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Message from Dean of Students Marianne Thomson
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:
I am deeply saddened to share a heartbreaking outcome regarding the search for Allan Gonzalez, a Syracuse University student who was last seen on Saturday, Jan. 18. Earlier today, following an exhaustive search by law enforcement, Allan was found deceased in the City of Syracuse after an accidental fall into Onondaga Creek. Allan, originally from Union City, New Jersey, was a senior majoring in systems and information science in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
I join Chancellor Kent Syverud and our entire Orange family in extending deepest sympathies and condolences to Allan’s family, friends, loved ones and all who knew him during this difficult time.
As we come together to mourn as a community, I want to remind you of the resources and services available to support students, faculty and staff. Students seeking counseling services may contact the Barnes Center at The Arch 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 315.443.8000. Additional services are provided by the Dean of Students Office, Monday through Friday, by calling 315.443.4357. For faculty and staff, assistance is available through Carebridge, the University’s Faculty and Staff Assistance Program. Trained clinicians are available by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can be reached at 800.437.0911.
For additional support and services, the campus community may contact Hendricks Chapel at 315.443.2901.
Allan, along with all other members of our community who we’ve lost over the past year, will be remembered at this year’s Service of Commemoration on Tuesday, March 10, at 4 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel.
Please keep Allan and his loved ones in your thoughts as they grieve this unimaginable loss.
Associate Vice President and Dean of Students
Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience