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UMaine Student Passes Away

University of Maine senior Shirley Ladd from Barnstead, N.H., died July 28 from injuries she sustained earlier that day while hiking in Acadia National Park. She was 22.

Ladd was a psychology major with a minor in business administration who worked in the New Balance Student Recreation Center on campus, most recently as a student building manager.

She had been a member of the UMaine community since 2008.

“Our thoughts are with her family, friends and the many people on campus who knew and loved her, and whose lives she touched,” says Robert Dana, UMaine vice president for student affairs and dean of students. “As one of our student managers at the Fitness Center, she was well known for her outgoing personality and customer service. She was always ready with a smile. Shirley was a strong leader among her peers. She will be missed by so many in our community.”

Any student affected by this who would like an opportunity to talk with someone, please contact the UMaine Counseling Center, 581-1392. Faculty and staff with similar concerns can contact the Employee Assistance Program, 581-4014.

Funeral arrangements will be posted on the UMaine News website as soon as they are available.

Contact: Jessica Bloch, (207) 581-3777

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