November 21, 2019

To:       UVM Community

From:  Annie Stevens, Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Re:      Nicolas “Cole” Kern (Class of 2022)

It is with great sadness that we inform the University community that 
Nicolas “Cole” Kern, an undergraduate student from Brookline, MA 
studying Business Administration within the Grossman School of Business 
passed away on November 19, 2019. It is our understanding that Cole 
succumbed to injuries he received during a tragic incident in his 
hometown of Brookline. Though Cole was not enrolled in classes this 
semester, his loss will undoubtedly be felt by those who knew him during 
his first year of college.

We extend our deepest condolences to Cole’s family. Our sincere thoughts 
of care and sympathy are also extended to the friends, classmates, 
faculty, and staff who knew him.

As is the case when any member of our community passes away, we are 
bound to feel a profound sense of loss, and reactions are felt in a 
variety of ways. During this time, we highly encourage you to reach out 
to your primary support system as a source of care and connection. If 
you, or someone you know, are in need of professional counseling please 
do not hesitate to contact UVM’s Counseling and Psychiatry Services at 
(802) 656-3340 (for students) or Invest EAP at (802) 864-EAPŘ (3270) or 
toll free at 1-866-660-9533 (for employee assistance).