Jan

11

Caroline Montgomery, BC ’18 And Bwog Alumna, Has Passed Away

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Late this evening, we received news that Barnard senior Caroline Montgomery has passed away. Caroline and her father, Mark Montgomery, died in the mudslides in her hometown of Santa Barbara, California.

A psychology major, Caroline also kindled a deep love for the world of fashion, finding her stride in companies such as Coterique, Topshop, NYLON, and KITH. In the Columbia community, she involved herself in the Water Polo Club team and demonstrated her passion for writing through contributions to Barnard’s fashion publication, Hoot Magazine, as well as Bwog itself.

During her tenure at Bwog in 2015, Montgomery took on the duties of both a Thursday daily editor and an SGA Bureau Chief, managing the stories on our site every Thursday alongside covering the SGA meetings for Bwog every week. On Bwog, she gave us witty advice on what to wear, reviewed several art exhibitions, and wrote about Fashion Week in her Bwoglines. One fellow Bwogger described her as “sweet” and always having “excellent style.” Many more of her articles may be found through her author tag.

As relayed by Dean Hinkson’s email, “students who are in need of support or counseling, please do not hesitate to reach out to family, friends, or your Residential Life staff. The staff members in the Furman Counseling Center (barnard.edu/counsel, 212-854-2092) and Dean of Studies office (barnard.edu/dos, 212-854-2024) are also available either in person or by phone. As many of you have not returned to campus yet, we will be holding a listening session on Tuesday, January 16 in the Dean’s Office from 7-9 p.m. (105 Milbank Hall) for those who wish to gather.”

Our deepest condolences go to Caroline’s family and her friends.

Dear Members of Barnard Community,

It is with deep sadness that I share the news of the passing of Caroline Montgomery, a Barnard senior, who was killed along with her father, Mark Montgomery, in the devastating mudslides affecting the Santa Barbara, California area.

Caroline was a psychology major who also had a passion for fashion.  Throughout her time as a student, she held internships and positions at Coterique, Topshop Topman, NYLON, and recently served as a buying intern at KITH.  Caroline also enjoyed writing and was a contributor to Hoot Magazine, Barnard’s well-known fashion publication, and, in 2015, was a contributor to Bwog, the blog for Columbia’s Blue and White Magazine.   Additionally, Caroline was a member of the Columbia University Women’s Water Polo Club team.

Students who are in need of support or counseling, please do not hesitate to reach out to family, friends, or your Residential Life staff. The staff members in the Furman Counseling Center (barnard.edu/counsel, 212-854-2092) and Dean of Studies office (barnard.edu/dos, 212-854-2024) are also available either in person or by phone. As many of you have not returned to campus yet, we will be holding a listening session on Tuesday, January 16 in the Dean’s Office from 7-9 p.m. (105 Milbank Hall) for those who wish to gather.

We join with all members of the Barnard and Columbia community in mourning this tragic loss, and extend our deepest condolences to Caroline’s family and friends.

In sympathy,

Avis Hinkson
Dean of the College

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2 Comments

  1. Alma Bwogger

    Caroline was such a kind, fun, and hardworking fellow Bwogger. The Barnard community will surely miss her.

  2. A fan

    I didn't know Caroline, but i've spent the past hour reading through the funny and fashionable pieces she wrote. She embodies the Barnard girl to a t! Sarcastic, clever and unforgettable. She won't be forgotten by the Barnard community.

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