of UConn
Tim is the husband of Ev Semenchuk, a member of the UConn staff from 1988 to 1996. The family moved to Colorado Springs last September. Ev and Tim are the parents of Jon (18), Tiffany (17), and Ashley (11). Jon particularly depends on his father because he is autistic.
Support can be offered, the children write, by sending donations in Tim Semenchuk's name to the National Transplant Assistance Fund at 6 Bryn Mawr Avenue, P.O. Box 258, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, or by calling (610) 527-5056. "Dad has the will to live and you can give him the chance," write the children. "Your support is critical."
Blood donors needed
sought for alumni asssociation scholarships