Student Passes Away in Dorm Tuesday Morning

The following email was sent to the CMC community around noon Tuesday, February 19.

RE: very sad news

“Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff: 

We are very sad to inform you of the death of our student, Jeremy Peterson. Jeremy was found dead in his room early this morning. We are in contact with Jeremy’s family and have conveyed our deepest condolences on behalf of the CMC community. We will continue to support the Peterson family in every way.

We also want to assure members of our campus community that we are here to support you. Please reach out to the many people here at CMC available to listen and support you including staff in the Dean of Students Office, RAs, First Year Guides, and the many more faculty, administrators, and coaches you know so well.  

If you would like to speak with someone today, counselors are in the CARE Center until 8 p.m. Chaplains will be in Heggblade until 5 p.m. The Chaplains Office in McAlister will be open this evening until 9 p.m. Tomorrow, counselors will also be in the CARE Center from 11 a.m.. to 8 p.m. 

Students may also call 909 621-8202 to speak to an on-call therapist after hours. Staff may call the Employee Assistance Program at 800 234-5465 for 24-hour support.

We mourn our dear student and friend Jeremy. We must all be here for each other.

Take care and all best, 

Hiram, Sharon, and DT”

Director of CARE Center Vince Greer also sent an email at 3pm inviting students to gather for remembrance this evening. “From 6-8:00pm in Phillips Lounge there will be pizza and a chance to gather, be in community and solidarity with fellow CMCers,” he wrote.

According to the The Student Life, Peterson entered with the class of 2018 and was taking classes at CMC. The Forum offers our deepest condolences.