Samantha Alvarez, student – Jan. 4, 2020

January 6, 2020

Samantha Y. Alvarez, 24, passed away on Jan. 4, 2020. Alvarez was a senior criminal justice major from Stafford, Virginia. She was an active member of Clemson’s chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, a national co-ed service fraternity.

“Samantha was an inspiration to all who knew her,” said L. Christopher Miller, interim vice president for Student Affairs and dean of students. “While we are saddened by her death, we find comfort in knowing the impact she made on the Clemson University community. Please continue to have her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.”

A celebration of her life will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 18825 Fuller Heights Road, Triangle, Virginia 22172. Her full obituary is posted online.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is providing grief counseling to students. Any student who wants to speak to a counselor should contact CAPS at 864-656-2451. A walk-in clinic is open in Redfern Health Center from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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