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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).